Wednesday, December 23, 2009

McQueen over two

I have finally bought those black satin flats to make these McQueen shoes (which are now old news but still awesome):

(top shoe)

Now I just need to buy silver safety pins. I mean, you'd think little 2 centimetre coiled safety pins would be easy to find but nooo, they only have gold ones. I always thought silver was more common. Huh.

Luckily though the flats were only AUD$10 :D

Hoping your holiday season is serving its purpose,

ann xx

ps. aren't those chanel flats fab too?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

flying glasses

That's what I think of when I hear the word 'aviators'. Today I bought a pair of them. Unfortunately, they didn't have wings.

I was going to get a pair of unpainted metal frames but alas, the only pair of unpainted glasses left was missing a nosepad... Perhaps I can do something about the paint. Would paint thinner work to get rid of it?
Before I forget, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Slightly Tipsy New Year!
xmas love
ann xx

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ellery s/s '10

I am actually obsessed with this collection. Obsessed.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

brace yourself!

I don't know why I'm saying that. Well, I mean I made a bracelet. Pretty sad pun, eh :D

I used opaque black and transparent peridot green seedbeads on 0.23 mm wire. Might a post a tute later on, but for now here it is! Out of the blue. I think it's pretty alright. :D

have fun!

ann xx

ps. how temperamental is our box of bloggers? our number of posts per month swings more than a twenty-year old guys between bars and parties. :D

Monday, December 7, 2009


Kikki boot by Monki, 50 euro
(get me a pair in europe channy)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Kohl is cool.

Alliteration ftw~

Anyway, on my Xmas wishlist is this awesome Guerlain loose terracotta kohl liner because it's awesome and makes a very defined line which surprisingly lasts quite a while! From all the rave reviews on the net it seems like the product du jour. And I spotted it at David Jones the other day, tried out the colours on my hand, but sadly it sells for a suicidal price. But who knows? It's Christmastime, miracles might just happen.
have fun (especially since it's the merry season)!
ann xx

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Wow. It's been a while. And it feels like even longer because this morning, I discovered this late-eighties-early-nineties shoulderpadded baby, tucked in the corner of a musty wardrobe underneath a flowery 80's dress.
Sorry about the horrid picture quality, but I'll hopefully make up for that with wordiness. It's a fitted deep blue dress that comes to about an inch above the top of the knee, and it's quite flattering for those who don't really have curves - as in it makes the waist look smaller. Those sleeves are beaded (see the picture below?) and they're made of some kind of translucent crepe-y material. Sparkly :P Plus it has very thick shoulderpads which stick up badly if you raise your arm. :D

Top half there. Reminds me of this dress I saw on one of the girls in Guy Sebastian's song, 'Like it Like That'.

What do you think of it? Should I fix it up nice and put it back to use?

have fun!

ann xx

Sunday, October 18, 2009

gym class heroes like their studs.

Get load of this crazy jacket worn by Travis McCoy on the set of 'Open Happiness'! Shiny stuff :D

Travis was part of a collab project for the song 'Open Happiness' along with a handful of other artists. If you're wondering what it is, here's a link to the song:

Yeah, it's a marketing scheme for Coke. But look at that insane jacket!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

confessions of a lazy, unmotivated knitter. + buy a white shirt!

Do you remember that tofu pincushion I said I would make? Yes? The one with a face? Yes? Well, I have a confession to make. I've really only done one side :( I know, I'm terrible at committing to stuff. My (poor, very poor) excuses are that I have no black yarn to make the face so I should just wait for it and that I was busy experimenting with increasing/decreasing stitches. But of course that's completely illogical because I can still knit the other faces with the cream yarn I have and plus experimenting was finished two months ago. I do apologise, and hopefully after exams I can finish the rest of it.

On a lighter note (and possibly more helpful) if you live in Australia, be sure to buy a white shirt from Witchery. You can't go wrong with a white shirt and 100% of proceeds will go to research into ovarian cancer, so get out there! On top of that, it's an excuse to go shopping :D

Apologies, and get shopping!

ann xx

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

skirts like curtains.

Or skirtains, as I like to say. Critique-ing appreciated :D Sorry about the size of the pics - these were taken with my phone cam.
have fun!!
xx ann

Saturday, October 10, 2009

very complex geometry.

So today I attempted this geometric neclace, inspired by and In my head, it was going to be fully epic, but alas, due to my total lack of skill, it was not as epic as I hoped. Firstly, I totally miscalculated how many eye pin things I had to buy and I was two short. Then, halfway through the initial shape I was going to do, I ran out of patience. I still think it turned out alright though.


Sorry, guys! I missed the first Tuesday of October. Apologies, and here it is:

Love it or Leave it?

Bubble skirts, like this:

(beaut vintage by the way. Well, I think so.)

You know the drill. :D

Friday, October 9, 2009

McQueen 2010

The entire collection was insane, but the shoes....un-believable.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

she'll kill us all =O

ok so who's idea was it to include LILO on the ungaro designing team??? *shakes head sadly* oh well. we'll just balance it out with some good ol' lanvin shall we? =]
channo =]

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ieva Laguna

I've never seen her before, but she is beautiful and I love her dress.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


I'm infatuated with zips. They are good on dresses, tops, pants, bags, shoes, whatever, I'm in.


Thursday, September 10, 2009


A couple of days ago I went shopping with my mum (who I love lots) and saw this:

And found that Chanel has released their fall makeup collection: Collection Noirs Obscurs.
I love it!

A sophisticated yet emotive collection of evocative dark colours; it epitomises the whole sleek, fashion forward Chanel brand and Coco herself as well.

The eyeshadow quad - Les Folies Noires - is a stunning ensemble; deep green, almost-black blue, dark violet and deep burgundy. Standout colours for standout eyes, right?

Three beautiful lipsticks, with equally beautiful names: Maniac, Hysteria and Obscure. Maniac is a crazy-dark shade of red, Hysteria is black blended with aubergine to make a pretty hellish purple and Obscure is a smooth dark-chocolate brown - all with a sprinkle of sparkle.
Two classic black mascaras - Inimitable and Exceptionnel de Chanel. What more can I say?

Then - I lovelovelove this one - an Aqualumiere Gloss in Furious. Reds, browns and golds blended to make a pretty special gloss.

Eyeliner - in black, black, black, of course. Chanel calls it Demoniac.

Le Vernis: nail varnish, that is, comes in Diabolic (more black, yet not enough!), Forbidden (deep earthy brown), and Vendetta (dark, dark purple). Delish!

Also, an exciting release from MAC in the near future - November 5 will bring us their Mischief Makers Collection, 3 sets of 5 lipglosses and 3 sets of 5 loose glitter jars in colours of the holidays. Check them out!

I wish I could own them all :P

have fun!

ann xx

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Love it or leave it?

Jeggings. I really don't like them. (Jeggings? You know, those weird leggings that look like jeans? Yeugh.)

Okay, some of them look alright. But overall they're just not my thing. Its a growing trend, I know, but I just don't like them, at all.

What do you think?

have funnnn...:D

ann xx

Saturday, August 29, 2009


1l2l3l4- cant remember =D but its comme des garcons' rei kawakubo for converse btw =]
chantelle-o =____=

Friday, August 14, 2009


"Warrior 'Til Death" - a men's jewellery line by matina amanita based on medieval times, knights, the occasional UNICORN. Amazing stuff.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Gareth (Pugh)

I love you. (rhyme time! ((I am just so witty and original!)) (((Assuming that 'Pugh' rhymes with 'You'. Does it?))) )

pc. jak&jill, tfs

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Love It Or Leave It?

White jeans? Love em or leave em? I'm undecided on this one. I guess it depends what you wear them with. What do you think?
Have fun!!
ann xx

Saturday, August 1, 2009

laces take two

Demeulemeester is a genius. And Daria's pretty cool too.

Monday, July 27, 2009

billboarding :]

for those of you who may not already know, james lillis of too many tights has entered a competition to win a free shopfront for six months, and needs your votes to win!!! so please feel free to vote and rate here. shameless advertising. but it's for a good cause :]

it's also time for us to go back to school so au revoir and thanks for sticking 'round during our hols :)

i love alexa chung =D from alice in wardrobe wonderland