Tuesday, June 28, 2011

the everyday

My current trio of rings consists of a Georg Gensen daisy, Karen Walker skull and Jordan Askill heart. I love simple, fine jewellery for everyday and have been lucky to receive these pieces as gifts, the first two for my 21st birthday and the heart ring from Rohan for our 3 year anniversary. I used to have this heart ring in yellow gold too, another gift from Rohan when Jordi first started designing them a few years back. Unfortunately it slipped off my finger a little while ago and I am still getting used to wearing just one :c. 
Another perk of being on holidays is that I can finally maintain a nice manicure. I have been using Chanel particuliere all the time, my new winter colour. I also enjoy waking up every morning to Sam Haskins' Cowboy Kate and Other Stories which stands on display near the end of my bed.

Last but not least, my Isabel Marant coat has been another staple for the past two winters and it still manages to be perfect with everything. It's become quite cold and miserable in Sydney over the past two days so I won't be leaving the house without this and my Benah beanie.

What are your winter essentials?

states of matter

I just came across these images from the Rodarte: States of Matter exhibition at MOCA in California.
I love the way the Mulleavy sisters have blurred the lines between sculpture, art and fashion and how the pieces are displayed suspended from the ceiling suggesting movement. 

All photos from Rodarte

Thursday, June 23, 2011

travel notes

A booklet I made for a recent Tafe project. It was a fun to work on and one of the first pieces of work where I have combined my design, illustration and photography all at once. 
I really enjoy going through our archive of holiday photos from Japan in 2009. Rohan and I have both used a few of these for various projects and one of our tree photos was blown up in the corner shop Paddington to cover a door. 
Each image has its own story to it, the beautiful flowers were given to us by two girls who had just been a a wedding. They were desperately looking to share a taxi with someone and after realising the flowers may not last the rest of their night out, they kindly gave them to us. 
Two of the images are of this amazing sulphur mountain in Owakudani national park in Hakone, Japan. It is referred to by the locals as 'Hell Valley' and was unlike anything  we had ever seen before. 
There is a little store further up the mountain which sells famous black boiled eggs (see photo below) which are said to extend your life by seven years. 
It's been over two years since we were there and the hard times the country has faced this year have been incredibly sad. We are both still looking forward to going again and would love to see more of the countryside and stay in Kyoto. There are some amazing buildings in Tokoyo (The Prada store in Aoyama being my favourite) so I was delighted when I found these pictures of Hotel Anteroom which has recently opened in Kyoto. 

1 - 5. Booklet & photographs by me, 6. Photograph by Rohan, 7 - 10. Anteroom hotel photos from upon a fold.

Monday, June 20, 2011


"Dear Diary,

I've noticed that Ken hasn't talked to me ever since he got that new earring... 
I wonder if he's mad at me?

Sincerely, Barbie"
-http://dearblankpleaseblank.com/ via I Love You magazine

These are a few things I like at the moment, coincidentally there is a lot of pink!

Rohan and I are both on holidays now - for me this has meant finally getting through my stack of new magazines, finishing Jane Eyre, doing some painting and re-watching all the X-Men movies after seeing X-Men: First Class at the cinema. It was awesome. 

1. My Isabel Marant scarf and Acne denim shirt, 2 & 3. Graphic Design for fashion by Jay Hess and Simone Pasztorek, 4 & 5. I Love You magazine 'The Princess Issue' and my Isabel Marant bracelet, 6-8. Pretty pastels in the new issue of Lula magazine, 9 & 10. Stella McCartney pre-spring 2008 lookbook and one of my favourite pegs. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

3.1 resort

Phillip Lim Resort 2012. As always there are many things I want, I'm particularly interested in the leopard print pants and knitted shorts. I do love a drawstring waist...

Sunday, June 12, 2011

part 1

Of my black and white photo project - I enjoy arranging the objects and editing the finished image. The best part is that I'm finding ways to incorporate this new love into a few of my Tafe assignments.
I'm looking forward to my next holidays (2 weeks away!) I have a little pile of new magazines that I can't wait to read as well as Jane Eyre; I really want to finish it before the film is released.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

the now

Still being inspired by the current issue of Russh magazine, thinking about this Comme des Garcon bright orange wallet, making big mood boards in illustrator, listening to Adele, sleeping less to do more assignments, wishing I had more time to bake and adding pops of colour to winter ensembles. 

Illustration by me

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

you're in a desert.

Sean Young's Polaroids from the set of Blade Runner.