Monday, 27 August 2012

Lust-Haves: Blinded by the Light.

I'm not going to harp on about the weather again, but Sydney has been very generous with the sunshine in the past week! And as much as I love my trusty Ray Ban clubmaster (may they never go out of style), I am looking (geddit?) for some retro cat-like eyewear to jazz up my Summer stylin'.

Clockwise from top left: 
The Row Cat Eye Acetate Sunglasses
Sportsgirl Mistress
ASOS Metal Full Frame Cat Eye Sunglasses in Gold
Karen Walker Anytime Crazy in Tortoise
Elizabeth and James Lafayette Cat Eye Sunglasses in Black
Stella McCartney Oversized Cat Eye Sunglasses in Burgundy

Monday, 20 August 2012

Lust-Haves: Spring Colours.

Spring is really just around the corner! How do I know? Well besides owning a calendar and possessing some sort of Southern Hemisphere weather knowledge, I've been smacked in the face with pastel hues and floral patterns every time I've walked past a clothing store in the past month. That being said, Country Road has put out one of the best spring collections (in my humble opinion). Their newest female Casual collection is a delightfully sweet mix of sherbet hues and both structured and slouchy fits. It just screams effortless sports luxe; it's what Country Road does best!

Images via Country Road

You can shop the collection HERE


Saturday, 18 August 2012

Lana Del Rey Looks Thrilled in H&M.

I haven't really followed the comings and goings of Lana Del Rey, but one thing I do like is her 60s, mod-inspired Twiggy-esque vibe. So when H&M nabbed her to be the face for their fall-winter campaign, I was really interested to see if H&M would design a collection to match her persona, or make the clothes wear her. Judging from the newly released lookbook, I'm afraid it's the latter. She has the same facial expression in every picture, and all those Next Top Model episodes have finally gotten through to my brain: Lana was completely "dead in the eyes"! That being said, I would buy all the clothes*, all the clothes!

Images via Fashion Gone Rogue

What's your verdict?

*Except for the white fur collared coat. 

Monday, 13 August 2012

Lust-Haves: Rockcandy.

I want candy, I want candy... Rockcandy that is! Hello Darling's new "nail art innovation" has all the qualities to make me bring out my credit card. It has a unique mix of being both luxe and fun looking - what other nail polish range can make your nails look like caviar (in the best way) and fairy bread? 

Here are my picks:

This collection of rockalicious nail bling retails at AU$24.95 each. Shop the whole range here!


Monday, 6 August 2012

Lust-Haves: Crystal Clear.

The Olympics are still in full swing, and while there have been some misses - Australia's unexpectedly average performance in the pool, Channel 9's appalling coverage, Badminton players purposefully losing games - there are many great things to come out of these games. Now, this is not a post about the German gymnastics team (but you should really click here for some eye candy) or a recount of Michael Phelps' legendary legacy, but about one of my true loves - fashion! 

British designer brand Charlotte Olympia (what an apt name) has designed a truly lust-worthy Perspex clutch for the 2012 games, available exclusively on Net-A-Porter. Using London as the inspiration, this clutch has clever interchangeable satin pouches, which depict the Union Jack, a crown and the city's skyline. And it has a badass spider clasp. This gorgeousness can be yours for a cool £475. Sadly that relegates the clutch to my "can drool over but never own" list. 


Sigh. Lust.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Kiehl's New Chatswood Chase Digs!

For some reason, I hadn't ventured into the Kiehl's forest of skincare goodness bar the godly Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. But when a brand spanking new Kiehl's boutique opened up in Chatswood Chase, I couldn't resist at having a peek and coming out with one more product to try - the Deep Pore Daily Cleanser from their Rare Earth collection. A full review will be coming up soon!

In the meantime, I will leave you with some snippets of the new boutique. When the store had its 'opening ceremony' a few weeks ago (that was a very lame Olympics pun), my body was running to some delayed internal clock and I completely missed seeing Sarah De Bono cut the ribbon. Fail Wendy. But the store itself is gorgeous and the staff are super friendly and helpful.

Before I go, I also want give a little plug to the Kiehl's Australia website - in case you can't make it to Chatswood Chase. Not only do they offer free shipping to orders over $70 and whack in some samples with every order, but they have an ingenious idea to help you find the perfect product. Behold the "Shop By Concern" tab:

Whether you have dry skin, fine and damaged hair, or want to whiten your skin - a Kiehl's solution is just one click away. Kudos to the web design team!