Sunday, August 29, 2010

charlotte gainsbourg

Charlotte seems to be popping up in my life frequently lately. I have been listening to her collaboration with Beck from a while back, Irm, and I'm looking forward to seeing her new film The Tree when it's released on September 30. But the thing that enchants me most about Charlotte is hard to put into words. I think it must be that "French" thing that unimaginative magazines like to print a feature on every three months, attempting to tell us how to apply concealer and tie a scarf like a French girl. But the art of being charming commes les Francaises can't be conveyed in a thousand words. Charlotte's quietly unconventional beauty and her je ne sais quois cannot be taught or even analysed- they must simply be appreciated.

Friday, August 6, 2010

sleek, chic- 1970s style

Anjelica Huston by Bob Richardson, for “Vogue Paris,” 1971, via tumblr

I'm convinced, high-waisted wide-legged 70's jeans are simply the epitome of chic. I just don't get tired of looking at them, and it's been a good three years since I've been on the bandwagon! Sleek, chic 1970's looks are wonderful in general. I think I would have been very sartorially fulfilled had I been alive in that decade! I have a black crepe floor -sweeping 1970's evening dress with a plunging neckline down to here and dozens of tiny crepe-covered buttons, that I just can't wait to wear. I think it could even work as a sundress. I love 70's style.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

i like 60's style

images of the like via facebook

Saturday, July 10, 2010

it's official!

Jenny and Johnny's album, 'I'm Having Fun Now' is out on August 31! EEEEEH! Can't wait!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

south solitary

South Solitary is an Australian film set in 1928 on the remote and windswept lighthouse island, South Solitary. This film looks so charming! A romantic lighthouse, untamed wilderness, moody skies and 1920s style sound like the perfect backdrop to a love story! It's coming out on the 28th of July, though I'm going to a preview a little earlier, and I can't wait!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

i'm having fun now

images via Jenny and Johnny

Jenny and Johnny are releasing an album together! The official release date hasn't yet been announced, though it's slated for late (US) summer and is currently available for pre-order. There's also a sneak peak at a very cute song called 'Scissor Runner' on their website, which you can download when you sign up to their mailing list!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

sidney geubelle

"I'm from a generation of kids that gets high, gets naked, skinny dips in mountain lakes, stares searchingly at ourselves in bathroom mirrors, giggles and hugs, shoplifts and pukes and crashes together on dingy mattresses on the floor, that are the cool giddy things who populate the pictorial worlds of photographers Ryan McGinley and his predecessors, Larry Clark, Nan Goldin, and Wolfgang Tillmans. That's the photography I love, that's what inspires me the most."

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

the in-between

by Kimberly Sikyea, Joshua Whitelaw, Jess Gough and Rafe Castells via The Land Between Here and Mountains

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

the greatest

Carey in Cannes for the Premiere of her new film, Wallstreet: Money Never Sleeps, wearing the most amazing dress I have ever seen! It's floor length, but I can't seem to find a full length picture of it that does her justice... I guess the photographers were sidetracked getting shots of her adorable waved pixie cut and that stunning beaded collar?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

jumping on the clog bandwagon...

available in the funkis online shop- most are around the $150 mark.

Friday, May 14, 2010


via bust
I think I need a floppy felt hat.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

arnsdorf for sportsgirl

arnsdorf for sportsgirl via sportsgirl

For once we Australians are in the lucky position of being able to purchase a designer's chainstore collaboration locally instead of gazing wistfully at US and UK websites! Arnsdorf has collaborated with Sportsgirl to create a number of pieces that echo the understated yet quirky vibe that I love about the label's main collections. The retro pairing of blush and plum and that feeling of bookishly eccentric simplicity makes me think of the Upper West Side in the 1970s. I want to wear the above outfit with the collar upturned, a fabric rose pinned to my blazer lapel, and my hair piled on top of my head, while I pretend to be Meryl Streep or Diane Keaton in a Woody Allen movie! (I just bought the blush shirt so I expect to be living out this fantasy shortly)