Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A year in pictures

In all honesty, I rather hate New Years. I am a New-Years-Eve-scrouge, a 31st-of-December-grinch. I've always found New years a little depressing and frustratingly over-hyped. However, as a nostalgic type, I do enjoy looking back on what has passed...
January, I learnt to swing at the Trocadero!

February, I found Pimms!
March, my sunflowers bloomed

April, I started getting new followers!

May, I became hat obsessed

June, I danced in the rain

 July, I misbehaved with friends...

and I saw some more of the world.

 In late July...
...and September, I celebrated the birthdays of some pretty special people.
In October, I saw beautiful flowers with lovely ladies
In November, I turned 21!
In December, I spent time with friends and family, thought about what this year has been and what the next could be.

I'm really happy to have started this blog and even more thrilled to have readers, people who follow me through my daily trials and triumphs, so thank you so much for reading. Each and every comment thrills me and I cannot stress enough, how grateful I am that you've taken the time to view my little blog.
I think I've come a long way this year and I can't wait to keep learning, exploring and journeying with you all (if only metaphorically!)
So really, Thank you!
I hope you are all having a brilliant holiday and have a wonderful New Year.
I hope you all

Saturday, December 24, 2011

White wine in the sun

Perhaps I'm still a child at heart, perhaps I've been won over by consumerism or perhaps I'm just a sentimental fool, but I adore Christmas.
I think this song by Tim Minchin says it best.
Christmas is a time I see my friends and family. We laugh and joke; we get together and remember how lucky we are.
I hope you too have a wonderful day.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Sweet child of mine

Birthdays call for velvet, Andrea, this one's for you.

1920's velvet coat - Sydney Antique store
Heels & Purse - Vinnies
Dress - Forever New


Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Turbanator takes on the world... the lego world.

Like the title suggests, there's nothing new about my outfit in this post, just lots of photos of James and I being silly... with lego!
Coincidently, I thoroughly recommend the "Art of the Brick" especially if you were a lego buff as a child. It's not a giant exhibition, but the works are wonderful; a unique mix of whimsy and poignancy depending on your interpretation. There's something really captivating about seeing a childhood icon transformed into something adult.

This was my favourite piece, it felt so familiar to me and the tragedy seemed to be amplified by the medium.

Have you seen any interesting exhibitions, recently or in the past?

I want a hippopotamus for christmas

Christmas calls for cheesy tunes, I present to you just a hint of my holiday playlist to get you in the festive mood.
  • Carol of the Meows - Guster
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - She & Him
  • Nutcrack Suite - Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • Here Comes Santa Claus - Elvis Presley
  • Santa Claus is Back in Town - Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • Last Christmas - Wham!
  • Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - She & Him
  • Blue Christmas - Johnny Cash
  • It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas - Bing Crosby
  • Jingle Bells - Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas - Gayla Peevey
  • I'll be home for Christmas - Elvis Presely
  • Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! - Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • Merry Christmas Baby - Elvis Presley
  • Sleigh Ride - Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • Baby, It's Cold Outside - She & Him
  • All I want for Christmas is You - The Puppini Sisters
  • Run Rudolph Run - Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • Boogie Woogie Santa Claus - Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • The Christmas Song - She & Him
  • White Wine in the Sun - Tim Minchin

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Turbanator

Day to day, I am just anordinary person, but at night (and some days too), when I curl my hair and don my scarf, I become... The Turbanator!! Scaring men and small children in one bound, scaling enormous hair heights and twisting fabric at the speed of light!

 Blouse and pants - Portmans
Shoes - Chelsea Crew
Vest - Dotti
Bag - gift from Andrea : )
Leopard print scarf - belongs to my mum
 striped scarf - garage sale

 Do you like my new bag moustache and crazy nails?
 I do! Thank you so much Andrea for this bag! I adore it almost as much as I adore you! (kidding, you come out miles above)
Stay tuned for The Turbanator's big city adventure...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Fly me to the moon

A few weeks ago I was incredibly inspired by This Old Life's amazing Aviatrix costume.
It's nothing less than splendid (ditto the rest of her blog) and to top it off, it was hand-made! Extraordinarily talented!
Needless to say, I've been dying to recreate a similar look, so today I tried my scaled-down imitation on the streets of Newtown. What do you think?

Excuse the strange face, this is one of my first photos in public and I was quite nervous.
Nervous enough to deserve a reward for my courage...

Shoes - Chelsea Crew
Socks and Pants - Sportsgirl
Top - Target
Scarf - garage sale
Bag - gift


Monday, December 12, 2011


 I'm back home now.  Finished house-sitting and said goodbye to my first meowing house-mate (which was actually a lot sadder than I expected, I understand now how people get cat-addicted seeing as I started out quite the dog lover and now find myself missing my purring companion). Before I left I took a few photos of some of the collections this house held, and I do mean "some". A few pictures really don't do these collections justice but I thought you would all enjoy a tiny taste.
My family used to call me a hoarder. I'd desperately cling onto the meekest possessions (even, shamefully, happy meal toys) for years until my big sister would be called in to raid my closets and drawers, and create order from the chaos.
Today, I hope some things have changed (though a quick scan tells me my messiness still triumphs).
 I dream of a day when Imy meager bits become collections, that I proudly display in a house full of colour and small surprises; a homely museum on its day off.

Do you have any collections? Are they on display or locked away?