Sunday, November 30, 2008

A work of fine art

A type of art that holds my eyes in captivity! Check Lara Merrett.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The scent of 'Emotions' in a bottle

I couldn’t believe it but I just found out that Amanda and I had the same taste for one of our perfumes. It happened when Amanda had that particular perfume on yesterday and that scent had got me thinking for the whole day about what was it that seemed/felt/smelt so familiar and when I asked her about it, BINGO, it was the same one which I had 3 yrs ago -- Petite Chérie by Annick Goutal.

It definitely brought back many memories as someone special then had purchased that for me and since, it has been pretty tough finding one that could match that almost to perfection scent: a delicious blend of vanilla, peach and musky rose.

Annick Goutal came from quite a complicated past where she met her man, had a kid, he left her, she was diagnosed with cancer and later found herself indulging into the world of fragrance and packaging. Because of what she went through, each of her fragrance is a touchstone, a reminder of someone or something important in Goutal's life.

As per Annick’s words: “Like precious bouquets, gathering the rarest and most noble of natural essences, they are composed as a symphony, note by note, in an eternal quest for balance, quality and perfect harmony" and once you have sampled the fruits of Annick Goutal you'll be a devotee.

Film: Hana and Alice

...directed by Shunji Iwai...  the film reveals the stress on friendship of 2 teenage girls, Hana (Anne Suzuki) and Alice (Yu Aoi)... bittersweet relationship struggles that they face in their lives... and manipulation. The film's pretty artsy and had some scenes which I really like... Alice with her Dad... the girls in tutu posing for the camera... Alice in the boat with Mark and especially... Ballet in 'Cups"... which you gotta love!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Smooth Groove...

... Listening to "Dance" by Clazziquai...

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fashion pitt stop-- Ruby Smallbone

Ruby Smallbones --What a unique name with a unique spell on her apparels. Her 'out of the box' concept has been welcomed by the world with opened arms. Her Forte: Parallel lines, contrasting prints, luxurious simplicity. And what I love about it is how she plays with geometrics and presents it on her work with simple + bright contrasting colors.

She started out, graduating with a diploma of fashion and embarking on a very successful fashion career since 2005. To top it off in 2007 last yr, she was responsible for designing pieces for the staff of the famous bar/nightclub/palace in SYDNEY called ‘IVY’ and I have to say that got me even more excited about her because that’s Amanda’s & my fav place for a niteout in Sydney so far. It’s the place to be and for her to be the head designer for that place is a pretty cool thing! She has an online store too but prices are a bit on the expensive side as they are designer’s rates. Anyhow, check her out!