VODKA AND SMARTIES KIMONO

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The Evil Twin Vodka & Smarties kimono is one of my favourite pieces when I want to add a pop of colour to my everyday outfits!  It reminds me of going to the Easter show as a child and the spin art machine that created your very own splattered paint masterpiece to take home.

What I wore:
Kimono - Evil Twin // Singlet - $5 from op shop

THE FITZROY MARKET V.2


This month I managed to get back to the Fitzroy market for the first time in 2014.  I miss the old school grounds across the road, as there seemed to be a more magical atmosphere (and less chicken poo smell), but this one still delivers with some fabulous treasures to be found and, even though the French bulldog didn't fit in my bag, I didn't leave empty handed.

What I bought:
DVD: $2 // Ceramic canister (made in Japan): $6 // Cue dress: $15 

THE TWENTY DOLLAR OUTFIT

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I believe I'm getting better at bagging a bargain (although my dud to awesome ratio could still use some work) and the Fitzroy Market remains my all-time favourite place for second hand shopping.

This chocolate brown leather dress and studded Jeffrey Campbell loafers were only $10 each!  With the warm weather slowly disappearing, I can chuck on some 120 denier tights and a blazer and it becomes an office-friendly outfit.  Bargain!

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What I wore

VAMFF WINDOWS BY DESIGN


Today I used the public holiday to take an inspired walking tour around Melbourne to check out Windows by Design.  This is the third year I've trekked the side event of the Melbourne Fashion Festival, and each time I like to imagine how I would transform a window into an artistic installation.

My two faves were Signed and Numbered + Meg Kolac (having never seen this shop before, I'm definitely going back to have a proper look at the limited edition prints they stock) and Lucy Folk + Arabella Ramsay (which was closed, giving me free reign to take photos without having to avoid any reflections but my own).

HAVE A NICE MUSIC FESTIVAL


After a huge week on concerts - Baroness//Gojira//Mastodon on Tuesday, Walking Papers//Down//Alice In Chains on Thursday, and heavy metal music festival Soundwave on Friday - this weekend is a chance to relax & recharge (and do a truck load of washing) before Monday hits.  Hope you're having a blissful weekend.

Highlights of the week:  Outre Gallery hosted a signing with John Dyer Baizley of Baroness (I bought Andy a print as he got stuck at work).  Meeting Brent from Mastodon!!  Living Colour and Duff McKagan (ex Guns N Roses) joining Down on stage for 'Bury Me In Smoke', THEN Phil Anselmo hanging side of stage while Alice In Chains played his request 'Nutshell' - I cried!!

 What I wore:
T-shirt - St. Lenny // Jeans - Levis // Shoes - John Varvatos for Converse // Hat - bought at previous music festival

A WHIRLWIND WEEKEND IN ADELAIDE


We flew into Adelaide for the weekend, excited to have tickets to Dave Chappelle's sold out tour in our hot little hands.  After a whirlwind weekend of beach walks, antique stores, eating, sightseeing, Dave, and more eating, we had a bit of a terrifying experience flying out on Sunday night when engine two failed with a loud bang, and we had to turn around (the recovery flight not until yesterday).  With the week completely out of whack, I'm still grateful we didn't drop out of the sky!


Pop up bar Little Miss Mexico was the coolest dinner discovery we made while driving around in search of a car park! The street style food was just as great as the colourful surroundings, the pulled pork sliders being the menu standout for me.


After laughing our arses off at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, compliments of stand-up comedian Dave Chappelle, we headed to The Garden of Unearthly Delights, a magical wonderland of food, carnival rides and sideshow surprises open until 3am.


Hahndorf is a German village in the Adelaide hills, only a 20 minute drive from the city.  Alas we (or rather, I) had a large breakfast, so even with the tantalizing smells wafting out of the historical buildings, could only squeeze in an apple strudel, which we shared beneath the leaves on the tree-lined street.