Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Autumnal looks

With the changing in the seasons brings a wardrobe overhaul. Autumn is my most favoured season of the Melbourne calendar, I love the colours of the falling leaves and the clear blue but crisp mornings. Pictured here, with my recently purchased Nine West pink fleuro shoes and Target scarf, this time as a neckerchief (did I make that up?...I'm sure I heard or read somewhere that indeed was a term/trend). The blue jacket (looks leatherish but is actually PVC), a staple for some time, it's a great fit for me and a perfect accompaniment to this Autumnal look. Melbournians tend to dress in black over the cooler months, I'm a colour girl and prefer not to blend into the crowd. 

Trousers: Fleur Wood
Shoes: Nine West
Bag: Florence Broadhurst Signature Prints
Jacket: Red Dog 3
Scarf: Target

Monday, March 28, 2011

SOS Japan ebay auction

If you are anywhere in the world then you will know of the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the reports may have subsided but people are still suffering. 20,000 lives lost (including people missing and unaccounted for), the situation still unfolds with the threat of a nuclear fall out amongst the grim search for bodies. 
A blogger I have a great deal of respect for, Fashion Hayley has organised a fund-raising ebay auction in conjunction with the Red Cross. Donations from top Australia design houses like; Romance Was Born, Alegorie, Arabella Ramsay and me - my little contribution below. If you would like to bid on these shoes or any other items, check out this link, all money raised will go directly to the cause.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday bargain - Pink patent leather shoes

Let me introduce you to my bargain of the week - pink patent leather shoes on sale at Nine West for $34.30! (reduced from $149). If you follow my blog, you will be aware of the orange shoes that I own in the same style, they have become my signature shoes and when I wear them I get all kinds of reactions (all very positive). Oh I love a guid bargain! You blagged yourself anything spec lately?? Do tell...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pucciesque and vintage print trousers

I'm predicating that scarfs and neck chiefs are gonna be big this season, under and over everything. I picked up this Pucci esque scarf at my local Target, on sale for $9. I love the colours and well can't afford the real deal so Target will do for me. Teamed with a vintage pair of snake print trousers from my youth, er circa 1988 (recently spotted at sass and bide's LMFF runway.) It's funny, I have got to that stage in my life when all the things I used to wear as a nipper are coming back, ach well, I'm glad I kept them, even if I need an elastic band to zip them up! 

top: Cotton On
trousers: Modzart London
scarf: Target
Bangles: Diva/Kinki Gerlinki
shoes: Wittner

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sleekit out and about - Carlton Espresso

With LMFF all over for another year, it's business as usual. Thought I'd take you on another little luncheon trip, this time Carlton Espresso on Lygon St. Lygon St is the Italian quarter of Melbourne and hosts a multitude of Italian fare, one of my favourite stops to take a pew and watch the world go by. Today, I sampled the small Antipasto plate, couldn't finish it all but was tempted to ask for a doggie bag but refrained from showing my inner bogan (next time I'll take a tub to put it in). The waiters all look handpicked from Milan and speak in native tongue, not an ugly bloke in sight, which is why I go there! I have a couple of words for you (bella and bella) Naw, really the food is delicious and great people watching, my other favourite past time.

What I wore:
Dress: Charley
Booties: Excentrix
Bag: Thrifted from Fashion Hayley
Belt: Husk
Tights: Tightology
Bangle: Kinki Gerlinki
Shades: Urban Outfitters
Purse: Wilson

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Fashion Weekend at LMFF

I have two tickets for Fashion Weekend (a selection of Australia’s leading designers all offering discounts of up to 70% off retail price. Designers include Arabella Ramsay, Alpha 60, Life with Bird, Winter Kate, Leonard St, Manning Cartell, Seventh Wonderland,  Maurie and Eve, Tribu, Shakuhachi and many more!,) courtesy of 'Shop til you Drop', but unfortunately I have no spends! (need to pay for New York trip).
But if I did have some spare cash I would be loading up with these fabulous pieces from House of Baulch, ach well, just need to visualise shopping in Manhattan and hope craving will go away.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sleekit sits front row at LMFF Paris Runway 1

Romance Was Born
sass and bide
 I have a pair of these trousers from the 90s
Last night I was lucky to score a front row (cheers Eleisha!) seat at L'oreal's Paris Runway 1 Catwalk show featuring two labels that I aspired to  - Romance Was Born and sass and bide. I was sitting on the very first seat as the models come out, it's at time likes these when you wish you had a better camera or a better knowledge of photography (apologies for the slightly fuzzy pics) but hopefully it will give you a taste of the night. 
A stand out for me was the Romance Was Born collection, bright floral mix match prints and colours, loved the tasseled ankle boots. The models wore the bright blue tights I bought recently, check out this post.
Sass and Bide, as consistent as ever, showcased a collection of digital prints and metallic accessories of corset belts and embellishments, I could easily wear the whole collection.
The dud of the night for me was the Leona Edmiston collection, dull, boring and totally uninspired. Sorry.
The music for the night was a wee bit predictable, sure they played a classic Portishead track from years ago but surely there is more current experimental music out there perfect for this forum. How many times do we need to hear David Bowie or Radiohead?? After the show we had a drink at the festival bar, again with the crap music - think outside the box people not everyone wants to listen to Pete Tong circa 1990, winge over.   
I wore my recently purchased bargain Konstantina Mittas dress, teamed with Wittner shoes and Mimco bag. When I got home I realised that my dress had opened at the back revealing my underwear for all to see, classy but that aside it was a fun night, thanks lady Mel for being my chaperon.


Presented by GRAZIA
TUESDAY MARCH 15, 6.30pm

Carla Zampatti

Leona Edmiston

Nina Maya

Rachel Gilbert

Romance Was Born

sass & bide

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Friday afternoon at MissChu

Following on from my Sleekit at work post, I wanna share with you a little place that has become a regular luncheon haunt for me. A hop, skip and a jump from the office, MissChu on Elizabeth St delivers when you are hungry for good food and pressed for time. On Friday afternoon I took a walk in the glorious Melbourne sunshine and sampled a couple of their dishes. I love the layout - decorated with tasteful graphics and stylish fittings; the background music has been carefully selected and with the open view kitchen there is a real sense of atmosphere. I had the prawn dumplings and the Peking duck pancakes, devoured in 5 mins flat (delicious) and then back to office feeling full and inspired. 
Located at 297 Exhibition St (between Lonsdale and La Trobe) Melbourne

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