Saturday, January 30, 2010


OH dear. An unusually busy week meant an unusually late post.

If only you could see the colossal Italian murals on the ceiling too.

My best friend. Doesn't she just melt in your mouth? Like a drop of butter.

I don't find Melbourne weather discussions tedious since there's so much happening all the time. We're in the middle of summer and a week ago (when these photos were taken) it was a somewhat chilly night. But tonight it's balmy and breezy- perfect for some weekend mischief. What are you doing this weekened?

I thought I'd enthuse you with a burst of colour! Wearing vintage suede jacket, vintage leopard purse, Forever New top, Nasty Gal faux leather leggings, UO booties.

Truly, bff.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Gigi Baba

Last night we trundled over to Smith St to Gigi Baba for some Turkish, evening grub at ~8.30pm and were told the wait was about 45 minutes! A little on the pricey side, it was still worth it. (The person who recommended it to me said when it first opened last year, word had gotten around and people were apparently on waiting lists to get in!)

It was stifling in there last night and it was buzzing- I loved the walls of carpet, the jungle of dim light bulbs, and the wall littered with ornate porcelain plates.

I feel uneasy when there is a huge menu where ever I go because:
A) it's overwhelming
B) the likelihood of picking something really well done is generally slim

Suffice to say I was very pleased upon discovering the menu had only a handful of dips, meats, salads and desserts.

HIGHLIGHTS: The Baba Ganoush dip, their bread and BBQ lamb sausages simply blew our shoes off.
ALSO WORTH TRYING: Capsicum and tomato dip, prawns, BBQ beef ribs.

A must try.

102 Smith St
Collingwood VIC 3065
(03) 9486 0345

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Watch this space.

I'm in the (very difficult) process of putting together some of my most favourite (sob) vintage pieces up on etsy to share (sniff). I hope you love them as much as I do.

I've noticed I haven't been posting much vintage clothing at all- I am, in fact, an avid, compulsive vintage clothing and accessories' collector and hoarder. If only there was more room in all my wardrobes!

Here's a quick peep:

I am listening to Koop Islands as I write this- a delightful, electronic jazz album by a Stockholm-based duo called Koop who take their inspiration from Caribbean beats. I heard the first track, Koop Island Blues, off a video game P Diddy was playing called The Sabouter. Don't be so quick to dismiss video games, the industry's value is apparently surpassing that of the the film industry.

Good night everyone!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sway so gently

This high-waisted ruffle skirt is loads of fun as it is loads of volume. Flirty and girly, I like how the skirt contrasts with the slightly upturned collar which has a somewhat.. austere feel about it.

Wearing Kookai top, Witchery skirt, Urban Original shoes, Diva ring, Sportsgirl jewelled bib.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A spot of winter.

Yesterday Melbourne couldn't decide what weather it should be every 20 minutes. So it gave us everything all at once, all day: hail, rain, sunshine, wind, clouds, and more rain.

Wearing vintage fur collar, Portmans blazer, Witchery silk blouse, Scanlan and Theodore riding pants, Charles and Keith shoes, Sussans bracelet, Diva rings, T2 giant teacup and saucer.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cuban heels.

Last night I went to an engagement party at Canary Club- you've really got to try their tiny, bite-sized pieces of crispy potato wedges and sangria!

The bejewelled shoulders on this MNG wool dress won me over instantly when I first laid eyes upon it. I love the simple cut, turtle neck and elegant length paired with Jonathan Aston backseams. P Diddy says I look like some female, Cuban drug lord who's only missing a big fat cigar hanging off her lower lip.

Wearing MNG wool dress, Jonathan Aston backseams, Wittner heels, Aldo black ribbon and gold chain necklaces, vintage gold necklaces, Mouche oversized gold flower ring, Herringbone cropped jacket, Napoleon Hess Lipstick.

6 Melbourne Pl,
(03) 9663 1983

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Lady Godiva

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

Good morning!

I find it incredibly difficult to let go of certain pieces of clothes and I can hardly explain why! Such as this one: it's old, cheap and something I wouldn't look twice at if I came across it today. I found it on sale years ago when Forever New first opened in Melbourne: a meagre $10! My best friend and I had purchased one each. It reminds me of old Alice McCall collections.

True or not, I love any opportunity to tell the story of Lady Godiva when anyone asks. I purchased this gorgeous necklace from Chinacherie- a beautiful, quaint etsy shop with plenty of handmade jewllery to go around.

Wearing Forever New semi sheer and satin dress, tribal peacock necklace, Chinacherie Lady Godiva necklace, Country Road T-Bar sandal platform wedges, Diva owl ring.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Nothing like a bit of pottering in the kitchen to settle some nerves after a frightfully busy day.

Adapted from Nigella Feasts

In a food processor:
125g of softened unsalted butter, 85g of sugar, 125g of all-purpose flour, 2 eggs, 1 tsp of baking powder, 1/2 tsp of bicarb, 2 tsps of vanilla extract- blend well. Then add 2 tbs of milk with the motor on to help bind everything. Final blitz. Makes 12 cupcakes. Into a pre-heated oven set to 200 deg Celsius and bake for 15-20 mins.

Royal Icing:
200g of icing sugar whipped with 2 egg whites for 5 mins (with a hand mixer of course) and then squeeze a lemon into it and whizz for another 2 mins. Add coloured gel (gels give you much more intense colours) if you wish to have coloured icing!

I get my 'EdAble Art glitter'(England) and other various bakeware trinkets from a cake shop in an arcade on Flinders st, Cake Deco. If you live in Melbourne, make sure you lose yourself in the store some time! Such a delicious treasure trove! The people are so very kind. Here we have Disco Peach Melba glitter.

Sprinkle a sugary bouquet on top and hey presto! Beautiful cupcakes worthy of a stall at your next local fete.

Enjoy! X

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Date With Heartbreak

I apologise for being so neglectful. Here, on my way to work I'm wearing: Thoimay silk top with sheer sleeves, Witchery skirt and sandals, Sportsgirl bag and Cue belt.

I'm going to do as no other blogger I've known has done and take you into my little, humble bathroom for a beauty post...

Thursday, January 07, 2010


Ever since I first laid eyes on her eons ago, I've never stopped being in awe of her supreme beauty and poise. I just can't find a bad photograph.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

If I had me a modern-day Mr Rochester with all the Victorian English charm...

Amorina studded leather vest by Temperley London, Printed silk-blend dress by Zac Posen and Very Jaws 140 Pumps by Christian Louboutin.

What would you wear?

Monday, January 04, 2010

Lazy hazy Sunday

This cream-coloured blazer was purchased from Portmans on Boxing Day for just $39.95 while I was interstates (I love the cut and it's so very comfy). The nude flats with a scalloped trim were purchased from Witchery that day too for only $49.95 (down from $140)! As you can see, I find it difficult to keep quiet about my enthusiasm for bargains! What's wrong with being a little prudent, anyway?

Wearing Portmans blazer, rings from Diva, Sussan's bracelet, Cotton On plunging V-neck in grey-blue, AA tricot nylon leggings in black, Prada silk scarf, Witchery scalloped flats.