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July 15, 2009

I got some new shoes.

Shoes 002

I got them from ASOS. I don’t know how often I will get to wear them. It’s ok though. I made a shelf for them.



An American in Paris

July 13, 2009

At the end of the day, how can you not be enthralled by a film that closes with an 18 minute ballet extraveganza that cost almost half a million dollars to make (and that was in 1951). Gene Kelly swoooooooon.

An American in Paris. Paris; it has a grand allure for sleek and sophistication. The only thing that people drink there is champagne and coffee. Deep down inside everyone has is a francophile. (Tom Cruise brain washed Katie Holmes into marrying him at the top of the Eiffel Tower. Barf)

Being a cinephile and fashion obsessor why wouldn’t I want to do the whole “live in Paris” for six months. This is now why I try to practise French everyday. Live the dream.

An American in Paris 2

Live that dream Lise.

An American in Paris 1

 This is an American Female in Paris. Milo Roberts.

Milo Roberts

You can see how they got the Oscar for best Costume Design with colours like this.

An American in Paris

I want a neckerchief!


Hello costume ball.

An American in Paris 3

Matching Eligible bachelors.

An American in Paris 4

Something about this image is wrong….

An American in Paris 5

 Ballet chic.

Lis Ballet

Young Miss Lise. Dressed in simple French chic. The accentuated neck lines go perfectly with her cute crop.

Lis 2

How can you not love this man? He choreographed the whole film and feels comfortable wearing trousers like this.

Gene Kelly

All About Eve – Edith Head

July 2, 2009

All About Eve (1950) is one of those films that knock around on “Top 100’s” and “Films to see before you die” blah blah, and I kind of get this one (and Marilyn Monroe has a small part…).

It certainly is all about Eve. It’s sort of a Mean Girls before Mean Girls. Certainly a classic stunner cinematically and more importantly wardrobe wise.

All About Eve Dress

The costume’s were designed by THE QUEEN of Costume Design; Edith Head (with Charles Le Maire). She captures the glamour and sophistication of the actresses working in 1950’s New York and Hollywood exceptionally.

Below is Margot Channing’s (Bette Davis) outfit as she hosts a party at her house. Covering an appropriate amount of skin for a hostess but showing enough to steal the show.

Margot Channing

 Apparently women only wore fur coats in 1950 (sorry PETA). Edith Head is widely portrayed as a stern, straight faced women, but it makes me laugh to see scene’s like this where Bette Davis is drowning in her own fur.

Fur Coats All About Eve

Hi Marilyn. *draw drops*

Marlyn Monroe All About Eve

 Hi there, my name is Eve. I adore you and am your No.1 fan. I dress plainly and nice. I’m no threat. *back stab*



Margot All About Eve

I think people underestimate Costume design. Look at that lacey detail creeping out from under Eve’s dress. Watch out.


Sweet Karen. Not stealing the show.

Karen All About Eve

And so the starlet is born. Heads turn as she walks through the room.

Eve Harrington

“A designer is only as good as the star who wears her clothes”- Edith Head

It’s not all feather’s and netting…

June 9, 2009

Wedding, Party, any time, anywhere a Fascinator is kind of a statement piece.

Those fashion bloggers out there probably cant get Mademoiselle Robot’s wee little Deer Fasicnator out of their heads. I have set out to find some more unique finds….

If you type in Fascinator to Etsy you get soooooooo many. What if you dont want feathers and netting?

How about a Cherry Beret?


Bow. Yum.



I had to make a netting exception for this one… who doesn’t want a toy lions cage on their head? what?



Perfection in the form of a Fascinator…



I think this one might actually be in my imagination…



I think I want a Fascinator with a rowing boat carrying two love birds…Jesus?

I’ve found everything I need.

May 26, 2009


Dress – Bay Trading
Shoes – Patricia Field Shop
Sunglasses – ASOS

Harajuku Streetsyle and Mint Coffee


Princess Bow

My Life in Pictures – May 2009

May 17, 2009

Heart Wine Glasses
New Heart Wine glasses from BHS.

The cat at work; Felix.

Skinny Cow Hot Chocolate British Vogue June 2009
Skinny Cow hot chocolate and British Vogue June 2009.

Hila and Eurovision
Hila and Eurovision. (wish I was in Cannes)

Tune of the Week – Ladyhawke – Back of The Van

May 7, 2009

At the end of the day fashion and music are the same person.

Ladyhawke welcome to the mainstream. If you can stand still, as in not move a muscle during a Ladyhawke song you deserve a gold medal  probably have something wrong with you.

This video is rad. Smoke machine and hairspray. I die.

Late 80’s/ early 90’s grunge is a thing with the hipsters right now, so of course any excuse to put together a ‘look’ i’m going to do it. Thanks Ladyhawke.

LadyHawke - Back of The Van
LadyHawke – Back of The Van by ourownocean featuring RVCA shorts