Month: December 2010

auld lang syne…

auld lang syne…

It’s that time of year when we say goodbye to the old (2010) and welcome the new (2011). I hope you’ve enjoyed my retrospective on the year that was over the past week – I know I’ve enjoyed putting it together. This has been my […]

2010 in review: lusting for

2010 in review: lusting for

Throughout 2010, I posted 42 items that I was lusting for. Amazingly, I have only bought seven of those items (and returned one of those – that would be the Stella for Target ribbon tie dress). Some of the 37 items I didn’t buy because […]

2010 in review: news

2010 in review: news

We’ve covered a lot of interesting news stories this year here on The Dernier Cri so let’s take a look back at some of my favourites. Weird But True #1: Back in April, we learned British computer game retailer GameStation legally owned the souls of […]

2010 in review: fashion

2010 in review: fashion

Given the primary focus of The Dernier Cri throughout 2010 has been on fashion, it would be amiss not to take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about the best looks of the year. I’ll focus only on what I’ve covered through this blog, […]

2010 in review: music

2010 in review: music

Around this time each year, I search through my mind in an attempt to remember the ten best songs I rocked out to / belted out in my car / danced to all night / etc. I take my voting in the Triple J Hottest […]

2010 in review: movies

2010 in review: movies

There’s less than a week left in 2010 so let’s review the best (and worst) of the year, as seen through The Dernier Cri. What better place to start than with movies – after all, my movie reviews have been among the most popular views […]

merry christmas!

merry christmas!

I hope wherever you are this morning – whether your Christmas is white, green, or washed-in like mine – that you are surrounded by your loved ones and having a wonderfully festive day. I’m up in the Sunshine Coast hinterland with the boy’s family while […]

gift idea #24: last minute gifts

gift idea #24: last minute gifts

It’s Christmas Eve and you still haven’t got your gifts sorted. Despite my fantastic help (if I do say so myself) throughout the whole of December, you still have no idea what to give everyone (click here for a refresher). Or perhaps you had an […]

gift idea #23: get baking!

gift idea #23: get baking!

Christmas is only two sleeps away and the stores are complete and utter madness. If you’ve left your Christmas shopping to the last minute, why not bake up something special instead! I’m not the best chef in the world so I’ve turned to my blogroll […]

gift idea #22: the globetrotter

gift idea #22: the globetrotter

You’ve just discovered that your cousin who has been backpacking his way around the world is now going to be home for Christmas. You haven’t bought him anything yet and it’s too late to guarantee online deliveries will make it. So what do you get […]

gift idea #21: the anthro addict

gift idea #21: the anthro addict

Ok, I’ll admit up front that this is more of a “lusting for” post than a “gift ideas” post but I know I’m not the only Anthropologie addict out there so there’s a good chance somebody on your list is too. In exciting news, the […]

gift idea #20: the shopaholic

gift idea #20: the shopaholic

Shopaholics can be among the most difficult people to buy gifts for because whenever they find something the like, they buy it for themselves! Instead of trying to beat her to the store to buy that new thing she has to have, why not give […]