It’s Sale TIME!
Blood Orange SALE
30-50% off International Autumn Winter collections from Lyell, A.P.C. & Alice Ritter.
35 Elizabeth Bay Road
Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011
Tel/Fax 2 9357 2424
International Fashion Group SALE
DATE: 24th May – 1st June, weekdays 10-4, Sat 10-5, Sunday 11-3
Suite 5, 119-133 McEvoy Street, Alexandria
Labels include: True Religion, 7 for all mankind, Paige premium denim, C&C California, D-Nang and many more.
Belinda and Marni Sale
There is 30% off all the fabulous labels at Belinda and Marni Get down there. NOW.
What: A big chunky scarf (Giles Fall07 pictured).
Which: Think big ( but maybe not as big as this above!). You want a scarf that has the look of a hand-knit. That is cable or chunky. You want a scarf in a strong colour or in a chic cream. Or go for a bold stripe. You want a scarf that is long and oversized and one that is going to make a statement. You want a scarf that is not a pashmina. You want a scarf that is very Ali MacGraw in Love Story.
Why: Because it’s way to add colour into your wardrobe. Because it’s not about keeping warm it’s about looking faaabulous. Because a little bit of Hippy Luxe goes along way. Because it’s about pouncing around with attitude with a huge scarf slung around your neck. Because it’s a great way to hide the muffin chin.
Wear: With a simple knit Tee and jeans and heels. With a pencil skirt and jacket. With a pretty floral chiffon dress and boots. ( those shoes/sheep above are optional)
Where: Best scarves are from Country Road 100% wool chunky knit scarf $119, Kookai Lindy hop cream knit scarf $59, Witchery purple acrylic looped scarf $45, Forever New tan knit scarf $24, Dotti chunky scarf grey or cream $29, Sussan acrylic red, black and pink knitted scarf $39.
You wear fashion on your feet why not on your lips? Christopher Kane, the new hot designer out of London has collaborated with Lancôme and created “The Juicy Tubes World Tour”. I get jet lag just thinking about ‘the nine new sexy lip glosses, each decorated with an illustration by Christopher. The shades, names and flavors were born from his fashion travels: from Rio, where, “the girls have an incredible kind of beauty,” to Paris, “the fashion capital of the world,” to New York, where “girls are groomed, sophisticated and so well dressed,”. I adore the lip gloss called Grand Cafe Creme Brule: it means I can eat Creme Brule without even thinking calories. A fashion feat for sure.
$47 Christopher Kane & Lancôme “The Juicy Tubes World Tour” stockist
(02) 9331 8888.
A fabulous video of the Carrie Bradshaw shoot at Vogue (and an interview with SJP).
Think you know which nail colour will be this summer’s lust-have? Ever dreamed of having a new cosmetic named after you? Natalie Bloom wants to you to choose. Simply log on here until 31 May 2008 and cast your vote for the nail polish shade you’d like to see Bloom create. By voting, you’ll go into the draw to have a nail polish named after you.You can vote as many times as you like, so hop to it !
The Bolter: Edwardian Heartbreak and High Society Scandal in Kenya by Frances Osborne.
“Lady Idina Gordon could ‘whistle a chap off a branch’ to say the least! In 1918 she left her rich husband and two little boys at Victoria Station to run off to Africa with a penniless man. She married and divorced five times and became known as the ‘high priestess’ of Kenya’s bed-hopping Happy Valley. Drawing on family letters and diaries, her great grand-daughter portrays this scandalous woman and a world of betrayal and heartbreak…A fascinating read on the life of the lost world of the English aristocracy.
$30 www.amazon.com Publisher: Virago Press Ltd (May 1, 2008)
Is That So Kid: David Bailey, Angelica Huston (Hardcover)
by Martin Harrison (Author), David Bailey (Photographer)
David Bailey was the model for the swinging playboy photographer in Michelangelo Antonioni’s classic 1966 film, Blow-Up. Born in London in 1938, Bailey had, by 1960, become the first celebrity photographer–known especially for his revolutionary work for Vogue, and for the fact that he socialized with actors, musicians and royalty. In 1973, Bailey did all his major fashion shoots for British Vogue with actress and, at that time, occasional model, Anjelica Huston. This irresistible volume chronicles the duo’s fiery photographic collaboration. The title, “Is that so Kid,” is borrowed from Houston’s father, film director John Huston’s, trademark retort. Fabulous.
$60 www.amazon.com (Publisher: Steidl July 1, 2008).
This week this store has a few good pieces worth checking out, best picks are:
- Black leather biker jacket $199: This is a fab jacket has subtle and chic silver zip detail and a round neckline; Wear it with a pretty and feminine skirt but you know that. Wear with a simple knit, over a pretty dress.
- Black puffa jacket with fabulous gold military buttons and zip $79.95: (What a fab price: I don’t think I am mistaken.) Very burberry inspired this jacket is meant to be worn with a pencil skirt an dkiller heels. It’s not a piece that will necessarily keep you warm but its tres fashion. Wear over a simple knit or tee. This is a jacket that wants to be out and about in the city. It doesn’t like bushwalking or being the country (it just gets bored and watches TV).
- Cream canvas tote with a silver sheen through and brass buttons a la Balenciaga $59.99. It’s about a cream bag this season and this one will go away with you on the weekend or happily hang out in cafes in the city.
- Gold or black aviator sunglasses $24.95: these are a great shape and a nice change from some of all those big round Nicole Ritchie sunglasses.
Best buys here this week are:
- The long-sleeved tees in every colour. They have a fab round neckline that is not that awful scoop (not flattering on anyone) but like a classic T. Go for white, taupe, purple and wear under all your classic jackets to add colour. $24.95.
- Black and white princess coat $199.95: This is a very versatile buy: It comes to about mid thigh so will cover the muffin bottom and those croissant filled hips. Wear with jeans, with a pencil skirt, over a chic little dress. It’s single breasted and is a slightly tailored which mean sit casual enough for weekends but appropriate enough for the office.
- Love the scarves here (Item du Jour of the week!) go for the purple or orange to a add colour and hide the double chin $14.95.
- Check out the black or silver aviators $29.99. Cool.
They are right on trend here and very fashion inspired (by Lanvin, Balenciaga, Prada!). A fabulous place for cheap but chic accessories. Best picks are:
- Black/choc ombre patent sling back heels $129.99. It’s a chic, very Prada inspired shaded patent these shoes go from black to brown and have a serious platform and will work with work skirts or jeans. And work hard. The big platform means that big fat chunky heel isn’t so hard to walk in. You could run around in these and not have to take two panadeine and a vodka. And a lie down.
- Aldo cream platforms $189.95. Same with these. In a pearly cream patent these shoes are peep toe and have a fabulous chunky square heel . You want a shoe this season that adds life to the foot. And this is what these will do. They will have a party down there. Don’t wear with a cream bag please; (You are not Hillary Clinton) but wear with black opaques.
- Aldo silver glomesh bag $59.95; This is a cute buy for evening. it’s the perfect little glomesh clutch that will hold keys, cash, camera…. and lipgloss.
We love Witchery. So many great pieces. You want:
- Brown or tweed slouchy pants with a cuff. $149. Wear with heels for work, wear with converse or ballet flats for weekend. wear with cream and choc brown, or black and taupe. Wear with a fake fur chubby, knits or with a trench.
- Brown knitted shrug $159: What is a shrug? Don’t know? Are you shrugging in wonder? A shrug is a little short cardigan, almost a cape. This one is more like a tea cosy. This one has short wide, almost huge batwing sleeves and a poloneck in a hand knit brown wool. You wear over a long sleeve tee, in a contrast colour like taupe or choc or white and with the trousers above. It’s a very casual weekend style sweater that you would only wear to work if you had a job at the Zoo. Or the Botancial gardens. Or as a tea cosy.
- Grey tweed slouchy pant $169.95: everyone should own grey pants. They are a wardrobe staple. Wear in summer with a little Tunic top, in winter with a chunky knit. To work with heels and a white belt, on weekends with a cape. Out at night with a jewelled cami. You want these pants they are a great cut.
There is always something to buy here. Always. I have tried on many of these pieces ( it was work; but some one had to do it) and I know they look fabulous. Yes, even little ‘ol moi. Best buys for wintery weekends includes:
- Orange or cream wide cable knit scarf $119: I bought this in cream and I have never taken it off. Wear with Tee shirt. It’s not about keeping warm; it’s about poncing around with attitude with this scarf working the look. Orange is a big colour for next winter and will work with all those black pieces that having a snooze in the back of your wardrobe. And snoring.
- Dark navy high waist ; front pocket jeans $149: They fit like a glove: You look slim and trim. They suck it in and give you long legs and a flat stomach. That is not a joke either. They keep selling out. Wear as you would black pants: with everything from jewelled heels to Marni platforms heels and a Chanel jacket.
- Navy sweater dress with a poloneck and 3⁄4 puff sleeves. This looks so sad on the hanger you almost want to donate money to the sad sack dress appeal $149. It looks as limp as George Clooney on a bad day. BUT when you throw this dress on things change. It looks as good as George on a good night ( Ok; not that good) It doesn’t cling, but it skims and looks so right. Wear with flat round toe boots $299, or black heavy wedge shoes with black opaques.
- Black knit shrug scarf $129: this looks so weird on the hanger. Is it an animal? Is it something granny left behind? It looks like a long scarf with a pocket and a 2 holes. But throw it on and it’s become a little short shrug / scarf that you belt in or wear tossed over your shoulder. A fab buy.
- Big Oversized black or grey knit cap sleeve cape. $129. Ditto. Sad on a hanger. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it a superman cape? It looks so wide it would be fit the losers of the biggest loser. You could put 5 Prada bags under there and no one would know. BUT throw it over an orange long sleeve tee with a cute little skirt or leggings and it’s slimline and chic. De la chic. Wear it every weekend until the end of winter.(and sneak a few more bags into the house without anyone ever knowing).
It’s more sophisticated than you’d think. Kookai is looking great.
- Black trench $349: who can live without a black trench? Pas moi. Pas vous. Wear it with everything from pretty chiffon dresses to jeans and pyjamas to get the paper and the milk.
- Burgundy oversized bag $249: It’s big and slouchy, and it’s shiny and nice. Carry with everything you own from red to brown and black. It’s a way to wear colour without stopping wearing black.
- Flat patent black round toe boots (pictured left) $349: How many times have I raved about the boots? Who cares? They are fabulous. You want these boots. Wear these boots with a flared skirt, wear with a mini, with a floral dress, with jeans tucked in, with a black lace bra and a smile.
- Black matte patchwork oversized leather tote $259: Very Miu Miu you could almost call this a copy. Ok. I will. This is a great Miu Miu copy. With the signature extra shoulder strap, with a criss cross patchwork feel , with silver hardware. Excellent and $1800 less.
- Buy the following accessories. Do not pass go. These are all you need for winter; the grey patent belt $49; a black patent clutch $129 and beige leather gloves $59.
Always great for great designer shoes but not designer prices.
- There is a shoe here called Fabulous. The pressure is on for it to deliver: It’s very Prada on a silver and rust pattern designed by the artists at PrintInk for Midas. It’s trimmed with a black silk bow. it’s all about the statement shoe this season and this one is not talking; it’s yelling. $228.
- The black patent Charlene high heel has a satin bow front detail with a concealed patent platform an open front and a reinforcment at the back of the foot. $228. Elegant.
- A cream metallic sandal with a high pin heel and straps criss-crossed around the front of the foot. Did someone say ‘Choo’? Did someone say Who? Did someone say wear this with a little black dress. $228.
- Best buy here? The ‘Elana’ black clutch with coloured resin shapes on the front. Marni eat you heart out $149.
Bally are getting new arrivals every week now. Isn’t that the best news you ever heard? Inject more botox before entering. You wil smile too much.
- Adore the Eda black suede platform pumps. The 12cm heel is comfortable- I promise- ( especially when you are sitting down) because the ball of the foot is resting higher on the platform sole. Well worth the buy $620. Their cream sisters will be soon. Divine.
- The grey suede Eddi peep toe pump is just gorgeous. It also comes in black. You should have both. That is an order $620. Wear with everything you own. And everything your sister owns too.
- Love the grey suede belt with a tortoise shell and gold clasp. it’s all about cinching in the waist. $495.
- The Jana Bag - it is just to die for. You will need to be resuscitated. In chocolate, orange, black or pearl. it’s a flat tote with round short handles with tortoise and gold clasps. Dare I say ti may be practical yet fashionable. What ever will they think of next? $1795. If you want the limited edition python version then you better get in quick( here’s the secret; it is hidden out the back and you have to ask for it…. $3800.).
- the favourite here is the red leather heart shaped key-ring. In ocean (navy) blue, cream and black. So, So cute you could buy them all and wear as a bag charm. $150 large. $125 small. Cheap but Chic.
The Cruise collection is on sale with 30% off and the new Spring summer collection has just arrived in store. You will hear your black Amex screaming to get out of your Birkin as soon as you see these drool worthy pieces…
- The circle print orange or pink sleeveless shift dress $1700….it’s all you need for next summer
- The grey cashmere cardigan $1300..wear it over a white Tee, a pretty dress, over nothing at all.
- The wool print wool in the same print skirt $2100….Yes please.
- Orange poplin tulip skirt $1000…it’s been in the magazines. It will be in your wardrobe. Then a museum.
- The balloon patent bag in choc brown about $2000. Everyone copied it; this is the original and the best.
- The sensational huge platform sandals in patent white and brown and cream $695…breathe different, cleaner air up in a higher altitude. The shoe of the season. The future is now.
- The orange neon ballet flats…also in black and silver. Walk and shop in comfort. (your credit card will hurt; not your feet).
Belinda Double Bay
There is 30% off . Take tissues. To wipe away the tears of joy. Check out:
- Dries sequin top and jackets… divine. Dries is hot. Hippy Luxe King.
- Miu Miu shiny grey blazer and skirt…You want a blazer or peacoat this season. Especially a Miu Miu one.
- Miu Miu cami top in cream and black….the original which everyone has copied
- Stella Macartney classic black pants…she is know for the amazing cut of her pants. Lose 10 kilos just by putting them on.
- The Alberta Ferretti trench in a soft royal blue… This will work summer, winter, all day every day. Sleep in it.
- Missoni black cashmere sleeveless top…why buy anything Missoni in black? Because it’s gorgeous.
- Catherine Maladrino tops and skirts… Quirky. Cool.
- Lanvin black dress…Don’t ask. Just buy. He is the guru.
- Miu Miu chic little simple black dresses…You always need another black dress. Always.
- The black quilted Marc Jacobs bags with gold hardware now about $1500… Chanel inspired. Heavy with gold hardware. Cool.
Celeriac and Cured Trout…adulterated from SMH.
I saw this recipe last week and it tickled my fancy. You don’t need to cure thetrout or salmon (it takes about 3 hours to sit and marinate) and youdon’t need to cook the celeriac. This means it takes about 5 minutes tomake.
More to time to eat and drink.
You need for 4 fashionista and 2 men, 30 models.
200g table salt
200g caster sugar
1 tbsp coriander seeds, roasted
1 tbsp chopped fresh dill ( optional)
4 fish fillet
1 small celeriac
2 sticks celery
3 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp salted capers
Extra sea salt
Freshly ground white pepper
Fresh bunch of Coriander to accessorise
- Head to the Fruit shop and find a celeriac.
- You may not know what they look like. Think Pete Doherty and Amy Winehouse. On a bad day.
- On arrival at home remove YSL platforms, Floral Balenciaga dress,Marni cuffs
- Slip into Missoni kaftan.
- Pour a wine.
- Find the coriander seeds.
- Heat a frypan and roast the coriander for a minute to two til they smell and looked suntanned. Set aside.
- Find a bowl.
- Throw in the salt, sugar, coriander seeds.
- Then place the trout in the bowl and cover it completely with the coriander salt mix.
- Pop the trout into the fridge for three hours to sit alone and ponder life.
- Pour another wine and sit back and flip through latest US Vogue.
- When you go back to the fridge for more wine you can also remove the trout.
- Wash the salt mix off the fish and dry on it some paper towel. Not a Missoni towel.
- Now pull out the celeriac.
- Hope and pray that your skin does not look this. Ever.
- Vow to always wear sunscreen and Crème de la Mer religiously.
- Cut off or peel the skin off the celeriac. Think a facial scrub.
- Slice very thinly into thin little sticks. Think the Prada runway. Think karli Kloss.
- Chop up the celery into cute little slices the size of a Chanel bag buckle.
- Find a bowl and throw in the sticks of celeriac, the mayonnaise, the celery and the capers and give it a good mix.
- Put another wine. Drink this one slowly.
- Now is a good time to cook the trout or the salmon. Roast or fry. You decide.
- To serve: dollop the celeriac on a chic white plate.
- Let the fish lie back and relax nonchalantly on top.
- Accessorize with divine, little green sprigs of fresh coriander.
- Crunchy, fresh and as delicious as the Dior resort show.