Saturday, April 30, 2011

Acorn Necklace

Currently romancing with some Karen Walker Jewellery.. so it's not new, but it's always amazing. Crushing badly on pretty much all of KW offerings of late.. went through a momentary lack of love, but it's back in full force.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


Vaguely self- styling my future house, and finding that Anthropologie is a one-stop dream shop.

In particular, loving love love this Kaveri Quilt set.

When artist Rebekah Maysles traveled to the south of India on vacation, she was inspired to create this dreamy voile montage of the flora, fauna and fantastical sights she saw.

Could there be a more festive fun look for the bedroom!?

Online at Anthropologie here


Saturday, April 16, 2011

Flowers in your Hair

Images from Spanish label Pull & Bear's current lookbook.

I've never heard of the label before now, but I think they may be examples of my favourite styling ever! The hair and the flowers, love love love.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

An eggy Tradition


When it comes to painting Easter Eggs, I seriously can't break the tradition- it's almost become a superstition for me, that when I drop something like this for a year, it makes the Easter break seem like it woul be a sad occasion.

We grew up painting them every year- and as a kid we used to do Latvian Easter Egg hunts in the forest, where we'd be searching for painted hardboiled eggs. I think all of us would have preferred Chocolate, but looking back it's so nostalgic!

Yesterday I popped down to the Pran Market to buy some pure white eggs, they are seriously quite amazing to see in a world of 'the browner the better'. The explanation the lady gave me was that "they're white, like you would be if you were from Africa... oops, I mean England!".... okaaay!

Colour comparison - white vs normal.

Anyways, here's the way it's done ala Svenson Haart.

This is a super simple, and quick activity.
You need food colouring, white vinegar, and eggs- lots of eggs!

Boil the eggs (go for two to three minutes once the water is boiled)

Once ready, boil up some water- add a generous amount of vinegar & food dye to four seperate cups. With the food dye, it's trial and error to make sure you have enough (so start with less and build it up)

Submerge each egg into the different dyes- it should only take a couple of minutes per egg to get the desired colour (depending if you're a pastel person, or like me, BRIGHT, you are able to control the colour with the amount of time the egg spends in the glass)

To decorate- Metallic pen!
Paint Poscas are also great- but I chose to stick with silver.

In recent times I've been going quite elaborate Ukranian (= time consuming!).
I painted these ones last year, and here's some from the two years prior.

I decided this year to give the eggs a super basic Nordic spin with simple block silver patterns.

Friday, April 8, 2011

A Quick Catch Up..

Some general "Stuff" from the last couple of months....

This is what I wore to the Wrap party.

My new Ginger & smart dress worn with a Scanlan lil shirt jacket- as lovely as the silk is, and as gorgeous as that ribbon is that forms the neckline (this ribbon may be the entire reason I bought the dress!) It was possibly one of the more unflattering dresses I've ever worn. Looking back at photos was a real "YEEEP!" .. not only did PR help me pile on the KGs, but then I start wearing mumus to match! Here are a couple of slightly passables.. but you get the picture!

One of our shoots took part at host's LMFF Show- it was amazing!!

I wore this new Arabella Ramsay Silk dress I bought on impulse. GREAT COLOURS.

This dress has wardobe malfunction written all over it!

The silk was so light, that on the windy night it was I think I barely managed to keep it facing down! I was very lady in red. Not the best look.

Megan stealing the show!

An obsession with this particular multi coloured tie dye fabric saw me purchase this Gorman maxi in the last couple of weeks on sale.

There is no shortage of fabric in this maxi dress!

I picked up this Rebecca Thompson pom pom jacket a couple of weeks back from her Armadale sale. Adorable. Not all that wearable, but 'totes' adorable!

My fav new Mimco Frill scarf

Worn like a true witch to my friend's birthday drinks

Arabella Ramsay oversized Animal tee with a frill.

It may just be the coolest print of all time.

Finally bought the House of Harlow mixed Media necklace that I have wanted for ever.

It was a drunk Shopbop purchase- holy moly it arrived two days later from the states.
Yowser that's some fast postage! The cool thing USPS also now do is drop it off at 711 - so no more impossible Aus Post collection (who can get to the post office pre 5PM?)

bit mortified by the state of the mirror, but I wore the necklace with a Fleur Wood bow front maxi and a Rebecca Thompson bolero style jacket. It has MEXICAN good times written all over it. The beadwork is divine.

I've had two amazing rounds of luck when it comes to shopping.

1. Found my dream Marc Jacobs jacket for 75% off at David Jones last week.

It's been a hot week, and I've not yet managed to pull it out of the closet (YET!)

A jacket I had my eye on for ages last year popped up on ebay.. this gold linen Arabella Ramsay jacket with heart shaped pockets only cost me $30! Go ebay!

PHEW. Enough for now! :)

It's a wrap and now I'm BACK!

For the last few months I've been in a complete bubble - leaving the comfort of the production company I'd been at for years (an unheard of amount of time in television!) to go Freelance on my fav show (but for fear of appearing in RRS feeds and exposing my pretty lame blog, I won't write too much about it in detail. Make it work people, or in the case of this new series- Sort it out! :)

It was as busy and life taking (in the best possible way) that I just realised I'd all but forgotten about my blog!

On top of that my iphone died a month ago and is still not repaired whilst my computer battery charger broke months ago- it took me until this month to get a new one.

I also let myself get seriously out of shape (eating multiple Earl Canteen + Vue Cafe lunchboxes every week) so this is another priority I have to get onto ASAP!

I'm back on everything, starting today! :D