Coco Avant Chanel

I saw Coco Avant Chanel over the weekend - it was beautiful and sad. Audrey Tatou is very charismatic on screen and the fashion was magnifique (especially the final scene)! I love these ink drawings depicting scenes from the movie.

I Heart The New Guard

The New Guard is my current favorite destination for Aussie fashion like...

...Dion Lee...


They have a lot of cool/classic clothes on sale at the moment.

H&M Fall 2009 Look Book

Here's a sneak peek at the H&M Fall 2009 Look Book, which mixes up the exclusive range by Divided Exclusive and regular H&M pieces.

Tutu True

Currently working on designing a knitwear range and an evening wear range, and getting final sign-off on my major project.

Classy Classy

I went and saw The September Issue last night at The Sydney Film Festival - spotted the designers behind Ellery and Romance Was Born, and had to line up around the block in the freezing cold but it was so worth it!!! Can I just say what a complex and fascinating woman Anna Wintour is, and what a tight ship she runs at Vogue! Check it out if you can.

La Belle / Q&A

The lovely hrose of Capture the Castle tagged me for a little Q&A!
What is your current obsession? The Miu Miu Bow Satchel in black - I missed out on an eBay bid and now it is haunting me.
What are you wearing now? White t-shirt from Gorman, a purple silk & tulle vest I made from Akira Isogawa sample fabric, black skinny jeans by Lee and silver ballet flats from Wittner.
What is on your desk? I got a big white desk from IKEA a few months ago so I can spread out all my projects - makes me so happy. At the moment, it's holding my laptop, a lamp, a box of stationary, my school diary, my handbag and my notes on Sample Cutting - I have a test I need to study for...
What would you like to learn to do? Make good patterns! And sew without asking for help. :)
Name a song you are currently obsessing over. Gosh, I haven't downloaded new music in ages.
What was the last thing you bought? A black satin "painter's jacket" by Mad Cortes - sad because the label recently went bust.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Somewhere in Europe.
What languages can you speak? English (duh) and terrible Spanish.
What are your favourite websites? The Sartorialist (the original streetstyle blog) and Garance Dore (she seems like such a sweetheart!).
If you were to pick up a pen right now, what would be the first thing you'd write? A letter to someone I haven't spoken to in awhile.
If you could be anywhere in the world at any point in time, where would you be? I kinda wish I had been in the States last November for the election - there was such an amazing vibe at Obama's victory speech!
The colour that sums you up perfectly?
Prussian blue.
What are you looking forward to in the near future? Hopefully a trip to Europe at the end of the year - I just need to get my act together and book it! I'm dying to go to Paris.

DK for Chanel

An insider's peek at Diane Kruger, with the help of the House of Chanel, getting ready for an event!

I Heart Chadwick Tyler

SO glad it's Friday...and a long weekend! I'm going (window) shopping tomorrow and then hope to do some sewing to experiment with ideas for my major project. xo, i.d.

Don't Judge

The Book Cover Archive is the most comprehensive collection of book cover art I've ever seen. I could spend ages perusing it for examples, but I thought I'd let you do that for yourselves. :)


This very rare, early print by Richard Avedon of the "real" Marilyn Monroe recently sold at a Sotheby's auction for $457,000.