Saturday, 23 March 2013

SHOE CAKE!

Anyone for CAKE?

I was looking through my Dropbox and came across some photos that I had forgotten all about and thought might tickle you ;-)
SHOE CUPCAKES
I made these for my nieces 14th birthday - My sister alerted me to the idea with some pictures on my Facebook wall.  Gotta love that Flake heel ;-)
67th Birthday cake I made for Dad - Because he's the king of the castle (we let him think)
 Farewell cake for Lewis "I'm not Mooo-ving far" geddit?
For my Bestie Jacqui - who is a nurse - A medical themed CAKE
Complete with: Stethoscope, band-aids, A pill bottle that says "take one with food"
and a SANITARY PAD - cause that's how I roll.  BTW it was a delicious cake ;-)
I painted this to donate to a charity auction - The Waikato where I'm from in New Zealand is cow farming Country - so I thought this was fitting subject matter!  That's the Waikato river running past behind the cow and Hamilton - my home town - in the background.


My latest picture - just finished it today, paint is wet.  Just did this for fun.

Hope you like the random pictures.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Bath - Not Cartier.

Warning - gratuitous BLING post ahead

Isn't this THE cutest name for a jewelry store - not Cartiers.  It was just a tiny stall in the Guildhall Market in Bath but every square inch of wall, surface and ceiling was covered in the most dazzling array of jewellry!!  I went in with my partner so I only bought these two things, but if I had have been alone, LOOK OUT!

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I've been after a snake bracelet for awhile
now and this one is hinged so you could
wear it on your upper arm as well if you
fancied.
The necklace just dazzled me with its 
sparkly charm so I had to have it ;-)
It's a surprisingly wearable piece,
goes with everything!

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 Bath is of course famous for its Roman Baths built it's believed around 100 AD.
I was there and took hundreds of snaps - naturally - however your'e not permitted to TOUCH the water,
so that was gutting ;-)  You see wonderful warm water - you wanna touch.


















The baths from the terrace and the Abbey which is very cathedral like.

We also stopped in at a pub "The Saracens Head" and I had to
take a picture of the decor in this historic building.  There's a library!

I also stopped by the Fashion Museum!

Trend forecast - What we'll be wearing this year ;-)
Fashion through the decades.

But that's another post my lovelies :-P

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Oh Land for Miss Vogue Aus

Check out Oh Land's shoot for Miss Vogue Australia - these snaps BLEW me away - not to mention the price of the dresses she's donned.  Oh Land is a Danish singer-songwriter and producer based in New York.  Her full name is Nanna oland Fabricius - Nanna!

Check this out:

 Cover - Givenchy by Ricardo Tisci Dress.
 D&G Dress, George Jensen Cuffs.
 Balmain Jacket and Belt, Bassike Pants, George Jenssen Ring
 Calvin Klein Top and Skirt, George Jensen Cuff and bangle.
Alexander Wang Dress, George Jensen Necklaces.

 Balenciaga Dress, George Jensen Necklace and neck cuff.

There is some serious couture here!  

Some retail Inspiration from the shoot

Oh Land for Miss Vogue Aus
 

< Is this not THE most amazing top you ever saw?
Alexander Wang.
And these shoes are sculptural genius.
Roland Mouret.

Are you inspired?

Monday, 18 March 2013

Tenby Shopping Spree - o' ohh

Sweet sweet shopping.

So the Cancer Research shop in Tenby kicks ass!  It's a tiny little shop but it packs a whole lot of delightful fun in there...













Skirt - From Zara - and the mountains of
annoyingly scratchy Tulle I removed
from its lining, much better without.
This is the extent of my sewing/
haberdashery skills :-(

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 Plain black Blazer (dry clean only - bugger)
I'm always after high quality classic items that will transcend trends - Blazers, hello.
 I got these shoes for their DIY potential - but I think I love them the way they are?

 2 Plain singlets - both brand new with their tags attached!

Then just down the road to Peacocks...
This bag is super bright - NEON!!!
 Now these shoes are very similar to my Kurt Geigers (below left) - but I'm going to do a DIY
a la Matter of Style (check her out - she's a GENUIS)


So - I feel better after my little unplanned shopping spree.

 I always do ;-)  ;-)  ;-)

♥  ♥  ♥

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Natacha Marro

        I was happy minding my own business reading my UK March Vogue yesterday when I stumbled across this photo shoot by Mario Testino...


Look at these SHOES

They're by a French designer Natacha Marro now based in England.

Natacha seems to veer toward the fetish end of the scale.

Which suits this editorial quite well.

















She's clearly a genuis.

What do you think of her shoes?