Wherefore Art Thou... Gnomeo?

I have to admit... I really want to see this. Love that they cast James McAvoy as Gnomeo, haha. I'm wondering if they'll both die at the end though, being a kid's movie and all.


[Trend-Loving]: Military Skinnies

I've recently come to love skinny military pants. I really like the cool greyish, almost mint green colour seen above here, rather than the traditional khaki or army green. Also, I like how Leighton Meester (bottom-right) chooses to pair hers with heels. Its a little more fun and chic, rather then wearing flats and coming off kind of uninteresting. I found a similar pair at Cotton On for $49.95, but I might shop around a little more and see if I can find something closer to what I'm looking for.

[Photos: Alta Mira, Intheircloset.com]


Chanel La Vernis, Reporting For Duty

At last night's Fashion Night Out in New York, the new limited edition Les Khaki de Chanel Collection was launched. I love these camouflage colours, but I have to say I'm immediately drawn to Khaki Vert. Of course it's the perfect match for all the military trends in 2010, but to be frank... it's a green nail polish from Chanel, there really isn't much thinking involved. 

EDIT: Since posting this, I've come to learn that this line is only being released in the States. Really, really bummed about that. I've seen them sell for around $60 (postage incl.) on eBay, but I'm not feeling particularly frivolous about my money at the moment. It's bad enough Australia pays almost double what people overseas would pay for Chanel nail polish. Oh well. 


Alexa Chung for Madewell

Alexa Chung's line for Madewell is now available to buy, and my eye is on the Greta Coat (top-right corner). It's the perfect camel coat!

[Photos: Madewell.com]


A Lazy Wednesday Soundtrack

Rainy Day

each song is linked to its YouTube video

It was so cold and rainy today, but it didn't my day off at all. Veging out at home would not be right without comfy slippers, something sweet, Vogue, good music, and a little Jane Austen. Sound a bit too unproductive for a weekday? I would think so. I made a short playlist and did some cleaning around the house too. To finish the day... a cup of T2 Geisha Getaway Green Tea - yummy hint of pineapple! x


A Stone Fox

Emma Stone looks gorgeous on the cover of ASOS Magazine this month. What a natural beauty; love her hair and freckles.

[Photos: Just Jared]


Going The Distance

Seeing "Going The Distance" this weekend was surprising. I had somewhat low expectations walking into the cinema, despite there being a few of my favourite actors in the film (Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis) but I actually loved it. Apparently no one else in the cinema found it as funny as my friend and I though. One thing I am sure of is that, without the on/off screen chemistry of Barrymore and Long, the movie probably would have flopped.

The other surprise? A pretty decent soundtrack that holds its own; featuring music from Band Of Skulls, Cat Power, Passion Pit, Eels, and The Boxer Rebellion. In my opinion, its the first soundtrack to genuinely come close to the experience of hearing the Garden State soundtrack for the first time. Barring the use of The Cure's song Just Like Heaven (there really needs to be some law banning the use of it in romance movies any more). 

The movie features the London-based, Indie-Rock band The Boxer Rebellion, who actually appear in the film. I hate having to draw comparisons, but I was hooked from the first listen. So this is a video of their song "If You Run", which is performed in the film, and I just completely fell in love with it.

On Love, In Shoes

I didn't particularly get excited at the wooden heel/clog trend. But I saw these at Sportsgirl and had to have them - though I opted for the tan ones. The leather is buttery soft, the heel isn't too high to wear casually, and they're just gorgeous. Haven't worn an outfit without them since I bought them on Saturday. 


September: Something To Look Forward To...

I have a few important things coming up this month, including an engagement party, my parents' upcoming nuptials, and a close-friend returning to Perth after moving to the Northern Territory a year or so ago. But aside from these events, there are also more trivial things I'm looking forward to:

How To Make It In America (Sept. 1)

How to Make It in America follows two enterprising twenty-somethings hustling their way through New York City's fashion scene, determined to achieve their version of the 'American dream'. Trying to make a name for themselves in the city's competitive fashion scene, Ben Epstein and his friend and business partner Cam Calderon use their street knowledge and connections to make their way up. With the help of their well-connected friend Domingo and Cam's cousin Rene, who has ambitions of his own—a new energy drink called "Rasta-Monsta"—the burgeoning entrepreneurs set out to make it big. 

I saw heaps of signs and billboards for this show when I was in New York earlier this year. I'll be honest... I'm anticipating it to be kinda bad; its had mixed reviews. It mostly caught my interest because Bryan Greenberg is in it. But I have been really curious to see if its any good. I suspect I'll like seeing the New York backdrop. It airs 10:30AM today on Showcase.

Unwrapped: The Urban Orchard (Sept. 12)

I love this event! Twice a year, Western Australia's most talented student and graduate designers come together to bring their unique designs to the public for one day only. On the day, you'll get to meet the designers in person, and shop a wide variety of women's and men's fashion, jewellery, photography, crafts, illustrations, kidswear, homewares and so much more!

This year's Spring/Summer market is taking place: Sunday, 12th September, 11am-5pm @ The Urban Orchard (Opposite the Art Gallery of WA), Perth Cultural Centre, James St, Northbridge. I'm on the prowl for some interesting jewellery, and maybe some art pieces to for my room, when I move next year. 
More Info: http://www.unwrapped.com.au/index.php

The Record Collection 

Now that 'Bang, Bang, Bang' is raping the radio airwaves (not to mention, I hear it every 20 minutes when it plays on the dvd loop at work), I'm really looking forward to hearing more from the new album. Also, I'll need to change my ringtone. I'd normally have a listen to most of the songs before CD drop, but since there are so many collaborations with artists I already like (Jonathon Pierce from The Drums, Alex Greenwald from Phantom Planet, Kyle Falconer from The View, Kai Fish from Mystery Jets, to name a few), I think I want to be surprised. Can't wait to hear Ronson's vocal's on two of the tracks.

Other upcoming albums... the new Klaxons album "Surfing The Void", and the new King's album "Come Around Sundown" *cues dubious music*.

Glee: The Complete First Season on DVD (Sept. 22)

Oh how I love Glee. I am dying to own this. As far as I know, Channel 10 is airing the new second season in mid-April, but until then, this should tide me over. How hot did Cory Monteith look at the Emmys?! Hopefully, there's tonnes of DVD Extras. I don't know why Australia got the first season in 2 parts. It was just cruel and retarded. 

Happy Birthday To Me. (Sept. 28)

I still haven't decided what I'm doing for my 22nd birthday, though do intend not to make any big plans. Yes, since turning 21, I've become one of those annoying people who doesn't like celebrating their own birthdays. If the weather is nice, and I at least leave the house and do something even mildly fun, then I'll be happy. Maybe I'll bake macarons? I bought this amazing macaron recipe book from Boffins bookstore last month. I've been wanting to try it out for a while now. I'll probably just end up watching Glee or something.