Remember a time…

I wanted these photos to look old fashioned, so I took them on Instagram. You might recognise this dress from a post I did last week about ASOS’s new Spring Summer collection.

Happy Friday!

Do you like to wear hats in summer? I like a very certain type of hat, in that I like wide brim floppy varieties, but not say, a baseball cap.

New Accessories

I just adore accessories and I’ve realised lately that I don’t do posts dedicated solely to these trinkets that I love so much. I used to do it all the time and now I’ve put this together I’m wondering why I don’t do them more often.

New Day

This blog post is dedicated to the Irish national Jill Meagher who was abducted, raped and murdered this week in Melbourne. I understand that this is a departure from usual blog content, but I wanted to acknowledge this story because its really affected me.

Boticca

This is a recent addition to my wardrobe in the lead up to Spring/Summer here in Australia: the ‘Big Ben’ bag in white leather by Torula from Boticca.com.

These earrings deserve an animated .GIF

I bought these earrings to wear to Melbourne Spring Fashion Week that has just come and gone and you’ve seen one single picture of them but really, you have to see them with ‘movement’ hence the .GIF. They are deserving of that I think.

The Light Belongs To Yves Saint Laurent: Touche Éclat

One Touche Éclat is sold every 10 seconds around the globe. It’s really quite staggering when you think about it. I started to use it years ago when I bought it on a trip to Europe, so when YSL asked me if I wanted to talk about the product, and of course offer you the chance to try it, it seemed quite a natural synergy.

Welcome to my wardrobe: Vintage 70s Dresses

For me, there is something so perfect about soft, cotton 70s dresses for summer. I love the Laura Ashley look too, you might remember I recently blogged about a new season Laura Ashley skirt.

These need some small alterations, to be cleaned and pressed but I can’t wait to share them with you as the months get warmer.

The Weekend

I did all sorts of things this weekend, mostly it was a lovely chance to relax and catch up on things after fashion week and the races last weekend. It also gave me a chance to sort of a heap of new things that I have lying around that I just haven’t had a chance to feature as yet.

Fringe Benefits: Oroton ‘Serene’ leather tote

when I saw that Oroton were having 75% off store wide at their DFO store, I kind of thought to myself, ‘Le sigh, ‘store wide’ probably means off that pile of wallets sitting in the corner.’

Well, it didn’t. It literally meant 75% off the retail price of every single item in the store. Behold…

MSFW 2012 Highlights: Carly Hunter

I really enjoyed the Carly Hunter show last week at MSFW 2012. Mainly it was the gigantic, silver, arrow earrings that caught my eye but I also thought that the digital prints were done in a way that was not derivative like much of what I saw at Australian Fashion Week earlier in the year.

Canturi Jewels

Canturi threw open their doors for a brunch where you could go along and meet Stephano Canturi himself and see (and touch, and wear, and drool over) their very latest collection, ‘Odyssey.’

Made In Earth Creations

Made In Earth Creations (MIEC) is an Australian owned jewellery business established in 1999 by Bunny Bedi. MIEC uses 925 sterling silver set with the finest quality natural crystals and gemstones sourced from all around the globe.

Lady Melbourne for The Electric Lounge

I’ve been working on a project behind the scenes for about a month, called ‘The Electric Lounge’ for Westfield that I can now share with you all. Westfield partnered with five fashion bloggers to capture their favourite looks for the season, here’s mine!

In the Shadows

In my last blog post I launched my eBook ‘The Ins & Outs of A Media Kit For Bloggers’ of which I’m proud as punch, and it’s now got me thinking about my next one. The other hot topic people want to know about is photography and these photos are a great example of just how far I’m come as someone who is largely self taught.

Nanna chic: Millers

For those of you overseas readers, Millers is a budget clothing retailer here in Australia that caters mainly to an older demographic. It’s not exactly fashion forward and you will never see their items grace the pages of Vogue et al.

From Europe with love

There is a shop called Episode on Sydney Rd where I’ve been shopping now for about 10 years. It’s moved in recent times, still on Sydney Rd but downsized to a smaller premises and started to sell new clothes.

Oscar Oscar Winner Makeover

You may remember that I recently hosted a competition for one of you to win a hair makeover courtesy of Oscar Oscar Southland. Natalie the winner and I went along to check things out.!

Sneak peek: Meet Sophie Kyron

Last week I got to meet one of my favourite Australian designers, Sophie Kyron. I’ve done a 30 minute interview with her so while that downloads and I transcribe it, here is a little teaser of what you can expect photo wise. I’m pretty thrilled I have to say!

Inside

In addition to shooting outside at The Vibe Carlton there were a couple more indoor shots taken indoors but that didn’t fit with the last ‘story’ but that I wanted to share.

The Motel

What a weekend! On Friday night The Gardener and I went to the opening night of Bild Lilli at the Malthouse theatre and stayed over night at Vibe Hotel in Carlton indulging in the Look Polished package. A little stay-cation if you will.

In love with: Rose Gold

I haven’t ever really worn rose gold so I thought I’d try my luck. At the moment it’s only costume jewellery, but its a nice way to ease myself into what looks like a new love affair with rose gold.

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent

In June this year it was reported that the new creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane, was set to change the name of the iconic Parisian label. So what did I do? I went onto Etsy the moment I heard(via Twitter of course) and bought myself a little piece of this iconic label.

Sophie Kyron

Perth based Kyron has a dedicated following here in Australia and I hope you can see why in the photos below. I think that her ‘Delicate Armour’ collection is one of her best yet combining semi-precious stones, glass beads, swarovski crystals and brass stampings.

This week on Instagram

There has been plenty happening this week on Instagram and you don’t have to be a member to view my photos(although it’s always nice to join the club!) You can check out my Statigr.am account.

Softly Softly

You may remember this skirt from my time at MBFWA earlier in the year and when I blogged about it. I bought it at a church op-shop for a song, it was really all about the fabric at the time because it came with a matching and rather ugly top.

Australian Shoe Label ‘The Horse’

Every now and again when I am shopping, or if I am offered to try a product I think to myself, ‘Why not step outside your comfort zone Lady M? I took a punt on these shoes from Australian label ‘The Horse’ who are a husband and wife team from NSW and I think I’ve hit a little gold mine.

DIY crystal cuff

When The Gardener presented me with this orange, resin, cuff for my birthday earlier in the year it was quite a funny situation: he knows good and well about my aversion to orange but bought it anyway because he liked it

Recent Purchases

I bought this powder blue, pure angora wool skirt on Etsy last week and I CAN’T WAIT for it to arrive. The weather is starting to get quite brisk here in Melbourne and I just know this is going to keep me perfectly warm. Stay tuned!

The Cookie Monster

I bought this long, pure wool, electric blue cardigan/jacket at Episode for $50. Thinking that I looked nothing short of AWESOME I asked The Gardener what he thought ahead of our regular Sunday coffee date and he simply replied, ‘The Cookie Monster.’

Sun:Day

Sunny but most definitely wintry here today in Melbourne. I probably could have done with an extra layer but relied upon the fact that I knew I was going to be inside and nice and cosy.