Sunday, October 31, 2010


Cardigan: Thrifted, Skirt: Thrifted, Belt: Thrifted, Fake docs: K-Mart, Satchel: Thrifted, Socks: My dad's, My face: barely any sleep

I spent the majority of yesterday chillin' with Shirley Cai [most of you will remember her as creator of Thomas & Lola (upcoming short film) and photography extroadinaire]. I sat through a couple of auditions for T&L, rummaged through a few thrift stores (leaving with the most magnificent sequinned robe-like thing which makes me feel like a disco wizard and all sorts of funky), melted a few times in what seems to be a teaser for the upcoming Australia summer, ate a few McD's cones, watched a few thousand episodes of Monk, and spent the rest of the day playing dress ups with the most intense thigh high hooker boots and listening to Little Red. My life: it's exciting.

I finished my HSC on Friday, and all I have planned now is 4 gloriously empty months stretching ahead of me, hopefully filled with as many McDonald's cones as my poor stomach can handle. Happiness may not be free, but you most certainly can buy it for $0.50c from a clown wearing lipstick. I am back, and I will get back to all your e-mails ( as soon as humanly possible (that is, after I drink a few gallons of chocolate milk and sleep for a few thousand years).

I changed the layout too. Although this layout has less character, i tried to make it cleaner and easier on your eyes. I don't know about you, but I was getting kind of tired of having my header poop deers and legs and astronauts and beavers in band uniforms and shit all over my face. Let me know what you think :-).

P.S. The Social Network. I did not expect it to be so well done, on paper it sounds like absolute shit - 2 hours of a bunch of dudes making Facebook and getting sued over it. It was less PHP and more INTENSE, INTENSE DRAMA. Who knew that website programming was so rock 'n' roll.

And for the Sydney-ians, PITT ST MALL IS SUCH A LET DOWN. It was dimmer than the brain of a bovine animal and the layout of the place was confusing as fuck. I think they were so focused on installing as many shitty 7.5-watt lighting panels as they possible and making it like a goddamn maze at the same time. Or maybe I was just thrown off by the amount of breathing human beings in there. Being jostled around by frenzied shoppers isn't fun. I think I'll stick to eBay. But just the sight of Zara's logo caused heart palpitations, I. Am. So. Excited.

Shirley Cai/Thomas and Lola, Shirley's Tumblr.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Beads of perspiration remind you of life's best things.

Just a quick hi, recent accumulations from my Tumblr likes, Youtube/Vimeo favourites and what has caught my eye whilst perusing Street Style blogs and shit. Haven't been up to much. Studying, procrastinating, painted my nails plum, spilt a litre of yoghurt everywhere (Dear coordination: is transferring yoghurt from the tub to a bowl too much to ask?), avoided paying my phone bill, watched too many episodes of Modern Family, went on a Maccas run instead of studying (twice), danced to the Kinks in my bedroom, more procrastinating.

The usual.

Good luck to those doing the HSC and I will be back with love, pickles, a new outfit post and a brand new layout v. v. soon (hint: end of this week!). Get excited, my little armadillos. And thank you for all your luck and well wishes, but nothing in the world would have prevented maths from completely mutilating me.

“There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you be before you know that? There is only now, and if now is only two days, then two days is your life and everything in it will be in proportion. This is how you live a life in two days. And if you stop complaining and asking for what you never will get, you will have a good life. A good life is not measured by any biblical span.”
- Ernest Hemingway

“The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself, with desire for what its monstrous laws have made monstrous and unlawful.”
- The Picture of Dorian Gray, Oscar Wilde

The Hoof & The Heel - "Fireworks" (NSFW) from Bryan Schlam on Vimeo.

Tumblr, Living Painting: Train, Street FSN, Team Peter Stigter: Paris Street Fashion, Aaron Sarno Sarnoff 1951, Picture of Dorian Grey, Tree: Paper: books by oona13.