Thursday, 25 April 2013

Look Book: Florence & The Machine // Cosmic Love

I am truly in love with my new Black Milk Clothing Galaxy Rainbow suspenders. 

I was always a tad curious about the suspenders, having seen them on many a gorgeous girl. Though I was never quite certain whether I could pull them off, myself. And for $100 or so RRP, I didnt want to quite risk it.

Having gone to the recent Black Milk Sample Sale in Brisbane, I managed to snag me a pair of these bad boys for only $30 - a risk I was more prepared to invest in. And boy, was I glad I did. They are supremely comfy and the colours are just unfathomably bright and amazing.

I wish I had found me a pair of the Cathedral suspenders. They have now become my dream piece, as I save up for my next splurge. Mind you, after hauling home 10 sample pieces and spending two weeks rent on delicious nylon, I think my next splurge may be a while away.

[Slight confession of a nylon addict]
Since becoming a Sharkie, just last year, I find it difficult to justify expenditure of any sort other than on Black Milk items. While I have recognised this incorrigible behaviour as being a definite problem; I earnestly doubt I will be able to find my way out of this supremely entrenched obsession any time soon. 

 Heck, I am much more likely to bring down more spending-inclined hoes with me.


Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Nom Noms: Ombre Iced Tea

Do youTea?

Course you do.

 You'll LOVE this!

This, my friends, is an amazingly refreshing iced tea with fruity peach and vanilla flavours and a fizzy edge.  And, following the current trend of "Ombre all the things", I've managed to ombre the heck out of this tantilizing beverage.  

Let me show you how.

First, grab yourself a pack of this delicious mix - Peach Melba from Tour De Tea 

 Tour de Tea is a little Brisbane-based tea business offering a wide range of amazing teas and tea blends from Australia and around the world.  Once you meet the lovely couple behind this delightful business, you'll know that each tea is packed with love! Hand to heart, this is my favourite tea shop out there (and is so much better than T2!).

(More on Tour De Tea at the bottom of this blog) 

This fabulous fruit blend combines a mix of dried peach and apple pieces, hibiscus and sunflower petals, and elderberries.

I wish I could share how amazing this tea blend smells, but you're just going to have to find out for yourself!


Brew 1 tsp/cup or 1.5tsp/mason jar for 2-5 minutes in a small container (not the cup/jar you're serving in). 

For want of the proper wares, I turned to a gifted tea strainer and a ramekin to brew mine.

While the tea infuses, place a few ice cubes into your cup/mason jar.  Fill 1/3rd of the way with cold water.

Next, fill 2/3rds of your cup/mason jar with lemonade.
Mix carefully with a spoon and let sit for 1 minute. 

Gently pour in the brewed tea into your cup/mason jar

Don't worry if it doesn't have the Ombre effect right away.  Just give it a few moments to settle.

And yes, it tastes as amazing as it looks! 

*  For a zingy twist - Substitute the Lemonade for Ginger Ale or Appletizer
*  For a bit of fun - Substitute the lemonade with your favourite champagne
*  For a more adult version - Add a nip of Vodka (to the icy water and lenonade) and/or Chambord (to the infused tea)

Tour de Tea
Find them at the markets!
Kelvin Grove Market – Blamey St – every Sat: 6am to 1pm 
Powerhouse Market – James St, Newfarm – every 2nd & 4th Saturday – 6am to Noon 

Boggo Rd Market – Dutton Park – every Sunday – 7am to 1pm 
Stones Corner Market – Logan Rd – every 2nd & 4th Sunday – 6am to Noon

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Lookbook: The Cheshire Cat


Black Milk Clothing Dress $90 / Ebay Pearl and gold cat ear headband $10 / Lovisa Charm bracelet $5 Thriftstore Gold cuff and earrings $6 / Wittner Shoes $40

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Walkin on sunshine.

I am all about customised threads.  Whether it be altering a normally generic item myself; or sourcing and purchasing unique and different goods, I aim to defy mediocrity.

"Yeah, yeah.. That's what that they all say." I hear you think?

- To that I say:

Yeah.  They're awesome.

I love them. So very, very much.

"Where for art thou, oh custom goodness?" You now think?

The good news is, there is a growing number of these geniuses out there.  Most are more than capable of making all of your custom dreams come true.  Here are two of my personal vices:

Now go forth and defy mediocrity too.  
It's pretty great over here.