Saturday, June 30, 2012

le magnifique...

There are so few truly magnifique women gracing the silver screen nowadays. Glamour, class and sophistication have been almost completely discarded in favour of GHD straighteners, botox, overexposure and zero personality. It is not even a question of ego or fame but rather an influx of vacuous, self serving bores. I prefer women to be strong, bold and in possession of subtle sexuality, intelligence, talent and mystique. Above are my personal femmes extraordinaires! If nothing else they have taught me to care about things other than myself, to always cross my legs when sitting in a dress or skirt and that Lycra tights only ever belong at the gym.

[images- Gina Lollobrigida/ Vanessa Redgrave/ Natasha Kinski/ Elizabeth Taylor/ Sophia Loren- various sources]

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Listening to: Lykke Li- Youth Novels. Reading: Junky by William S. Burroughs. Watching: New Zealand's Next Top Model, Ugly Americans, Happy Endings. Drinking: Green tea, Qi Detox tea, peppermint tea, chai tea. So tea basically... Thinking: Society should not be rewarding stupidity, and I want a cup tea. Wearing: Quirky Circus sweatshirt, Pleasure State knickers and alpaca wool socks. Digging: Board games, Iggy's Bakery, Annie Hall and cocktails alfresco on cold winter nights.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

wishlist #2...

Lazy post inspired by capitalism. I am an excellent consumer.

[images- Midnight in Paris/ John Masters Green Tea and Rose serum/ OJAY Chelsea Faux Fur jacket/ Walnut Zara Boots/ H&M Neon necklace/ Woodkid EP/ Country Living Claw foot rustic bath- I miss baths...]

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

diary/ may...

May 2012 was a bit hectic and filled with birthdays (hello cake, goodbye money). Our nephew turned three. We celebrated Mother's Day and my Mum's birthday. My brah by another ma and pa also had his birthday. So much wrapping paper... I was still feeling pretty unwell earlier in the month and had three major assignments due. I managed to get them finished but it took a lot out of me. It was Eurovision, which I love and have been watching religiously for about ten years. Sweden won! Actually I preferred Denmark's entry but that's just between you and me. There was a Supermoon. All the leaves started to fall off the trees. We ate and drank too much as usual. I started a couple of art projects including some of the paintings below to take my mind off gruesome things such as money and real estate. I don't have any art training so they are okay I guess. I had a horrible art teacher at school who was super unsupportive so even though I really liked painting I quit in Year 10 because I thought I must have been crap. It was only later at uni, when I needed extra credit and did art theory at summer school, that I had a brilliant art teacher who taught me that individual expression is never crap. That's why you should always try to believe in yourself, most other people aren't going to bother. This is something I need to remind myself of constantly. Peace x
[images- winterfell/ Bread & Circus/ design Matrix/ Pop by me/ pirate/ mexican/ margaritas/ Coco by me/ Bec Sandridge & Husky at OAF/ napping/ Mum & me/ Supermoon/ hubs/ minty/ gnocchi at Booth St Bistro/ wine & cheese/ Japanese/ have a heart/ Mum's birthday/ Eurovision/ let them eat cake]