Monday, October 27, 2014


I want to start using photobooth again because a curator has displayed interest in these types of works, and I used to really enjoy making them so it would be fun to explore again a few years down the track. I am completely obsessed with this new outfit. The colour combination is just so perfect. The skirt is Dress Up and the top is from Alpha 60. The blue is like a dusty denim coloured blue (even though the top is linen) which goes so nicely against the flame red of the skirt.

My blog has been lacking of late. I think because I'm feeling very inhibited with my writing at the moment. I'm used to writing very personally on here without the worry that many people would be reading it. I haven't felt like doing that lately. Maybe I've lost a kind of braveness or brashness that I used to have. It's probably not permanent.

Instead, I can just talk about things that I have bought lately... As well as the above blue and red outfit, I also bought the most beautiful Alpha 60 red and white pinstriped dress which actually looks pink from a distance. I absolutely love it and it is the perfect summer dress. You can kind of change it up a bit by tying the shoulder ties in different ways. The weather has been so perfect lately (most of the time) and it makes me feel very happy to be able to leave the house without a jacket in toe. Summer and Spring dressing is my bag, Winter dressing is not. I think it's harder to have a consistent look when you have to have so many layers for warmth. Plus, the best piece of an outfit is often covered by a sub-par jacket. Or it is in my case!

I also bought the above Christian Dior 1960s enamel and 12k gold sunglasses. They were an investment, and I am considering them being on the cover of my book. They are so special, and my mind goes crazy thinking of all the glamorous people and places they must have seen, the people who may have worn them. They feel very happy and light - like they only experienced the romance, mystique and good of the 1960s. I literally love them and will keep them forever.

These, from the same collection, are originally were what started my love affair:

However, as you can see from the Ebay listing I linked to, they are out of my price range. This is another instance where I need a wardrobe sponsor. Someone to buy me all the garments and accessories I want without wanting anything in return except to see me enjoying and wearing my expertly picked outfits. I shared the link with my Mum saying "for my birthday!" ha. Maybe not.

As well as lusting over clothes and sunglasses I've also been listening to Taylor Swift's new album, pottering around my room and taking it a bit easy. Perhaps a bit too easy. I've been really slack with writing back to text messages and emails and didn't achieve a lot work-wise this weekend. I just felt like disappearing from technological communication a bit.

I did go a few places on the weekend, however - including the Magic Johnston 2 year birthday party thing in Collingwood - briefly - and resisted jumping on board a party bus after recalling when I did actually go on a party bus when I was 18 and felt nauseous and felt peer pressured to drink UDL mixed vodka drinks out of cans which are the most disgusting beverages in existence. On Saturday a friend and I made an appearance at some garage sales and then All Day Donuts where we got an Iced Vovo donut and I got very very sticky fingers!

Saturday afternoon I popped into Lady Petrova to see how the fabric prints I was commissioned for her turned out in real life!

I think you can probably tell the prints that I designed! I will post more about these when they're available for purchase - at the moment the samples are in store and available for try-ons and pre-order :D

Sunday was a much lazier day. I had a big sleep in (which is very rare for me!) and then managed to be talked into going to like this weird dog fair thing with my family and our dog Soda. It was pretty funny. There were miniature ponies and other farmyard animals are well as a plethora of cute dogs that made me smile. Including our own dog when he tried to be very tough in front of a miniature pony.

I then managed to talk my sister into driving me to a Vintage designer sale in Prahran on the condition that I bought her gelati at N2 on Brunswick street. The sale was very disappointing and I didn't buy a single thing - which is so crazy for me. I went to the sale wanting to get some nice pieces to use in my book but I felt everything was really overpriced and nothing was that special. I don't know - bad vibes! My sister is smart and talked me out of paying high prices for things that weren't at all remarkable. I was disappointed that I didn't find anything but actually glad that I didn't spend too much money on average quality things I could find in Savers if I 'apply myself' ha ha.

Then onto gelati - which was an experience in itself. It was like a nightclub in there. So stressful! I got a Kinder Surprise gelati which was pretty nice and soothed the sore throat I was harboring as well and lessened the disappointment that I didn't get any fun things at the sale. Wasn't meant to be! I learned that people really, really like gelati. Even at like odd times of the afternoon. My sister's gelati had a donut on it. Here's what they looked like:

Anywayyyy. So that's pretty much the extent of my weekend. I popped into Savers quickly this morning and bought the most amazing book. Here's a centrefold from it:


  1. Oh my god Minna!! Those clothes for Lady Petrova!!!! Make sure you tell me when they're available because I just have to buy them...and normally I don't get stuff from Lady Petrova because I can never justify spending the $$$ ;)

  2. I'm with Carolyn on this one, the clothes you made with Lady Petrova are AMAZING I'm surprised (and slightly outraged...) that I didn't know about this earlier! I hope to see more in the future because it's a match made in heaven <3

  3. Aren't pleasing colour combinations in outfits just so delightful and reassuring when they happen!