May 29, 2009
ive been indoors a lot lately - i dont mind, i actually enjoy it and its been chilly so indoors is the place to be!
im working on finishing a wholesale order today as well as making more paper goods to send to some blog friends
some snippets from home....
'Ti Tree' flowers in pretty shades of pink and yellow $5 a bunch from my local Coles - its been 10days now and they are still nice and bright and will last for ages!
May 27, 2009
Our niece Christine and her boyfriend Steven recently got engaged so here's a post to celebrate !
Bridal Betty Eco Clutch by ReJenerate
A Little Tipsy necklace by 'LuLu Sparkles'
and a beautiful Capelet
Le Katerina by 'Toccata'
for more 'Wishlist Wednesday' posts check out Carley's awesome blog!
*vintage wedding picture of Catherine Deneuve via Google images*
May 25, 2009
Eye Spy: My Karaoke Masterpiece
Ha! i havnt stepped foot in a Karaoke bar in over 10 years but my favourite songs to sing were always
'I will Survive' by Gloria Gaynor ...a favourite amongst my girlfriends! (drop your handbag to the floor and dance honey!)
Mickey by Toni Basil - catchy, upbeat and lots of fun!
and a song I love to sing along to with lots of sultry passion anytime (anywhere) is 'Brass In Pocket' by The Pretenders....
Thanks to Erin for this week's music flash back and funny memories!
May 24, 2009
May 20, 2009
Karen Elson has come such a long way since she shaved her eyebrows for Steven Meisel and Italian Vogue but what hasnt changed is her striking red hair, pale long limbs and love of vintage clothing!
ive always loved her unique look and now the mumma of two little ones and wife to Mr White Stripes, Jack White,
is still going strong with her modelling and is also a singer with 'The Citizens Band'
On top of such a busy schedule Karen has opened a vintage store in her new
hometown of Nashville, called
Venus and Mars Vintage
Nashville is miles away from here but the site says a blog and Ebay store opening soon - very exciting!!!
Karen has always expressed her love of vintage clothing and is always snapped wearing some gorgeous dresses from yester-year,
so im sure Venus & Mars has gorgeous things in stock!!
*images from USA Vogue*
Wearing it well....loving all these!
Half Circle skirt by Melbourne designer Lyptis' - this is such a fun cut and looks really flattering!
I have a Lyptis dress in bottle green shade and Franziska even cut it a slight A-line shape just for me, im going to be wearing it heaps this winter - its so soft and warm but Ive been eyeing this skirt for a while now...its so pretty!
Pleated neckline top by Israel designer 'Lirola'
Gorgeous deep purple colour and feminine detail!
Felt Cloud brooch by Melbournite 'RedSuedeKitten' - this is really special, love the colours and can just imagine this pinned to a black or navy knit!
May 18, 2009
Speaking of plants I found an old tattered 1960's garden book at the thrift store a few weeks back...love the line drawings of these plants which Ive aged with coffee and tea! (they now smell delicious too ) ...hope to add some splotches of green ink, natural twine and cotton lace bits and turn them into nature's wonder Gift tags!
May 15, 2009
the sweet Gracie tagged me last week so here we go....
What is your current obsession?
hand moisturiser, 'Mad Men'...this series just started here in Australia (on SBS) and Im loving it! also im on the hunt for some Stacking rings.
Who is the last person you hugged?
my boys - this morning.
What's your favourite dinner?
I love good food!
I'd say comfort food - hot stews with mash, soups, rice pudding, warm crusty bread with butter...being of Greek background food is all about getting together with people and sharing the food (and the love)
What was the last thing you bought? (to wear)
a dark purple blouse
What are you listening to right now?
Jason Mraz , Stevie Wonder
What is your favourite weather?
Winter sun but I also love storms (when im home of course)
Gracie is a real sweetheart...she's kind and thoughtful and Im happy to have her as blogging friend! She also got engaged recently so is planning a wedding - very exciting!!!
Tea in the morning and late at night and a good coffee around 11am
What did you want to become as a child?
A teacher, a secretary, a fashion editor
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour where would you go?
Larnaca, Cyprus - straight to my grandparents house for a coffee & chit chat ...miss them both!
Who do you want to meet in person?
Helena Christensen - ive been a fan for like ever...plus I think she'd be cool to hang out with!.
oh and this girl....one day Veronica one day...!
What is your most challenging goal right now?
Juggling everything - family, home, work, creativity
What is your weirdest obsession?
Me weird? never!!....haha i have no idea - might have to ask my husband what he thinks?
Why did you start a blog?
i joined illustration friday so needed to post my drawings - i then discovered a world of like minded people!! blogging is amazing!
i really enjoy Creature Comforts, she posts often and every post is gorgeous inspiration!
To keep at it with 'Percival Road Designs' - i have so many ideas but lack the time right now (hence my bare shop)....still, Im enjoying it all so far!
one step at a time...
If you could change professions or careers, what would you like to try? (realistically speaking)
Graphic design or a magazine stylist, fashion illustration - i think it would be FAB to doodle all day long....
Who is your favourite designer at the moment?
i dont really buy designer clothes but I do love local designer 'Fleur Wood' , love Kate Spade and the femininity of Italian label 'Blumarine'
What's your favourite brand of jeans?
What piece of designer clothing would you most like to own (new or vintage)
May 13, 2009
May 11, 2009
no juicy novels at the moment just loads of magazines (as always) and im reading up
I bought 'Time Out 2009 -New York City' guide book and ive got my sister's ' Fodors Guide book' on the city too.
May 10, 2009
May 8, 2009
Apart from more glueing and pasting today, Im planning to make some vegie soup and watch my taped episode of "Mad Men', which is a great series so far...
May 6, 2009
Some whimsy fashion girl art for the walls?
These are all so wonderful and so affordable that Im tempted...so tempted!
Beth by Cendrille $3.50 (sweet little doggie)
The Love Letter by TheBrilliantMagpie $5.00
Too Shy (no.3) by Rosie Music $20.00
For more 'Wishlist Wednesday' finds check out Carley's blog to see who is playing along
The lovely Viv tagged me with
May 3, 2009
May 2, 2009
Australian fashion designer Arabella Ramsay's home was featured in
Some gorgeous rooms!
I love how the neutral background and furniture make all the colours in her possessions pop!
A pink rug! how striking is that!
now its got me rethinking my cremes whites and blues....
have a FAB weekend everyone
hope you're all upto some cool things, apart from dinner out tonight we're taking it easy at home - i like that!