Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Pink and more pink...but what did I really wear?

6 degrees celsius when I left home this morning! Brrrrrrrrr

What I started off wearing:

Of course once I stepped out and realised how cold it was, I ran back in to change. Finally ended up wearing a less colourful but warmer outfit

gunmetal grey puffy sleeved knit under
matte silver floral embossed tunic
2x cable knit opaques
knee length fitted military-like jacket (black)
same shoes as in picture

While on my lunch break, I saw shoes I'd been lusting over a few weeks ago. They were 7o, but had been reduced to 29$. After a few minutes of haggling (they had a small spot of white paint that I easily scratched off as I walked out) with the shop owner, she sold them to me for 15$. Life is awesome with shoes :D

[Disclaimer: I have crappy photoshopping skillz. please ignore.]

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Cold snap! Woot!

Yay, finally, weather where I can break out the layers, gloves, scarfs, all my favourite things. Was channelling a bit of blair (gossip girl) with my outfit today. You can't see, but I was also wearing a black thick headband with a flowery ribbon bit.

So upper east sider.


Sunday, 27 April 2008


I spent today writing bits of my thesis intro and working. All the forced geekiness of course included moments staring out my window day dreaming about fashion. Sometimes I think I might be in the wrong field. Of course one thing led to another, and I ended up on my favourite geek-site, looking and geek jewellery. Check out some of the cutest nerdy things you'll ever see! You'll certainly stand out. Go being unique!

Broken Image Necklace ($19.99)

Sterling silver caffeine molecule necklace ($84.99)

Molecular earings($29.99)

Saturday, 19 April 2008


I'm still sick!! This is the worst flu in the world. Gastro flu apparently. I've been living in my pjs the last few days, so no What I Wore updates. Fashionwise, I haven't even had the energy to crawl down to my tv and FTV, so unfortunately no brilliant insights into something fashion related either.
All I have to do is Mousies tag quiz. so here goes.

5 things found in my bag:
- Mobile
- Wallet
- Camera
- Hand moisturiser
- Lip balm

5 things found in my wallet:
- Coins
- Cards
- Money
- 2xpanadol
- health insurance card

5 favorite things in my room :
- My computers (1x desktop, 1xlaptop, courtesy of the lab :D)
- Painting from ben of a wintery waterfall. He didn't paint it, he bought it from a real(!) artist, and it was part of my birthday present this year
- Peacock batik hanging, belonged to mum until I swiped it from her. absolutely heart this
- shoe collection (nuff said)
- day bed. really a sofa bed, but I covered it in big fluffy cushions and spreads. Its where I curl up with books to read on a cold winters day

5 things I always wanted to do:
-become vegetarian (i love meat far too much to commit though)
-be succesful
-go travelling
-be paid to go travelling
-write a best selling childrens series ala JK Rowlings.

5 things I'm currently into :
- Photography
- Matching my shoes and bag
- I has cheezeburger (haha snaps mousie)
- anime
- plants/gardening (but I've always been into this)

5 presents you wish for:
I can't think of anything I really want. I've either got everything I want already, or the things I want aren't things I really want to talk about. deep family stuff...

The person who tagged you is :
- Mousie

Your 5 impressions of him/her :
- Quiet irl, but a loudmouth online. possibly true of her in real life, but since we spend a lot more time talking online/blogwise than irl :P i dont know
- hotter than she gives herself credit for.
- funny as blogger.
- exercise mad.
- (mad) scientist.


Super Kawaii Mama
4 inch heels only
Style On track

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

I've been tagged!!! ARRRRGH the lovely a_dreamer!

Here are the rules:

1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules in your blog.
3. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours.
4. Tag 6 following bloggers by linking them.
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger's blogs letting them know they've been tagged.

quirks. right

1. I eat the crust off sandwiches first, and then eat the centre
2. Pickles, tomato and onion, yes, Lettuce, HELL NO.
3. 65% of my wardrobe is black, 5% is purple.
4. I almost never try on clothes before I buy, since I'm pretty good at gauging sizes.
5. I know most of melbournes public transport system by heart.
6. I love eating milo powder thats been left outside to harden for an hour or so.


Super Kawaii Mama
Shoes mend hearts
Mousie's House
4 inch heels only

Monday, 14 April 2008

Androgyny everywhere

I feel the love - I really do. Thank you for the get well messages everyone. I'm still feeling terrible, but at least the creative juices seem to be flowing again. House S4 is playing in the background, I've just had some awesome Beef Vindaloo and my cough and flu meds seem to be working. Perfect.

Anyway, I woke up this morning with body aches , a headache, sore throat and a blocked up nose. After dosing up with Panadol, caffeine and a bowl of Cocopops, I contemplated my wardrobe. You know those days when you can't decide what to wear? This wasn't one of those days. I knew exactly what I wanted - to dress up uber-put-together so I wouldn't collapse at work. If I could have, I would have stayed at home, with a huge pot of Chai tea and the TV remote. Daytime soap repeats galore. But of course, this was the one Monday I couldn't miss (experiments to be set up) and the coldest Melbourne Monday yet. So I picked out my best 'this-will-bolster-me' outfit.

Looking at my outfit today, I realised that I was channelling a bit of this seasons androgyny trend. Admittedly, it doesn't look as good on my 5ft 3 frame as on a super tall model.

Alexander Wang

Threeasfour (fall 08)


This seasons tuxedo trend also ties in with this, a simple blazer with pared down clean black lines. Such a fun trend for winter. I might use this in more outfits over the next few weeks.

Have a good week everyone :)

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Feeling washed out

The lab is being a complete drag. Maybe its something thats going around (like the flu), because Mousie seems to be suffering from something similar. It got to the point where we were so bored, we started throwing the amazing flying screaming monkey around the office. Some of the post docs weren't amused lol.

Even my outfit today was uninspiring, so I'll just put up what I wore yesterday. I feel fat.

Just one of those days/weeks. I'll try put something more interesting up in a day or two.

Monday, 7 April 2008

Polyvore is so much fun

I spend way too much time on Polyvore playing with the Infinity Wardrobe.

Tune into Kerri-Anne this morning!

The wonderful Imelda from will be telling Australia all about shoes this morning on Mornings with Kerri-Anne at 9am on channel 9. Imelda has got the hottest collection of shoes to share with us on the show, so don't miss out, or you WILL be sorry!

(Don't get too stressed out about missing it because of piddling things such as work though - I believe Imelda may put up a clip of the show on her blog, so check it out there in a few days)

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Stars replace skulls

Does everyone remember the skulduggery of last winter? It started way back in 2005, and slowly diffused its way down to become a A/W 2006-7 trend over here in australia, culminating in a copy of that Alexander McQueen scarf in every high-street store from Sportsgirl to Supre.

So everyone got over stars, moved onto summer and fluro. It seemed like summer would never end, but with the last few weeks of cold weather, its clear that Winters back , and so are this years on-everyone trend: stars.

Stars have been lurking around runways for a few seasons, but have only recently begun to really show up on the street. Chanel did stars in a subdued manner, with tiny white stars awash on a background of navy blue - reminiscent of the stars and stripes perhaps?

Yves Saint Laurent used stars from top to bottom

Miumiu had it going on in 2006 with their gorgeous star print dresses (drool)

and then finally:

Of course once Kate Moss stepped out in stars, the seal of approval was stamped on this particular trend. Although stars haven't shown up in the trend-based shops yet, Bardot has gotten a head start with their star print pleated pussy-bow blouse (two trends in one!) available online here

Bardot star print blouse, AU$69.95

update: Leighton Meester (of Gossip Girl fame) on the red carpet in a starry dress (pic from fabsugar)

Friday, 4 April 2008

Comme des Garçons For H&M

Oh. My. God.

Comme des Garçons for H&M!!!!

Avantgarde japanese designer Rei Kawakubo's label, Comme des Garçons is doing a capsule collection for H&M, releasing in November 2008, coinciding with the opening of H&M's first stores in Japan (in Ginza and Harajuku). The collection will also be available at other H&M stores

The lable is famous for an androgynous, stark, edward scissorhands sort of aesthetic, and will likely produce men's, women's and children's wear as well as accessories and a unisex perfume for the H&M collaboration. I don't know about you, but I can't wait to get my boganny little hands on this collection. Online shopping to the rescue!!!

Of course, CDG is a bit kooky and unusual - it'll be interesting how the deconstruction and craziness translates into high-street collection. The only question that remains is; WHEN ARE THEY COMING TO AUSTRALIA!?!

Comme des Garcons RTW:

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Who the fuck is Jenny Bannister?

No seriously. I'd never heard of her until ACA and today tonight did their Zac Posen for Target stories (Must have run out of "Oh noes the azns are taking our jobs" angles) - Jenny Bannister was quoted as leaving the following rather choice comments.

"I doubt you can even buy his real label here in Australia," Jenny said. "If you could, it would be in a very expensive boutique, where Target customers would dare not enter."

"I don't think they're going to be loading up the supermarket trolley, with their boyfriend riding shotgun - as someone said for the Stella McCartney range - because it's sort of an unknown quantity,"

Melbourne fashion designer Jenny Bannister said she expected the Posen range to be "a bit of a flop" because he did not have "bogan appeal".

"The Stella McCartney collection was a great example of the uneducated running off, thinking they were getting a name brand, with some rubbish made in China," Bannister said.

"The little girls who go shopping at Target don't know who he is," she said.

I'm sorry, excuse me? Uneducated? LITTLE GIRLS? FFS WOMAN, WAKE UP TO THE WORLD!!! Has she not been into a target for 30 years? Admittedly, she looks pretty old, but to say that target is only shopped by bogans and the uneducated is a bit ridiculous. And anyway, a lot of bogans are smart too. The funny thing is, she's probably jealous that designers like Yeojin Bae and Alice Mccall have been asked to design for target, thus reaching a wider audience (who might like the designs so much they go buy the real deal later on). The fact is, most people at target shop there because the clothes are affordable yet of decent fabrics and construction (better than most hoity toity chapel street boutiques I'd say) and are bang on with most trends while still remaining cheap. Would you really have paid more than 50$ for last seasons bubble skirt? I don't think so.

The other funny thing is that Jenny Bannisters clothes look a lot like Supre's clothes or GASPs clothes. In fact, the only people I can see buying or wearing her clothes are the Cashed Up Bogan/teeny bopper types who she decries. Isn't that a tiny bit ironic? Now, since there hasn't been a ZP vs JB fight on TV yet, I decided I'd do a ANTM type walk off...of their collections! And just to be fair to JB (so she doesnt feel like her names been taken in vain), I'll use ZPs main line, and not the For 'Targey' one.



I think the pictures say it all. Who is winning for you?

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Don't forget: Zac Posen for Target on April 3

Latest designer to sign up for Targets 'Designers for Target' line is Zac Posen. Designer to the stars, Zac's high-street line seems to be tailored for a more mature customer - I must say going by the pictures on the website, the designs don't look that great. I will definitely have to see this in store to pass judgement.

Of course, once there are reductions, I might be tempted to buy one or two pieces either way- I simply don't want to spend 200$ on a dress just because its Zac Posen (fortarget). We'll see. I'm praying the tailoring and fabrics are nice - Stella Mccartney for target was terrible. There was only one nice piece - the swing coat (which I own in black). Sizes were all wonky and don't get me started on the shoddy work. Here's to more DFT lines! I can't wait till they feature someone like Camilla & Marc or Thurley.

Some of the pieces I might be interested in (pending reductions hehe)

Brocade Trim Ottoman Dress

Pleated Georgette Shirt (In whisper white)

Ponti Dress (maybe in black)

Wide Lapel Fitted Jacket
Can't decide between the coffee and the black. decisions decisions.