Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Shoe Day

This week is nuts! With so much winter stock flooding through our doors at birdmotel, fashion week in full swing, and appointments to see summer 08, it is pretty hard to concentrate. Went to the Flamingo Sands show today (more on them later), and wore my new shoes purchased from Country Road on the weekend. They are pretty comfy for a wedge, especially when worn with wool tights as pictured.

Not as comfy as the havaiana's though. Havaiana have set up a custom-bar at fashion week, where delegates can pick and choose their own colour combination and have it made right in front of their eyes. I went for tone silver/gunmetal, in the new slim line design. Come on summer....oh yeah, right, winter hasn't even begun.

Sunday, 27 April 2008


I just want everything in Jane Mayle's Spring 08 collection!

Having been an admirer of her clothing (and shoes!) since she first launched in the late 90s with her Phare label. I can still remember the small article I read about her in US Harper's back then, and thinking 'wow, she has that sweet mixed with masculine, NY thing, so perfect'.

I just love the cut-outs* in this new range, the slight 70s edge with romantic detailing. I am especially lusting after the black tie-ankle pants...but I don't think the average Aussie girl is brave enough to try this style of pant. Too edgy? What shoes do i wear with them? Maybe because you do need to be tall to pull them off successfully? Pity because I think we'll see a lot of them coming through for next summer, but I probably won't end buying any for birdmotel because no one will buy them.

*The first cream dress pictured reminds me a lot of Milk and Honey's Comet Cut Away Dress.