Shoot: Instagram Diaries

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Sometimes time gets away from me and I forget to blog. This is a little round of of what I've been doing lately, as told through Instagram, i.e. basically spending all my money on magazines and food.

1. I saw the The Grand Budapest Hotel this weekend. I watched an interview once where Wes Anderson was discussing how his films never really have a bad guy, more flawed characters, but he wanted to make one with a defined villain in the future. I'm guessing this was that film.

2. I couldn't resist buying these issues of Real Living and Inside Out magazines. The covers were just too good to pass up. They've definitely helped fuel my current homewares obsession.

3. Autumn is slowly beginning to show itself so I've finally been able to wear this ASOS denim shirt that I bought last year. I do love a good denim shirt.

4. I managed to walk away without buying any cactus this time, which was out of character. I mean, look at those little guys!

5. You guys, this blueberry bagel I had at The Gunshop Cafe was probably one of the best breakfasts I have ever had. And that's coming from someone who usually doesn't do sweet breakfasts.

6. Also, this flourless chocolate cake from Little Pawpaw was pretty delicious. You can't really go wrong with chocolate cake.

Look: Gorman Winter 2014

Thursday, 3 April 2014

You can always count on Gorman to give good print. Their Winter 2014 collection, Never Smile at a Crocodile (which is also excellent life advice btw), features the bold graphic prints and pops of colour that we've come to expect from the label. Animal references are present in the form of croc and cheetah prints, while a striking cactus print seems to be a natural progression from the fruit and vegetable themed prints of past collections. The palette is more subdued, typical for a winter collection, but that doesn't mean a lack of colour. Mustard yellows, baby pinks, bright blues and greens sit alongside basic black and navy hues. Whether you're after statement making prints or seasonal essentials, Gorman has you covered. The collection will be available in-store and online from April 10.

Decorate: Pastel Spaces

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

I've been on a bit of a homewares/interiors kick lately. So much so that I've been opting for interior design magazines over the fashion variety. Add to that the seemingly never ending content on Pinterest and you've got yourself a verifiable obsession in in the making. I've been loving all things pastel sick at the moment so it's no surprise that it's a trend that has translated over into my design inspirations. While I'm not sure I could deal being surrounded by floor to ceiling pastels in my home, I do like the idea of subtle pastel touches here and there to soften up a space.

Look: Vivetta A/W 2014-15

Thursday, 27 March 2014

So, the Vivetta Autumn/Winter 2014-15 collection ranks pretty highly on my list of best fashion things I've ever seen. Polka dots and pastels? Seriously, (my) sweet dreams are made of these.

Love: Oclock Watches

Saturday, 22 March 2014

I'm a creature of habit and when I find something I really like, I stick with it. I've gone through a few watches in my time but my favourite by far have to be the O clock watches by Fullspot. There's just something about the minimalist design that appeals to me. I used to have a lilac coloured one that I wore all the time. I was so attached to it that when the band broke I may or may not have been on the verge of tears (look, I was backpacking through Europe at the time, it got snagged on my backpack which I was already beginning to hate, and yeah, #emotions). I think my error was getting a too-small band the first time around. It fit my wrist just fine but the constant stretching it over my fat fist must have taken its toll. So this time when sent me a shiny new O clock watch I went with a medium-sized band instead. What I like about these watches is that the clock face pops out and is interchangeable with other bands in the collection. Also, the clock hands glow in the dark. It must be the result of growing up in the nineties but I am a sucker for anything glow in the dark. You can find this O clock watch at Surfdome right here.

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