Richmond

Vintage Winter Coats

COAT SEASON is one of my favourite times of year. Temperatures drop, boots come out and layering begins . As you take stock of what’s in your wardrobe don’t forget that shopping for a Winter coat doesn’t have to mean forking out hundreds of dollars. Shopping vintage is always a good idea. Vintage coats have been made […]

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Snobgirls

I’m sure I’ve mentioned numerous times on this blog the issues I have with my hair. Nothing dramatic, just the usual first world problems we all have. You see if I just blow dry my hair it ends up looking exactly like this. I kid you not. Remember the scene with Monica at the Bahamas? […]

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International Collaboration Day – 2014

Yesterday was International Collaboration Day and I had the opportunity to host an event at themanroom coworking space at 1derground in Richmond. The aim was to bring together other freelancers, co-workers or in fact anyone interested in collaboration. The theme of the day was Bring-a-plate-and-a-problem-to-share. We all got to hear each other’s stories and backgrounds […]

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Op Shop Love

In a day and age when everything seems disposable and temporary the role of your local op-shop is even more imperative now than it ever was. With the ‘fast fashion’ becoming more prevalent it’s time we all took a step back and looked at our consumer habits and question whether they are healthy – both […]

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T is for Tiger…

Have you ever had one of those days where you just want to roar at the camera in front  of a huge tiger picture? Yes? Thought so. It happened to me recently while walking through Richmond town. It was a bleak and grey Melbourne morning when this piece of art literally stopped me in my […]

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Jo Baz – Straight out give away!

You’re probably all aware by now that I’m on the eternal path to achieving straight, frizz free hair. Most recently I blogged about Agadir Argan spray which I absolutely adore! See here. So when I was approached to review an at home straightening system by Jo Baz how could I say no. I want to […]

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Dear friends , I'd like to share a story with you. Sad but true. I recently acquired some amazing shoes that I was super eager to wear. They were new, they were shiny and they were the red sole type. Perfect heel- not too high, not too thin, not too chunky - just right. I had broken them in the day before so I was ready to party. I wore them to a New Year's bash at a fabulous friend's house who I believe may be partly responsible for this unfortunate scenario (mainly due to the fact that his playlist was totes amaze!) It was a beautiful Summer night- there were cocktails, there was dancing and there was Justin Bieber. Exhibit A - Yours truly, serving some kind of shot that I prefer not to say, and modelling my new shoes! Please note the amazing, shiny red soles. photo Some of you that know me well, may already know that I have developed a weird obsession with Justin Bieber - especially the song Beauty and the Beat. Don't analyze it too much, it is what it is. So after a few drinks and much encouragement no encouragement I was dancing my little red-sole-shoe ass off. I was one with the music, I was the Nicki Minaj to the Bieber looking out for Selener... All was great. The music. The company. The food. The shoes. The gravel. Cue the tears when I woke up the next morning to this... IMG_6491 I screamed. Then I screamed again. Oh my lord!!! I was speechless. Husband ran in to see why I was yelling like a banshee and all I could do was hold the shoes up to his face like a sacrificial lamb. Ruined. Red soles- ruined. I blame the Bieber and the gravel and those drinks in little plastic cups that kept finding their way down my throat! Who the hell dances on gravel anyway? On a positive note, the shoes are in the process of being resoled- in red. Thank you to my dear shoe repairer in Richmond who has saved my sole many times over. The shoes will live to see another day. And there my friends is the end of my first-world-problem story. Have you had a first-world disaster lately? And most importantly does it include Justin Bieber?  X