I only found out about Humble last week. They are made in Melbourne. I love the whole philosophy of the brand, it makes me feel nice. The packaging and products actually make me feel nicer. I have become obsessed with the lip balm ( It only costs $9.95), I can’t stop applying it which is great for my dry lips and it smells great. The only thing I was wondering though was, what do you do after you’ve applied the lip gloss and you don’t have tissue? I don’t want to wipe it on my clothes… what do you do? Just forget about it until it dissolves?
Every couple of weeks I like to treat myself to a new nail colour. I have always loved painting my nails. I feel like it’s a really subtle form of self expression and also a nice way to add some colour to your look.
Today I chose Mecca Cosmetica-Artistry Nail Polish-Volumina. It would look excellent with this dress from The Row Spring 2015 Collection.
credits: photo from style.com. illustration by me, (nail polish and water colour).
I think I forgot to mention that in January I got a job as an assistant designer with a menswear suiting company.
yay me !. It has been super, it has been fun, I have been learning so much, and I especially love that it is based in Fitzroy. Fitzroy is such a cool place. There is so much going on, so many cool stores, cool cafes, restaurants, and the people, such a cool mixed bag of personalities.
The studio we work in is on the second level and we can look down onto Smith St, it’s so fun people watching. There are also regulars that you look out for and super fashion people that you always want to catch a glimpse of just to see what they’re wearing on that day.
My favourite place to go to for coffee and to hang out is De Clieu. The coffee is superb, the food is delish (especially the muesli) and the coolest people go there. When I was there the other day I saw this really cool Japanese couple walk in and order takeaway coffee. I wanted to stare at them, but I didn’t want them to see me staring. The woman had a Rei Kawakubo hair style, they both wore Comme Des Garcons looking clothing
which probably is comme des garcons, the guy had the cooolest glasses. I was so inspired by them, that I texted my brother to tell him about them and as soon as I got to work I told the design team about them. Which was interesting because they knew exactly who I was talking about! How about that! They told me that the couple own their own store on Gertrude street called Ess Laboratory and that they have a cute child with the same haircut as the mum.
I totally stalked them online, and will go visit the store in the next week! Anyway, above are some sketches I did, the first is of my De Clieu takeaway coffee that I sketched without looking at the page. And below that is a sketch I did of the ESS Laboratory couple I saw in De Clieu.
In an attempt to draw more I have started carrying around my sketch book with me, and using it as a journal to sketch and document my world. It’s actually super fun! I will try to share as much of is as I can!
Enjoy your Sunday!
– De Clieu