Weekend Skies

Friday. City. Surprise. Party. Tequila. Cinnamon. Rooftop. Pool. Swimming. Night. Sky. Stars. Morning. Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. Saturday. Work. Late. Sore. Later. Sorrento. Cocktails. Stories. Smiles. Stereotype A. Sleep. Sunday?


Paris versus New York

A visual match of the details, clichés, and contradictions of two beloved cities.


Melody's Greatest Shave

This is Melody.
She's 22 years old and a Sagittarius.
Likes: The Pixies
Dislikes: Monobrows
Personal motto: "Don't harsh my mellow"

But here's what you need to know about her.
She is what I like to call a 'hair chameleon'. At least during her high school years, her hair changed as often as the weather and with the exception of one colour stripping incident... she ROCKED every single look. Red, yellow, blue, green, hot pink, you name it. But the real question is:

Can Melody rock the bald look?

This year, she is participating in the World's Greatest Shave to raise money for the Leukemia Foundation. Her fundraising goal is $2000 but if she raises $1000 she'll shave her head. Do you know someone affected by Leukemia? Either way, please help sponsor my friend, by clicking on the link below and make a donation. I've already donated $50. Any donations - big or small are appreciated. Please give!


Man On The Street

Before the Sartorialist, there was Bill Cunningham.
Street-style fans, do not miss this documentary.


I Dream of Tangerine Sorbet

On my way to the Apple store yesterday, I picked up one of OPI's new Texas collection nail polishes, Y'all Come Back Ya Hear? I've kept my eye out for a good orange since last summer, but I've landed on this one and love it.

Ya'll Come Back Ya Hear? is a very full and vivid tangerine orange but with OPI's newly dubbed Sorbet-Style finish. Although the hue is rich and creamy, the lacquer is actually slightly translucent, giving its cool, 'sorbet' appearance. This makes sheerness a bit of an issue for application (I used 3-4 coats to avoid a visible nail line) but the shine finish is really quite pleasing. I applied a top-coat (Essie), but I didn't really need one, other than to make the polish last longer. This is obviously the ideal colour of summer. Also, I didn't notice my dog in the background of that photo, until I had upload the photo, haha. I guess he was curious. Hope you're enjoying the rest of summer! 


Colour Me Wonderful

Celine royal blue clutch, Balmain leather trousers, the coolest brogues ever, Marc by Marc Jacobs laptop sleeve as a clutch (a genius idea! I must try with my own MJ tech case), perfect checks and stripes outfit, watch.



Laneway Festival

Jenny and Johnny (1-4), PVT (5,6), Blonde Redhead (7-14), Local Natives ... sort of (15)
The amount of musical talent that filled Perth Cultural Centre this past Saturday was unmatched by any other festival line-up this year, I'd say. Hands down. The only downfall being great bands scheduled to play at the same time. TORTURE! My own personal hell consisting of Local Natives, Blonde Redhead, and Two Door Cinema Club all scheduled to play at the same time. I managed to catch half of the first two sets (literally running between stages), but I'm still pretty bummed about missing Two Door Cinema Club. I heard they were amazing! I still had an incredible day seeing other bands too, like PVT, Yeasayer, and I stopped at a few bands I hadn't heard yet. I swooned over Johnathon Rice (be still, my beating heart!), bumped into an old friend who was actually playing at the show! (Shout-out to The Joe Kings!), and I was even lucky enough to bump into Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead coming out of their sound check for a photo-op! Okay... so I sort of chased her down, but no one seemed to notice her? I was very polite, and she seemed more than happy to oblige, despite being on her way somewhere else. I must say she is even more beautiful in person. Oh, I should mention that my lackluster photos of Local Natives were due to my catching the second half of their set (missing the front line stake-out), the blinding stage light obstructing all of my photos, and the huge crowd rightly enjoying themselves but ruining any chance of a steady shot with my cameras. I didn't mind in the end though. Sometimes I end up missing the show 'cause I'm focussed on getting good pictures. So I gave up after that. I was exhausted, sweaty, and probably a little dehydrated. But Local Natives completely blew me away. They were UNBELIEVABLE live, and I would give anything to see them at their own show. Anyways, here's the pic of Kazu and myself. Please appreciate that sharing this photo is a far stretch for me, considering how I look standing next to her! Nonetheless, it would be stupid to mention it, and not post it. Also, can anybody explain the random bicycle marathon running through Northbridge that day?? 



Happy Valentines Day everyone!

If you're lucky enough to have someone special this year, then Happy Valentine's Day to you. I hope you're enjoying everyone's favourite conditional holiday. Heh. I think its funny when people are so cynical about it when they're single, but have a sudden change of heart when they're in a relationship. I'm sure less people would let themselves get down about it, if there were more socially accepted ways of celebrating as a single person; ways that don't involve singles' nights. Haha. You can't honestly tell me that they aren't the most depressing and disappointing way to spend the day. I remember reading, like in Teen Vogue or something, about a group of girls who throw an elaborate party for their single girlfriends every year. Everyone wears their party frocks and bring their pyjamas for later. There's decorations, games, party favours, and even cardboard cut-outs of hot celebrities. Hahaha! They all get together and have drinks, watch movies, do girly things, and of course surround themselves with an array of sugary delights. I love this idea! I reckon I could throw a pretty decent one too, given my girlfriends would be into it. Maybe next year when I'm settled in the new house. Sounds like fun, no?


Rob Schneider @ His Majesty's Theatre [9/2/2011]

One of the coolest moments of my life: Meeting Rob Schneider. 


Put Down The 3D Glasses, And Get Out Your Phrase Books

I'm looking forward to so many films this year!

L'Amour Fou  

A documentary on the rise of the Yves Saint Laurent empire, and his life-long partnership with Pierre Bergé. 

Nannerl, Mozart's Sister 

Beautifully shot in Versailles, this film tell's the story of Mozart's talented, older sister Nannerl. The decadent costumes, and stunning set designs, are sure to please any fans of Marie Antoinette.

Bus Palladium

Everyone knows I'm a sucker for any movie with 70s/80s soundtrack. Named after the Paris Nightclub, Bus Palladium follows a group of childhood friends and their band Lust, trying to make it big in the music industry. The French hotties in this are just a bonus, really

A Cat In Paris

Dino is a cat with a double-life; common house-cat by day, and skilled thief at night. One of this year's festival highlights, and it's only animated feature.

The Princess of Montpensier 

"... perfectly cast and expertly acted tale of forbidden love centring on a young noblewoman who is torn between duty and desire." 
Gaspard Ulliel is in it. That's all I needed to know.

You can check out the FULL LIST OF FILMS!

Other films that took my interest were:
Just A Beginning
My Afternoons with Marguerite
The Wedding Cake
On Tour

I had to narrow it down to five though, to get the multiple pass for $60 and save myself some money. I just remembered I'll be a student again by March. Phew! Gotta love student pricing.