Saturday, 26 July 2008

Crying Glasses

I have recently fallen in love with this photograph, I'm not entirely sure why but for some reason I just feel drawn to it. However, I'm having some trouble working out who it actually belongs to. I first spotted it in a Contextualizing the Garment uni manual that my Textiles tutor lent me for research on my final creative art piece for that unit and the photo was attributed to Helmut Newton, who was a German-Australian fashion photographer, but when I got home and looked him up his website made no mention of this photograph at all. So then I looked up the title of the image and found Hayley Newman's website so as far as I can tell the photograph is of her during a social experiment of some kind, which is helpful because now I know who it is of (and also whose idea it was) but not who actually took it because so far I have been able to find at least two names that have been credited to it (I thought that there was also a third but when I went looking for it just then I was unable to find it) - Casey Orr and Christina Lamb. If anyone knows anything that might solve the mystery it would be greatly appreciated as it has been bugging me for a while now but regardless it is a wonderful photograph that I wanted to share.

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Breaking Dawn

Considering that I get mildly giggly, okay make that very giggly, every time I think about the impending release of Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer I thought that I would share this wonderful count down thingymagig.

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

"It is the flagrant lack of practicality that makes high heel shoes so fascinating."

Which I believe was said by Stephen Bayley.

But anyway, to the point, I was browsing Flickr, as one does at 1 in the morning, and I came across these two pairs of shoes. The above (the white pair) I have fallen totally and hopelessly in love with, I don't think that I have ever wanted a pair of shoes as much as I want these shoes. And the other ones I have also fallen in love with, but to a lesser degree, as in I think that I will survive if I don't have them.

The pair of shoes that I really want would be a mix to the black and white pair and the shoes that i talked about in this post - for them to look like the shoes that I already have but for them to have this pairs colouring. hmmm. love.

Monday, 21 July 2008

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

A year ago today.

It is kind of sad. I miss Harry Potter. It was fun looking forward to the next book coming out but now its done. I'm definitely not obsessed with the series as I used to be, I think the story not being finished had a lot to do with that. Because (yes, I know that it is very bad grammar to start a sentence with 'because' but it just needs to be done) you didn't know how the story was going to finish so you had to keep on reading until it was and now that it is - well, it's just different now.

And (yes I know, another grammar faux pas) I don't care what people say about how we still have the movies to go, it just doesn't compare. We already know what is going to happen. The excitement is different, sure it is exciting waiting for the next movie to come out but IT IS a different type of excitement - with waiting for the next book it was the excitement of the unknown, waiting to find out how the series was going to end, waiting to see what was going to happen to to the beloved and not so loved characters that I had grown up with. Like I said, it's just different now.

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Flickr Favorites I

I just thought that I would share my Flickr favorites with all you lovely people.

Friday, 18 July 2008


Textiles Final Creative Project.

I'm mildly proud of it.
We had to choose a theme and then build off of that - my theme was childhood. Childhood in general, my childhood and others' childhood. For the silhouettes of the girls I made potato stamps (like you do in pre-primary) and for the rest I used stamps left over from my Aunts card making faze.

Annie and Oliver (yes I named a female Oliver, I think it suits her

Bessie and her balloons

Josephine and Jacqueline

Molly and her umbrella

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

I cried because I had no shoes

But then I went out and bought a new pair.

I am completely totally and utterly in love with my brand spanking new pair of brogue heals. I love them completely. I do however need to get a skirt that will go with them as I cant wear jeans with them for the rest of their life, although they do look rather nice with my dark blue straight legs.


Oh well, shoe dilemma for another day.