Tuesday, 27 May 2008

How I love you A.P.C

APC Spring Summer 08 collection
Every season I say I am going to buy something from A.P.C France - my friends must be getting so sick of me going on about their classic but quirky fashion. I love this Spring Summer 08 collection so much, in particular the two floral dresses. I swear, this time it will be all mine!

Monday, 26 May 2008

Big thanks

Just want to thank everyone who voted for birdmotel in the latest Shop Til You Drop Magazine poll. Although we didn't win, we happily made the finalist list for Best Australian Online Store. That's pretty cool.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Lovers Electric

Last night I went to along to see Lovers Electric play at the Sandringham Hotel in Newtown. Except, the Sando (as it is known) advised that they had been dropped and could no longer play at the venue. What!?

But you know, sometimes things do happen for a reason. Instead they craftily pasted a sign over the billposter outside the hotel advising that they will be playing down the road, inside a cosy vintage store called Chasing Stella. A big group of us headed down there at 9.30, to be greeted by the band, wine, jelly beans and lighting provided by candles and fairy lights. Sweet. Take that big, smelly ugly pub!

The couple, originally from Adelaide, only just landed in Sydney after a stint in London. Bill has been raving about them for some weeks, and they did not disappoint live, made greater by the intimate space. Eden has great style (probably something to do with the fact that she was a fashion designer in the UK) and David is both talented and lovely.

They even broke for an intermission of bingo….which birdmotel model Louise won. Some people are just born beautiful and lucky!

They have just been signed by Sony and will be releasing an album in July. You can find out more about them or listen to their music on their website www.loverselectric.com.au

Best part, I got to mix music with vintage shopping. As we staggered out at 12pm, I couldn’t help myself from buying this amazing handbag. Score!

Friday, 9 May 2008

This is no ugly Betty

Quirky French girl whose style I adore.

Her blog is http://www.leblogdebetty.com/ if you want to see more...but beware, she's addictive!

Sunday, 4 May 2008


Truly inspirational photography by Cass Bird for the US tee label Sophomore.

Saturday, 3 May 2008

My heart and head...

Here are my favourite picks from Rosemount Australian Fashion Week.

Left to right: zimmermann, one teaspoon, zimmermann, flamingo sands
As always, my heart is drawn to bright colour and anything 70s pretty. I am especially lusting after what walked down the runway at Zimmermann. What is it about faded florals, bleached denim and anything with a vintage inspired print, that I just can't get enough of?

Left to right: ruby smallbone, illionaire, life with bird, kate sylvester
But... I think the tougher black, white and jersey looks are really where my head wants to head for summer 08. Aren't those grey marle pants by Kate Sylvester just perfect. I don't think I would be able to pull them off with the plaid blouse, but with a simple white cami, yes! I must have them!

Photo Cred: vogue, news

Friday, 2 May 2008

Oh Goodie Goodies

So, I should be alright for hair product for the next year! My favourite goodies found in the bags? An adorable black satin bow belt from Talulah, and the Gorman organic tea (i'm addicted to it).

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Flamingo Sands and One Teaspoon

Flamingo Sands Summer 08, taken from my seat at RAFW

So we are stocking Flamingo Sands for Summer 08, and their RAFW show yesterday confirmed for me that it is 'right' for birdmotel. A lot of the styles I have already placed on strutted down the runway in a flurry of colour and glitter: a rainbow stripe bandeau bikini, a cheeky red and strawberry printed string bikini, and a low slung boyleg bikini in their trademark glossy jungle/ floral collage print. I am suitably excited to have their sexy swim hit our site in September.

The One Teaspoon show started with an amazing animation set to Elton John's Tiny Dancer. Maybe I am a geek for appreciating all the work that would have gone in to it, as no-one else seemed that taken by it??

Even though the seating made it almost impossible to see anything clearly, a couple of things really have stuck in my mind from the One Tea collection:
A jersey pink mini dress with dangly ties
Black leather shorts
Super baggy 3/4 cuffed pants
Those gladiator boots and shoes (will find out if they plan to produce them next week at my private showing)

Going to check out the show that Talulah are taking part in later this afternoon. They are getting quite a bit of press and am considering them for birdmotel. Would love to know if anyone has any thoughts. Has anyone heard of them?