Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Silver Lining...

Huzzah....finally an outfit post!! i have a very long list of excuses as to why its taken me so long...top of the list is the move to my new house!! but i wont bore you with the rest of the excuses..so tadaa!! here is what will be my new outfit backdrop a little nicer than my usual limestone wall you think?? the flat has a beautiful back area with a huge entertainment area and my new flatmate is super sweet...although im still kinda shy about taking photos of myself in front of her yet...i don't want her thinking im a freak just yet!!
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So we have officially hit Winter and i couldn't be more happier i love layering, coloured tights and huge jackets...and sleeping in while the rain pours down!! if you follow me on Twitter you know i was on the hunt for red tights and FINALLY found some because im so tall all i could find was small sizes..grr!! so i was really excited to play with the colours and put some outfits together with them..(also gave me some ideas for outfits for Melbourne next week since its going to be freezing)
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I love this little water feature in the backyard..totally adorable!! So if your all wondering what ive been up to ive been trying to unpack my room (still...i know im lazy) hanging out with my lovely man eating way too many San Churros doughnuts and hot chocolate and trying to get back into my regular blogging routine... (which i am trying so very hard to do..)
Ill also be updating the shop when i get back from Melbourne next week so keep an eye out for some cute winter pieces!!!
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There is so much for me to organise this week packing for Melbourne, finding an engagement party dress for this weekend, photographing stock for the shop and eating lots of pizza...toooo much to do!!! i hope your all having a swell week...
*P.S please ignore my scrunchy skirt...sitting for a long time then taking photos is a big no no*
XX
(Wearing: Dotti striped shirt & red tights, Vintage black pencil skirt, Tony Bianco pumps, Vintage trench coat & Collette studded bag)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Instagram..

An iphone application im way too late on discovering and now am making up for lost time with multiple photo taking!! no one is safe anymore the iphone is whipped out at any chance and will be shoved in your face and converted into wonderful dreamy sepia toned vintage polaroids...bliss!!!!
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1 - Housemates Hand Fan
2 - The Vintage Valley clothing racks
3- Road trip with the girls
4 - My jewellery box ive had since i was 5
5 - My JoTote camera bag and vintage hat
6 - Vintage 50's ball dress and record player
7 - One of the new kitties that live with me..look at those eyes
8 - Stormy clouds in Perth (tea weather)
9 - Poppies on the sidewalk
10 - The kitties playing in the kitchen
11 - Me and Teg's at brunch with the girls
12 - Bubble Tea (of course)
13 - Boris my best friends bulldog..he is wonderful..and i love him
14 - Pear Cider..while on vacation at the beach
15 - Beach Bliss
16 - FiFi the cutest Poodle ever
17 - Boston Babes shoes...love

I hope your all having a swell Wednesday, i stupidly left the camera battery charger at my old house so there has been no outfit posts so far..(head smack) but hopefully ill pick it up tomorrow and have an outfit to post for Friday (fingers crossed).
This week has been a jumble of getting settled in the new house, learning im quite happy living in a fort of cardboard boxes if that means i don't have to unpack them and cursing at technology because getting internet connection was the bane of my existence for a week or so...its really terrible how much i rely on it!!!!!
Anyhoo....im going to go give the kitties a scratch and try to find my wooly socks in one of the boxes...its freezing today XX

*Also if you have a moment to pop on over to Modly Chic to read Miss Melissa's tips on vintage shopping she mentions The Vintage Valley and is also wearing one of my fav pieces she bought the mustard mini dress..she looks amazing in it*

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Colour Block...

Im moving house this weekend so i didn't get the chance to take a photograph of my outfit today (as its moving jeans and a dusty t-shirt) so i thought id upload an outfit i wore this week when the sun was shining a little, i love to colour block and mix colours especially bright ones!! rules were meant to be broken right...
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Im super sad but excited about this next chapter in my life moving into a new house in a new suburb, im going to miss living in Mt Lawley though with all my girls its nice to be surrounded by your friends but here's to new adventures and a new backdrop for all my photos hahaha!!!
Im also super excited to go to Melbourne in a few weeks with my man.. hes spoiling me for a few days and im too excited, its so nice to have someone amazing in my life id almost forgotten what it felt like to be in love!!

So im sorry the post is short but i have a bed to take apart (worst part of moving) id have to say im the worst packer im always sitting down going through old photos and yearbooks haha well i better chop chop..

Also if you don't already know The Vintage Valley is having a moving clearance sale so pop on over to get some bargains XX
(Wearing: Vintage yellow dress from the shop, vintage patent red belt, Electric Blue bow heels, Vintage Makeup bag)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Moving House Clearance Sale...

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Hello ladies, i just wanted to pop in today and let you know about the clearance sale im having in The Vintage Valley Shop!! As you know im moving house on Saturday so im trying to lighten the transition for me and give you all a little something by offering you 20% off all items in the shop..
So if you have had your eye on something now is the time to grab it XX
Phew now to start packing again!! Ill be back tomorrow with an outfit post..

Monday, May 16, 2011

Irina Werning..

As im sure you all may know photography used to be a pretty big part of my life i photographed diamond jewellery for five years and before that did a little freelance work for weddings or portraits i originally wanted to be a photographer when i had a job at a digital printing company in the city, there was a lady who would come in a get her large scale landscape photo prints done and i used to find myself infatuated with how she captured them, the light, even the story behind the photograph all the photos were of the Australian landscape glittering gold flecked beaches at sunset and the vast dry rocky orange's of the outback and id have to say that's where i realized this was something i really wanted to learn how to do!! to capture the world at its most beautiful..

I borrowed a camera (as i was rather broke) and I took classes and found i really had a passion for macro photography (which is where jewellery came in) but after five years of being cooped up to a desk going through the daily motions i found myself loosing my passion for photography, not only would i come home and not even have the urge to pick up my camera but i just wasn't interested in general... So i have been out of that job for more than a couple of months and i have been slowly but surely getting my passion back, and im excited to get some creative juices flowing again!!!

Anyway after that rather long explanation what i was trying to say was that im taking inspiration from alot of photographers at the moment in particular these images caught my eye (im sure you have seen them all over the internet already)!! pretty awesome huh.. this is the work of Irina Werning she said she had always had a snooping urge to see baby pictures of people and started to re-enact the photographs of them when they were older last year to create a series called Back To The Future...
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Everything matches from the clothing to facial expressions even the photo processing its a stroke of genius!!! my favourite is the little girl & lady holding her purse next to the pillar so adorable...Makes me want to get a baby picture and re-enact it myself...in fact i just might!!!
Its given me a kick up the bottom to get out there and experiment a little again..
You can see more of the series here.....she is also in the process of doing Back To The Future 2011 i cant wait to see what she comes up with.

XX

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I Am Vintage Lover..

On Tuesday afternoon while i was sorting through mounds of clothes to hem my flatmate brought in a package that had been dropped off by our trusty postman....after i (practically ripped it apart) i started sreaming omg..omg.. and then tripped over my laptop cord to get to my bedroom to try on this gorgeous dress that was sent to me by the lovely Jaharn of I Am Vintage Lover
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She was very cheeky and got my postal address after i had gushed to her over twitter about this amazing dress in her collection she was ever so sweet to send it to me... i really dont get used to amazing ladies sending me things although id have to say that this dress has stolen my heart...its one of a kind..and fits like it was made for me (it also makes me feel like a cross between a 60's mod go go dancer and a school girl..perfection)!!! thank you, thank you!! i love the little vintage community we have im so luck to be a part of it and have gotten to know so many amazing and creative ladies xx
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Iamvintagelover is an online vintage store that sells hand selected pretty pieces so if you are on the hunt for some vintage goods pop on over and send her some love..also she runs a pretty amazing blog too and posts everything from her top style pics to little DIY projects.. i love this one.You can also follow her tweets here too Xx

I Styled the dress with a vintage sheer pussy bow blouse and a vintage bow clutch and sailor scarf i think the dress speaks for itself and dosent need too much embellishment..although in winter it will be perfect with some mulberry stockings and a cream peacoat!!!!!

As i posted on Wednesday i have been trying to put together a look book for The Vintage Valley...its really exciting and its a chance to get the creative juices flowing, at the moment im sourcing locations ive already found models and now im sorting out the pieces i want to use...i cant wait to share with you all the small details.. and finally the finished product (eventually)
There is so much i want to do with The Vintage Valley label and so many places i hope it will go, its a bit bizarre to finally see some of it happening!!!

So now im off to get a bubble tea (i tried Mango milk tea with rainbow jellys yesterday yummm) and finish up some emails..I hope you all have a swell weekend planned XX