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flooding in my street this morning

flooding in my street this morning

I still have power for the moment so I thought I’d share a photo from this morning. This is me at the end of my street in Fig Tree Pocket, Brisbane at low tide this morning – the water you see came up really quickly […]

major flooding in brisbane

major flooding in brisbane

Hello readers, just a quick note to let you know that my hometown of is expecting catastrophic flooding over the next few days. There will almost certainly be power cuts to my area from this morning as a result so if I’m offline for the […]

in the news: rain rain go away

in the news: rain rain go away

It’s been a tragic 24 hours here in Queensland, where we’ve been suffering severe flooding across the entire state (which is the same size as Texas) for the past two weeks. Flash flooding has killed at least eight people and 72 are still missing – […]

lusting for: beyond the quarter

lusting for: beyond the quarter

It seems my new year’s resolution to buy only accessories lasted just a few days – I caved at the first Anthropologie sale of the year last Tuesday! I did manage to pick up the A Winter’s Night Skirt (which I’ve been lusting for since […]

friday film: the sartorialist

friday film: the sartorialist

Everyone’s favourite street photographer Scott Schumann (AKA The Sartorialist) is the star of the newest short film in Intel’s Visual Life series. It’s really interesting to listen to the man himself talk about his work, his blog and how he got to be where he […]

best dressed at the people’s choice awards

best dressed at the people’s choice awards

As promised, I will be making more of an effort to report on the red carpets this year. Fortunately, I haven’t had to wait long at all, with the People’s Choice Awards held today (Australian time) in Los Angeles. If you want to know who […]

at the movies: the king’s speech

at the movies: the king’s speech

I’ve been looking forward to seeing The King’s Speech ever since I saw the trailer back in October. It opened here in Australia on Boxing Day, so the boy and I headed along to see whether it lived up to the hype. After about 40 […]

the anthropologist goes fishing

the anthropologist goes fishing

Now that we’re back to work after the holidays and into the new year, I think we all deserve a bit of a distracting treat. Anthropologie’s blog, The Anthropologist, has commissioned an amazing series of photographs for its January feature, continuing its mission of championing […]

lusting for: disheveled by design

lusting for: disheveled by design

One of my new year’s resolutions is to cut back on the amount I spend on clothes. I have a full wardrobe (so full, in fact, that I’m currently selling a lot of my Anthro items on eBay – see the widget in my sidebar) […]

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 […]