Glazed and Confused

I decided to do something productive today. So I baked cupcakes. Even though I'm not allowed to eat any of them, since I've been dieting! Half of them are lemon flavoured, the other strawberry. I usually prefer to use butter cream icing since it's easy and I like the taste better, but I wanted to try glaze icing. The results? A glazing disaster.

The first attempt wasn't what I wanted (not white enough), so I improvised with another recipe I found on the internet. Then it was too runny, and all the while, there was powdered sugar everywhere! And then the icing writing thing I bought wasn't doing what I wanted it to do. The hot weather wasn't helping the glaze. In the end, I managed to do some damage control and they didn't turn out as bad I thought. Ahh, who am I kidding? It was my first time, but practice makes perfect. So much fun! :)


Emma Watson wears Christopher Kane, again.

They seem to be quite a good match. And I adore Emma Watson. As if I didn't want to raid her wardrobe enough already. Emma attended a New York Fashion party last week wearing this amazing leather and lace dress by Christopher Kane.


I am so envious right now. Even if I could buy this dress, it wouldn't be available for months and months and months. I love the leather and lace, very sexy and edgy. But then the pretty colours and floral detailing gives it a little sweetness and girliness to balance it out pefectly. So inspiring...


2010 Joondalup Festival: Day 2 - Fashion Show

Today was the APEX Australia Teenage Fashion Awards at the Joondalup Festival. All the garments were designed by high school students from all over the state. The categories were Casual Wear, Evening Wear, and Fantasy. I missed some of the start unfortunately, but here were my highlights.

Casual Wear

Evening Wear

This next one was inspired by the green dress Serena wore in Gossip Girl (shown second).


"The Corpse Bride" (above)
"Caged" (below)
"Mermaid" (below)

"Puzzle" (below)

2010 Joondalup Festival: Day 1

Josh Pyke was playing at the Joondalup Festival last night. I managed to hurry up there and catch the last few hours of the festival. Also went to the Comedy Gala afterwards at the GBT.

Don't you just love winning crappy prizes from carnies? 
I won this one 'plucking a duck'. It's actually kinda fun.


Channing Tatum & Charlyne Yi Dirty Dancing

This is the weirdest, funniest, sexiest thing ever at the same time.

Charlyne Yi is the best Baby ever, haha!


Stormy Weather



I can't believe the crazy storm that happened yesterday afternoon in Perth! I was on the freeway driving back up north, completely unaware of the severe storm alert sent out, when it hit.

All the front of my house got flooded, not to mention my lounge room and dining room as well! My house has been flooded a fair few times since we've lived here. But what's annoying is that every single time, I've been home alone, and have had to clean it up by myself! Even my parents noticed it! Gee thanks.


Wish List: Chanel

Classic flap bag in chevron quilted jersey, cobalt.

I saw this in the window of a Chanel boutique when I was in New York. This photo does not do the colour justice, but it's the best I could do. It's much brighter, more intense, and just stunning.


Alliance Francaise French Film Festival: Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

Today marks the first day of the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival, in Perth. This year, I'm excited about Jan Kounen's bio-pic Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky. The film was adapted from Chris Greenhalgh's book. It is part true, part embellished, as is the book.

Picking up the story of Chanel more or less from where Anne Fontaine's Coco Avant Chanel left off, director Jan Kounen beuatifully captures the charisma of two monumental personalities against the opulent backdrops of 1920s Paris. 

I bought my tickets online today. I can't wait to see all the beautiful costume designs and get a glimpse into Chanel's magnificent art deco mansion. 

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky is showing at the Cinema Paradiso, March 31.


Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms

I heard about Neon Indian when I was in New York and recently bought their album, Psychic Chasms. I haven't really been excited by any of the new bands coming out in the last year but I cannot get enough of this band. The genius behind the music is Alan Palomo, but of course with a band of musicians, and they're from Austin, Texas, by way of Brooklyn. 

I got hooked by their song 'Terminally Chill', which is just the coolest thing I've ever heard, and so perfectly titled, right? Brilliant. If you like MGMT, then have a listen. 

Make sure you have a listen to 'Deadbeat Summer', it's been the perfect soundtrack to my hot Australian summer so far, and I can't hear it enough. Enjoy.


New York, I Love You

Last night I went to see 'New York, I Love You' at the Luna Leederville Outdoor cinema. Feeling appropriately nostalgic for the City, I thought I would spend the night going back to the streets and sounds of New York. It was just a bonus that Bradley Cooper was there too. Hah.

Following the film 'Paris Je T'aime', 'New York, I Love You' follows the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they search for love. It is directed by some of today's most imaginative filmmakers, and has an all-star cast. This film is the second episode in the 'Cities of Love' series, conceived by Emmanuel Benbihy. The next episodes will be in Shanghai, Rio De Janeiro, Jerusalem and Venice, and Timbuktu. 

I really enjoyed this film, but my only qualms were that I felt a bit lost at times in some stories. There were quite a few unexpected laughs, and most importantly the performances were convincing and certainly charming. Though I have to mention being completely confused by Hayden Christensen's random Italian accent, and Shia LaBouf's gimpy leg. However, I loved the choice of locations, the characters were all interesting and surprising, and I was glad not to see New York being over glamorized or just a show of tourist sights. Because I did fall in love with this city, and it's so much more. Glad to see Orlando Bloom not in a period piece as well. Overall nothing special, but still a wonderful celebration of love in New York, and the love of New York.


Poppy Love


I am loving this Poppy nail polish from Witchery.
I've never been a fan of red nail polish in general, but the more photos I see of Olivia Palermo and her obsession with red nail polish, the more I am won over.