Shoes / Jeffrey Campbell (also seen here, similar and beautiful nude pair here)
Hat / Sydney Bondi Markets
Bag / Zara
While I am definitely no fashion model, I am a BIG fan of street style photography. Mainly because it demonstrates real-life people wearing clothes where they feel at ease, comfortable and placing their personal stamp on style, in what sometimes seems like a cookie cutter world.
Lately I've been searching for examples of people that truly love what they do for a living...as their means of living. Feeling the need for some real-life inspiration while I was uploading these photos tonight, I re-watched the documentary movie about Bill Cunningham, and boy, you can not watch a better example of someone that truly loves what they do, not for the money, not for status, not for fame and not for self validation,
but for pure personal fulfillment (possibly bordering on obsession also, but you get the point). If you haven't watched the movie before, I definitely recommend that you do! Bill seems like the nicest guy, and I would love love LOVE to meet him someday! And now that I've had a little bit of reignited inspiration, for a few life decisions to be made, I'm feeling quite positive for what's to come in the future.
SO glad it's Friday! Happy weekend everyone!
p.s. here was A little bit of Boho round one
Passion Coco Delicious recipeadapted from taste.com.au
Prep time: 20 mins
Cooking time: 30-35mins in the oven
- 1 cup Self Raising flour, sifted
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1/2 cup toasted shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 egg
- 80gm melted (and cooled) butter
- 3 tsps (organic) cornflour
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 ripe passionfruit with pulp scooped out
- Pre-heat your oven to 180 degree, and grease a baking dish that is 20cm x 25cm (a baking dish that holds 6 cups of water will also do, but if it is quite deep, you will have to increase the baking time)
- Combine sifted flour, sugar & toasted coconut in a large bowl.
- In a separate jug, whisk together the coconut milk, water, egg and butter, then gently fold into the dry ingredients. Carefully spoon out the batter into your prepared baking dish and set aside
- Mix together the cornflour and sugar then sprinkle this over the batter that's in the baking dish.
- Pour lemon juice and milk together into a small saucepan and place over heat, stirring constantly until the mixture just comes to the boil.
- Take the saucepan off the heat and stir in the passionfruit pulp.
- Pour this over the back of a large metal spoon (so that the sauce doesn't cut through the batter) onto your baking dish batter, and place in the oven for 30-35 mins.
- Serve warm with a sprinkling of icing sugar and perhaps some vanilla ice cream or creme fraiche!
Jeffrey Campbell 'Seneca'
Stripe Tee / T By Alexander Wang
Shorts / Forever 21
Clutch / Country Road
Lipstick / NARS 'Dragon Girl'
Sunglasses / Ray Ban
The sun is setting faster and I'm noticing more and more autumn leaves on the ground every night I walk Bailey Buster Lee now. But still for us, we are lucky that Sydney provides a warmer climate so that wearing t-shirts and shorts is still allowed. My love for studded features hasn't faded across any season or trend over the years. In or out, I love items with interesting edgy details all the same. Ever since I saw the unattainable original Chloe Sandals worn by Ashley here, I have stalked this affordable pair of shoes for months until it was on sale. Hello affordable. Hello Pretty. Hello, hello, hello comfort. I may not have the ideal legs, but who cares when shoes are this comfortable! Even Jase thinks these shoes are cool. What a bonus!
We have been wanting to see the Wolf of Wall Street for ages and finally did this past weekend. Absolutely loved it and Leo better get an Oscar is all I'm going to say!!!! Bring on the Oscars this weekend!
I hope everyone's week is shaping up a bit better than mine, this Corporate deal is getting to be quite draining! Thank God for this blog!
Every now and then I feel the urge to play makeup and hair and the best time to do it is when your friends have a birthday or special occasion coming up. Last month, it was Marissa's birthday and so before we went out to enjoy a delicious meal of Lebanese food with a group of friends, I offered to give her a little birthday makeover. I was feeling in the mood for a bit of smokey eye, and she was in the mood for a bit of plaiting (a dutch crown braid it was!).
Some items used in the above look include:
- Chanel Vitalumiere Foundation
- MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium Plus
- MAC Mineralize blush in Warm Soul
- Kevyn Aucoin Bronzing veil
- Naked 2 palette
- Eyeko Curvy Mascara (I am still loving this since the last post by the way!)
- Kardashian Beauty In The Nude lipgloss and lipstick set
I'm feeling amped to up the practice a lot more this year so I'm planning to steal my girlfriends one by one to borrow their beautiful faces to really get back into it! I'm feeling the need for sleepovers, junk food, 'sex and the city' on the TV on repeat, makeup and brushes all laid out and of course, plenty of hair plaiting trains.