Thursday, April 14, 2011

vainglorious drunken debortuary

one cold lonely night on the booze can usually result to narcissistic photos as demonstrated

Karnivool tomorrow night! Last time I saw them I was a skinny boozed up 17 year old in an AC/DC shirt on NYE 2004. Not really one of my finest hours...


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

self loathing + YSL love

Had a mind numbingly shitty day at work today. It was one of those days that makes you question everything you thought you were or could be. Still feeling the after effects. Gahh :(

In better news yesterday I finally purchased the YSL products I've been lusting over for like.. ever-

YSL Rough Pur Lipstick in 'Rose Bergamasque'

YSL Touche Eclat

Its really true what they say about the touche eclat. I had to look at my reflexion twice after applying it. The green in my eyes seem to pop and good buy dark circles! Too good to be true. I can defiantly see what the hype was about.

The lipstick is also wonderful. The texture is so creamy without that horrible sticky sensation that I seem to find with alot of "moisturising" lipsticks. Its my first YSL lipstick purchase and it certainly wont be my last. Originally I was aiming towards finding an orange toned lippie that suited my skin tone, but something pushed me towards the nude lipsticks. Defiantly a shade that I can wear all day everyday.
What's your favorite YSL product? And if not YSL, what's your favorite beauty product of all time?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Amanda Fucking Palmer

I want to be just like this incredible woman when I grow up
I listen to this song at least 3 times a day. I think you should too


Friday, April 1, 2011

big changes + rose gold love

Hi all. I know its been a disgraceful long time since i last contributed to my blog but I actually have a somewhat good reason for my absence. Recently I scored a position at Prouds the Jewellers as a new 3IC. Its been an interesting few weeks. There's a lot more to working with jewellery than I thought. But for once in my life I can actually say that I've found a job (that isn't a volunteer position) that actually feels like my calling. Working at Prouds so far has been really rewarding. I can defiantly see myself working in the jewellery industry for a very long time.

Working at Prouds has opened up a new passion to me. I'm starting to understand jewellery a lot better than I used to and can really see the differences between quality and poorly made. I've also discovered my love for rose gold jewellery-

Rose gold is really an acquired taste. Sometimes rose gold can appear brassy, but i find that some rose gold pieces can be really lovely and is a nice feminine alternative to other golds (yellow and white). I'm thinking about investing in a rose gold belcher chain bracelet. Its a tad more pricey than regular gold, which doesn't help my goal in saving for America in February.

I also really love this rose gold bracelet by Juicy Couture and is really considering to purchase it. I'm pretty sure it isn't real gold and is only rose gold plated, but I still think its lovely none the less.

What's your opinion on rose gold? Am I the only one who sees its appeal?


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Style icons: Jenny Schecter from The L Word

I don't mean to blow my own horn here but I am without a doubt one of the biggest fans of the L Word. I have watched every episode a dozen times and I can never get enough of it, although, the last season was a lot to be desired and could of done with a better story line and a lot more thought put into the dialogue. This was a real disappointment for me, but unfortunately this is what usually happens when the writers of a critically acclaimed TV program runs out of ideas.

Jenny Schecter was to me the most interesting character in The L Word. She was mainly known for being the most hated character as well as being the most successful in the story. Her personality changed dramatically throughout the series. In the first season her character was very fragile with low self esteem but still cared deeply and compassionately for her friends. She eventually develops into into a successful socialite with superficial desires and had no consideration for the damage she caused to the people who cared about her most. She was the typical character that you 'loved to hate'.

Another quality of Jenny's character that she will be remember for is her wonderful taste in fashion. She has an interesting wardrobe collection which ranged from high couture jewellery, lace dresses and vintage coats to wide rimed glasses and cotton tshirts. Her fashion reflected her articulate imagination in her writing career and is defiantly something i use as inspiration.

The photos I'm posting are in order of which episode they appeared in. And if you look closely you might be able to see her personality evolve from a sweet shy girl coming out of the closet into someone more manipulative and superficial -

“I don’t give a shit if I’ve ‘made you a better man’. It’s not a fucking woman’s job to be consumed and invaded and spat out so that some fucking man can evolve.”- Jenny

*sigh* Love it


Saturday, February 5, 2011

polka dot parade

I brought this vintage dress from Tumble Weed last year. I've never really worn brown before. I use to hate the colour brown but recently its starting to grow on me. I think brown with black polka dots is a great combination. And believe it or not this dress is actually my first brown clothing purchase!

Originally the length went past my knees (I never seem to look good in long dresses/skirts) but luckily for me a lady I work with is a seamstress who was more than happy to shorten the dress for me.

And on the subject of polka dot my wardrobe seems to be bursting with polka dot patterned clothing. I do admit that I have an obsession which may seem a bit unhealthy. For a while I thought I was over my polka dot frenzy, but when I felt my heart skip a beat after 'spotting' (haha I'm so lame at puns) these items, I knew my polka dot days were far from over-

The 'Know Dress' from Awoke On A Whale Heart

The 'Lazerade Pixie Dress' from Urban Outfitters

I think I may have a polka dot problem. I've heard of some weird problems but I'm not sure If I've heard of that before..


Friday, February 4, 2011

the gap factor

Gap teeth are so beautiful. It adds more charm and sex appeal in my opinion.


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Ball gown blues

My year 12 ball was over 4 years ago. This was what I wore-

If you haven't guessed already, I'm the one in the red. This photo was taken about 2 weeks before my 18th birthday. Like most of the dresses worn at my ball, the dress was purchased from Strange Love in Perth (now known as 'Dana Mathers'). I really loved it and I still do to this day. I think it matched my personality perfectly at the time, especially the fact that I decided to wear a bow in my hair instead of the fascinator I brought a few weeks prior.

But if I was able to go back in time and do it again I would probably wear this little number-

So adorable and chic. I'm in love with the detailing at the top. The flower is just too cute and is a perfect touch. I think its really interesting how our tastes in fashion can change over time. I think that as we grow, so too does our style.

What did you wear to your ball?


Friday, January 28, 2011

migraine pick me ups

I haven't been well all week. I've been suffering from chronic migraines that seem to hit me in full force, go away for a while, and then strike again. The migraines make my eyes so painful that I can't move them. I spent most of the week (including Australia day) lying in bed feeling sorry for myself.

That being said, I was feeling ok on Thursday so I took the opportunity to get out the house and buy some cute things that were on my list-

polka dot blouse- Dangerfeild
skirt- Jacequi E
vintage necklace- Broken Doll
treble clef brooch- Lovisa
tapestry handbag- Sportsgirl

I think I'm feeling a bit better after all those purchases.



Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Black Swan + Oscar season

Listening to: Joanna Newsom
Watching: The L word
Reading: Catch 22

Well after months of anticipation I finally got to watch Black Swan. Can I start by saying that Darren Aronofsky is nothing short of a genius? I have honestly not felt this way after seeing a film since I watched Requiem for a Dream (my favorite movie which was also directed by Darren). He has the amazing ability to draw the viewer in, make them feel every emotion portrayed through the characters and experience the atmosphere of the story that you can almost smell it.

Darren's films usually revolve around the same subject of an emotional and physically damaging obsession, as seen in Requiem for a Dream and The Wrestler. He continues with this theme in Black Swan with Nina (played to perfection by the divine Natalie Portman) the prima ballerina who tries to overcome her mental anguish and slow insanity to perfect the role of the Black Swan in Swan Lake.

Visually this film can be dark, gritty and truly uncomfortable at times, yet immaculately beautiful at other times. The symbolism is fantastic and is always a treat to see. And Natalie Portman! Where do I start! Her performance is truly something of brilliance as she portrays a fragile woman who's obsession on perfection eventually creates her downfall. You really feel for her character in the film, so virginal, so pure yet so tortured by her fears and her mental conflict. And seeing her as the black swan is enchanting as well as frightening.

It is now in my personal top 3 favorite movies of all time. I insist that you all see it.


So its that time of the year again- Oscar Season. Some of you may groan in apathy but I am happy to admit that I am a self proclaimed Oscars junkie. I am so happy about the Oscar nominations this year. I found the last few years to be a bit disappointing and pretentious but thankfully 2010/11 has been a fantastic year for enriching films. I'm very confident that Natalie Portman will win best actress, which will probably result in the neighbours hearing me scream with delight (I hope that doesn't sound suss...). As for best actor, my money is for the wonderful Colin Firth to win (I'm seeing The Kings Speech on Thursday), but I would love nothing more than to see the gorgeous James Franco take away the gong for his role in 127 Hours-

I guess you could say that my opinion would seem very bias since the movie hasn't been released in Australia yet, but you can see from the previews of this film why James is nominated, as well as the film being nominated for Best Picture. I swear my heart stopped beating while watching this trailer-

127 Hours Full Trailer
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Cannot wait


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

the earth laughs in flowers

Swoon! I love love LOVE my new necklace. You may remember it from my previous post on statement necklaces? Well, it turns out Urban Records in Leederville stock them! This saves me having to wait for 2 weeks when ordering online. I've received so many compliments on my new purchase this week, which is always nice. My collection of statement necklaces is starting to come together slowly.

In other news I found this gem of a dress yesterday at work-

I've been looking everywhere for a good 90's floral dress. I haven't had any luck finding one that suits my shape as well as my budget. This dress ticks both boxes.

And how much was it you ask?


$6 bucks that's how much!

*sigh* I do love my job. Its going to be really sad when I find full time work.

Speaking of full time work, tomorrow I have an interview for Dick Smith electronics. Wish me luck yall!

p.s: This is a photo of Ernie. Hes a corella cockatoo and recently turned 2 last November. I hand reared him when he was a baby. He was watching me take photos of myself so I thought I'd let him join in. His feathers are puffed up because he feels threatened by the camera.


Monday, January 17, 2011

Op shop/work treasures + what I wore

Listening to: Spoon
Watching: The English Patient
Reading: The Bronze Horseman

I know I've said it before but I'll say it again.. I love working in an op shop! (thrift store for all you international readers). I only work part-time until I can pick up full-time work, but I'm loving every minute of it. And the best part of my job? Yes you guess it; finding second hand goodies. Here's a few I picked up a few days ago:

What I wore today-

Dress: Pinclove dress from Planet (Christmas present from my best friend)
Fascinator: Diva

Can't wait to see what I might find tomorrow :)