Thursday, November 25, 2010

Don't play in her garden and don't smell her flower.

I'm going to a party tomorrow, the theme of which is 'Floral'.
Hell. Yes.
I'm going to wear this Christopher Kane jacket:

Ha ha ha sucked in, me.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Her pants hangin' low/ she never says no

The name is massively off putting but online store Nasty Gal is actually many kinds of wonderful. Observe:

And there's even some vintage, though a lot of it has already been sold, including this Givenchy dress:

Lucky, really - I don't think I could have resisted.

Friday, November 19, 2010

in charge?

Oh dear.

Of all the people who sound like Uffie, Uffie has to be the least successful. 

p.s. I recently had the rather disturbing experience of walking in on my parents listening to 'Illusion of Love', debating its merits. As part of his 3/4 life crisis my dad has also started listening to Radiohead. 
But they're definitely not cooler than me. I'm pretty sure.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

saturation point

My dear friend and I were discussing Rihanna's latest video for her song 'Only Girl'. I like it though the colour saturation and floral prints threaten to overwhelm at some points. My girl noted the Wizard Of Oz vibe which I hadn't seen before but now seems totally obvious.


Rihanna has flirted with the same reference before:

On a different note, I don't think I'll be revisiting the babydoll grunge look that Rihanna's rocking here. Though she looks very pretty, her current hair colour is more interesting to me when combined with polished styling, à la this Marchesa dress:

Sunday, November 7, 2010


A lady pays a visit to the shop of a famous milliner and asks him to create for her a one-of-a-kind hat, something unlike anything her contemporaries would have seen before. The milliner pulls from a drawer a length of red ribbon. Before the woman's eyes he begins to weave, knot and generally fashion this single piece of red ribbon into a most splendid creation, a hat of perfect loveliness.
The lady exclaims at the beauty and ingenuity of the hat, gleeful that it will soon be hers.
'How much do I owe you?' she asks.
'$10,000' the master milliner replies evenly.
The lady gasps, 'What? But it's just a piece of ribbon!'
The milliner gently unweaves, unknots and pulls at the hat in his hands until only the piece of ribbon remains.
'The ribbon,' he tells her, 'you can have for nothing.'

When I first heard this story (I don't know where), its message was totally lost on me - I just thought it was super cool that the lady got some free ribbon.

Photo by Naomi Hoare.

Anyway I've had ribbons on my mind a lot recently partly because a friend of mine is currently raising money for The Australian Lung Foundation. It's got me thinking about how little attention this cause gets - their's is the pearl-coloured ribbon, by the way, and you can donate here.