Thursday, 29 January 2009

Shiny happy or is that unhappy people?

The Youth by MGMT show how much fun sparkle can be!

Every winter 09 range I looked at had something sequinned featured, whether it was just a trim or a full spangly dress. But I guess the old saying ‘once bitten, twice shy’ applies to me as a buyer.

You see last winter I ordered a few sequinned pieces for sale on birdmotel, and no one was interested. Why? I don’t know. Maybe because most of the pieces, even the full on silver sequinned dress by One Teaspoon, was designed for day wear.

Confusing, and honestly, who in their right mind would feel comfortable walking down the street wearing that dress in the middle of the day in Australia, blingin’ away. Not many I’d think, no matter how cool you were.

So again, faced with shiny cardigans, jumpers, dresses, skirts, and harem pants, I said ‘no thanks’.

It will be interesting to watch and see if it is picked up by the masses this time around.

It'll be a shame if it isn't, because a little bit of sparkle can be so much fun.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

APC Summer 09

APC Summer 09

Delicious new looks from APC have me lusting after the basics: a black blazer, a classic camel trench, and a plain 70s pocket dress. Love!

Friday, 23 January 2009

Bargain Buy

Black faceted and diamonte ring from Diva, $3!!

I am not really a ring person, but I think I may finally get into them this coming winter. I plan to pile on some extra chunky pieces like this one from Diva. A girl needs to add a bit of bling every now and then, even though she may end up looking like Karl Lagerfeld!

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Is that snow I's just a mirage.

I was seriously struggling to get into winter mode, what with the sweltering heat in the Sydney this week. But I can't ignore it any longer as there are birdmotel winter shoots to complete and stock about to arrive at any moment.

But after spending a solid day yesterday compiling mood boards for the shopalog, and then piecing together outfit ideas from the many clothing and accessory items that we have ordered, I am getting quite excited! There is a lot to like, and a few new designers too, which is great.

I also trawled international online boutiques last night and fell in love with quite a lot. Below is just a small selection of things I want and am inspired by. May have to get a friend to go into Urban Outfitters for me though - hello JM and Bill - as they still don't ship to Australia. What's with that!

Easy tee dress (top) and black lace leggings from Urban Outfitters (bottom)

Cut-Out Bootie from Urban Outfitters and Fringed Shoe Boot from Topshop.

Camera Pendant from The French Factory.

Black Fleece Cape from American Apparel.

Printed and lace tights from Lovecolour-Lovetights.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Wednesday, 7 January 2009


Last night, Franz Ferdinand performed an energetic set at the Enmore in Sydney. They are totally great live, really if you haven't seen them live, you should next time they are in town. Lots of fun and I couldn't stop staring at how fast Nick McCarthy was strumming the guitar. Freaky!

Favourite song of the night: Ulysees.

The support band Temper Trap also impressed me big time. Their song Sweet Disposition has been floating around in my head all day. Check out the video.

What I actually got for my birthday...

Influence by MK and Ashley Olsen from Dan and The Little Black
Dress:Vintage Treasures from Barbara

Vintage 1970s Gold Heart Necklace from my sister, Ros

Handmade Silver Earrings by Polli from Bill

Art Deco Bird Mug and Saucer from my sisters and Bird Oil
Decanter from Mariam

Vintage 60s Pink Sequin and Bead Bag from Paula

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Ohhhh Mr Flowers

So it was birthday yesterday and I asked for Brandon Flowers, but all I got was this GQ photo shoot. Totally hot. Worked for me.

Monday, 5 January 2009

Hi 2009!

Scenes captured in Adelaide in frightening moments of quiet, while away from the desk over the Chrissie break.