Archive for December, 2009
Last night saw the creation of this wonderful gingerbread house.
Once it is all set- it’s time to decorate! If you want to create windows and doors, it is best to do this BEFORE you stick the walls up. That way the icing won’t drip or fall off and it’s alot easier to pipe onto the panels when they are laying flat.
A chef prepares meals such as coq au vin, ready to be heated up at home and individual desserts and salads are also available.
I’ve noticed some people blogging about their Chrissy decorations and I like the idea so I have decided to share a few of mine.
The tree in all its glory. Very strict with the blue and silver theme! Mainly our decorations consist of special pieces that have been picked up from all over the world. Including:
America (Dumbo from Disneyworld, Florida and Native American Indian decoration from Nevada).
It wouldn’t be my tree without bows, hearts, shoes and handbags.
Just in case I forget who I am
Peace out, A town down.
On such a drab day with Christmas crowds, bus strike and rain galore I thought it best to dress for the mood. In black.
I’m not really down with the ‘harem pant’ phenomenon, but I’ve had these Alistair Trung harem pants for a while now and used to wear them before everyone else did. Yep, I’m really that fashion forward.
Since the trend hit, they haven’t seen the light of day- but today’s weather was not hot nor cold. Too warm for jeans or something equally heavy and a summer dress would look inappropriate given the rain.
The elastic waist band of my harem pants also proved a fine choice for my big, beautiful lunch at Etch. Yes, yes I did spend Melbourne cup there. And I have a booking to take an overseas guest there in just a few days. But who can get sick of perfection? Not me.
I was a bit boring and ordered what I’ve ordered everytime I’ve been there since the Spring menu got put on:
Every meal was exquisite as it sounds.
The rest of the day was spent in Louis Vuitton choosing Christmas presents for mother dearest. Lucky her!
I hope everyone had an OK day despite the painful weather and lack of public transport!
Rings- Teddy bear Clare’s in Harajuku and Tiffany & Co. 1837 silver ring
Bracelet- Tiffany & Co. heart tag charm bracelet
Fingernails- Chanel ‘seduction’
Toe nails- Revlon ‘red’
Lucky me (and you too)! The gorgeous peeps from Tarina Tarantino have kindly emailed me pics from the New York launch of the Tarina Tarantino and Sephora beauty range.
If only you could reach out and pull the products through the computer screen as this is about as close as I will be getting to the real deal!
For those of you with access to Sephora, the range will be released soon- so keep your eyes peeled on www.sephora.com and sign up now to be notified when this stunning collection hits the stores.
Sparklicity shimmer dust
Pearl glow primer
Fleur de lash
Eye dream hypershadow
Dollskin cheek powder
Conditioning lip sheen
So, I’ve had a few requests through email@example.com for me to start posting my daily outfits.
Top- Super lovers (purchased in Harajuku)
Jeans- Sass & Bide ‘neon nights’
Shocking news, everyone- I love ruffles! I know, right? How could I love something so frou frou when I’m clearly not into anything at all like that *cough*
That was the main thing that drew me to these jeans. They just have that something extra, and I love how this top cuts away in the perfect spot so the frills say “Peek-a-boo!”. Well, that’s what they say to me, anyway.
I purchased this Super Lovers top in Japan. There’s actually a bit of a funny story behind it. I mean, I found it funny- you might be bored shitless. But it involves an explosion, a baby and rude Japanese people- seriously, they’re as rare as….unicorns?
So anyway, I’m walking down the street in Harajuku minding my own business when BOOOOM this loud explosion goes off. I stop in my tracks out of fear and next thing I’m wet. No, I didn’t piss myself (thank God), but a taxi has driven over a can of coffee and it has exploded everywhere.
Lucky me- I was just walking by at the right point. The other victim was a baby whose parents didn’t cop a singlet droplet but managed to over-react as though a real bomb had gone off.
I look down to assess the damage. It’s inside the white lining of my sneakers, all over my beloved Lover anorak, IN MY FREAKIN’ EARS. It was around 40 degrees (celcius for those of you going huh? That’s not hot) that day and I was beginning to stick to myself. I ran into a gorgeous department store noticing Chloe, Comme des garcons, Vivienne Westwood, Yohji Yamamoto and various other stores of interest on my way to the nearest bathroom.
Once inside, I begin the uncouth activity of washing myself, as discreetly as possible, and rearranging my outfit so that you can’t see the brown stains all over me.
I decide this is the perfect excuse to buy something new to put on. It’s not like I needed an excuse, but it’s always nice to justify your purchases.
I go into each of the above listed stores. I cannot believe the terrible looks I received. Sure, I reeked of coffee, but is coffee smell really that bad? It was obvious by the lack of service I got that my money wasn’t wanted there *shrug*.
I stumble upon the Superlovers store which I was keen to look in anyway- it’s a Gwen thing. (Superloveeeeer. Tell me where you got your [uh at the superlovers store] Yoh- oh, sorry I was telling a story, wasn’t I?)
As soon as I walk in, I’m greeted. One of the sales assistants points to one of my many stains and I am about to roll my eyes when she offers me one of those little wet towels that seem to grow on trees or something in Japan. How sweet. I decide I will buy something from here no matter what.
This top turned out to be PERFECT. It’s length meant I didn’t need to change my pants that only had a few stains and it was nice and cool for the disgusting heat. Plus, super lovers aren’t known to be the most expensive store in the world so I got it at a decent price! Awesome.
Feeling a lot more comfortable I am free to keep shopping and enjoy myself. Yay!
As a side note- I ended up going into this store WALL who sell the most ridiculously beautiful creations (most of which are one offs) from Japanese designers as well as artists from around the world.
I ended up picking up a stunning, one-off, hand made scarf from an artist named BORN. I totally forget where he is from…oops. Netherlands, Denmark…one of them. But I was more impressed with his clothing than his art.
Moral of the story- if you’re going to get drenched in a can of coffee, pray that you’re seconds away from Laforet in Harajuku so you can pick yourself up something new.
Below are some pics I took from around Laforet. These were mainly of the walls near/opposite the shops and some of stores that hadn’t opened yet. Boo.
If there’s anything else you want to see up on this blog, or any cuteness you can direct me to- don’t forget to comment or email me firstname.lastname@example.org
Alright peeps- I get hundreds and hundreds of hits a day for little miss popular Jane Aldridge of Sea of Shoes and they all come through to this post which speculated as to what stunning Chanel couture creation she would wear to the annual Crillon ball.
I think there’s only been 3 Chanel pieces I’ve ever seen which I haven’t liked (including a pair of heavily ripped stockings- WTF?) so I guess I’m biased. But I’m totes in lurrrve with this dress.
My favourite part is the way it has the structure shoulders which doesn’t really follow a contemporary ‘evening wear’ ideal and the interesting, almost boat, neckline.
The structure echoes the look of a classic Chanel boucle wool suit, while the volume of the skirt provides the glamour of an evening gown, and the frivolous nature of a couture creation is supplied by the floral detail on the hip.
Naturally Jane looked adorable. She has the perfect height and leanness to pull off Couture. Damn her. hehe!
So… I hope that has cleared up the REAL dress she wore! As I said in my last post; it was unlikely she would have been wearing the black ‘octopus’ design and I guess most people are happy she didn’t!
What do you think of the dress? Do you like it better than the first dress? (Please don’t say anything mean about Jane herself, she didn’t design the dress and she’s just a bub. Thanks)
You’re probably wondering why I’m doing a post on a Terry Richardson toy. He certainly isn’t Barbie and he’s miles away from anything Sanrio ever created.
Meh. I ask you to look past the fact the poodle is touching Nicole Trunfio‘s boobs so you can
enjoy the innocent and pretty side of these photos.
Our favourite pink-haired beauty has done it again. As if Tarina Tarantino hadn’t done enough for the world of cute, she’s now launched a makeup line.
The line features everything us girls want- loads of sparkles and glamour contained in pastel pink packaging. The kind of packaging that you feel proud to pull out in public for those essential touch ups.
Fluro pink makeup brushes-with bow detail, no less- complete the Tarina Tarantino makeup experience. They’re definitely the best looking makeup tools I’ve seen around.
As the range is a collaboration with Sephora, of which Tarina herself had control over the ingredients of the products, it will be sold exclusively to them. Meaning, unfortunately- us Aussies will miss out.