30.04. I’m gonna buy me some confidence

This day was a big day. I was presenting a big piece of work I’ve been working on for ages.
I wanted to feel confident and fabulous.
So a new outfit was in order.
I wanted something understated and simple, but smart.
I found it at Cue.
The dress was on special for $147.50. It’s wool crepe, a flattering cut and extremely comfortable.
I paired it up with a tweed jacket I bought yonks ago.
I matched it to some killer heels (Joanne Mercer) and stocked up on beautiful stockings (Leona Edmiston- currently 30% off at Myer if you buy 2 or more pairs…so of course I bought a few!)
And I felt great!

25.04. Fashion spotting in Fitzroy

We got a lovely spot outside at Babka today and I was nicely set up to grab some shots of the Fitzroy fashion.
But it was a rather miserable day. And half of Fitzroy were out in their tracky daks.
Still fun though. All I can say is coloured tights seem to be in this winter.

I did love the bloke driving the angry ute (pickup) who bought the Buddha at the Asia shop and loaded it up. Love the irony.

And I did like this dress in the Kinki Gerlinki window. Though I wouldn’t wear it. Hard to take a pic whilst holding a puppy- apologies for the quality!

20.04. That dress you have to have!

I like this dress. Like I really like it.
Kathy Novak was wearing it last night on SBS news.
So I tweeted SBS News to ask who the dress was by.
And it’s vintage. Oh, no. That means I can’t go and buy it.
What I know about the dress: she bought it at Di Nuovo in Paddington and it’s a Rachel Comey design.
If anyone can help me find out what the dress is called or track one down, I would be forever grateful!

Di Nuovo
92 William Street

Oh, and Anton Enus checked the tag for Kathy. And tweeted me. That kind of made my night too!

10.02. Playing with all my lovely new things

We hit Europe right at winter sale time. Great for Australians.
And as the temperature dropped (in Berlin it was minus 13 degrees) we found ourselves needing some new things.

A Loreak Mendian Lady Cavalier cardigan.

Jo Gordon knitwear

Drakes scarf and Ben Alder cashmere beanie.

My favourite shopping precincts were Rue Oberkampf in Paris and around Sophienstrasse in Berlin Mitte.

19.03. Revisiting old haunts

(A catch up post from last week- sorry- had to download the pics…)
When I was a student and relatively new to Sydney, I fell in love with the Strand Arcade.
The architecture, the quirky stores and in particular a tea room on the ground floor that served delicious coffee and the definitive cherry and cheese strudel.
The tea rooms are gone now, which is very sad, but I still like to go back there and enjoy the light and the space and the vibe.

This time, I found it as charming as ever.
BYO cherry cheese strudel.

From the vintage jewellery store (yes, I really like old jewellery) to the hidden change rooms at the Fleur Wood store. Those bookshelves? They hide the charming change rooms. Very sweet.

Do you have any old haunts that constantly draw you back?

17.03. St Patrick’s Day

I’m not native to Melbourne.
But I love it.
One thing I love is how people put thought and love into outfits and don’t just follow the latest trend.
I loved this girl’s St Patrick’s Day outfit- so elegant. Lovely.
(Is it super creepy to photograph people on the tram?)

The highlight of St Patrick’s Day was Lenny Kravitz. He’s still got it!

What was your weekend highlight?

13.03. Something to look forward to- Finders Keepers Markets

These markets are always brilliant. Heaps of creators you don’t see around the usual traps and music and food and a lovely friendly creative vibe.

If you live in or near Melbourne, pop the 20th / 21st April in your diary and get down to the Exhibition Building.

I know what I’ll be doing!

Friday 20th April 6pm – 10pm
Saturday 21st April 10am – 5pm

The Royal Exhibition Building
9 Nicholson Street, Carlton

02.02. Whimsical fashion for men. Knickerbockers anyone?

I often wish men had more freedom to dress a little more imaginatively.

Perhaps something like these knickerbockers that we saw in Berlin and then again in Florence.

The perfect autumnal outfit for gents?

This outfit was in the window of EPOCA VINTAGE .: 
di Valentina Ferroni
Vintage Clothing & Accessories in Florence.
P.IVA 05583070486 – Via dei Fossi, 6R – FirenzeImage

The second outfit was spotted in Berlin – sorry the pic is a bit fuzzy- I was being chased away by the shop assistant.