Last month my husband Danny and I launched United by Bird jewellery. We both have a background in art and we love designing and making jewellery.
We started with earrings and are about to expand into necklaces, bracelets and rings – I’m sure you can appreciate that these things take time when you’re self funded.
Shoes – I love ‘em! The quirkier the better. Since discovering Jeffrey Campbell shoes at Solestruck my shoe-drobe has developed a rather interesting personality.
I own a few pairs of JCs and I ALWAYS get compliments. I mean, I love the shoes but compliments make it so much better. I get them shipped to the office and then my colleagues insist on a mini fashion show. It would be rude of me to say no, wouldn’t it!?
I shop in a variety of stores and lately (due to my hectic schedule) I mostly shop online. ASOS is the shop that continually delivers (pardon the pun) and ASOS dresses are a bit of a staple in my wardrobe.
Any shop that DOESN’T ship free to Australia (or within Australia) very quickly gets a miss from most consumers. ASOS also has the easiest returns system I have ever experienced and that’s saying a lot since I work in e-commerce.
Anyway, back to dresses. I’ve recently done a shop at ASOS but here are the pieces I am still coveting. And how about you? Do you shop at ASOS? Do you shop online at all?
ASOS Dress With Embroidered T-Shirt $144.50
ASOS SALON Floral Midi Prom Dress $204.00
Hybrid Dress with Button and Belt Details $144.50
Mara Hoffman Printed Column Dress with Open Back $518.50
Oasis Cutaway Colour Block Dress $102.00
Whistles ’60s Flower Print Silk Dress $255.00
Images courtesy of ASOS
The EP Cruise 11 collection by ‘EP by Easton Pearson‘ is so cute! Graphic prints, bold stripes, scalloped details and pretty colours make this an extremely desirable story.
Although I loved every piece in the lookbook, I have picked my favourites and am sharing them with you below.
On the very top of my list is the purple twist front jumpsuit which I can see myself wearing to death this summer. Scalloped trim shorts are a close second, with their floaty fit and gorgeous ‘waterski ladies’ pattern.
EP Cruise 11 by ‘EP by Easton Pearson‘ is available now, check out the Easton Pearson website for a list of stores.
I just came back from a whirlwind tour of Europe and the US and I have to say that fashion over there is all about accessories. One thing I saw over and over was a completely out there statement necklace. The bigger (and sparklier) the better!
My personal favourite – any necklace by Badgley Mischka. This label just can’t go wrong.
I don’t know if it’s the onset of winter or my impending summer holiday in Europe, but I have become obsessed with citrus. Obsessed!
I want it in dresses, shoes, bags, skirts - everything. Do you feel like this as well?
Jil Sander SS11
Cheap Monday jumper from Nasty Gal
Just Cavalli dress from Net a porter
Jeffrey Campbell from SoleStruck
Paul & Joe Fall 2011
Jil Sander SS2011
There are two kinds of people - those who wear watches and those who don’t. I fall into the second category but lately I’ve been thinking of crossing over.
Watches these days are far from boring. I’m seriously contemplating buying a timepiece. There is so much choice out there that I really better start now so that I can build a nice little collection.
I’ve done a bit of research and here are my faves.
Valentino - photo courtesy of Valentino
Accessorize Black Leather Bow Watch – Asos
Chanel - photo courtesy of Chanel
Hermes – photo courtesy of Hermes
River Island – Asos
Melissa Odabash is a former catwalk and swimwear model, based in London. She launched this label while living in Italy – fabulous place to start a new swimwear line.
Geometry was never my forte, let’s be honest. It always seemed like it was the most tedious thing in the world and I could not figure out when I would actually need it. Bore! But if geometry was as exciting as these sunglass styles, I swear I would have paid more attention student.
Have you ever noticed how great you feel with a little bit of colour on your lips? Or how fresh your friend looks when her cheeks are rosy?
This just in! Maurie and Eve Winter 2010 is in stores now.
I love Brisbane. And I love Brisbane fashion. In a country that is so focused on Sydney and Melbourne and what the designers are working on over there, Brisbane often gets forgotten. Brisbanites are just as guilty as the rest of them, traveling to Melbourne for shopping on a regular basis.
Now that the weather has started to cool a little (emphasis on ‘little’ – this is Brisbane after all) I am turning my thoughts towards an autumn wardrobe (I was going to say ‘winter’, but that’s so far away!). While I was in town yesterday I briefly feasted my eyes on new seasons’ collections to find many sculptural skirts, dresses and coats. The perfect accompaniment? The bodysuit.
I have been obsessed with large shoulders since Chloe did the cowl sleeve t-shirt back in 2000 (or 2001, the date escapes me). It’s great to see so many sculptural shoulders around at the moment, particularly in dresses. There’s nothing more ‘come hither’ than a bold, strong shoulder accompanied by bedroom hair and sultry eyes.
Check out these bags from Icelandic designer Hrafnhildur Guðrúnardóttir, of Hidden Goods (www.hiddengoods.net). An explosion of ruffles if I ever saw one.