Sunday, December 13, 2009

ALWAYS smiling at ZARA..

Australia is famous for gold. The gold rush, the national colours [green and] gold, golden sand and I’m pretty sure we’ve gathered quite a few gold Olympic medals in our day. However, it is most unfortunate that we are without the goldmine that is Zara.

Recently, I was overseas – and I went absolutely crazy in Zara. My mum and I were in the women’s section for hours before we even realised that there are other levels. I bought some beautiful pieces, including a coat with a large collar. However, it is summer here in Australia – so whilst I’ll be getting a golden tan – I will not be spending my summer shopping in Zara, or wearing my lovely coat.

Yet I live in hope that Zara will make her way here soon. As shops like Zara make the world go round.

Some Zara pieces that are worth their weight in gold;

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Smiling at.. LA VIE EN ROSE!

From the heartfelt words of Edith Piaf, to the passionate strength of Grace Jones, to the gentle serenading of Humphrey Bogart by Audrey Hepburn – this song has been smiled at through and through.

Why are my pearly whites currently sparkling at this song?

Possibly because it is elusively foreign and chic. Elegant, yet passionate - flirty, yet holding that element of reserve.

My idea of the 3 F’s; Fashion, France and Facebook – are definitely seen through rose coloured glasses.

La vie en rose <3


Recently I began looking closely at Elsa Schiaparelli. Not only did she design some groundbreaking pieces, but she teamed up with Salvador Dali - the world's quirkiest, yet awesome, artist!

I am in love with her 12 commandments for women. Very profound.

1. Since most women do not know themselves they should try to do so.

2. A woman who buys an expensive dress and changes it, often with disastrous result, is extravagant and foolish.

3. Most women (and men) are color-blind. They should ask for suggestions.

4. Remember-twenty percent of women have inferiority complexes. Seventy percent have illusions.

5. Ninety percent are afraid of being conspicuous, and of what people will say. So they buy a gray suit. They should dare to be different.

6. Women should listen and ask for competent criticism and advice.

7. They should choose their clothes alone or in the company of a man.

8. They should never shop with another woman, who sometimes consciously or unconsciously, is apt to be jealous.

9. She should buy little and only of the best or cheapest.

10. Never fit a dress to the body, but train the body to fit the dress.

11. A woman should buy mostly in one place where she is known and respected, and not rush around trying every new fad.

12. And she should pay her bills.

The aforementioned information and picture, are courtesy of the PHILADELPHIA MUESEUM OF ART. If only I lived overseas to visit the mueseum - then I would definitely smiling!