October 30, 2011

Anne Geddes Baby

My mother called me up today to ask if I had watched the new Anne Geddes TV show yesterday. The timing of her call would have been more appropriate yesterday seeing as I was home. She usually does but it must have slipped her mind. Thankfully we live in such a digital world that I was able to find some footage of the show.

Now I love the relationship I have with my mother – she’ll always put her two cents in, but she also remembers details and interests in my life that when she stumbles across something she’ll make sure that I’m fully aware of it; the beauty of a simple telephone call. And that’s the subject of today’s post – Anne Geddes. Remembering way back from my childhood (that I have since forgotten) was my love for Anne Geddes’ work; in particularly her 1996 calendar “Down in the Garden” which was also a coffee table book. My mother had purchased that calendar for me while she was in the newsagency to buy the day’s newspaper. I might have begged and pleaded that she buy it for me (I was 10) and thankfully she did thinking that I would hang it up in my room (with my My Little Pony bedspread). But alas I took hand of some scissors and cut it all up so that I could cover my school books with them. Recalling that childhood memory suddenly dawned on me that my interest and appreciation in beautiful photography (and art in general) had spanned for much longer than I had originally thought.

Can you remember the moment in your life that first inspired you?

Waterlily, 1996 (DOWN IN THE GARDEN) via
My other personal favourites:
Julia Snail, 1994 (DOWN IN THE GARDEN) via
Jack Holding Maneesha, 1993 (UNTIL NOW) via
Jack & the Triplets, 1999 (PURE) via

Anne Geddes' Recent projects:
  • Merino Wool Campaign with The Woolmark Company
  • Launch of her Australian Magazine "my Pregnancy: A Woman's Story". The magazine can also be viewed in digital form. Interviews of some of the women featured have also been documented as a TV series aired on Channel 7TWO on Saturday 4:30PM (AEST)
  • Launch of her new coffee-table book "Beginnings" (also available in digital form via Kindle and iBooks). A 56 minute documentary to coincide with this project was produced and can be downloaded from iTunes. Definitely worth watching!

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October 26, 2011

Pretty Phalanges

What better way to express yourself than to paint your nails! 
I recently bought (well it was free using my David Jones AMEX rewards card) a bottle of OPI nail polish in a reddish-coral colour. It's really hard to explain as I noticed it changes a few shades depending on the light (how subtle). Now you really can't buy much out of a $20 gift card so I've decided to use those freebies to start investing in nail polish! A 15ml bottle only costs $19.95. Sounds logical no?!

I'm loving the brights at the moment. Well it is Spring after all! Which colour will you be wearing?
This is the colour I bought over the weekend. You like?
In the not so distant future these too will be mine!!
you like?
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October 23, 2011

Henri Cartier-Bresson

The Man, The Image, & The World 

With my new found love for photography my recently married friend Jenny called me up to check out this new exhibit at the Queensland Art Gallery (Southbank). It was for Henri Cartier-Bresson - one of the original masters of street photography and modern photo journalism. The exhibition is running until the 27th November 2011 so check it out before it ends. His work is simply breath taking. It certainly fuels my passion to continue travelling in the near future and capturing those moments in life that we take for granted.  

The world is so big and unknown; she's patiently waiting for us to discover her hidden secrets in the most obscure parts of the world. All you need is courage, an open mind, and a camera.

"You just have to live and life will give you pictures." Henri Cartier-Bresson

Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Srinagar Kashmir 1948 via
Hyères, France 1932 via
Leningrad, Russia 1973 via
Volcano of Popocatepetl, Mexico, 1964 via
New York 1947 via

Below are just a few shots I took before the exhibition.
southbank's wheel
loving my floral print maxi skirt
beautiful lace detail on Jenny's dress

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October 9, 2011


Sarah Burton what can I say. Lee Alexander McQueen would be proud; very proud. 
Here are my favourite pieces from the fashion house presented at Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011-12 show. I'll let the pictures do the talking. But know this, the Alexander McQueen woman is super fierce.

October 7, 2011

Pièce de Résistance

Wow! Paris Fashion Week never fails to amaze me each year, each season! Here's a few of my favourites from Spring/Summer 2011-12.

Valentino: Another beautiful ethereal collection from the fashion house. Definitely still in safe hands since the original grand master retired back in 2008.
Chanel: Karl Lagerfeld proves once again why he has led the industry for six decades.
Louis Vuitton: Marc Jacobs keeps to his playful, youthful side.
Collette Dinnigan: Continues to amaze me with her use of delicate lace.

IMAGES: Style.com

October 6, 2011

The Apple That Changed The World...Again

I doubt I was the only person who shed a tear for Steve Jobs today. 

"We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will."

IMAGES: Apple & MacTrast

October 2, 2011

Santa Came Early - very early

For a long time now I've been on the hunt for a new swimsuit for spring/summer. But alas never really found the wow factor in the numerous designs available in store. Until now - Zimmermann's collection for SS 2011/12 was simply outstanding! Flicking through the online catalogues and look-books I came across this stunning floral paisley print; it was enough for me to organise a trip to the CBD store to try it on (I'm still a loyal fan to the physical shopping experience and besides I hadn't seen my favourite shop assistant Vella in ages)! I originally tried on the bikini option but it was disappointing and unflattering for my shape. Dismayed but still hopeful I thought I'd try the one piece (because the print was just beautiful; I had to have it). Normally I'm not a one piece fan as it reminds me of high school swim lessons but once I tried on the one piece I knew it was an instant WINNER! 

What do you think of my very early Christmas present to myself? 

all photos taken by me on my Olympus PEN Lite E-PL2


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