Wednesday, August 28, 2013

look forward

Thank you for all your entries in the Pared Eyewear competition and congratulations to the winner, Miffy!
I'll be in touch soon to arrange your prize.

It's officially the first day of spring on Sunday and I'm looking forward to what will hopefully be a very warm next six months. I love this lookbook shot from Pared's last collection and the stunning Kinga Rajzak for Pop magazine to get me in the mood for summer. Speaking of sunglasses and the new season, it's also time for Badlands to look forward too. I've been meaning to update the blog for a while and I'm very happy to announce to that in a few days time you'll be re-directed to the brand new Badlands, hope you love it!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

dark was the night

Setting the tone for moody summer nights. Daylight hours are getting longer... a new season awaits.

Photographer | Kelly Geddes
Stylist | Erin Fairs
Model | Shanna Jackway @ IMG
Hair & Make up | Lesley Cameron

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

at first glance

It's been a very busy and very exciting past two months!

Whilst our first issue isn't on newsstands quite yet, I'm very happy that our brand new website,, is up and running. Have a look around and you'll find everything from French style inspiration (oh ELLE, you know me too well), beauty tutorials, runway reports, guest posts and exclusive interviews. See if you can spot some of my collages too!

Monday, August 19, 2013

those summer eyes x pared colours comp

 There is nothing like a new pair of sunglasses to get you excited for the new season! These Puss & Boots framed by Pared made their debut this weekend as we enjoyed more unseasonably warm weather in Sydney. Their new collection is a tribute to the coveted lifestyle of the Rat Pack , mid century modern architecture and the spirit of Palm Springs in the late 50’s. The collection celebrates the outdoors,
the sunshine and the landscape of this desert oasis.

To celebrate, Pared are giving you the chance win my frame colour of choice (I couldn't go past the smokey grey with silver)! To win all you have to do is follow Badlands on Bloglovin and leave a comment below with an email address in case you're the lucky winner.

The competition is running from the 19th - 23rd of August and the winner will then be chosen at random. For more chances to win you can also head to Pared Eyewear's facebook where they will be giving away an additional 5 pairs and via instagram by following @paredeyewear and reposting the image using the #paredcomp

 Photo by me, frames by Pared and Polaroids by Guy Bourdin

Saturday, August 17, 2013

interiors // gillian tennant

Beni Ourain Carpet - vintage / Moroccan Poufs - Beyond Marrakesh / Rosewood coffee table - vintage / Arne Norell safari chairs - vintage / Moroccan market basket - Moon River Chattel / Sheepskin throws - Ikea / Indian kantha quilt throw cushion - West Elm / Candle - Diptyque / Assorted Books - The Way We Live series by Stafford Cliff & Gilles De Chabaneix and Handcrafted Modern by Leslie Williamson / Moroccan wedding blanket 'Handira' - Beyond Marrakesh / Vase - vintage Mason jar

Oversized hanging lanterns - Pear River Market / Sofa - Coco Republic / Moroccan wedding blanket (handira) - Beyond Marrakesh / Sheepskin throw - Ikea

Dining table - Coco Republic / Dining Chairs - Tolux / Vase - Ikea / Water Bottles - ABC Carpet & Home / Ceramic candle holders - ABC Carpet & Home / Bowl - Mud Australia / Side table - vintage (linen cover handmade) / Mirror - vintage / Oversized white bowl - Canvas Home / String lights - Canvas Home / Assorted candles - Astier de Villatte, Santa Maria Novella,  Northern Light, Brook Farm General Store, Janalli Home / White vase - vintage / Lights - handmade

Mirror - vintage / Assorted candles and holders - Astier de Villatte, Santa Maria Novella,  Northern Light, Brook Farm General Store, Janalli Home / Brass Lighter - vintage Zippo / White case - vintage

Chair - vintage from ABC Carpet & Home / Indian kantha throw - vintage / Side board - ABC Carpet & Home / Lamp - vintage / Vases - vintage / Dried floral garland - handmade by All Good Things / Ceramic deer head - Loopy Mango / Photo Frames - Stella Home / Woodstock print - vintage / Assorted candles - Santa Maria Novella, Diptyque, Coqui Coqui, Northern Light / Moroccan pouf - Beyond Marrakesh / Cameras - Holga and Lomography La Sardinia / Assortment of shells, coral and rocks found on Tulum Beach, Mexico

Bed - Ikea / String Lights - Canvas Home / Linen Garland - handmade Bed Linens - Matteo / Pink throw - Aunti Oti / Be Calm print - Louise Bourgeois / Side table - Ikea / Noguchi Akari Lamp - Noguchi Museum / Candle - Diptyque / Linen Spray - Coqui Coqui / Moroccan Carpet - Beyond Marrakesh

Industrial clothing rack - vintage / Bag - Jerome Dreyfuss / Clothing - an assortment of my summer 'go-to's' including pieces by Isabel Marant, Vanessa Bruno, Acne Jeans, Forte Forte, APC, Balenciaga and Gillian Tennant (of course!) / Hangers - Henry Hanger

Drawers - Ikea / Print - Debbie Carlos / Lamp - Ikea /Candle - Le Labo ' Santal 26' / Linen Spray - Coqui Coqui ' Orange Blossom'/ Ceramic containers - Samantha Robinson, Mud Australia / Hand cream - Aesop

Chair - ABC Carpet & Home / Fern pot - Janalli Home / Book pile & Vintage Polaroid camera

 Assorted Fabrics, pieces from SS13 collection, inspiration pics - Gillian Tennant / Moroccan market basket - Moon River Chattel / Sheepskin throw - Ikea

Moroccan Market Basket - Moon River Chattel / Indian kantha cushions and quilts - vintage / Heels & Boots - Isabel Marant / Sheepskin throw - Ikea

Hanging Utensils- Hanging Garlic Basket - Kiosk / Enamel Colander & Milk Pan - Brook Farm General Store / Utensils on shelf - Blue mixing bowl - Bison / Basket - Canvas Home / White Crock - Williams Sonoma / On countertop - Chopping Boards - Heath Ceramics & Ikea / Cutlery - ABC Carpet & Home / Toaster - Dualit / Fruit bowl - Moon River Chattel / Other - Rug - Matta / Stool - Ikea / Dog Bowls - Pearl River Mart 


When one of my favourite New York-based fashion designers, Gillian Tennant, sent me some pictures of her studio in Tribeca it was love at first sight. Gillian has an incredible eye for subtle minimalism with a feminine touch that is all her own and I couldn't wait to find out more about her space. Thanks Gillian x

Your space is absolutely beautiful! Tell us a little about the building and its history. 

 Thank you! I live with my husband and my dog, Molly, in an old artist's loft in the downtown neighbourhood of Tribeca. Our building was built in the mid-1800's and at that time, Tribeca was the textile district of Manhattan. Our building was a factory for the manufacture of yarn, twine and rope. The space we live in is very untouched - it still has many of its original quirky features (that we love) including wonky timber floors, 16ft wood beam ceilings, exposed brick walls and a very cute cast iron fire escape. We are lucky enough to live on a small, quiet street and have a roof terrace that overlooks the city.

How would you describe your decorating style? 

 The city can feel quite grey and grungy so as an escape from that, I try to keep the inside of our home light and fresh. The first thing we did when we moved in was paint every surface white! Our style is a real mix - vintage, tribal, high and low end pieces all live here. But I like to think that the result is a very delicate and soft look.

What is your favourite piece of furniture? 

I have a few favourites around the home! Our vintage safari chairs for the comfort, the Moroccan carpets for the feel and I love the little light fittings that hang over our dining table - we made these ourselves and they look so fragile and pretty.

What is your favourite thing to do at home? 


What are a few of your favourite NYC addresses for the home?  

ABC Carpet & Home 888 Broadway, New York
John Derian 6 East 2nd Street, New York
All Good Things 102 Franklin Street, New York
Steven Alan Home 158 Franklin Street, New York
Canvas Home 199 Lafayette St, New York
Chelsea Flea Market W25th Street, New York
Moon River Chattel 62 Grand Street, Brooklyn
Sprout Home 44 Grand Street, Brooklyn
Brook Farm General Store 75 S 6th St, Brooklyn

Monday, August 12, 2013

too cool for school

"The School Yard" Elle Denmark August 2013

Wearing my Varsity jacket, dreaming of Celine and tying a
sweater around my waist, college style.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

to consider

Winter may be nearing an end, but I'm still finding myself making wishlists from the latest international arrivals. That Phillip Lim coat (which is sold out everywhere!) and a stunning Balenciaga coat (keep dreaming) have been inspiring my current winter looks. I just picked up an oversized duster coat from Topshop and a Zara skort to see me through to spring but there are still a few little things...

1. Ryan Storer ear cuff, so simple and so beautiful.
2. Gold hair barette
3. Knitwear (Whistles and La Garçonne are a favourite)
4. A new print, because if Dries Van Noten has taught me anything, it's that one beauifully
printed garment can update your entire closet.

p.s. Speaking of closet updates, Our Closet Sale is now back up and running.
Hannah and I will be adding more items over the next few days!

Images (clockwise from top left); Lou Doillon via La Garçonne, Ryan Storer ear cuff, Whistles clutch,
the new La Garconne Moderne collection, Balenciaga coat from Département Féminin

Knitwear on La Garçonne, Dries Van Noten kimono from Département Féminin
folded knits from Whistles, Lindsay Wixson photographed by Vanessa Jackman, 3.1 Phillip Lim coat from Moda Operandi.