Month: September 2010

design an outfit for florence

design an outfit for florence

I’m a big fan of Florence and the Machine. Aside from the most powerful white-girl voice ever and a head of flaming red hair, Florence Welch also boasts a fabulous eclectic style. Now you have the chance to contribute your own creative genius to Florence’s […]

in the news: a model stuff-up

in the news: a model stuff-up

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Sarah Murdoch, host of Australia’s Next Top Model, accidentally said the wrong model’s name when she was reading out the winner last night. Oops! It would be so easy to insert a blonde/model/yo-mama joke in here but the […]

in the news: where australia shines

in the news: where australia shines

From the people who brought you the best job in the world comes the first new brand for Australia’s sunshine state in over a decade – Queensland, Where Australia Shines. In the interests of full disclosure, I should reveal that Tourism Queensland hands me my […]

lusting for: harbingers of fall dress

lusting for: harbingers of fall dress

Why does my Mondayitis always lead me straight to the Anthropologie website? It’s as though there’s some magnetic attraction that kicks in as the exact moment I realise my deadlines are looming and there’s absolutely nothing I can do to resist. The source of today’s […]

eating out: little greek taverna

eating out: little greek taverna

Last Thursday, my girlfriends took me out for an early birthday dinner at a place that will now be known as my favourite West End restaurant – the Little Greek Taverna. Nestled on the corner of Browning, Melbourne and Boundary Streets, this little piece of […]

in the news: it’s my birthday!

in the news: it’s my birthday!

Yes, ladies and gentlemen of the blogosphere, it’s my birthday! I love birthdays – both my own and those of other people – and am known to channel Lily from How I Met Your Mother on my own yearly celebration (see video below). The boy […]

lusting for: meteorologist necklace

lusting for: meteorologist necklace

It’s been raining all week in Brisbane and while there is a cheeky bit of sunshine peeking through as I type, the wet weather is predicted to stick around for some time yet. Now, I’m no meteorologist – even if I’m predicting (AKA hoping for) […]

in the news: butterfly clip diplomacy

in the news: butterfly clip diplomacy

I appreciate that Hillary Clinton took it upon herself to prove my point from yesterday’s post – women can’t get a break when it comes to what they choose to wear to work. The US Secretary of State wore a butterfly clip to the UN, […]

in the news: working girl fashion

in the news: working girl fashion

Two weeks ago, I wrote a post about how it is possible to be both intelligent and interested in fashion – and that intelligent people can consciously use fashion to influence how others perceive them. Following on from that, I’d like to discuss the issue […]

spring into spring in brisbane

spring into spring in brisbane

Spring has sprung in Brisbane (albeit a wet and dreary season right now) so here’s my pick of the best ways to welcome in the new season: – Pull on your heels for Brisbane’s Inaugural Stiletto Run at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday 2 October. […]

eating out: ginga emporium

eating out: ginga emporium

Where do you go for date night when one of you feels like sushi but the other wants something hot and greasy? The recently-opened Ginga at Emporium apparently. Unlike its sister store at Southbank, Ginga at Emporium feels quite cozy and would be perfect for […]

lusting for: french sole’s 21st birthday

lusting for: french sole’s 21st birthday

Ever since April (when I was told I needed to stop wearing heels every day because constantly wearing 6″ heels had damaged the ligaments that held my big toe in place causing it to pop out – ewww!) I’ve been on the look out for […]