Thursday, 29 September 2011

Lust-Haves: Sleepyhead.

You all have permission to put your hand through your computer screens and slap me over the head because I am late in posting a Lust-Haves list, AGAIN. I miss having a working and fast and reliable internet connection. Crying myself a river right now. 

I'm constantly tired these days, so what subject matter to compile this week than sleepwear! Forget about a singlet and tracksuit pants; pyjamas deserve a bit of fashion loving too. 

Peter Alexander Floral Jumpsuit (AU$59.90)
Burberry Brit Checked Silk-Chiffon Pyjama Shorts (£129.17)

BDG Lounge Pant (US$29.00)
Victoria's Secret Supersoft Slipper (US$25.00)

Juicy Couture Draw Tie Burn Out Dot Nighty (AU$98.95)
Kiku Satin Spring Cherry Kimono (AU$115.02)


Saturday, 24 September 2011




Here are some recent nail designs that I've been sporting around town:

1.  Drippy
Butter London 3 Free Nail Lacquer (base)
OPI Skulls + Glossbones (drip)

2.  Glitterbomb!
China Glaze Longing (base)
OPI Doll House (glitter)

3. Ombre
China Glaze Evening Seduction (pinky)
China Glaze Spontaneous (ring finger)
China Glaze Who's Wearing What (middle finger)
China Glaze Light as Air (point finger)
China Glaze Longing (thumb)

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Lust-Haves: Chocolate Cure.

I have been tortured by my OCD-ness for my failure to write up this week's Lust-Haves on time. But in my defense, I have been extremely busy and exhausted with our house renovations - construction noises are a really effective, albeit ungodly early, alarm clock. Plus, I have lost count of how many times I have traipse up and down our new stairs to move the contents of my closet alone. This exhaustion, coupled with the fact that I am on a weight-loss shake program (aim: lose around 5kg - hello bikini bod!), has me hankering for a much needed sugar fix. 

So for those of you who were expecting some sartorial inspiration, I am really sorry, my friends. Here are some photos of my favourite chocolate fixes instead. 

Photos courtesy of Google Image

Lust. Nom.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Colour Me Pretty.

Three weeks ago (yes, that is how backlogged I am when it comes to blogging), I had the pleasure of going to an Illamasqua masterclass held by the make up maestro Nicola Burford.

Illamasqua is a London brand that celebrates the "alternative"in us all. Heavily influenced by the hedonism and underground vibe of the 1920s, their makeup gives you a platform to be truly dramatic and self-expressive. 

For the Myer S/S 2011 show. Theme: Golden Goddess.

The class was, in one word, awesome. Nicola was so generous, giving many little make-up tricks and encouraging us all to make full use of the statement trends this season: i.e. dramatic and colourful eyes, cheeks, and lips.  Colour blocking is not only a hot trend in fashion, but in makeup too!

The most important philosophy that I took away from the class was that any colour combination can work well together - all you have to do (MUST do) is make sure the undertones of the colours and shades that you use match with each other, and for the love of all things beautiful, the shades must complement your overall skin undertone. For example, I have a cooler undertone, and I had never thought to use a green eyeshadow, mostly due to the fact that I didn't want to resemble some cheap Australian green & yellow (read: Asian skintone) merchandise you can get at the $2 shop. Oh, how wrong I was. The only trick is to find the RIGHT shade of green - and luckily, the bright colour trend that is the rage at the moment meant that I had a lot of cool shades to choose from. 

Nicola in her element, with the beautiful model Charlie (sp?). Photo courtesy of Miss Adeline

Frances, one of the lovely people from the Illamasqua counter at Myer Sydney, not only recommended that I use a green eyeshadow, but matched it with a baby pink lipstick, and a subtle orange blush!

Product Roll Call
Foundation: Skin Base in No. 7
Gleam Cream (for a little sparkle)
Eye Shadow: Dare
Eye Pencil: Whiplash 
Eye Shadow: Slink (used as highlighter above cheeks)
Powder Blush: Lover
Lipstick: Liv
Lip Pencil: Bait
Lip gloss: Divine (sheer)
Mascara: Harness

Ta-da! Here are the results (photos courtesy of Miss Adeline from Through Beauty Eyes as I was negligent and forgot to bring my camera): 

Before you experiment with colour blocking your makeup, make sure that the colours you choose match your outfit. This is a very important but oft ignored step. As you can see in the pictures above, I was wearing neutral colours that day - so Nicola recommended that I use more pastel brights. My friend, Adeline, was wearing more bright colours, so dramatic colours like orange and electric blue worked well with her outfit. 

I ended up purchasing the Skin Base (oh-my-god-best-foundation-ever), eye shadow and eye pencil, despite my (poorly upheld) shopping ban. Thank you Nicola and the Illamasqua team for such a great time! xx.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Lust-Haves: NYFW edition.

I have been waxing lyrical on twitter about how great it would be to be in New York right now. With the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 on the back of everyone's minds, New Yorkers have been celebrating the vibrancy and resilience of their city, and stamping their fashion authority on the rest of the world. 

New York's Vogue Fashion Night Out had designers, supermodels, celebrities, bloggers and the public showcasing how fun shopping can be, with impromptu block parties, DJs in shops and in-store fashion shows. And throughout this week (and next week), florals, prints, colours and drop dead gorgeous designs have invaded the city for Fashion Week

Some of my favourite collections so far have been by Monique Lhullier, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Luca Luca, and Tadashi Shoji. Beautiful! Jaw-droppingly beautiful! Here are some of my favourite looks so far. 



 Jason Wu (LOVE the lip colour)



Saturday, 10 September 2011

I ♥ Mags.

As you all know from the fabulous movie, The September Issue, the biggest issue in the fashion magazine world is September. It's a prelude to the Spring/Summer fashion weeks, and provides a window to the all important (and my favourite) fall fashion trends. Besides gearing us up for the Christmas season, the September issue is a "back to school" bible for fashionistas, so to speak; it's the time when you decide what your style personality will be for the next 12 months. It's also the 132nd reason why I think I live in the wrong hemisphere, since I have to wait 6 more months to get my hands on and be able to wear the clothes featured in the pages. 

As a result, you can bet your whole mortgage that you will see me running around like a headless chicken during this time every year, trying to find one newsagency that stocks the September issue of US Vogue. Most newsagents do stock this issue, but because Australia is like the kid who sits alone in the school cafeteria, the majority don't get it on their shelves until October or November. So, after one week of luckless searching and scaring the newsagents with my interrogations ("When will you have it? What do you mean you haven't ordered it yet?!"), I finally found a copy in Chatswood! I give my eternal love to Supanews Chatswood Chase.

So happy. Mine!

When I was still bathing in my euphoria a few days later, I got home to find another treat waiting for me. The October issue of Shop til You Drop! This issue is a particularly special one, as it features 3D articles! How cool is that!

An even happier Wendy.
What are some of your favourite fashion mags, ladies?

Monday, 5 September 2011

Lust-Haves: Mini-me.

Girls (& hello, any boys?), I'm sure you are all like me and counting down the seconds to Vogue's Fashion Night Out, happening this Thursday night. While Sydney's offerings will certainly not be as oh-la-la and Anna Wintour worthy as the NYC events, there is one thing that I am really looking forward to. 

And of course this one thing is to do with Miu Miu. For Fashion Night Out, the brand is launching their mini bag collection at their Westfield Sydney store - 4 gorgeous pint sized replica of their older, bigger sisters. 

Photos courtesy of

I would quite honestly sell my hair for the dark fuschia purse (okay, not really). 


p.s. What are you looking forward to seeing/buying on Thursday?