Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I love a good installation.

This was in the GPO Melbourne on a recent jaunt to the city. Its a little bit Alice in Wonderland isn't it.

Our weather last Thursday  - a late storm and dark skies put me in the mood for ankle boots. It doesn't take much encouragement and I bought these superb black suede flat booties with a gold zip up the back and little gold studs. ❤

Sunday, February 26, 2012

sustainable sewing

I have been scoping the op shops for weeks to find some lovely soft jumpers to make a new softies collection and at last good old Savers has delivered the goods. Soft grey, white and fair-isle angora /lambswool knits! yay

 Fair Isle bear
 Grey cat
My first little softies for this year.

Oh and remember I'm still Febfasting so if you feel like contributing to the team I'm on - here's the link to Sarah Wilson's Fund Raising page. The money goes to charities that are right at the coalface of helping young people with alcohol and drug issues.

Mineral water is my new best friend.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

bag stalking @nyfw

The NYFW runways are one thing but stalking the audience is way better. All those fashionable peeps sure know how to rock a bag. I have a thing for bags.
 Fashion entrepreneur Marissa Webb sports a Proenza Schouler bag.

 Harper's Bazaar editor Christine Whitney slings a prototype Alexander Wang bag she scored at a sample sale.

 Proenza Schouler PS11

 Polka dot bag from Anthropologie carried by fashion designer Tchelet Feldman - too cute!

 My fav - gold studs and black leather

 Quilted gold leather is a standout.

 Flouro anyone?
 Scarey bag
 Boy - rocking his Missoni trousers.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

FebFast for me

Week 1 ✓
 I'm trying all the Italian mineral waters over the next few weeks.
I'm also getting creative with my evening non alcoholic drink. Ginger beer with heaps of ice and mulled mint leaves is delicious.
Sarah Wilson has been my inspiration to join Febfast and her deal maker tips pushed me over the line.
Here's what she wrote -

If you’re currently on the see-saw of ‘should I/shouldn’t I’, let’s see if this helps:

  • Eliminating alcohol from your diet is a quick way to lose weight. One beer is the caloric equivalent of a meat pie. Two glasses of champagne is one fifth of your recommended energy intake for a day. Ouch!
  • If you have an autoimmune disease, or any health concerns, alcohol makes things way worse. It’s highly acidic stuff, and disease can only be cured when we alkalise our systems. Less acid and we heal faster. Having a month out will really give your body a chance to heal.
  • I believe in rest. Pausing. We go so fast, so hard, we get stuck in ruts. To pause, to take time out from anything gives our bodies and psyches a chance to recalibrate. Breaking a drinking habit (however strong or weak) refreshes…so that when you have your first drink in March, you choose it and you enjoy it and things feel new.
  • Just doing something different, seeing what you’re capable of when you don’t revert to a “drink after work” or a “night at the pub” is special. It gets you creative, alive to yourself and your friends and partner.
 So my husband and I are all signed up on Sarah's team to cleanse our livers and contribute some funds to helping young people with beating alcohol abuse.

Last night we dined out on the deck at the Rocks as a mid week cheer up.

I live here. Pretty nice - me thinks.
If you want to sponsor me in my febfast quest follow the link below.