Friday, 26 August 2011

Dolly bags

 I've been whipping up some little purses and bags of late. Gorgeous leather purses in all different colours, cherry red, black, metallic blue, metallic barbie pink, silver and a patterned brown. I have a few deluxe brocade ones too (cut from a dress, which was donated by a friend's opera singing grand-mother). The drawstring Dolly bags all have handsome lucky tails now too.

The Tender Hook

I remember doing a couple of days as a costume assistant, on set for the boxing ring scenes for this film. I was quite disturbed by all the testosterone flying around. I guess it was like being at a real life boxing match.
Cappi Ireland designed the costumes. I used to work with her when I got my first job, the older girls taught me what was the best matt red lipstick to buy (Poppi) and which cigarrettes to smoke (Peter Styvessant soft pack). I'd still take any advice Cappi cared to impart.
Rose Byrne plays the leading actress and she is dressed divinely, such a pleasure to watch. Gorgeous and a sort of sparkling way.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011


These are the new JOHN pictures by my hero Nik Dimopoulos. The top one is obviously a drawing I did, of what I would have worn for the photos if I'd been invited, or born a different sex.
See the video HERE.
Prepare yourself, have a lion/catsuit ready, you may need to do some back arching and nose pawing after you've watched it.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Fabulous Russella

Oh gosh Russella I love you. I am so happy now that I have watched these. You are divine. Hats off!

Friday, 5 August 2011

The Gertrude Street Projection Festival

It's over for now but all last week we had all these fascinating projections in and on the shops along Gertrude Street. This photo was taken by Bernie Phelan on opening night. These are the Council Flats on the corner of Gertrude and Brunswick Streets. I loved it. There was also a merry-go-round on the turret of the Post Office.
Kit Webster made an Ice Queen Palace style sculpture which went in my little window and had flashing lights projected onto it. I'm rather sad its gone.

Thank you Gertrude Street Association for organising such a charming event.

Monday, 1 August 2011

The Broken Hearts

I've been wanting to do a post on these divine creatures for ages. The Broken Hearts describe themselves as "predominantly DJs, both live and on radio" but the list goes on, and the fact that they dress like matching carnival dolls FULL-TIME is just the icing on the cupcake. I'm adding them to my Women of Sartorial Inspiration list.

OK now if you don't know about these darlings research away.
The Broken Hearts blog diary courtesy of WeKnowWhatYouDidLastNight and see proof of their never ending matching/co-ordinating wardrobes.
The Broken Hearts website complete with illustrations by the dashing Rob Flowers
The Broken Hearts host a radio program called Peppermint Candy on Jazz FM in the UK but you can stream it. I love it, the English traffic reports make me happy too.

Oh Amber, Nisha thank you for being such a glorious delight! I think it's my favorite reason for respecting someone's dress sense. NOT AFRAID TO LOOK STUPID. Hooray for that!