Archives for posts tagged ‘fashion’

On Kim, Kanye, Vogue and Baudrillard’s hyperreality. Or something.

A lot of people are really mad about this Vogue cover, and I don’t completely get why. To me, it’s actually kind of beautiful (but then, I’m a romantic sucker that way sometimes). But more to the point, I think it’s sort of interesting to see the beauty and mystique of Vogue blended with this […]

Seven things I covet from the LMFF Designer Runways

In a way I kind of hate going to fashion shows, because I feel so messy and unglamorous in my eBay hand-me-downs, and I’m a big poser pretending my knowledge of fashion goes any deeper than OMG LOOK AT ALL THE PRETTY THINGS. But in another way I love it completely, because OMG so many […]

David Bowie + Andrej Pejic = everything?

[Updated, maybe with slightly more collected thoughts this time.] The Stars (Are Out Tonight), the second single from David Bowie’s upcoming record The Next Day, was released earlier this week, and it’s kind of everything. The song is beautiful, grungy and melodic, with a sweeping energy that is unmistakably Bowie. But what’s more exciting is […]

Ballet and fashion, in Vogue and at the NGV

If you had suggested to me at any point in the 24 years that I’ve been alive that we go to the ballet I probably would have said “Oh PLEASE, are you trying to lull me into a coma?” Even now the idea of sitting through two hours or more of the traditional sort of […]

I still see it all in my head in burning red

In honour of Taylor Swift Week (because, shut up, yeah?) I’m thinking about everything red.  Everything that looks red, and feels red, but is also black and white in a way. Lacy, romantic Valentino dresses. My favourite Kate Moss lipstick. Someone playing an acoustic guitar, just for me. I see perfect nights, saturated with the […]

On keeping clothes I never wear

Lately I’ve been attempting to clean out my wardrobe. It’s difficult for me, partly because I use my entire apartment as my wardrobe, and partly because I can be a bit of a hoarder. I’m not what you’d call a domestic goddess (though I console myself with the reminder that I am a professional woman […]

In a bookish fashion

I like books, and I like to look at beautiful clothes, and I especially like it when two of the things I like collide. Literature to me seems like a limitless wealth of inspiration for any kind of visual art and design, and there’s a long list of books I think could inspire some pretty […]

Be inspired: Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

It’s the perfect way to mark the end of a long, cold winter. As the dark clouds and drizzly sky give way to crisp spring air and blooming colours, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week celebrates everything fresh, bright and creative, encouraging everyone to come out and play in the inspiring and invigorating Melbourne fashion scene. Now […]

On my mind this week

Compliments, Japanese literature, housewives, Andrej Pejic, etc

Scent and sensuality: a trip to Fleurage Perfume Atelier

(Cross-posted at 3008Docklands) There’s a scene in the movie Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (an adaptation of the novel by Patrick Suskind) in which a retiring perfumer discovers a fragrance created by a young olfactory genius. The scent transports him to a lush, mystical world in his mind. Surrounded by luscious flowers, a beautiful […]