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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Wish you were here…..

In the last week, I received the most beautiful postcard from my dear friend Charlotte, she is living in London, so she appropriately sent an image of the Union Jack in Liberty prints made up as a quilt….ahh! It was the loveliest thing to receive……and in the midst of some long work hours, it brought [...]

Clashing inspirations…..

I found this all consuming site, Intelligent Clashing through my dear friend Briony’s tumblr, Order of Simple Things…..every few weeks, it shows the most inspired and disparate references, it is the perfect late seventies, early eighties craft scrapbook…….with so much to love, you just keep going back for seconds……these are some favorites…….bring out the dungarees, [...]

The Selby arrived….at my place…

I just received my copy of The Selby Is in Your Place by Todd Selby (Abrams)….you may think, why buy the book, when you can visit the website for free?  But I must say the book is now one of my top 3 favorite interior books of all time……there is nothing perfect about these homes, [...]

Old times Bazaar……

The following are a few magical covers from Harper’s Bazaar past….. Harper’s Bazaar January 1970, Alberto Rizzo April 1993, Patrick Demarchelier January 1994, Patrick Demarchelier January 1995, Patrick Demarchelier February 1994, Patrick Demarchelier November 1996, Peter Lindbergh

Bazaar Times……

I just received my subscription edition of US Harper’s Bazaar…..May 2010, and seeing the beautiful cover of actress Gwyneth Paltrow by Alexi Lubomirski, made me wonder why the news stand edition continues to be published….why can’t everyone enjoy the beauty of an elegant cover? Why must it be presented as tabloid fashion? Surely there are [...]

Shop Around the Corner……

Living in Yarraville, is like living in the little country town…….not far from the city but devoid of the inner city noise, which I love but it is sure nice to escape from….its Art Deco movie theater The Sun, is beautiful and the thrill of seeing a movie there beats any cineplex……there’s the organic food [...]

Gardens by Chanel….

Chanel, Avenue Montaigne, Paris

YSL & Catherine Deneuve…a match made in heaven…

There is nothing more arresting than seeing Catherine Deneuve in action, and by action I mean in her YSL, preferably in the 1960′s…….she dominated the screen with her beauty and acting but also by wearing the most impeccably cut clothing….this is what Haute Couture means….La Chamade, written by Francoise Sagan, the films tag line is, [...]

Farewell endless hours in the bookshop…..

The warm and wonderful home of many incredible book discoveries is closing…….The Greville Street Bookshop has just announced it is saying farewell……and with that, the last vestige of cool in Prahran has left the building…..Greville St really was an amazing place once upon a time….finishing school early and making my way over there was a [...]

Funny discovery…..

Just came across this very funny blog….for when you need a light and easy moment……Owl on Holiday