Thursday, May 21, 2009
Jackie O epitomised style never more than when she donned her black sunglasses. When you just don't feel it's happening put on your latest pair of sunglasses, and zap, instant style.
Looking for new sunglasses
I highly recommend 2020 Optical Store in James Street, New Farm. They have fabulous, original, cutting-edge brands sourced from Europe. I buy my glasses and sunglasses there and the service is incredible. Kevin, the owner, who is also an optometrist, has astounded me with his care and kindness.
Monday, May 18, 2009
I love this inspiring little book. The subtitle is Simple Ways to Make Peace with Yourself which it does so well. It's just such a relief to read that being perfect is NOT the ideal.
From the inside cover:
'Veronique looks at the art of being wrong, disorganised, silly and neither rich nor famous. She explains how style is having nothing to wear, how chaos can improve your daily life, and why less sexy is more sexy.
Most of all, she helps us find solace in our shortcomings and humour in our blunders and lapses.'
The photography is quite timeless also.
I must try to get a hold of her other book, The Art of Doing Nothing which really appeals to me also.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
One for my lust list. I feel this would have to be the most classic dress of all time. Inspired by ancient Greek clothing, Mariano Fortuny used a method of pleating silk at his factory in Venice which was patented in 1909 and to this day has never been able to be copied. Most of the dresses that have survived are in museums but we can still buy one from some top-end vintage clothing websites like www.vintagetextile.com To see more of these amazing dresses go to the most interesting Fortuny website www.fortuny.com
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
This gorgeous vintage 50s black velvet cheongsam dress is one I have on my vintage clothing website http://www.vintageclothing.com.au/
Every time I look at it I think of Nicole. I wonder who owned it originally and where she wore it.