Monday, September 26, 2011

beauty shake up ahead

Ok so I am about to embark on a bit of a werid adventure tomorrow. I'm going to give myself a make over. You may be wondering why? But that will all become apparent in the following post. So for now I am looking around the net trying to find some inspiration for the big day. Fingers crossed I find what I'm after.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


This is just a little rant because honestly I could go on for hours if I'm not careful.

Basically I'm confused and angry that in the past week I have come across many of the big department stores with their Christmas departments already set up. Now I come from a generation where Christmas was this magical once a year thing. Yes that's right for the month of December the normal retail world was transformed into a sparkling world of glitter and childish glee. I also come from the belief that this magical transformation was to start after Melbourne Cup at the very earliest which is the first week of November. So you can imagine my outrage to find a christmas department set up before Melbourne Cup (nov), halloween (oct) and AFL grand final (sept).

Poor Kendiedoll had to listen to me vent my frustration on this subject the other week and now I am writing to ask you all to please hold off on the Christmas spirit for just a little longer. Simply as each year the festive season in stores seems to be creeping forward each year. Soon they will never take it down. So for this Christmas I'm asking Santa to give retail planners a calendar with the correct dates for holidays marked in it.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Style Icons

It's not very often you drop into the shops to pick up some milk and cookies and find some dresses you would tackle a burly security guard for. However this is exactly what I found last night at Chadstone Shopping centre. In fact what I found was an exhibition of some of the clothing from MAD MEN!!!! Yep thats right Mad Men costumes so close you can almost touch.

Just in case your not a local to the Chadstone shops I'll share some pictures of what I found. Ok so its not a big exhibition but it does feature some great pieces from the wardrobe of Peggy Olsen, Betty Draper and the amazing Joan Harris.

See what I mean, how cool is this!! I did find it quiet refreshing to see such stunning gowns even if I was surrounded by mass produced modern pieces. It was funny as I did imagine these garments a little more fitted, but it does go to show its all about the woman in the dress and that we don't all need to be the same to make clothing look wonderful.

And have a look at the wonderful barbie dolls. It did almost make me want to take my collectors edition 1950 barbie out of the box and re-dress her ass Joan. Its ok the craziness didn't make me do it.

And just a couple more of the great gowns worn by Peggy. I so wish I had these outfits to wear at work instead of my uniform. Oh well time to day dream.

So keep your eyes peeled as you never know what you will find when you go out for milk and cookies!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

My Little Pony

Its not often that you find drinks inspired by a childhood icon like "my Little Pony" however while doing some random surfing I found this poster. So I just thought I would share it with you.

Apple Jack
Apple Cider, Southern Comfort, Touch of Jager

Twilight Sparkle
Curacao, Sour Raspberry, Club Soda

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Addicted to FREE apps

Now its no secret I'm addicted to my iphone4 which also means I have become addicted to the Apps I can put on it. Sure most of my apps are photo related but I thought I'd let you in on some of the ones I'm using day to day.

First up is my Woolworths app. No you may be thinking you already have a shopping list app but this one is fantastic. I adore this one for so many reasons including:
- It lets me know whats on special
- I can create shopping lists for each mood i.e basics, girl stuff, yummy dinners, guests
- I can either add products by typing in the product name or by scanning the barcode. For me thats great because if I find a sauce I like I often forget the name so as long as I scan the barcode before throwing it out I can always find it again
- It gives me yummy cooking ideas and adds the items I need to my shopping list
-I have mine set up for my local store so it tells me exactly which aisle I can find everything, so no more wandering up and down aisles getting lost
- its FREE to download!!!!

The OPI app
Ever sat on your lunch break and wondered what colour you want to paint your nails? Well now with the OPI app you can sit, drink your latte and play with all the colours without having to move.
With this app you can test out all the colours from all the collections, which also update each time you open the app. Plus you can add your fav's to the list so you will never forget which colour you just had painted on at the nail salon. HOW COOL IS THAT!!!!
Plus its another FREE APP!!!

And last but not least TramTracker. This is another great free app if you live in melbourne as it tells you how long till the next tram, journey planner, where the trams are going and so much more. I have found this app extremely useful when in the CBD and trying to figure out how to get to the football and other events.

So if you have an iphone or an android phone start looking at these great free apps for a helpful hand each day

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Jubly-Umph Orginals

While on one of my many days around town I came across some stunning local made pieces. I adore hand made art work especially when I can wear it around town and get people asking about it. According to their website Jubly-Umph 'artworks are inspired by old school tattoos, rockabilly and pin ups. The original designs are made into jewellery using polystyrene plastic, resin and stainless steel.' So it wasn't really a hard decision for Mikii and I if we were going to purchase a couple of pieces; in fact the hardest choice was which one. Oh and yes this is a massive to hint to anyone who needs a present idea for me.

The piece that came home with us was this green bottles featuring a skull. Created from an original Jubly-Umph illustration this pendant is coated in glossy resin and comes with a stainless steel chain. I just adore this and was sad to have to say goodbye as it was given to a dear friend of ours.

However I did keep this piece for myself. I just adore it and admit it is the perfect broach to wear with almost any outfit, plus when its not part of my out fit I have been wearing it on my bag, scarf or pretty much anywhere I can pin it. But now let me show you some of the items on my wish list

Sweater guards - a must for any lady wearing a twin set

Hot Red Metal Flake Hair Bow - Perfect for everyday at work

Be Mine Pin Up Girl Necklace - do I even need to put a reason why I want this.

So jump online now and get shopping with these amazing pieces that you know you need and want!!!!!

Monday, September 19, 2011



For many September 19th is just another day, but for me and my fellow swash buckler's its a day of saying "arrrhhh" at the end of every sentence. Not to mention the chance to spend a whole day telling really bad pirate jokes. So if you see a pirate walking around your streets don't be afraid instead come and say hello.

And before I go I will leave you with a couple of pirate jokes to get you in the mood.

What's the pirate's wife's name?

What does a pirate put under his username?

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Its a major award!!!!

Now I thought you might be wondering why I was posting this image the other day. So just to get you in the loop I thought I'd show you a clip that explained it all. This movie "The Christmas Story" was a movie I watched every Christmas for many years and has always held a special place in my heart. For me it was both funny and true, as we all know what its like to be a kid and wanting a present that we've been told no. However this clip is about the father winning a 'major award' and it causing a bit of a stir. Enjoy

Oh and thanks to Modman for finding this clip for me

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Snapshots of a day off

Now its no surprise to those that know me that I always seem to be working. However my best friend Mikii and I actually managed to plan and execute a full day off together. Not bad since we live in different states, and the last time we actually had 24 hours off together in the same state was about a year ago. So just to prove we actually did it I thought I'd post some of the pics from our much needed day off.

We started the day at Zappa, a great little coffee shop in South Melbourne where the coffee is wonderful and the staff are even better.

Not to mention they have the same sense of humor as us, so it was a major plus. Once we were full of coffee, juice and the best bacon and egg sandwich I've ever had it was time to hit the road. First stop was to chapel street for some much needed window shopping which was were I found these.....

Now if I can only convince my boss that this is ok as our dress standards say black or white trainers. In my opinion it works, and the Hello Kitty feature just helps to express that we are fun and approachable. Well we'll see how that argument goes down. So from Chapel it was time to stroll down Greville street one of the best side streets in Prahran where you can find almost anything thats a bit left of centre.

So once Mikii was loaded up with quiet a few vinyl records it was time to hit my all time fav retro inspired stores. ROUTE 66!!! Now I was only going to look but when I stumbled upon a sample dress suit for $100 that fit, well there was no way it wasn't coming home; and as Mikii said "if you don't buy it I'm buying it for you!!!" And what do you know it ended up coming home. Not to mentioned so did a few other gems as we found a couple of great presents for people we know. I will post the shots of what we got in a few days.
Next we hit Chapel Street Bazzar one of the best places to find weird, old, funky and pretty much anything you could ever want. Mikii picked up a few more records and I found a great Keith Wessner print. No its no surprise that I jumped at the chance to pick up a Wessner to add to my slowly growing collection, in fact it was hard for us to leave with only 1 find about restraint. Ok so maybe the rumble in our tummy's had a little something to do with it.
So we rested our little feet while having Yum Cha and a Fruit tingle ice tea. Its a hard life but someone has to do it. What can I say I'm addicted to their duck pancakes.
Then on the way to the car with had to stop in and have a look at what can only be described as 'Guidowear'. As much as I would of loved to see Mikii wearing a screen printed shirt covered in bling he passed on the shirts and we headed to our next destination.
Now Mikii and I are no stranger to Ackland Street but we do love finding new street art, which is why I just had to post this great shot. I adore the melbourne street art scene as its always changing and you never know what you will find. Not to mention having just introduced my new friend MrC (Mikii's bf) to what treasures we have in Melbourne it has really refreshed me.

And of course we had to stop and have trampoline icecream to refresh ourselves before our biggest treat of the day. A full 1 hour massage from Sole sisters. As Mikii and I both work in jobs that require us to be on our feet for 10 hours plus per day we figured this was practically a business expense. So full of ice cream we relaxed......

Once we were fully relaxed and in all honesty we were so relaxed the two of us had trouble forming sentences, which was so funny. To finish the day off we had just one more coffee on Ackland St and then headed home to get changed for dinner and a VIP shopping night.

I know what your all thinking..."how do you guys do it?" well the simple truth is "some one has too". So for all the doubters that we actually take time off, now you have proof.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Star Wars Blu-ray

In a galaxy far far away ...... yes finally the Star Wars Saga as been released on Blu Ray!!! Its no real surprise that the geek gal in me has come to the surface with this release, and hey any excuse to break out my custom made lightsabers. Yes you read that right I have custom made lightsabers.

Sure I wasn't alive in 1977 when Star Wars episode IV was released, but thanks to friends and family who love Sci-fi I have grown up with Luke, Leia, Obi-wan, Han , Chewy, Darth, Boba Fett, Yoda and my all time favorite robot R2-D2.

So yes I am ultra excited about the release and chances are this weekend I will be watching all 6 back to back. To be honest I adore the original trilogy (episodes IV, V, VI) there is just something about them that keep me watching over and over again.

So in honor is this great day and for sci-fi geeks everywhere.... HAPPY STAR WARS DAY

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


I'm not sure what color to go for today, so I thought I would look for some inspiration. Thankfully I have my liptember lip balm...time to head to work.

Monday, September 12, 2011


Just thought I would post another photo of my liptember challenge. Its not a great shot but this was taken while at an awards dinner this week while wearing "kiss me kate" lippy.

Saturday, September 10, 2011


If you want to join in the Liptember challenge keep your eyes peeled for this box at all Myer stores. This years official colour is Hibiscus tinted lip balm, and at only $10 you can do your bit to help raise funds for this great cause.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


On my way to a dinner with friends I thought I would post another pic, tonight I am wearing "Va Va Voom" which was great as it matched my skirt and the swallows on my jumper. You gotta love it when everything matches.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


I decided to go for something bold today. Nothing like a bit of color and some long lashes to change the outlook on your day. So think bold today ladies.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Thank Goodness for Aussie Music

A big smile is on my face at the moment thanks to Australian artist Wally De Backer or as he is more commonly known these days by his stage name Gotye. I'm not sure exactly when I first discovered his music, I think it was around 2006 when I first got my hands on this album "Like Drawing Blood". I admit I had the CD on repeat so much I actually wore it out and had to invest in a second and then the digital download.

So its no surprise that when I was given a copy of his latest work "Making Mirrors" I was over the moon. For me his music is amazing as it reaches across so many different genres and there is a track for almost every mood. A big thanks also goes to the Australian radio station Triple J who first introduced me to this wonderful artist and have been playing the album for me. I have put up a clip from the album its called "Somebody That I Used To Know" and features another great artist Kimbra, who I am also getting hooked on. There is just something about this song that makes me want to turn it up load and belt out the lyrics. So please have a listen.

I would also like to invite you all, if you like the sound of Gotye's work, to go out and buy the CD or jump online at Itunes and get the album. All artists should be supported and I urge to support our local talent as they make amazing music and should be supported to make more. If you do jump on itunes grab the deluxe version as it has a digital booklet and video clips including the making of the album.

So a big virtual hug to one of my favorite Australian artist Wally De Backer, I love your music and I look forward to many years of great work from you.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Liptember day 2

Today I went for a colour with a bit bigger impact its another BYS purchase called "Lip Service" which seemed very sensible since I was going to be spending the day in meetings talking. It was actually very long lasting and only needed a couple of touch ups here and there after lunch.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Liptember day 1

Well its day one of my September Liptember Challenge. So to prove that I am keeping to the rules I will be posting photos with me in my various lippy's.

As I am sure you can tell its very early in the morning before I head off to work. Today's lippy is by BYS and is called "first kiss" which I thought was very fitting for day one.

True to my word I made sure I reapplied my lippy as needed through the day to keep up the challenge. If you would like to sponsor me during this challenge please follow this link.

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