Saturday, 30 June 2012

Sunday Stylish Lady: Mia Farrow


I love Mia Farrow's cute dresses! Her little maternity ensembles in Rosemary's Baby are amazing! Giant collars and super high hemlines. So lovely.




Thursday, 28 June 2012

DIY Easy Peasy Flower Hair Barrette




This little crafty project is so simple and easy! I love wearing fake flowers in my hair, and this barrette is perfect for everyday wear. It only took about 10 minutes to make!

Here's what you need:



1. florist's wire  2. foam fake flowers  3. jewellery pliers  4. something to cut the wire with  5. a hair barrette

I would also recommend having a large needle handy, to poke holes through the flowers.

Begin by deciding how many flowers will fit on your barrette. I decided that four would be the perfect number for mine!


Take your first flower and poke a hole through it, using your needle. The hole should be a few mm from the bottom of the flower.


Now, remove the needle and thread the wire through the hole. Repeat the same process with all of your flowers, threading each one onto the same piece of wire.


Next, you will need to thread one of the ends of the wire up through one of the end holes in the barrette from the bottom. Using your pliers, wrap the wire around the end of the barrette as tightly as possible. Ensure that the end of the wire is folded right back and is under the end flower. You don't want it to get caught in your hair!


Wrap the flowers back over the barrette, positioning them nicely as you go. Snip the wire a few mm after the last flower, then wrap the wire around the second hole, as you did at the beginning.

TA DAAA! Super easy and super cute!




Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Weekly Wishlist: Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh is my number one, all time favourite painter. I love his work so much. First Steps, when I saw it in New York last year, actually brought a little tear to my eye. I would love to add a few more Van Gogh books to my little collection. And wearing a bit of your favourite art is always nice!



1. Black Milk Starry Night Leggings 2. Vincent Van Gogh: The Drawings 3. Van Gogh's Letters 4. Poppies Vincent Van Gogh Pendant 5. Starry Night Pendant 6. roses candle 7. Starry Night ring 8. Van Gogh: The Life

Monday, 25 June 2012

weekend in pictures

I had the most lovely weekend, doing some of my favourite things.

The weekend began with a friday evening baking session...



.. in preparation for a Saturday tea party! So much fun.













On Sunday, I ate waaaay too many fruit tingles,



finally put my amazing Starry Night leggings to use,



and stocked up on crafty supplies to keep me busy throughout the week!



Happy Monday!

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Weekly Wishlist: Lilac

I'm a little bit in love with purple at the moment - lilac in particular! Here are a few of my favourites.



1. Topshop 2.Jugosa on Etsy 3. Topshop 4. Topshop 5. Topshop 6. Asos

Thursday, 14 June 2012

June Photo a Day 13

Day 13: Art



This painting belonged to my grandma. I'm not sure who it's by, but I do love it.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

June Photo a Day 12

Day 12: From a low angle

ohmygosh yum: lamingtons!

Now I'm not very patriotic, but I'm pretty sure the best thing about being Australian is lamingtons. I love lamingtons. So much. When I was a kid, I remember being so incredibly excited whenever my grandma made a batch. Hers were delicious. While I'm not sure that mine are quite as amazing, they are preeeeety delish. And much more vegan friendly!



Ingredients

Cake
- 1 1/3 cup of soy milk
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
- 2 cups of plain flour
- 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
- 1 cup of caster sugar
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/4 cup of sunflower oil
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Icing
-3 1/2 cups of icing sugar
-1/4 cup of cocoa powder
-1/2 cup of boiling water
- raspberry jam
- 2 cups desiccated coconut

Method

Cake

Begin by whisking your soy milk and apple cider vinegar together in a small bowl. Set the mixture aside. Sift all of your dry ingredients together into a large bowl. Stir the oil and vanilla into the dry ingredients, then add soy milk mixture. Mix it all together, but make sure you don't over-stir it!

Grease and line a 22x22 cm square cake tin. Pop your mixture in and bake in a moderate oven for around 25 minutes. When your cake is cooked through, take it out and stand on a cake rack to cool.



Icing

When your cake has cooled, cut it into pieces. I cut mine into 12 pieces, but it's up to you how big you want your lamingtons. I don't usually worry too much about making them all the same size, but if you want them nice and neat, you can measure them out as you cut.

Cut each piece in half and spread raspberry jam in the middle.

Put the cocoa powder, icing sugar and water in a bowl. Stir until the icing is smooth. It should be very runny.



Using two forks, dip a piece of cake in the icing. Make sure every side is coated, then transfer it into the coconut. Repeat for every piece of cake.



YUM!

Monday, 11 June 2012

Saturday, 9 June 2012

June Photo a Day 9

Day 9: Your View Today



I spent most of today sewing a pretty dress. I can't wait to finish it off!

Butterfield 8

I am a little bit tooo excited for Wheels and Dollbaby's new collection. Probably more excited than I can actually afford. I love all of the powder blue, and the silhouettes are as perfect as ever.





You can see a bit more of the collection over here. Butterfield 8 is due out in August.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

June Photo a Day 5

Day 5: Sign



The only sign within walking distance of my house.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

June Photo a Day 3

Day 3: on your plate



Lamingtons. Lamingtons. Vegan lamingtons. I'm living on lamingtons at the moment.

Friday, 1 June 2012

June Photo a Day 1

Day 1: Morning.



Best place to spend the morning.