WLG brought this new ring in to show me yesterday. It's the one pictured in the top right hand corner. It is huge, and beautiful. I think the middle stone is a tourmaline, with pavé set black diamonds covering the oxidised silver boarder. White diamonds are set on all four edges of the ring too!
The other two rings are our wedding rings.
Go visit WLG in his new city store, Metal Couturier, Shop 48, Royal Arcade 335 Bourke St. Vic. 3000.
So I went to Camp Elsewhere. We slept in a van, which was pretty comfy, WLG makes a good campsite companion. I was convinced to go mainly because Mojo Juju and also the Sugar Fed Leopards were playing, and it was enchanting, absolutely! Camp Elsewhere WINS!!! Even despite the fact that it rained quite a bit, hence it was muddy and pretty cold.
I was completely confused as to what to wear to attend a music festival in the winter... Drawing above is what I settled on. I borrowed some real furs, a long-ish jacket and a massive stole, after trying in vain to find some high heeled gumboots I unearthed my old trusty black patent leather high heeled Dr Martens, on zee body I wore an Edgeley maroon velvet catsuit (with thermal underwear underneath) matching tassel earrings, cashmere fingerless gloves made out of old jumpers, and the biggest hair I could muster in the drizzle.
Mojo Juju blew us away, as usual, Sugar Fed Leopards were divine (Stephanie Brett is a genius), I'd never seen Puta Madre Brothers before and they were hilarious and brilliant, I'd never heard of Delaney Davidson before and now I am a complete convert, all by himself on stage, making a huge and beautiful sound, Richie 1250 & the Brides of Christ ("Walk the Whippet" is still in my head), Gasoline Stew and the Dump (anyone who wears a wig back to front and brushed over their face whilst playing petrol cans as drums is good in my book) oh and there were so many more!
Camp Elsewhere THANK YOU!
Did I mention there was a powder room where you could get your hair set, your make up done and/or your nails painted?!?! Argh THE BEST
Marawa the Amazing and House of Hot Breath have joined forces to create Hoop Fighter 2, tell me this doesn't make you happy?!?! Were you hanging out in Video Game Arcades in 1992...?
Game Over Marawa Wins
Oh there's some custom made Edgeley pieces I made for Marawa in there too! YEAY Double WIN!!
I've gone completely mad for kimono, or I think the shorter ones are called haori. On a weekend in Tasmania recently I bought a beautiful 1960s haori/kimono in black decorated with pastel metallic chrysanthemums. After a bit of trial and error I've settled on wearing it belted, as a dress. I feel so chic! Naturally I then did a little trawl of eBay and acquired two more short black ones, slight variations. Also gorgeous. Then I purchased the above kimono. It's the most intense bright ultra purple blue colour. It hangs off my body like a dream. I was going to wear it as a dressing gown but it's just too divine to cook porridge in.
The ebay purchase, fresh off the boat from Japan, worn with elastic belt and an Edgeley wool mini dress underneath.
The original 1960s chrysanthemum, perfect for watching Cabaret on a Friday night, worn with over the knee socks and a Metal Couture choker.
I rediscovered this book on my bookshelf and started reading it again, (an in depth deconstruction of the history of the kimono by Liza Dalby).
Saturday night kimono wearing called for these YSL stilettos to be pulled out of storage. The old purple enamelled lips!