Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Who would you give these amazing handmade chocolates to? I've been drooling over these creative goodies for a while now and thought I should share with everyone that Nikid's having a sale! Great Christmas gifts (hint, hint). mb
✿✿ NIKID'S BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY SALE ✿✿
✿ Thursday 11/25/10 @ 11:00 PM to MONDAY 11/29/10 @ 11:00 PM
✿ 10% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER - CODE: BF2010
✿ Door Buster: Free 1/4 Lb. cluster to the first 10 purchases on 11/26 (do not add it to your cart)
✿ Enter code in designated area when checking out and the deduction will automatically be calculated.
Here are some other frocks I think would look amazing with a blonde pixie haircut:
|My Theresa Silk Chiffon Dress|
|Jonathan Saunders Printed Silk Dress|
|See by Chloe Printed Silk Shift|
|Tibi Silk and Lace Print Dress|
|La Garcon Asymmetrical Dress|
|Karen Walker Silk Print Dress|
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Or, should I say, for Eliza. A friend with a brand new blonde pixie cut.
The brief: "I need a throw-on dress for summer that I can wear to work and just wear around, something 60's to match my hair".
Et voila. I've whipped this bold Marc Jacobs print single knit fabric into a pleat-front sleeveless dress with side pockets and narrow hem detail.
Eliza's over Saturday to try it on - the proof of the pudding's in the tasting... mb
Sunday, November 21, 2010
|Balmain Suede Buckled V-neck Dress|
|McQ by Alexander McQueen Tunic Dress|
|See by Chloe Wedge Sandals|
|Leather Handbag by Treesje|
Has anyone else been browsing the new Boutiques.com? I can see myself losing whole days... H.E.L.P. mb
PS here are my favourites, all in my own boutique. Somebody stop me!
Saturday, November 20, 2010
|Florentine Handmade Notebook from My Lander Books|
|Set of Covered Notebooks from My Lander Books|
|Handmade Paper Covered Journal from My Lander Books|
I've just bought a gorgeous handmade notebook from My Lander Books for a birthday present, aren't these sweet! mb
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Frankie magazine's latest off-shoot Spaces book is out today - you can sign up here to pre-order and have it sent out to you (I have!). Looks ace, will be added to my fav' mag reference shelf. After being read five times, that is. mb
|Cherry Cheesecake Bracelet by heartsabustin|
|Dogwood Earrings by heartsabustin|
|Fire Opal Earrings by heartsabustin|
|Summer Romance Ring by heartsabustin|
So I'm into recycling, who isn't? The key is to find new ways of creating coveted items... now how about this:
"Precious metal clay is recycled from old film negatives, jewelry, and x-rays, ground finely, and mixed with a binder and water. The pieces are dried and then fired with a micro-butane torch to a fine silver finish".
Check out heartsabustin's shop for something special that's not just recycled, but truly unique. mb
|An antique Mechlin lace scarf|
|Sequin scarf by Neiman Marcus|
|Valentino pink & black lace scarf|
|Ivory lace wrap / scarf by MayBrady|
That eternal issue of what to wear over your shoulders for a special occasion... definitely not a jacket... enter: the wrap.
I've been making a few lately from luxurious silk chiffons, velvets and lace. Perfect for solving that age-old problem, but also easily wearable after the event as a stylish wrap or scarf. mb
Sunday, November 14, 2010
|Aqua Print Silk Dress by MayBrady|
Whenever I style for Etsy photographs I accessorise with Emmy's ever-expanding collection, but sometimes end up digging into my own.
My latest shoot involves this gorgeous, incredibly long, bright orange scarf a friend hand-knitted for me whilst visiting her parents in England. It arrived in the post complete with photographic instruction sheet of 'how to wear' possibilities, including draped over her Dad in his armchair, hilarious!
I love handmade gifts, they're always that little-bit-more-special... mb
Thursday, November 11, 2010
|Aqua Natural by Yann Pendaries|
My blue leather bag has been featured today in an Etsy treasury, Aqua Natural by Yann Pendaries. I checked out the author's blog and what a fun adventure! He's a very talented French photographer on a (pretend) hot air balloon ride, sharing gorgeous pictures as he travels through the air. Here are a couple to tempt you... mb
|Source: Hot Balloon Photography|
|Source: Hot Balloon Photography|
What a darling idea! If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say "I'd love to learn how to sew"... Enter: Thread Den. They offer sewing classes for all skill levels and even for kids, with enticing titles like "Cheeky Open Back Dress", "The Perfect Pencil Skirt" and "Screen Siren 1960s Frock".
There are even drop-in sewing sessions and choose-your-own-project lessons. If you've been wanting to learn to sew for ages, why not search for a place nearby that gives lessons and take the plunge?
My recent classes in leather bag construction (at the CAE as part of Melbourne Spring Fashion Week) were incredibly rewarding, I can't wait to get busy in the workroom using my new skills!
So what are you waiting for? mb
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
|Stockholm Shopping, Baltic Pine and Wild Mushrooms by RedTileStudio|
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
|Mickey Tu Meke by Dick Frizzell|
|A gift from me from Third Drawer Down.|