Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 at 2:31 pm

George Gross dress

I really adore the colours in this dress by George Gross:

{I’m sorry for no updates lately, life has been busy but hopefully I’ll start making regular posts here again soon!}

Friday, March 2nd, 2007 at 4:13 pm

Neet Magazine

I LOVE Neet magazine. I’m not normally a fan of online magazines - there’s something about holding the real thing in your hands, being able to turn the glossy pages, circle the things you like or tear out the pages you love to put up somewhere (or keep for inspiration), but Neet Magazine is fantastic. The design itself is fantastic - interactive flash pages that you click on to turn to the next double spread, as well as links within all the pages so if you see something you like, you can click on it and go straight to the designers webpage; but most of all, I love how the magazine features independent designers, creators, artists, photographers and writers. The amount of talent in these pages is incredibly inspiring!

The magazine is free to view online — I hope one day it becomes an actual paper publication, as it definitely beats some of the other fashion magazines out there on the newsstands currently…

Monday, February 26th, 2007 at 8:18 pm

Bloom cosmetics

Following on from my last post, some more pretty packaging that I love:

Bloom Cosmetics has become sort of the poster child for Australian women starting their own businesses and going on to be huge successes - Natalie Bloom started her company in 1993 (at age 22!) after displaying a handmade candle-making kit at a trade show in Melbourne. These kits caught the eye of a Myer buyer who promptly ordered 5000 of them - which were later made by Natalie and her family on the kitchen table! Bloom Cosmetics are now stocked in 14 different countries, including Australia, the US, UK, Japan, and various countries in Europe and Asia. Her range includes makeup and skincare, candles, and bath accessories.

I particularly love this new range of packaging - the pretty pastel colours and delicate florals suit my tastes perfectly!

Saturday, February 17th, 2007 at 11:43 pm

Pretty packaging

I adore things that have pretty packaging - perhaps that’s superficial, but the way a product is packaged can definitely influence a person’s decision of whether to buy/use a product or not (and packaging doesn’t always have to mean it’s unenvironmental-friendly, for those who are eco-conscious!). As you’ve probably gathered from this blog so far, I’m quite partial to girly/whimsical designs, so when I saw the designs on the following products, you know I had to write about them for future inspiration…

Bourjois Paris

Charles Worthington, dream hair collection (sorry these are so big, but any smaller and the detail was lost)

They might not be particularly groundbreaking, but I think the designs are pretty, and definitely the style I love.

Friday, February 16th, 2007 at 3:38 pm

magazine love

Okay, so you’ve probably gathered from my collage posts at least that I am a bit of a magazine addict (just ask my mother or my boyfriend!) Two magazines I have recently fallen in love with though are a little more unique than the usual Vogue/fashion/beauty mags that I happily indulge in, and they are quite inspiring as well as being an enjoyable read.

Frankie and Yen are Australian magazines and feature a lot more independent designers (both Australian and also some international ones, though the main focus is on Australian talent, which personally, I find quite refreshing), as well as other talented artists, photographers, writers, and musicians. I suppose they are the Australian equivalent of Nylon magazine (now that there is no more Australian Nylon magazine), with a fresh perspective on fashion, music, art and photography. They are only bi-monthly - but I suppose that’s a good thing for my already-out-of-control-magazine-addiction…

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