Friday, September 30, 2011

pale ryder part 2

Last night was the launch of Benah's Pale Ryder film directed by Ben Briand and featuring Isabella from The Preachers (their band gave an amazing performance!) and actor Sam Smith. The film looks at destiny and fate, the inspiration behind the current collection. This is only a teaser trailer but the full version will be up on Benah soon. 
Hannah's Celine tri-pochette made an appearance with her Benah cuff and sandals and I took my pistachio Lola clutch out for a spin. The film was beautiful, as were the framed stills up for sale on the gallery wall and I got to catch up with a few friends I haven't seen in ages. 

Today has been pretty great too; working from home, burning the A.P.C fig candle and reading the new issue of The Gentlewoman. How amazing is that Isabel Marant navajo sweater!?

1. Benah film trailer, 2-5. Photos by me, 6. Photo by Rohan (thankyou!) 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

one day my log will have something to say about this

I think I might have mentioned how much I love Special Agent Dale Cooper before. When I heard Therese Rawsthorne had based her current collection on Twin Peaks and was opening a pop-up shop I couldn't be more excited. Therese has been a favourite of mine for a few years now and there is so much I want from this collection.
Hannah and I fawned over the cropped trench with leather sleeves and the basic shirts and denim at the store opening tonight, complete with an episode projected on the wall. 

"I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don't plan it. Don't wait for it. Just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men's store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot black coffee." - Dale Cooper 

Therese Rawsthorne pop-up store, 401 Crown St, Surry Hills

Photos of the store taken by me, screen caps from Twin Peaks, lookbook images from Therese Rawsthorne.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


A few weeks ago the lovely team at Secret Squirrel asked me to participate in their blogger styling competition. I have been a fan of their label for a while so it was amazing to receive a pair of their new Alocasia shorts in the mail and work them into my current wardrobe. The weather was still a little cool so I paired it with my favourite Isabel Marant jacket and then kept it simple with a Topshop shirt, Zara pumps and my Benah Kodi bag. 
You can head over to Secret Squirrel's facebook page to vote for your favourite look. Voters also have a chance to win a shopping voucher from their online store! 
I have also been sketching a few of my favourite looks from their SS12 collection Botanica, photos to come soon. 

Thanks again Bri & Andrew! 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

3.1 phillip lim spring 2012

Ok I love this, I really, really love this. Phillip Lim always manages to be one of my favourites from NYFW and this season is certainly no exception. I'm in to denim in a big way at the moment, oversized shirts and vests worn over simple white dresses and minimalist accessories.
I'm also a fan of the sleek, dark looks like the two-toned tee with tapered black pants or the black jacket worn over a navy shirt.
I did this little drawing a few weeks ago, it's the pieces I want from the next Phillip Lim resort collection. I already had my first taste of summer today, it was 28 degrees in sydney and I wore a white silk tee dress with my favourite pair of sandals. I'm defiantly feeling inspired by all the summer collections I have been seeing. What have been your favourites?

Saturday, September 17, 2011

home: where they create

Yesterday I picked up Paul Barbera's book Where They Create. I have had my name down on the wait list for a few weeks and it's so exciting to actually have it sitting on my coffee table. A few of my favourites are present; Acne Studios, Confetti System and Fantastic Man and most of all it has me really motivated to finish of my mini bedroom re-decorating project. Unfortunately it's been on hold for a while now, I can't wait for my two week break so I can finish it! 
At the moment there are deep purple sweet peas in our living room which I was photographing for a project. One thing that has been inspiring me a lot lately is the organic beauty of flowers in contrast with strong, geometric shapes. 
I also had a great time at the Benah sale with Hannah. I picked up this amazing sample tie-dye tote bag, it's now hanging on my door as a little reminder that next week will finally be beach weather! 

1. Where They Create by Paul Barbera, 2. My Benah beach bag, 3. Acne Studios in Where They Create, 4. Flowers photographed by me, 5. Confetti System in Where They Create, 6. Flowers photographed by and watercolour shapes by me, 7. Fantastic Man in Where They Create.   

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

t by alexander wang spring 2012

Wow, this is an amazing follow up to the current T by Alexander Wang collection. I love the silk shirts he has been doing and the sheer, layering pieces. That and the all white palette with touches of grey, lime and peach.

Images via

Monday, September 12, 2011

the benah sale

This is the invitation I designed for Benah's studio sale (click to make it full-sized). If you're in Sydney this weekend come check it out, my wishlist is increasing daily...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


I just came across this shoot from Danish magazine Cover. Despite the lovely warm weather we have been having in Sydney for the past few days, this has made me excited for winter all over again. 
I love the oversized, black blazer worn with simple wrist cuffs, the slightly longer knee-grazing coat  and the idea of a turtleneck layered underneath an amazing jacket.
I couldn't resist illustrating this look from Celine FW 11.12, a white turtleneck under a long, navy coat. This concept of sophisticated winter dressing has brought me yet again to Sofia Coppola's collection for Louis Vuitton. I love the idea of the black duffel bag with just about everything...

Illustration by me, Images from Cover magazine. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011


I have been wearing this burgundy Isabel Marant jacket non-stop for the past few weeks. It's perfect for this in-between weather with a white tee and jeans. Another favourite is my Isabel Marant square pendant necklace, I'm planning on wearing this with my summer staples, white silk shirts, denim shorts and sandals. 
I'm looking at an old Lyell lookbook for spring inspiration, soft black silk dresses and shirts with the faintest hints of lace. Also this photoshoot from issue two of The Gentlewoman magazine. I hope I can find a pair of leather driving gloves in Europe.

1. COS F/W magazine, 2. Isabel Marant necklace 3. Illustration by me, 4. Isabel Marant jacket , 5. Lyell lookbook, 6. The Gentlewoman magazine. Photos 2-5 taken by me.