Category Archives: Fashion

Peachy Keen

Last night I had the really exciting opportunity to head along to the official launch of The Peach.

The Peach is something you should probably be getting excited about if you’re entirely over the garbage in most women’s magazines. That is, it’s all about real women who, get this, aren’t pressuring you to be anything other than the woman you already are.

As well as meeting a whole bunch of exciting people, including editor Amelia Grevis-James, I got to meet Phoebe from Lady Melbourne – the woman behind the first blog that I got into, when I was seventeen!

Iolanthe from Ruby Slipper was kind enough to get a happy snap for me!

After reading ALL of the articles on The Peach tonight, I’m super keen to keep up to date with what’s to come!!

Walking on Gold

So last year, I bought a pair of shoes from like, Kmart or something, and this year, they were beginning to look a little tired.


So, inspired by this tutorial, I decided to give them a new lease on life.

But… Well… You may have noticed I am on a tight budget unashamedly cheap… I like a champagne lifestyle on a lemonade budget. So if I could find an alternative to buying paint that I’d only use for this one project, I had a wonder of what I could use instead.

And, the natural conclusion I came to, of course, was nail polish.


Now, in the spirit of cheapness, for the love of the lemonade budget, use a cheap nail polish. I’m pretty sure this cost me all of a two dollar coin. Don’t go around putting OPI or Chanel or whatever on your Kmart shoes only use it on your pricey shoes, right? No, just use something cheap. Because what you do now, is just slop it on.

In the large blocks, I just slopped it on, loads of paint on the brush. But on the trims, where it needed to be a bit neater, I made sure there were no opportunities for drips.

A few coats later, and voila!


My cousin Hannah took these happy snaps for me. Cheers, cuz!


And now, I can match my shoes to my nail polish!!! Or, if I didn’t just get this lovely manicure done, I would!


Make Me Little Audrey

So, today I bought a scarf.

I know, I know. IT’S ALMOST SUMMER (believe me, I know!!! KEEN!). What am I doing buying a SCARF?

Well… It’s this scarf made by Melbourne brand, Make Me Iconic, and it’s just hit the shelves at Blackbird and Fox, and it’s the Skipping Girl (AKA Little Audrey), and well, I couldn’t resist.

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With Flowers in Her Hair

I love wearing flowers in my hair. It’s kind of fun.

So over the weekend, I made these flower combs.

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What Did You Build With YOUR Lego, Then?

I like shoes. You probably like shoes, too; I mean, they stop you from stepping directly in glass and dog poop and who knows what else.

I also like pretty, impractical shoes. Like these ones I just made.

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Thou Shalt Endevour to Always Wear Red Lipstick

Today I became a graduate of the Lindy Charm School for Girls. By which I mean I went to a vintage hair and makeup workshop at Bell’s Belles Vintage shop.

Like the AWESOME blogger I am, I forgot my camera. Nice one. So you’ll just have to believe me when I say these photos taken in my bedroom are the result of the tutelage of Miss Chrissy and Miss Kim. [Edit, this PHOTO (singular). I have lost the knack of a good self portrait :P]

We learnt about setting hair, doing makeup, foundation garments, and some of the philosophy behind why the ladies of yesteryear wore their hair and makeup this way, etc.

I had a lovely time, though perhaps didn’t learn quite as much as I’d hoped – I already pincurl my hair, and the makeup we did is what I do every day! Regardless, it was a lovely atmosphere, and the misses were delightful!

Speaking of vintage hair, I’ve been thinking for a while of doing a pincurl tutorial here… there are plenty of them if you search online, but I think they’re a great way of curling hair even if you’re going a modern look. Thoughts?

Fold Your Own Bracelet!

So yesterday I was browsing through my “starred” list in my Google Reader, because I realised I click the little star, thinkning I’ll want to read it again, or try to recreate the dress from the picture, or bake that cake or whatever. But really what I’ve been doing is exiling it to the starred items. And not looking at it for a YEAR.

So now I’ve gone through, unstarred some things, and then what I’ve wanted to keep, I’ve actually TAGGED, so I can find it, or be inspired easier. Yay!

But how this interests you IS, I found a post about a DIY bracelet, made from printouts. It’s by Goncalo Campos, and YOU CAN DO IT YOURSELF.

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If I write it here I’ll HAVE to do it, lest I feel too guilty for lying on the Internet.

I’ve been planning to do some sewing before uni goes back, but I’m just not getting into it! But if it’s written here for all to see, well, naturally, I’ll just have to do it, right?

So here we go. Before uni goes back, I will…:
– finish my red, white and blue dress,
– sew my grey dress,
– go through my mending box  pile mountain, deciding what and how to mend or alter (definately = circle skirt, blue skirt),
– sew a pencil skirt,
– sew a six / eight gore skirt (perhaps, maybe),
– sew a petticoat (maybe, perhaps).

Now let’s get motivated! (I hope)

EDIT: Oh, and a skirt I began for ‘Lana, and my sister’s Christmas present (…oops.)

You Nerdburger, You!

I have a friend named Benjamin. And Ben is a nerdburger.

Ben is such a nerdburger, he made a shirt to tell EVERYONE that he is a nerdburger.

And you should wear this shirt too (if, indeed, you are also a nerdburger) (which, of course, is a good thing).

BUT, if you want to see this shirt actually printed, you should go vote for it on Threadless! And let Ben share his nerdburgerness with the world.

I Just Won…

I just won “Dreaming of Chanel“, by Charlotte Smith, from a giveaway hosted by Lady Melbourne!

I’m so excited to recieve it; if “Dreaming of Dior” is anything to go by, I will be spending hours drinking in every detail of the illustrations, as well as the fun stories!

I bet this book would make a great Christmas present, too!

One day, when there are more that just my friends who I pay love me enough to read my blog, I will hold my own giveaway, and much happieness and excitement will be had by all!!