Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Catching up with the Olsen twins & bag rant

I received this studded drawstring bag in the post today from Miss Selfridge in England! For a bag of 10 pounds (reduced), I pretty much got my bargain on the Alexander Wang studded bag version (yes, I have just googled this because I had forgotten why my subconscious was immediately infatuated).

There's 4 ways to wear this bag.I love its lightness,and the ingenious tightening bag lock thing,which you can see at the ends of the string in this pic

If you recall, studded bags have been quite the rage earlier this year, with various blogs going crazy over DIY studding on bags, shoes, tops and jackets. Of course this furore would not have occurred if Balmain did not overtly introduce studs or if the Olsen twins did not decide to abruptly switch to Wang's 'studded masterpiece'.

Moreover I wanted to broach the subject of bag & purse pricing.After spending time looking at the array of wonderful bags offered online, I am disappointed with what Australian retailers offer.Most of the time they are ridiculously UGLY knock-offs with prices triple the amount you would pay overseas. I mean the shipping from China to Australia is far cheaper than one say to England or the United States. Just yesterday I was at Sportsgirl and the bags in my opinion should go join some freak show,really. (This may be my smug induced Miss Selfridge happy chap brain thinking at the moment,so do not get offended!). But really, in all honesty,no one is going to buy the Sportsgirl leather bag or weird washed denim bag with shocking fluro detail for $70.00+.Something like that would belong to Jay Jays.I think Sportsgirl should stick to their vintage canvas/leather bags,and make it their specialty.Tacky glam is a fashion crime..

High end bags on the other hand,my catch up with you will be postponed...

Have you got any fashion rants? Lets hear them in the comments! Thanks for reading :)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Everlasting love,embracing the past,present and future.

Sandra Cretu sings the hit 80s song Everlasting Love. I only recently stumbled upon the actual song's video clip, and must say it's a fun and humourous clip to watch,especially due to the strangely disturbing but lovable mocking facial expressions.This music clip is unique for such a genre as it doesn't portray love in all its typically cliche forms,rather it celebrates this universal theme through parodies.
Thus, if you're fond of period or baroque romance,Shakespeare,biblical scenes,cavemen(yes you heard right),John Lennon,contemporary romances of the 20th century (from the 20s up to the 80s) or costume dramas makes your heart flutter,enjoy the clip below!

Tell me in the comments if you're able to identify any other references. Have a fabulous day...and dance! Yeah,80s music rock. :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A respectable bow

A warm welcome to you all, this is my first post on here! I hope you enjoy sharing this blogging journey with me as much as I have spent countless hours creating it (if only the images could rearrange the way I want them to).

As I'm currently not in a position to go into too much detail about the premise of this blog, I wish to appropriately kick things off by featuring Bowler Hats in my blog today.

There is definitely something alluring and nostalgic about Bowler Hats. In historic times, they were universally worn by gentlemen; it would have been disastrous for one to forget their bowler hat out in public.

Today,however, the bowler hat makes an edgy yet sophisticated casual everyday accessory for women. The small rounded top and brim, and deep black felt material of the hat provides a fancy feminine touch compared to the ones frequently designed for men. Wear the hat out one day and lets hope you attract respect, as much as Mr Collins did in Pride & Prejudice....
You can add fresh florals for a chic touch like Peaches (above).

Well, bowing out for now, see you guys soon!

*Topshop currently stocks bowler hats for 22GBP.

*$30AU at Dangerfield, Australia.
*Images sourced from,maisondereveries.blogpot,misspandorapandora.blogpot,Peaches Geldof & Coco Rocha images via TFS.