Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Vinyl Anatomy
Thought these tops from Etsy shop I Don't Eat Bread were quite cute and quirky ... I love pieces likes this to layer up in a million different ways. They're hand-drawn with the reverse side on the back, not bad for $25... The one with the ribcage would be a bit of a conversation piece for me, as I can tell my too-skinny-gay-ballerina-boy-dropped-me-in-dance-class-and-now-I-have-this-funky-rib story .... Oooh and the cardiac arrest tee has sequins oozing out of the aorta. Fun attire if you're a med student ...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

This. woman. can. do. no. wrong.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Want it, love it, desire it ...
What I'm loving right now ... & what I NEED to have in my closet!!

Iced coffee (yes with cream, merci!)
Reading plays instead of fiction ... Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" is still my favourite
Olivia Palermo inspired makeup - smoky eyes, defined cheeks and baby pink lips (and bobby pins in my hair)"I want it all" from High School Musical 3 as my new power anthem! "Paris! London! Tokyo! Bollywood!"Chunky blonde & honey highlights, boho bedhead hair .... tres Nicole Richie (yes she's still hott!)

I'm heading to Cape Town next month for a bit of a getaway ... CokeZero Fest is on the agenda, lots of superfun bands like Panic at the Disco, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Bullet for my Valentine, Snow Patrol ... and Oasis (faint!). Sooooo .... of course a festival chic outfit is needed. It's an entire day of debauchery on an ostrich farm so must be something I'm prepared to roll around in the mud in, but still I want some cuteness to shine through the grunge!
I'm thinking a Pixie Geldof ensemble of teeny tiny acid-washed denim shorts, a ripped up concert tee, headband and a pair of knee-high gumboots that mean business ... or latex leggings, a tee and some faded pink Chucks that I can throw away after ... or this below, which I looooooooove but is a bit too flower child for the punk-assness of this here event like :)

And now for general lemmings ......

Ahh my wardrobe is in need of a lot of boring basic items, and being unemployed (ugh!) means getting really creative and thinking about cost per wear before buying. If I don't absolutely adore it and know I won't get that much wear out of it then its not a wise purchase. I'm going to die this winter unless I purchase some woolies, and my annoying yo-yo weight means I never have jeans that fit! And now that I have a new boy ... some slinky lingerie hee hee! :) I'm going American Apparel crazy at the mo, after my best friend so graciously gave me a cotton blend deep V-neck tee! The fit, the cut, the feel - I'm converted! It's the only tee that actually makes me look like I have boobies .. with assistance from Wonderbra. Yippee! And importing to SA is not too expensive so stocking up on more of those delicious little tees, tres versatile jersey dresses... high-waisted Night Fever black lame disco pants (granted, not a basic, but I had to have them .. for their um, Kylie Minogue novelty?!) ... some days I'm dressed down and minimalist and on others I like to be a bit of a queen, no? I will admit its been waaaaaay too long since I went the high maintenance route with the nails and the makeup etc. etc. but I think the main thing about being stylish is to just always be yourself ...... so I am as the mood takes me!!

p.s ... long post to come of Winter must-haves

p.s I really really want to ride in a swanboat.

the shout out louds - please please please

Awakening from my blog slumber ...

Wow, it feels like forever since I've posted here ... last time I showed VinylTutu some love was back in January! I guess life's kind of got in the way lately, I've been a sad little puppy, stopped doing lots of things I love doing, blogging being high on the list. But ... better late than never, I like to say. So hello world, this is me. Again :)
empire of the sun - walking on a dream
"we are always running for the thrill of it"

Monday, January 12, 2009

Getting bondage heels right

For night, big ol’ bondage heels paired with stretchy black pants or leggings and an oversize cashmere sweater hits the mark between dressy and casual and is sexy in an I-just-threw-this-on kind of way. If you want to wear them with a dress but aren't entirely comfortable, a pair of opaque black stockings will take some edge off. From there, it should only be a matter of time before you are Gwyneth Paltrow, trotting through life in six-inch buckled-on Rodarte platform heels.

Concrete Blonde
Love this! These pics have me craving Heidi-esque plaits and pink lippy in a big way. Definitely one of Chloe's best editorials.

jamiroquai - electric mistress

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Random clothing love

I'm in the peak of Summer and it's WAY too hot and uncomfortable to wear much of anything right now except a bikini or one's birthday suit. I'm quite happy being naked but finding something to wear in any un-airconditioned space is pure torture, which is why I'm finding planning my Winter wardrobe so appealing.. not sure how much Winter I'll see since I'm spending June/July in Europe, but bring on the chilly days so I can wear tights, studs and booties - gimme more!

hole - gold dust woman