Saturday, October 31, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The good thing about not knowing it all is coming across new discoveries. My newest find, and fashion crush, is Gareth Pugh. Whether you like this style or not, you have to admit he is incredibly talented, and his work certainly not boring!
My current food obsession is alot healthier than my last (nutella...mylo cereal...), although as you can see, I still can't resit sprinkling them with sugar. I was thinking this morning how when I was younger, I thought that when I was older and not living with my parents I would do things like eat icecream for breakfast and chocolate for tea....while I've never actually done this, I still like being able to get away with that extra spoonful....I love fresh food, so I think I might start growing my own soon, though I don't really know if it's the right season. So look out for gardening novice entries soon! Oh, and do you like my little apple spoon?! I do!
A black skull necklace like this candle here, but obviously not a candle. Like the Alexander McQueen one (below) but bigger and cheaper. And maybe in a similar style for a ring too. Possibly earrings as well. Can anyone help me??
First of all. Clogs at Chanel?! I adore Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld but really...clogs?! An abuse of fashion power! If this becomes fashionable I shall politely decline...
Next, Louis Vuitton. I didn't really like the shoes from last years collection...too many bits and bobs (tacky), so I bet you can imagine my expression when I saw the new ones. Hairy shoes?Clog platforms? Sports shoe hyrbids? Mon dieu! Too much! I know there has been a slight nerdy chic trend, but I don't think there is much of a market for ugly-weird-hairy-chic.
The future booties from Alexander McQueen you have probably already seen, but these I don't actually mind. Of course they are not practical in any sense and I can't see any cheaper rip-offs happening, or Launceston folk strolling down our local mall in them....BUT they are interesting and a beautiful art from.
Finally, for the moment, Miu Miu. Clunky and retro, but not in a good way. If I was after these sorts of shoes I would go to my local op-shop and pick out the pair I laughed at. I do, however, have a weakness for sparrow patterns, but the daisy pattern just makes me think of 90's fashion and makes me shudder. (Hmmm I perhaps shouldn't have just offended so many huge designers....)
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I used to love the series Tomorrow, When the War Began, by John Marsden, when I was younger...so I was super excited when I heard that it is being made into a movie. I dont think I ever finished reading the full series, so I decided now is a good time to start reading them again. I've just finished the first book, and I half expected it to be not as exciting- unfortuntately most things seemed a lot bigger and better as a child. However, it was just as gripping, if not even more so, than I remember it, and it had me very much on the airport, when I was reading it there, and at one point about to attack some guys sitting near me for being noisy during a tense moment (though one had a mullet so he was just asking for trouble really...). So my adivce: buy yourself a copy, don't read at night if you actually want to go to sleep and keep your eyes out for the film- due for release in 2010.
photos from www.style.com
Its funny how fashion articles claim trends and styles are 'in' when, really, they've never been out. Stripes are a good example of this. Now, I know things often get reinvented each season, and trends do circulate around, but the classic black and white stripe is one enduring pattern. It also doesn't discriminate against sexes and is long lasting for both men and women. For Parklife on the weekend, we hadn't arranged to wear matching outfits (though at music festivals I quite like doing this) but a couple of us already pretty much had the same outfits, with black and white stripes, and everyone else could easily join in with what they already had brought, or a simple addition. So, for an easy to wear, long lasting wardrobe staple, choose a black and white stripey top.