31 January 2015

Feeling Fancy

I'm in a fanciful mood this evening, after having seen the gorgeous Fashion Icons exhibition, this afternoon, at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The show presented a fascinating timeline of iconic fashions from the 1950's until today. All those stunning frocks made me miss doing design/ art work, and sewing. But, mostly, it made me wish I had a much more fabulous wardrobe! At least I can always swoon over images of beautiful fashions, like these.














{image sources: 1 unknown, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 unknown, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12}

24 January 2015

Iconic








I clearly remember seeing these iconic fashion photos back in the early-mid 1990s. These images really take me back to a moment in my life when fashion was starting to become a great love of mine. I can almost hear Madonna's "Express Yourself" playing in the background... 
Oh, the 1990s... When are they coming back into fashion?

{image sources: 1 -3, 4, 5, 6, 7}

glam winter nails

Although it is summer here in the land down under, I always love finding trend inspiration from back home in America. The trends usually end up here, a few months later, so it helps to give me an idea of what's coming up on the fashion horizon. Also, I believe that you should wear whatever you like, regardless of seasonal trends and other fads. Why not? That is what true style is all about, in my opinion.

I love the glam winter nail colours featured on Julep this season. Moody shades of violet, blue, and bronze are definitely shades I cam get into. I'm a cool colour kinda gal, a January baby (p.s. I just had a major birthday, and I'm still trying to embrace the new decade I'm now a part of... the fabulous 40s!). So, if you are like me, you're going to love these nail colours, too.



I also like Julep's tips for "winterizing" your nails. Since I live in a dry climate, these tips would be great for me to keep in mind pretty much all year long. To be honest, I rarely paint my finger nails, since they always seem to chip within 24 hours. I always paint my toe nails, though. I just can't stand seeing my toe nails naked! Maybe if I get the chance (aka the baby's nap time), I could treat myself to a manicure. Yes, that sounds good to me!