While I Listen To The Blues.


A denim turban. An upturned collar on a denim jacket. Look…staunch. Fashion. d710f35c5b857d427a4753385b870ceeA friend in blue…it really is about confidence regardless of what you wear -just carry it off with cool!


The Edit

A little thing I’m calling The Edit. Just some cool things on my mind this month!f947e847504c384421bb6506908610b3I can hardly contain my enthusiasm for the new Wes Anderson film – The Grand Budapest Hotel. You only need to reel off the names in the cast and I’m in running for the ticket box! Featuring Bill Murray, Ralph Fiennes, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, Jude Law, Edward Norton, Léa Seydoux, Jason Schwarzman, Tilda Swinton (aha) and many more! I adore Wes Anderson’s films (you can take them or leave them) but for me it’s the visual treat of the sets and costumes that leaves me in awe. Today I watched this new video which reveals one of the key ingredients of his visual palette: centering. Amazing! However, if you only watch one short video from these links today, do yourself a favour and watch the featurette on the making of the hotel in The Grand Budapest Hotel here.

ca93661ea22ff9d4e61cf6a27f8bb801So there’s music too! I keep scanning tickets for Devendra Banhart’s Australian tour…there really isn’t a reason not to go especially as my local barista told me that I wouldn’t be disappointed having been to Banharts’s last tour down under. Last year I spent the Summer doing Yoga and riding around on my bike listening to his music feeling all zen and invincible. Devendra Banhart is all dreamy and broody and he has the sweetest lyrics to boot. Hippy folks giving him an Indian name just makes him even more intriguing! I’ve harped on about his lyrics on here before but swoooonnnn…..

Shabop Shalom :

Our story begins on a sunday afternoon
Just between halfway tree and spanish town
Where a young boy
Not yet the cock o’ the walk that he would soon become,
Was lying on the grass and takin’ in the sweet and sensuous scent of hibiscus
That languidly lilted along the summer breeze

lauren santo domingo : spanish vogueNow that I’ve got my culture on…film, music (yes there’s room for more and I could go on about the Art Deco fashion exhibition I recently saw but I’ll save you…) I love when my two passions collide. Fashion and interiors. Add to that contributing editor at US Vogue and the co-founder of online fashion retailer Moda Operandi and you’ve got Lauren Santo Domingo. LSD, an inspiring business woman with impeccable style – this image gets me every time. Amaze. Adore her fashion sense and getting a glimpse into her home was so exciting. Check out a fun feature of LSD on The Coveteur herejust The Design By SkandiformPink sofa – why wouldn’t you have one? PFW Fall 2014 Street StyleFashion week street style. Need I say more – it’s my addiction!Stella McCartney S:S 14Stella McCartney – Fashion Week 2014 – I’d have blush everything, yes! Plus she gets to hang out with all the cool kids…is she still friends with Gwyn? Lotta Agaton's home Interior spaces with unexpected twists.9b7b78fdd54bd17110fd3bd41d349e3dI’ve been to weddings and celebrations of late and seeing this lovely Elie Saab dress made me wish I had something so pretty in my wardrobe!9a502063d983e7c3f6e9a9abc857e17dLast but not least- Elle Australia. For as long as I can remember I have loved nothing more than buying the latest edition of my favourite magazines hot off the press. I was a goner in my teen years when my mum brought home my very first magazine. Fascination, intrigue, inspiration. Scanning glossy pages with what seemed like the impossible attainment. Dreaming up outfits and longing for adulthood and my own right to fashion. Then something happening. I started being less inspired and feeling somewhat deflated as I turned the last page shut. All of a sudden I could see it all online. The net was so fast and just as inspiring that a monthly publication was just so old! Don’t get me started on the ads. Grrr argh! Then came the street style blogs, Scott Schuman, Tommy Ton, Garance..on and on, blogs upon blogs of real women in their clothes. I was in love. Then just like many things in life, we come full circle and return to the good old days. A real fashion magazine! I opened Elle magazine last month and stood and smiled…and flicked…and stopped and READ it. A layout that reminded me of the cool Japanese magazines in Tokyo, beautiful clothes and a truly great layout. I’ll be bolting out to the newsagency next month and hoping that for that same rush!