Met Ball 2011
Absolutely loved Ashley Greene in Donna Karan and Ashley Olsen in vintage Dior haute couture. Gotta love sleeves.
Rosemount Australian Fashion Week (RAFW)
These were my absolute favourites.
|Lover S/S 11|
|Michael Lo Sordo S/S 11|
She looks like she just stepped out of a white tulip and decided to float down the runway on gossamer-wings. It could be so many things! The perfect Greek Islands outfit, strolling down a snow-white beach, the sun burning down around you, the ocean glimmering in the background. Or it could represent the airy dreams of youth, incapable of realisation ... Or, you know, just a tulip.
|Michael Lo Sordo S/S 11|
|Zimmerman S/S 11|
Very Little House on the Prairie. Which I think adds to its charm.
|Where Lovers Lie|
Now this wasn't shown at RAFW, so it technically shouldn't be in this category, but that's the beauty of blogs :) And it is an Australian designer, Where Lovers Lie. I love the twin simplicity and practicality of the dress.
One of THE most entertaining (and addictive) TV shows ever! After initially rooting for Evan and Casey, I've now come to accept that Casey and Kappie are meant to be together. But I still love Max! Tangents aside, the cast wear some seriously great pieces, and while I prefer Fran's preppy style for its wearability, I always love seeing what Ash will wear because it's always fun and quirky (and something I could never pull off). See rainbow-and-cloud top below. Sooo cute!
Cannes Film Festival 2011
There were many beautiful dresses, but this one in particular caught my eye. Perhaps also I'm biased towards Rachel McAdams, as she is one my favourite actresses ... But before I drift away on a tangent about the greatness of The Notebook, I'll let you form your own opinion on her gown.
|Rachel McAdams in Marchesa|
Paris Haute Couture S/S 11
Isn't it every girl's dream to sit front-row at one of these amazing shows and float home on a cloud of happiness (weighed down only by the goodie bag)? Well, for me anyway. So ta-da! I bring Paris to you.
Sorry to bring you back down to Earth! Back to little ol' Oz, where things aren't quite as exciting or fashionable, but there are still beautiful things to be seen!
|Recent Longchamp window display. Love the neutral tones.|
|Peter Alexander display|
|Zara window display|
|Cute little doggies - they deserve their own close-up|
Okay, so I know you know what a Zara bag looks like. But this was my first purchase in the Sydney store, and I thought that was momentous in itself (particularly given its illustration that I was actually able to get inside the shop without being trampled on).
|Jessica Marais in J'Aton|
And, finally, a sad Sydney development. The closing of the Borders store in Chatswood, one of the last stores in Oz. Obviously not a suprise, since everybody buys their books online these days (bookdepository anyone?) but it's still tinged with sadness. Meanwhile, the company's administrators are clearly enjoying their 15 minutes of fame; they appear on the bottom of every Borders receipt (see above) and the words 'Administrators Sale' are plastered over all the store walls. But don't let that dampen your sale enthusiasm; with 40% off everything in-store, there are some seriously good bargains to be had. But remember to check the year of that diary you're buying on sale. Taking a 2010 diary to work is probably not the best look.