Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Anne Hathaway for Vogue November 2010....

'Breath of Fresh Air' by Mario Testino.... Anne Hathaway is quite possibly one of the most beautiful actresses in my opinion. I have quite the penchant for Audrey Hepburn and think that Anne has an air of Audrey about her. Wouldn't you agree?

You can see the rest of the editorial for Vogue November 2010, as well as her stunning cover here.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Valentino, Douglas Kirkland, Max Brenner + the Golden Age of Couture...

I don't know about the rest of the country, but Brisbane's weather has been decidedly grizzly this weekend. It's dare I say cold, in Spring... so instead of being cooped up in our house. C and I joined a few of our friends at GOMA and visited the Valentino exhibition.

I'm kicking myself for not attending the media event I was invited to. Mainly because then I could have taken some photos for you. It was gorgeous, I had so much fun spotting Oscar dresses and who wore them. The guys I was with looked at me like I was some kind of dress whisperer. Well I couldn't very well call myself the founder of Wikifashion without knowing a dress or three could I?

Although it was a really lovely exhibit, I was very taken by the Douglas Kirkland exhibit on level 3. Everyone in Brisbane should take the time and go and have a snoop. I'd never heard of him until yesterday, but I knew most of his photographs. I've linked a few of my favourites below. Although there was a three-part series of Elizabeth Taylor with her maltese that I adored, unfortunately google has me stumped.

After making our way out of the exhibits, we made a quick detour through the gift shop (who am I kidding, I dragged C in there. I was like a kid in a candy store, so many fashion coffee table books!). I purchased the Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London, 1947-57 (the cover dress is by Balmain, 1957).

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After GOMA, we wandered through Southbank and stumbled upon the heaven that is Max Brenner! The line was so so long, but my soy coconut hot chocolate was worth it. Run don't walk! I later found out that it had just opened that morning. Good bye bikini!

It's rainy again this morning, so far I've made banana, coconut and buttermilk pancakes served with raspberries and japanese lime tea (purchased from the Tea Centre yesteryday). Not doing much else today, except doing wiki work and baking. How about you?

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

No se si exista algo mas gay que "wikifashion"...

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"No se si exista algo mas gay que "wikifashion" para algunas personas supongo que es productivo, siempre y cuando sepan que buscan"

That's what a lovely soul wrote about Wikifashion on twitter. According to google it roughly translates to-

"do not know if there is anything more gay than "wikifashion" for some people I guess that is productive as long as they know that seeking.."

Why yes I am very happy and if economics taught me anything, it's that everything has a value if someone demands/wants it. This was something I struggled with, leaving my job as an econometrician to pursue my site. Yes, being an economist probably adds more value to society but Wikifashion has more value to me. At what point do you do want you want to do, even if people think it is vapid and unproductive? What is the opportunity cost for your happiness?

Sorry if this sounds whiney, it's my first criticism of wiki and at first I laughed and found it funny. But then my old feelings of doubt and embarrassment niggled back..

On a more positive note, I've kept up a regular exercise routine for the last six weeks. I've almost finished the couch to five k program and have been doing pilates four times a week. This is amazing for someone who regularly forged notes to get out of sport at school.

How is everyone else going? Ready for short short season?
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