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now and forever

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

There are some things I think I will love forever; soft wool jumpers, pleated skirts, backpacks, worn-in leather brogues and denim, layered scarves, beanies, delicately hand-made jewellery, and a colour palette of creams, grey, navy and khaki.

Image in bottom left styled by Marie Amélie Sauvé, Street photos from Stylesightings and Streetpeeper


Tuesday, 28 December 2010

The last ten or so days have been truly wonderful. I had a lovely trip to Antwerp and Brussels with Vliin who showed me around. We walked down one of the most beautiful streets ever (Cogels Osyle), drank delicious coffee at Caffenation, visited the Fashion museum, went to some wonderful and well-priced vintage stores and the amazing RA13, ate the best spaghetti ever, got snowed on at the Brussels flea market and spent a relaxing afternoon cooking thai food and cake.

After my Belgian weekend I returned to Paris and met my boyfriend who has just arrived from Australia. I've been showing him around and we have spent the last week eating macarons, pastries and cheese, drinking coffee, hot chocolate and champagne, walking around the Marais and Montmartre, looking over the Parisian skyline from the top of the Pompidou centre and enjoying the festive season.
I hope everyone is having a lovely break away from work or study!

sevigny & mapplethorpe

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony shoes and Chloe x Robert Mapplethorpe for OC tees
Available for pre-order here

 I've been drooling over these Chloe for OC items, and dreaming that the weather would let me prance around in platforms, a printed tee, and some kind of flowing pleated skirt. This winter is really getting to me, I never thought I would miss the Australian summer so much. Although, I think my current dressing/fashion-rut is also based on spending the past six weeks cooped up in my room endlessly studying. Luckily, Christmas holidays are nearly here, only one more assignment and two more days and I'm free!
This weekend I'm off to Brussels to visit Vliin and I can't wait, the future is looking bright.


Sunday, 12 December 2010

Just discovered the incredible personal style of Marion Kihogo via The Whole Hole. According to the site she is a celebrity personal stylist and fashion editor of Glossy Magazine, and has her own blog here. This is how I would love to dress in my fantasy world where it's no longer snowing, I don't spend most of my life in class or writing essays, and I have a collection of crazy jewellery and clothes that aren't too quirky or too trendy, but are just beautiful.

axel gies

Beautiful paintings by Berlin-based artist Axel Gies.
More here

today she is wearing

Friday, 10 December 2010

I just rediscovered Vogue's Today I'm Wearing blog, which documents the daily outfits of one extraordinary woman each month. This month is Margherita Missoni, and past months have featured Lulu Kennedy, Daisy Lowe and Alexa Chung. I love seeing what people actually wear, even if these ladies do have the money and access to wear amazing items it's still so interesting to me to see how it translates to real life.


Wednesday, 8 December 2010

 It's really snowing! It is so exciting to look outside and see beauitful snowflakes floating through the air.
I'd love to be wearing one of these Anywho coats which will be launched in their new store in a few days, over one of these outfits styled by Marie Dehe for Russh. I would also love to get my hands on something by recent Central Saint Martins MA Graduates Lily Heine and Matthew Harding who have been scouted by Topshop

And finally a quote that really struck a chord with me...

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it's normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”

-Ira Glass

if only

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

If only it wasn't so cold, this is what I would love to be wearing right now. 

Images: 1,3 - Street Peeper, 2 - The Streethearts (featuring Alice from Cool & Beauty)


Monday, 6 December 2010

Oyster #88 - j ...is for julia, August 2010
Julia Nobis by Rene Vaile via TFS

It's the end of semester and the beginning of winter. I'm sleepy and cold and looking forward to the Christmas break; to sleeping in, drinking wine, looking at the christmas lights and making snowmen. This weekend was a lovely escape from the daily grind of essay writing, when gorgeous Vliin came to visit me in Paris! It was cold, we got snowed and rained on, and lost many times (my bad), but despite the extreme weather it was wonderful, she is even more inspiring in person. Unfortunately it was straight back to work for me so I haven't had much time to process all the new ideas I have swirling around in my head, but that time will come very soon. For now, I just want to wear whatever is comfortable, easy and practical. Old tee-shirts stolen from my dad's closet, old high school rugby jumpers, beanies that could have been knitted by my granny. Things that remind me of home.

be right back

Friday, 3 December 2010

I have a few busy but fun-filled days ahead so won't have time to post for the next few days. 
In the meantime, if you are facing a weekend at home because of snow, cold, heat, laziness, illness or by choice, here are some fun sites I recently found that have been keeping me entertained: 

Thxthxthx - A thank you note a day

Abra-Cat-Dog - Bringing dog people and cat people together

Painting by Kate Shaw via The Blackmail 
Well-written and interesting interviews that delve into the minds of some of the best creators of Australian cinema, art, design, music etc. 

I've been reading this blog and this blog about 'homelessness by choice', very thought-provoking.
I found it while googling 'how to keep warm without a heater' after freezing in my room the last week. I was literally sitting at my computer with four layers, a scarf and beanie, drinking what felt like 10 cups of tea a day, hovering by my pathetic little radiator that doesn't really work, and found my favourite part of each day was doing the dishes with super hot water. Last night I caved in and bought a heater after realising it is only the start of December and there are many, many more months of this to come. Best decision ever.

What sites/blogs/books/films/songs/anything have been entertaining you recently?

it's that time of year

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

My fantasy wishlist for this Christmas.

From top: VPL Bra, Topshop tunic, Opening Ceremony coat, Ariella de Pinto pouch necklace, A.P.C jumper, Hansel from Basel tote, Bernhard Willhelm dress, Apiece Apart suede skirt, Dries van Noten scarf and brogues, Bless wooden watch.

dream sequence

1, 3, 5, 7 - Beautiful surreal photography by Madame Peripetie
2, 4, 6 - Stills from The Fall, one of my favourite movies

shannyn sossamon

Monday, 29 November 2010

 Shannyn Sossamon via TFS
I love her style. I love that she wears clothes that look like they were found in her grandmother's attic. A little vintage, old fashioned and moth-eaten, but loved and lived in and on her, extraordinary. These are the kind of simple clothes that seem like they would be easy to find in a secondhand store or flea market, but that in reality are elusive. The kind of outfits that can't be easily reproduced, because it's not just about the garment but the stories, the experiences, the girl.


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