Saturday, May 31, 2008
Whoever would have thought knitted vegetables could look so tasty?
They come from a children's cooking school called LITTLE KITCHEN, run by a Mebournian by the name of Sabrina, who teaches little kids to cook using organic produce -what a fantastic idea - makes me want to have kids (not really!).
Not only does she teach cooking classes to youngsters she has also designed the cutest range of cooking utensils and toys as well...
Indie states; Sabrina Parrini has developed visually appealing and fully functional kitchenware pieces all made for little hands. She plans to revolutionise the way people look at improving children's health and well being. She regularly features in cooking demonstrations at major food festivals and holds children's cooking classes in the heart of Melbourne.
Brilliant - now we just need her to open one up in Sydney! you can buy her delightful wares on her website or by calling 1300 722 095
Monday, May 26, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
One of the frequently changed window displays at Bowerbird - This one was channeling Audrey in Breakfast at Tiffany's
So, the website, I'm beginning to discover, is similar in many ways to owning a shop. You constantly have to keep it looking fresh, your stock needs to be easy to access, your prices need to be competitive and your store needs to be immaculate, funky and and fun to visit!
Stay tuned for the fresh face of Bowerbird Vintage!
This will be the new look home page with drop down menu's and easy peasy navigation - no more scrolling!!!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I like the idea because Vogue/In Style/Russh do a number of features on the seasons latest plus Dita/Cameron/Kate/Nicole are all sporting them and looking fabulous. I then see one I like. I buy it. I get it home. I try it on with several outfits. I think it looks ridiculous.I hang it on the hat stand where it stays for the rest of the year.
Nevertheless, I did satiate my desire to don spectacular head wear at my recent nuptials by wearing a handmade vintage style head piece that matched my dress. Actually, I almost didn't wear it. After having my hair done and makeup applied I nervously attached the headpiece expecting it to look completely stupid but was then utterly gob smacked by how well it complemented my dress (and kept my unruly fringe out of my eyes).
So now that I have conquered head pieces, I'm going to give hats a whirl this winter. Of course, I do actually sell vintage hats in the shop - and over the last couple of years have sold a few spectacular ones at that! The thing is, hats always seem to look better on someone else's head...
Perhaps the trick is not to look in the mirror for too long - maybe I'll just pop it on my head as I'm walking out the door.
My beautiful handmade wedding head piece made me feel a million bucks!
...hopefully, I will feel the same about this one when I wear it outside!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Some of the evening dresses are very colourful though which is wonderful. I'm glad our obsession with glamour and feminine dressing is continuing into next season. The Maxi dress is also staying put, as are high waisted pants and tailored jackets. Nautical is still popular and so are sheer fabrics and frilly dresses worn over tights or pants.
My picks so far are Alex Perry (who is a genius) for his to-die-for evening frocks.
Michelle Jank's Indian inspired collection looks impressive - as does the bespoke jewellery accompanying it.
Lisa Ho's evening wear is bright and beautiful and Nicola Finetti is doing his usual amazing frocks. Finally, I'm not usually a big fan of Wayne Coopers (too modern for my tastes) but he has a couple of gorgeous, very full (draped?) frocks that look very dramatic.
All photos are courtesy of Sydney Morning Herald's on line photo gallery. Check out the shows at SMH on line