Tuesday, February 23, 2010

SLAM - save live australian music

Image from http://www.thevine.com.au

Ok so this is music/art and not lingerie but people we need to speak up and save the world again.

http://www.slamrally.org/ Please go and sign the petition to help us save the small venues for muso's out there.

Why do I care?
this is why I love melb (my home town) you can feel the life of this city pulse through every element. A place where art is art, music is expression and each of our souls feels a little richer for being here. Sure melb won't come to you, you have to go to her but once you do you will never be turned away. LONG LIVE MELB ART AND MUSIC! as long as we stand up for ourselves we can never be put down.

Image from http://www.thevine.com.au

I grew up surrounded by artists, muscian's, dancers, actors, doco makers. They were the side of the family that inspired me. So to think that people that i know and love could not make their art kills me. Not to mention the world of music has brought so many amazing artists like Amanda Palmer, Tom Waits, Paul Kelly, Ani Difranco, Peter Gabriel, TZU, Barry Michael, Fat drop freddy's ok this list could go on awhile. Needless to say my life is better for music it heals when I'm hurt, express my joy and finds the words I need when I struggle to speak.

"Every song as a you. A you that the singer sings to, and baby your it this time"
- Ani Difranco

Amanda Palmer from the Dresden Dolls at the rally in Swanston Street. Photo: Justin McManus

Another great posting by one of my muse's Amanda Palmer about SLAM

So PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AND SIGN - this is not just about melb, this is every part of Australian Live Music. If the 70k of us can do it you can too. We just started yelling out first! *i think*

Monday, February 8, 2010

Red Queen Valentines Lingerie

Red queen

With the impending release of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland; and yes I am counting down the days. I have been hunting out some amazing pieces for you to feast your eyes on. This fantastic piece is from Barcelona Designers Bibian Blue.

Amazing outfit with gorgeous corset in red lace & velvet. Steel busk, steel bones, double linning, back lacing, and modesty panel.Gorgeous skirt ,available also separately from the corset,made of different layers of red tulle applied by hand. Bolero in red lace, silver linning and red georgette.

Is it too much to wear this to opening night?????

Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sweet Sundays

Amazing Cupcake Pops by Bakerella
Image From http://www.bakerella.com/

Sometimes you just need to indulge. Now I adore cupcakes expect when I bake I only seem to be able to do so in large qty's. Hence I am always excited to indulge in cupcakes, coffee and milkshakes. Last weekend I made my way into the city for exactly this reason. Two of my favorite haunts are Little cupcakes

You can find them at Shop 7 Degraves St, Melbourne. Hint if you walk down from Flinders Street station you will find Degraves and Little Cupcake is next to one of my fav lingerie stores as well Smitten Kitten.

Selection of Cupcakes from Little Cupcakes

These ones are so delightful but be warned once they sell out they close the doors. Its such a cute place with only enough seating for a few people so get in quick if you want a seat. But so worth the walk.

The Cupcake Bakery

If you walk up to shop 5, 495 collins street you will find the cupcake bakery. Another great little place to stop in at. You will find friendly staff and a store that is just as sweet as the cakes themselves. I do warn that it will be hard to walk away without a box of these delightful treats as my hubby knows; especially when they come delivered in such cute little boxes.

Some people like that little blue box from Tiffany, I adore the boxes from bakeries.

Now some may think I'm a bit odd when it comes to my love of cupcakes and cute cakes, but when your inspiration comes from this amazing woman

Cupcake by Bakerella http://www.bakerella.com/

Honestly Bakerella inspires me to be a better cupcake and dessert maker, which means I think it might be time to head to my local baking supplies store. HMMMM cupcakes!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Stationery Addict.

Ok so for those of you who know me this will come as no surprise....I AM A STATIONERY ADDICT I proudly stand up and admit that I own way too many pens, pencils, highlighters, post it notes, notebooks, paperclips.

Ok so you get the pitcure...i love stationery; so when I recently received an email from one of my addictions Kiki K I knew it was time to browse and see what's 'needed' for my new job :)

Just in case anyone's reading here is my wish list
Reusable Bag: Love Mail $9.95

Why: So I can take my lunch to work

Dual Power Calculator $29.95
Why: So I can add up right

Paper Clips Bike (30PK): Cykel $9.95
Why: Why not?

is it a worry that I get this excited about stationery? Don't answer this.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Counting Down The Days

So its Feb the big countdown to Feb 26 is on. Yes thats when I get to hear/see/bliss out the amazing Amanda F**king Palmer. I know I've said it before but she is amazing and has restored my faith in the music industry with her dedication, writing and devotion to her fans/humanity around the world.

So I am writing to remind people to get online or walk to the Forum Theatre and grab your tickets. Plus below are the other gigs and places to get tickets.

February 26
The Forum Theatre
Melbourne, Australia
Ages: 18+

March 4
Adelaide, Australia
Ages: All

March 7
Sydney Opera House
Sydney, Australia
Ages: All

March 8
A & I Hall
Bangalow (Byron Bay), Australia
Ages: 18+

March 10
The Zoo
Brisbane, Australia
Ages: 18+

If you haven't heard Ms Amanda's music jump onto itunes or her blog http://www.amandapalmer.net/afp/music/ and have a listen.

And one more great reason (at least for me) to get excited is I get to wear my new corset in honour of her great performance.

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