Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Saints preserve us, I dont know how much longer I can wait for Lula issue ten. Photos from the editorials are already online so PEOPLE HAVE A COPY ALREADY!! I'm on a wait list at the only newsagent in the city to stock Lula and they call me as soon as the air mail version arrives.
I was in there last week getting a few gorgeous mags and was pestering them about when Lula is going to arrive. They know my name but refer to me as "Crazy Curls". I love their array of mags so much (and am so addicted to Lula) that I put up with the lecherous proprietor just to get my hit. Sometimes I get a premonition of when they will call, and I often go scampering straight across after work and throw cash across the counter before shielding my latest-precious copy with my body and disappearing into the night... Yes, that's exactly how it goes down.
Issue nine was co-edited by Karen Elson (!!!!) and was dedictaed to talented redheads (!!!!) THAT IS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!! IT'S THAT AWESOME!!
I'm generally very good at sharing my things and giving mags away but not Lula. I once gave a copy to an ex-friend and it's honestly the only thing I miss about her - that she still has my Lula and would have no idea what it is. Brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it... getting a back issue is harder than getting a heart transplant. Sigh. Please be today, please be today, please be today....

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Couture shoot from The September Issue

Photographer - David Sims
Fashion Director - Grace Coddington
Model - Raquel Zimmerman
Location - Versailles

I look at these images everyday as some of them are on my wall. Grace Coddington is one of my champion women, her vision is a gift to the world. 

Sunday, March 28, 2010


My sister is four years younger than me. As kids, we fought like cats and dogs. I was a super-cool kid (ahem) and so she always wanted to hang around me, which I found very frustrating. I wanted to be doing my own stuff, and not have my baby sister hanging around cramping my style.
After I moved out of home we became friends and once she finished school we even started hanging out socially, particularly after I moved out of home. When she started thinking about moving out of home, I suggested that we find a place together.

Biggest mistake ever!

To cut a very long story short, I kicked her out, she tried to run me over and we didn’t speak for six months.
We’ve since mended our relationship and are now the closest we’ve ever been. Several years ago she moved overseas for a year with her husband. She sent me this cute Meow necklace, which she found at Top Shop. This was before Carrie Bradshaw started the whole name necklace trend. It’s so me and I wear it regularly. In fact, it’s one of the few necklaces I do wear – I’m normally much more a bangle and/or bracelet kinda gal.

The Sapphire Earrings.
“Your Grandad gave them to me for our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. They’re yours now”. Nanna explained the sapphire earrings’ significance as she handed them to me.
A sapphire’s deep midnight blue is mesmerising, intense. It does not demand attention, nor is it overtly glamourous or showy. A sapphire says, ‘take me or leave me’. If you want to notice it, you will, and you will appreciate it for what it is.
Combine the demure stone with Nanna’s dignified, classic and beautiful earrings, and they are the epitomy of an inspirational woman, always in my mind as someone to continue to make proud. A reminder of an important generation who taught us all so much.

Bow ring from my Gran. Silver and marcasite. Worn by me almost daily. Vintage ring from my amour; it's a reimagined vintage brooch on a gorgeous filigree band.

My first Indian headpiece, direct from Mumbai. It makes the most pleasing jangling sound when I move my head. I've since added to my collection with tikkas and other full headpieces and these huge earpieces which you hook to your hair. Cant wait to go to India, hopefully before the year is out. May have to rope darling Anna into going back with me.

Silver hairpieces. I'm not actually sure that these were ever meant to be worn, I think they were probably designed to shine away on some dull counter somewhere. I got them from Strangetrader, only one of the most awesome little boutiques ever, tucked away in Byron Bay. It was one of those days when its bright blue and gorgeous and I was surrounded by best mates and laughter. You always want to preserve days like those.

This was a gift from darling Mel for Christmas last year. I got the hugest shock when I opened the box and saw it sitting there all sparkling gorgeousness. She knows me so well, and I'm still working to crack her aesthetic and adornment code.

I bought this after six weeks of nursing my Gran in and out of intensive care following two operations for bleeds in her brain. Everyday was spent running to and from the hospital. I'd rip roses from any number of bushes on the way to the hospital daily, carting books, magazines, tonics, anything any of us could think of to make her more comfortable. For many weeks she just hovered between both worlds. Some of my best acting lessons: how to attempt to give joy and comfort and a thousand smiles to one you love so dearly before saying 'Goodnight' and walking straight to the toilets to sob under the clinical lights.
When she was actually still alive and healing amazingly well 8 weeks later, I was walking to work through the Plaza and saw this and spent all my money on it. I felt like I needed something lovely immediately if only to take my mind off things for just a moment.

Diamond ring from Mum and Dad for my 21st birthday. Antique, its circa 1910.

Diamond ring. Christmas gift. Antique, 1920's dress ring.

Pearl bracelet from Dad, vintage rhinestone and crystal bracelet from me.

Thankyou so, so much to Kelly and Megan for being a part of this post. Thankyou to my readers also for your responses to all my posts, and for humoring my obsession with jewels and all manner of adornment. Im endlessly interested in personal stories of the precious bits and bobs we cherish, and which give us a properly awesome buzz to wear.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Dress of the Day 26.03.2010


This cover was unceremoniusly ripped from its hinges and plastered on the wall before the mag was even opened. Delish!! Natalia Vodianova is my favourite model. Model, mother, humanitarian. A woman actually using her position to contribute beautiful things to our world, not just a pretty face.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Keiichi Muramatsu

Impossible to describe how much I want this. Going incognito just got sooooo much cooler.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dress of the Day 24.03.2010

Two cups of coffee, numerous posts complete, ipod charged and I'm ready to pound the pavements along the river on this glorious morning. But before I go, is anyone else feeling pissed off that Matthew Johns has been given his own TV show on Channel 7. WTF???
When is enough, enough? This is outrageous, he behaved like a filthy animal and we're just supposed to forget about it and laugh at his bogan jokes as if nothing happened?
Channel 7, you have failed women. Seriously. What kind of example does this set? That you can do these things and then get your own show? Give me a break.

Liya Kebede by Timothy Barnes

I LOVE this woman. And I LOVE these shots.

Paolo Roversi for Vogue Italia.

Originally spotted at The Palpable Obscure, then found in full at Fashion Gone Rogue.
I love Paolo Roversi; his images are always dream-scapeish and his use of light is incredible. Lara Stone is the model and God Bless her breasts and hips! We need sooooo many more of her kind.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dress of the Day 23.03.2010

Now, lets all look at this closely, appreciate its beauty and then have a very glamorous day. Easy peasy! xo

Monday, March 22, 2010

Michelle Jank

These are fine and divine examples of the neck pieces oft made by Michelle Jank. I feel I overuse the word 'divine'. How bout 'beatific', 'celestial', 'superlative' or 'transcendent'? You get the drift! The last piece is in diamonds and was created by Jank for her collaboration with Jewellery giants Fairfax and Roberts.
I'll take 2 to go, thanks! Yum.

Joanna Newsom

Been checking out online reviews of my beloveds latest release. It's 3 CD's! It's thoroughly extravagant and lushly gorgeous!! What is NOT to like? Apparently numerous critters have a bone to pick about Miss Newsom's choice of cover art. I adore it, as I've loved all her covers. This one looks like she is a jazz age heiress lounging amongst her collection of oddities. What say you, punks?
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