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!

03.02. The Jewels of Florence

Time to get back to catching up on all my trip posts. It’s like a time machine!

Winter is a great time to visit Florence.
There are no queues to get in to see David and the Uffizzi.
And they are brilliant!
But since you can’t photograph in those galleries, here are some of the other jewels of Florence.

The Ponte Vecchio is lined with jewellery stores. My favourites were a couple that had lots of antique jewellery. Beautiful.

The culinary jewel of Florence is their famous bistecca. It is a steak from the Chianina cow, a very old breed from Tuscany. And it is enormous.
Someone recommended Buca Lapi and we loved the experience- incredibly charming waiters, brilliant food and a lovely ambience.

There were also a couple of sweet things in antique stores we loved. This little puppet show and a sweet postcard.

08.03. From Paris with Love

Everyone knows French women have style and elegance and don’t get fat.
They also have French pharmacies, which are like a secret weapon for beauty with so many wonderful products at priceline type prices.
I brought myself back a little treasure trove of goodies that I have been enjoying. If you’re ever in Paris, try these out!

As you can see, they love a scientific sounding name, and don’t fuss around too much with fancy packaging. I’ve loved these products and will definitely be stocking up next time I’m there.

Bioderma Crealine H2O Make-Up Removing Water for face and eyes
This really takes the day off with a couple of swipes.
What I like is it is completely odorless and doesn’t sting or dry skin out.
Apparently most models won’t let anything else on their skin.
I love.

Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre and Lait-Crème Fluide (24 Hour Miracle Cream for Hand and Body)
Their products have nothing to do with embryos and are not tested on animals.
They are very nourishing creams that go on easily and seem to not leave undue residue on the skin. I’ve been loving the face and body cream.

Weleda’s new Pomegranate line
We know pomegranate juice is full of anti-oxidants. So it seems to make sense that putting it on your skin will be good for you.
I love the body oil, a nice sweet fragrance.
The face cream feels very rich, but the texture is a bit thick- this is definitely night cream only for me.

This lives behind the counter at the chemist- apparetnly it was originally a nipple cream. It now lives in my top drawer at work and is the frontline of defence against airconditioning drying out my lips.

Nuxe Body Oil
This is divine and my absolute favourite- it is the original shimmer oil and comes in a very sweet bottle.
I’ve been using it on my face and feel like my skin is drinking it up.
Maybe its just the shimmer confidence it gives me, but I love this stuff.

Any beauty secrets you care to share?