Sunday, May 30, 2010
One project that I was working on earlier this year was an editorial for the upcoming issue of Hell Yeah magazine. They've announced that the much awaited launch party will be held at Zuri on Sunday 27th June - it will be Warhol's factory themed, and, if anything as wild as the photos from the 1st issue's launch party look - it will be a night to be remembered! I'm very excited to see how our shoot looks in print and how the magazine came together as a whole. The team that collaborated for this issue are all amazing and I can't wait to see it!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
I have little to no interest and even less knowledge of anything architecture related, however the other night when I got home from work and my (architecture student) housemate was watching the story of how the above house was made on Grand Designs, I was completely hooked. Not so much by the story and design aspects but the incredible workmanship and of course the end result. The house is situated in the woods in Sussex, and was entirely handmade out of chestnut from the surrounding woods. With our recent real estate woes, my roomies and I are house hunting at the moment and a little place like this would be perfect...
Romance Was Born by Terry Biviano thigh highs
Newest wardrobe addition, Zimmermann tuxedo jacket. So perfect for the weather at the moment, I love it.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Karla Spetic illustration print blazer and skirt
Birthday Suit sequined headpiece and sweet jumper
I'm really excited by head-to-toe prints at the moment and these are a few Australian born and bred goodies that would fit nicely into my printastic plan.
Ok, wow. The four people in Australian fashion that I respect the most, all looking amazingly fun. Anna Plunkett, Jenny Kee, Luke Sales and Linda Jackson. Just at uni innocently researching for an assignment I'm writing on Australian vintage fashion and this little gem popped up in a google image search. Made my monotonous uni day for sure!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
I've recently moved house and so am finally getting to exercise some of the dreams of domestic bliss that have been brewing over the last year or so while living at my parents place. I've always perused Todd Selby's site, some photos stick in my mind, some don't. The above photographs are from the series he took at the home of Jamie Isaia and Anthony Malat. These names mean nothing to me apart from the caption Todd has included (Jamie - photographer, Anthony - clothing designer), however their home speaks volumes to my sensibilities! I love the wall of mirrors in what looks to be their living room and have actually been hunting for one for my bedroom, exactly like the oval one on the left hand side of the wall. Their home has a decidedly vintage 'hunter and gatherer' feel, which seems to tie in with their professions - Anthony apparently remakes vintage suits, hence some of the photos show beautiful old tailored clothes on dress mannequins. I love, love, love the bathroom.. that pale blue print wallpaper is so perfect with the print tiles; funnily enough it reminds me of the blue on blue spirograph outfit from the latest Zimmermann collection - equally as beautiful anyway. The collection of spoons my Grandma actually had! The sense of nostalgia I get when looking at this home is overwhelming and delicious and warm.. I want my home to evoke a similar sensation.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Today I had the morning off so spent some time in West End meandering around. I went by Boxvintage and did a little modelling stint of the new sunglasses, which you can see on their blog. These are my favorite and are going to be a definite purchase in the near future...Other goodies I found on my travels were a gorgeous cream lace mini dress and jacket and a new Studibaker number to add to my collection! It is very different to my other pieces but equally as stunning, I'm excited to show it off soon.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I visited one of my favorite Brisbane stores, Violent Green yesterday and spotted this little beauty inside. Resisted the urge to try on but was definitely thinking about it last night so might need to go back! This darling little dress is by Sydney label Strummer, whose current collection I discovered has plenty of pieces that would fit nicely into my wardrobe. They have a brown version of my favorite cut of leather skirt, as well as a Celine-esque leather tee that looks buttery soft and, even better than Celine, comes in black!
Another chapter in the 'Sarah loves colorful hats and in winter particularly the knit variety'.. I actually came home yesterday to find my charming man had made me a rainbow hat out of all sorts of paper at the Stephen Jones curated exhibition currently on at GoMA. Much as I loved my new paper boater, it isn't quite sturdy or waterproof enough for everyday wear and I found myself lusting over these quirky little numbers in my feed this morning from Susie. They are the creation of Central St Martin's graduate, Du Yang, whose quirky surrealist style I am very attracted to. Definitely check out her webpage because unlike some fashion sites it is interesting and fun and there are a heap more colorful pieces to get excited about.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
I can't believe Queen Michelle was selling these, in my size, and I missed out! I've been chasing a pair of these Ashish x Topshop wedges since I first missed out on them online, but can't bear to pay some of the inflated prices on Ebay.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
My good friend and photographer Conan Whitehouse not only takes amazing fashion shots but is an accomplished breaking photographer. He has an exhibition running until 27th May at the Fort, definitely get over there and check it out!
I have always been obsessed with fur; bags, jackets, shoes, you name it - I've got it. One of my favorite pairs of shoes are my vintage black fur lace up boots but the above as seen on Jak and Jil are very lust worthy. Shoes are a great way to wear fur, or in this case with these Kirrily Johnston's, cow hair, in Australia - our weather doesn't really cater for coats, particularly in Brisbane. I also love these men's shoes by Kirrily Johnston.. somewhat wish my man would wear them but I can't see that happening any time soon!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Two elements of my outfit today. The platforms are one of my better finds from the West End op shops, and although difficult to get into, surprisingly comfortable. I am a long time collector of all things Studibaker Hawk, however most of my pieces are their trademark evening dresses. This little vest is actually one half of an amazing suit which I was lucky enough to snatch up when it appeared one week at Boxvintage. I love the mix of the polka dot and raven screenprint. Wearing these today layered with a black lace bodysuit, white lace socks, vintage Cue ballerina skirt and Gail Sorronda neckpiece.
That pom-pom mohawk headpiece from Gail Sorronda's show. This was my favorite part - I have to have this or at least use it for a shoot. So so good. I really liked the whole show but the accessories, as usual, completely made it.