Playing dress ups is always fun, especially when you get to add a new item to the box. A while ago, Elliatt gave us an opportunity to play dress ups with their Summer collection. Fueled with candy and the company of blogger friends, we had an amazing time trying on their new looks. Bright kaleidoscope pinks, pale lacy peach, water color greens & bold black formed a very diverse collection.
Natalie from Lucy & the runaways opted for the romantic vibe with its white lace snowflake overlay forming a very cool way to dress up a hot summer(pardon the pun). The pink Betts peep-toes & fresh floral crown from My Violet fresh floral crown just finished off her outfit. I can’t decide if we’d find this modern day Juliet at the races or wandering through a forest somewhere.
Sidebar: It’s always good to start these letters off a little schmoozey. Besides, he gets tonnes of “gimme” mail so I want my one to stand out. All year long I pour over beautiful things I want but when it comes to Christmas, mum’s the word. Part of it is the guilt of asking someone to spend money on me. The other part is what some would call my annoying belief that gift giving should be a thoughtful process where you search for something you know the other person would enjoy. Clues are ok but asking “what do you want & where do I get it?” is something I just can’t do. This means I often get little and it’s all up to Santa.
You are awesome and I’ve been a good girl this year. To make your job easier, I thought I would make a list of all the things that would make me cry out with delight on Christmas morning. The price range is quite large just in case you are experiencing the credit crunch in the north pole. Travel safe. x. Pixelhazard
1.Bi-fold Frida Kahlo wallet by Kitty Came home $65
By far the best wallet I have ever owned, now comes in such a rad print. Clear coin section so I never have too much shrapnel rattling around, nice and flat in my handbag and self sealing with plenty of card space. Is there anything more you could want from a purse?
2. The Mirage by Lack of Colorin Camel Brown 56cm (with hat filler cos I have a tiny tiny head) $45
Chic and I know it’ll serve me well. The perfect “hide my hat hair” solution!
3.Cheese board and knife set $10
I’m an entertainer and cook at heart with a soft spot for soft cheeses. This gift is for you too because no one leaves my place hungry
4.Leather full skirt by Tibi $998
Any full skirt will win my heart but the ones by Tibi are by far my fave. I know I probably won’t be able to wear this until winter but some things are worth the wait.
5. A laptop
Something reliable, internet and graphics software capable that looks pretty would be great. I don’t have my heart set on any model in particular but a girl cant dream right?
6.Jamie Oliver BBQ Griller Utensil$10
See I’m not looking to break your piggy bank. All my awesome childhood memories of summer involve beaches and back yard BBQ’s and now I’m all grown up it’s about time I started new BBQ grilling traditions
8. A magazine subscription.
Magazines are my guilty pleasure.”Guilty” not because it’s embarrassing but because I spend far too much of my money on them. The gift of guilt free reading is a lovely thing.
9.Rainbow boots by Windsor Smith in white size 9, $199 (edit: now 30% off)
Many would argue that the last thing I need is a height boost but to them I say these shoes are too cool to conform to height rules. Sure I’ll feel like an amazon and possibly alienate everyone around me but it’s worth it!
Christmas is approaching and there’s always one person someone knows that is impossible to buy for. Here are my tips for a last minute buy!
1. Elliatt Mineral shorts (S13) $69
They’re bright, summery and in the most gorgeous print. These shorts are perfect for summer and can be dressed up or down. Each time I look at the kaleidoscope of colour, I get drawn in even more. The sizes run a little small so consider that when you place your order.
2. Holla oxide welcome mat from Surf Dive n Ski $29.99 Sure it might seem a little unconventional but what better for the person who has everything or tells their tiny wish list to everyone. Great for that friend who’s just moved out. I actually went shopping for welcome mats when I moved out and boy is it an ugly world out there. How cute is this!
3.Deshabille Morgana Beach dress $100 Rediculous-ly soft that is. My lovely blue Deshabille dress is comfy and they perfect throw on when I need to get out in a hurry or want to get comfy at home without compromising looks. They do a brilliant PJ and even have a line that helps out pink hope. Give back while you shop!
4. Demeter’s Rain cologne from Molten store $29 Mum says snakes like the smell of rain. If so, “hisss hiss” because I love it too. Currently I smell like lemons on a daily basis thanks to loccitaine. I can’t wait to move onto this Rain cologne. I also ordered dirt but for those of you who want something more normal, why not try sugar biscuit, cake batter or fig leaf? The scents at Molten Store are something special.
5.Georgini wide blue candy bangle “true love stories never have endings” $89 Truly sweet just like all the Gerogini bangles. I love these because they have such uplifting message you can wear around your wrist all day and give a glance when it’s not going so well. The gift that keeps on giving
6. OFRA lip palate $32
On my lightest make up day, a blushed lip and cheek never go astray for that dewy look. That’s probably why I am forever running out of the good pink toned lip tints in other palettes. This way,it’s all good!
7.Bondi Beach cruiser Iceberg in white $399
This is the big one kids. The one you pull out because she’s amazing or you’re not ie. you forgot her birthday earlier this year. I love my white cruiser like some men like cars. Perhaps it’s the illusion that I will look so frenchy and chic? Whatever it is, this one will get you major brownie points!
Last week, we attended the opening night of issue 05 of The Pool Collective at Darlinghurst’s Black Eye Gallery. The Pool Collective is a group of photographers that release a quarterly iPad publication of their works. You can check out the free download here.
What made the exhibition great was the level of interactivity – attendees could browse the issue that featured photos, text, interviews and video on the numerous iPads that were framed and mounted to the walls. Photographs from the issue were also displayed in the more traditional framed style. Guests sipped on Smirnoff cocktails and Asahi beer.
The Pool Collective Redux is on until December 23rd at the Black Eye Gallery. Take a break from the stress of Christmas shopping and head on down to the gallery for some quiet time, because it’s free!
Black Eye Gallery
138 Darlinghurst Road
Build it and they will come, or so the saying goes. Facebook pages seem to be something every man and his dog has…quite literally, do you know how many dogs and babies have their own facebook page? Don’t even start me on how much the internet likes cats. I guess it makes sense so it’s surprising that so many face book pages look so ho-hum . Online profiles are a great way to share things you love and in my case, the latest fashion and competitions.
Being the fickle girl I am, a change in the scenery never goes astray.Usually I pour over this process myself, spending hours on my computer trying to come up with new banner images but this being the busy season, I left it in the capable hand of If you build it. The provide branding solutions are were a delight to work with. Rapid response and so friendly, it was nice to talk to someone who was really interested in listening to your needs. All I had to do is select some imagery that I liked and mention anything specific I wanted and within a matter of a few days I had something back. This being my first experience outsourcing the creative side of things, i was pretty easy going and just sent some shots from the blog, sat back and waited. Personally the fact that the profile picture and banner integrate so beautifully is testament to their attention to detail. If you are looking for logos, web design or business cards, you need to check them out!