Clare and I put these clips together for the launch of Alana Blanchard’s Bikini line for Rip Curl. The collection consists of two ranges – the ‘Alana’s Closet’ and the ‘My Mirage’.
The My Mirage is good for when you’re cutting laps, beach walking and most importantly surfing. This is a bikini that stays on without actually cutting in and giving you love handles and supports you without making your neck hurt (thanks to a criss cross back). I know I put together these clips – but in all honesty I’m just stoked to find a bikini that you can actually get out there and do something in. I look crap in one pieces – and I like to look good even when I exercise – so sue me.
The Alana’s Closet on the other hand are for girls that prefer a sexier cut. And as a strong believer in the old saying ‘less is more’ – I can highly recommend these. Just waiting for the sun to actually come out so I can soak up some rays… and begin tanning my white arse in hope that one day I will look like this…
In this case, if you stopped to smell the roses you’d be a dirty perve. Because they’d be on a ladies chest. And. . . they wouldn’t smell because they’re coated in resin by fairy princesses Amber & Ebony (AKA Ambony). These girls come from a land called makebelieve and in this world they can do whatever the eff they want. And they have, and it rocks.
They first popped up at Rosemount Australian Fashion Week when they created a jewelry collection to compliment Antipodiums knockout catwalk show. Giant A’s, Rocket Tampons, Rats, Frogs and flowers. When they’re not in their Sydney studio they’re over in Japan partying, searching for inspiration and spruiking their wares. Konichiwa.
But they marry brunettes. Well so Anita Loos says.
If you haven’t read this yet . . . shame on you. It’s a classic. Jump on Amazon and order yourself a copy. You’re cover might not be as cool as this one. But the story is the same. And it’s undercurrent of analogy will sweep you away.
Paint yourself a picture! ON YOUR HAND. Jewelry and product designer Zelda Beachampet has blessed with ‘Handscapes’. Six individual rings which you can combine as you like to say what you like.
I want a crocodile. And a bunny. So I can make shadows puppets on the wall.
Buy your faves here.
It’s April already. Where the hell has this year gone? Where has my life gone? I need to keep better track of what I’m doing, and when.
Facebook is not enough for me. I need solid documentation. Tangible. Something you can touch. I still have my wall planner from yr 12 and 1st year uni. Everyone’s birthday is scrawled on it, all the 18ths, college balls and 1 year Anniversaries of various BF’s.
But as time goes on these memories begin to fade. However whenever I bring out my wall planner . . . FLASHBACK. Almost like those years are just rolled into one really big night and now you’re dealing with the hangover. Including memories of all the dirty deeds. Hilarious. Embarrassing. But real.
So I’m documenting 2009. Just like I was 19 again. With a Poppies for Grace Wall Planner. The coolest thing about this 365 day year is that due to a mistake you get an extra day in Sep, and no 31st of Oct. Nothing you can’t handle.