Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cinematic inspiration

I watched The Way We Were for the first time the other day.


I found Katie Morosky's (Barbra Streisand) wardrobe quite inspiring, especially the colour palette of camel, taupe, navy, white, red, etc. etc. My favourite scene was where Katie and Hubbell (Robert Redford) run into each other outside a hotel where Katie is protesting against the nuclear bomb. I have never seen upturned collars look so chic! Plus who doesn't love Robert Redford in his heyday?

As I was googling images from the film I came across this highly amusing tumblr: What Would Babs Wear


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Work attire: long skirts

I think there is something so elegant about calf-length skirts. As I was perusing asos last night I was mighty pleased to see that they concurred, featuring a number of long skirts in autumnal colours.

My workplace is quite relaxed so I could easily wear these skirts with a fitted singlet or long-sleeved top in a neutral colour with a black fitted cardi. I love dressing for the cold weather - knee-high boots, long woollen skirts, fitted jumpers, oversized cardis ... I could go on and on.

Unfortunately the cooler weather is a little way off yet!


P.S. Has everyone been watching Oprah's Aussie Adventure? My mum is now a convert! The episode my sister and I attended is airing on Sunday evening 7:30pm EST.

Monday, November 8, 2010


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I feel like Charlie from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory when he found his golden ticket! Received tickets to the filming of Oprah's one of two Australian shows! SO EXCITED! She is an amazing woman with amazing hair (can't wait to see it in person!). 

Am taking my sister who took is a bit skeptical of the whole idea but free flights (a very generous Christmas present) softened her up! 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Australia's first female Prime Minister!

Today is an important day for all Australians as Julia Gillard has been chosen by the Labor caucus as the first female Prime Minister. While it is a landmark, the manner in which her rise has occurred leaves me feeling sorry for Kevin Rudd who was elected on a wave of excitement and anticipation of the changes to come.

KRudd will be remembered for his apology to the Stolen Generation, as well as overturning WorkChoices. Despite these improvements, a number of important policy backflips (immigration, ETS, etc., etc.) and policy changes (the mining supertax) rendered Rudd's often frenzied leadership open to criticism. These criticisms came from many corners. The most complex analysis of Rudd's rise to power came in David Marr's Monthly Essay which contended that Rudd's political persona can be explained at least partially by his experiences as a child which brought about a so-called "inner rage". As questions began to be asked about KRudd's leadership, his composure seemed to dissapate. 

Don't get me wrong, I am happy to see Gillard obtain such wide support from her Labor colleagues. The big test, however, is whether Australians will directly elect Julia at the election later this year. This makes for a very interesting election campaign. No doubt, Abbott will struggle to campaign against Gillard. I look forward to Abbott putting his foot in it.