Saturday, November 28, 2009

Blue Skies, Green Days

When I was a little girl growing up, I had this favourite book by Jillian Demuth named Blue Skies, Green Days. I loved it so much so that I carried it the the the loo..yes. It's a story about a little girl named Skye describing the week she and her brother Heath and their cousin Kim spent with their grandparents, a potter and a furniture maker at their home in the Australian Bush. There they learnt to have such a lovely time outdoors doing so much fun things!

Simple story, simple message...having fun...getting out there! I grew up running around playing with children from my street riding my bike, swinging, playing water bombs and hide and seek....why i haven't been blogging lately because matter of factly I've just been having lots of fun...Sydney weather has been so lovely..SUN SUN SUN!!! that it's such a waste to be indoors or loitering around playing dress ups really.

don't need much clothing in the beach...

cossies....just add water.

Sunday, November 08, 2009


Oh no she didn't...oh yes I did. I'm experimenting with prints and had this vision of using small graphic prints with the bold. Where do you go to find such things...Charity shops! but ofcourse. Vinnies and Salvation Army are probably my faves, I went on a whim to quench my print thirst and lo and behold I found this cute blouse and this pleated skirt with it's charming houndstooth print. I've worn it 5 times since i bought it earlier on this week....wait for it....Drum roll please...5 bucks!!! The blouse was a steal for 6. Not bad, not bad i thought to myself.

Today's adventures included having breakfast at the Deus Cafe , checked out some cool motorbikes and attended the Newtown Festival...not a bad way to spend a cloudy somewhat rainy weekend. How was yours?
It started raining....Oroton umbrella

Esprit leather jacket, Dooney and Burke bag, Topshop shoes, CK belt

Vintage motorbike at Deusexmachina

Boston Beans breakfast at the Deus Cafe in Camperdown

gooood times at the Newtown Festival

Monday, November 02, 2009

Label to Watch :Maisonette 1977

When i was in New York two months ago I met up with Jane Ibrahim over sweet tea in nyc garment district, a delightfully sweet and super talented fashion designer who finally broke ground on her own to launch her label Maisonette 1977. I can't believe I actually saw these gorgeous designs in her studio and to finally see them on models is sooo Awesome! Her collection Punk Goddess is a delicious mix of soft flowy grecian influences and hard punk infusion of leather waxed fabrics executed with interesting silhouettes. Below are my fave looks from debut collection. Goodluck Jane! x

Visiting her in nyc

At the age of 13, Jane fell in love with grunge fashion. She would save all her red pocket money to buy foreign fashion magazines that she tirelessly collected and studied. After years of studying abroad and receiving a BA from Johns Hopkins University, Jane went to Parsons School of Design for her AAS degree in Fashion Design. Jane has been living in New York since, working for Michael Kors, Yigal Azrouel, Oscar by Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass New York, Theory, and Cynthia Steffe. Ten years in design has developed a maturity in this young designer who brings quality in material and construction as well as delightful surprises in design and execution.

The label “Maisonette 1977” means “little house 1977.” It comes from the traditional way of describing a design house. Maisonette 1977’s design philosophy is to maintain high quality craftsmanship and to incorporate innovative details in its design concept.

Jane Ibrahim

Waxed plain weave tuxedo jacket
Forest Green

Tech twill parachute jacket
Lace-up tunic jersey top

Goddess draped jersey dress
Black, Navy

Denim-leather motorcycle vest

love this skirt!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Squib, Squid and April...November?

It's quite rare when I can actually not care what I do over the weekends ...most of the time I run on this tight schedule of doing groceries, running errands, watching my boyfriend play cricket, doing my assignments and so forth. But this weekend i got to relax...sleep in and in between visit the Topshop installation at Incu Sydney.

I was surprised to see they had a substantial collection on offer. I snapped these April wedge booties which by the way were sold out online! So i was definitely shocked they had these in the Sydney store. They're a bit snug on me...i actually put them online to see if anybody wanted to swap or buy them off me...but i changed my mind.

How fast had the year gone? Last night it was Halloween now it's november....

aren't they at first sight

they're comfy and the leather is ssssoft!

Squib is a charming boy who was more than happy for me to take his photograph at Saturday cricket.

I made this today for lunch, it's so yummy...mmm Pasta Gamberi!