Sunday, 30 September 2012

Day 5 Paris Fashion Week

We'd heard that the famous Jardin des Tuileries is the place to be during PFW so we headed over to check it out between shows. It was completely packed as photographers, camera crews, tourists and fashion-lovers swarmed the beautiful gardens trying to get in on the action. Matching as ever, we braved the cold in our Lilyhart twosies which seemed to draw lots of attention...it's like people think we dress outrageously or something..


Address Tuileries Garden, Paris, France
Dressed By Lilyhart

Accessories...
Sunglasses Sportsgirl, Ray-Ban
Shoes Jeffrey Campbell
Socks American Apparel
Clutch Sportsgirl
Bow Ties American Apparel

J&Sxx

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Day 4 Paris Fashion Week

With no shows on the agenda today, we decided to try our luck getting into the Isabel Marant show...and when that failed, we opted for celeb spotting out the front. After sighting Rachel Zoe, Joey Maalouf, Nina Garcia and Anna Dello Russo, we concluded that the people-watching was just as eventful as if we made it inside. Found these amazing 6 euro sunnies in a Le Marais costume shop this morning - the perfect addition to our pink and blue Alice McCall ensembles!


Address Rue de L'Ecole de Medecine, Paris, France
Dressed By Alice McCall

Accessories...
Sunglasses A La Poupee Merveilleuse 
Shoes Melissa
Socks American Apparel
Bracelets American Apparel

J&Sxx

Photo by Lord Ashbury

Friday, 28 September 2012

Day 3 Paris Fashion Week

When we found out we'd be attending Paris Fashion Week the one designer we knew we had to see was Manish Arora. With his amazing Indian-inspired jewel embellishments and headpieces the show was definitely the highlight so far. So excited to finally be wearing these one of a kind Ixiah shoes that were made specially for their campaign shoot...might have to try out wrapping our own shoes in material. We're thinking fur and velvet.


Address Quai Malaquais, Paris, France
Dressed By Ixiah

Accessories...
Jackets The Kooples, Aryn K
Pants American Apparel
Clutch Sportsgirl
Sunglasses Dansk, House of Harlow
Rings Sass and Bide, House of Harlow

J&Sxx

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Day 2 Paris Fashion Week

Day two and you can really feel that Fashion Week is in full swing in this city...particularly when people are wishing you a 'Happy Fashion Week' as you pass them on the street. Attended our second Belgian show today with Dries Van Noten, loved seeing a bit of print on print...and couldn't have been dressed more appropriately in our floral Tigerlily/Kate Sylvester combos.


Address Rue Quincampoix, Paris, France
Dressed By Tigerlily and Kate Sylvester

Accessories...
Socks Sportsgirl, ASOS
Shoes Melissa
Sunglasses Ray-Ban, Fendi
Rings Yves Saint Laurent, Sass and Bide
Cuff Zadig and Voltaire

J&Sxx

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Day 1 Paris Fashion Week

Day one started with matching outfits, Jean Paul Lespagnard and his incredible prints, and a few pushy photographers (as one of them put it, "welcome to fashion"). We're seriously excited to announce that we're going to be dressed by a different Australian designer every day this week. Thought we'd kick it off with Friend of Mine, a label that's been one of our favourites from the moment it started three years ago. Can't wait to share the rest!



Address Rue Saint-Croix de la Bretonnerie, Paris, France
Dressed By Friend of Mine

Accessories...
Belts Urban Outfitters
Gloves Anne Fontaine
Stockings Ambra
Shoes Jeffrey Campbell, Underground
Bags Issey Miyake, Anne Fontaine
Headbands American Apparel, Sportsgirl 
Sunglasses House of Harlow, Sportsgirl

J&Sxx

Photo by Brandie Raasch

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Back in Paris

24 hours, a few unnecessary duty free purchases, and a whole lot of movies later...and here we are back in Paris! The new apartment is out of control, I don't know how I'm ever going to want to go out. But with fashion shows starting tomorrow I think I may happen to find a way...



Address Paris, France
Bought A Canon EOS 600D...HTL photos just got a whole lot better!

Wearing...
Shirt Neuw
Pants Shakuhachi
Jacket Sportsgirl
Shoes Jeffrey Campbell
Turban Sportsgirl
Sunglasses Ray-Ban

Sxx

Monday, 24 September 2012

Farewell Picnic

Threw together a very last minute farewell picnic at home yesterday. We wanted to keep it old school so the spread consisted of fairy bread, honey joys and frosty fruits. Was an excellent way to farewell Melbourne.. Now time for Paris!



Address Our house, Melbourne, Australia
Listen to Bom Bom by Sam and the Womp on repeat 

Wearing...
Jacket The Kooples
Top Gal
Shorts Fannyz
Shoes Rubi Shoes
Sunglasses Dansk
Necklace Nasty Gal
Ring Topshop

Jxx

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Dressing for Paris Fashion Week

While in Sydney made a stop off at a couple of PR companies to collect a few goodies ahead of Paris Fashion Week. Spending the day sorting through rack after rack of incredible clothing was the ultimate. With Fashion Week only days away I'm seriously starting to feel the excitement...and picking up these ridiculous additions to the wardrobe has just made me realise this is actually happening!




Address Little Hero PR, Alexandria, Sydney, Australia
Collected So many amazing pieces by a number of Australian designers!

Wearing...
Shorts Shakuhachi
Shoes Sportsgirl
Socks Sportsgirl
Belt Melrose Avenue
Sunglasses Le Specs

Sxx

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Sunny Sydney

Totally over the miserable weather at home so I opted for a change in scenery and flew to sunny Sydney instead. This was really a double win as it meant I got to whip out this adorable Minkpink twosie months earlier than anticipated! Obviously stopped by NBI for our usual arancini-wine combo. Best afternoon!



Address North Bondi Italian, Bondi, Sydney, Australia
Highlight Having Gig for the day

Wearing...
Top Minkpink
Shorts Minkpink
Shoes Jeffrey Campbell
Visor Topshop
Sunglasses House Of Harlow
Bag Country Road
Watch Sportsgirl
Bracelet Sportsgirl
Rings Dallas and Carlos, Topshop

Jxx

Friday, 21 September 2012

Open Mic Night

Went to support my friend for her first time ever singing on a stage at the Empress Hotel's open mic night. We'd never heard her sing properly before and no one was too sure what to expect. Let's just say that a room full of dropped jaws and one random woman bawling her eyes out later, and she'd been asked to perform on community radio! Next stop Bennetts Lane...



Address The Empress Hotel, 714 Nicholson Street, North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia
Loved Her rendition of At Last by Etta James

Wearing...
Dress Vintage
Socks Gipsy
Shoes Underground
Bag Sportsgirl
Headband Sportsgirl
Sunglasses Ray-Ban
Rings Yves Saint Laurent, Sass and Bide

Sxx

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Celebrations at Chin Chin

On uni holidays as of yesterday and decided to go for a celebratory Chin Chin feast. The DIY tofu rice paper rolls are always the standout for me... I think I could live on that ridiculous peanut sauce! If only you liked Thai food as much as I do, this place could become a regular!



Address Chin Chin, Flinders lane, Melbourne, Australia
Awaiting The opening of their new restaurant Baby in Richmond!

Wearing...
Jacket Richard Nicoll for Sportsgirl
Top Mink Pink
Pants Lilyhart
Shoes Gidget
Sunglasses Dansk
Bag Zara
Belt Melrose Avenue
Ring Nasty Gal

Jxx

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Yo-Chi Frozen Yoghurt

It may have been raining and cold yesterday but nothing stands between me and my froyo. This self serve place is by far the coolest new yoghurt bar in Melbourne. There's a good chance I won't be let back in as I'm quite sure they saw me taking photos and thought I was trying to steal their ideas, but hopefully they'll realise I was just an admirer as I don't think I can go on without this frozen deliciousness in my life!



Address Yochi, 292 Carlisle Street, Balaclava, Melbourne, Australia
Ate Extra tart and honey soybean yoghurts, with chocolate flakes and halva

Wearing...
Shirt Ark & Co.
Pants Somedays Lovin
Shoes Jeffrey Campbell
Sunglasses Ray-Ban
Umbrella Lulu

Sxx

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Massive Wieners


No don't get too excited, it’s not quite as eventful as it sounds. Unlike others, this hotdog stand offers a veggie option which instantly sold me. If only I were a little hungrier I may have attempted to get my photo up on the wall with their 63.5cm wiener under 5 minutes challenge…  onto the wall of shame that is.



Address Massive Wieners, Greville street, Melbourne, Australia
Ate Vegetarian Chili Cheese Little Pecker (no joke it tasted like meat)

Wearing...
Jacket Topshop
Top Sass and Bide
Pants Friend of Mine
Shoes Jeffrey Campbell
Sunglasses Sportsgirl
Backpack Beginning Boutique
Watch Casio
Necklace Sportsgirl
Rings Topshop

Jxx

Monday, 17 September 2012

I Scream Pop-Up Nail Art

When I heard about a pop-up shop that was painting nails as crazily as possible I knew I needed to check it out. After a great chat with Celia, the woman behind the venture, I told her to go wild with the only instruction being to match my outfit. Walked out with a combination of glitter, stripes, spots and bright colours. This place is so us. It's open for a few more weekends...seriously recommend!



Address I Scream Nails Pop-up Shop, Rear 55 High Street, Northcote, Melbourne, Australia

Wearing...
Playsuit Vintage from Camden Markets
Shoes Novo
Belt Melrose Avenue
Sunglasses Dansk

Sxx

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Red Shed

I was so happy to have stumbled upon this amazing cafe at Medhurst Wines during my day of winery hopping in the Yarra Valley. Spent the afternoon downing rosé, which was accompanied by these paddles of deliciousness. Although my shoes weren't ideal, we couldn't resist a post meal walk around the vineyards.



Address The Redshed Cafe, Yarra Valley, Australia
Had The vegetarian's and the fisherman's paddles

Wearing...
Jacket Sportsgirl
Pants Friend of Mine
Shoes Jeffrey Campbell
Sunglasses House Of Harlow
Rings With Love Kirsten

Jxx

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Monk Bodhi Dharma

While it may just seem like I'm hanging out in the back of a car park, I'm actually standing outside the place that provided one of the best coffees of my life (obv excluding Brother Thomas). Team this place with rainbow nails and head-to-toe fur and you're guaranteed to leave smiling...after you're done pouting for the photo of course.



Address Monk Bodhi Dharma, Carlisle Street, Balaclava, Melbourne, Australia
Drank Irish Breakfast Tea and a Latte

Wearing...
Pants WOK Store
Cape Sass and Bide
Shoes Gold Dot
Sunglasses Vintage
Rings ASOS
Watch La Mer Collections

Sxx

Friday, 14 September 2012

RMIT Media Art

Went to the opening of a media art exhibition at RMIT last night. Spent most of my time obsessing over these adorable robotic babies that were so alive it was almost scary. You could sit and talk to them... one even hugged me when I held it! It was so cute, definitely gave Luey a run for her money!



Address RMIT gallery, Swanston street, Melbourne, Australia
Artist Hiroshi Ishiguro

Wearing...
Jumpsuit RetroStar Vintage
Shoes Shakuhachi
Belt Melrose Avenue
Clutch Zara
Cuff Zadig and Voltaire
Rings Topshop

Jxx

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Capital Kitchen

In the short time I have in Melbourne number one priority has of course been to get through my food hit list. With Chadstone's VIP day yesterday I thought I'd kill two birds and hit up the sales with a sandwich break at Capital Kitchen. Hard to say which I enjoyed more - the delicious baguette I devoured at CK or the amazing faux-fur I bought from Sportgirl's Recycle It...unfortunately only one will be making it back to Paris with me.



Address Capital Kitchen, Shop G043, Chadstone Shopping Center, Melbourne, Australia
Ate Chicken Baguette

Wearing...
Blazer Sass and Bide
Pants Down Yonder Vintage
Shoes Deena & Ozzy
Sunglasses House of Harlow
Necklace Sass and Bide
Ring With Love Kirsten 
Bag Nasty Gal

Sxx

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Double Rainbow

Went for afternoon drinks on the beach at Sandbar today. I decided to ignore the temperamental Melbourne weather and opted for this adorable double rainbow duo. Not gonna lie, my legs were a little chilly, but the photo made it worth it!



Address Sandbar, Beaconsfield Parade, Melbourne, Australia
Drank Vodka lemon lime and bitters

Wearing...
Blazer Shakuhachi
Top Sportsgirl
Shorts Subtitled
Shoes Jeffrey Campbell
Sunglasses House Of Harlow
Cuff H&M
Nail polish OPI 

Jxx

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Bridesmaid Time

Was a bridesmaid at the wedding of two of my friends over the weekend. With 25+ people (I lost exact count), I'm quite sure it was the largest bridal party of all time, which meant we got driven around in style in a massive limo bus for the day. Between the bus, the Sunday sunshine, a few too many champagnes, and the after party we had at Ro's, it was a seriously fun night! 



Address Malvern, Melbourne, Australia
Dress Custom made by the amazing Judith from Black Rose, with beautiful D'Italia fabric

Wearing...
Dress Black Rose
Clutch Vintage 
Ring Alexander Wang

Sxx

Monday, 10 September 2012

Mud Wall

Been wanting to snap in front of this Richard Long piece for a while now! He has literally thrown mud all over this huge white wall as if it is a canvas. This is probably my favorite of his pieces but all his stuff is amazing – highly recommend checking it out!



Address Jakes house, Melbourne, Australia
More http://moreintelligentlife.com/story/in-the-mud-with-richard-long
Wearing…
Jacket
The Kooples
Singlet Friedrich Gray
Pants Sportsgirl
Shoes Ko Fashion
Necklace Sass and Bide
Bumbag Ecote
Jxx

Sunday, 9 September 2012

New York Fashion Week

With NYFW Spring/Summer 2013 underway, I can't help but think back to the ridiculous time we had in New York for Fall Fashion Week last year. From trying to talk our way into shows to meeting Elle's creative director Joe Zee, I remember this being one of the best days ever. Take me back!



Address Lincoln Center, New York, USA
Attended BCBG Max Azria

Wearing...
Top Theyskens' Theory
Pants Elizabeth and James
Sunglasses Minkpink
Gloves Portolano

Sxx

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Proud Mary Excursion

Took the Sydney crew for the most amazing breakfast at Proud Mary. Spent the morning reminiscing about our last year in Europe, made me seriously ready for Paris! Also, so happy I finally got to rock this cobalt ensemble... I've had it in mind ever since I saw you wearing the pants at Wimbledon!



Address Proud Mary, Oxford Street, Melbourne, Australia
Ate Avocado on toast with goats cheese, quinoa tabouli and a poached egg

Wearing...
Shirts Sportsgirl
Pants American Apparel
Shoes Novo
Sunglasses Dansk
Clutch Sportsgirl

Jxx