Wednesday, November 30, 2011
OK, this is where I was hiding out with my London posse, Copacobana. It is hands down, the best
beach house I have stayed in. 3 stories with a massive balcony overlooking the beach. We saw
a pod of whales from the balcony which was amazing. I also found myself longboarding around the
house, there was just so much space! Beach, BBQ, drinks, laughs and all round lazing about. A
perfect weekend away.
Photos by my sister
Friday, November 25, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Lovely house, simple and chic.... Just like Zara.
So tonight, I shall be heading up the coast with my London posse. We hired a beach house
for the weekend, how appropriate as it will be 30 degrees tomorrow. Lazy beach days, BBQ,
surfing and beer. It should be good.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
If you love gellato, San Crispino will change your life. I still remember the taste clearly one year on.
Hands down, the best gellato I've had. Tim and I bought melon and fig, and the looks on our faces
was something else, when our taste buds went into over drive. The taste was so pure and a complete
replica of the original. Still blows my mind when I think about it.
The Trevi Fountain was beautiful, if you can get past the enormous crowds, you're winning.
Stone sculptures are Tim and I's favourite art forms, when you look at the anatomy it is to the T perfect.
It really is amazing that artists can make such beautiful creations like this, how can you not appreciate it?
I always love seeing city skylines, I love the birds eye view you get, where people look minuscule and
the breathing buzzing life form of the town, that's reminiscent of a ant farm.
All images shot by me.
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Sunday, November 06, 2011
This is my one of my favourite tattoos that my boyf has. He actually got it done for
free, at the time he was a personal trainer, and his tattoo artist asked for an exercise
plan in exchange for ink. Good bartering system if you ask me!
This Day of the Dead Skull was based off an image that Tim illustrated. But as most
hand drawn art goes, it doesn't translate well sometimes to tattoos. So it was slightly
modified, and it absolutely perfect.
All images shot by me
Saturday, November 05, 2011
I was going through my digital camera and stumbled upon my photo's from Rome.
I remember I went there with Tim in July 2010, in the peak of summer. And it was
a scorcher indeed. We kept on refilling our water bottles from the water fountains
littered around the city. I kid you not, we drank about 5 litres and we didn't go to
the toilet because we just sweated it all out.
We stayed at a sweet bed and breakfast, where the lady who owned it kept saying 'prego'.
It had those old school lifts and staircases that you see in 1930s old Hollywood and European
films. The colosseum was three blocks down from where we were, and is quite possibly the
most amazing structure I've seen in my life. It was quite surreal to visit a place that I
remember studying in history class.
What I love about Rome is it's old city feel. It may come across dirty to some, but that's
what I like about it, that and the old ruins and Vatican City. Vatican City is amazing, Tim
pointed out a Swiss Guard that looked like Matt Damon, my heart started to palpitate.
St Peter's Basilica is something else, I felt like a tiny ant compared to the ultra high ceilings/
domes and marble statues of Popes and Saints. You would see priests walking around and then
in a flash disappear in one of the statues/ columns, as there were secret passage ways that lead
underground. Subsequently, my camera died in the Basilica which I was bummed about.
We entered the underground crypt where all the Popes are buried. That was supremely surreal.
I was so emotional when I saw Pope John Paul II burial, there was a crowd hovered in prayer,
it was a beautiful and touching sight, as he was the people's Pope and a champion of the youth.
What I also couldn't believe was seeing St Peter's crypt. That was definitely an out of body
experience, one of the last person to be in Jesus' human presence, one of the twelve apostles and
the first Bishop of Rome. Being Catholic, it was a humbling experience visiting the Vatican City,
one I won't forget. The Sistine Chapel was amazing too, Michelangelo is seriously a genius. Tim
and I were in there for about an hour.
I have another batch of photos to post later.
Have a great weekend!
Friday, November 04, 2011
I watched this on Wednesday night, courtesy of Russh Magazine's premier at Palace Verona
in Paddington. Thanks Russh!
Bill is the most hard working, inspirational and down to earth man. I have so much respect for
him as a person and his work ethic. I love that he loves fashion, but doesn't let it rule his life, or
the trappings of the industry "if you dont take the money, they can't tell you what to do". He loves
clothes, and this is evident in the photos he takes for The New York Times.
The fact that he is in his 80s and is running around New York and all the major fashion weeks
is a testament to his dedication. He would often say (this is) "pleasure not work", now, how many
people can profess that about their jobs. He always smiles when he shoots on the streets or the
runway, you can tell he immersed in the beauty that he sees, a curated eye. I love that he still uses
film, such a rarity.
I wish I can find an excerpt of his speech for his lifetime achievement award in the arts in Paris.
It basically sums up his career. I laughed when he said "I'm not interested in celebrities and their free
dresses, I'm interested in clothes" and my eyes welted up, when he choked up towards the end of his
speech and said "if you seek beauty you will find it".
I really hope I see and meet him when I'm in New York next year.
Bill, you are an amazing man.