Friday, September 26, 2008

Zipper skirt love

I'm not usually the biggest fan of Lily Donaldson, however I am a huge fan of her street style. This outfit taken backstage is absolutely wonderful. I love it with the motor boots and furry vest...

Of course Rumi from fashion toast did it first, to absolute perfection, with the ultimate in slouchy sheer singlet and divine necklace perfect for the little zippered leather skirt...

I have been in love with zippered skirts since Jen Brill modelled this one for Sophomore. I think I am going to have to find one as part of my spring shopping list. I wonder if they sell them in Aus

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Oversized Blazers

This is a picture taken by The Satorialist during New York Fashion week. I don't know what it is about this outfit that I love. In a way everything is wrong,the jacket is oversized, the skirt doesn't fit to a tee and the t-shirt doesn't really seem anything special. But there is something about it all put together that I absolutely love. Maybe its the fact she reminds me of Carrie Bradshaw or its her undone-ness or her fabulous hair, but I think she looks great.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Tallulah's Top 5 Winter Purchases

I must admit I am stupidly excited over the imminent arrival of summer (although spring has just arrived), however I thought i would do a quick recap on what I consider to be my best 5 purchases for the winter season. There were a few more contenders for the Top 5 but unfortunately I could only choose 5.

The first has to be this black leather jacket from Bardot, bought off ebay brand new for a steal. Its got that buttery,worn feel thats makes wearing like putting on a second skin. The bottom also zips off to turn it into a cropped jacket. I haven't worn it like this yet but I think possibly on cooler summer nights I will.

The second is this striped long woolen cardigan from Just Jeans which I practically lived in. It was my go to when I wanted to be comfortable but not tracksuit level comfortable.

The third is a striped long-sleeved tee dress from Supre. I admit I have a slight obsession with striped clothing and this dress was only one of 3 that I actually bought thiswinter. I loved wearing it with tights or leggings and boots.

These little babies are a pair of Minnetonka which I also bought off ebay. They are so cute with their long fringing and fun to wear for those days where you have to run around doing errands all day. I'm definitely contemplating getting more styles.

Finally these leather tan boots were definitely my best bargain. I really wanted a pair of tan boots and ended up getting these for $2 from a second hand store. They have hardly been worn and are perfect in their "Vintage style".

Monday, September 15, 2008

Kate Moss in Vogue

What can I say I love this new editorial. Ball gowns and studded leather, fringing, feather and fur the perfect combinations with a little military thrown in, shot against an aging faded green wall. "Express Yourself" Kate Moss in Vogue UK October 2008.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Lou Doillon does the Jean Jacket

Having decided to dig out my jean jacket I was very excited to see these photo's of Lou Doillon at New York Fashion week.

The benefits of quality purchasing

When I go shopping I try to buy the best possible quality item that I can afford. I bought this jean jacket about 7 years ago and spent about a month searching for the best fitting one I could. I probably haven't worn it for the last 4 years, but i dug it out of my wardrobe recently and have to say I am so happy at myself for putting all that effort into my purchase. It still is as good as I remember with its perfect fit and the right amount of worn-in-ness. This really re-affirms my theory, especially when I consider the cardigan i bought recently at a cheap store which has fallen apart after 3 washes.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tallulah's Guide to Perfect Present Purchasing

In my family we don't just go for the one present purchases, instead we prefer to buy a number of smaller presents. My sister and I developed what we consider the Art of the Perfect Present Purchasing: Keep, Useful and Disposable. An example is the following items I have bought for my sisters upcoming birthday:

This is something to treasure forever (well you hope). For my sister i have a lovely ring which i hope she'll love. Of course the type of present depends on the person your buying for. Recently the Keep present for my friend was a mix CD of our favorite songs.

Something to use, in this case a pair of leopard print tights. In the past it might have been glasses, gift voucher, book, beauty stuff, and finally...

Something completely disposable such as flowers. This is often the most fun to buy because it can be a joke present or chocolates whatever.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Paris Through the Window

This painting is by the Russian painter Marc Chagall. The amount of different elements, colours, ideas and imagery contained within one painting is incredible.

NewYork Fashion Week: Julia Restoin-Roitfeld

Having admired for some time the style of Julia Restoin-Roitfeld, daughter of the amazing editor of French Vogue Carine Roitfeld, I was extremely excited by her outfit choices so far for this weeks s/s New York fashion week. Not only are her choices interesting they are sexy yet subtle at the same time and always accompanied with amazing shoes and interesting accessories.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tallulah hearts...Samantha Wills jewellry

This divine jewellery seems to satisfy my lust for all things bohemian and animal designs

  • Enchanted Cuff
  • Wildside earrings
  • Egyptian Goddess Necklace
  • Serpent Necklace

Can be found at

Rock & Roll Style

This photo shoot of Lizzie Jagger and Theodora Richards, daughters of the Rolling Stones, is the ultimate in Rock & Roll glamor, Morocco here I come!

Monday, September 8, 2008


This painting was done by the artist Tamara de Lempicka. It is a self-portrait titled Auto-Portrait. The painting evokes the glamor and style that i associate with the decadence of Paris in the 1920's.