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


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

buckle my laces

...because that totally makes sense.

imgs: jak&jill

Monday, July 20, 2009

something in the mail!

Just received something in the mail - no, it's not very exciting, it's just a gift offer from David Jones - but on the front there is a model wearing Estee Lauder make-up, and a very cool cuff. Does anyone know whether this cuff is anything special? Or does it just look nice?


ann xx

Sunday, July 19, 2009

clever mr. louboutin.

I love how Christian Louboutin designs his clutches with little pump-shaped clasps. It gives the edgiest fashion quite an endearing quality (Yeah, I know. Just a bit stuffy sounding?).

have fun!!

ann xx

I got a feeling

That tonights going to be a good night, because today marks the 100th post of our blog. It is also the final of masterchef australia. It must be fate.
source: unknown

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


umm, so I need her clothes and her hair now, kay? Thanks. Jen Brill, photography agent & model . Stunning.

pc: tfs, knightcat

seedbeads are...annoying

Hello! Having a great time lazing round the house on holidays; I get to do one of my favourite things, which is making jewellery and other little crafty bits. At the moment I'm loving this great craft set called Bead Loom Bracelets by Ann Akers Johnson for Klutz. It's great for making birthday prezzies and 'cause it uses seedbeads, I can create really intricate designs. Only problem is, the needle is about as thin as a hair and I keep pricking myself!
The first bracelet I made! Yeah, it's a little tattered.

Close-up shot: FAIL. But you can kinda see the individual seedbeads (?).

This is a current work-in-progress :D

So that's probably why I haven't been posting more, but now you know what I'm up to. Also, I've been planning a DIY of these Alexander McQueen flats (top) :P They look fun!

Monday, July 13, 2009

thishouseistoodamnsmallforme =)

one of my favourite shoots atm- an editorial from us vogue 03 based on alice in wonderland. beautiful styling and quirky interpretations of characters with quotes from the story. excuse my unintentional isolation from the rest of the world, but can anyone identify the model? tyz.

chantelle :) <-- i know, my full name?!

feather headpieces.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Come summer, I'm going to learn how to skateboard. I'm getting one for my birthday (:

Thursday, July 9, 2009

lily donaldson

I have spent many a technology lesson googling lily (in a non-stalkerish manner!). One of my favourite models. I really love the white dress in the last photo.
source: mostly tfs, the rest I have forgotten

commedegarcons skirt.

"...I didn't have a chance to go shopping, so I asked my assistant to go out and get me a funny pair of pants because I was in a bad mood and I thought it would cheer me up. He came back with a skirt from Comme de Garcons from Barneys and I loved it so much. So then I got in touch with the people at CDG and I ordered 12 of them in different fabrics and colours and ever since then I haven't stopped wearing them." - Marc Jacobs interview for Russh

The current issue of Russh is very cool. I highly recommend it.


The fashion world is mourning the loss of Christian Lacroix, who on Tuesday gave what was probably his last haute couture show. He has had to close the doors on his label due to financial troubles, but we won't forget his great artistry.

Lacroix's last show was dominated by solemn blacks and blues, giving the show a sombre air, with the same innovation and intricacy he is known for.

Inspired - and inspiring - designs from a fashion great. A banner was unfurled by his supporters sporting the words 'Christian Lacroix Forever'. There were tears as Lacroix exited the show; he will be missed in the industry.

ann xx

(pics from

RIP Michael Jackson

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A bit of blue

I am convinced I need a blue shirt. Does anyone know where I can get one without hunting through op-shops? x

source: 1, 2, 3

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Love it or Leave it?

New monthly segment time! :D I thought it would be interesting if we did a 'love it or leave it?' post on the first Tuesday of each month. So here goes!

Today's 'love it or leave it': Genie Pants (otherwise known as harem pants)!

(pics from and respectively)

I personally am not a fan - but you know the drill: Love it or Leave it? Post your thoughts in the comments.

have fun!!

ann xx

street chic.

guess who i found in the sunday paper? ali from 4th and bleeker!!! congratulations! and if you need help with identification- just follow my crappy faint arrow =)
and speaking of street style.

the streethearts

altamira- we love you lily!

channy =)



Saturday, July 4, 2009



Friday, July 3, 2009


News! While preparing for a dance performance, I was putting on eyeliner and found out this great way to make your eyes look bigger. What's that? You want to hear about it? Well, okay.

Apply a light to medium coloured eyeshadow - not dark because this shrinks your eyes. Then, apply a line of eyeliner (use a softer shade) from the inside corner of your eye; extend this a little beyond your eye's outer corner to make it seem more elongated Then here's the trick - from the outer corner of your eye, apply a very short line of eyeliner. Don't let it get longer than a third of the way across. Blend the eyeliner on your lid and voila!

Hope this works for you - it did for me :D

have fun!

ann xx

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Those boots are pret-tay darn amazing.