hello fashionistas

This is a fashion related post but also an explanation of where I’ve been since my last post.

I’ll start with where I’ve been; I’ve been right here at home, I’ve been sick. Yep *cough*cough*sniff*. Poor little me somehow got a virus and ulcers at the back of my mouth and I’ve been sick since last Friday!! I hadn’t felt so terribly unwell in such a long time, and I’ve been unwell for such a long time that I got so angry and upset. Especially because I had Monday-Wednesday off from work to do fun things ( this is the week before uni, the week before things start to get serious) and I basically spent all this time at home, on my own, because I didn’t want to make anyone else sick and talking is not good for ulcer recovery. Did you also know that there is really nothing you can do to make ulcers better!

Ok, well I think that’s enough. Rant over. I’m feeling a lot better today, I went to work and also got some new clothes. New season clothing allowance at work is GREAT! I’ll show you my new clothes in another post, I promise.

So, not sure whether I’ve mentioned it, or whether you’ve read my blog before, but my word for this year is FASHION. Most things will hopefully be about fashion or somehow related. And I want you all to join me on my fashion adventure. I’ll try and share as much as I can with you.

My share for today is LMFF. Which is L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival. In the past I always seemed to miss out. I would just forget the dates, would leave it too late to book tickets or didn’t even hear about it because I was hiding under some rock somewhere out there. But…this year is fashion year and I’m onto it. It’s already noted in my diary. LMFF is on from 18-24 March 2013. Basically a week of awesome fashion events. Featuring runway shows from great Australian Designers like Limedrop, Gorman, Bassike, Manning Cartell… just to name a few. Then there are also beauty workshops, industry seminars and forums and many more other exciting things happening. The program comes out on February 4, so save the link at the top of this paragraph so you can check it out then. If you click on it, then click onto program, you can see some interesting things that will be going on.

And…the main thing I wanted to communicate to you fashionistas out there is this…

Screen shot 2013-01-31 at 7.51.02 PMIt’s a screenshot from their Facebook page.
Click on the link above if you want to be a volunteer. This is also something I always missed out on, but not this time because I’ve already sent my application!

Foto Friday

IMG_8533Cool book I found at the library

IMG_8534Nice artwork in Green With Envy Store on Chapel Street.

IMG_8535I love this bathing suit. It’s on sale in Green With Envy.

IMG_8536“Lamy Pens, Right Hurr’” This is cool, it’s at Magnation on Elizabeth street.

IMG_8537Breakfast; coffee, berries, yoghurt.

IMG_8532Me in my new dress, picking up some mail.

IMG_8507My friend Andy’s Celine jacket. Love.

IMG_8480Some drawings I did.

IMG_8509Yummy, yummy pizza from Ombra Bar. I will make a post about this place.

friends

friends. friendship. life. fun. laughter. happiness.

Just a shout out to all my friends. I love you all and love having you all in my life. I can honestly say I wouldn’t be who I am today if I hadn’t met all of you wonderful people.

Special mention to YLIMENORAD. Emily! I don’t see you as much as I’d like to and I’ve been really bad at replying to your letters, but it’s ok because I heart you! I also heart your jelly shoes!

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spring street grocer

Never say no to some gelati after dinner. Why? Umm…because it is amazing. Especially if it’s from Spring Street Grocer. So many mouth watering flavours to choose from. Such good quality gelati. It’s open till very late so you have no excuse not to try some!

It’s at:

127 Spring Street, Melbourne

23132303 2306230923052308

Spring St Grocery on Urbanspoon

marathon fact

Hi,

This is one of those quick filler posts because I just got home and am sleepy and am about to go to bed. But. Even though it’s a filler it’s still interesting. Well I think it is anyway. I was out for dinner tonight with my friends, I’ll post some photos I took of it tomorrow for you. It was pretty funny because one of my friends just kept telling us about these cool random facts. I now see him as a human version of wikipedia. Go Jye!

I was telling everyone about the new app I downloaded; 5K runner and how I love it and how it’s totally awesome and how I’m thinking of doing the 10K one after I finish. That’s me being a bit ambitious. Any way, then we started talking about marathons and Jye blurts out this fact: (I’ve copied it from Wikipedia, it’s pretty much word for word what my friend Jye said, it’s just quicker for me to copy and paste, rather than typing it from memory :P )

“The marathon is a long-distance running event with an official distance of 42.195 kilometres (26 miles and 385 yards),[1] that is usually run as a road race. The event was instituted in commemoration of the fabled run of the Greek soldier Pheidippides, a messenger from the Battle of Marathon to Athens.”

- wikipedia.

Interesting right? Yep, exactly. If you haven’t heard of 5K runner theres a mini free download, you should check it out.

Night.

fashion – ysl

“In the beginning is the sketch. That’s our Word. That is what leads, what remains is the referent. Then, there is the pattern, which allows assessment, interruption, continuity. Then, the fabric, which marks an essential stage, the stage of boldness and risk. Finally, the model arrives, which takes its first tentative steps before joining the others, to form the collection.”

 

That excerpt is from the book pictured below. Yves Saint Laurent. I just borrowed it from the library. It’s one chunk of a book. It’s filled with images and commentary. Some kind of insight in the world of YSL, what he did, who he was, where he was and so on.

 

I keep reading more and more about fashion and it so exciting and interesting. So many beautiful creations. I’ve only got about two more weeks until I start my course. I can’t wait!

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the sartorialist

This is one cool guy. I’ve been following his blog for quite some time and have his first book. His second book only just recently got released. His little notes in the new book i think are very valuable bits of information. There’s a link to his blog on the right side of my blog and also a link for Garance Dore who is his gorgeous partner.

Foto Friday ( on saturday)

IMG_8476This was an interesting Japanese dish I tried. I think the place was called ITO, I’m not totally sure. It was nice. That’s an egg on top.

IMG_8472This is the book I’ve been talking about lately. The Eat, Drink, and be Gorgeous Project – Esther Blum.

IMG_8473My healthy breakfast. Yum, yum.

IMG_8474My sisters cat being curious about the flowers. It was funny when she started looking into the vase at the water.

IMG_8475My favourite old shoes. I’ve had them for about 5 years and have only worn them about three times because I keep forgetting that I own them.

IMG_8470I went to the Australian Open yesterday. This is Ana Ivanovska and Jelena Jankovic. Ana won.

IMG_8291I watched a documentary on Paris back in 1900-1930. And these are a bunch of writers, artists, sculptors etc that got famous around that time.

 

technology fail

Today is supposed to be Foto Friday, however my iPhoto doesn’t want me to upload my photos. So apologies for this non-post. Hopefully I can upload the photos tomorrow.

 

Have a good night and very lovely weekend.

 

- Juliet x