31 August 2010

The big black and the blue

About 30 seconds into taking these photos it started raining. And then it didn't stop for oh, say... all day. And all evening. And probably all night. Um. So much for that whole 'omg almost summer!' thing I was going on about. Not that I mind, of course, winter is lovely. Though I am a liiiiitle disappointed I couldn't get away with no tights and rolled-up sleeves when I went out.

I love this blazer. It's one of those items of clothing that I feel is just way too cool for me. That and the hat; I definitely need to wear them more often.

Vintage shirt and blazer
Hat by Sportsgirl
Scarf by Cotton On
Skirt by Miss Shop
Belt by Jeanswest
Shoes by Rubi

Lisa xx

30 August 2010

All summer

A couple of new tops that have recently entered my life! The first one from the always stunning Twitch Vintage and the second from a friend of mine at the garage sale that was a few weeks ago. Can you tell I have a thing for big puffy everything? Also the first top required me learning how to tie a bow tie (not a good bow tie... but a bow tie nonetheless) and I am really really really excited about this new semi-skill. Expect to be seeing a lot of bow ties from now on.

Also LOOK HOW SUNNY IT LOOKS. Winter's almost over and it's getting to that stage where there's a couple of hours each day where it's actually kind of almost warm. You'd better believe I'm taking advantage of it.

(Yes I like to climb walls all crazy-like. And yes I look like I'm kissing the wall in that last photo... I'm not. I just like to pretend I'm bendy.)

Vintage tops
Shorts and tights by Sportsgirl
Shoes by Rubi

Lisa xx

19 August 2010


There's nothing like piling on a few hundred bracelets and bangles to make the wrist feel a little less lonely and a little more bewitching. (And a little rain on the side? I'd never say no to that, either.)

Lisa xx

15 August 2010


(Two posts in a row! Wow!) Another WAY AWESOME couple of events that took place last week - Laura Marling and Florence and the Machine! What a really, really great couple of days. Laura Marling was just all lovely and quaint and folk-y and full of awkward-but-charming banter (the perfect way to spend a sunday night) and Florence was... well, Florence. Pretty much perfect in every way. Personally I preferred the more intimate setting that was Laneway back in february, but really... the woman can do no wrong. (And it was, incidentally, the perfect way to spend a tuesday night.)

If you ever get the opportunity to catch either of their shows, I highly recommend it. I hope everyone else's lives have been treating them well :)

Lisa xx

The architect

(Note: I wrote this on tuesday last week with the intention of posting it then but I had some problems with the photos and ohhhh just got caught up with life and uni and other nonsense. BIG apologies for being pretty absent from the blogging world over the past couple weeks. Some sort of consistency should resume soon and I can't wait to catch up on all of your blogs!)

I wore this to (FINALLY) see Inception yesterday. And... drumroll please for my super surprising and not at all expected reaction... I loved it! Fantastic. Totally mentally exhausting in the best possible way. I love leaving a movie and feeling just completely satisfied.

I bought this skirt at my friends' garage sale on sunday. It's kind of weird buying and then wearing around your friend's clothes. But who could resist a skirt like this? So bright and red and full of polyester goodness. I feel like I'm channelling my inner 60s flight attendant. With a hint of Claire from the Breakfast Club.

And, um... that may or may not be a tissue poking out of my boot. I have a cold, and it's being quite cruel to me.

Top by Supré
Vintage skirt and scarf
Tights by Forever New
Socks by Sportsgirl
Shoes by Rubi

Lisa xx

07 August 2010

All these things

Oh hey there, internet! No, I didn't forget about you, I swear! Was just sorta kinda a lot distracted by being back at uni this week. Yikes. There was a bit of a Kerfuffle (that's it's official name) early in the week and I ended up changing courses. Not a BIG change (corporate to independent production - so I'm still majoring in film and tv) but it was a difficult process and anyway, I'm so much happier now. Bit frustrated that it took me so long to realise I wasn't happy but I am now and that's all that matters!

But enough serious business! Back to your regular programmed frivolity and superficiality! Presented to you tonight in the form of this pretty vintage bag, from the darling Bonjour Vintage.

Oh and for any Perth people out there looking for something to do tomorrow - feel free to stop by my friends' totally awesome* garage sale . I'll be there, armed with my camera. And cupcakes. A deadly combination.

*Ever since I watched A Very Potter Musical (greatest thing ever btdubs) I can't stop saying 'totally awesome'. I think I may have a problem. (A TOTALLY AWESOME problem! Oh god I'm lame.)

Lisa xx

P.S. If you like all things cute (and if you don't - what are you doing on this blog, really?) watch this:

01 August 2010

Perth happeningz

I'm going through a horribly awkward phase at the moment where I like adding 'z's to the end of wordz. But it's totally cool and ironic, right? Not lame at all? Totally. Anyway! There are a few cool vintagey/ fashiony/ generally awesome things happening in Perth soon so I thought I'd get them all into one nice list in one convenient location. (For those not Perth-based, um. BE JEALOUS.)

Home is Where My Heart Is, a "photography exhibition capturing the reality of youth homelessness", partnering "young emerging photographers with young homeless people, who are asked to take a photo that captures their interpretation of home".

This exhibition has been going for a few years now and although I haven't been before, it sounds quite fascinating and poignant. 834 Hay St (across the road from His Majesty's theatre), runs from 5 - 15 August, open 11 am - 5 pm every day, free entry.

Pigeonhole Vintage Shop Launch with 1950s afternoon tea. Pigeonhole is one step closer to total Perth domination with the addition of their latest shop, this one focused specifically on vintage. Um, HOORAY!

I'm DEVASTATED because I've been asked to work that afternoon so there's a very high chance I won't be able to make it. DEVASTATED. But anyway, it's on this coming saturday 7 August from 1 - 5 pm in Bon Marche arcade at 80 Barrack St.

BIG friendly garage sale! Some friends of mine, who are legitimately some of the coolest people I know, are putting on a sale in their (rather large) backyard to sell some of their (extremely large) collection of vintage clothes and what not. There are going to be some real gems there, and I'm not just saying that, promise.

It's this sunday 8 August at 5 Bruce St, Leederville from 10 am - 5:30 pm. And I'll be there! Yeah!

To The Core exhibition. This blog could easily turn into a Lisa's Friends Are Amazing Come See Their Stuff blog. Yup. A very good friend of mine, who is incidentally one of the most talented people I know (no exaggeration), is about to open her very first solo exhibition. She also happens to be kind, humble and totally down to earth, it's a little ridiculous really. I don't think anyone deserves this more than her. (I'll stop with the gushing now, I promise!)

The exhibition runs from 13 - 27 august at Linton and Kay art gallery, 123 Hay St, Subiaco. Open 10 am - 5 pm daily.

The White Elephant Secondhand Clothing Sale, a delightful-sounding vintage sale at Subiaco community centre, 203 Bagot Rd, on the 15 August from 1 - 5 pm.

There you go! Hopefully a few things there to keep you entertained throughout August. Yay! For any more details, just shoot me a comment or email.

Lisa xx