Wednesday, May 26, 2010

SATC2 Premier

Not that anyone would have expected anything else but what great dresses on all the SATC2 girls at the world premier of the new movie. Sigh..... just divine!


Monday, May 24, 2010

More Malene Birger

Some of you might remember me posting about the label By Malene Birger a little while ago so you won't be surprised that I'm talking about her again.

While I know we are going into Winter in Australia and this collection looks much more suited to Summer, I just adore everything she does so much I couldn't not post these pics.

There is something so right about how she works shapes and colours together - this is exactly how I love to dress! If I could only have one label in my wardrobe, I think it would be Malene (followed closely by Witchery which now that I think about it, is quite the chain store copy of Malene Birger don't you think?).

Click on the images to view them larger.

You might be thinking sequinned harem pants are a little crazy (third image from the left, above) but if they're in the new Sex & The City 2 movie (Samantha wears them in one scene), then they must be HOT!
(NB. I don't think I'll be seen in sequinned harem pants but that's mostly because I live in Brisbane and am simply not fashionable enough to get away with it - Samantha can).

A little love for Chictopia

So I've been spending lots of time in Chictopia lately as I'm really starting to find it handy for that age old dilema of "I can't afford anything new and need to put together an outfit for the weekend".....

While flicking through magazines for the millionth time usually provides me with some inspiration, Chictopia is turning out to be far superior. The best part being that you can actually do a search on a particular item or colour.

For example, this weekend just passed I wanted to wear a blazer and green pants (see previous post to check out the pants) but was tossing up what top to wear with it. So I simply did a search for both items and scoured the site til I had a few ideas.

While tooling around on this search, I came across a few fantastic outfits that I just had to share. Enjoy!

I came across a cute as a button striped blazer in Target the other day and couldn't quite work out how you would wear it - then I saw this girl. Love it!

I love how this gal has managed to look so chic but still casual - this is exactly how I wish I could dress everyday but it never seems to work out as well as this!

A-dor-able. I just love this type of look - so classic and perfect for any occasion. I have every intention of stealing this whole outfit for an event soon!


Monday, May 17, 2010

What to wear: What I'm wearing today

Happy Monday morning to you all!

Since it's my weekend today and tomorrow, I'm finally going to visit my Mum for a belated birthday and Mothers Day dinner. Since it's quite chilly today and I always make sure I wear something stylish when I visit my folks (being they are such a stylish couple themselves!) I put together a snazzy little outfit based on these great army green pants that are currently on sale at Sportsgirl.

I'm off to do the food shopping first this morning so I actually left the blazer at home and just threw on a little grey cardi to keep it a bit more casual (the people at Coles Nundah would probably look at me funny if I walked in wearing the below outfit).

I'm very much looking forward to seeing my parents and always love going to Byron even if the weather isn't the best - in fact, sometimes overcast days are even better cause it gives you an excuse to stay inside, rug up, cook a warm meal and have a few vinos..... if only they had a fireplace at their house we'd be set!

In the picture:
Blazer $49.95 Valleygirl
Singlet $39.95 Witchery
Pants $48.95 Sportsgirl (on sale)
Scarf $19.95 Sportsgirl
Earrings $165 and Bracelet $370 both Tiffany & Co
Shoes $175 Sambag
Handbag $269.95 Witchery

NB. These aren't actually the shoes I'm wearing today (I have a pair of MUCH cheaper silver ballet flats!) - they are just the ones I've got my eye on at the moment. I tried on a pair of Sambag flats recently and am SO in love with them. They are easily the most comfortable flats I've tried on in years - I guess that's why they are $175!

Have a great week everyone, till next time...


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

What to Wear: Pencil Skirts

A little while ago.... sorry, ok a LONG time ago, a friend of mine, Miss S, asked me to keep my eye out for good pencil skirts for her to look at for work.

Since I'm off to see Miss S for coffee today, I thought I should finally put a What to Wear together for her on pencil skirts (especially since I've seen some nice ones around lately).

So, apologies Miss S, for taking so long to put this up but hopefully if you haven't found one yet, these will help!

In the picture (from top left):

Gold button military skirt $79.95 Sportsgirl

Basic black pencil skirt $69.95 Sportsgirl

Grey pencil skirt $99.95 Witchery

Basic black pencil skirt $69.95 Witchery

White shirt $129.95 Sportscraft

Animal Print Top $29.95 Valleygirl

Black Patent Heels $149.95 Wittner

Black Seude Points $59.95


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Just to let those of you who are subscribers know, the d+s newsletters are taking a little break.

I'll still be posting things on the blog but you just won't be getting emails to let you know new posts are up.

Hopefully this won't last long and I'll have the newsletters back up and running in the coming months.

Thanks to all those who are subscribers (and to all my readers!), your support is very much appreciated!


Monday, May 10, 2010

By Fryd - New Online Magazine

I came across another great online magazine this morning and while I may not be able to understand any of the words (I'm guessing it's Swedish or something!), it is SUCH a visual feast, it's worth just flicking through for the pictures.

Check out By Fryd here.

And here are just a FEW of the gorgeous images in it..... (I have to say thanks to the lovely blog MadeByGirl for these pics - my Photoshop decided not to work this morning so I couldn't get my own images...annoying!).


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Mum!

Happy Birthday to the most wonderful, beautiful, stylish, considerate, caring, fun, vibrant, amazing woman in the world........... My Mum!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Photoshop Fail

While it may not be a nice thing to say, I sincerley hope the graphic designer who worked on this SATC2 poster was wrapped across the knuckles for making Kim Catrall look like a wax figure.

I know a tonne of media has already gone nuts over the over-use of photoshop on this particular image so this post isn't exactly anything new but I simply couldn't leave it be. I may not be a professional graphic designer but I do know when enough Photoshop is enough. And this is WAY past enough.

While SJP, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis still manage to look like, well, themselves, Ms Catrall barely looks like even a related family member, let alone the stunning lady she actually is.

I do wonder whether this may have been done on purpose -some people do say any publicity is good publicity but you have to question whether this kind of publicity actually does the movie any good (I suppose it's not exactly going to stop anyone from seeing it though is it?).

What does annoy me though is that age old debate of making women look completely nothing like themselves in order to sell something. Don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem with airbrushing to sell magazines or a little Photoshopping to make you buy perfume/make up/clothes etc. but to go to this extent seems a little over the top. I would only hope that the actresses are as appauled by this poster as the rest of us and do something about it.

I guess it has certainly gotten more publicity for the movie though hasn't it - hell, I'm talking about it here so they've done their job!

Sex & The City 2 opens in Australia on June 2nd. Click on the poster to see a larger view.


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

Logies lovelies

If you watched the Logies last night, you'd have to agree there were some gorgeously dressed ladies out on the red carpet, no? Here's a few dresses I fell in love with....

Margot Robbie (Neigbours) - such an improvement from her outfit last year!

Jessica Marais (Packed to the Rafters) - this was a noticable hit on all the best dressed lists. Not only is the dress very demure, her make up was so subtle, she was truly glowing.

Jennifer Hawkins - ok, ok, so with a body like her's, it wouldn't matter what she wore but still... such simplicity but such elegance - Toni Maticevski of course.
And my favourite.......drum roll please!

The stunning Esther Anderson (Home & Away) in Lisa Ho with her Dad. I missed seeing her on the red carpet on TV but when I saw a shot of her at her table, I knew I was going to like her whole outfit (even though I could only see her from the waist up!). Such a gorgeous dress, a great big, beautiful cuff and a great smile... just divine!
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