Monday, 24 December 2007

Merry Christmas, Lovers!

Wishing you all a lovely Christmas and New Year, have a happy safe holiday!

Thursday, 20 December 2007

le marché de nuit

Last night I met up with some friends and went to the night market. Its a great place to have something interesting for dinner on a hot lazy night and then peruse some great stores. One of my many purchases last night was a bonsai cactus. Its absolutely minature!
There are stacks of people out and live music playing. Make sure you get there sometime this summer. Its on every wednesday till the end of Feb 5-10pm.

Friday, 14 December 2007

Summer Market!

The Garden Market (Birdwood Ave, Royal Botanic Gardens, South Yarra) has all sorts of treats such as garden stuff- including water features, displays, garden ornaments, plants as well as sculptures, photography, handbags and fashion! its specially handcrafted stuff and on selected dates til May, the next one is on 12th January. Call 0425 856 167 for more details.

Thursday, 13 December 2007

2 days in Paris

Miss Zoe and I were invited to an advanced screening of 2 days in Paris which is being released on 26th December here in Australia. It is a french film starring Julie Delpy and Adam Goldberg. You can read the plot summary here because I don't want to spoil it for anyone!

Who wouldn't be jealous of this couple who live in NYC and holiday in Venice and Paris. Their arguing throughout the film was annoying at first but became quite endearing towards the end.

See it if you don't mind a bit of lewd humour thrown in with your romantic comedy and interestingly enough Delpy's real life parents play her parents in the film.

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Saturday, 8 December 2007


Lagerfeld Confidential is on at the Nova at the moment- get down there!

My 2 cents for the Best Dressed of 2007 includes (in no particular order) Agyness Deyn, Kylie Minogue, and Cate Blanchett, amongst others. We had a few comments saying Irina Lazareanu also- and she is a very worthy candidate (snaps to our poor Vogue for including her)

More to come!

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Lulamae Opening!

I just found the most gorgeous little shop in Park St, Sth Melbourne- its called Lulamae and they are having Opening Drinks on Monday night from 6-9pm. There will be champagne and some very lovely clothes (minus 2 or 3 things that will be at my house by then). Tamara has said you are all invited so come along! They already have a store in Brunswick and have expanded their empire just a little into Sth Melbourne.

At 256 Park St, Monday December 10 from 6-9pm! Website is or call 0417 367 450 for more details.

Monday, 3 December 2007

Love Event!

Screw You, Vogue.

Screw you, is what I thought today as I ate my lunch and flicked through my newly arrived (via subscription which comes earlier) Australian Vogue. Screw you and your pathetic attempt at being one of Australias foremost fashion publications.

For ages now I have been disillusioned with Vogue, as its well known. More recently, I have started being OVER The Age's fashion editors and contributors as well. My annoyance there lies particularly with the women at M magazine from the Sunday Age- NOT with the great goddess Janice Breen Burns, whose column i love so much i cut them out for my scrapbook each week and is the only reason I buy Saturdays Age (along with Mark Dapin, who I also love).

But first to Vogue. Heres my train of thought as I skipped through the pages: "Emmanuel Alt did the cover? she's from French Vogue thats a bit cheap/i am sick of seeing stuff that has already happened ie high waisted wide leg jeans that are coming in the NEXT issue/Keira Knightley is NOT a "swan" or an "Icon of the year" she is a too skinny WIENER/Kate Bosworth is SO NOT worthy of being no. 1 Best Dressed that is an INSULT to your readers/Jennifer Connoly is clearly US Vogues darling at the moment- is that why she makes your best dressed list? cos a continuous ponytail does NOT cut it in my book/gee- luxury really has come down to the masses if THIS is all Vogue can come up with"

This is not the thoughts one should be having whilst reading what should be such a good magazine. Are my expectations too high? Is it too much to ask that they write their own articles, do their own covers, and inform us of the most cutting edge fashion that they possibly can? Its all so safe. Take a risk, Vogue! Show us something outrageous, dare to be wrong! Please! I beg of you! If I wanted high waisted wide legs jeans this late in the race I would be reading Cosmo.

Same goes for you, M. These women have it even easier as its a newspaper and comes out weekly. They could be so on the ball its sickening- but instead they are playing to the lowest common denominator and giving us tired, old, generic fashion. How can we take them seriously? Melbourne is supposed to be the most stylish city in our country, yet our main newspaper is giving us garbage like "Return of The Waist". Really? The waist is coming back? Gosh, theres no WAY I didnt see that coming on like 6 freaking months ago. This isnt rocket science, Rachel Wells, so lift your game. This paragraph particularly irked me "Here, at long last, were a bunch of women dressing for themselves (meaning wearing smocks and sacks)- pretending they couldnt hear, or simply ignoring altogether, the pleas for something "tighter, shorter, sexier, please" from dumbfounded boyfriends and husbands."

Excuse me? At long last? What, so until that last voluminous fashion statement we were all trying desperately to squeeze into a bandage dress that barely concealed our bums and was made out of some kind of pvc so that our partners were happy? Oh no, that couldnt be right, sorry, cos the bandage style dress hasnt yet made it into "On The Radar". My mistake. I may be alone here, but I have never in my whole life met a woman older than about 17 who dresses for men. Unless they are a stripper. Women dress for themselves, or for their friends, who appreciate their outfit, and its just a lucky accident if their partner thinks they look nice. Of course, most women want to look good in their clothes so a lot of the time wear flattering things that men admire. That is a happy coincidence.

I used to look forward to sundays papers and the fashion in them. But these days I enjoy the Herald Sun's Star section of paparazzi shots of stars in their trackpants more than I enjoy Rachel and her crews efforts. Give us the new!! Or at least something interesting. Be an ambassador for Melbourne and show us and visitors here that we really are the most stylish city and then give us proof. Or give me and Maudrey a job, as advisors, or something, cos I am starting to feel that we could do a pretty good job there, despite my inexperience.

I admit I am not having the best day. But coming straight off the weekend and with 2 Vogues in the letterbox this morning (the other is US Vogue, which I really should have brought to work instead) should be lifting me up, not bringing me down! Something must be done.

Dress by numbers

I am kind of disgruntled today. Mainly because the newspapers are doing their job - reporting.
Last thursday the Melbourne magazine in the Age came out and it has only succeeded in annoying me.
It annoyed me because it featured the northern suburbs (where I live) and was saying all the best spots that I feel like I have carefully found and been enjoying. Now there will be a massive influx of hideous chapel street style garbage bins into these nice nooks that are full of individual well dressed pleasant ppl. Then they will wear the same clothes as these ppl and say they "have been coming here forever".
This was the same feeling I had after reading Maggie Alderson's column in the Good Weekend a few weeks ago. She was extoling Facehunter and the Sartorialist for their amazing streetstyle. That is great I agree 100%. The problem, however, was that she was interested in finding exactly what they were wearing. I think that street style is something to be looked at and appreciated as an idea and also a great expression of individuality. Sourcing where they are from totally loses this expression and creates more clones- boring! Its great that street style can influence trends but its not dress by numbers like magazines.

I am so over newpapers and magazines totally telling everyone about everything- music/clothes/hangouts and then the clones coming and swallowing it whole and then all of us having to find fun new stuff which will in turn continue this cycle. Only accept a new trend if it fits in with your own personal style. Its great seeing new things and going to new places but its the over consuming of it that I hate.