24.4.15

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Melbourne: Fashion Revolution Day

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There are so many things to notice about Melbourne.  The hoards of coffee shops with bearded baristas, the dirty urban areas, the generally rather stylish people, the trams that are ready to run you down if you even dare cross when there's a little red man, the percentage of cigarette smokers (it's so high! gross), and plenty more.

One thing I chanced upon the other day and couldn't help but notice was H&M's mammoth store.  The sign in the window showed a dress from the H&M Conscious line, so I curiously entered the shop.  Upon entering, I couldn't help but notice the bizarre contrast (I could use the word juxtaposition, but that would be terribly year 12 english) between the H&M Conscious line & the racks of $2! $5! $7! So! Many! Exclamation! Marks!

Honestly, I don't even know where to begin with the above scenario.  Picture it for yourself, is it even that unusual?  How often do we buy something "cheap & nasty" to finish an outfit?  One of my favourite invented phrases is if it's too good to be true, it's too good to be true, so apply that to prices.  If your dress couldn't possibly cost $15, who's losing out here?


Today is Fashion Revolution Day.  Who made your clothes?  #fashrev


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18.4.15

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Wedding Photos...

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... are up over at Natasja Kremer's blog, if your curiosity gets the better of you!



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8.4.15

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Outfit: Play

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Hey dudes, long time no outfit post!  
I'm talking to you too, S, you slacker.

Anyway, I'm midway through a week of evening shifts, which means Simon gets to drag me out to bathroom fitting stores and tile shops.  Sounds like the interior designer's dream, but for me it is probably worse than getting teeth pulled.  Which I guess is a credit to Simon because he is a dentist.  I'm calling it house-fittings-fatigue, because really, how many times do you have to go back to the same store to look at the same taps?  I made up my mind months ago, now do us a good deal!  

  That annoyance aside, it does mean 1. that our house is going to be coming together soon (!!!!), and 2. I get to wear some normal-people clothing during daylight hours, which is a bonus!


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7.4.15

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DIY: Dried Flowers

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One of my favourite things from my wedding day were the flowers by the gorgeous Bec of Rox & Rabbit.  Unfortunately, as with most good things, they had to meet a wilted, sad demise thanks to how Mama Nature works.  EXCEPT that I was hell-bent on preserving some of my pretty posies because 1. I am a bit of a hoarder, 2. I was feeling sorry for myself post-wedding, and 3. those flowers were expensive, and I needed to milk them for all their worth.

So I decided to experiment with a few drying techniques which you too can use to stave off those post-wedding blues!  I feel it was quite a success.  And hopefully you'll remember this and be more prepared, instead of going troppo looking for silica gel just prior to leaving for your honeymoon.

For best results, use fresh (not semi-dead) stuff.


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31.3.15

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Shopping: See My Vest

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As a former opponent of vests, it's time to swallow my words and invest in one of the top trends of the season.  Perfect chance to flaunt your arms in the colder months & motivation to keep you at those early morning pilates classes.  Nothing says commitment like a toned bicep in Winter, ha!!  Dream on. Hello doona.

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30.3.15

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Through the Looking Glass: Luisa Hansal

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LUISA HANSAL, visual artist 


So a few major exciting things have happened in the past 12 months and the next 12 are likewise, going to be notoriously B.I.G. in the change department.  One of these things is Simon & my impending house (which will be taking shape over the course of this year!!) - such "adult" decisions and things that we're just coming to terms with.  That, along with cooking food for ourselves and doing the laundry.

One great thing about having a place in-the-making to call our own is being able to commence the hoarding of homewares, accoutrements, and ART!  We just so happened to stumble upon a really rad little exhibition put together by Luisa on our return from Bali, and hyped up on the many "mature-aged" things we had already done that day (washing - check, grocery shopping - check), adding our first piece of art to our collection put the icing on the cake.  

What I loved about Luisa's work was the intricacy of the pieces, the harmonious bold colours, and not to forget the deliberate use of glitter and/or risqué photos.  If only my mother wouldn't be so shocked to see a nude hanging in our house.  I'm kicking myself because I didn't take nearly enough photos to show off how meticulously created her work was (as Simon's definition of "art" is something he wouldn't be able to recreate himself" - this definitely checked that box).  

Anyway, Luisa agreed to do our little e-interview, which I hope piques your interest in seeking out and supporting our local emerging artists!  Check it out after the jump.


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29.3.15

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Travel: Sydney Photo Diary

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Sorry dudes but you'll have to wait with bated breath for more wedding photos as Tasj has some scheming going on!  Boo, yes, because wedding photos are one of my favourite things to peruse and I bet it's the same for you - all the glorious flowers, the dresses, the cake, and THE FLOWERS.  If I could have $4k worth of flowers around me every day I would.  I bet I would also be single-handedly making up the Perth sales of Nasonex and Telfast, which wouldn't be as great but hey, FLOWERS.  

However, we shall move forward and fill this little bloggy with other photos of adventures, beginning with my post-wedding trip to Sydney.  No, not officially part of the honeymoon as I was busy nerding it up HARD at a conference.  But there's always time to have breakfast, and always gaps in the academic program (i.e. days to wag) to go to Bondi...

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Notable awesome places we visited:
- Taronga Zoo: there's not many places where you can see a chimpanzee poop into it's hand and eat it
- The Grounds of Alexandria - Perth, we need a place like this!  And we also need Lil' Sebastian!
- Hurricanes Ribs (for the ribs of course)
- The Chop House (also for more food - the steak was gooood)
- Darling Point - for a leisurely walk amongst some very expensive real estate
- Tuchuzy at Bondi - finally seeing my online window-shopping addiction in the flesh 

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27.3.15

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Hello!

Natasja Kremers Trish's Wedding

Photo by Natasja Kremers | S's dress - Carla Zampatti | Valentino shoes | T's wedding dress - Ae'kemi | Blooms by Fox & Rabbit


I'm baaaaack!!!!

Well, in truth I've been back for a week, but finally "back" into blogging after settling in to a fresh timetable, new house, and new life as a married lass!  Here's a sneak peak of S & I, photographed by the amazing Natasja Kremers.  More wedding photos to come in the near future, I promise :)

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16.3.15

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Collecting Khaki

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Perhaps it's the season change, or maybe it's a trend I'm just going along with, but khaki is seriously on my hit list. The delectable combination of black, denim & khaki is one of the (few!) good things about Winter.  Kidding, I love all seasons.  But Summer is the best.  Followed by Spring and Autumn, with Winter bringing up the freezing rear.


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15.3.15

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Eat Out: The Hardware Cafe # 2



If T would please return from her honeymoon & accompany me on a brunch date, I'd be majorly pleased.  The blog would likely be pleased too as I have done a dastardly job of being sole custodian. #comebackT


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