by Lauren

lusting for: dc comic fashion

May 31, 2010 in fashion by Lauren

When you were a kid, did you tie a towel around your neck and pretend to be a superhero? Well, now Colette is giving you the chance to live out your fantasy in a more fashionable way.

The iconic French store has collaborated with several fabulous designers to celebrate DC Comics’ 75th anniversary. Superhero inspired garments include Green Lantern gloves by Karl Lagerfeld, Plastic Man shades by Thierry Lasry and a dog Batman t-shirt by Lanvin’s menswear designer Lucas Ossendrijver.

My favourite has to be Roger Vivier’s thigh high boots inspired by Catwoman – she may be a supervillan but being bad never looked so good!

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SATC london premiere déjà vu

May 29, 2010 in fashion by Lauren

Is it just me or are there too many similarities between Sarah Jessica Parker’s outfit for the Sex and the City movie premiere in London in 2008 and her outfit for the Sex and the City 2 movie premiere in London this week? The two gowns are quite similar in shape, with both being designed by the late Alexander McQueen (and the one this week even coming from the 2008 spring collection). And despite the flack she copped for her headpiece the first time around, SJP went back to Philip Treacy for another over-the-top headpiece. Personally, I prefer the fresh green 2008 look but what do you think?

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eating out: beccofino

May 29, 2010 in restaurants by Lauren

Back in the day, I used to date an Italian who was passionate about good food, with the benchmark obviously being his Nonna’s secret recipes. As a result, I’m also now quite particular about my Italian food so I went to Beccofino last night, I hoped it would live up to my standards.

The five of us arrived around 8pm to find the restaurant packed out – even the bar had no seats left. We were advised that it wouldn’t be more than about a 40 minute wait so we headed across the street for a few drinks until we got the call that our table was ready.

Was it worth the wait? Undoubtedly. We started with a margherita pizza to share and it was one of the best pizzas I’ve had in a long time – perfect crust, flavoursome sauce, not too much cheese and topped with fresh basil.

My main was equally delectable – I chose the Orecchiette ai Carciofi (ear shaped pasta with artichoke hearts, garlic, chilli, parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs). In fact, it was so tasty that I forgot to take note of what my companions were eating – though admittedly the bottles of Bress Pinot Noir, which went down a little too easily, may have assisted with that.

Taking the wine out of the equation, it was a pretty reasonable night out with food averaging $25 each including the pizza to start. This might just be my new favourite local joint (and it’s even better than Nonna’s).

Beccofino on UrbanspoonWhere to find it: 10 Vernon Tce, Teneriffe
Where to find it online: beccofino.com.au

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in the news: gap stores coming to oz

May 28, 2010 in fashion, news by Lauren

The rumours are true – Gap (that all-American brand we know and love) will be opening its first Australian store in Melbourne’s Chadstone Mall this August. Over the next three to four years, the company plans to open another 10-15 stores across the country including one in Sydney’s Pitt Street Westfield centre.

I’m excited because I’m a big fan of the Gap’s basic tanks and, at this time of the year, I love to snuggle up in their cozy knits (like the knit hoodie in today’s photo, on sale for US$69.95).

No word yet on whether the expansion means we can expect Banana Republic and Old Navy stores down under as well but hopefully the sister stores will follow. H&M take note – Australia is the place to be!

by Lauren

lusting for: count the waves dress

May 27, 2010 in fashion by Lauren

Anthropologie’s June catalogue collection features easy-to-wear yet stylish pieces that are enough to make me wish for warmer weather myself (something that this winter-loving girl never does).

The Count the Waves dress is a perfect example – I love the ruffles on the bodice coupled with the cute row of buttons and wave-bottomed skirt. Simple and elegant yet still fun and summery.

This dress is locked safely away on my wish list waiting for spring – or an impromptu trip to the northern summer!

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