Wednesday, 17 December 2008
Clockwise from top left: Gold Rose Bangle by Bec & Bridge, Gold
Geometric Bangle by Indy C, Thin Floral Cream Bangle and Thick
Red Floral Bangles by Tree of Life.
Can't get enough of bangles at the moment. What is great is all the ones photographed are between $7-$30, so you can afford to really layer them up in different combinations.
I am particularly into those boho-esque floral ones, worked back with metals.
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Our new Christmas shopalog hit the birdmotel website today.
It's got some super gorgeous pieces from One Teaspoon, Tigerlily, Mermaid Sister, Gentle Fawn, Flamingo Sands, Amber and Thomas, Indy C, Erana and Daska, and Trinket.
I can't believe there is only 10 days to Christmas!
Sunday, 14 December 2008
From top, clockwise: Jonny Lee Miller, Brandon Flowers, Mark Ruffalo and Jesse Bradford.
It seems I am so predictable when it come to whom I chose to swoon over. Obviously all I want is brown hair, soulful eyes, and cheekbones. Dimples optional.
Imagine if I was in charge of hiring models for our guy's site lazyguy. The results could be hilarious!
Wednesday, 10 December 2008
Teen Vogue, Dec/Jan 2009
Can't get enough of coloured denim at the moment. In particular, I think red denim is, well, red hot!
Just received my latest copy of US Teen Vogue in the mail yesterday, and just had to scan in this pic of Emmy Rossum wearing a cool pair of red skinnies, which look very much like the GRAB Rushcutter Juicy Jeans currently for sale on birdmotel. What I like is that she has made them look a bit girlie, rather than taken the obvious rock-chick styling option.
Ps - Thanks MGMT, you rocked last night!!
Sunday, 23 November 2008
I am just smitten by French magazine Dealer Deluxe. Firstly I adore the cover girl who still looks beautiful even though she is biting her lip and is wearing the best American Indian head piece that I ever laid eyes on.
And the shoots are just so gorgeous, languid, dreamy but gritty, bordering on quirky but with that added pinch of sensuality. Right up my alley! The only problem is that it currently produced quarterly, which means a torturous wait until the next issue.
Sunday, 16 November 2008
Les Chiffoniers Autumn Winter 08/09
Famous for their PVC pant that Kate Moss chose to wear at Glastonbury, this English label's winter collection photographed on Daisy Lowe mixes glossy black, with sequins, silk chiffon and exposed zippers. Perfect for rock stars or those dating a rock star.
You can see more at www.leschiffoniers.com
Friday, 14 November 2008
I am loving both of these books because they are in interview format. Which means I have been able to just pick them up and read as I please.
If you are into photography at all, then you should read Image Makers Image Takers by Anne-Celine Jaeger. Absolutely brilliant, you gain insight into not only the creative process, but also the business side of photography. So if you ever wanted to know what inspires Mario Sorrenti or Anton Corbijn. Or how the picture editor of the New York Times Magazine, Kathy Ryan, makes the decision on who to hire to shoot the next fashion spread? Or how David LaChappelle's brain works? This is the book for you.
Fashion Now: i-D Selects the World's 150 Most Important Designers has drool worthy photography and asks deep questions such as 'Is designing difficult for you and, if so, what drives you to continue? Awesome.
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Monday, 6 October 2008
Thursday, 25 September 2008
Last night in a space that normally is the cool store Somedays in Surry Hills, the Secret Squirrel team - Andrew and Bri - had a party to showcase their new summer 2008 collection. Full of searing bright primary colours in silk and linen, contrasting with black and earthy tones, the range is creative but so wearable. Think simple sexy shapes with quirky touches like oversized bows.
Birdmotel will have pieces from this range available for sale within a week. Stay tuned!
Tuesday, 16 September 2008
Sunday, 14 September 2008
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Photo Credit: Abbey Lee, The Moment Blog, NY Times
The amazing Abbey Lee photographed backstage at New York Fashion week. I remember seeing Abbey a couple of years ago in the Little Lady lookbook - and boy she has come a long way since then. She slimmed down a lot - which she probably had to do to get the work overseas. I don't think she is rake-thin which is good, rather I'd say she still looks healthy...and I guess it has paid off for her. Go Abbey!
This picture of her has inspired me to go in a particular direction for one of our up-and-coming summer shoots for birdmotel. That turquoise green colour is one of my favourites, and in lace it is pretty cool, and suddenly becomes vintage-y.