Friday, January 28, 2011

Why? Wye!

I took a little trip to my friends family beach house in Wye River on The Great Ocean Road. This beach house is perfect: sea shell pictures on the wall, comfy retro furniture, 1980's board games, Jazz cassette tapes, piles of craft magazines and shelves of old books. It's the perfect place to pour a glass of Muscat and whip some ass at Uno!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Disturbingly Lovely

A few years ago I started reading The Lovely Bones after my mum had recommended it. I had to stop after getting a quarter of the way though because I just couldn't handle it. Simply it was too harrowing and reading alone in my room before bed (and then trying not to think about it when I'm attempting to fall asleep...) was lonely, disturbing and depressing and generally I love being alone reading so I had to stop reading it.

And then they made a movie of the book, are the human race are a bunch of masochists? We must be because I watched it (come on, it's a literary short cut), I watched it all the way through and it was lonely, disturbing and depressing but it was an amazing story. 

I'm considering a second attempt at the book now (masochist). I think, knowing what happens at the end (badies should always get whats comin' at em, boo yah!) I might be able to take it. 2011, year to man up and read The Lovely Bones.

Friday, January 14, 2011

My Own Private Library

I love celebrity a library, it's a secret voyeuristic pleasure. The best celebrity library's are of the uber creative types (remember the Lanvin library post?) because their reading choices offer an insight into their muses and inspiration.

The most recent celebrity library to capture my attention is that of the enigmatic Karl Lagerfeld photographed by Todd Selby of the infamous (and inspirational) The Selby.

Can you image what it would be like to walk into this room? Where would you look first?! Hmm..... delicious.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

La la la Lula

Lula is a bi-monthly magazine, which means you have to wait in anticipation for six months for each issue to come out. If Lula wasn’t such a delight I wouldn’t live in such despair!
If you haven’t ever devoured a Lula, then go get one ASAP because it is simply dreamy and bursting with whimsy.

Anyway, on to the pressing topic of Lula, Issue 11…
Guest edited by Laura and Kate Mulleavy, AKA Rodarte, this issue features cover star Charlotte Gainsberg (daughter of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsberg – how can one woman come from such inspiring stock? Well, she’s Charlotte Gainsberg, a name in her own right) the narrative of this edition is best described by Maria in “These are a few of my favourite things” (we’re talking The Sound of Music in case you were confused).

Laura and Kate have chosen to let us in on their favourite things through interviews, fashion spreads, collages and passion piece articles.
Aside from an ingĂ©nue muse and a duo of inspiring design sisters, this issue of Lula includes a feature interview composed by creative darling Miranda July, a magical fashion spread with film lovely Kirsten Dunst, interview with musical maven Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), discussion with mavericks Even Dando (The Lemonheads) and Juliana Hatfield (Blake Babies) and interview with Sophia Coppola who gosh damn… what adjectives can you use for SOPHIA COPPOLA?!

BUT Lula, is known for her fantastical fashion shoots… which is in no small part due to the fashion panache of Leith Clark who is a master stylist with an eye for peter pan collars, ankle socks, velvet, lace and butterfly hair clips.

Have a look at the website…