Saturday, April 23, 2016

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Fall 2016.

I love dresses with big coats. I love bling, pink bling. I love ruching details. I love the long fitted silhouette, the edgy style in pink. I love everything about this.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Not Over it Yet.

Still not over Gucci Spring 2016. Am I the only one having trouble keeping up with the constant seasonal turnover? How do they keep churning collections out so fast? It's like a machine. How is that a good thing?

Monday, March 14, 2016

Lover's Eye.

Georgian "Lover's eye" - jewellery which came into fashion towards the end of the 18th century. Painted onto ivory and worn as a brooch, often hidden -  a clandestine gift from a lover,  having commissioned the portrait. The red locket, with a breast miniature "Beauty Revealed' by Sarah Goodridge, was given as a gift to the the US senator, Daniel Webster, a man not her husband, in 1828. Maybe not so far off from sexting. 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Edie Campbell in Gucci for UK Vogue.

My passion for Gucci 2016 has yet to waver. And why would it? A rose pink neck tie embroidered with giant yellow pineapples! Image via.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Dark Shadows And The Moody Blues.

I've never seen the original tv series Tim Burton based his Movie "Dark Shadows" on so although I enjoyed the movie I did feel a little confused by the seeming changes of pace and style, not sure what direction the audience was being sent in - from tragedy to horror to comedy. Nonetheless the opening credits are up there with some of my favourite ever. The segue from gothic Victorian to Nineteen Seventies underscored by the Moody Blues "Nights in White Satin" is one of the most perfectly haunting I've ever seen. Goosbumps in the movie theatre as Bella Heathcote reappears, the tragically lost lover reincarnated two centuries later.

More Gucci.

More detail from Gucci Resort 2016. I like what Alessandro is doing with menswear. Long live embellishment.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Formation - Beyonce.

I'm a bit more for Solange Knowles but this, from Beyonce, is something else. I just can't stop listening/watching. I think I'll be filing it under "Art Can Be Powerful".

Monday, February 1, 2016

More Is More For Alessandro Michele SS 2016.

Alessandro Michele is not just the best thing to happen to Gucci in a long while but to the whole of Ready To Wear. Multi colour brocade with tromp-l'oeil ruffles! Etc Etc Etc.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Magella's House.

These are some photos I took of my friend Magella's house before she sold it. It was one of the few heritage listed houses is Canberra and I always loved going there. So did my kids. Kind of like visiting an eccentric grandma's house  you could just spend the day exploring. Magella just has such a great eye for beauty and collecting and the whole wabi sabi thing. Not that you can tell from these photos. I took heaps and they all turned out pretty crappy due to my amateur camera and my crappy amateur photography skills. Still I wanted to post a few here just to remind myself how much I loved this gorgeous old house.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Glittery Gold Card inspires Christmas Project in Otherwise Unrelated Subject Material.

Printed out some copies of my zine/mini artists' book and turned them into xmas presents for some fellow zine enthusiasts. Mainly because I stumbled across this glittery gold card stock in Eckersleys and after that it just became a kind of imperative.