We're all mad, but some of us are more mad than...
It’s my theory that all of us are mad. Some of us area just more mad than others, that’s all. No one else, for example, would endure five hours in a sub-zero overnight bus and three hours of waiting for the sun to rise in a bus station, only to change their mind and jump on another two buses for a total of eight hours to get to their next destination. But then, it seems that Xilitla...
there is no ritual. everyday is different for me. the fun part of fashion is...– carolina herrera (via sarazucker)
Rewind post: I'm off to see the wizard, the...
Disclaimer: I don’t normally write about my personal life on this blog, but I’m going to make an exception. I’m in Mexico, for goodness ’ sake. You know that saying ‘I love … like a fat kid loves cake?’ Yeah. Mexico is my cake: fun, always up for a party and guaranteed to clog my arteries (except in a savory manner; their desserts aren’t very good, unless you count ate, that sticky, sweet paste...
On the road: Guadalajara to San Luis Potosi
Sitting in the dark shivering and waiting for the sun to come up because I smartly caught the overnight bus from Guadalajara to San Luis Potosi to save money, and stupidly caught the overnight bus from Guadalajara to San Luis Potosi to arrive at 5:15 am. Never heard of either destination? Shame on you if you’ve never heard of Guadalajara, or Gdl for short (Guads if you’re Aussie). I...
I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.– Unknown? (via kari-shma)
Zimmermann autumn/winter 2012 / Zimmermann
The best chocolate in the world
Coconut & goji berry raw chocolate by Conscious Chocolate (seriously the fudgiest stuff ever) ♥.
Beauty inspiration: the last vestiges of summer
Fuchsia lips + bronzer: A taupe-gunmetal-bronze take on the smoky eye: Black grunge eyeliner applied inside the eye: / Zanita Morgan
Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is...– Jim Rohn (via sanfranciscochic)
Renny Chivunga / Xiaohan Shen Can you tell me about what you’re wearing? Okay, I’ll tell you a story. I went to Brisbane in… oh I don’t know, when I came back from New York and I did the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival, and this outfit - the skirt and the top and everything - was part of one of the looks. I remember being backstage and saying to the stylist, ‘Please! Let me know what that...
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried...– George Washington (via musingsinfemininity)
Style is a simple way of saying complicated things.– Jean Cocteau (via musingsinfemininity)
ManiaMania in Bona Drag
ManiaMania, Lonely Hearts & Edith A. Miller in Bona Drag spring/summer lookbook / Jason Lee Parry and his wife Jenny X Bona Drag
Four more days
My trusty companion - part guide-book/travel journal, it has all my notes, cards and random flyers and is probably more of a record of my travels than any other “journal” I’ve attempted to keep/not keep. / me
She was beautiful, but she was beautiful in the way a forest fire was beautiful.– Neil Gaiman (via musingsinfemininity)
Who’s getting excited for LA (just over two weeks, baby!)??? / LA Times
Cherish your solitude. Take trains by yourself to places you have never been....– Eve Ensler (via delicatesoundofthunder)
The week that was: LMFF
I swear, Alice Burdeu [pictured] might not be much on the radar at the moment, but she is such a cutie, and a poster girl for the awesomeness of being a ranga. Love it. Statement headbands, patchwork prints and bright pops of colour on the street proved that the devil was in the detailing at L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival. Putting to bed the notion that Melbournians only wear black, strong,...
Architectural love & Unhappy Hipsters
Sorry, I know this is meant to be a fashion blog, but I’m just absolutely loving these. Simple elegance. (But, um, is this one house or four? And why are all these beautiful houses in the middle of nowhere? The architectural equivalent of a studio background, perhaps?) Modern lines, organic colours and textures, lush foliage and beautiful sunshine. Love it. And for the quote:...
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.– Mae West (via ninagarcia)
A day playing with my favourite things
Day off work = running around crazy with my camera (which is also one of my favourite things, but one I cannot, alas, photograph. Perhaps next time on Instagram, with my hipster hat and parka on?). PetiteGrand bracelet, New York Magazine, Clare Vivier navy foldover clutch, wool felt hat, vintage military parka (go Kirribilli markets!).
Johanna Johnson on red carpet glamour
So… I’m not really a big Hollywood fan. Red carpet glamour is all very nice, but seriously, who the hell are these people? And why should I care about what they’re wearing, when it’s not particularly stylish or interesting anyway? (The answer to that, of course, is because Tom & Lorenzo care. Duh.) That said, it wasn’t like I was going to say no when I had the...
Summing up the ridiculousness and fabulousness of...
If spending a bundle for your own train, as well as a collection of bejeweled clothes in rich fabrics, suggests imperial tendencies on the part of Louis Vuitton, you are quite correct. But Vuitton is in the business of creating preposterous fantasies around an object really just meant to hold your money and house keys. You could carry your stuff in a paper sack. But, ah … why would you when...
"Look forward and dream of what's possible for...
- Miranda Kerr
Street style 2.0: stylist Ondine Azoulay captured at London Fashion Week by Dennis Swiatkowski X NOWNESS
Alexander McQueen autumn/winter 2012/13
There are, I’m sure, a limited number of people out there who would look at Sarah Burton’s latest collection for Alexander McQueen and think, “Ooh! I would wear that!” But wearable is possibly the last word one would use to describe the clothes seen on a McQueen runway anyway. Wearable they are not; what they are is a brilliant manifestation of the intersection of artistry, drama and the form of...
I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not...– Marlene Dietrich
Hermès autumn/winter 2012/13
Some totally incongruent but standout looks I love from the Hermès show: a bouclé men’s suit, a scarf tied à la sexily undone tie, a peek of a leather collar and some crazy-ass prints in appropriately autumnal colours. Frida Gustavsson, Ajak Deng and Akuol de Mabior X Hermès autumn/winter 2012/13 at Paris Fashion Week / vogue.com