Monday, 31 October 2011

having a doll of a time

Ever wonder what Barbie gets up to when your not around? Its seems that Barbie has a dark side....

Self-taught photographer Mariel Clayton features Barbie, her plastic sidekicks and detailed miniatures in her art. Mariel presents Barbie and friends in all manner of situations - sometimes the outcome is humorous, sometimes grisly, sometimes both.

Stop by her website to decide for yourself. Its not to everyones taste, but we think her art is marvelous and thought provoking!

Sunday, 30 October 2011

crispy, sweet, gooey goodness

French macarons are simply heaven on earth! The perfect sweet macaron is smooth and crisp on the outside and creamy and slightly gooey on the inside.

Chateau Cuisine, a french cooking school in the Melbourne suburb of Sandringham, runs 'Art of making Macarons' classes. The three hour class teaches participants the French technique of making macarons. The course costs $85 per person and on completion participants will be able to cook the perfect macaron! Delicious!

Macaron Course Dates
Sat 19/11/11 or Sun 4/12/11
10.00am - 1.00pm
1.30pm - 4.30pm
$85 per class

Thursday, 27 October 2011

day dream

Soft and muted colours, and dream like themes characterises the beautiful ink illustrations by artist Liese Chavez aka PalePreoccupation. Liese, who is from Colarado USA, sells signed prints of her original ink and watercolor paintings.

Liese has her own shop on Etsy - so if you buy a print from her shop, you are buying straight from the artist, which is a mutually rewarding experience. Liese signs each print and ships it with care directly to your door! We are in love with her magical drawings. Check out Liese's Etsy shop.

FLOWN - signed (8x10) Print of an Original Ink and Watercolor Painting approx $25AUD

BECOMING - signed (8x10) Print of an Original Ink and watercolor Painting approx $25AUD

daily fibre

Feeling that post-shopping guilt? Awww... feel good about your purchases by shopping at Goodfibres. Goodfibres is an East London based online tee company, which specialises in ethical clothing.

This is a shop with a heart. Goodfibres are fair-trade, ethical, eco-sensitive, believe strongly in sustainability and donate from every tee sale to charity.

They also welcome artwork submissions from their online community of artists. After each artist submits their design, the online community votes and comments on the art and then the most popular designs go to print on their tees. Goodfibres supports every designer by allowing them to retain the rights to their artwork and by giving them 10% of the proceeds on each tee sale! Check out their funky range of men's and women's t-shirts.

Hipster Chic Organic T-Shirt (women's shown) £25GBP, approx $39AUD 

Monday, 3 October 2011

clip clop

Goodbye winter, HELLO SPRING!
Girls just love to dress up and The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival is a great excuse to doll up and strut your stuff in a ladylike dress and posh hat or fascinator.

The Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival, held annually during October and November (Australian spring) is a thoroughbred horse racing series in Melbourne, Australia. This prestigious racing carnival attracts punters and big name celebs alike.

Many international online stores have great dresses that are suitable for the races. Grab a cheap dress online and a fancy fascinator off ebay and your ready to go. We have picked out some cute online dresses. Enjoy!

Miss Selfridge Black Cut Out Dress £45GBP, approx $72.41AUD
Mod Cloth Raspberry Compote Dress $57.99USD, approx $60.25AUD
Love Sleeveless Teal Dress £38GBP, approx $61.16AUD
Dorothy Perkins Blue Ruffle Neck Dress £45GBP, approx $72.41AUD

summer bling

The sun is shining and summer is fast approaching. Yay we feel so much happier already after a dose of vitamin D!

Ditch the greys and blacks and brighten up your post  winter wardrobe with some funky 'look at me' statement jewellery pieces.

Cult jewellery store Galibardy have awesome quality made pieces such as this enameled Pink Flamingo Pendant £21GBP, approx $33.85AUD and this brass Ear Pendant £14GBP, approx $22.60AUD.

Postage to Australia is £8 for the first two items and then an extra £1 per item after that. Delivery cost is capped at £20! Whoo hoo!!
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