Oct 17, 2012

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel

What are your plans for the weekend? We're beyond excited that on Sunday the documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel is being shown as part of The Melbourne Festival.

Containing rare archive footage and interviews, it paints an intimate portrait of the 'Empress of Fashion'. During her fifty year reign, Vreeland launched Twiggy, advised Jackie Onassis, worked as fashion editor at Harper's Bazaar and editor-in-chief at Vogue, and launched countless trends including the bikini and blue jeans.

Having premiered at the Venice Film Festival, The Eye Has To Travel is already being touted as a living work of art that truly captures Vreeland in all her outlandish, witty, ambitious and outspoken glory. Oh, and don't worry if you can't make it to this weekend's scoop screening, it will be released nationally in late November.

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Oct 16, 2012

Food for Thought

Natalie has always said that healthy eating and a healthy attitude to food is a big part of true beauty.  "The foods you eat shouldn't be dictated by whether they will make you fat or thin, but by the enjoyment and goodness you can get out of each bite," she explains.

So we asked Natalie to share three of her favourite food websites to inspire, ponder and drool over!

  1. Kate Quinn Davies is the very talented food photographer and keen home cook behind What Katie Ate. Her simple recipes feature seasonal produce, while her sublime photography makes her blog a feast for the eyes as well as the palate!
  2. For nutritional, one-of-a-kind vegetarian recipes, make sure you visit My New Roots. This blog is about much more than mouth-watering recipes. Its manifesto is to encourage everyone to be an active participant in their health  - which is something we couldn't agree more with!
  3. Michael Pollan's prescription for healthy eating is, "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." His website has many brilliant articles and references that show why you should eat like this and how to do it.

Oct 11, 2012


Recently we were flipping through a mag when this image stopped us dead in our tracks! Like a perfect Pantone line up, we loved the graduation of colour.

To get this look at home, you'll need three of our favourite nail polish shades:
Penelope - Soft mushroom
Maggie - Lilac
Cate - Pearl White

If you decide to give this mani a whirl, we'd love to see your handy work! Just share it with us on Facebook or Instagram.

Ps: Don't forget that you can purchase any two nail polishes for just $29.95 (usually $19.95 each) - which means there's no excuse to not try something new!

Oct 4, 2012

Natalie Takes Us Behind-the-Scenes at YSL's Paris Fashion Week Show

Another of Natalie's highlights from Paris Fashion Week, was the Yves Saint Laurent show. Not only was it Hedi Slimane's debut collection for YSL, but it was also a chance to spot some of the biggest names in fashion. Here Natalie takes us behind the velvet rope for a look at who was there.

Kate Moss! Need I say more?!
Meeting Emmanuelle Alt, editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue.
Anna Dello Russo shows how to do sparkles perfectly!
Photographing the photographers!
Valerie Trierweiler, the partner of French president Francois Hollande;
co-founder of YSL, Pierre Berge; and Saint Laurent muse, Betty Catroux.
Designer Diane von Furtenberg and Grace Coddington,
Creative Director of US Vogue.
Up close with Anna Dello Russo.
A very-happy-to-be-there me!

Oct 3, 2012

Natalie at Chanel's Paris Fashion Week Show

Earlier this week, Natalie was wowed by Chanel at Paris Fashion week. With 13 near real-size turbines installed down the catwalk at the Grand Palais, and a formidable front row that included Anna Wintour, Kanye West and Jennifer Lopez (who was accompanied by her mini-fashionista 3 year-old daughter!) the scene was set for a collection defined by bold graphics, cropped jackets and a dose of 1960's style.

Here Natalie shares some of her personal snaps from the Chanel show...

Oh! The anticipation of entering Chanel's show at the Grand Palais.
The formidable front row. Can you spot Anna Wintour?
Thirteen turbines lined the catwalk.
Classic Chanel monochrome.
The dominant silhouette was a cropped jacket over a
streamlined shift dress.
Check out the hula-hoop beach bag and perspex hat!
At 79-years old, Chanel's veteran designer, Karl Lagerfeld, shows no
signs of slowing down. I loved what he said after the show - "Don't
take things too seriously, especially not fashion." 

Beautiful textural detail.
The final walk through.