These are the only things on show in my bathroom. I use them all and so they need to be close at hand. The silver tray unifies them and makes it easier to clean the vanity top.
This is on prominent display in our main living area because my son, a budding architect, made it with infinite patience.
All three of these items came from Italy and they now adorn our entrance room.
All these items also came from Italy including this glorious metal safe. It is rather heavy but it can be carried so we don’t keep anything important in it.
This is my latest handbag purchase and my favourite. It’s a stunning mushroom colour which goes with most colours and carries everything I need for work.
I created this little scene inside a glass cabinet. Some of the items are quite precious while others are handcrafted by me to create this vignette.
These are books by my favourite author, Jodi Picoult.
Here are a few of my favourite fashion blogs and believe me there are thousands out there of varying quality and interest.
http://www.manrepeller.com/ Leandra Medine started up her blog after complaining to her friends about her lack of man-attracting skills and her friends came to the decision it was because of her man-repelling clothes so she started a blog about the clothes she wears and it has become one of the most popular fashion blogs on the web. She has a wicked tongue as well as a unique sense of style.
http://www.theglamourai.com/Kelly Framel has style in buckets – thin, oh so pretty and graceful. Most young women and not so young would kill to have half her natural style.
http://makingmagique.com/ Haleigh is an American living in Paris and shows us glorious, dreamy photographs of herself and the city she lives in. It is her unique take on her life as shown in photographs that is her special appeal.
http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/ This is the very popular blog of Scott Schuman who snaps photographs of people in the streets of major cities in the Northern Hemisphere. We here in New Zealand have a thing or two to learn about how to dress from these shots of the stylish, the quirky and the downright unusual.
http://www.leeoliveira.com/ Lee Oliveira is a Brazilian living in Australia and he too photographs people in the streets – but in the Southern Hemisphere.
http://galadarling.com/ Gala Darling is uniquely quirky and she’s one of our own – a New Zealander living in The States. She was recently named one of the 10 most influential style bloggers in the world by Fashionista.
For a while now I have been following a fellow fashion blogger called The Glamourai and yesterday I saw that she had partnered with Portmans to model some of their latest range. I have chosen the outfit I covet the most and you can go to the Portmans website to find the individual garments. Then I have found garments on Trademe to recreate a version of the outfit. Recreating it exactly would be impossible but the idea is the same. Here we go.
As a bonus I have put together one of the other looks that Kelly Framel from The Glamourai wore. This comes in a close second.
My difficulty this season is distinguishing between the girls. They all seem made from the same stamp with a few stand outs. As the season continues, I am sure their personalities will show through and help the process of separating them out. Meanwhile these are the four who have caught my eye for their individuality.
Even the designers we love have their own awards and I guess everyone thinks very carefully about what to wear on this special night. There’s a wide variety of outfits worn for this most designer of events.
Below are a few I have chosen for various reasons.
Look at these gorgeous colours on Sarah Jessica Parker and the wonderfully pregnant Jessica Alba.
Trousers suits represent the height of fashion for Leelee Sobieski and Kirsten Dunst.
Black it is for new mother Miranda Kerr and Lucy Liu.
Marcia Cross and Naomi Watts chose to sparkle in their shiny gowns.
And as for Lady Gaga who won the Fashion Icon Award, you have to give her props for staying upright on those shoes.
Pleated chiffon skirts, short, long and mid-length, are right on trend right now. You can find heaps of celebrities in them, creating all sorts of different looks. Wear one with a twin set and pearls for a sweet, retro look or grunge it up with boots and an edgy jacket.
I went onto Trademe to see what pleated chiffon skirts I could find and came up with these.
Find this skirt here. Size 10.
Find this skirt here. Size 10.
Got to love all these sales which are on at the moment. Above is a communication I got today from Max. Click here and you will find some great dresses at well reduced prices.