Monday, 27 October 2008

Peaches and Cream

I secretly enjoy knowing what Peaches is up to- did you know she has moved to New York and is writing for Nylon?

Here is her first piece and here is the review of it in the guardian... lets just day its not exactly the most complimentary review that there has ever been in this world. While I agree with the review to some extent, I still am interested in whats happening to Peaches and I am totally dreaming of living in New York (after a few years in Berlin of course) so this paragraph made me think I better get going:

My best friend here is a boy named Bunny. We spend our days traipsing around Manhattan—him in skin-tight plaid trousers, huge geek glasses, and a mass of red hair sticking out haphazardly from beneath an Amish-style hat. We buy pizza from street vendors, run through Times Square marvelling at its energy, and source new vintage boutiques. Nights involve dancing at Beatrice Inn or Lit, watching the Misshapes spin some tunes, or catching one of the amazing bands Brooklyn has to offer.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Two New Shoes!

I find it hard to buy shoes cos I am plagued by hang ups about them including:

Wanting good quality

NOT wanting to pay a fortune

Wanting decent soles- not dead flat and hard stupid soles, but comfortable good-for-my-feet soles

NOT orthopedic, uggggggggggllllllllyyyyyyyyyy moulded rubber soles in elderly colours

I am currently investigating rubber arch support things to stick in shoes that have no support, but they seem kinda expensive and not guaranteed to stay in place. I have also found these

Promising, yes? Finding these in real life is not so simple as googling "Dr Scholl" was.

My point is, I've been looking for a pair of pretty gold sandals that look nice enough for work purposes but are not skank high heels. I have found at least 10 pairs that are basically very thin pieces of hard leather that may as well be wooden (and in some cases actually was) with some straps of gold leather stuck on in blister-making formation.

Today I went into the Diana Ferrari shop on Swan St to buy some sensible shoes for my mum, and when I paid for them the lady told me everything is 30% off. So I went back for a second look, and I found not one but TWO pairs of gold sandals not only with a heel, but with a leather sole that has a layer of rubber underneath- thin enough to not be visible, but thick enough for some extra comfort. Theres still no arch support, but they are reasonably comfortable. I chose the paler gold version over the more bronze-y ones, and then found a patent pink pair in slightly different style with a small (2cms) wedge heel!! Also comfortable, with the same rubber sole (good grip!) and Cheap. Like both pairs for less than $80. Amazing. Totally set, shoe-wise, for summer now and I didnt even have to back into Mollini.

Monday, 13 October 2008

something different

i've started a new thing.... in order to give myself a little personal time, and get myself in order for the grand start of 2009, and you can follow my progress here , if you would like to.

Have you ever wondered?


dictionary results for: sar·to·ri·al
/sɑrˈtɔriəl, -ˈtoʊr-/
[sahr-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-]
1.of or pertaining to tailors or their trade: sartorial workmanship.
2.of or pertaining to clothing or style or manner of dress: sartorial splendor.
3.Anatomy. pertaining to the sartorius.
[Origin: 1815–25; <>-ial] —Related forms
sar·to·ri·al·ly, adverb Unabridged (v 1.1)Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Front Row

I've enjoyed Paris fashion week thus far- but I think my favourite thing about looking at the shows on style is clicking on the "front row" link and seeing a) who is in the front row and b) what they wore- I mean who knew Thailand had a princess?? I love looking and seeing whether they are head to toe in the designer, grinning like the cheshire cat or just expressionless (read:smug)

also here are some of the looks I liked best this time around....
Marni- hehe I feel like a magpie when I am looking at this all the shiny things!
Oscar de la Renta: the colours are so gorgeous and I love floral prints at the moment
I just love the OTT-ness of this necklace and the colour combination and everything- I dunno it really appeals to me( also lovely makeup)
and Burberry- I love the colours here- its all blended together so simply but such a stunning effect