So appropriate in the lead up to party season…
So appropriate in the lead up to party season…
A few reasons why I’m obsessed with Stella McCartney.
In no particular order.
She is the daughter of a Beatle… Obviously this
She is BFF’s with Gwyneth….Obviously this is
also pretty major.
The collection she showed at Paris Fashion Week yesterday
knocked my socks off – sheer floaty lace in soft feminine colours. Super cool
accessories. Without fail she always produces
clothes that work for busy women. Put me on the waiting list now.
The makeup at the show was led my beauty legend
Pat McGrath and hair was created by the lovely Eugene Souleiman. Dream
team. The look was rebellious and
Cara Delevingne AND Miranda Kerr AND Liu Wen AND
Joan Smalls walked in the show
She literally had the best venue ever for all
the fashion weeks combined. The Opéra Garnier in Paris is a
building steeped in history. But when we
went there a few years ago the tour guide only had a show me the Marc Chagall
painted ceiling and I was a goner. I’m obsessed with that
building. I wish I could find my photos
from when Dave and I went there a few years ago. It is absolute magic. I could be making this
up but I’m pretty sure she used this same venue last season. And why shouldn’t she. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
These were some of my favourite pics from the show floating around instagram.
P.S. did you know there is an instagram account called Cara’s Eyebrow Gel?
The September issue of Architectural Digest, features the 800 square foot Greenwich Village, NYC home of Thom Browne and I believe it is a slam dunk for masculine interior styling. The fashion designer has appointed to perfection the interiors with his signature, crisply tailored style, mixing classic furniture from the 50's, 60s and 70s with a few personal modern nods (note his CFDA trophy in the bathroom). Love it Thom!
See the whole story on Architectural Digest
Sitting at my desk early in the morning dreaming of St Barths and lounging in crisp white sheets under the canopy bed....
I love the in-line shutters framing the sea view, the sleek white surfaces and the spacious interiors, the breezy drapes and the wooden roof with the fans - come and meet me for a mojito next to the pool, under the palm trees at about 2pm this afternoon. I just have to duck out to the shops first in my pink beach buggy to pick up some extra limes.
Images found on Oceania Living.
Mostly just coz I think this pic is gorgeous
I'm about to go purchase two of these little suckers today to sit either end of my stingray Coco Republic credenza.
From Orson & Blake
Thinking of picking up a few of these cute candle holders as well while I'm there.
I don't know anyone who doesn't like Kelly Wearstler. But then maybe that has to do with the people that I'm friends with :)
And this just takes my obsession to another level. Kelly Wearstler does Cameron Diaz! Oh... Mmmmm....Geeee!
To see the full story go to Elle Decor. You will die.
I'm particularly obsessed with the green and gold kitchen. I mean, what self respecting Australian girl wouldn't love a kitchen painted in her national colours? And why have functional door knobs when you can have loads of them and make them into a bathroom feature?!?!? Genius.
#love #fashion #olivia :)
A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month!
Image from Dazed & Confused July 2012
Start your day with some wardrobe inspiration...
just remember to wipe the drool from your face at the end if your reading this at work.
All images from Pinterest xx
1. Blake Lively gets messy in the kitchen with Elettra Wiedemann for Vogue US.
2. Kara Smith's workspace style in LA on Rue Daily.
3. Fashion designer, Tory Burch has created a list of the all time best books to give as gifts on her blog.
4. My two worlds collide: Beauty and Interior Design. Clinique has done a series with Into The Gloss featuring "Dramatically Different Women". This one is about Kelly Wearstler.
5. The Vogue Living Blog talks to artist Alexander McKenzie ahead of his exhibition opening at Martin Brown Gallery in Paddington.
After getting married and escaping for a quick Hawaii honeymoon, one thing that we couldn’t wait to enjoy when we got back to Sydney was a normal night as a married couple. I’m a sucker for official ‘date nights’ with my ‘husband’ and when it comes to hitting our favourite local eateries (which usually pizza, wine and ice cream involved in the equation) comfortable denim is always a winning choice. Slightly stretchy always goes far for me since my eyes are notoriously bigger than my stomach. I got a new pair from 7 for all Mankind while we were away that I’m beyond obsessed with. Then I pair it with my new J.Crew cashmere jumper and my custom Fendi bag (with my new married initials) and we are good to go.
So these are a few of my favourite inner west date night hot spots that I highly recommend you add to your to do list.
Hands down the best pizza in Sydney. Our firm favourite would have to be the Melanzanne. Make sure you book for this one... or you could be waiting a while.
Fresh fish, healthy sides and organic wine. And I also highly recommend saving room for the Banoffee Pie. F-A-V-O-U-R-I-T-E
Brown rice sushi and delicious salmon teriyaki stir-fry. Super cheap and cheerful.
Great for a mid-week frozen magarita and a pulled pork chimichanga
Haven’t been to this one in a while but it’s a good wintery venue after work where you can cozy up in a corner with a really good glass of red wine. And when you have finished you can duck into The Star for a quick takeaway Messina Gelato.
In the form of a headpiece worn by Kate Moss... because why not?
Ok so this is not a blog post about libraries....
It is however a blog post on how to style your bookshelves.
This may make me sound like a freak, but I find rearranging things on my shelves really satisfying and calming, It's like creating tiny little vignettes over and over again. So with that in mind, I thought I would share with you my top tips on how to style a bookshelf.
1. Include standout pieces, not just books: Intersperse your books with classical curios - antique pieces or porcelain or metal decorative objects are a great way to inject interest.
2. Capitalize on the color scheme: Group similar hues together, or, if you want to make more of a statement, paint the back of your bookshelf.
3. Create a theme: Stay away from over-crowding your space, and arrange like items by shape, or texture. A grouping of white pottery, for example, looks stunning on dark wood.
4. Change the shelf height: This one is up for debate depending on the room and if the shelves are free-standing or built in. Varying shelf heights so they don’t all line-up exactly will add interest to your existing bookshelf. You’ll be able to use larger pieces and break out of the “lined-up soldiers” look that gets boring so quickly. In contrast, if you have big long built in shelves, it can look amazing because your eye will run in one big line from left to right. It can look quite dramatic.
5. Stand them up and lie them down: No one way is right. Mix it up so some are lying down and others are upright.
Does that all make sense? Now go forth and rearrange!!!
How cute are these bunting print cushions from EDIT?
They would look fantastic in a little girls room.
And the best news is you can now shop EDIT's awesomeness online! Or maybe that's not so great news for you depending on your credit card balance...
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