March 4, 2014 § 4 Comments
1940′s Dress – Clara Fox
1940′s Hat – Thrifted in Brisbane
These photos were taken by my darling, one rare morning off together whilst we took Busby on an outing around Edinburgh Gardens. We ventured up into the bleachers overlooking the oval. Viewers of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries may recognise this location as it featured in an episode of the last season. I love the iron landings on the late 19th Century grandstand, and the original gates and ticket box still remains. I’m not the sporting type normally, but if modern day football was this classy I could take in a game or two with a pimms on these stands.
And of course, how could I not include a photo of my one and only?
March 3, 2014 § Leave a comment
These are some photographs my father sent me a little while ago of my Grandmother Alma (his mother) and my Grand Auntie Edna. I never got to meet my fathers family as they all passed before I was born, but I’m sure by the look of these photos we would have gotten along swimmingly (who doesn’t like a koala bear?).
I have some nice blog posts coming up soon, Jesse and I are finally getting our weekends days off together after a long while clashing work timetables that left us without a day together for a good solid 2 months (hence the lack of travels and lonely weekday solo flaunts). I’ve also managed to pull myself out of the mind dawdle and social hibernation I’ve been in since the beginning of the year so look out! Sometimes life gets ya down but it’s always nice when you finally come out the other side of it.
February 7, 2014 § 6 Comments
January 28, 2014 § 2 Comments
1910′s Lawn Dress – Ebay
1930′s Hat – Vintage Garage
1920′ Hand Stitched Collar – Gift from Jesse
1920′s Style T-Bars – Lost & Found
Antique Jade & Crystal Earrings – Gift my mother bought whilst in Venice
These shots are from last Saturday when I met up with the always dreamy Dyana Gray at The Wilde, who took some preliminary photos of myself and Louise (in first image) for some paintings she’s working on in light of her upcoming show in the same space. The upstairs of The Wilde (which I never knew existed) has a strange but great vibe like an early 20th Century Australian club lounge that’s seen a few hazy beer soaked nights, and in the cold light of day it’s dilapidated walls are quite beautiful.
The show will probably be around March/April so I will keep you updated. I’ve seen some works in progress of other lady friends that are real stunners, and I can’t wait to see more. As a big fan of women’s portraits and Dyana’s work, I’m super excited to see this show, and grateful to Dyana for including me,
January 20, 2014 § 15 Comments
I’ve been a bit bed-ridden these last few days but after a 24 hour marathon of The Paradise (with a bit of QI, Girls and many Woody Allen films thrown in for good measure), I finally got up today and put a face on.
A few of you have been asking me what makeup & skin products I use lately so I thought I might let you all in on my secret. My secret is that I am lazy, and rather boring. I don’t own many products and have basically done the same makeup for years (i.e. the whitest base I can find, a slick of lippie and a cats eye). Although I have been favouring a smokey eye (god why is that phrase rife with bad connotations? I feel like I’m dictating from a Cosmo magazine…) over a cats lately, I guess because it’s a bit more 20′s.
I always use Aesop skin products because I used to work there and once you go Aesop, you never go back. Lately since it’s been so hot I’ve been using the Oil Free Hydrating Serum under my makeup instead of a cream because it dries matte. Normally I use a Laura Mercier liquid foundation in Porcelain, but I ran out a little while back and in-between pay days I opt for this little gem (I guess this is the closest to a makeup ‘hot tip’ you’ll get from me ) Rimmel ‘Stay Matte’ Mousse foundation in the tube in 0081 Fair Ivory. This shit is GOLD for pale skinned gals, and it’ only $14.95 so you’re welcome. I also use the Besame face powder in Porcelain (another super pale wonder) either under my eyes and on my nose, or all over if I want max coverage because I’m having a bad skin day or I just wanna look like a ghost.
I’m alternating between two blushes at the moment, Besame Crimson Rouge if I want a real bright rosy cheek (also super nice on lips as a stain) and Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush in Pink Kiss Satin, which is a dustier rose colour. Lipsticks are the one thing I do have quite a few of, and I normally wear Lime Crime Velveteen in Red Velvet on a daily basis but I go through those things like crack, so in the meantime I mix up a few others- favourites being Lancome Rouge In Love, Mac Russian Red, Rimmel Starry-Eyed (super dark 20′s vibe) and Chanel Rouge Coco in Tafettas Rose.
I have two of these Estee Lauder eyeshadow quads, I use the ‘Surreal Skies’ brown and rose coloured one nearly every day and this darker one (‘Film Noir’) if I want a real dark look. I always curl my lashes and use Lancome Hypnose mascara, because it’s the best and my Mum also bought me a bulk pack of it so I’ll be using it to the grave. I fill my eyebrows in with whatever I can find that’s cheap and doesn’t smudge, and I’m using this pencil currently that I picked up at some discount hair supply store.
Soooo that’s about it- I told you I was lazy and boring!
I am always on the look out for the perfect dark lippie though, if you have any tips chuck ‘em below in the comments.
January 18, 2014 § 2 Comments
“The Brox Sisters were an American trio of singing sisters, enjoying their greatest popularity in the 1920s and early 1930s.
“They began in the 1910s touring the Vaudeville circuit in the United States and Canada. At the start of the 1920s they achieved success in New York on the Broadway stage. Near the end of the decade they relocated to Los Angeles. The act broke up in the early 1930s after the sisters got married. They made their final professional reunion appearance on radio in 1939.”
How beautiful are The Brox Sisters? I need to find two more ladies who can carry a tune to make a troupe just like these darlin’s
January 12, 2014 § 1 Comment
It was so great to finally meet these two real life definitions of angels who share not only a love of old times, but also an appreciation of 2 for 1 bottle-o deals and dog park jealousy.
Obviously my hands were too busy sinking drinks to capture any of these moments, so these are all piccies from Katie, Tim and Jacinta’s respective instagrams.
Hope everyone’s weekend was juicy!