Apr 25, 2011

Style Icon - Anna Dello Russo

Anna Dello Russo is uncompromising in the pursuit of her loud and proud individual style. The outlandish and theatrical editor-at-large for Vogue Nippon is putting the fun back into dressing up and we can't get enough of her flamboyant personal blog. We're even feeling inspired to move away from our Melbourne uniform of all black (gasp!) this Winter... J'adore ADR!

Apr 20, 2011

The Good Friday Appeal

The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation is a cause we hold close to our hearts, with $2 from the sale of every Designer Collection Nail Polish being donated to the charity. So, you can imagine we were pretty excited when my husband organised these Good Friday Appeal charity trams with our kids. To celebrate the Good Friday Appeal's 80th year, the faces of Chloe, Amber and Zac are rolling around Melbourne on the city's trams, along with the faces of 80 other supporters chosen for the Yarra Trams Good Friday Appeal fundraiser. Not only do they make really cute superstars, they are also pretty chuffed to be supporting such a brilliant charity!

Apr 19, 2011

Sibella I & Sibella II

We have been bursting at the seams to tell you about our latest Designer Nail Polish collaboration, and now we're finally allowed to spill the beans! We have been lucky enough to work with interior stylist, designer, author and lover of all things beautiful, Sibella Court, to produce two new shades that are going to make you swoon!
Sibella I is a lovely, soft tattered grey inspired by haberdashery and pre-loved treasures, slightly faded and frayed. Sibella II is a metallic gypsy gold, inspired by coins that changed hands time and time again for trading food, horses and other gypsy wares!

We spent days at a time trawling through Sibella's beautiful book Etcetera etc. and sifting through her 'colour boxes' looking for inspiration and boy oh boy did we find it! Packed with tips of the trade and lavish photographs, Etcetera etc. reflects Sibella's eclectic, treasure-seeker, gypsy style, while her 'colour boxes' are a personal collection of her favourite treasures. Seriously, we just can't get enough of her! Lucky for us, Sibella's new book, The Stylist's Guide to New York, hits shelves in May and will be available at Bloom's Chapel Street flagship store (a couple of copies of Etcetera etc. are available too, but they're selling like hot cakes so get in fast!).

Oh and if that's not enough Sibella Court for you, make sure you visit her exquisite Paddington store, The Society Inc., if you're ever in Sydney!

Apr 18, 2011

Eco-friendly chic for Earth Day

Just in time for Earth Day (22 April), these buttery soft leather bags from Cast of Vices are an oh-so-chic alternative to your usual green bag, but just as environmentally friendly! Having just returned from a whirlwind trip to 'the city that never sleeps' and 'the city of angels', we couldn't resist sharing these goodies inspired by every day life in New York and hand-made in Los Angeles! We love the tongue-in-cheek take on plastic bags and the hand-embossed detail. Find them available for pre-order at our all time favourite Parisian boutique, Colette.fr.

Apr 11, 2011

Fresh as a Daisy

We just had to share this beautiful daisy plait. Doesn't it make you want to weave blooms through your hair too?

Organising the Bookcase

There's something strangely therapeutic about this video. Judging by the clock, it took artists Lisa Blonder Ohlenkamp and Sean Ohlenkamp around 13 hours to complete this little piece of happiness.