Saturday, November 14, 2009

Runway 12.11.09

Thursday night found us ladies strutting and styling around Mynt Lounge for the Runway fashion show. Panicked, Perfected and Proportioned all at the same time the ladies did a fantastic job of styling it down the runway the way I liked!

Makeup was dazzeled and inspired by famous dolls of past and present with up do's to create a fresh young look which was widely accepted.

Showing a few pieces from the Carnival range and few new add in specialities the show ended in fine style and a disco to follow soon after.

A big thankyou to Bianca Morsello, Molly Sweeting and Renae Bernado for being effortlessly gorgeous and primed in time. And also a thankyou to Jade Coulter - for keeping my head sane and pulling me into gear back stage!

Stay tuned for the professional shots shortly...
x !

feathered feline...
Ladies of the night!
Leggy Dolls who make me all of a sudden appear extremely short!

Fabulous Emily Bee who styled in our style for the evening xx!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Wishing you were in the age of Innocence...

Who hasn't wanted to be prom queen... in your tulle delight and princess tiara, isnt it every little girls dream right? It seems to draw from a fairy tale innocence that has been built over my decades of social myths.
Innocence is a funny word, it can be interpreted in many ways and many likes. It can come in the form of your actions, personality and definatley the way in which you dress to impress.

Some of us prefer to tap into our inner innocence by portraying hues of behaviour, styled by elegant fits and coloured in taste. Others, on the other hand prefer to break styles, forget the rules and lose respect for themselves. Just because you have grown up, doesn't mean you have to stuff up.

Personally, I prefer pretty 1950's styled frocks...they tend to leave you in a state of wishing you were in the age of innocence. Perfect in elegance with a tapered waist, full bust and skirt will do bring out the lady in you. Lovely for Spring and Eclectic enough to cause a stir these antique darlings always play fair.

Dress nicely and play nicely...

For Tracey, my other lover of all things tullescent...

Hairspray - the best ode to the full skirt on the modern Silver Screen!

Grease Barbies!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

When Lightning Strikes...

There is nothing worse than rain drops and thunder in times of disco desire... It squashes your hair's ego and your bronzer turns into messy trickles of gold. It's a complete mojo killer after you have spent the time to do disco-glam.
However, when severe flashes of lightening zigzagger across darkened midnight skies, the adrenaline does start to build. As a lover of fashion and anything that stylishly flys through, that very same kind of adrenaline flows through me when showstopper makes its mark.
A few little specials that have got my adrenaline going as of recent involve large shoulders (and a tiny waist), anything Balmain or Chanel, bodycon dressing, anything BeDazzelled (studs, rhinestones, bling what have you) and a little bit of lightning...
For your viewing pleasure at this ridiculous hour...


Bedazzled and Bemused @ Balmain...

Chanel Couture...

hoping that this kind of lightning may just strike...

BodyCon at it's Saturday night best!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Miss Momsen...

Completely loving Miss Taylor Momsen in her very swish Versace at the Whitney Museum Launch - Versace in fact does win hands down each time, and so does this little uber blonde when it comes to the style stakes...

I'm not sure whether its her fabulous long blonde locks working in unison with killer makeup application that captivate me or her fantastic right on point of style each time... playing the fashion-driven Jenny Humphrey on GG sure has her styling life in character.

Loving her Momsen-Manoever on this elegant Versace gown styled with the fishnets, how so elegant and euro-trashed at the same time - which sums Versace right up. Oh, and also loving her Barbie doll pink mini with matching lipstick - barbied out, but we all love it.

For your viewing pleasure...

x !

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Jump Around...

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Thoroughly enjoying Jumpsuits at the moment, or whatever you may refer to them as.... (Playsuits, Onesies, Rompers, HappySuits... etc)

There is something undoubtably disco about any ensemble whether it be from now or from a special time ago, some either Love them, Hate them or are just plain scared of them.

Forever Classic in Black seems to always make a statement, teamed with a plunging neckline and a bare back do indeed take my frivilous fancy. The current issue of Vogue perfects Catherine McNeil across the cover in a Louis Vuitton statement piece, ever so now and ever so back then in fruitful fuschia. All this current emphasis has reminded me of a similar black version I picked up in a vintage store a few years back, I think it's time I resurrected it from the depths of my wardrobe!

The best place to look for vintage playsuits is in fact online, I have pursed a few dazzelers via the internet and have been pleased with the results! There are also a few of the major chainstores running them, but chances are you may run into another fashionista wearing your fantastic find!

Whether you prefer short leg, long leg, strapless, halter, patterned or plain there is a jumpsuit for all..

Don't be scared of them... they are really harmless and alot of fun...

...happy viewing...


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Energised by...

Motivation can be defined as the energising force that activates or triggers behaviour, which provides purpose, direction and drive to that behaviour (Quester 2009)

We all come from different places and all want different things, so when it comes down to it…what energises you to get your motivation moving?
Knowing that the weekend weather is looking sunny and surreal, wanting to get that fantastic promotion or maybe… for you fashion lovers, a run down on the new seasons trends and looks that will revive any lost soul!
Apparently denim is getting skinnier and shinier (get your shoe horn out, because you may need it to squeeze into these babies), everything is over be-dazzled (Who hasn’t wanted to dress like they did on Dynasty) and print (PUCCI!) is creating a perfect puzzle as to what to style it with.

For some, these looks energise and electrify us into realms of style havens, where we dream about where we will parade these imaginary looks right into life.

Currently energising…
x !

Friday, October 9, 2009

This evening... le disco

This evening… is le disco, ladies it’s time to get on your fashionables and tease your hair to heights that match your towering stilettos. In our stylish city of Melbourne, the individuals that float across dancefloors, stand pretty on podiums or that rock out in secret locations all seem to promote their own look through style and image. This makes our fine town quite competitive within its reaches for those who like to roar up the style stakes.

Whether you prefer a palette of colour, marvellous metallics or ever-classic black your own style is tuned in to what you feel, see, prefer and aspire to be.

With summer not to far away and today’s Moody Melbourne Weather looking sunny and surreal for today, I’m feeling a bright vibe for the evening to tie in with the feel.

What will you aspire to tonight?
x !

tropicana's where I lost my heart? You could only hope so in times like this...

A Marvllous Maxi to meet you at the Love Parade... Simple Summer Shades of Sky Blue, Lovely Lemon and Perfect Peach...
or some of Barbarella's Lollypop Love... in Shock Red teamed with Beautiful Boolywood Charm...

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Living Life Through Lavender Tinted Shades...

Sneaking back to American Rag earlier in the week I discovered these fabulous original 70’s NOS (New Old Stock – as my father likes to refer to vintage car parts as) Lavender sunglasses. Only did I pick them up for a giggle and laugh, they actually did take my fancy. Very Nicole Richie does 70’s pastille and from Italy themselves!

The best thing about my little (large actually) Italian specs, is that when you put them on, your whole world turns Lavender. The horizon becomes nothing but lavender skies, my cream car laughs in Lavender and my hair looks like I have one of the Magical Silver Purple Rose tints in it. If living a life of Lavender is this good, then what is stopping me from going forward, as nothing now will hold me back.

My Lovely Lavenders let me see no evil, hear no evil or be no evil. Forever farewell to the bad, and hello to the new. The carousel has now started, spinning around in all its magical glory…I’m on board and I truly hope you will join me.
And I will live my life through lavender tinted shades and be only the things I want to be.

x !

Monday, September 28, 2009

the legacy of barbarella

So here I give you what I have been working on the last few months, a small intricate collection of the colours, silhouettes and dolls I love…

Inspired by a Fashionable Carnival of colour, for those who adore fashion and require something a little bit different...

For girls who want to clearly just want to dance and prance...

All sales enquiries to

ps - you can now also become a fan on facebook for you online socialite types!

x !

Sunday, September 27, 2009

because leopards never change their spots...

Like most ladies, I have a servere addition for high heels, the higher the more exciting and the more costly… the bigger the head rush. Christian Louboutin, an icon in his own right, and in my terms ‘the king of high heels’ seems to tip the top of stiletto mountain. A destiny set in stone, influenced by the things he loved and adored around him, he was surely destined to be something spectacular. Ladies from around the globe know that this name is synonymous with style, success, confidence and not to mention a red sole.

Louboutin styles that always flash in my mind, the ever classic black patent ‘decolette’, or the disco-like ‘Bling Bling’ peep toe pumps and I can’t forget, the striking yet defiant Leopard Pigalle. Anything that propels you approximately 5 inches into the super model stratosphere takes my fancy any time.

These heeled statues inspire me from one reason to the next, from the next outfit, the excitement of possibly owning a pair and how long I will have to starve for so I can add another to my collection!

As we waltz throughout our life (high-heeled or not) we all wonder what has influenced us to take the paths in which we action today, and will proceed with tomorrow. Family, friends, enemies, mentors, celebrities, teachers, heroes, icon’s all seem to contribute to the person that we want to grow up into, want to be remembered by, whether it be for better or for worse. Do some people just seem to have a lucky start in life, while others seem to struggle with things that come so easy to some? Do you want to be the best you can be, or will you sit back and just accept what you have and where you are, and simply just not try anymore. How are you motivated to get what you want out of life, if on the wrong path, can you change to make a stronger destiny for yourself or will you just let fate be your mate.

They say time can change people, that time apparently heals deep wounds and that time makes you grow up, whether you want to or not. Time also gives you the chance to develop within yourself, to find the person you are and realise what you need and what you don’t need. We do however, need people who will support us, look after us and inspire us on our journeys throughout life.

And as for me, I’ll be behaving myself so I can have these fabulous leopard print darlings, and as they say sadly ‘Leopards never change their spots’, but I’ll leave that up to you to decipher.
x !

Friday, September 25, 2009

my legacy...

The last few weeks, I have been a little bit busy… working on a small, intricate collection to please those like to style and dial…

Inspired by colours of the carnival, contrasting hues and subtle lines these looks are for those who prefer to parade perfectly with pleasure.

Stay very very tuned – in the meantime, keep dancing and prancing...

x !

worn by the Beautiful Bianca and Eclectic Emily

Friday Night Wants...

Strutting around Southgate on a Friday night makes you open your eyes to things you should need not see, but want… for us… the one and only American Rag – home to very vintage apparel.

If you prefer to prom-queen it for the 50’s, swing through the 60’s, disco around the 70’s and trash-pash-it through the 80’s then this in your place of purchase. With divine vintage pieces salvaged from thrift shops around NYC it’s definitely worth the splurge. (yes, this is your chance to get a bit of Carrie Bradshaw vintage a little more closer to home!)

The great thing about vintage is, when you love something you just really have to have it – reasons being:

· because it’s something completely different and close to a one off
· or, you know this is your one and only chance to have it… (couldn’t have someone else running of with your new found collectable)
· or for some, to feel a part of a world from a long time and place ago.

97% of all vintage garments in proper vintage shops are classic, and that is the most clever thing about them – they don’t date, they continuously please crowds, and you don’t ever seem to want to part with them. They are almost like a collectable, for those of you who adore fashion.

And with that, I’ll leave you with Carmela… who is in completion admiration for this fabulous tangerine toca 60’s shift…

P.S – check out the 70’s floral flutter sleeve dress on the right… too good…


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Perfect Proenza...

Thanking Proenza Schouler for their fantastic collection shown at NY Spring Fashion Week. Playing down the cool end of the spectrum with shades of livid Lime, creepy cobalt, along with ecstatic animal prints all paved the way for this standout collection. Something about it reminds me of the ‘end of transmission’ signal when Saturday morning Rage finished – for those of you who are ripe enough to remember.

Feeling the fringing teamed with the uber short hemlines – tells me that uber bold is in for the long run. Marvellous Metallics in shades of onyx, emerald and sapphire… loving the black cat tights teamed with these eccentric electric ensembles inspires me from deep within.

So… I’ll leave you to take in the electicity



Friday, September 18, 2009

Stilletto Stalking

August, September brings all of the new goodies into the stores for the spring…stilettos in particular. We go in to these houses of heels hoping to find the perfect heeled delight for the season to come. This brings me to the subject of stiletto stalking – where one hunts out, finds, justifies and pursues the stiletto.

Too much colour for the heel has taken my fancy this spring – anything in a pop-tastic shade of rainbow from perfect pink to shock blue has had me in total despair. Toodling around last weekend I discovered these barbie-like neon pink wonders… I’m liking the arch, the wearable height, and of course… the sunglasses required hue. Tip – if you lose me next time you’re out, turn the lights out and look for these glowing girls!

Next on my list – another pair of Emilio Pucci’s for the collection (I will tell you all about my love for the master of colour and print in time soon to come). There is no actual need for this purchase, just a high in fluctuated desire, it’s been over a year since the last Pucci-Purchase and must satisfy my needs. With my severe want for colour this season and stand out shoes, why not pursue Pucci?

Apparently stilettos were invented by a man, and crazed feminists call them sexist – I call them pure genius, when you are 5ft 3” (or maybe 4” – never be honest about your height), a stiletto pops you right up in there, into the super-model stratosphere.

Would you like to join me in stiletto stalking? I say some of us were born to wear stillettos!

x !

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

to reach for the stars...

A friend recently said to me 'we can always do better, it's just what we choose to settle for...'

In our realms of high expectations, conspicuous consumption and deemed attention we all want the very best - no matter what it takes for some. Whether the very best be in education, a career, social peers, a partner, who we wear or what we heel it around in. Some tend to be extreme extroverts and thrive off material possessions, while others tend to want to succeed with intangible interests.

We all have own measures as to what is acceptable and how far we will drive ourselves to reach for the stars. In a world of fashion sometimes the very best comes at a high price - whether that be financially or in other terms. It's not always about who you wear, but how you wear it...

Leaving you with some of my fatal favories - only the very best...

Friday, September 11, 2009

Live Happy... Love Happy...

‘Everything in here just makes me happy,’ Jade squeals as she delightfully pulls off the rack a cream filigree bodice come 50’s style black tulle dress . The Alannah Hill boutique is filled with perfect spring reasons to want absolutely everything in there. From satin-flower-pop head pieces, or her beautifully-bowed belts or graceful girlie gloves, we all seem to want to play dress ups in her magical empire. This empire seems to be the perfect grounding for inspiration come Melbourne’s Spring Racing season, which is not too far away.

Down at the Fame Agenda Boutique I fell in love with this gorgeous Camilla and Marc ballerina belle. Three fine layers of dove-grey tulle, a bodice which portrays classic beauty teamed with a perfect hemline inspires me for this spring. The beautiful cut of the dress, the fine tulle and magical vibes of this ballerina piece make me happy and want to have it. But back to reality, I don’t really need it, shouldn’t drop the dollars and I have something very similar in another shade at home. Disappointment strikes as I place this belle back on the rack, but I know it’s for the best.

What makes you happy and makes you smile? Are their certain vices in your life that can take you away for a split second from reality. Whether your vice may be in fact destructive to yourself or to your pretty purse and ultimately even to your self-esteem, are you strong enough to say no when it’s time. When you sit back and think about it, do these things or people (in some cases) really make you happy.. or are they just a mask to cover something else you’re trying to get away from.

I guess when all else fails purchase what you like… if it makes you happy, makes you look fantastic and sends you on a fashionable high, then why not take the ride…

Live happy, love happy, do happy as you would want others to do to you…

… do whatever it takes

x !