Saturday, June 28, 2008

Caffeine addict

You know, if I could separate food and fashion, there is a 40 per cent chance that I would not only be able to fit into my clothes better, but that my clothes might be cleaner - it's actually scientifically proven that white cotton and red wine/Coke/orange juice/anything with staining potential are attracted to each other (Plausible? Yes. True? If you think that gullible isn't in the dictionary.)

But coffee - coffee is a different story, my friends. It cannot be separated. How else do you think everyone manages to stay so skinny and AWAKE in the industry? It's not those "eight" glasses of water a day - and they don't sell V overseas.

What's more, no coffee = a massive chunk of the colour wheel gone MIA. Espresso, mocha and latte with a dash of caramel and cream - colours that would exist, but not in the same way we look at them thanks to coffee. So enjoy this spread that's filled with all these lovely rich colours. And get a coffee (although I highly suggest waiting till tomorrow morning - coffee now is like arriving at the toll booth with fifty cents in your wallet. NOT GOOD.).

Click to enlarge.


P.s. More work exp stuff soon!

Images:,, Mollini, Witchery Fashions, Jo Malone, Skullbulb, Perlekes via Deviantart.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Mostly farewell

So it's been 3 weeks since I last blogged, and NO I haven't been overseas... that was my wishful thinking.
No, what's really happened is that my friends and I have started the Small Print: the news without the crappy bits. So basically, politics and fashion - no sport, business, cars or property. (Actually, not that spo is bad, but that none of us are particularly into it so until we get a new contributor...)
I'm in charge of fashion/beauty/arts/lifestyle and everything in between (apparently), so all my posts will be going up there now, because unfortunately I don't have time for two blogs.
But please check our site out - the spreads are bigger, better and 100000000000x hotter!! Oh, and leave comments! Comments make us happy. And happiness is good.


Clicky click! for the Small Print

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Fashion Week Q & A

Yeah, alright, as if you haven't heard enough of Fashion Week. I love it too guys, I'd just rather you save on all the time and effort it takes to report back to me and just SEND ME THERE.

Much easier, no?

But of course the easiest solution is always ignored. >sigh< Maybe next time. Until then, the next best thing: a fun Q & A spread with some of the designers. Click to enlarge.

xx and enjoy the long weekend!

p.s. All images and text courtesy of Vogue Australia. For more talking with designers, clink on the link here.

Hot to trot

When someone says "knit", I always have this image of a cute li'l granny knitting while swinging back and forth in her rocking chair on her front porch. And for some reason, the end product is always a baby blanket. Which means I previously couldn't give a stuff about knitting because, quite simply, baby blankets have nothing to do with me.

But then I realised - hey wait! Knits can mean clothes! Knits can mean warm and non-frumpy! And non-50 +! (Not that there's anything wrong with that, it's fine if you are over fifty, but I'm not. Not age appropriate, you see?)

So here are my favourite knit dresses. Big, chunky cardies are in too - but first we need some clothes underneath.


Images courtesy of, Viva La Frock and Peter Alexander.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Blog Watch!!

This week:

Stuff that I Bought that You Should Buy Too discovers the truth behind Playboy makeup and also imagines Hugh Hefner in a bunny suit (Argh, the image! Old men, no matter how healthy or wealthy they are, should stay out of anything even remotely revealing)...

Fashion is Spinach gives us details on what sounds like an insanely awesome vintage shopping spree (and makes me envious that it's spring in NY, and dreary ol' autumn here)...

The Daily Cookie gives a helpful tute on how to apply false eyelashes...

and Girl With a Satchel looks at body and health issues in the girly media lately.


P.S. Check out this photo of Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. She looks hot, yes? Hell, no wonder he married her. Or maybe it's just the dress...

Image courtesy of

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Primp it!

Zoe Foster, she of the highly amusing Fruity Beauty blog and also Harper's Bazaar, has announced that she will be editor-in-chief of new beauty website

The "go-to for the how-to in beauty" will be launched in July.

With other supremely awesome people such as Nick Waterman, Marguerite Kramer (former ACP online editorial director*) and Yasemin Turker (formerly of Famous), Zoe says that it's going to be a "a web portal (blogs, news, reviews, tips, tricks, interviews, videos, all manner of online magnificence) dedicated entirely to beauty in all of its glorious forms" and "more fun than pretty much anything you can think of that is really, really fun".

More fun than ice cream or laser tag or laughing at the people stuck in traffic on the other side of the road when your side is cruising just fine? (Yes, some people might call that last one "cruel".)

If Fruity Beauty is anything to go by, it will be. I've only seen the homepage and I'm already hearting it. Damn those pretty colours.


*A quick Google search reveals that Marguerite Kramer was the awesome person behind,,, Geez, woman, stop over-acheiving already.

Image courtesy of Sephora

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Road to luxury


News flash: Silk, once the domain of the rich*, is now affordable. Read it and weep (for joy) - AFFORDABLE.

Which means that silk is no longer just for rich people who drive really fancy cars and who get paranoid that these really fancy cars will get scratched by a sullen teenager who wishes the fancy car was theirs.

No, silk is for me. And you. In the manner of Colette Dinnigan silk lingerie under $50 and Forever New silk blouses under $100.

But that doesn't mean I won't feel rich. You just wait - one day that Audi convertible will be mine.

Click to enlarge as usual.


P.s. See more gorgeous silkiness at I am Fashion as they lust after Lanvin. Me too, sisters, me too.

*Okay, so at least 500 years ago. But it's still got the luxury tag stuck to it.

Images courtesy of,, Forever New Australia and JC Penney.