Saturday, 30 June 2012

Modcloth Dresses

I love looking through the clothes on Modcloth's site, even though I never take the plunge and buy them, but there are four fashion bloggers I follow who I know do. So while I was adding to my own wishlist, I was noticing dresses that these four girls would probably love, so I thought I'd show you my picks for them:

Rebecca from The Clothes Horse

I chose the Swan in a Million Dress for Rebecca because she often wears sleeveless dresses
with above-the-knee skirts, and she sometimes wears ethereal prints like this.

I chose The On and Ombre Dress for Kate, because she often wears cute pastel dresses that sit
above the knee.

I chose the Retro Happy Day Dress for Sophie because she likes dresses with 70s prints, and now that she is preggers, this dress would expand with her growing belly!

Ally, from The Vintage Valley

I chose the Baba-Blue dress for Ally because she often wears 30's and 40's style dresses with an
I Love Lucy feel.

And for me, I chose the An Afternoon With You Dress,

because I like below-the-knee, architecturally-inspired art deco style dresses!

What's your style?

Go visit these adorable fashion bloggers and be inspired!


Thursday, 28 June 2012

River Picnic - A Snap, A Set and A Song

I love preparing for Thursday's post for A Snap, A Set, and A Song, because I can be creative with fashion, pictures and colour on Polyvore! This week's theme was River, and my first thought was of the film The Painted Veil, set in the 1920s in China.

My Snap is the well-known movie poster:

Such an awesome river shot!

My Set takes me on a river picnic through the Orient:

River Picnic

Sailor dress
€134 -

Leather shoes
$64 -

Brahmin handbag
$365 -

Sterling silver earrings
$59 -

Free People vintage umbrella
$98 -

Yves saint laurent perfume
$175 -

Stila gift sets kit
$45 -

Chinese Bridges Wallpaper
£89 -
$255 -

and My Song is the theme music from the film:

Pop along to A Snap, A Set and A Song to see other people's interpretations of the river theme!


Wednesday, 27 June 2012


Over at Sweet Little Pretties, Lisa is asking What is your Favourite Fruit? 
Mine is BANANAS!

Banana Split

Okay, so I like bananas with other stuff!
I think I gained 2 kilos just looking at all those yummies!
Hee, hee, hee!


Monday, 25 June 2012

It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

Hello, my bookish friends!

It was an exciting Saturday for me, because, although we don't have Book Expo America, we do have
Supanova Pop Culture Expo, where we can meet famous authors and actors! I could have spent thousands of dollars there on photos, signatures and books, of course. Well, in the end, I met these wonderful authors, Juliet Marillier and Marianne de Pierres (in the middle is actor Suzie Plakson from Star Trek):

Bevan McGuiness

and Colin Taber

and I stood near Matthew Reilly and Christopher Paolini, but their lines were too long to wait for an autograph. Cool to see them in the flesh though!
So now I have a new pile of fantasy, dark fantasy, adventure and cyberpunk dystopian books to read!

I'm loving all the gorgeous covers! Have you read any of these authors? They are all Australian, so possibly not, but they are all up there with the heavy weights like Robin Hobb and Suzanne Collins, so definitely worth a read.

We managed to see some of the visiting actors, Christopher Lloyd, Verne Troyer, Eric Roberts and Noah Hathaway from Neverending Story, but it was $40 for a photo and $30 for a signature, so we thought we'd just soak in their awesomeness from a distance! 

In other bookish news, I finished reading Insurgent and was COMPLETELY absorbed in it - 
just couldn't put it down. 

I enjoyed it more than Divergent because there was less violence and teenage romance, and more rebellion and mind control. The ending was BRILLIANT, and now I'm really looking forward to the third book in the series!

I also read Snow White and the Huntsmen this week. I was inspired to do so after seeing the film
Red Riding Hood, because of the whole modern fairytale thing.

And now I want to see the film of this one! Maybe we'll see it at the cinema next week. :)

Well I'm off to visit Book Journey, to see what everyone else is reading, and I might actually have time to comment this week!

See you there!

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Supanova Pop Culture Expo

With report writing over - finally!- weekends will be a bit more free! Today we are off to the Supanova Pop Culture Expo, where I hope to meet some famous authors and movie stars. We have been going to this expo for the last three years, and, while it's always a bit weird to see adults playing dress-ups, as they do, it's kinda cool too!

This year the authors visiting will be:

Love love love her books!

Mega famous!

 Also mega famous!

Writes brilliant dystopian novels

Writes cool fantasy books!

And there are some well known actors I would like to see:

from one of my all time fave movie trilogies, Back to the Future

who played Etreyu in Neverending Story (major hottie!)

Viktor Krum from the Harry Potter films (cute)

and Mini-me from the Austin Power films!

Looking forward to this, and hope to get some good pics to share with you!
If you live in Perth, might see you there!


Friday, 22 June 2012

Red Riding Hood - Film Love

On Fridays I like to share a film I've watched and loved in the past week. This one is not brand spanking new, but we watched it last night for the first time. The setting is wild and medieval, and the visuals stunning - how can you not love the red cloak against white snow and the dark wood of the forest?

 The story is of course based on the age old story of Little Red Riding Hood, but this time the wolf is a werewolf, and is someone who lives in the village. Red Riding Hood, or Valerie, is quite tortured trying to figure out the identity of the wolf, and I must admit, we didn't work it out before the reveal, but if you think about the original tale you should be able to at least eliminate some of the suspects. 

Valerie (played by the beautiful Amanda Seyfried) has two cute beaus from which to choose:
Peter played by Shiloh Fernandez

and Henry, played by Max Irons

Gary Oldman stars as the witch and werewolf hunter, Solomon:

and Billy Burke and Virginia Madsen are Red Riding Hood's parents (clever, mother/daughter match!)

Werewolves and love triangles seem to be a successful formula for films, and it was effective here too!

Gorgeous visuals, a great cast, an age old story and a mystery to solve make this film a definite one to watch!