Friday, June 24, 2011

Outfit of the Day

Dress: Anu, Cardigan: Sportsgirl, Scarf: Louis Vuitton, Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell black suede Litas (yes that is my foot on my desk), Ring: Jordy Askill.

Outfit of the evening

Here is what I wore to the Hairspray opening night. The invitation said 60s inpired cocktail. Unfortunately I don't really own anything distictively 60s so I used my makeup to tie it all in (no pics unfortuantely).

Outfit: Top, skirt & bag by Zara, watch by Michael Kors, blazer by Camilla & Marc, shoes by Tony Bianco (not shown)

I love Market HQ

Just a quick bit of love for Market HQ. I have had the best experiences with them. Their service is second to none. It is so difficult to find great customer service, particularly online. Market HQ will go out of their way to track down your MUST have item and their shipping is unusually quick. I ordered the Mink Pink Highland Shearling jacket on Wednesday afternoon and I had it in my hands by Thursday afternoon. When they say express they mean express.

They have also previously gone out of their way to track down the last pair of Black Matte Mink Pink Paparazzi sunnies. Which I absolutely love, they have been my regulars since I received them. So hot!

Thanks to the fab team at Market HQ for making online shopping so damn simple.

Hairspray: The Musical

Last night I was lucky enough, thanks to the Roxy, Maz and the gorgeous girls at Sweaty Betty PR  & Schwarzkopf, to go to the opening night for Hairspray. What an incredible night it was!

Arriving at Star City casino the first thing I was greeting with, was the incredible pink carpet (which matched my skirt perfectly). Bubbles hung in the air and the girls on the pink carpet greeted guests with a spritz (ok, maybe more like a can) of Schwarzkopf Taft hairspray to secure their Do.

Once inside the Lyric Theater foyer I spotted many a beehive and it was great to see guests tying the 60s vibe into their outfits. Whether it be make up, hair or a full blown costume, it certainly made for a great start to the evening. 

Arriving at my seat to find a Lolly Bag from the Sweaty Betty girls just made this fantastic night even better. Coke bottles, bananas, pineapples, licorice all sorts and jersey caramels filled the bag. I was one happy guest and that was before the show had even begun.

Hairspray is set in 1962 in Baltimore, where segregation rules, but amongst the TV perfect Amber von Tussle's (Renee Armstrong) of the city, lies Tracy Turnblad, who has big dreams and even bigger hair.

The show's opening number "Good Morning Baltimore" is punchy and introduces us to Tracy, her big voice and her big ideas. Jaz Flowers is fantastic in the role of Tracy, you'd never know it was only her third professional role and her first lead role in a professional musical. Trevor Ashley and Grant Piro do a fantastic job as Edna and Wilbur Turnblad and their duet "Timeless to Me" is a treat. Particularly last night when the pair had a little moment of laughter and couldn't quite get it together which made it all the more hilarious and endearing. They interacted with the audience and you just could not help but love their characters even more.

Tracy's best friend Penny Pingleton (Esther Hannaford) is hilarious throughout and her brilliant voice, showcased in the second half, is a surprise from the slightly dorky, awkward character she is in the first act. The show's final number "You can't stop the beat" is vibrant, full of energy and a spectacular piece. The '60s costumes are stunning along with the stylised '60s set. The choreography hits all the right notes with a few tricks thrown in the mix and each and ever cast member is full of talent and energy, genuinely looking like they are loving every moment.

Hairspray is a must see. This brilliant show packs a punch all the while warming your heart. 

Thanks again to Roxy, Maz and the girls at Sweaty Betty PR. Fabulous show, brilliant seats and an all around wonderful night! PS. Coke bottles are my favourite, how did you know?

Friday, June 10, 2011

LCB Productions Launch - Outfits of the Evening.

Now on to what we wore last night. I say we because I managed to allow Lew to let me take a photo of him before we went out.

 Dress: Witchery, Scarf: LV, Fur: From New York, Booties: Tony Bianco, Bag: Balenciaga, Ring: Vita from Lisa Ho

Lew -  Shoes: Diesel, Jacket: Arthur Galan
 Makeup: Bronze smokey eyes, nude lip.

Lew: Coat: Arthur Galan, Scarf: Marcs, Jeans: Nudie Thin Finn, (not shown) Tee: Bassike, Cardi: Jac + Jac, Shoes: Diesel 
Nails: OPI Big Apple Red, Ring: Vita (from Lisa Ho)

LCB Productions Launch

Last night Lew and I braved the cold to attend the launch of our gorgeous friend Lynette Carroll Bolton's company - LCB Productions. She specialises in boutique weddings in Vietnam along with bridal and events throughout Australia. 

Last night was held at Church on Chalmers, which usually houses Gideon Shoes but tonight showcased the LCB productions vision and the exclusive launch of the Henry Roth New York City collection, hot off the runway. We were treated to De Bortoli Wines , gorgeous canapes by catering extraordinaire Matty B from Longgrain and entertained by The Baker Boys Band. 
The venue was decked out in incredible floral arrangements by Sticks and Wicks which just made the room pop and of course we wouldn't have been there without the gorgeous invitations from De La Mod designs (another one of our amazing friends Tara O'Keefe).

I must say that finding a perfect personalised LCB Productions Ghermez cupcake in my gift bag definitely topped off the night.

Fantastic night, such a great success. Big things to come for LCB Productions.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Birdy & Me: Kelly Smith

I just have to say if you haven't checked out Kelly Smith's work well, you are missing out. She is fantastic, with her work covering fashion, celebrities, personal and custom pieces. I absolutely everything she does and I currently have about 10 in my house. 

Check out Birdy & Me


Ladies Who Inspire Pt. 2