November 27, 2009

Model Slash Actress

Australian beauty Nicole Trunfio is the latest model to soon add "actress" to her CV. Following in the footsteps of ex supermodel Gemma Ward who starred in The Black Baloon shortly before disappearing off the face of the earth (due to rumoured weight gain) Trunfio signed up for the intensive course at famed NIDA in Sydney.

Given her penchant for looking fabulous in the buff, we can only assume she gets her kit off for the silver screen too.

Source: Pedestrian
Images: Pedestrian, Fashionisingpictures

November 25, 2009

Summer of Love

The other night I was staring at images of France and coincidentally my bank balance and bought myself a summer semester studying French at the famed Alliance Franciase de Brisbane.

Secondly, I've secured an internship with a fashion based PR firm down in Sydney over the summer right before uni starts up again in Febuary. This ofcourse will mean daily outfit posts of what will no doubtedly be one of the most enriching experiences of future employment I've had thus far.

Lastly, I finally have a job again and thus have removed myself from the unemployed-stastic category for our government to piss and moan about. For those of you in Brisbane, I now work at Ultra Suite so pop in to say hello and try on some amazing gowns. Also, a local nightclub approached me to be the label coordinator for their monthly fashion parades so if you're going to be in Brisbane on the 4th of December make sure you head to GPO for the show and the champagne.

That's all from me for now;


November 23, 2009

We Are Handsome

With summer beating down our doors and switching our fans to high, there is one way this season to make the swealteing Christmas heat work for you.

Meet Indhra Chagoury and Jeremy Somers. Two Australian creatives driven to collaborate by the need to make something different. The pair collided when Indhra's tailor made swimwear called for the input of Jeremey's artistic flair and thus their label We Are Handsome was born.

The debut SS09/10 collection features sleek one-piece swimsuits printed with various retro motifs producing that Californian, vintage appeal. With pieces titled The Los Angeles; The Hollywood; The Miami and my personal favourite The Africa, you can sense the global reach these boys are straining for and will no doubtedly achieve.

Retailing for around $AU180 a pop, you can secure your own slice of made-to-order summer this season.

We Are Handsome. Yes, you certainly are.

The Jupiter
And from the heavens she rode; ever present, ever visible
The Los Angeles
And the champagne tasted that much sweeter
The Africa
Release the wildcat into the steel jungle
The Hollywood
Every head turned when he walked into a room. Every single one
The Miami
Footloose and fancy free - enjoy the ride

November 11, 2009

A Tribute to Doctor Strange

Holy Ellery. That's all I have to say, or rather, that's all I can say. I'm currently on my BlackBerry and coming in and out of range while I'm on holiday at the beach.

I received an email with a preview of her latest Autumn/Winter 2010 collection titled 'A Tribute to Doctor Strange'. I'll post images tomorrow night so prey do keep in touch.

P.S. Patty Huntington if you're reading this, how do I post images from my Berry?
P.P.S. You're my hero


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November 10, 2009

Houdini was a famous magician

What's better than finding the ultimate thrift piece and altering it into something even more ultimate than what you began with... on top of that (already knowing you payed about $2 for the item) having people plead with you to reveal where it's from?

I'm not sure but if you have an answer, I'd love to know.

On yet another of my recent thrift store rampages I picked up this amazing, old, floor-length nylon skirt with a blue/black shine and narrow knifepleats right to the hem. I could not stop cooing over it in the middle of the store, like some nylon-obsessed freak. Never mind that I was paying more love and attention to my new skirt than the cute-as-a-button toddler running around with the little old ladies behind the counter. No. Not cuter. My skirt was definately cuter.

So anyway desperate for something new and exciting I decided to cut arm holes in it and wear it as an oversized cape. Running around on Saturday night I felt like a magician and if I swiftly pulled up my cloak to my face, I could whisk away under the cover of darkness into the warm summer night.

And a photo of my gorgeous boyfriend and I for good measure...

Wearing: vintage Country Road skirt (made into a cape); Wittner heels; vintage bag; jewelry from Diva, Italy, eBay and some trinkets I made myself.

November 7, 2009

The Secret Boater

I have a friend who is equally obsessive over buying clothes second hand so yesterday we decided to hijack the car and pull over at every second hand store we saw. We discovered a mountain of new thrift stores; some over priced, some under priced and some stocked up with just plain trash. After about four hours of raping and pillaging every op-shop on the east side of the city we thought hitting the local Lifeline megastore would be a great idea before heading home for a spot of boutique beer, sun and basking in our purchases.

One the way to our thrifter's dream store, I made a wrong turn that would eventuate into the best wrong turn I've ever made. To sum up what we found in a few words: I would have to say it's a thrifter's wet dream.

There was more vintage than you could poke a stick at and soon enough we were sprinting circles around the newly-discovered warehouse with piles of the cheapest authentic vintage pieces I've ever seen. My partner in crime (who writes for my FSU blog) cameaway with the most drool-worthy studded and fringed vintage leather vest with all original buttons and badges. I nearly fell over in the hat section and for those of you who are familiar with my obsession with boater hats, had to decide between one that is identical to two I already own, and one with flowers and a faded old ribbon. The former was so crisp and uniformed yet the latter had so much character and charm. I had to have it.

We never made it to the megastore, but along the way we found one of our own.