I've been listening to these all ladies sing this week. Some classics, and some local Australian girls, Stella Angelico and Kira Puru. These girls can really sing and they write songs to send chills up your spine. Pure GOLD. Love 'em all
These pictures are the fruits of my beautiful friend Maria Flora's creativity. Mariaflora and I used to work together in London and she was a blast, simultaneously wrangling manufacturing factories whilst painting her nails. Now straight outta Athénes Mariaflora and Olivia bring their romantic, esoteric, almost tribal designs printed on all manner of garments. I'm just so in love with the image above. Maori chin art never looked so delicate.
Mariaflora also has the amazing blog, Miss Athénes, I wish she would come and photograph my life and make it look that cool, click HERE to see it.
This looks to be a good watch. I saw John Cooper Clarke read a poem, do a reading, perform a poem, whatever you call it, it was not like anything I'd seen before. Hit you in the face brilliance. What fantastic hair. A poem called TWAT
Here is the ensemble I dreamed up for the Upcycling project, a Silhouette dress from fabric lying around, buttons thanks to Rose Chong Costumes' odd button collection. The lovely Aleisha Witson came in and helped my sewing buttons and glueing them to sunglasses and shoes, and she also made the dangly earrings out of lots of my old keyrings, paper clips and odd trinkets. On the far left is a leather design by Berri Drum and in the middle a Julia De Ville creation.
A Jenny Bannister design on the right. Go-go!
I must give thanks to the Pearly Kings and Queens for inspiration here!
This Wednesday night I'll be showing one of my creations, made from recycled fabrics, and second hand haberdashery and trinkets, found at flea markets, garage sales, op-shops all over the world and hopefully looking like a brand spanking new ensemble.
There are lots of other fantastic designers showing off their Upcycling skills on the night too including Jenny Banister, Gwendolynne & Richard Nylon, Ess Laboratory, and OTT by Lia T.
Come down if you like, the Hasti Bala bar is worth the trip just on its own, upstairs at the Carlton on Bourke St 6-9pm.
The first time I witnessed the awesomeness that is Stella Angelico was at Rice Queen and I knew it was love. Stella sings my kinda music, man-eating music, soul, lounge, music to wear heels to bed to.
Watch the video and if you're in town, pull out your sequined onesie and come to the Toff in Town for her EP launch. I'll see you there xx
Get tickets HERE
I recently went to Hong Kong, which was great. All those neon signs hanging over the streets (I love neon) escalators instead of foot paths and delicious food.
My favorite shop happened to be Sa Sa, a make up emporium. It stocks all kinds of brands including this Japanese brand Dolly Wink, which I became obsessed with. This girl, Tsubasa Masuwaka is staring out from all of the packaging making funny doll expressions. I looked up how to do this style of drawing yourself a completely new eye shape.