Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Nothing like a spectator...

I LOVE spectators, they are just gorgeous and work with so many outfits.

Buy some!!



Friday, March 7, 2014

New direction

After three years in automotive, I am moving onto a new path! Excited about this, I had to buy some new shoes to mark this exciting chapter of my life. Comfortable shoes are my go to these days but I still want style!

Enter "Roxy" from Hush Puppies


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Vintage shoes

Despite my lamenting of the price of eBay items, maybe you are willing to pay more.

Some shoes I think are interesting and currently available:

A steal at $20, no bids, less than 24 hours to go... Bally Vintage, Size 6, Heels - click here

Maybe you like something a bit different? Vintage 80's, size 7, Peeptoe Heels - click here

And if you like sandals, Vintage, Navy Blue, Size 38 - click here


Happy Shopping!

eBay - Price of vintage clothing, shoes and accessories

The days of finding great bargains on eBay, especially clothes, shoes and accessories are gone. After a few years of a spending ban due to buying property, I'm finally free to buy some clothes again. Having said that, I still want a bargain and I'm sorry to say that eBay is unlikely to net me anything special.

Cheap cotton dresses being sold "Buy It Now" for $60? And cocktail dresses going for over $100, it seems vintage on eBay has caught up with vintage stores. And now, with the price of postage being higher than ever, especially from the USA, it seems cheaper and easier to visit a vintage store. At least then I can try it on.

Disappointing to see so many sellers trying to get too much money. So many listings are for clothes that are not really vintage, or require mending or cleaning, but still, the price is high. So many listings are not even selling, what is the point?

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Australian Retail Woes

I have written about this a few times but unfortunately not much has changed. In 2010, I lamented the lack of a wide range of styles with price tags that don't break the bank. It seems, that now in September 2013, 3 years later, the only thing that has changed is the Australian Dollar and the cost of shipping of the United States. The days of purchasing cheap items from the US and having them here for reasonable shipping prices, is mostly gone. In fact in April of this year, Australia Post increased it's price of parcels including the satchels and delivery notifications services i.e. signatures dramatically. Australia Post defends the increases, saying it is ''operating in a challenging business environment with increasing external costs''. Read more about the price increase here.

It's a sad state of affairs when most retailers overseas have free shipping for any number of items. Australian retailers need to catch up.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Great Vintage Shoes

In an effort to get back into blogging, I am going to start posting a great pair of vintage shoes every week.

Blue Suede Shoes...



Why: Flat, perfect for summer or winter and bringing a little bit of Elvis into your life
Size: US8.5
How much: $US38
Where: https://www.etsy.com/listing/130919547/vtg-80s-navy-suede-summer-flats?ref=sr_gallery_41&ga_search_query=vintage+shoes&ga_order=date_desc&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=AU&ga_explicit_scope=1&ga_page=7&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintagevintage+shoes

Monday, September 24, 2012

Brogues are a girl's best friend

In summertime, Brogues allow you to wear closed toe shoes but still look summery. Important if you have not had a pedicure for a while, or just like shoes that are supportive.

On the weekend, I bought a new pair of shoes from Hush Puppies.

For $139.95, they are all leather, have a leather sole (need to be Topy-ed) and they are so comfortable. the hole-punched leather is just the thing for warmer days.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Melissa

I've written about Melissa many times before but recently on an unsuccessful trip to Chadstone, I noticed an exhibition called "Heel Candy".

Featuring Melissa shoes reimagined by Vivienne Westwood and others, it showcases a world of shoes, that are so often forgotten, and the distant second to the obsession most women have with clothing.

I have my own pair of Melissa shoes, designed by Vivienne Westwood.



For more, click here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Bela Borsodi

I've talked about Bela Borsodi before on The Vine but I recently was reminded of his work and decided to check out his site.

As usual his work in the area of Advertising is peppered with humour. His recent ads for Selfridges are so clever; I'm constantly intrigued by his work.



Using humour in advertising is quite common and I think it lends itself well to this type of product given the usual product shots are static. Women like to know their shoes and handbags form part of their life and personality and these shots start that conversation.

What also fascinates me is Borsodi's comments on society and in particular this image 'Fashion Victim'.


Such an interesting concept of contemporary photography, it's really fascinating. Check out more of his work here.

All images courtesy of http://www.belaborsodi.com/

Monday, May 16, 2011

Do you care?

Do you care about being sustainable? What does sustainable even mean to you? I try to be sustainable, but it's a little subjective. For example, a friend of mine doesn't eat meat because it's not sustainable. She's uber substainable I guess. I eat meat but I try not to buy new clothes; only from op-shops/vintage stores or on eBay. But I don't buy old shoes generally because they are not worn into my feet and hence are uncomfortable.

I found this diagram, it shows how Sustainability can be measured or explained. But in terms of footwear, how can you buy sustainably?

Buy fashion made from sustainable materials: cork, latex and jute... Jute is hessian. This is quite difficult but a simple Google search will yield ethical and sustainable brands like El Naturalista who believe that

"Naturalistas" start their journey observing everything that surrounds them. They travel through the world and observe it, becoming impregnated by its textures, its colors, its lines... and after a thousand journeys, real and imaginary, they discover that a single idea brings us together. Whatever our race or culture... we all walk in search of happiness.

Another brand to consider is The Simple Shoes who use recycled materials in addition to sustainable ones. They use recycled rubber from inner tubes in big tyres, like on a tractor I suppose, to make your shoes.

Another way to buy sustainably is through second hand clothing either via opshops, on ebay, in vintage clothing stores or via clothes swaps. There are a lot of options for second hand clothes and these days the clothes you buy are generally freshly washed and in perfect condition.

What else can you do? Make like it's wartime and mend things that no longer fit.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Parity and the party

The record high of the Aussie dollar is making shopping in online US stores an absolute dream. I'm determined to get some classic pieces at good prices.

I'm also still keen to only buy vintage, but sometimes it is really difficult to find what I want/need. For example, black flat knee high boots. There are not many in eBay Australia, but probably a lot from the US. The cost of the real leather boots from China on eBay are so exciting though, so sometimes I think new has to be the way due to economical considerations.

Reading blogs like Fancy Treehouse and Another Day To Dress Up are a real source of inspiration. Check them out if you don't know them already!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Shoe Horror

Now that I'm working in the city, I see a lot more fashion and in particular shoes. Despite the multitude of blogs and magazines that take aim at women who wear heels that they cannot walk in, women are not getting the message.

Why do I see women climbing a hill (which is in fact a gently undulating city street) in heels like these, but with the rubber tip worn bare. It makes a scrapping noise every time she lifts her foot forward, or should I say drags.

From this...


To this...


Then the horror of the... shoe boot. I love a wedge, but a wedge covered with the material of the shoe just looks wrong, particularly when the bottom of the shoe and the beginning of the heel cannot be seen by the naked eye.




I'm going to buy these... swoon.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The ultimate accessory

When I used to write for The Vine, I wrote a post about the day that shoes would take over the world... And it informed my decision making for a long time. I was obsessed with shoes, I still am, but I don't spend the same amount of time or money obsessing...

I was reading Miss Kitty's blog this morning about the Perfect Accessory and it made me think about what I'd define as my perfect accessory. Of course it's got to be a shoe, but what type of shoe? A boot is practical and can be worn in almost any weather, or is it the perfect pair of flats? But flats can be uncomfortable despite being pretty... Or is it the sandal? The heel?

It's so difficult to choose but I think I know what I would choose. The brogue.

Ben Sherman brogues

roccos

Above are two examples, and I have another pair in grey and white that I don't have a picture of on hand. These are the best shoes possible as they have the comfort and support of a boot, but the style of a flat and usually a bit of a heel...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Music Festival Fashion

There are always so many articles about music festival fashion and it's in my opinion a little bit over the top. I think music festivals are to be a place of comfort and there is a huge difference between the day and the night. For example, this weekend I'll be at rainbow serpent and the dressing up/costume stuff is intense but at night time it's far too cold to be wearing anything but thermals, padded jackets and gloves.

In addition you have to navigate usually pretty extreme weather conditions and in Australia at this time of the year it usually means dust and lots of it. This year there is water, mud and that means gumboots. I got some cheapies which I hope will last me.

I really hope it doesn't end up like this...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

What do you miss?

Sometimes when I'm busy at work I get distracted and get transported away to another land; dreamland. I always reminisce in dreamland. And it's usually things I miss.

Some of the things I miss:

  • Being young and carefree and not having to worry about bills, selling a car, budgetting... 
  • Writing regularly
  • Horse riding
  • Getting up late
What do you miss?

Monday, January 3, 2011

Style Resolutions

I don't really believe in resolutions per se but I do think style resolutions or perhaps revolutions are important. I have been toying with minimalism; the idea of it excites me but it is truly difficult to put into action. I made a list a few weeks ago and I've stuck to it reasonably well. But I need to make a few updates to the list because I need to really experiment with my style.

A few years ago, I was EXTREMELY into fashion. Gosh I lived and breathed it. I bought all the fashion magazines and wrote for The Vine and dressed up all the time. But I got fat, went through some heavy stuff and I lost all interest in me.

So what now? I've lost most the weight, got my hair cut and I'm feeling more like the girl I used to identify myself with. And sometimes I feel like faaaarrsshhionn can be such a bore, but style never is. Now I'm back in a size that is reasonable, I can get away with cuter outfits, show my arms, bare my legs and feel confident. So from tomorrow, which is my first day back at work, and hence the first day I'll actually be getting up at a proper time and doing my hair, I'm going to try something new every day. No fail safe outfits, no holy grails. Experimentation...

A few questions:
  • Does anyone have any tips for outfits that work well with bike riding??
  • When are clogs going out of fashion? (I hate them.)
Happy New Year, may your style grow this year!

xx

Friday, December 10, 2010

33 items - outfit 1

I find it difficult to take photos of myself every day but here is one of my first outfits for my new project


Sorry the background is so messy, we're still moving in properly and haven't unpacked the spare room yet. Also I have a bandage on my chin because I had some moles removed but other than that I've got some of my favourite items on!

Dress and Cardigan are from cheapie stories | necklace is vintage | marc jacobs flats

Friday, December 3, 2010

My 33 items


So I spent half an hour with some magazines and a notebook and came up with my 33 items for the summer season. Fitting that summer has just started, and so this is my list:

-full patterned skirt
-2 x cotton dress casual
-2 x work dress
-2 x long sleeve top, one blue and white stripe, one black
-loose grey tee
-tailored shorts
-denim shorts
-4 x cardigans
-chambray shirt
-3 x jeans
-black loose pants
-2 x casual short skirts
-singlet
-printed tee
-red beads
-nameplate necklace
-2 x rings
-2 x sandals
-Marc Jacobs ballet flats
-converse hi tops
-reebok hi tops
-grey suede heels

There are only 5 things needed to complete my list
-full skirt
-shorts x 2
-singlet
-printed tee

Tomorrow I shop and put away things not included. Will document each outfit each day.

Workout gear, beach gear, sleep wear, underwear not included.




The art of paring back your life

As I grow older I realise how much I hate clutter and waste. I want to achieve a life of less.

I read this post which was found by googling minimalist wardrobe... it's fantastic and it's a shame I didn't find it a few months ago so I could join in at the right time. I'm going to use it as inspiration though as I want to create my perfect wardrobe.

I often dress for work in a hurry and once I'm here feel that I hate what I'm wearing. Things are uncomfortable, ill fitting or the wrong shade and I don't realise until I'm far away from the closet. This is frustrating, and I know if I put the effort into getting the wardrobe right in the first place, I could get dressed without really thinking and be comfortable and happy all day.

I also want to project a different image than I did several years ago. I've always loved vintage and cute styles of clothing but at 27, I just look immature. I hate overly glam and I dislike anything too dressy, but as a result I often feel under dressed at work (though in Advertising it's a bit vague what "under dressed" really is).

I'm going to post a list of the 33 items I decide to keep and I'm going to be really ruthless.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Summer Footing

What kind of shoes do you wear in Summer? I haven't had time to give myself a pedicure but I'm wearing my sandals anyway, I'm such a rebel.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dressing Vintage - Shoes

I've long loved wearing vintage clothes but recently I've really whittle my collection down because a lot of the items I owned were very tired. When I was younger, I'd buy a new dress every week for the nights I went out and at $40 a pop they were affordable. It's not pretty rare to get good vintage for that price, so I've been more inclined to buy second hand but not what I call vintage. Vintage has to be from the 1980's or earlier, it can't be last season...

Lately I've felt like dressing up more and want to wear more vintage on a daily basis. The big thing for me is shoes because apart from my Rocco's and my lace up mid length boots, I don't wear any other shoes. I love my sneakers but they are just too loud for someone aspiring to be senior management!

So I've been scouring ebay for some vintage flat shoes. I like the idea of loafers which I have always shied away from in the past.

I ordered some brogues from Urban Outfitters, can't wait to get them! It's really a winter issue because in summer I wear sandals every day.

What are some of your favourite vintage shoes? I don't have any photos of mine, must update my Flickr photostream soon!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A conflicting style issue

I have a very interesting wardrobe. From loose tees and jeans to 50's vintage dresses, I have at least one of everything. From one day to the next, I look like a different girl. I swing from wearing sneakers and fitted tights with loose tees to work, to the next week wearing brogues, a full skirt and having my hair tied back. I can't make a decision!

I wonder if someone was to comment on my style, what would they say. I know they'd say that sometimes I dress a bit too out there, especially for work. But then I know my work doesn't particularly mind it as I'm not in a super serious role where I have to speak to clients a lot. But then I wonder if I'm limiting myself?

I used to love wearing heels but now my knees and posture are too damaged so its flat shoes or a very very low heel only. This affects greatly what I can wear. Brogues are a great in between for people like me.

I really want to start dressing like Joan or Betty (Mad Men) every day but it's a lot of effort...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The state of retail in Australia

Gosh Australian retailers are slow. I can't remember the last time I bought from an online retail store that is based in Australia! I love Australian designers and brands but the experience just isn't right.

What are the issues then? As a bonafide fashion lover and an experienced digital producer, I'm putting it out there... I actually wrote about this topic nearly 3 years ago! AMAZING nothing has changed. Well not much!

Price
When you can go to Asos.com or UrbanOutfitters.com and buy 6 things for $AU100 there is little hope that you'd spend the same number of dollars purchasing just one thing from Sportsgirl or Country Road.

Included in price is the postage. Overseas stores generally have free shipping domestically. The average cost of postage from online stores within Australia is $10-15. Yikes.

Stock
Under the heading of "stock" we have both the difference between what's online and what's in store, and in general the availability of items compared with large stores overseas.

A store like Urban Outfitters or TopShop have almost every item online that you can find instore. This is not true of their Australian counterparts such as Sportsgirl where there is a great gap between online and the store.

Is it stock management? Is it supply management? It can't be that hard to figure out, but I'd say this is the biggest factor in getting the dollars in retail spent online within Australia.

The experience
The overseas sites are cool, with blogs and opinion pieces, styling advice and more. Sportsgirl has embraced this idea which has no doubt increased their online profile greatly. Retailers such as Witchery have had online stores for a number of years, but are missing out on the extra factor that is part of the web. It's not Web 2.0, that's old news. It's more than that, it could be called the unknown factor as it's so hard to pinpoint.

Beyond the unknown factor, it's also about useability. Lots of retail sites (whether e-commerce or not) are still built entirely in Flash which is a big issue with useability and scalability across platforms such as mobile and now the iPad market. E-commerce sites are notoriously poorly designed because the plug in shopping cart features are cost effective, but poorly designed.

So where to?
Australian retail needs to take the bull by the horns and get into the digital landscape. They need to employ digital project managers (like myself!), gun developers and strategists with sound experience and take on board their ideas.

[This post was inspired by this]

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Loafers



I'm really into loafers for summer. I have to wear Orthotics so regular flats and sandals don't really work for me. In winter it's boots and sneakers all the way but for summer I want to be a little more classic.

I'm loving all of these from bluefly.com

tod's black speckled
prada hazelnut suede
prada perforated leather (pictured above)

But on my budget, I'll probably buy a pair of Asos or Urban Outfitters....

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New place to buy exciting shoes

Solestruck.com isn't just a clever name, it's a website that's been around for 6 years but has not hit my radar until today.

Stocking brands I love like Camper, Jeffrey Campbell and Dolce Vita, the shoes are a fanastic selection and international shipping is free on orders over $200 (easy to spend that much).

The funny thing is the store is based in Portland, Oregon. I keep finding myself drawn to things that have a connection to this city in Oregon. I'm longing to go there and explore, find out what it is about that city that is magnetic to me.

I'm dying to buy shoes, and it's only 5 days til I take off to Hong Kong for a week, so I have to hold off but if you have nothing stopping you, check these out.


Visit www.solestruck.com to see all of their amazing collection.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Madewell and Alexa Chung

These days I don't see a lot of fashion worth reporting. Generally I find fashion too trendy and trends are boring and cyclical.


Even worse, shoes are just boring. I don't wear heels anymore, my knees ache from trying to get fit, and I am more comfortable in casual clothes at the office. I don't think the big team of developers would appreciate my heel collection so much. When I used to go to client meetings in my old role, it was different. Now with my client being essentially internal, it's sneakers and boots. Which is fine by me!

However, probably the only fashion icon I can respect is Alexa Chung. I read an article about her and how she'd been offered a ton of collaborations only to reject them all. I thought that had balls and showed her to be down to earth.

She has teamed up with Madewell and although they don't ship to Australia (and I have no money to purchase anything) I love the looks that are featured on the site.



If you want to have a look - you can see what is up thus far, and sign up for updates on the site.

www.madewell.com

Monday, February 15, 2010

Finally an app that makes me REALLY want an iphone

MyShoeBox allows you to collate images and info about your shoe collection on your iphone. Use it as a guide when buying new shoes or shopping for an important outfit!

Check it out here!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Being a little heavy

Unfortunately I have put on a bit of weight in the past 6 months. I could blame my boyfriend, but he is amazing and I'm not really that unhappy about it.

I have to do a bit of shopping to best accentuate my assets. I know that I will likely fluctuate a bit, but being this size isn't too bad. It just justifies new clothes!

Only once

Oh my gosh, this morning I got dressed and found that I really do not have enough pairs of flats! I have over 100 pairs of high heels which I never wear, and I have several pairs of sandals which are great for hot weather. But when it's a little cool in Melbourne, I like my toes to be warm.

Hence next week to celebrate a recent payrise, I'm going to treat myself to a pair of custom designed flats from Bird Of Prey...

Monday, January 18, 2010

Hello

I am a terrible blogger! I have found the past few months that blogging was not on the top of my to do list but I need to turn that around!

I will make amends to any loyal readers who were interested in hearing about my shoe escapades!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Missing

Sorry to any readers who have been wondering where I am. I've discovered a new passion in writing and have begun a new blog.

Never Say Die
A blog about relationships, sex, life and work.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

New Job

I start a new job on Monday as a Digital Producer for an agency nearby. Very excited as I've been looking for the right position since coming back from overseas travel over 12 months ago. I'd almost given up hope in this horrible market, but it just goes to show that a little bit of faith goes a long way.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Apartment Envy

I get super envious of amazing apartments. Lisa Mayock, designer of Vena Cava has a gorgeous apartment, and envious style too.



Check it out here...

Friday, July 10, 2009

The nature of fashion



What is the nature of fashion? Is it constant evolution and change, or constant style?

Read more of my post for The Vine here...


Christian Lacroix No More



As Christian Lacroix packs up its offices, warehouses, showrooms and designs, tears are flowing. It's not often a fashion business as big as this goes bankrupt, but its clear that the recession and global financial fuck-up is hurting everyone. 

The traditional ending to a Lacroix show with the bridal gown is a fanciful and optimistic gesture. Let's hope some investors show some interest in resurrecting this famous brand.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Amazing Jewellery

I have a knuckleduster double ring by This Charming Man, a Melbourne guy (who now lives OS) by the name of Edward Janssen. It's a beautiful ring, it's different and I wear it everyday!



Thanks to Foxyman, I found another jewellery brand I like, Meadowlark. It's NZ based and really sparks my interest. I love different jewellery and I'm even starting to get into gold.



The knuckleduster is HIGH on my want list. Is two knuckledusters one too many?

Check out Meadowlark's stuff here.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Illustration

Not Keren is one of my favourite illustrators. I love the stuff she does and these days she applies it to sneakers.





New Pages



Pages online is one of my favourite magazines, note, not online, but of all magazines around ze world.

It's amazing crafted, has amazing content and is FREE! Check it out here

New Modcloth

One of my favourite online stores, Modcloth, have a new look and feel!

I love it!

Monday, July 6, 2009

On the horizon

While I was overseas last year in Europe I began writing a collection of short stories. I've been working on them sporadically but they are coming along. I'm really excited about this project. It will speak to women of all ages on topics of motherhood, sisterhood, friendship, love, consumerism and more. I'm not too sure of publishing processes but one can only try!

On another note, I'm watching a Michael Jackson tribute. My gosh he is amazing.

Finsk

Julia Lundsten's star is burning oh so brightly! Recently I wrote about Scandinavians and shoe design, and it seems Julia's label, Finsk is just getting better and better.

Miss Susie Bubble has the lucky chance to try on a pair of Finsk's new shoes from her A/W 09 collection, called Project 1. Again Julia uses a combination of different materials which is eyecatching enough, but the sharp protrusion at the heel is just so exciting. I love seeing this stuff and bang my head against the wall that Australia doesn't afford me the opportunity to be around these sorts of things. I feel like this sort of creativity is just EVERYWHERE in London. Boo!


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Fashion & Forums

I've been a long time Vogue forum member, but over the years it's bitchy allure has faded into a bitchy past-time. The new issue of Vogue Australia released yesterday heralded a new website. Being an online marketing specialist, I was intrigued.

Changing colours does not a new website maketh. In particular the new forum looks bright and a sight for bleary work eyes. When Anna Wintour released the biggest issue ever, September 08 with 90% advertising, I think Kirstie Clements eyes popped out. The new website features more (read: not anymore interesting) advertising. 

One of the best things about Australian Vogue over the years has been the forum. Integrating it into the magazine was a forward thinking strategy that has helped many girls and women in these increasingly modern days. When I was a young girl, I read 'Every Girl' to learn about growing up. As a teenager, I read Vogue to learn about fashion and to talk about relationships and my career. Then one day Vogue shut up shop and stopped anyone from discussing anything deemed 'too personal'. That was the first rule and major mistake Vogue made.

It's a shame to see such a magazine be falling so quickly, when the opportunity is so clearly there. I love magazines and buy every issue of Vogue, it's important to me. But clearly with the internet becoming more important in everyone's lives, every single day, how can they approach their website with such little care?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Disagreeing with editorials


I don't really have a problem with most editorials, but every now and again I get quite pissy about the way an editorial is shot and the models used. I consider Russh magazine to be an important part of fashion. It's honest voice and focus on natural beauty is a rare thing in the industry. However, the editorial in the latest issue 'Sorry no one's home' is a bit off the mark. The model Svetlana is either very young or at least looks very young and the idea of her lounging around in very adult lingerie and fitted dresses just puts me right off.

Each to their own I guess. Check out more scans from the ed here.

And, I believe it should be 'Sorry noone's home'. I.e. Noone is one word...

Taking advantage of sales

I'm never one to buy on the premise of a style being 'so hot right now' and therefore paying full price. My preference is to purchase shoes on sale or vintage pre-loved shoes for a number of reasons. Of course affordability is always the biggest part, but sometimes buying things that haven't been as popular is what makes me want them that bit more.

In Australia, the range of shoes is extensive but tends to be repetitive from store to store. Franchise stores like Mollini, Nine West, Zu and Sidewalk Sole, tend to have competitively priced shoes which is great; but the same style is sold at each store. 

Having said that, sometimes these stores stock a shoe that isn't right of the moment, but has the certain quality that is lust worthy.

These slingbacks (usually not my style) in a myriad of colours are a great shoe for any occasion, and of course that's important. The super high heel is only good for those that go out dancing a lot (and drinking to numb the pain) or those with Carrie Bradshaw esque pain thresholds...

The best thing, the Hoton is on sale for a mere $59.00. Check it out here...

Another shoe that will last in your wardrobe a lifetime, is the Papoose. In gorgeous red suede, the lace up ankle and peeptoe make it an anytime season shoe. At $79.50, its a clear bargain. Check it out here...


Friday, June 26, 2009

Plastic Dreams: Melissa

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Melissa is a Brazilian company specialising in plastic shoes. The sustainable idea has become so popular world wide, that it has led to some amazing collaborations including the Anglomania collection with Vivienne Westwood. The collection has been snatched up by fashion adoring women all over the world, including Katy Perry and Beth Ditto. 


Click here to read more...

Friday, June 19, 2009

Amazing Norma Kamali




I'm a huge fan of the 80's; I was born in 1983, I love almost any music from that decade and the clothes, oh the clothes.

Norma Kamali was a fashion designer with a strong sense of spirit that shone through her creations and indeed her advertising. In 1981, Dustin Pittman shot these amazing photographs for one of her campaigns.

Click here to read more...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Australia's Next Top Model

Tahnee for the win definitely. The girl is amazing for a 17 year old.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Colette

The home of the best concept shop in the world, and all things fabulous are having sale in their eshop.

Check it out here...

Australia's Next Top Model

I'm really disappointed to see that when ANTM (Australia) comes up with an amazing photoshoot, Chanel on pylons, the girls can't deliver. I'm not a huge fan of these shows, not because it's not interesting but because I see so many clueless girls, only made famous by their willowly frame, put to shame amazing designers.

This week on AusNTM, the girls got to wear these gorgeous Chanel booties and boy am I jealous. Too bad the producers of the AusNTM website cropped the shoes out of the downloadable images.