Friday, November 26, 2010

Miss Jam Jam launch party

Listening to: George Harrison

Watching: Red Dwarf, season 4

Reading: an old copy of Frankie Magazine (I NEVER throw any of my Frankie magazines away)

Hi lovelies! Sorry that I've been a bit lazy with my updates this week. No really good excuses to be honest, just pure laziness :( I'm going to make sure that this doesn't happen in the future. I've started this blog for a reason!

Last Monday my very good friend Sarah and I attended the Miss Jam Jam Launch party which was held at the Canton Lounge Bar in Perth. I can't believe I've never discovered this delightful place before! Its a very unique venue with a gothic feel and beautiful detailing, tuck away on Hay Street. I highly recommend everyone to check it out. I plan to have my birthday there next year.

Anyhoo, back to the launch. Miss Jam Jam offers a wide selection of gorgeous bows, shoe clips, soaps, clothing and even pasties. Here are some photos from the night-

Freshening up

Sarah looking fabulous as usual

Some of the gorgeous merchandise that was for sale that night

Cute zombie waitresses handing out candy

Here's a photo of me enjoying my 'Miss Jam Jam cocktail', which was delicious I might add!

I also had the pleasure in meeting the gorgeous burlesque and performance artist Iskra Valentine who performed at the launch party. She was so lovely to talk to. We had a chat about vintage clothing and all things burlesque.

Here's a photo of her performance from the night:

She did a 'werewolf' inspired performance which was divine and probably one of the best burlesque performances I've ever seen. She told me that it was a full moon that night which actually made a lot of sense.

There was also a magician present for our entertainment! As if the night couldn't get better! The very talented Jon Madd performed some magic tricks through out the night which was lots of fun. I was a little bit drunk at the time so I think I freaked out a little bit when he did some card tricks for me. Magic tricks can seem a bit more intense when you've had a bit to drink!

At the end of the night Sarah and I went for a wonder around Perth City, which was completely dead! I'm not sure if any of you have walked around Perth city at 11pm on a weeknight, but its pretty creepy.

While we were walking around I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to do some window shopping. Here's a surprise photo of me outside of Sportsgirl-

Outfit details-

dress: Sex Kitten, Pacific Fair on the Gold Coat
cardigan: Wheels and Dollbaby
bag: Zu Shoes
headband: Gloss accessories
shoes: Melissa

Overall I can honestly say that this was one of the best nights of my life. I'm so thankful that I went. Hopefully Miss Jam Jam will throw another extravagant party again soon!

For more information on Miss Jam Jam's lovely products please visit this website-


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Covetish wishlist

I love Covetish. If you havn't discovered it yet, Covetish collates the best Australian e-retailers in one site for our convenience.
This site is chock-a-block full of great stuff. I have spent hours on this site and I've only managed to get through 50% of the items available!

This are just a small fraction of my wishlist:

 is giving one lucky person the chance to win their coveted wishlist of clothing and accessories valued at $5 000!

follow this link for details-


Monday, November 15, 2010

Style icons- Paloma Faith

I've been a fan of Paloma Faith's music for a while, but I really want to share my love of her style.

Shes had quite an interesting career so far. First Paloma studied at the prestigious Saint Martins while working as a sales assistant at Agent Provocateur. She then picked up work as a cabaret singer and even worked as a magician’s assistant.

She has also had acting roles in films such as The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and St. Trinian's while working on her debut album. Talk about multi tasking!

Would you just look at her! Her style is defiantly 'old world' with some 80's references thrown in, while still managing to keep her look modern. Not a lot of people can pull this off, where as she does it with ease.

“I’ve adopted the look of the past. I’ve been dressing in old clothes in the 40’s and 50’s for 5 or 6 years now. Usually I spend a lot of my time in thrift stores, vintage clothes shops, Ebay just hunting around for gems.”

Her outfits are utterly beautiful and are obviously retro inspired. She always chooses to have theatrical elements in her live performances which is something I really admire. Have you ever watched a video of her performing live on stage? Its quite breath taking. She has such a great stage presence. I guess that's where her acting abilities come in. And she defiantly puts it to good use.

This is such a beautiful fruit bowl headpiece. Incredibly detailed. Dazzling

I'm really loving the abundance of color in these photographs. Simply beautiful

I remember seeing this outfit when she performed at 'Live from Abbey Road'. I think this dress is just simply amazing. Its like a Wheels and Dollbaby 'Gigi' dress but with a Tin Man influence! Very original. Love it

Here's a photo of Paloma with one of my other style icons, the delicious Noel Fielding. I'll be doing a post about him in the upcoming future. Don't they look great together? This outfit is so cute, especially the pom poms. I need that hat!

I also love the fact that her everyday outfits still contain theatrical elements and have so much originality

She is truly a woman who appreciates color. I don't think there's enough people in the world who really embrace colour for all its worth.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Op shop finds

Listening to: the Eurythmics
Watching: The Young Ones, season 1
Reading: 'The Importance of Being Ernest' by Oscar Wilde

Working at an op shop is amazing. Its pretty much the best job I've ever had so far. As well as searching through second hand goods all day, I can wear whatever I want (perfect excuse to bring out some vintage outfits!), the people I interact with are really lovely, and I also get to listen to awesome music all day. Phil Collins, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival... yes please!

It can be hard work sometimes, just like any other job, but its completely worth every second. Some of the things I have found have become staples in my wardrobe. I've found really random decorations in the 'brick a brac' section which I don't think I'll ever part with. Just the other day I came across this gorgeous ceramic rabbit-

Isn't he fabulous? I'm using him as a container for some of my brooches and some pens that were lying around my room.

Another item I found was a bag of vintage wrapping paper that was donated last week!

I love collecting vintage wrapping paper. You just don't get prints like this anymore

So much detail. Really lovely. I'm going to put some of these on my collage.

This post makes me excited about what I might find tomorrow at work :)

Stay tuned


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Song obsessions

This week's song obsession is 'God Hates a Coward' by Tomahawk. A creepy yet brilliant track sung by the under rated genius that is Mike Patton. I can't get enough of this song. The bass line is infectious and Mikes vocals are harrowing. Without a doubt I can say that Mike Patton is my all time favorite singer. This year at Soundwave I witnessed Mike in all his glory for the Faith No More reunion. He looked remarkable in a red suit with his hair slicked back. This man had integrity and style to boot, no to mention his good looks and creative vision.

And yes, I'll admit that I love this video cause I get to see Mike Patton in uniform. Hey, I'm only human!