Thursday, December 10, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
This morning I had time to kill so I ventured over to NGV to see the "Together Alone" - Australian and New Zealand Fashion exhibition. It was great to see some very left of centre designers work. I especially liked Material by Product and Doris de Pont for their quirky pieces. Also featured in the expo are: Romance was Born, Akira, World, Zambesi and Toni Maticevski.
The picture on the top is Material by Product and below is Doris de Pont.
The exhibition is free and runs until 18 April 2010.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
You had to come dressed as something starting with an S or a D, as those were the hosts first initials. So I chose to go as a Sixties Chick because I never get enough opportunities to wear this dress. I bought it from Kinki Gerlinki about 6 years ago. I also wore black ruched leggings and suede patchwork platform boots. The watch is a 60's original and was a gift from a friend's mother - she used to wear it as a teenager!
Saturday, September 19, 2009
I guess you can't see them that clearly, although the picture was taken to capture the graf behind me. They are high waisted and I looove them soooooo much :) I got them on Friday at the Bettina Liano clearance sale - yay for bargains!
I'm also wearing a purple Supre bodysuit and an Alice McCall cardigan/dress.
Don't Ban The Can
I haven't posted a thing or pictures from the "Don't Ban the Can" Festival as I was supremely disappointed. You could hardly call it a festival - 30 people in a tiny CBD laneway - loads of paint fumes. Last year was so great. It was held in a lovely huge park in Brunswick - hopefully next years DBTC will take place in an appropriate venue.
High Vibes Festival
Tomorrow is "High Vibes"Festival at High St. Northcote and I'm looking forward to the Sunny stage and hooking up with some people I haven't seen in a few years - should be good.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
This is another item we had to make in class. I'm very happy with the results. It fits perfectly and I think the fabric I chose for the hood lining and pocket bindings looks pretty good. Now I have something comfortable to wear around the house instead of the ugly green fleecy thing I've been wearing for years.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I love this new t-shirt with the enclosed fringe detail - it's a new favourite. It will have to be hand washed.
Later today I'm attending this years' "Don't Ban The Can" festival which should kick some proverbial butt. I will post pictures.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I made this bag in class and I'm very proud of it! It's the second project so far - the 1st one was a pencil case which I'll probably show in a later post.
I wanted to make a bag that I would actually use and we had to embellish it in some way in order to get a passing grade. I was trying to avoid a crafty homemade look so I cut a piece of leather, put gold lame underneath, handstitched around the edge and put silver studs in each corner. I used the lining fabric for the handles , then added a grosgrain ribbon to give it more strength. I used iron on fusing for both the outer fabric and lining again for strength and longevity.
Now I'm just waiting to get paid again so I can buy more fabric and make more bags.
Monday, August 3, 2009
I have been extremely busy lately because I'm studying fashion design and garment construction at tafe. I'm in my element playing around with fabrics and making stuff - it's ace :)
I love these Steve Madden shoes, they're on sale now for $149 although i'd be happy to find any shoes in this design. The heel isn't too high or narrow and i"m liking the envelope style too.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Dress from Salvos
Scarf made by me
Jeans by Grab
Boots from Salvos
Monday, May 4, 2009
What an expensive morning!!! On our way to the city, the alternator decided to die and the gods must have been semi smiling upon us because the car died at a most opportune spot. Thirty seconds later and the situation could have been very nasty indeed. The Racv guy arrived almost immediately, replaced the alternator and $560 later (including joining up to Racv) was on his merry way.
This afternoon I finally got a chance to look at Lula Magazine in the flesh and I certainly wasn't disappointed. It is printed on lovely paper, nice and thick, beautiful editorials and interesting stories, without all the fluff one usually finds in fashion magazines. I would call it an "intelligent" fashion magazine. I thought the price was fair too, $15 Australian.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
This is what I wore today as it's freezing ass cold in Melbourne. The dress was a gift from my darling yesterday, the belt came from an op-shop ages ago - it's French and the shoes are "Naughty Monkey" brand and I'm not used to wearing high heels, they hurt! But I love wearing them, so I will persevere :)
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
My latest buys - The bracelet from the bargain rack at Diva - I love the orange diamonte eyes and tail. And the leggings with ruched detail from target. I can't wait for the weather to cool down to start wearing these :)
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I was very lucky to find these lovely handmade leather shoes in my local op-shop this morning. They fit perfectly, have never been worn and seem to work with my yellow headband, egg yolk yellow bakelite hoop earrings and the skirt - which was a dress in a former life.
I can see that an outfit post will be in order soon.
Friday, February 13, 2009
This little beauty came up on a saved ebay search I get sent daily. OOOOh, I love it! Especially the scarab beetle as I love bugs too.
It's $60 at the moment and I'm as broke as a gadooli - It's a good time for me to bust out the beads, findings and fimo.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Unfortunately I haven't been on some lovely sun-soaked holiday. I've been visiting the hospital since Boxing day as my beautiful younger sister was in a terrible motorbike accident whilst visiting us from London and had her leg amputated. It's a difficult time but I want to keep this blog going.
Now that I've explained my absence, this cute plaid playsuit from Topshop is very nice indeed. That's it for now - until the next post - Adios :)