Sunday, December 14, 2008

All I Want for Christmas- DW version

I think everyone on the rainy team should do a Christmas list- Christmas is only a short 2 weeks away and I love it. Christmas for me is basically a scramble of food (prawns and cherries) and decorations and love. It brings so much excitement and happiness to so many people, from all races, religions- everyone. So this is my dream list, 8 things that would be mine if magic was real :) (read: money and bribing and kidnapping was of no issue)

In no particular order:

1. Homeroom 2 finger ring, in silver, $94
I actually went to Incu to try them on, they're in the men's jewellery section. Alas, my puny fingers dont fit, but online there are a range of sizes, from 6 to a massive 11.5 i think. SO PRETTY. I'm definately going to find lots of cool rings on my asia trip this time.

2. Themepark assault at the Goldcoast (hopefully this one will happen in Feb!)
J and I are planning a trip. I've always wanted to go to the goldcoast again before I get massively old, it just seems like the right time to go, especially since uni is starting and everyone is going away for exchange/work.

3. Alexander Wang leather backpack

I don't know why I like ugly things. But this leather baby is definately my alternative to the daily black bag for uni. My shoulders hurt too much for shoulder/tote bags. BACKPACK ME.

Actually. Maybe all of the Alexander Wang resort 09 collection, even the ugly thermal onesie.

4. Shu Uemura lashes
Definately getting these in HK. But not the obnoxiously hideous pube-like brown ones. ew.

5. Model from below post (Chris and Tibor)..drool (Sorry E, I still love you)

6. Bags of all colours from Net-a-porter and Mulberry,
even though I would prefer shoes.. actually maybe all the shoes as well. +marni ugly sandals from last last season.

7. Cherries + Canon EOS 40D
I want to steal my dad's EOS-1ds mark II. He won't let me. Plus it's peak time for cherries.

8. Simone Shailes for top shop cardigan, £250
I think this might be a little too extravagant for something that I would wear maybe 4 times. But it's so prettttyyy and crazy and delicious.

Now for the rest of the rainy team, waiting for your lists guys!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Chris and Tibor

Am I the only person that didn't look at the bag first, and looked at the impossibly good looking model?

Launched in the summer of 2005, CHRIS&TIBOR is a young London label offering bags that are sporty and retro, cutting edge and classic, luxurious and casual. The brand is also the result of fashion designer Chris Liu’s quest for the perfect gym bag. Dissatisfied with what was on the market he decided to hand make his own. This prototype soon attracted the attention of graphic designer Tibor Matyas who saw the potential for a men's bag collection.

Encouraged by the popularity of their product among friends the East London based duo decided to design a mini collection which was instantly snapped up by Harvey Nichols Hong Kong and Japanese retail giant United Arrows. Their AW06/07 offering was what the two call their first "proper collection". It was also promptly selected by Pitti Uomo to be part of the hugely popular and highly influential trade show's New Beats area.

"We live in East London, we design in East London and we produce in East London" confirm the designers who both used to work as design consultants for the quintessentially British brand Burberry Prorsum. "We name all our bags after streets, areas or buildings in East London and the City".

AW07/08 will see the brand's eagerly awaited first women's collection. "We have not totally changed our product to make it very obviously feminine. That's not what our female customers want", they say. Instead they kept their silhouettes but opted for softer leathers, smaller sizes and subtly feminine touches.

-Text and photos from Totem

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Ella Ella Ellery

Here they are:

The Ellery boots that I ordered about a month and a half ago. Custom made to my measurements. The boots are made out of black suede, gold leather and mass studs taht can be detached and re-attached on to the other side for an even higher-thigh effect. I'm so excited, I can't wait to wear them out when it's a cool night, with a short little dress or tights. ARGH so excited!

Everyone, please check ellery out at coolest boots ever!

Also, they have the meanest dresses and accessories. Former market editor for RUSSH Australia, Kym Ellery, is a true genius.

Boots: Dahto for Ellery, RRP $1500

Friday, December 5, 2008

No Freaking way!

This is Snejana: she is massive in the fashion world.
This proves that with a little bit of styling, awesome photography and lots of money, we all have a chance at stardom.