Sunday, 18 September 2011

On my mind.

I want to know everything about this woman. And the man who so strongly influenced her work.
Cant wait to get back to Melbourne to start my discovery...

Saturday, 17 September 2011

You have me.

This travel thing has me, i tells ya. I dont want to leave. But I do. I want to move onto the next amazing discovery.

Im a gypsy, havnt I told you? Since I was little, I have never lived in the one spot for longer than 2 years. I have moved so much, its past 50 and i lost count ages ago. Its in my blood... if i stay anywhere for too long i feel if my life has become stagnant like water in a puddle and i have nowhere to go..and nothing to do.


So you can only imagine, since leaving our little corner of Camden, London all those weeks ago, how much I have loved this little trip. Its not just the people watching, the consumption of worldly delights or the ability to stop and stare; just cos I can and cos we have nowhere to be.. its the smells, the comparisons and the feeling you get when you know you have never been in that spot, and most likely will never be again.

But there are paths, we have discovered over the past few weeks which we want to walk along again.. Italy has definately captured my heart; the traditions, the love, the history and the passion it has for itself and its people.


The South of France was interesting.. after falling head over heels for the northern countryside and Paris, I was shocked to realise I didnt care for the Souths uninspiring landscapes, its pretentiousness and those who fancied knocking me over with their stunning Celine bag.

Since arriving only yesterday in Madrid, I see the excitement and the electricity. I can smell the chorizo and sangria and I can hear the music and the young kids laughing. Here for the next few days, we are then off to lay our heads on the Southern Spain beaches of Marbella for a week.. to let the world stop. And then we are off again for one last week and then we shall discover soon enough.. we will be back on Australian soils and very excited for the summer ahead with friends and family!


Italian women have this weird obsession with wearing shorts, dresses and shirts with calf high boots. no tights. Sometimes it looks ok, but mostly.. just odd.

The best people you meet are the ones who you fear or are wary of. They are the characters, they have the stories.

Australian backpackers rule this earth. I kid you not- if i see one more sheila or bloke I will throw my hands in the air and walk away! Not offence, but Im not here to see you!

I love books. I cant even tell you the pain I go through with reading. Its my obsession and one that infuriates me. No reason except I read so god damn fast I finish a book the size of beyonces toosh in 2 days. I have read two of the most amazing novels in the past week.. up there with my favs of all time! Shantaram by Gregory Roberts had me up til all hours in Venice. Ben could of killed me! But a novel that had me weeping like a little girl on the train from Nice to Marsielle was Just Kids by Patti Smith. I havnt read anything so beautiful is such a long time. This woman knows the written word. She filled my eyes and heart with her beautiful memoir and it has changed me forever.

Oh and yes, you cant keep me away from makeup forever.. i jumped into mac today to see the MAC Me Over collection.. ah how amazing are the tranformations!! the older caucasion lady had me! Beautiful! I loved the matte Winey plum lipstick and this beautiful lip coloured pink gloss.. I shall have to visit MAC at the Heathrow terminal for one last UK purchase methinks ;)

Well dears, I leave you to go to rest my weary head. I would be going out tonight.. as it is a saturday here in madrid, but alas a japanese monkey called yoshi, a stranger who intrigued me beyond words, kept me up last night in the hostel.

That story, another time.

Bless x

Friday, 2 September 2011

Seriously? How can one person have so much talent??

Alex Box, you need to stop being so damn amazing. Actually..I take that back. Dont.

This is from Illamasqua's AW 11/12 collection.

So long...Farewell...

After close to 2 years, I have sadly packed my bag. Ok, i lie. I have packed many a bag. Ok, look- i could be really lying... My boyfriend has packed my many a box and all my suitcases and we are now living out of ONE suitcase and travelling through Europe, on our way back home to oz.

Very excited to be heading back to the sun and surf and to my friends and family! Also, cant wait to get my freelance going and start working hard to build my career in my favourite city in the world.

But until then, I am testing out as many other cities as possbile! And at this present time we are in Florence, Italy! Um.. so firstly- WOW. Secondly, all this travelling means my blogging will slow down a wee bit for the next month or so, until Im back into the swing of things. Dont worry though- Ill be popping on to share some photos, any makeup and styling experiences I have etc.

Oh, that reminds me- now that Im out of the Uk, I headed straight for a Sephora shop. Makeup Up Forever- You complete me! Check out the HD Makeup my friends...wowzers.

Now, cant be on here for long.. I onyl snuck on to book a car to drive around Tuscany tomorrow..woops!

Ciao! x