australia

Bumper Fashion Special No. 19

you know, i’ve been skimping on the bumper fashion specials lately, mostly because i haven’t come across a lot of summer stuff that i find very inspiring (especially since at least 90% of what we’re exposed to fashion wise is from the north, where they are now settling into deep winter – jackets, coats, scarves, layers etc). so if you’re a southern african like me (or any other southern cousin), you’ll be experiencing 30+ degree heat by now – and black tights are the furthest things from your mind. that being said, i’ve done my best to collect some summer goodness from around the web. note: i’m not counting the spring / summer 2010 shows, which i covered pretty extensively here, here, here & here

herewith bumper fashion special #22

lauren moffat spring/summer 2010:
probably the perfect summer collection

http://i.imgur.com/X6UhE.jpg

jeffrey monteiro:

http://i.imgur.com/IKNjE.jpg

marc by marc jacobs:

http://i.imgur.com/SOq3X.jpg

chloé:

http://i.imgur.com/nZebk.jpg

diane von furstenberg:

http://i.imgur.com/ea2vU.jpg

something else:

http://i.imgur.com/g94k0.jpg

state of georgia:

http://i.imgur.com/TafDw.jpg

elise bergman:

http://i.imgur.com/ZDLEP.jpg

stolen girlfriends club:

http://i.imgur.com/XOBxP.jpg

this is genevieve:

http://i.imgur.com/eAgPV.jpg

YTBA:

http://i.imgur.com/Qkwfz.jpg

arnsdorf:

http://i.imgur.com/4yvmN.jpg

sunglasses….
(step away from the wayfarers, people. we know you look cool in them, but let’s try something different)

karen walker:

http://i.imgur.com/HhUye.jpg

chloé:

http://i.imgur.com/ZkDbL.jpg

the sartorialist:
he’s been in australia, so some summer coverage has slipped in

http://i.imgur.com/nMt27.jpg

american gigolo
and for something slightly different, if you don’t follow café mode you really should – geraldine dormoy does an interesting series on the visual stylings in films she enjoys. her latest offering was american gigolo (which i haven’t seen because i don’t enjoy richard gere, but might have to rent now since it has the gorgeous lauren hutton in it). some stylish scenes….

http://i.imgur.com/7u8dq.jpg

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flat white

A flat white is a coffee beverage prepared by pouring the creamy steamed milk from the bottom of the jug over a single shot (30ml) of espresso, it is most commonly found in New Zealand and Australia.

this is how i like my coffee (for future reference). the foam has to be so thick and creamy, that when you drop a sugar cube into it – it doesn’t sink. none of this bubbly watery foam on top of tepid filter coffee crap (no thanks, mugg ‘n bean).

speaking of coffee, i love the look of this australian run coffee bar in london called milk bar, done by an australian design company called a friend of mine. ‘milk bar’ is an aussie term for corner shop – somewhere you run to for a litre of milk and perhaps a loaf of bread. funnily enough, they have another coffee place in the same neighbourhood called flat white – both are top rated for their coffee & atmosphere.

milkbar

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i want potato

potato-cat

not only is their house pretty awesome, but nic + susien are the designers for lover (wonderful australian label) and they have a beautiful british shorthair called POTATO!

♥ look at his faaaaaaace ♥

via the selby

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snugglepot & cuddlepie

these were great (trippy) books from my childhood – the illustrations remind me a bit of a water babies book i have (illustrated by jessie wilcox smith). those banksia men scared the crap out of me. via peacay

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