Monday, May 25, 2009

Gone Gaga....

Last friay night I was lucky enough to be able to go and see Lady Gaga support the Pussycat Dolls world tour when they were in Sydney!

The concert was amazing! I love Lady Gaga and was sooo excited to see her live. I had fun with the rest of the crowd singing/screaming along to the lyrics!
In the spirit of all things GAGA a week before the concert i decided to dress up for fun. I took inspiration from her style and took some photos, this is how it turned out:

Friday, May 15, 2009

Costumes and Theme Parties!

Last weekend I went to 2 themed birthday parties! The first as you know was "fantasy" and the second was "European".

Making my mermaid costume was a bit rushed as I made my own pattern and finished the costume in only 2 afternoons. I think it turned out really well, as lots of people commented on it. The blue shiny top is a strapless leotard and my tail was a pencil shirt with crazy ruffles at the hem. I was also inspired by the Romance Was Born dress I've already mentioned in an older post I thought I would pose similarly.....

A few people at the party thought that I was Disney's "Little Mermaid" despite not having red hair...

My second party was "European" so I decided to go as a parisian lady. I would of totally gone as Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's but its not really very European, even though I identify her style with parisian fashions from that era. I didn't go too over board with costuming having put all my rushed time into being a proper mermaid, so just wore a simple black dress, Chanel Scarf (not real Chanel), beret and cigarette holder.

dress - Sportsgirl, beret - borrowed, scarf - Thailand market

Not really being able to dress as Holly Golightly I specially bought a cigarette holder, as it reminds me of her character and Paris ladies:
With 2 costume parties it was a pretty fun weekend!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Mermaids... Mermaids

do you have mermaid parties beneath the sea? (am I invited?)

at these mermaid parties do you smoke seaweed? (if so, then how do you light it?)

are you the answer to a drunken sailor's lonely wish? (shhh)

or are you an optical illusion caused by a woman sitting on a rock, holding half a fish? (half a shapely halibut)

(Flight of the Conchords, ep. 9)

Tomorrow I am going to a 'fantasy' theme 18th. After a trip to the costume hire store decided that I could sew a costme for half the price and be able to keep it, sooo... I am making a mermaid costume.

I have been inspired by many mermaid formal dresses as well as the normal sequin costumes:

I've decided to make a leotard and then a sequin skirt with poofy tuelle to go over the top..oh the fun of looking like a weirdo! This is the front of the leotard so far and the fabric for the skirt ..

Also thought I'd post what I wore today...
Info: Jacket - Valley Girl, Dress - DYI, Slip - Sportsgirl, Bag - Sportsgirl, Tights - Myer,
Pearls - DYI...
This is my new handbag... i really love it !

Friday, May 1, 2009

Aussie Fashion Week 0 Niner

This week it has been Rosemount Australian Fashion Week and I would say that my 2 picks would have to be.. Karla Spetic and Romance Was Born.

Karla Spetic..

Satin floral leggings! They are amazing! Although the model looks a bit stunned in the photo I love this look. Feminine with pinks and florals and masculine with the tailored jacket.

Crochet mini dress and in black too! The black looks really good against the model's blonde hair.. the style is almost summery, something that you could wear to the beach but because of the dark colour I would wear this number out at night.I love the simplicity of this dress, the classic colour and the silhouette the dress creates. I also love the cut away shoulders!

Romance Was Born...

I really like the quirkyness of Romance Was Born!

Their unique fabrics and styles .. they are so different to what everyone else is showing

In this look I love the massive hair! and the colour of the fabric she almost looks like a mermaid.

I really love white lace. Although it reminds me of 1980s wedding dresses and young Madonna I really have a soft spot for it. Photo Credit: