link it // december

30 Dec 2015

It has been a very, very long time since my last link it post! I've had some links saved from as far back as when Zayn left One Direction. That was a looong time ago. Hope everyone had a fab Christmas! The photo above is my cake date at Chester Street Bakery with my bff in Brisbane.

competition time // win a £400 farfetch voucher! (approx $800 AUD so quite a lot!)

29 Dec 2015

I'm about to (maybe, if you don't already know) introduce you to a site that you could possibly spend hours on. I know because I just did - whoopsies. Farfetch collaborates with over 300 fashion boutiques from around the world and offers shopping from all of them on the one site. Handy, huh? Farfetch are also running a competition to giveaway a voucher for the site worth £400 (so approx $800 AUD). Entry details are at the bottom of this post.

They got in touch to let me know that they've just relaunched their app Farfetch Discover and it's super user friendly and easy to navigate (a must for me, otherwise I delete it straight away). There's weekly edits like party outfits for New Years Eve (so many sparkles!) and you can save products to your wishlist by tapping the star on any product. My current wishlist totals up to about half of my annual salary... That is going to need some culling.

Since I'm a Melbourne girl through and through, despite growing up in Brisbane, I have a lot of black in my wardrobe. Black, quite simply, is the new black for me. Check out my top picks below.

farfetch // black is the new black

To go in the draw to win the £400 voucher, simply enter below by following Farfetch on a social channel and download the brand spankin' new app! Hurry, entries close in two days on Thursday 31st December - yup, New Years Eve. (The widget doesn't seem to be appearing, so click the link below to enter!)

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frosted not stirred // new baking blog!

29 Nov 2015

Espresso Martini Cupcakes
It's been forEVER! The last few months have been taken up by an overseas holiday, a slight role change at work, and a new blog! Introducing Frosted Not Stirred. Friends have told me for years to start a food blog and I finally worked out what to blog about... Cocktails in cupcakes! I made some mojito cupcakes for a work friend's birthday and they were such a hit, I thought I'd keep rolling with it. One of my friends used to be a fancy cocktail bartender so I've been hitting him up for cocktail recipes and fun facts about the cocktails to go with my posts. Check it out at Frosted Not Stirred.

link it // april

19 Apr 2015

The usual round up of cool links.

movies // to watch

One of my greatest pleasures in life is lying on the couch and watching movie trailers on YouTube (because my housemate's fancy tv can do that). So I thought I'd make a list of ones to watch out for, and then took it one step further and made it into a blog post. Ta dah!

Love & Mercy
Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys) biopic. I didn't know that he struggled with mental health issues for a lot of his life. This looks fascinating. I'm also super keen to see Paul Dano playing a non-terrifying person. Somehow all of his films I've seen have been when he portrays scary people. I also love Elizabeth Banks! Top comedic actress, but I haven't seen her in as many 'serious' roles.

When Marnie Was There
I love great animated movies and Studio Ghibli does amazing work. This one looks like no exception and I've also read it might be the last full animated movie (say it isn't so!).

gold & grit // cremorne

28 Feb 2015

Part two of my photoshoot with Gold & Grit. (Profile photos for everything forever!)

gold & grit // blue walls

22 Feb 2015

It's taken me so long to post these, but they're finally here! A few weeks ago I did a shoot with my friend Stina, of Gold and Grit Photography. I was a bit nervous because I've never done a proper shoot before, but Stina send me some tips beforehand and made me feel really at ease in front of the camera (instead of behind it for once!). She's super talented and I think she'll be doing another shoot with me and some friends soon. I've got some more photos to share in another post too. Hope everyone's had a great weekend! I've been keeping cool inside the house post the 5km Neon Run some friends and I did last night.

All photos by Gold and Grit.

interiors // my bedroom

10 Feb 2015

Wall art (clockwise from top left): 'Camera' by Garance Dore, Chanel print from Paris (thanks C&J), Cara Delevingne by Sam Sidney (aka Style Paws), Princess (my old cat) by my friend Jess, ridiculous messages from Cloud Control

Hellooo! It's been forever and a day. Life and full time work has caught up with me and just before Christmas was ridiculously busy! My work moved offices from the 'burbs to Richmond (hellooo good coffee and food) and my landlady wanted to moved back into our apartment, so my housemates and I house hunted the bejesus out of December. We moved the Monday before Christmas, the same day my parents arrived for a week. Phew!

My room is looking nice and homey now and I took full advantage of the Gorman sale and my birthday voucher to buy the lobster doona cover and pillowcases. (I missed out on the spotted raincoat, but that's okay - there's always another season!)

I also recently won a Twitter competition run by marvellous London based illustrator Jack Hughes and my Breakfast at Tiffany's A2 print arrived in the post today! You can't really see it, but the paper stock is glorious, the printing almost looks like it's flocked and Jack's name is embossed in the bottom hand corner. I love it when people take care with the details. Follow Jack on tumblr, Instagram and Twitter.

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