suzy my style icon

M O O N R I S E  K I N G D O M

If you saw my Foto Friday post you would have noticed a silly bathroom selfie where I mention I’m about to watch Moonrise Kingdom. Well since watching it earlier this week, I cannot stop thinking about it. I’ve become obsessed with Wes Anderson and more obsessed with sixties fashion/style/makeup. Even though Suzy is only about twelve I consider her a great style icon for that time. (Yes I know she didn’t exist in the sixties, but she is exactly how imagine people of that time to have been.)

The film is based on an island. These two twelve year olds; Suzy and Sam runaway together and fall in love. It’s so cute.

Below I’ve included some images I found online (from Google Images, not my own images), they’re not chosen at random. The one below is my favourite shot in the whole film. I love how she’s sitting on the rock with her things closely beside her and how she’s looking out and has all that water around her. I’m going to try and draw this and when I do I’ll show you.

Reading is one of my most favourite past times and just love how Suzy just sits there and reads by the window whilst her siblings are around her playing music and doing there own thing.

This part is just adorable and made me laugh, before they start looking at the map Sam just shoves the flowers into Suzy’s hand. Such a romantic gesture but done so casually and kind of without meaning because of the way he just hands them to her.

And in this final image you can see her makeup. I’ve been doing the whole sixties black eye liner this whole week but have been a bit of a chicken and haven’t added any blue, but I’ll get there.

Go the sixties! It would have been great to have been around at that time.

– Juliet x

foto friday

F O T O  F R I D A Y

This week has been a decision making week. Full of stress and serious and not so serious thinking. I am definitely glad that it is Friday.



1.  I like this book. It’s been very helpful. I’ve also read “A New Earth” by the same author and loved that one too.

2. I have the best brother in the world. I hate washing my car, so he always washes it for me.


3. This is a delicious chicken and leek pie from Emporia Cafe in Myer.


4. My friend Emily and myself, just a quick bathroom selfie before watching Moonrise Kingdom.

5. I don’t really like this arrangement and think it’s weird the mannequins don’t have any pants. However, I do love the chair and think if I sketched this it could look quite cool.

6. I want this in my room. I can just imagine coming home and feeling so relaxed and cozy after jumping right onto it. I think the bed covers are from Karen Walker.

7. This is my book purchases this week. I walked into Readings Bookstore in Carlton looking for some answers and walked out with these.

8. My really good friend Badra and I did a cookbook swap. This is Badras Nigella and I gave him Rachel Khoo’s cookbook. I love how he’s got all the tabs on the recipes he’s made and wants to make.

9. I sent a random letter to a girl who’s zine I liked. Exciting enough for me she actually replied and sent me her latest zines. We’ve decided to be pen pals which is even more exciting.

10. My street. My street photo project hasn’t really gone so well. I can’t seem to get my camera to work. I think maybe the battery is just dead. And meanwhile in the last 2-3 weeks the trees already have leaves. It looks so pretty.

11. While I was supposed to be doing my assignment I began dreaming and thinking about things and decided to rename my book.

12. This is my new Deadly Ponies bag. We’ve become quite good friends already.

13. The girl sitting next to me at the tram stop had the coolest shoes. I want them.

14. This is from “The Power of Now”. “So next time somebody says, “Sorry to have kept you waiting,” you can reply, “That’s all right, I wasn’t waiting. I was just standing here enjoying myself – in joy in my self.””



Hope you all have an amazing weekend.


– Juliet x



uninvited frogs here to stay

Z I N E S  ( P R O N O U N C E D  L I K E  M A G A – Z I N E )

It always surprises me when I start talking about Zines and the person I’m talking to has never heard of Zines. I’m surprised because to me they’re just so interesting. They can be really creative and also very simple. They are often very random and to me that’s what makes them so interesting. Everyone should know about them!

It’s basically a self produced publication. Anyone can make a Zine. Its typically in a small booklet form. It can be handwritten, typed, photocopied, pasted, printed or whatever other way you can think of. It can be about anything. You can put in drawings, photos or writing, whatever you want to share.

I found out about them when I first moved to Melbourne. I came across Sticky Institute at Flinders Street Station on my way home from work one day. And I’ve been wanting to submit my own Zine ever since. (Any one can make a Zine. Yes, even you can.) I’ve actually started making mine today, I think I’m calling it “Uninvited Frogs Here To Stay”. I’ll let you know more about it when I’m done (it’s currently in development/production stages).

There was a cool exhibition on street art in Melbourne some time last year and Zines were a part of it. You can see my photos from the exhibit right HERE.

– Juliet x

foto friday is back

F O T O  F R I D A Y

On Friday’s I like to show you what photos I’ve taken using my iphone.

– Juliet x

spaghetti bolognese

S P A G H E T T I  B O L O G N E S E

When I chose this particular recipe I didn’t realise that it had to cook for 2 hours. As a result, last night I didn’t get to eat dinner until 11pm.

From now on I need to remember to read the full recipe ( ingredients and instructions) before I start cooking.

Preparation: 15 minutes

Cooking: 2 hours and 15 minutes

Serves: 6

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

1 carrot, chopped

1 celery stick, chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

500g beef mince

1 cup beef stock

2 x 425g cans chopped tomatoes

1 and a half cups (375ml) red wine

1 teaspoon sugar

500g spaghetti

1. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy-based pan and stir the onion, carrot and celery over medium hear for 5 minutes, or until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.

2. Add the mince and cook over high heat until well browned, breaking up any lumps with a fork. Add the stock, tomato, wine and sugar.

3. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Cook the pasta in boiling water until just tender. Season the sauce and serve with the spaghetti. The sauce can be kept for up to 2 days in the fridge or frozen for up to 2 months

*** I didn’t put wine in my sauce because I didn’t have any, so instead I added half a cup extra beef stock and one cup of water ***

*** I also didn’t add garlic because garlic and I don’t really get along ***

*** It turned out really well ***

– Juliet x


they smell sweet

J O N Q U I L – ( J O N – K W I L L )

I’ve decided that I’ll buy new flowers for my vase almost each week. It will be an easy way for me to learn more about flowers.

These are jonquils, they look similar to daffodils and that’s because they are from the same genus. Jonquils are one of the birth flowers for March and also in China they are a NEW YEAR good luck symbol.

Apparently each flower requires a different amount of water in the vase, with Jonquils it doesn’t really matter how much you fill it.

– Juliet x