Saturday, April 28, 2012

Research Task
Image: Lover

I've been dreading our Professional Practice research task, that involved market and observational research, and requires an 800 word report on a high-end stand alone store. I chose Lover, I got excited by their designs and overall minimalist web layout, so was eager to see how they portrayed their aesthetic through their store.

While I definitely felt like the biggest creep today checking out the Lover store in the strand arcade for this research task, I must say Australia has definitely got some wonderful design talent about.

The Lover store was completely mesmerising and luring, with its stunning magenta floral image donned across the wooden change room doors, contrasted with an eye-easy, minimalist warehouse aesthetic that makes you realise you are in a design while trying on some design. Their branding is so minimalist, neat yet stunning, it says what is necessary, and lets the design tell the rest. In my opinion Lover's branding is the epitome of perfection. Design is their focus, not the in-between stuff.

Top left corner: Broadsheet  
Left middle: Daily Addict
Bottom left corner: Lover 
All other images are my own.

This cape is at the top of my wishlist, 
it's incredibly soft despite its stiff appearance. 
And is so perfect for Sydney weather right now!

P.S. I wasn't planning on blogging about this task, but the store is so incredible that I wanted to share, and also show how Australian designers' are really creating a wonderful network of innovative and aesthetically pleasing designs, and branding!

P.S.S. We drove past a heavenly crepe cafe on King St. Enmore/Newtown the other day, once uni assessments die down and I'm not at my desk on a Saturday night I plan on a visit to share the details and the stunning (and minimalist) interior of it.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A d o r e

Feeling extremely inspired by this beautiful miss unkon image (...I know it's so 2010). But to me something so beautiful is timeless.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A really beautiful start to the day...

Woke up this morning to a lovely surprise for my name day (a Greek tradition, based on a celebration for Saint's days and those who are named after them). I managed to slip in with my second name which is Elzabeth, and Elisavet in Greek. 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Guest Blogger Post for The Chook

The air whistled a story of a land far away,
days pasted, 
I longed for that land,
an unknown land, 
but a land far greater, by stories heard
so I packed my bag, and
took to the sky.

Photography: Laurie Clark

All images are the property of Laurie Clark photography

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Chook

The Chook - a business network for professional models, photographers, stylists and make-up artists.

I have the great pleasure of being a monthly guest-blogger, for them, and you can have a look at my profile following the below link.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Non-Dairy Coffee Shake ...Thing

(   I don't drink dairy milk, I hate the taste and it hurts my tummy ...and when you think about it, it's not actually natural at all -cows are only naturally pregnant for 4 months of the year, therefore dairy cows are impregnated with hormones to make them continuously produce milk (for about 11 months of the year!) I won't continue to tell you, how this affects the cow and the contents of you milk ...I'll put that in a separate post.   )

Back to this drink ----> it's SO damn hard sometimes to find a cafe that makes an interesting cold coffee without the use of dairy. Coffee frappes surprisingly are not that common (and I'm telling you this because one afternoon I went to five different cafes in the Rocks and could not find one that could make a coffee frappe for me, the last place I went to offered to make me an ice coffee consisting of just cold soy milk, a coffee shot and some vanilla flavour ...It sufficed but was no where near pleasurable. SO with a new blender in hand, I had a little experiment and have found this amazing non-dairy drink.

Blend together:

Almond milk (this milk somehow makes it all frothy, oatmilk didn't have the same effect)
A shot of coffee (or boil the kettle, and on a table spoon put a teaspoon or two of coffee, and pour the boiling water, let it combine a bit then empty into the blender)
Some honey
A frozen banana (when your bananas ripen too fast instead of throwing them out, just put them in your freezer, they are great for drinks like this or banana bread!)

You can also add some ice, but I haven't here.

Then press the magic button and BLEND!

Serve in your favourite glass.

This image is just missing the coffee shot. Pretty simple, pretty easy and pretty yummy!

Friday, April 13, 2012

And.... fashion week routine starts again.

Castings, Day One.
Let's see how many shows I cannot lose to the IMG girls who get here a day or two beforehand! (Definitely easier to count the amount that I don't lose, rather than the amount that I lose ....but here's to the Aussies that walk the Aussie runway, toes crossed).

Cami: vintage
Top: s.e.v.
Skirt: cotton on (ahh yup, that's right, and that baby has lasted quite some time now)
Necklace: Nallik frocodabazar
Jacket: secondhand
Backpack: secondhand


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