The lure of credit…

•April 28, 2011 • Leave a Comment

I am very asset-rich, cash-poor at the moment. If I look at my life like a business, I am in a very dangerous financial position. Nick would not necessarily be happy with the way that I’m conducting my finances at the moment. I’ll tell you what though, I’ve put an order in to sell those ridiculous HAW stocks as soon as they hit 0.02 again. That’s the last time I take trading advice from a stock forum, that’s for sure.

I spent most of this week’s money on flying Tash up from Sydney for my birthday party. Unfortunately she missed the flight, and I don’t really have the balls to ask for that $250 back. Instead I drowned myself in the new Fendi collection, easter chocolate and bought these two dresses and two blouses on my credit card. Sigh.

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I simply cannot help it, I have an enormous crush on the model from Silver Tooth Vintage. Something about the nonchalant way she rocks the dresses…I have no idea if she’s the owner of the store or what, but I do remember seeing her once in West End when Silver Tooth Vintage had a stall there. Anyway, I snagged these two dresses for about $50 together. I’d been eyeing that blue one for a while.

Dreamer Vintage had a drastic sale and I poached these two tops for 20c each. I am in desperate need of new blouses to wear for work. And for some reason my money keeps dwindling away…

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Fendi A/W, 2011/12

•April 27, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Fendi Ready-to-Wear A/W 2011/12 gallery – Vogue Australia.

Loved this Fendi collection. This girl was smart, strict – she was almost stern in a way. However she had splashes of colour throughout her deep, brown skirts and blazers. Intelligent ones, as if she’d just come from an art class. A burnt orange headband; or almost metallic blue capris. I don’t even know the words really, for what I’m trying to explain here. I need to expand my fashion vocabulary – like HEAPS.

But this Fendi; made my toes curl in happiness.

Loafer Heels!

•April 27, 2011 • Leave a Comment

So the Easter/ANZAC break was pretty enormous. A lot of alcohol was drunk and a lot of romping around the Valley.

I’m repping my new loafer-heel-type things at work today.

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Rosettes and Cigarettes

•April 23, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Look at Liz’s cool American Apparel jumper.

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Just wanna wear it.

Vionnet heart palpitations.

•April 21, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Madeleine Vionnet was an exceptionally talented and revolutionary haute couture designer, who opened the Vionnet Fashion House in 1912. She was famous for creating the ‘bias-cut’ – a technique whereby the fabric is cut diagonally across the weave and allows the material to cling to the body, but still move with it  This was unheard of in Vionnet’s time, mostly because of society’s love of corsets and padding to distort the female form.

Vionnet’s clothing, in my opinion, are breathtaking. Her understanding of the female body is so evident in the way that the dresses fall and the draping that she loved to play with. Haute World alerted me to the fact that there is an exhibition of a huge variety of her designs in Paris at the moment. I wish I had enough cash so that when I dipped over to London in June, I could skip over the gap and see it in France.

OMG that dress has been posting vintage Vionnet dresses all week and a fair few of them have increased my heart rate considerably. A lot of them are totally wearable though; I could imagine so many of them sweeping down a red carpet.

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Is that a Voldie under your turban?

•April 20, 2011 • Leave a Comment

I’d wear this to Hogwarts.

Madeleine Vionnet cape ca.1930

Wham-bam-lovely-glam!

•April 16, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Oh good Lordy, Yeojin Bae‘s 2011 Spring Collection just has so many pieces that I am just craving. All totally wearable, I’ve never seen one collection with so many different perspectives. Structured, tailored suit jackets and trousers. Floral and floaty spring dresses. Sparkly and glam sequins. I love the contrast of the soft, peach tones to that deep plum. Just a beautiful, beautiful collection. It really reminds me Sydney night-life for some reason.

Bae is actually Australian. Well, he was born in Korea, but grew up and studied design in Australia. What a wham-bam-lovely-glam collection!

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