I don’t know about you but tea-breaks throughout the day keep me going. It’s an excuse to leave your desk, a chance to think about the article you’ve just written, a moment away from your phone, an opportunity for goss in the kitchen or just because you feel like a tea.
Check out the tea cups by Lucas and Hayley from their new project The Manicule . Or feast your eyes on their Tea posters (and others) at Keep Calm Gallery another of their ideas that celebrates the beauty of tea.
Make sure you take a peek at their other products, they have some simply divine tea towels which make thoughtful housewarming presents.
I don’t know if many of you get The Australian at home, but if you don’t you should because the Media section is a good read. For those of you that don’t, I’ve scanned and posted the article ‘Fashion measures up in the mainstream’ for your reading pleasure.
The article looks at fashion as more than just clothes it talks about ‘the crossover of musicians and celebrities that are wearing certain designers’ and briefly touches on the online world mentioning ‘new blogs and websites being delivered faster than Chanel knock offs’.
Have a read.
Although we are inspired by celebrities snapped by the paparazzi dressed in their daily designer do-ups in the likes of Famous and Grazia , it is in my opinion that the trend of street style inspiration that we see heavily online is the next step when it comes to fashion fodder.
Celebrity fashion has become much more accessible with local designers and High Street stores knocking of haute couture creations, but I believe it’s the local twist and the vibe of the city which can only be captured on the streets that really inspires trends. Even designers talk about hitting the pavement to find thread for thought.
Although ‘Vox Pop’ and ‘How To’ sections of mags try and cover this angle, sometimes I feel like they have gone to different departments within their offices and picked a few good looking chicks to feature.
When it comes to style inspiration and keeping ahead of the pack there’s nothing that beats a bit of people watching. I hope, and predict, that in the future we see more of what we’re seeing from the likes of The Sartorialist and Stil in Berlin in the mainstream mags. Because, when it comes to style they should definitely have their finger on the pulse or in my opinion predict when the heartrate is about to rise.
Tomorrow is the big GF, Cats vs. Hawks. GO HAWKS. And when it comes to celebrating during the day there’s nothing that helps the eye makeup more than a pair of impenetrable sunnies.
Before Catfish Arnettes and Oakley Eyejackets there were Frogskins. And given the last time the Cats and the Hawks met in a Granny was in ’89 when the originals were being worn, it’s entirely appropriate that these babies are back.
Available in a range of different colours, some limited some not, these goggles have reflective lenses which are essential for a midday bevvie.
Much hardier and much cheaper than the Ray Ban Wayfarers these guys are available in a range of exclusive colours. I just checked the Oakley store in Melbourne CBD and they have a range of styles including red and the sexy dalmatian print.
Oakley get a new colour every month so keep your eyes peeled for the speccy editions.
If Frogskins aren’t your style just invest in something reflective. It makes your red lipstick look HOT.
To follow up on my scarf post from last Friday Who What wear posted this video yesterday. I nice little snapshot of the celebrity scarf-ism. Enjoy.
As I didn’t catch the red carpet part of the Brownlow last night
Plastic fantastic. She’s either had a collagen top up yesterday morning or borrowed Bert Newtons Makeup artist. Whatever she’s done you don’t need the above before and after photos to notice the massive difference.
In my opinion she’s dropped her title as Queen B and been replaced by the new darling of WAG glamour – Lauren Phillips.
Not only do said lovely and Gary Ablett Jnr look completely in love but she’s nailed the Brownlow dress two years running. The lavender gown from last year and the red from last night. If there was a vote count for ripping up the red carpet, she’d have mine.
Thanks to The Age for the pics.