Friday, July 23, 2010


A few of my latest additions to my pinterest boards.

Please excuse if I am a wee absent next week, just got a lot on.

Happy weekend all!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Leigh Viner

Leigh Viner (JKL Design) is a freelance artist, photographer and make up artist (I think I want to be her when I grow up).

Here are a few of her illustrations - (I've included the title of each piece).

See more of Leigh:
Etsy shop

[ images from Leigh's Etsy shop ]


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

J. Crew Fall Lookbook

Okay, so it was all I could do to restrain myself enough not to post every picture.
Nothing but good things!
And oh ... the hats. ♥

See more here.


[ images: J.Crew / alerted to the collection by sfgirlbybay ]

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2010 Ready To Wear

Seeing as I started the week with D&G, after looking around their website, thought I'd continue with their Fall collection.

I love the headphones with matching handbag :), and the burnt orange flower dress.


[ images: ]

Monday, July 19, 2010

Dolce & Gabbana Ad Campaign

Love her. Not so love her. (I love her.) Madonna is in the new Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign, photographed by Steven Klein.


[ original source: fashion gone rogue ]

Friday, July 16, 2010

Happy Friday!

Have a great weekend! :)

Here's something I did this week. More next week.


My latests 'pins' on my Pinterest boards.

See more here.


[ image credits at Pinterest ]

Thursday, July 15, 2010

sketching on the couch

So whilst I'm nutting out ideas for my runway/fashion icon girlies, I curled up on the couch to watch The Good Wife on Sunday night, but distracted myself with a sketchbook, a pencil, and a magazine. This is what happened.

I hadn't drawn faces in ages ~ I believe the one on the bottom right is visiting from another planet. :)


Alexis Mabille Fall 2010 Couture (Blue)

More colours from Alexis Mabille's latest collection. This time with a blue hue.


[ images: / model: Maria Kashleva ]

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Happy Bastille Day!

Unfortunately I am terribly unorganised today. I'm wearing green, eating mexican, and watching Australian reality shows, without a French flag (or even an accent) in sight. Unless they are cooking up a Coq Au Vin on MasterChef tonight, today will be very uncelebratory (actually ... they've already done that...). However, I shall make up for it on the weekend. I will have the lovely Amelie DVD to watch, and I'll at least make some French Toast if nothing better, and a promise to myself that I shall be much more Frenchy-chic this time next year. :)

[ image from Amelie / borrowed from ]

Junichi Nakahara

Around 18 months ago I bought "100 Years of Fashion Illustration". I just *love* this book.

One of my favourite images is this one by Junichi Nakahara, c1960.

Perhaps not a typical fashion illustration? I adored the montage effect with the face on top so much, last year I was inspired to do a couple of my own versions, one based on a song (by Lisa Mitchell) and the other on Little Red Riding Hood.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Alexis Mabille Fall 2010 Couture (Red)

Inspired by Lauren Willhite's daily posts, I'm putting together colour palette's straight from the runway.

I love the red frilly full girly dresses, with the chunky looking shoes.

See the complete collection here at

Another Alexis Mabille palette on Thursday. :)


[ images: / model: Maria Kashleva ]

Monday, July 12, 2010

aussie girls

What better way to start this blog's editorials than with the latest hottest Australian models. Vogue Australia (August) has this gorgeous feature on these 6 girls. There are several photos of each girl in the magazine, here are my faves.

I love the B&W's of Lauren Brown, but I think my favourite is Codie Young. Can you believe she's just 17? Or am I getting old ... don't answer that. ;)


[ images: Vogue Australia / photographer: Nicole Bentley / click on images for larger view]

Saturday, July 10, 2010

let's get this party started

Hi, I'm Mel.
I live in Australia, in a small but comfy house, with a wee snow-bear for company.

I've just awoken to the fact that I'm intrigued by fashion.
I've always loved faces.
Music (& music videos).
Gorgeous pictures.
Lovely things.

Here I hope to educate myself about the world of fashion, and discover great photography and illustrations along the way. Celebrate great images of people, be they models, singers, actors. Explore artists and their work.
And do a bit of creating myself.
Won't you join me? :)