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Image sources: (1)Hanson, $59.95, Novo; (2)Buckle creeper hi-top, $59.95, Sportsgirl; (3)Goldie hi top, $39.95, Sportsgirl; (4)Hippie, $69.95, Novo; (5)Converse one star DX ox, $49.95, Myer.
If there’s any time your feet need protection against the elements, it’s right now: it’s cold and wet and ugly out there. But apparently you haven’t all got the memo: and I’ve got to tell you, every time I see someone in the city walking around in havaianas, I have to my stop my inner-old crochety Italian woman from asking them if they want to “catch death in those bloody things” before wrapping them in a cashmere shawl. So let’s be clear: this winter, we’re looking at ankle boots and sneaker-eqsue designs as our main feet protectors, and you’ll find plenty of both kicking about in stores.
Tags: Fashion, Myer, Sportsgirl, Trends, Witchery
Image source: Grace Coddington bang on re: The Met Ball, and pretty much everything else in life from thevine.com.au.
Of all the opportunities to ogle celebrities on the red carpet, The Met Ball has a special place in that burning black hole where my heart is supposed to be. Why? Well, probably because I am a terrible person who revels in the misfortunes of others – but inherent evils aside, I love The Met Ball because it’s a perfect storm of couture and costume: an annual attempt for celebrities and fashion industry big wigs to straddle the divide between red carpet couture and whatever theme Anna Wintour throws at them (I like to imagine that she sends millions of minions in Wintour wigs and Prada sunglasses out into the stratosphere to literally throw the invites at people before laughing, and leaving with a swish of their cape). This year, the theme was punk (from chaos to couture) – and, well, wow. After digesting the red carpet looks, I wondered if any of these people or their stylists had even seen a punk who didn’t rhyme “sk8r boi” with “later boi”. 95% of the attempts were SO off the mark, it was laughable. And we love that.
Tags: Fashion, Trends
Image sources: 1. McQ Griffin lace scarf, $119.00 from Myer, 2. Signature bangle, $89 from Fossil, 3. Pyramid Deco drop earring, $57.50 from Cue, 4. Shawl collar textured cardi, $169.95 from Witchery, 5. Vintage style perfume bottles, $48.95 from Laura Ashley.
Where your mum is concerned, the key to a great gift lies in the little luxuries. It doesn’t necessarily have to be some big name brand thing or come from the carefully extracted eggs of an endangered fish – it’s just about buying a special little something (be it a $12 candle or a $280 scarf) that she would never buy for herself. Mums love it when you tell them your thought process behind the gift, ie: “I thought you could put little posies of flowers in those perfume bottles and put them on your coffee table,” or “Those earrings would be perfect for this dress of yours”, or in the case of the wallet: “Mum, nobody needs four expired Dymocks Book Lover cards – let’s re-organise.” Don’t just stand there and say “Do you like them?”… Because you know how all those TV commercials told you it’s the thought that counts? They were talking about your mum. Mums are ALL ABOUT the thoughts. That’s why she hit you over the back of the head so many times as a teen for being thoughtless. So don’t forget to actually tell her yours (and a well written card wouldn’t go astray, either).
Tags: Fashion, Mum, Myer