Monday, January 31, 2011

Garden Frenzy








As promised - my Garden Frenzy photo shoot with Miss Sas. It was a really fun day. When we were uploading the pictures onto my computer we realised how fun it was to speed through the ones with us both so instead of watching a movie last night I decided to make a short, stop motion film of it and put some creative commons music to accompany it - so obviously first and best thought was Girl Talk. I was trying to add the video straight to this post however because Google's idea of "sharing the internet" involves them owning everything and anything they don't own, they make incompatible - I will have to link you to it. It only goes for 12 seconds and really, many more seconds get wasted in our lifetime so you should check it out! Garden Frenzy Vs Girl Talk

The ones with us together were fun to shoot involving much giggling and slipping on the pink fabric as it was on a slight hill in my backyard, and would have to rush once the timer was set. 

Sas and yours truly have decided to make another one most likely next weekend but I'm hoping to make it standard song length so it will take longer but I really enjoy it so its more than worth it. 

A big thanks to Selma for being such a beautiful and wonderful friend!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Penny Sparkle









Featured:

Things you were told before and Catch Without Arms by Elif Sanem KarakoƧ from Turkey \\ kitsch dolphin statue \\ 736 bGeorgian photographer Mariam Sitchinava \\ turn by letsgigglelikemorons from the Philippines \\ excerpt from bikini kill zine \\ 23 [album] Blonde Redhead \\

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I don't know about you, but I think its smells like a good day for a photoshoot. My friend and muse Selma is coming over today and we will be playing dress ups and taking some neat shots, which you will enjoy in due time. 

I went to the Opera House yesterday and seized one of the sadly rare chances to go all out. The way I see it - if you enjoy wearing something just wear it, if other people enjoy, great, if they don't, you do and that's whats really important. I saw Blonde Redhead and they were really wonderful and the colour spectrum of the lights made me tear up a bit. I'll most likely be seeing them again at laneways. As well as Warpaint!

Note to self: wear higher socks to avoid getting scratched to death by my wedges. My poor feet are feeling very raw.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

scrambled tofu








Featured:
010 by S-rios // the forest spirit by ambird // being cool, George Lucas is. With the man himself, Yoga, he is. // Givenchy Haute Couture S/S 2011 // epic shots by hannah elisabeth // Model Stella Maxwell in Fashion Gone Rouge //
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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Gordon's Gardenparty








Featured:

eyes u n i c o r n s by cuckoo-koo-koo \\ 1. by PinkyButtons  \\ Drew Barrymore \\ photos by me \\ Busy Philipps \\ Julia Stiles\\

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I love this skirt I found at the op shop this Sunday. It is so pretty so I cut the lining to make it transparent. I was thinking about buying the top and the jacket but the top was a bit pricey and the jacket I had mixed feelings about; whenever I see yellow jackets my first reaction when trying it on is "awesome!" but then I know if I buy it I may wear it once or twice and then get sick of it., they just seem so novel to me. I dunno, I don't mind if its an off shade of yellow just not bright yellow - but I still think they look cute.

I'm going to have fun with this skirt - I can tell. Summer is being friendly with me.

Monday, January 24, 2011

rushed minds










Featured:
Kathleen Hanna from Bikini Kill \\ Bikini Kill performing \\ Russian Poster \\ "No place for virgins" \\ Crystal Renn in 2011 German Vogue \\ Crystal Renn in Australia's Harpers Bazaar 2009 \\ Sailor Moon excerp \\ cartoon \\
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I hate how people are giving Crystal Renn a hard time. Okay yes, she has lost a lot of weight and is no longer a "plus size model" but all along she has been saying that there shouldn't be such a thing as "plus size models" there should just be models. She is amazing no matter what size and is a fantastic model. It is her body therefore it is her right to decide her lifestyle which impacts on her body.

I would probably change the Sailor Moon quote to "People who judge others only on their appearances are scumbags" but as it stands I guess it can still apply to many cases.

I've been pretty outgoing lately hence the lack of posts [I will rectify this, promise]. I wore this outfit on Saturday and I enjoyed putting it together because it was one of those days where you're doing more than one activity and what your wearing needs to apply to both. On this particular day I went to the beach and then to Power Plant at the Chinese Gardens for the Sydney Festival. It was perfect because when it became night time, itcooled down and there was a breeze and my pink sheer skirt is perfect for that and the gardens were all eery from the art installations. It was a really lovely day.

P.S. How awesome is my cat shirt!
P.P.S. Kathleen Hanna is one of the most awesome people of all time. Yes.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Let's get naked and rip down the wall that makes me crazy

















January is slowly drawing to a close but it is in no means done. I had a week[ish] away, up north for a bit and I think I really needed it. It kinda made me feel like a person again. I got to spend time with my best friends which was really great.. yeah! January is like BFF month. First Nicoleta, then Oriane and Gloria, then Selma today and tomorrow Elise is coming from Melbourne stay until Monday. Aren't I a lucky girl. 


I wasn't neglectful though - I did a photoshoot on Friday and will be doing at least one with Elise when she comes up as a fellow photographer. 


Featured ~
An amazing creation by textile designer Marit Fujiwara \\ photos of my room and things I have collected \\ 'mystic sense' photoshoot with Nicoleta \\  photo of oz and gloz chillin at summer vibes \\ after the flood by perfectnoseclub \\ Liz by marinethursday 
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Marit Fujiwara is obviously very talented and I hope to hear more about her. I couldn't find that much info so I will have to take tabs and wait to see what she does next. 


My jewellery is mainly a mixture of finds from op shops and gifts. I don't have much compared to some but everything I own I am very sentimental about - well I'm just sentimental in general. I got soap flowers from the shops, they don't smell that great but they are so pretty to watch melt in the bath and then they go all gooey. I got a Frankie journal as I'm not buying the magazine this year and wanted something to remind me of one of parts Australia I really admire - the art. 


When I did the photoshoot with Nico I had a quote of Helen Keller in mind - "If you can enjoy the sun and the flowers and music where there is nothing except darkness and silence you have proved the mystic sense". It is one of my favourite quotes. The mystic sense is very important and I think we should all hold onto it. 


The drawing by perfertnoseclub is obviously because of the floods in Brisbane - where the artist resides. I prefer it much more than the constant updates about how much exactly its going to cost to fix some stupid football ground. I think peoples homes and families are a tad more important.


The photo by marinethursday describes how I'm feeling at the moment, which perfectly fits with the lyrics of Beetles by Warpaint, which I was been listening to a lot in the past twenty four hours. 


I am not prepared, I just gotta gotta get there,
where am I, why can't I just get it together?
Fuck it, where's my shit?
Oh my God I'm mad at it
Oh my God I'm mad at it






Death to feelings and plans - or not.