Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The month of May

I don't know about you guys but for me the month of May is always crazy busy. During uni it was when all the assignments had to be done and late mid semesters had to be sat. Now that I'm working it hasn't changed because even though I've settled into the daily routine nicely, there seems to be more and more samples to analyse each day!

Not only that but May contains Labour Day, Mother's Day, brother's birthday, cousin's birthday, my birthday and my Mum's birthday!

Hence a somewhat neglected blog. During the past few week though I was also feeling quite creatively uninspired and I was questioning my ambitions towards make-up artistry. You could say I was avoiding the blog, to be honest, because I was trying to avoid any indications of failure.

Anyway, I'm re-focussed now as to the direction of this blog and hopefully the direction of my ambitions.

Here are some snapshots of the past few weeks.

New grey marl knit from Zipia, and navy shorts from Zipia. I think my order actually arrived at the end of April but I've worn almost all my new stuff haha. I may do a post on Zipia in general later, but as nice as "look at all these new things I bought"-type posts are I don't really want the blog to veer in that direction.

KIMBRA. Sweet baby Jesus she is phenomenal and I can't wait to see her again at Splendor (where I will definitely need to be up the front!) I've never had a girl crush before but she's my first. And probably last.

Goat's cheese souffle I made for Mum for Mother's Day breakfast, and potatoes in corn butter: one of the many amazing morsels eaten at cousin's birthday at Wagaya.
VolcomxPosso head phones! Courtesy of Margaret from Shine by Three. I 'won' them in a giveaway she was holding a few weeks back. Stoked as because I rarely win anything! The sound quality is razor sharp and deeply seductive. A huge thank you Margaret! (they actually arrived three weeks ago but I haven't yet had the chance to say thank you)***
The complimentary carrot and cumin soup. Very cute.
Family dinner last week to celebrate ze birthdays. I wore a dress from Rachel Rachel.
I ordered coq au vin. C'est incroyable. 

I've got some new stuff planned out for the next few weeks so stay tuned!

***I had no idea until recently that Margaret only just turned 19! She is by far the coolest 19 y.o I know of. I only fanatsised about having done as much as she has already at that age. (I'm 22).

Saturday, May 5, 2012


Today I rediscovered my love for street-style snaps. For a long time I've just been following particular individual bloggers and sort of put the variety/street-style ones on the back burner.

How cute is she! ^
All from Facehunter

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Things I Love Thursday

  • photographer Greg Gorman Un Certain Regard exhibition. I would so love to see this in person but I have a feeling it won't be coming to my city.
  • Ashley Judd 100, tabloids 0. It's about time we made a stance against tabloids and trashy sensationalism. The best way, is stop reading and buying tabloid magazines for good. 
  • Vintage fashion videos: Paco Rabanne, Dior (the commentary is so funny!), Chanel
  • Ben Kingsley on The Talks - "I love the now, it is all we have."
  • Duct tape eyeliner from Love Aesthetics.
  • I love Kit Kat. It's my favourite chocolate. They have a gazillion flavours in Japan. I'm down with that.
  • Kay Montano creates a coquettish and pretty look on Peony Lim, with lilacs and blues. Special little video! (It is safe to say that I am a new fan of Kay's work.)
  • How cool are you? Your spending habits say a lot about how cool you you agree? (I despise the phrase 'new research shows/new studies show..." but this is a pretty tongue in cheek story. And read the comments they're hilarious!)
  • Interesting insight by Kay Montano, make up artist in London (see dot point 7)
  • Receiving a lovely jar of honey at work. Everyone got one, but I have no idea who from! Must double check who it was and thank them personally. I love honey and had it on toast with bananas this morning for breakfast. Yums.
  • Won a free pass to see Delicacy, Audrey Tautou's new film. It was lovely, really funny and quaint. Beautiful storytelling. Definitely recommend it if you haven't seen it yet! Does she never age? And the clothing/styles definitely drool-worthy. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012