Friday, December 17, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Do you know the designer Elsa Schiaparelli? I always thought she would be right up your alley. She designed amazingly inventive and beautiful clothes- she was more of an artist than a fashion designer in the sense that she was interested in making creative and artistic items as opposed to creating fashion trends.
this free knitting pattern for it online! Oh, how I wish I had some knitting skills. I don't know what point your knitting is at Elisa, but I can definitely see you wearing one of these, in bright Elisa colours of course!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I can't believe Christmas is so soon, it's freaking me out a little. Most years, my sister and I make our own cards. It's getting to be a little bit late this year so I don't know, but we're still going to try! There are some etsy sellers and crafters out there doing some pretty amazing designs though. These are some of my favourites, but there are also lots more amazing ones to see on this post here. I love design and paper and stuff!
Monday, November 29, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
I found this great tutorial for this nice patchwork throw and I thought you might appreciate all the colour. I'm going to have a go at making one soon, it seems like a really quick and easy summer project, and it will be useful too for hot Melbourne nights.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Unfortunately the weather here is not nice enough to sit in parks anymore, apparently we will see the first snow on Saturday! Instead, I have been eating loads of clementines, that really mean autumn to me, and been amazed by the amount of brown leaves on the ground all around the city.
I spent the whole afternoon in the library today, and I came across the Fashion Film Festival that will take place at the Tate Modern, the Barbican and the BFI Centre from next week. They'll show rare films from the 40's to the 70's, all linked by the use of incredible costumes. The festival is, on top of everything, dedicated to the ways fashion has been represented in the cinema industry and how it has been popularised and interpreted through this media. It made me think of you. While I'm waiting to go to the screenings, I found some pictures that I really like.
Looking at some of these shots, I realised that Lady Gaga has invented nothing new.
This Spring the drought seems to have finally broken, we have had tonnes of rain, and our garden is growing like crazy. The parks are green and perfect for springtime picnics in the sun.
My current favourite things are:
- the singular apricot coloured rose growing outside my bedroom window
- eating chicken salad sandwiches and watching Boardwalk Empire with Josh
- playing stupid games with friends
- nice bars with sunny places to sit
- the sunsets on our street
- sewing new dresses
- having iced tea in Borders with my sister whilst we look at quilting books and plan Christmas presents to make