iPod Touch - Harper's Bazaar - Shop Til You Drop - OPI Jade Is The New Black Nail Polish - Campbell's Soup - Matcha Green Tea Latte - Universal Film Noir Vol 1 & 2 - Daria: The Complete Animated Series - Owl Tea Infuser 

This weekend I'm confined to my bedroom while I'm getting over a nasty cold. First, two little updates:
I got a call the other day to let me know that Chanel's fall collection nail polish will be in-store in two weeks. I'm really excited to review the new colour called 'Peridot'. Also, I'm on Google+ now, so come find me! 


Pretty In Paisley

I have to say that I've never liked paisley. I know it's supposed to be psychedelic but all I can picture is a person wrapped in a Persian rug. It's nice in the lounge room (or basement *cough*), but not a look I'd think to wear. But recently I've been compelled to reconsider my distaste for it. After seeing some inspiring sets from Polyvore, it might be kind of fun to try and work it into my wardrobe. I'd definitely be avoiding any full-on paisley ensembles of course, but I think building a simple, casual look around one key piece could work quite nicely. I really liked the sets below for keeping the look quite relaxed and youthful. It's not a trend I'd invest any reasonable amount of money in, in my opinion. But I would be willing to do some treasure hunting in the Salvo stores. What do you think? Go for it? Avoid like the plague, or tread with caution?

I also really liked this ring; it manages to make those 'Persian pickles' feel sleek and modern.


Survival of the Geekiest

The term "geek" finds it origins in the 1500s, when it meant someone who was considered a fool. It is also thought to have come from the word "geckon", used in eighteenth century Austria-Hungary to refer to circus performers whose acts included biting the head off of a live chicken.

Looking at this chart, I think I would consider myself a pop culture, music geek, film geek, and gleek. I want to include a few others like tech, book, and food; but I feel like you have to be well-versed in a specific area to be considered a geek, whereas as I dapple. Also, the picture of the 'Dungeons and Dragons geek' cracked me up because I thought of Harris Trinsky with his Monster Manual from Freaks and Geeks (pictured center below). He was such a great character, haha. What kind of geek would you be?

Dallas Rules!


On The Boardwalk

First rule of politics kiddo. Never let the truth get in the way of a good story - Enoch "Nucky" Thompson

I've been meaning to do a post on Boardwalk Empire ever since I started watching it. If you haven't seen the series yet, be sure to watch. It's absolutely brilliant - if only for the 1920s fashion, or to see Michael Shannon playing the twisted and zealous Agent Van Alden. Much like Mad Men, no details are missed in the production of the sets and the costumes. Set during the 1920's at the peak of the Prohibition era, the attention to detail and aesthetics is spot on and captures the spirit of the era; the changing role of women, the economic boom, and the Jazz Age. And everyone wears amazing hats!


Lego my eggo

Hi all. It's been a while since my last post. I had some ongoing health issues, but I'm happy to be blogging again. I've got a few things coming up so check in now and again!

Last Sunday, my friends and I geeked out at the Perth Adult Lego Society display in Claremont. All the streets, scenes and buildings were constructed from Lego, with working ferris wheels and trains. Each time we went around we spotted little details we missed, like Batman and the Batmobile cruising through the city, and Star Wars characters popping up in random places. I think my favourite things were the Transperth buses; they were so real in their likeness!

All I could think of when I saw this "Follow Your Bliss" sign, was Jack from 'Will & Grace' doing his Cher impression! Follow Your Bliss!


Away With The Birds

YouTube favourites Pomplamoose have done a cover of the theme song to popular game Angry Birds. This is brilliant and very cute.


Varsity Blues

This is the first time I've really touched on men's fashion on my blog. I have to say that the current varsity/letterman jacket trend is really working for me. I really love how it's worn in the first two photos with the button-up, vest, and tie. When it's done right, it comes across as polished, stylish, and still casual. I personally think this look is better when it's kept clean and simple. It's all about the retro vibe of 1950s Americana. It's far too easy to get this look wrong by teaming it with a pair of high tops, or a starter cap and wind up looking like the Biebster. Let the jacket make the statement; the less tassel the better. Also, the grey wool tie in the second photo is a great little touch.


Love Locks: Around The World

Hohenzollern Bridge in Cologne, Germany -  Tree shaped structures on the Luzhkov Bridge in Downtown Moscow, Russia - N Seoul Tower in Seoul, South Korea - Great Wall near Beijing, China - Pont des Arts in Paris, France
Carving your sweetheart's initials into a tree is evidently a thing of the past. I've just learned about the custom of "love padlocks". The craze can be found all over the world, but it's particularly popular in Europe and in China. Travelers and locals are attaching personalised locks to public structures like bridges, gates, and fences, and throwing away the key to symbolize their undying love. These padlocks are engraved or marked with names, dates, or messages marking personal sentiments of love - be it for lovers, friends, family or for their city. One was even started in Wollongong, Sydney last year. I don't think I've ever come across any in Perth. Not to encourage vandalism or anything, but if there isn't already a love wall/bridge/gate/fence in Perth, than I hope someone starts one. I think its sweet. 


DIY: Celine Clutch

What do you guys think of my new "Celine" clutch? I made it on my own, for less than $30! All in one day. Not too shabby if I do say so myself. I started off with instructions from Andy from Style Scrapbook's DIY Celine Clutch, but when it came to the actual sewing part, I kind of winged it. Mine is a bit different from Andy's version in that I added lining fabric and used a metal zip* instead. I think it just gives off more of a luxe look. 
What I used:
- An A4 sheet of paper to measure the size
- 1/2 m of blue vinyl material
- 40cm open-end zipper
  (Remember that the zip also goes down the side of the clutch)
- 1/2 m blue lining fabric

the zip in the photo is a different colour because I forgot to take a photo at the time.