Tuesday, December 27, 2011


I'm heading to Malaysia this weekend for a girls trip/belated schooooles with a suitcase of comfortable,beach friendly outfits. I chose a palette of basic blue, black and white tones with a little camel, rust and khaki thrown in. Laying the contents of your
suitcase out on your bed while you pack really helps you to visualise your
outfits and reduces any potential 'why the hell did I pack this?' moments


-pair and a spare

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

year 12 graduation and its gift

As a graduation present, i decided to treat myself to YSL's iconic 'Arty Ring'. I've been wanting one of these baby's for a while... and finally bit the bullet... i guess it'll replace that marc by marc jacobs purse i'd been saving for....?
'A symbol of bohemian, Rive Gauche-chic and outspoken sophistication, this Iconic Arty ring pays homage to the renowned Yves Saint Laurent couture jewelry collection. A textured gold-finish metal setting encases a brilliant stone - a true statement piece that moves effortlessly from day to evening.' - ysl.com



an asian schoolies!

I'm heading to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in a few weeks for schoolies and i couldn't be more excited! Besides wanting to jump into the ocean (& the duty free store) the minute I land, I'm psyched to look at some great art and possibly even make some purchases.

My friend has many connections over there, so im sure it'll be 'party, party, party' like a school leaver should... but I'm determined to carve out some time for art-gawking, sunning, and shopping.. at KLCC. its Malaysia's premier shopping centre located at the base of the Petronas Twin Towers (aparently only a few minutes from our apartment) in Kuala Lumpur City Centre.

Here, some of the things I'll be packing for the long weekend--a cross-body bag, a Tori Praver swim suit, some statement jewels, sunnies, UV protection for the lips and hair, a knit sweater for the cooler nights, and the novel I've been meaning to get started on for weeks. xo



SCHOOL IS OVER, UNI APPLICATIONS ARE IN, VCA AUDITIONS (AND CALLBACKS!?!?) ARE COMPLETE!! and now its time to fill my holidays with more blogging! (and drawing tanning, shopping and traveling - to Kuala Lumpur with a girlfriend for a week and a half for schoolies!)

In other news... IVE GONE PRIMAL! ive been living primally for about two weeks and i've never felt better! Reading Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Weston A. Price solidified my belief that “traditional” diets provide – historically and currently – the raw materials for healthy living. “Traditional” diets varied greatly from one corner of the globe to another – but they all relied on locally produced foods free of refined sugar, flour, and heavy processing. In general, the healthiest folks consumed a diet heavy in animal products from wildlife that ate and lived in harmony with their environment. These are values we can emulate today.

In short? Eat food as it occurs in nature. Eat meat and fat (yes, FAT!) from pasture-raised animal sources; enjoy cold-pressed plant fats from avocados, olives and coconut; use plenty of herbs & spices; eat lots of veggies. Variety is key. Lift heavy things and engage in quick, intense bursts of exercise a few times each week. Sleep. Be full, happy, and well. Simple. AND BRILLIANT!

Best Fishes,
Eva x

Thursday, October 27, 2011



Clockwise from top left: Zara, Won Hundred, Warehouse, Monki

I'm hopelessly in love with all things burgundy at the moment. I already own the Monki clutch and Zara knit but I'm now utterly preoccupied by the stunning Bordeaux suede version of my black Won Hundred flatforms.

aaaaaaaand my next pay check is doomed.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

an unimaginable thing..

Imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, "This is an interesting world I find myself in — an interesting hole I find myself in — fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!" This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, it's still frantically hanging on to the notion that everything's going to be alright, because this world was meant to have him in it, was built to have him in it; so the moment he disappears catches him rather by surprise. I think this may be something we need to be on the watch out for. We all know that at some point in the future the Universe will come to an end and at some other point, considerably in advance from that but still not immediately pressing, the sun will explode. We feel there's plenty of time to worry about that, but on the other hand that's a very dangerous thing to say

Saturday, September 10, 2011

is 90's the new vintage?


It’s like this, everything cool about the 90s is all we wanna sport from the boxy denim jackets, to the not cool then, but are cool now shirts… we’re even rockin’ the hairstyles—that means the parts, Kid ‘n’ Play boxes, and Zac Morris haircuts. Color blocking, opposing patterns, cross colors, 90s cartoons gear, did I already mention denim?, shirts tucked in, and most things signature early-mid 90s

The 90s era has left and impact in the world of fashion. Fashion does not mean the amount of dress you wear or do not wear. It is the style which you can carry and represent yourself. Whether you are old or young it is the right and our want to look always the best. Yes it very true that as one grows older we do not pressurize oneself to look more fashionable but at some occasion we do like to do fashion and style.







Sunday, September 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

say hello to my newest buy


A J. Campbell inspiration, i came across these mofo's on 'solestruck' - (only the best online shoe store EVER). and the story begins....

So... two weeks ago, i was just about to buy my first pair of Christian Louboutin's (Ronlando, to be EXACT, 'wink, wink') for my grad... AND then i saw those two-toned chanel flats (i think Alexa Chung has?) and i was honestly SOLE-d (llllloooooollll) so. my plan was to buy them in Malaysia when they'd be AU$600 instead of AU$780 (duty free) BUT BUT BUT!!!!!!!! then i saw these cut out oxfords by 'minmarket' FOR ONLY $260!!!! YES BIGGEST WIN OF MY LIFE!! im always a bit iffy buying shoes over the net - but they seemed so 'alty-cool' that i just had to get them. so i bought them, and....... they should be on my feet WITHIN A WEEK!!

but im still looking into those Louboutins..................................;)

textual integrity





YES!! HSC TRIALS ARE OVER!! i finished my laaast essay at 3:10 this arvo - and... im so glad they're all done.

"heres to never cramming again" (6 weeks until REAL HSC EXAMS) - actually, IM GETTING MARKED FOR MY DRAMA (prac) EXAM MONDAY< WTFFFFFFF? IN OTHER NEWS;

tonight i can finally devote my consiousness to FASHION BLOGS AGAIN!!!!!! i finally came across Hanneli Mustaparta's blog. and the only thing that spring into my little mind is; WHY NOT ANY SOONER??.

Anyway, Alexander McQueen anyone? There something in all these looks that I really like and I think they can be recreated at an affordable price. I can imagine important and influential women in the fashion industry being photographed at shows in the above looks, I can also see Zara going for simpler looks in their lookbook.

I really like how subtle the designer (Sarah Burton) behind Alexander McQueen's resort 2012 collection has kept the classic safari park look. The classic combination of white, camel and brown has been elegantly put together and the animal print bag cements the whole safari park, travel look. The look underneath the Amica magazine cover shows how simple it is to turn a white dress into a sophisticated travel look and I love the combination of grey and camel in the look adjacent to it. I have to also add that the not-so tight bun in the model's hair adds an element of casualness to the quite sophisticated looks which is well thought out: I really like the collection.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

world smirk

I have a very bad relationship with the future. We don't get on. We just ignore each other.

I don't really know what "intellectual" means, but if it means you've got a desire to learn, you've got a desire to look for things that haven't been presented to you, then, maybe. I think that "intellectual" is quite an exclusive word. I think it's just for anyone that has a thirst or a hunger to improve themselves, or a yearning to escape from somewhere to get to a better place.

The Thames and the Mersey, the Tyne and the Wear and the Clyde
They spew slums like gravy on the banks of the poisonous tide
What became of the working class?
Nike, Reebok, Adidas
Scratchcards, pitbulls, ecstasy

Eva is just a 17 year old kid.

Anna Nicki

Excuse me, I’m sorry, I’m really such a lady
I rep Young Money
You know Slim, Baby?
And we be doin’ donuts while we wavin’ the .380
We give a lotta money to the babies out in Haiti
Yellin all around the world,
Do you hear me? Do you like my body?


How can we justify locking people up for commiting actions that have no demonstratable repercussions to any one else? If someones actions compromise the rights or will of another individual, then fine, punish them. But if someones actions dont affect anyone other than the person commiting the actions, then what business is it of the state's? I dont do drugs and i think that drug use is terribly destructive and dangerous, but i dont see how the coundry can arrest an adult for doing something to their own body, An enlightend country should warn it citizens about dangerous activities, but it shouldnt be allowed to lock people up for doing things to themselves. I dont want a government making decisions regarding what i can put in to or do to my own body. Because we find something distastful, it does not justify criminal declaration.

Thursday, July 21, 2011


the studio are my whole life and i want them now

Thursday, July 14, 2011

the art that can't be taught

...And in the wise words of Meisner "It takes 20 years to become an actor"



After working with this ensemble for 20 odd weeks... I've come to realise how lucky i am to be a part of "The Studio". I remember i had always wanted to 'act' when i was yonger. Act, as in, get up on stage and raise my voice a little bit. It hasnt been until the 2nd year of MASTERCLASSS (Hothouse 2010) that i've TRULY found my passion for the performing arts, and theatre in particular. Living in a society that demands conformity, where emotions and opinions are withheld to avoid public scrutiny and criticism, what better way to practise being human than in imaginary circumstances where young people are permitted, required even, to experience the full range of themselves in the service of speaking TRUTHFULLY.

and this is what i want to do for the rest of my life.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

the row

Look away if you don't like stripes and try to avoid looking at the Olsen's 2012 resort collection for The Row.

Can you ever have too many variations of stripes in a single look? Well, the Olsens have put that question to the test and I think they have just about pulled it off. I say just about because most of the looks remind me of pajamas but I like the two stripe dominated looks from the collection. I have to also mention, I really like the stripy slouchy pullover in a street style image i found and how she has paired her look with red shoes that add character to the look.

The Row's 2012 resort collection has also made me drawn to the colour mint, particularly because of a look seen in stylestalker





Sunday, June 12, 2011

repost 1
What is the meaning of life? A 1983 film by Monty Python. Is there life after death? As a consequence of one's mere being, the would has forver changed. one's legacy is one's existance. thus life after death. What amazes you about the world? That the world exists. That we exist. The power of music. Ideas. stories. art. babies. nature. time. space. evolution. What are you here for? To contemplate the past, consume the present and consider the future. Then challenge average and conservative ideas with action. Whats the most important stuff in your life? imagination and creativity. sharing and ideas. learning and laughter. Five words that sum up you values. Integrity. Generousity. Consideration. Loyalty. Humility. What motto sums up your approach to life? Work to become, not to acquire. you only have one life. for those people who read this - please, please... follow your dreams. Stay true to yourself. The best feeling is to accomplish what others say you cannot do.


Style post 1 winter 2011:


1- Haider Ackerman leather stong shoulder jacket
2- YSL gold ring
3- Red pants by ZARA
4- Isabel Marant studded boots
5- Max Mara Leather bag

Its a public holiday today. And im studying Pride and Prejudice with Sarah :) i baked a a fresh plum cake, so i think theres going to be A LOT of procrastinEating this afternoon ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


dazed and confused



isnt this brilliant?

SO i'm still trying to decide wether i'll spend my money on a new MacBook Pro or go to thailand wih Millsy for 2 weeks for schoolies. tough decision - only because i've been to south east asia like 7 times and... WAIT! maybe ill save it to spend it on our new york trip in july?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

do something real.

"There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because his conscience tells him it is right...."
-Martin Luther

this quote is getting more and more relevant as we're gettin closer to our damn final exams. I had anoher fight today with someone (who i care a lot about) about my future, my acting future....


anyway, off to sydney tomorrow again with laura... We're going to history lectures with our class.... fun fun fun fun.

if i have time to do whatever i want i'll upload photos tomorrow night....

OH YEAH!!! that reminds me! "the studio" get to see the opening of 'silent disco' tomorrow night! how funnnnnnnnnnnnn


Friday, June 3, 2011

comparative study of texts

My Home.
My Backbone!
My Life,
Which you now call your own.

For those that have been forced out of familiar territory.
May it be a home,
An idea,
A life.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Its getting a little bit stressfull at the moment... with acting, school, work, training, etc so i have found my new therapeutic passtime - STORMING UP A WHIP!

My goodness, it's been a long week. I'm looking forward to some serious relaxation this weekend; I'll be baking some blueberry muffins, making the cover pasta recipe from the June issue of Bon Appetit (it's spaghetti with roasted tomatoes and anchovy oreganata--YUM), cleaning, reading english texts, getting my winter clothes out of storage (!!) to figure out what to toss and what to keep, and venturing out to hothouse for a Sunday play reading with 'the studio' cast. Also, I'm dying to see Woody Allen's new flick, Midnight in Paris--I worship the man.

If you're looking to cook up some pasta of your own this weekend, this dish combines two of my very favorite things: arugula and spaghetti. How could it go wrong? It's a warm, hearty, autumn-y recipe that incorporates lots of healthy bitter greens and a good helping of nutty Parmesan. Try it out and let me know how it goes. xo

Arugula and Tomato Pasta
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 teaspoon red chile flakes
1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed with a mallet or mortar and pestle
3 14-ounce cans whole peeled tomatoes with their juice
Coarse salt
Freshly ground black pepper
3/4 pound (3/4 box) spaghetti or tagliatelle
3 ounces arugula (3 large handfuls)
Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving

Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat, add the garlic, chile flakes, and fennel, and cook, stirring for 3 minutes, or until very fragrant. Add the tomatoes and their juice, season with salt and pepper, turn the heat to high, and bring the sauce to a boil. Turn the heat to medium low and let the sauce cook on a low boil for 1 hour.

About 10 minutes before you're ready to eat, boil the spaghetti in salted boiling water. A minute before it's al dente, add the arugula to the pasta pot. Drain the pasta and arugula and toss them with the tomato sauce.

Serve each portion with plenty of grated Parmesan.

Friday, April 29, 2011

The youth are starting to change

OMMMGGG i have such big news, (but its not going to released until 2028). You'd get that if you've seen Johnny English - but if you dont then its what i mean. am i making sense? good?

i will tell you when the time is right. i promise.

it will blow your mind though.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

last friday night i...


I came across this 'handy guide to creating the perfect cheese plate' created by the head cheesemonger at Murray's Cheese, Sydney Willcox, and Joanna Goddard from 'A Cup of Jo' and let me tell you, it is the bommmbbbdotcom. If you ever plan on serving a cheese plate they give you all the pointers you need to know:

1. When you invite friends over, buy one ounce per person per cheese; and stick to five to six cheeses total.
2. Choose a fun variety of cheeses: different textures, countries, and all three milk types (goat, sheep, cow).
3. Serve all the cheeses on one big board. You want your guests to start with the mildest and work up to the strongest, so place the cheeses in "clock order"--12 o'clock being the mildest and 11 o'clock being the strongest.
4. Take the cheese out of the fridge at least an hour before serving. Cheese should be eaten at room temperature, when it's at its full flavor and texture.
5. Put out a few different knives. Goat and blue cheeses crumble if you use a regular knife, so cheese wires are the best thing to use--if you don't have one, you can use dental floss! Softer cheeses work best with a butter knife. Harder cheeses, like parmesan, are good with a triangle-shaped knife. Cut circular cheeses in wedges, like a pizza.
6. If you have leftovers, don't store the cheese in Saran Wrap, which will make the cheese sweat and leave a plastic-y taste. Cheese is living and needs to breathe, so wrap it in parchment or wax paper, and keep it in the most humid part of the fridge (usually the vegetable drawer).

-ma name is shadeem, im causin a scene, now ya gon' feel what da boom boom means.


“Dress like a Parisian” may be the title of the first chapter in this enchanting book written by French style icon Ines de la Fressange , but the book really focuses on fashion should be fun… a unique style philosophy enjoyed by Ines throughout the book, which i JUST bought from the UK... so it should be here within the fortnight.


SOOO its basically a book showing us how to mix affordable basics with high-fashion luxe items. My favorite saying from Ines is “The secret to great style is to feel good in what you wear.” She also shows her wit when she says “Nothing looks worse than a girl tottering about on unimaginable heels! The key to sex appeal is a feline walk, not a precarious wobble.”

Ines identifies a man’s blazer, a trench coat (hmmmmm... i honestly threw mine out yesterday), a navy sweater, a tank top, a little black dress jeans and a leather jacket as the “Magnificent Seven” bedrock of any Parisian wardrobe. Her smart and funny do’s and don’ts are accompanied by her own drawings and fashion photography.


This book is a must-have for all lovers of Parisian style and as a special treat Ines shares her favorite shops and resources for all things chic in Paris. A great travel companion for your next trip to the city of style! which makes me sooo obliged to book tickets RIGHT now. with Mill.