Month: April 2010

another chance to meet anna wintour

another chance to meet anna wintour

Did you miss yesterday’s post about how to become Anna Wintour’s assistant? Perhaps you just weren’t the lucky bidder who won the experience (for the very reasonable final price of $42,500). If you’re still keen to meet the devil who wears Prada, Ms Wintour is […]

lusting for: mod.cons

lusting for: mod.cons

I’m a sucker for cool homewares, original gifts and quirky cards so it’s no surprise I love Mod.Cons. (Yes, I’m having a “mod” week.) Located on the corner of Ann and Warner Streets in the Valley (that’s Fortitude Valley in Brisbane for out-of-towners), Mod.Cons stocks […]

want to be anna wintour’s assistant?

want to be anna wintour’s assistant?

If you think you can handle the heat better than Andrea in the Devil Wears Prada could, you have until 2.29am AEST to claim your position as assistant to Anna Wintour, Editor in Chief of US Vogue. If the novel is to be believed, you […]

in the news: armani opens first hotel

in the news: armani opens first hotel

Giorgio Armani has this week launched his first hotel, which occupies eight floors of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The 160-room hotel features eight restaurants, a spa and three retail outlets. The designer personally oversaw every detail of the hotel, from […]

drink up: the laneway

drink up: the laneway

After my trip to Melbourne, I’m loving the laneway vibe. It seems Brisbane City Council is sharing my thoughts, with the Vibrant Laneways and Small Spaces project now well and truly underway. Come June 2010, Burnett Lane (that alley between Queen and Adelaide Streets that […]

lusting for: modcloth

lusting for: modcloth

After a Mad Men marathon yesterday, I’m inspired to channel my inner Joan (or inner Betty) and dress up in something a little ladylike and 60s. Fortunately I happened to stumble across ModCloth – an online clothing store specialising in all things vintage, retro and […]

eating out: anouk

eating out: anouk

I love a Sunday brunch with my friends but it’s even better if it’s actually a Monday brunch on a public holiday. This morning a group of us headed down to Anouk in Paddington and even with a group of six, we didn’t have to […]

top tunes: odessa by caribou

top tunes: odessa by caribou

I’m generally a “real instrument” kind of girl but for some reason this electronic tune by Canadian artist Caribou (formerly Manitoba) has got under my skin. It’s been on high rotation on Triple J for a while now but if you haven’t heard it, click […]

in the news: gamers sell their souls

in the news: gamers sell their souls

Have you unknowingly sold your soul lately? British computer game retailer GameStation has revealed it legally owns the souls of thousands of its online shoppers after inserting an “immortal soul clause” into its terms and conditions. Shoppers agreed to the following terms: By placing an […]

at the movies: when in rome

at the movies: when in rome

There are always clues that a movie is going to be bad. For example, the girl who gave me the tickets to this preview said she refused to give me a refund on the two hours of my life if I didn’t like it. Then, […]

in the news: cruz edits paris vogue

in the news: cruz edits paris vogue

Penélope Cruz had the honour of editing Paris Vogue’s May issue, a month typically themed around the Cannes Film Festival. However it appears Ms Cruz may have taken a slightly different focus, with the covers showing an emphasis on (RED) products which raise money for […]

eating out: movida bar de tapas

eating out: movida bar de tapas

MoVida was the highlight of my weekend and I confess it was actually one of the reasons I headed south in the first place (it was a food and wine themed weekend after all). Tucked away in Hosier Lane, not far from Federation Square, MoVida […]