Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Oscar Favourites

Kinda sad there were no disasters at this years Oscars.  I quite enjoy them.

Milla and Rooney looking lovely in white & cream

Actress Milla Jovovich arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards Rooney Mara

Michelle in red and Kristin in flattering ruffles

Michelle Williams Kristen Wiig

Love this look from Rose, and Kelly is starting to hit some fashion home runs lately

Rose Byrne Kelly Osbourne

There are also some great dresses popping up at after parties.

Hello Posh and Becks

Picture perfect pair: Victoria and David Beckham looked smart as they arrived at the festivities

Clare and Sofia

White and bright: Sofia Vergara and Claire Danes stood out from the crowd at the star-studded event White and bright: Sofia Vergara and Claire Danes stood out from the crowd at the star-studded event

Adore this dress on Diane and that dress on Kate is just amazing!!!

Red hot: Diane Kruger and Julie Bowen are fabulous in fire hues  Ravishing: Goldie Hawn looked ravishing in a red fringed and beaded gown

A striking black cut out from Nina and of course Kate looks great

kate bosworth vanity fair party 05Bright young things: (L-R) Rose McGowan, Nina Dobrev and Mena Suvari all showed up at the event

Had to sneak in an image of Ian Somerhaulder........! (but is he wearing blush??).  Plus I love Nina's fishtail braid

The look of love: Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder showed their affection for each other as they posed for a photographer

Ooh, I may have found a disaster!  Petra looking a bit off in red, although it may just be the weird pose.

Famous friends: Glee stars Chris Colfer and Ashley Fink (L) and glamorous girls Petra Nemcova and Paz Vega

Apologies for the haphazard photo positioning, my editing skills were on strike today.

All images as watermarked, sourced through the Daily Mail and Just Jared

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Tibi Perfection

A certain maxi dress image has been doing the rounds on pinterest and tumblr and I have finally found out where it was from. Thank goodness as I love the lilac, pink and minty tones!  I also worked out that it is in fact a maxi skirt and camisole, but also available some other dress styles.  

Tibi tibi

Simply gorgeous stuff from Tibi.  I shall stalk this skirt until it goes on sale! :)

I love those colours so much that I also stalked some interior spaces.  This darkish lilac stairwell is just stunning!

Source: Architectural Digest Russia
Love this beautiful pink sofa!

Source: The girls of lincoln park
And lastly, a minty Smeg fridge!

minty Smeg fridge

Monday, 27 February 2012

What a weekend!

I am still in recovery mode from the weekend after a charity swim on Friday night.  Each year my work hosts and we participate in the MS Megaswim, a 24 hour swim event to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis sufferers.  This year, I swam the 6pm-midnight shift with three colleagues and a friend.  You have to ensure that there is someone swimming at all times throughout the 24 hours, and our team did about 16km in 6 hours, pretty happy with that effort! Needless to say I feel as though it wrote off the whole weekend. It was a lovely balmy summer evening in Melbourne which made it quite enjoyable!

Overall the event raises over $300,000 for the MS Society!

Our team!

The pool before the event, looking lovely!

Also, the Oscars JUST happened.  I might post a few dress images, but I just had to post Emma Stone's look first.  Perfect, just perfect!

Fire red hues: There was no shortage of red-headed stars on the carpet at the Academy Awards with Emma Stone, Jessica Castain and Berenice Bejo
Via the Daily Mail

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Does she ever get it wrong?

Harpers Bazaar fashion editor Christine Centenera, is perfection in my eyes!

Source: stockholm street style

Plus this gal has talent.  Currently Kanye's style muse, she styled the Dion Lee show at London Fashion week, while Kanye designed the shoes.  Wow.  

Love these looks from the recent European shows:

Source: Harpers Bazaar Aus

Harpers Bazaar Aus
NY Mag via they all hate us

I could go on and on with a CC history.  Think I may have to dedicate another blog post to her.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Etsy Finds - Eye Poetry Photography

My latest Etsy find is original photography studio 'Eye Poetry Photography' by Irene Suchocki. Through her beautiful pieces, she aims to take the viewer through a secret doorway, into a previously unseen world.  I think she does that quite well!  Check out these beautiful prints.

Paris photography, Hearts in Street, Valentine, Romantic, Love - Looking for love - Dreamy travel photography

Snow flurries - Winter Photograph in Pale Ivory White, Trees, Landscape, Nature Photography

Autumn Photograph, Fall Photography, Trees, Nature, TTV, Colorful - Autumns Alchemy

Beach photograph - Sunshiny day - Fine art polaroid photo in retro colors - Umbrella, picnic, summer vacation
Take yourself on an amazing adventure through photo, right here.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Dress finds

It is my cousins wedding in just under two months which means I am really getting a wriggle on deciding on something to wear.  I found these two great dresses whilst browsing online recently.  They are both Topshop, which means they are very reasonably priced :)

Topshop 125 poundsTopshop 46 pounds

I think I will go for colour, the sparkle one may be a little bit over the top for me, but they are both lovely dresses!  Paired with some gold accessories and nude coloured shoes- perfect!

Monday, 20 February 2012

Taking a chance

Two of my friends have taken a massive leap of faith and have upped ship from Melbourne and moved to the remote Tiwi Islands.  The Tiwi Islands are made up of Bathurst and Melville Islands, just north of the Northern Territory.  They are taking up a post to manage their leisure facilities, all whilst teaching a local couple the skills to do it on their own.

My friends Katie and Warwick

This is an amazingly brave decision as the Tiwi Islands are so remote and so removed from Australia, despite being a short boat/plane trip from the mainland.  There are crocodiles, snakes and barely any internet.  Food comes once a week by boat, so you have to have your shopping list well planned!  

On a more serious note, there is a high incidence of youth suicide on the Islands and sadly the Tiwi Islands had the highest rate of suicide in the world between 2000-2005. I am certain that by giving the young people access to leisure activities and a sense of belonging, they will make a real difference to their lives and to the community as a  whole.

Its these kinds of leaps of faith that have you wondering if we are making the most of our lives.  After reading Julia from the Urban Slants' wonderful blog posts on taking a leap of faith, I am really thinking about what I am doing with my life and if I am truly happy, or making the most of opportunities.  Whilst I am not too keen on moving all the way to a remote community (no internet, wow!!), I am certainly re-assessing a lot of things.

Do you think we become too complacent and comfortable?  Have you ever taken a leap of faith?

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Currently coveting - Stripes

I think my wardrobe is about 25% stripes.  After seeing this picture below of Frankie Sandford (a British pop singer) I again embarked on a stripe finding mission.

1. Topshop (and my favourite) 22 GBP
2. Witchery $109.95 AUD 
3. J Crew $65 USD
4. ASOS 45 GBP
5. Forever 21 $9.95 USD

Thursday, 16 February 2012

A bit of celeb home eye-candy

Architecural Digest have given us a sneaky peak into the homes of Brooke Shields and Diane Von Furstenberg.

First up, Brooke's Greenwich Village Apartment.  I am loving that lucite base coffee table!

Loving the fireplace in the kitchen- super cosy in a NY winter.

Now for Diane's fabulous Manhattan penthouse, situated atop her showroom in the meatpacking district.

An eclectic dream

The master suit. Wow.  Just wow.

All images via Architectural Digest

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Mid week slump pick-me-up

Ok so I know its only Wednesday but you know when you have that feeling that the week is going to drag!?  Sometimes you just need a laugh as a pick me up, teamed with a delightful interior, right?

underwater dog!!!
Underwater dogs via

How incredible (and hilarious) are these underwater dog photos?  Puppies always brighten up your day.

stafford villas, london by david mikhail architects.
By David Mikhail Architects via Mimi & Me blog

Those chairs and that table are to die for.  
Happy Wednesday, its not long til the weekend!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012


The best.  Yes it's Paris Hilton.  I am as shocked as you all are.

Shimmer and sparkle: Paris Hilton, Kelly Osbourne and Miranda Lambert all wore eye-catching sparkling gowns for the red carpet event
Getty via Daily Mail

The pretty good from Carrie Underwood.

Perfect from every angle: Carrie Underwood put in a stunning appearance in a backless Gomez-Gracia gown
Getty via the Daily Mail

The 'What the Hell?' from Robyn.

All white on the night: Comedienne Kathy Griffin, left, actress Malin Akerman and, right, singer Robyn, who wore some unusual tan boots
Getty via Daily Mail

And the award for best military inspired arm piece goes to a singer named Sasha...

Leaving a lot to be desired: Singer Sasha Gradiva wears metal armature for the awards, while Nadeea goes over the top
Reuters via Daily Mail

Best pregnant goes to Lily Aldridge 

Model VIPs: Pregnant Victoria's Secret starlet Lily Aldridge and her pal Anne V strut their stuff for the cameras
Getty via Daily Mail

And best male to Bruno Mars...that hair...those sunnies!

Dapper gentlemen: Steve Martin, Mario Lopez and Bruno Mars look smart on the red carpet
Getty via Daily Mail

Monday, 13 February 2012

Fun Run

I just signed up for the annual Run for the Kids fun run on the 1st of April!  Last year I couldn't run in it due to injury, and it is one of my favourite fun runs.  It also raises money for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday appeal, so it's a great cause as well as a reason to get in better running shape!  I have elected to go in the 14.38km course which means some serious training will be happening over the new couple of months!

And with serious training comes the need to get some cute new shoes.  We have a little unofficial competition at my work for loud and colourful shoes and this is certainly reflected in my choices below!

1. Nike Lunar Racer Plus
2. Asics Gel Blur
3. Adidas adiZero F50
4. Saucony ProGrid 
(my current favourites for general gym work/classes)
5. Nike Free
6. Saucony ProGrid Kinvara
All available here

**international shipping tip**
There are shipping restrictions to Australia on some footwear purchased from the US as the items are significantly cheaper from US retailers.  I use to freight my shoes, its reliable, easy to use and still saves you a lot of money :)

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Happy Saturday

Happy Saturday everyone!  Yesterday was my birthday, but as I had to work I have decided today is my birthday-day.  So far I have worked hard at the gym, opened my latest glossybox, watched a marathon of Revenge (my new favourite show) and baked a cake for my get together tonight (i baked my own because I received a Kitchenaid hand mixer for my birthday and wanted to try it out!).

I have also had a quick look at today's headlines and stumbled upon this beautiful image of Emma Watson at a pre- Bafta's party last night in London.  She is wearing Valentino and looks amazing.

Emma Watson in valentino
Source: AP via the Daily Mail.

Also, the first images of Blue Ivy are out, cuteee!!

Proud mother: Beyonce and Jay Z posted pictures of their daughter Blue Ivy to a blog they have created for her
Source: BlueIvyCarter tumblr via the Daily Mail