Wednesday, February 23, 2011

There's not much to say at the moment. We're all just watching and waiting. Our country is calm and safe and, above all, small. We all know someone who knows someone. We've crowded around the TV and radio, waiting to hear more. I've spent the last couple of days working with eleven year olds, and today had to start answering questions about the earthquake. I tried to focus on good things, like the way everyone is pulling together to help, how they're looking out for one another. But I know those kids will go home, turn on the television and see it all. They'll feel that visceral pain we're all feeling at the moment, of seeing your country literally torn apart, ripped at the seams, collapsed in a heap. 

At the moment, they need money. You can donate to the red cross, or click here for more information.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

do it for yourself

 I'm not much of a jewellery wearer, but I do like to look at it... I particularly like looking at these colourful chunky tribal numbers from Proenza Schouler's Resort 2011 collection. I love big statement necklaces and plan to collect many for when I am a much older lady, with a grey bob.

Anyway the reason I'm posting them is because I just discovered this DIY on Honestly...WTF and I think it's great. I also think their other DIYs are great and am feeling rather inferior in my lack of craftiness/motivation/materials. I did pick up last years knitting last night though, it's a start.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

I know. I KNOW.


They look better on. 

I know that I am not really a Karen Walker girl. I think you have to be a certain type of girl to wear her clothes and I am just not that type of girl. I am, however, a Beau Coops girl. I'm also an Agent 99 girl, a That Girl girl, a Mary Tyler-Moore girl and an Elaine from The Graduate girl and therefore I really am a Karen Walker x Beau Coop girl and I wish they weren't five hundred dollars because then I would buy them and wear them everyday.


Saturday, February 12, 2011

the clouds have lifted

And if my friends aren't too hungover, we're going to drive to the quarry for a swim under the willow trees. We'll listen to this song on the way up.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

i like today

Things that are making me happy right at this moment are:
 This dress from Deyrolle pour Opening Ceremony

 The work of Diana Drake

Warpaint, who were better last night than I'd even hoped (and I had high hopes). I've been wanting to see them play ever since Natalie put Billie Holiday on a mix she made our friends for their engagement a year ago. They make beautiful music and look like girls I would like to be friends with.

Emma Stone. Han went on and on about Easy A whhile she was here and I was skeptical, but I finally watched it and I loved it and am quite comfortable saying she is the new LiLo and it is the new Mean Girls.

reliving my youth

I turned 25 in January, and celebrated by moving to my Dad's house. I'm trying not to feel weird about missing out on fun, which is probably the thing about living at home that trips me up the most: sober-driving home a bit earlier than usual, or committing to a taxi home before everyone gets a second wind and stays out all night. I've become really comfortable on the couch, I weep over Catelynn and Tyler on 16 and Pregnant and watch far too much Jersey Shore.* Dad's house has a hammock to lie in, an elderly cat to befriend, a kitchen full of healthy food. I've paid off my credit card. The best thing about my Dad's house is my Dad, though. I haven't lived with him for more than four days at a time since I was ten. I get to hear the best, most punny Dad jokes before anyone else. So all in all, I think this is a good thing. 
*and feel vaguely and confusingly attracted to The Situation

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


I really like Rodarte. They did the ballet costumes for Black Swan and they've recently collaborated with Opening Ceremony. In case you didn't know.

Monday, February 7, 2011

this is not edgy


From a 2009 Harpers Bazaar, celebrating Sesame Street's 40th birthday.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

oh jeez where have you been

In the weeks/months since I posted anything (regularly) on this blog not a lot has happened, but I've had a pretty nice time. Han visited and we ate out every single day, every single meal. The highlight being a meal of cheese, mozzarella to be precise. Three fist sized balls of mozzarella and then two ginormous pizzas covered in the stuff, along with mushrooms and a few other things, which I couldn't get through but Han put in a stand-out effort and so we managed to leave almost empty plates. A bottle of dusky pink rose on the side and a montenegro to follow. It's a digestive so the whole point is it helps you digest the mountians of cheese you just consumed. In the rain on a little table outside under a tree. With a waiter who seemed abrupt, gruff even, but loved us actually because we are two young ladies dressed nice for a saturday night. A taxi and a cocktail roumored to revive corpses. Not us though, too full of cheese and wine and more cheese we ended it all with a midnight chai and a balmy stroll home and the next day Han went home to New Zealand.
I moved house, finally, it's small and delightful. I went to the Shout Out Louds, Beach House and Andrew WK. The night Andrew WK played was definitely the best night out I have had in forever. I got a cold on the hottest day, I went to the pools, a lot, I didn't cook a meal probably this whole time. I got my hair cut. It's not 'short' any more, more what could be considered 'shoulder length' (it's actually a tiny bit past my shoulders though, just so you know). I thought about posting something on this blog. I went outside and read in the sun. I drowned in hundreds of pages of watercolour. I made new friends. I hung out with girls, so many girls, all the time, this is new for me. I booked a trip back home in March (5 weeks Han!!) and I searched for shoes that would please everybody. I thought about posting something on the blog. Our friend's baby was born. It rained, torrentially, and flooded. Not as badly as in Queensland but it's still been pretty crazy. My housemate's car floated down the street. Not outside our house though, at her parents', in the suburbs. I made marmalade. You can try some at a cafe in Collingwood where our friend works, it's delicious I think (I haven't had any since we put it in the jars but it was pretty marmaladey, so if you're into that sort of thing then it's probably still delicious).