Tuesday, October 26, 2010

SW Spell

My love affair with Samantha Wills jewellery continues. The latest addition to my small, but growing, collection is this gorgeous petite fleur ring.

SW Petite Fleur Ring

As soon as I laid eyes on this piece I knew that I had to have it. The striking turquoise stone and the beautiful intricate flower detailing is a match made in heaven. I just wished it was bigger so the whole world could see it when I wear it. It would have to be bigger than the moon, but I’m not complaining, I’d be more than happy to live in space inside a giant flower ring.

There are a zillion more pieces from her current ‘Le Marche D’epice’ collection that I must have. If anyone needs Christmas present ideas I would love the ‘Butter Bangle Set’ or the ‘Palace Guard Necklace’. If you need more ideas I also really like the ‘Rock Candy Ring – Whisky’. But beware, if you go onto her website you may come away a whole lot poorer than you already were. I guarantee you will fall in love with numerous pieces and the Samantha Wills spell will be well and truly cast on you, forever.

Somebody please please buy me more…


Maxi Goodness

Just a short post as a follow up from my last, I mentioned that I was going to try on a maxi dress. I went and had a look and tried it on, I didn’t want to get my hopes up because I’ve tried on a zillion maxi dresses and they’re always quite unflattering on my body. They tend to flow out from under my bust and make me look 6 months pregnant, which is not a good look, unless you are actually 6 months pregnant.

This dress came as a refreshing surprise, it fits nicely and the design is quite flattering. Because of the ruching, (or whatever you want to call it) it sits firm on my top part then starts to gently flow out from my waist. The back straps actually extend into a tie which you wrap around your waist a couple of times, cinching it in. The back of it is my favourite part, the detail is almost grecian-like, it adds a nice twist to what would have been a simple design. It’s a bit long to wear with flat sandals so I will either have to always wear it with heels or make it a tad shorter. I would like to make it slightly shorter but I’m so lazy when it comes to altering things. I’ll probably get around to it in about a year or two, and by that time I probably won’t even like it anymore. So it’s probably staying long.

Bardot Maxi Dress

I spent last weekend in Adelaide catching up with some of my husband’s family. I had a short look around at some shops, nothing really that exciting. I did find quite a few nice boutiques along this one street but everything was super expensive and I was in a bit of a rush. I did find this bag, I was drawn to the tribal pattern. It’s quite funky, and I love the strong shape of it. At the time I had been carrying around a smallish bag and I was thinking how good it felt not to be dragging around a gigantic sack. So I’m quite excited to be adding this smaller bag to my collection.

Tribal Bag

That's about all for now!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wishing and hoping, Santa

So, only a month or so after I posted about my desire for more frivolity, I'm back to my other mode. Typical. I'm quite schizophrenic in my shopping tastes. I think it has to do with living in my quite Euro-elegant apartment (photos soon - still waiting on my coffee table to arrive from Melbourne, and the place looks quite incomplete without it.) Anyway, since we moved in, I've already felt the pull back towards expensive and classy goods, specifically of the shoe and handbag variety. So if Santa were to bring me any of these, I would be ecstatically happy. (In FACT, I think if I had these two bags in my collection I would be almost entirely sated on the bag front, save the occasional sighing over a BV knot clutch. And I'd like something in brown leather as well. Oh, and I need something summery, too, like a Kate Spade wicker bag. So, ALMOST. But I digress. Santa would still be amply rewarded for these.)

A Louis Vuitton/Sofia Coppola collaboration bag, in suede asphalt

Sofia Coppola Louis Vuitton

Oh, I love this bag so desperately. It's so cool. It has the very desirable LV shape without screaming "I AM AN LV BAAAAG!!!" - I like the basic Speedy, but it's just so endlessly ripped off these days that I assume they are all fake, even the real ones. (Yes, even the ones in the window at LV, haha.) (Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good fake bag as much as the next girl, but a) they tend to not last long, due to cheap workmanship; and b) if I were going to spend LV money, I wouldn't spend it on something I myself think looks like I paid $15 for it.)

A Chanel 2.55

Chanel 2.55

Yeah yeah, I've mentioned this before. But I still want it bad. So classic. So ladylike. So never, ever going out of style. I have a pink inspired version that I got at Misch Masch in Fukuoka (um, I think?) but not the real deal. I'd like the version with the burgundy interior and black exterior, but I wouldn't kick an all-black version out of bed for eating crackers, if you know what I mean.

YSL Tribute sandals in brown

YSL Tribute Sandal

Le sigh le sigh. All so French, all so perfect. So many brands did knock-offs of these last year - the best, IMHO, were Steve Madden and Country Road - but I was too slow on the uptake to get them. I scour eBay quite regularly but so far no dice. Cultstatus has these in, and given that I walk by King St every day, it's taking a lot of my willpower not to go buy them.

So, dear Santa, that's my shopping list to the tune of about $7k. But you have elves that make these things, right? So it'll be no problem at all. Bisou bisou!