Sunday, 27 April 2014

Outtake: 'Gold Dust Woman' Lookbook by Flight of Fancy

(Photos taken from Amanda Leigh Smith's Blog)

Anything that involves the collaborative efforts of photographer, Amanda Leigh Smith and stylist, Tashina Hill has me giddy like a little school girl. Whenever this dynamic duo meet (which, lets be honest, is all the time) I'm head over heels in love with the consistent themes that they capture so PERFECTLY. You know the themes I'm hooked on; nostalgic southwestern cabin adventures meets bohemian sixties prismatic groupie. So duh, this Flight of Fancy lookbook would be right up my alley. Flight of Fancy is a quaint little organic brand that speaks right to my jewellery adornment fetish - my only qualm is that they don't really stock all that many silver pieces (I only ever wear silver) But i'm in love with their use of raw crystals and dainty little fairy crowns! What do you guys think of this lookbook? 

Friday, 11 April 2014

056 - The Golden Throne

Wearing: Shorts from Bad Vibes, Caitlan's concho boot harnesses, Everything else is vintage/thrifted

These photos were taken along Crown St, Surry Hills on Denis' birthday. We ventured up to the monthly Saturday market and had a good squizz around (managed to score some pretty snazzy crochet pieces that I'll be wearing/posting soon) we had Pastizzi for lunch and after lunch I got my nipple pierced (I've been scarily spontaneous lately and I'm kind of really enjoying it) Later that evening we then went on a walking ghost tour of the Rocks - one of the oldest areas of Sydney City. The ghost tour was so much fun, and since I'm a bit of a history nut it was really refreshing to see Sydney in a new macabre, quite dark light. Not to mention that we scored a really balmy night to be exploring creepy alleyways, and spoilt ourselves to a late night treat of Pancakes on the Rocks.
Also the title of this post is a reference and play on words that have occurred in my life this last week. 1. Obviously referring to the series return of Game of Thrones (I'm currently reading the books too and holy moly have the directors/producers/actors done them justice) 2. It's the title of a song by the band Temples, who Caitlan and I are seeing mid-May! 3. My fabulous new Bad Vibes shorts are kind of gold??

Anyways, hopefully you guys have a had a better week than I have and I'll be doing my first India travel post over the weekend so keep tuned!

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Outtake: The Home of EarthAge (Three Arrows Leather)

(Photos taken from Earth Age)

I've recently have become quite addicted to Pinterest, it's form of inspiration, anonymity and organisation got me hooked instantly. People just make boards and boards of stuff that they like, with the occasional theme thrown in there for good measure. I follow a variety of pin boards, my personal favourites being interiors/home furnishings - especially ones of current real life people-living-in-them homes. I stumbled upon the final photo and instantly became obsessed. I was linked to From Moon to Moon (a long standing favourite blog of all time) and then from there it was back to Tumblr. Dissapointment ensued. With a quick tap of a few keys I was googling how to find the direct source/original source of photos that I love so I could find more about the people behind these magnificent homes. Alas I was directed to a very old post from one of my very favourite blogs.
Earth Age is run by the beautiful mind behind Three Arrows Leather - Sessann Orne. And while I'm sure this is not the most accurate depiction of her home nowadays (considering she lives in a self-sufficient earthship home in New Mexico with her boyfriend and family of animals) I still love the small inspiration decorating details that these photos give. From the soft-lived in textures of crochet, fur, lace and macrame that bring warmth and coziness. To the beautiful south-western ornaments scattered throughout that hint towards eras and generations long gone. I'm especially loving the contrast of stages of life seen through the skulls, the cacti and plant life, the feathers etc. Almost an eternal recycling of earthly goods? I dunno, maybe I'm reading between the lines a little too much.. But yes, definitely go check this blog out. It may be infrequently used but I'm still one to go back to my favourite blogs and re-read my favourite posts.