Monday, September 27, 2010

all that creeps & crawls

While I was in Dubai a couple of years back I remember getting lost in the most amazing store...if you could even call it that. It had the most amazing window display that had nothing to do about anything apart from showing off some amazing talent. I tried to get pictures although they didn't allow cameras in the store so here is what I ended up with.

Inside there were haunting little trinkets with cob-webs lightly covering vintage ornamental skulls, giant playing card cookie boxes, delicate dress jewellery and porcelain dolls. Amongst the random items, I took a liking to the creep crawleys, I think as far back as I can remember I used to save drowning ladybirds out of our pool every summer.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

woolie things

Were in full fledged winter over on the West Coast and I'm feeling the cold! I need to toughen up because this will be nothing compared to the UK winter I will be experiencing in January!!

I've been stealing my boy's fluffy warm cardigans and army jackets to stay rugged up but I'm affraid he's not so willing to here are some of my favs I've found so far.

Beat Poet Zen Cross Coat $407

 Friedrich Gray Cardigan $336

Chronicles of Never $435

Friedrich Gray $336

Limedrop $299
My Pet Square $115

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

what I wore

I never remember to take pics of what I wear each day but I just love these girly outfits so I thought I'd share :)

Dress and shoes from Myer

Shirt from Temt, Skirt from Forever New and Booties from Zu

 Jeans from Forever New and top from Sportsgirl

I love my expensive designer clothing and now and then I used treat myself although now I'm saving for a house its time to get my priorities right and that doesn't include buying luxury clothing :(

Last weekend the boy took me on a shopping spree for winter (sweet) and I found so many inexpensive pieces to mix and match the rest of my wardrobe with....I love my new Forever New jeans, they fit amazingly, I think they definitely beat my Bettina Lianos...


can we go away this winter just so I can wear this?

I love love love Kate Sylvester's new S/S 2010/11 collection. It's perfect transition wear that I could definitely imagine myself in! It's so girly and country, I love the play on textures and colours too.

pics from


Monday, May 3, 2010

naughty little pleasures

The change of season is a bit of a nightmare for me, I crave comfort food and nothing is better than something sweet.

Below is Masterchef's recipe for Chocolate Fondat with Egg Nog.....yummmmm!


50g unsalted butter, extra for greasing moulds
2 tbs cocoa
50g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
1 egg
1 egg yolk
60g castor sugar
50g plain flour
Icing sugar for dusting
1 nutmeg, grated to serve
Boozy egg nog
1 vanilla bean, split
½ cup milk
1 ½ cups cream
6 egg yolks
70g castor sugar
30ml bourbon
30ml cognac


1. Preheat oven to 160ÂșC. Lightly grease 2 dariole moulds and dust with cocoa powder.

2. Melt chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until smooth. Remove from the heat, set aside to cool slightly.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and sugar until pale. Add melted chocolate and sifted flour to mixture, carefully fold to combine. Divide between prepared moulds, bake for 12-15 minutes.

4. For boozy egg nog, place the vanilla bean and scraped seeds in a saucepan with the milk and cream and heat until almost boiling. Remove from heat and set aside.

5. Whisk together the egg yolks, sugar, bourbon and cognac in a large bowl, then slowly whisk in the hot milk mixture. Pour the egg nog into a clean saucepan, and remove and discard the vanilla bean. Stir with a wooden spoon over very low heat until egg nog thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.

6. Strain into a clean bowl, whisk over a bowl of ice until cool.

7. To serve, un-mould fondant into centre of plate, pour egg nog around, top with a small amount of grated nutmeg and sifted icing sugar.

statement skirts

Were moving into Winter and I've had to re-arrange the wardrobe to make space for...let's say larger items of clothing.

After being used to a 3.5m long wardrobe all to myself it's been a bit of a struggle sharing a standard 2 door wardrobe with the boy!

I've been collecting gorgeous statement skirts over summer to tee up with sexy stockings for the colder months. I'm loving lace, chiffon, velvet and simple but sexy patterns.

Here are some of my fav on the web:


Friday, April 30, 2010

love her style...

I'm loving Zoe Saldana's style right now, she's classy but has that punch of edginess going on...and who could resist those black strappy heels played down with skinny it.

I want to morph into this outfit!!

love love love these heels!