Kirstie Clements / Wednesday's at The Soda Factory

Last week we at The Fashion Institute were lucky enough to have Ex Vogue editor/ author of "The Vogue Factor" Kirstie Clements as a guest speaker. The class was packed, I sat on a desk there were no seats left. It was such a great inspiration hearing her life's story, she gave us such an amazing insight into the fashion industry and the world of Vogue. Magazines have never been my forte, I'm more a creative I guess. 

Words of wisdom that I took home from that class:

"You can't be all things to all people"

"Anarchy is a good thing"

"Stay true to who you are"

"Do quality work, the profits will come later"

"A spark of talent needs to be left to breathe, otherwise it will just be smothered."

And my favourite

"Paris refreshes the soul"

After class I got drinks with Sahra before we met up with Nicole after she finished acting class. I lost my umbrella at the Clock hotel, which by the way has a lovely outdoor courtyard. We then met up with Nicole at 9:30 and headed to The Soda Factory. I had been dying to check this place out ever since Nicole told me about it. Stu Larson was playing that night which was fantastic news to Sahra who had seen him multiple times when he played for Passenger. 

The room had such a homely feel to it, fold out chairs, lounges, hipsters sprawled out comfortably on the floor. I fell in love with this place at first site.

Before seeing Stu play we got talking to a lady outside who knew him and was telling us stories about him and her general life. She had been in the music industry for 30 something years and was in general a very friendly lady. When we went inside she called us over to come sit with her. It was such a beautiful atmosphere. I felt that all we needed was pillows and blankets to make a cute little sleepover party. 

I felt that this kind of environment screamed out for a cider. Although this cider was a bigger let down then Lindsey Lohan's acting career. I can't remember what it was called and this horrible photo is not helping out in any way. But if you can decipher what the fuzzy label says, don't get it. Tastes like rotten apples, and nobody wants that. 

That woman I previously mentioned previously came out whilst we were having a smoke and exclaimed how she had thought we had left. She pretty much dragged us back inside to meet him. We spoke to him a lot longer then we realised. It was 2am when we left. We really lost track of time. 

Sneaky stage snaps

Nicole actually is a singer, a pretty amazing one at that.
You can check out her stuff on her Facebook Page.

Here are some videos of her work

(Official Video)

By the way if you can't find the entrance, this is it!

Love my fellow adventurers Nicole & Sahra <3

We got there too late for this which I was devastated to see when I got there. But every Wednesday night the have Pulp Kitchen. My love for Tarantino and food together at last. Check out more at their Facebook Page.

See you next week at The Soda Factory.



Day Mother's

Mother's day musings. Above is the new book I purchased at the Inaburra Autumn Fair

Red Hot Chilli Peppers 

Sassy being super impatient waiting for mum to hurry up and get in the car so we can go to cousins house for breakfast. 

She loves car trips

A perfect Sunday Breakfast for a hungover mess

Sassy and my Cousins puppy Brody.

Long shadowy bus stop kind of days

Monday morning Lion King excitement 

Flowers always make your day better, especially if it's a Monday.



Be the face of SKYY 'Live Full Volume' Campaign

SKYY Vodka is kicking off a pretty sweet competition to find the new face of their 'LIVE FULL VOLUME' campaign. 

Basically to be involved you just head on down to your closest one of the chosen locations in Australia and have your photo taken in a larger then life photobooth. The photo will automatically be uploaded to the SKYY Vodka Facebook page and entered into the competition.

3 People (chosen by a panel of judges) will win:

• The chance to become the face of Skyy and see your photo on billboards around your city! 
• A cheque for $1000
• A years subscription to RUSSH Magazine 
• And of course a case of SKYY Vodka 

And there will also be a 'People's Choice Winner (whoever gets the most amount of votes on facebook) who will win:
• A cheque for $1000
• A years subscription to RUSSH Magazine 
• And a case of SKYY Vodka

Win or lose you get a giant print out of your face which can be used in various ways such as:
- giving it to your mum and dad as a Christmas present
-sending it to your friend overseas that is missing you 
- hanging it up behind the toilet to freak your friends out when they sleep over 
- hanging it up above your boyfriend's bed so every time he goes to sleep he will be staring into your eyes
- a seat filler at events
- to help mind the car whilst you park so you don't get a parking fine
- just in general to look pretty sweet hanging in your room


Club Bay View 
12/20 St Quentin Avenue Perth WA  Sunday 26 May 10pm- 1pm
The Leeeerville Hotel 
Newcastle Street Leederville WA 6007   Wednesday 29 8.30pm-11.30pm
Eaton's Hill Hotel
646 South Pine Rd Albany Creek QLD 4035 Friday 31 May 10pm-1am
Baxters Lot 
302 Brunswick Street Fitzroy  Saturday 1 June 9pm- 12am
The Shed 
69-71 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge, WA 6003 Saturday 1 June 9pm- 12am
Coolibah Hotel 
15-25 Sherwood Road Merrylands, NSW 2160 Friday 14 June 8.30pm- 11.30pm

The Mill Hotel 
189 Beaconsfield St Milperra NSW 2214         Friday 14 June 8.30pm- 11.30pm
Miranda Hotel 
590 The Kingsway Miranda NSW  Saturday June 8.30pm- 11.30pm

To the loud ones. To the ones with attitude. For full details head to www.facebook.com/SKYYVodkaAU


The Little Black Dress / The College Student

I have decided to do a 5 part outfit post under the idea of the little black dress. 
Part 1:

The College Student

Dress / Alice in the Eve
Jumper / Just Jeans
Shoes / Payless Shoes
Necklace / Opa Designs
Bracelet /  Opa Designs 
Ring /  Samantha Wills



Autumn Fair

The other week I went to my high school's Autumn Fair. I know it's not fashion related but it was fun.

Looking ridiculous in:
Top/ Sportsgirl
Jeans/ Primark
Shoes/ Portobello Markets. London
Jacket/ New Look
Sunglasses/ Temt

Side Note - How drop dead gorgeous is Miley looking on the latest issue of Cosmo?!

These are just a couple of photos of my High School. I don't have any before shots to compare it to but it's still pretty funky for a high school classroom set up. The tables come apart, there are lounges, swivel chairs, and an awful lot of colour. 

Oh and did I mention my high school now has a gym, spin class included. I wish I went there now. #fitspiration 

I am a sucker for a high school fete. Pony rides, cupcakes, pre-loved sales and carnival food. Inaburra really went above and beyond this year with their fete. The highlight was definitely the delicious array of cars on display. 

My personel favourite.

They set up this adorable little "Tea room" in the canteen. It was such a lovely set up. 

It's crazy how much things can change in a couple of years.
New Boyfriend, new experiences, new friends, new bedroom, new job, same teeny angst.