Monday, 19 April 2010

21...I'm concerned...

6th April was my birthday, I'm now 21 and more disturbed than happy. Pretty much this is my last significant birthday as a young person. After this it's all down hill. Stef and I forwent a flashy 21st party, instead we decided to put the party money into the AGIdeas conference in Melbourne. We leave this Friday! I'm so bloody excited. I've saved up as much money as I can working at the cafe so, safe to say, I won't be a complete cheap-o in Australia.

Thank you mum and dad for giving Stef and I this opportunity. Thank you Samantha and Lily for taking me out for lunch! Thanks Sam for the beautiful necklace. You got my personality dead-on with that necklace! Thanks Savannah for...well being you---and the taxi money!

Anyway, here is some of the recent work I handed in for CGD. It's the Proust assignment, where you get a question and you have to visually answer it under time restriction. I decided to use photography and my large wardrobe to illustrate my answers.

I dragged Stef to the supermarket late at night and forced her to take these photos. She wasn't impressed and grumbled the whole way through about how we were going to be kicked out of the store. She is such a worrier it's quite disgusting. Hope I'm not like that. This is the photo I used for my new blog look. I love that dress *sigh* only problem is I made it a few years ago when I was less experienced and it's majorly flawed inside. Let's just say its purely for looking pretty.

I confess! I am a complete homemaker I like my nest! But don't confuse me for Martha Stuart *cringe*. I'm taking this dress to Australia to me. It's made from a vintage-looking floral fabric I picked up for $4.50 a meter.

Doesn't spillages wreck the day for you? It can absolutely send me into depression. As a kid a bird pooed on my sleeve. I wanted to die. A bit dramatic but I was a sensitive child and it was a real trauma. Still remember it. Dress is a late 80's gown with sweet heart neckline made my my mum. Doesn't quite fit right because she was bigger than me but if I puff my chest it stays up.

I love Love LOVE glitter! Anything shiny would do. The dress in picture is one of my BEST second hand finds. Got it for $20.00 a few years ago. It is a little black dress in every form of the definition: adaptable for any occasion and non-wrinklable so it can be scrunched up and still look beautiful. An added bonus for me is the vintage style. It has been used in numerous photo shoots and Twinkles is liable to be shot if I find her curled up in it again!

I despise tardiness. Dad and Savannah are the worst for it and they drive me completely mad! Dress is the sister to the previous black one as I'm 100% sure they were made by the same person. Isn't as perfect as the black one but it has been used in many photo shoots and for emergencies. Doesn't fit me well which is a bummer, I need two people to squeeze me in.

Normally I don't need to be center of attention, but at balls I NEED to be the best dressed gal. As a (snobbish) rule I never wear the same dress twice which means I don't have a lot of closet space left and my mum thinks I'm nuts. This dress I imported from the USA and it suits my colouring perfectly. An awesome feature is that you don't have to be a perfect size to fit it because it isn't meant to be formfitting.

Anyway, that's enough of my ramblings. I'm going to bed. I might post something else before I leave for Melbourne. I'm going to try damn hard to update while I'm over there so that everyone who's missing out on AGIdeas get a taste of what we are up to.

By the way, this is also my 101st post.

Thursday, 1 April 2010


If someone were to ask me what to do with their wardrobe, I'd say: get scarves. Firstly they can doll up an outfit with barely any effort and a bonus is they are easy to pick up cheaply. In my opinion, scarves are an essential for any wardrobe.

My favorite types are vintage scarves. This is because they are brightly coloured and have retro prints. To get them, simply go through your nanna's wardrobe or trawl second hand shops. I got mine from the local Salvation Army. Keep in mind of price. They shouldn't cost more than $4 per scarf. Below are some of mine:

Even if your clothes are all black, these add a splash of colour and detail. If you have enough to wear a different one everyday it could become your "signature" piece. Here are a few ways to wear your scarves:

You can also wear them in your hair, on your arm, belt, handbag, jacket...and so on.

Now you can see how a scarf is one of the most universal accessories. Here is how I wear them:

They add a nice finishing touch to outfits. On a final note, before I finish, square scarves make awesome halter neck tops.
All you need to do is secure two corners behind your neck with a decorative brooch and then secure the bottom two at the base of your spine. Voila! A easy halter which is ten times better then what you get at a store. Honest.