Monday, August 24, 2009
Check out Bakerella's adorable cowgirl cookie jar gift idea. I thought it would make a great wedding favour or party gift.
Go to her website for all the details on how to make these and for a downloadable pdf for the sticker labels.
A++ to Bakerella for this one!
Pics via Bakerella
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I had the extraordinary good fortune of seeing Dita Von Teese perform at the Crazy Horse in Paris on Valentine's Day this year..... a good fortune.... aaaaand it cost a small fortune too! (I'm still paying it off!)
Daniel and I left our Paris apartment near Pont Neuf in the Latin Quarter to make our way to dinner in the early evening. It was about 5 degrees celsius, but I couldn't go past red lipstick, a 50s style floral skirt, back-seam fishnets and peep-toe heels. We struggled to find a taxi so headed toward the club via the Metro.
We had booked dinner and show tickets. We had champagne, pumpkin and pancetta soup and asian fusion fish for dinner, rose water and chocolate mousse for dessert. We then made our way across the road for the show. We were seated with two other couples in this tiny booth in the packed Crazy Horse with a bottle of champagne between Daniel and I. We sat impatiently and waited for the show to begin.
There was an interesting mix of people there that night- some fetish enthusiasts, goths, vintage clad twenty somethings, lots of men yet mainly women. The Crazy Horse was everything a burlesque bar should be- red, plush, seedy, quaint. The dancers were stunningly beautiful, the staging perfect. And then Dita...
She was exquisite. She moved like a pinup. She stripped for us and yet concealed herself from us. The epitome of "teese". She did 4 numbers throughout the show and was greeted with woots and cheers from mainly the ladies in the audience.
After the show we walked across the Seine and found a taxi. In my baby French I directed him to the apartment. When we got upstairs, Daniel and I got ready for bed, hopped in and snacked on Laduree macaroons before falling asleep infront of the tv, snuggling.
What an amazing night.
A very very very talented.... (and might I add GORGEOUS).... friend of mine, Andy Bull, has just released his first record, We're Too Young. If you love him, please support him by buying his album or a song from iTunes or from his website.
Oh, and if you're wondering why he looks familiar, he was one of this year's Cleo Bachelor of the Year contestants, and has been featured in Harpers Bazaar as well.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I'm desperately seeking a photographer in Sydney with an aesthetic like this. I like the day shots from one photographer, but not their night shots, or someone takes good still life shots and horrible people shots.... argh! I'm seriously considering flying in a photographer from overseas!
Anyhoo.... enough of my little rant... here is a wonderfully gorgeous photoshoot by Lisa Lefkowitz for Brides Northern California. For the full list of vendor details see below.
Pics via Ritzy Bee Blog
Vendor details via Style Me Pretty
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
You have to check out the beautiful photography and cinematography of Josh Goleman.
I was so taken by two weddings that he had photographed, for Adam + Hali (in a post below) and the wedding of Ed + Ginny.
Watch this video he put together for Ed + Ginny. It's beautiful.
This is a very special wedding.
Photos via OnceWed
Video via Josh Goleman's blog
Monday, August 10, 2009
There are few movies that are a huge inspiration to me stylistically. One of them being Sofia Coppola's, Marie Antoinette.
I love the colour palette for the whole film, the clothes, the shoes, the Laduree cakes! I've seen this film a million times and I'm not about to stop!
Above are some images that add to the Marie Antoinette theme.
Images via Vi.sualize.us
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
I stumbled across a beautiful pink party for Sharnel's little girl, of My Life- My Loves blog.
I love the consistency of the colour palette, Amy Atlas inspired dessert buffet, Martha Stewart-esque pom poms and the beautiful photography of Leanne Stamatellos.
A+ for your stunning work, Sharnel!
Photos via My Life-My Loves Blog.