Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Chanel Orange Fizz <3

I have been lusting over the Orange Fizz nail polish by Chanel for a few weeks, and came close to paying the $50 the department stores were asking for it. But in the end, I couldn't justify such a purchase...not for a cosmetic anyway..

Yesterday I got home and found a small box with the familiar logo on it, on top of a piece of paper that simply read 'I love you'. The boy, returning from his offshore stint in vietnam, had remembered me pining over it and, faced with a Chanel assistant at the airport who did not speak english, pawed through drawers of nail polish until he found it. It was such a lovely surprise! And at $20 USD from duty free, a bargain.

Apologies for the chips and shoddy application; that's what you get for being so excited that you forget to turn on a light while applying, and a job that means you can't have perfect polish for even one day.

Friday, December 11, 2009

six things to obsess over (more so)

I am an obsessive person. When I like or want something I incessantly think about it until I have reached a conclusion; whatever that may be. These are the six things I'm currently having a love affair with...

1. Dawson's Creek

Other than a select few other television series (The L Word, Queer as Folk) Dawson's Creek has always been my favourite. While some may put it down to teenage angsty fluff, I am more in love with it at 23 than I was while first watching it at 13. Why do I love it so much? Even in my darkest moods, it has never failed to give me hope about life and love. And as for the overachieving use of dialect so often ridiculed? Well, could you honestly say you'd rather the characters talk like the real kids of today?

2. YSL Arty Oval Ring

Jumping on the bandwagon late (as always, and i like it that way!), I have fallen in mad, deep, passionate love with this gold, turquoise-y chunky piece of goodness. Now it must be said that I am not a jewellery person, but as of late I seem to be changing my tune. If anything, the YSL ring has not only pushed me over the edge, it has me falling headfirst! Too bad the few on ebay are double the original cost, and the ones available for preorder at saks have a $60 shipping fee...

3. Miu miu bow satchel in mughetto

I have posted this bag before. Never in my life have i yearned for a material possession so much as the bow satchel, in this delicious, good enough to eat shade of blush pink. I am not kidding, i would sell all my clothes for this bag. I would rather walk the streets in old, torn moth-eaten garments if only i could sport this baby on my arm...ahh, the dream.

4. That one, special, amazing coat to take to New York

I am going to my dream city, New York, in February or March next year and I am aware that the level of cold at that time of year is beyond anything I've ever experienced. Coming from a place of mediterranean climate like Perth, I am mind-numblingly cold at 10 degrees. So to contemplate below zero temperatures I will need the perfect, neutral coloured, heavy coat.

A couple of months ago I found this boyfriend coat on the topshop website, and was instantly attracted, but let it go (at the time thinking i was never going to get to NY). Browsing on lookbook a few days ago, I stumbled across a picture that took my breath away. The girl in this photo is dressed exactly as I would be in the winter, her look is exactly mine, down to the spotted tights. It was then that I knew I needed this coat..but yet again, my lateness has meant that I have missed out.
I'm not going to give up, there must be someone out there wanted to sell this coat in a size 6!

Which leads me to my next obsession...

5. Winter (and winter fashion)

I have always been a summer person, simply because i can never handle any type of coldness. But lately, sitting in my hot house, in my hot town, 33 degrees is no longer as appealing as it once was. I miss being swamped in woollens, my hair acting as a scarf (not sticking damply to my neck), huddled against the wind and rain with a coffee clutched in one hand and the other stuffed deep in a coat pocket. Being wrapped in layer upon layer.

6. Alexa Chung

This girl is a goddess. She dresses in the way that I have always inspired to dress. She has a way of making feminine clothing more tomboy-esque, which i can totally identify with (i was a complete tomboy up until a few years ago, and still am a little).
Alexa has a charm and quirk that makes her stand out far beyond any other 'it girl' for me. If I could just borrow (ok, have) her wardrobe, i would be a very happy girl..!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


university holidays. for me, they consist of working a dreary job at a newsagency, coffee at my numerous haunts and walking around the city for hours at a time. Most of all, it means stretching languidly out on the couch in my sun dappled house, watching season after season of dawson's creek with bottomless mugs of tea.

I'd almost forgotten about these snakeskin leggings until i found them nestled at the back of my wardrobe. Loving animal prints right now.

Monday, December 7, 2009

there's a fine line between colours.

It's steadily getting hotter. 37, 38 degrees on the weekend. A 'mild' 27 today, makes it so hard to work with my essentially winteresque wardrobe.

Decided to introduce my playsuit to the world. One part of me feels too old to be wearing such an outfit; the other loves that it is a little bit quirky (for where I live, at least).

playsuit: forever new. vest: wish.

Pale colours and bright sunshine bring out my hair colour. What is it exactly? I have no idea. Let's just say it was an accidental intention.

playsuit: forever new. vest: wish.

Friday, December 4, 2009

what's behind the wooden door?

Some quick photos of my current wardrobe.
It never really occurred to me what colour clothing I purchase, until i took a long look at the rack and realised it was all neutral, pastel and muted tones.

my ever growing rats collection <3

Being asian, spanish and australian, my skin tone is probably considered 'enviable' to a lot of people; to me it just means an unwanted tan during summer. Even though I'm aware my slightly darker skin means I could probably pull off almost any colour, I have always leaned towards the less obtrusive options rather than bright, bold hues. However I'm starting to think that if I can't incorporate them into my wardrobe, I can at least use accessories to include them.

Recent purchases:

playsuit: forever new. leather bandeau: lucky 13. flats: midas. polka dot dress: the cassette society.

Monday, November 30, 2009

need. want. love.

These would all be so perfect right now.

I have to admit, I like the way Lindsay dresses; she's definitely got it right here. Perfect for summer. It has been incredibly hard finding light, flowy tee dresses that suit my 'hobo chic' style.

Need need need her dress.

Friday, November 27, 2009

rolling in cash, baby.

Repainted my nails in Kit's 'High Roller' and thought they deserved their own post. I was after a slightly softer, more pastel green but this colour is punchy and I like that.
I also like that they stand out from my blonde/brown mop of hair. Nothing like a little contrast.

I'm thinking OPI's 'Get In Lime' for the lighter green I was initially after. Then, maybe a lilac...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

spring, i want you back

23 degrees today, but it felt a lot hotter than that. It's almost too late in spring to add a cardigan to the mix. It's too bad; I'm in love with layering a little too much I think.

Sorry for the quality of the first few pictures...they are the result of hurried self portraits and being far too lazy to retake when I realised the settings were askew.

dress & cardi: dotti. necklace: diva. clutch: zu. shoes: acne.