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.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

fade to black




When I think of Country Road, I think of an extremely high-end, slightly pretentious version of Ralph Lauren. Having said that, I do like the above looks because they are minimal but have an overall subtle Ralph Lauren style factor. I like the white trilby with the blue ribbon, the white blazer paired with denim shorts, the white floppy hat, the cropped blue trousers paired with the beige jacket and the white dress against the tan brown bag. Unfortunately my opinion hasn't changed about the designer, regardless of the above looks and the amazing street style images by Scott Schuman of both men and women who work at Ralph Lauren.

I think Ralph Lauren, to me, may be one of those designers who you can't help but question how they put their looks together and some of the items in their collection which stops you from liking them, until you go into one of their stores and fall in love with singular items.

Sunday, April 10, 2011






Do you know where your teenager is at five o’ clock in the morning? The after hours club. The clubs attract thousands of Chicago area young people. Some say they come looking for drugs, dirty dancing, and pounding, pounding techno music;

butter menthol

But you're just so cool. Run your hands through your hair. absent mindedly making me want you.

i feel so cool. i made my first pair of 'cheap monday' cut offs today. and i wanna move to brooklyn. hey albury, I think you’re great and all, but I was hoping for more of a friends w/ benefits type situation…seriously, it’s not you, it’s me.

if you're interested

i do have a tumblr that i share with a friend:

OH MY GAAAWWWDDD... most hectic weekend ever, i spent 13 hours with MARCUS GRAYHAM, who is an aussie actor - underbelly, chamrmed, city homicide, etc - so its been good to grab some of his stories and tricks over the two days....

its really made me think about my life, where im going, who i am, experiences ive had...

and i dont know.... about much.

but one thing is for sure - i'd really like to do something 'out of albury'... and piss off. i just cant grasp the fact that people want to stay here. for the rest of their lives. get married, have kids.... IN ALBURY. I think its the biggest waste of life.... fucking hell.

i should go, or ill start expressing how i feel over the internet.


Monday, April 4, 2011

look #1


stamp your hind legs

OK so when i was in Bali i baought this book called "the pig that wants to be eaten - 100 exercises for the armchair philosopher" and its one of the best $20AU i've ever spent. this book has changed my perspective and nondescript outlook on my life. Life is lived in retrospect. In such a way that it is like walking in a forward velocity, backwards. It is quite ironically hippocritical in a logical sense. We look at the past to determine the future. Our thoughts are just dogmatisms created by the analysis of past events. We do not live in the now, this is impossible, but rather we like in the past striving for the future. This is inevitable. i read this one chapter that opened my eyes on time and the passing of time -

'In succession, if thoughts make up who we are and the only attianment or proof of thoughts comes from 'a priori' or simply prior events, then the logical sum is that the past is the only true evidence of 'Self'......... And,' if 'Self' can - in logical order of study - be our concious, and therefore our concious the only way for us to know that we are living (something i will go into detail, hopefully, in latter posts. The whole idea of Descartes' 'I think, Therefore I am'), Then without the past we would be mentally dead. In the fatalistic meaning of the phrase. i dont know, its hard to shove into a blog post but it goes into different minds, how do you know you are you? how do you know you dont have multiple personalities?

ask me about this - its reallly amazing stuff

happy thinking
-Eva x

pumped up kicks


im staying home today, blogging, reading good books and watching re-runs of "the beautiful life". we go on year 12 retreat tomorrow - it should be interesting...

Anyway, its JULY and getting COLDER so it means new style posts. enjoy!





It's getting cold so my style is still attracted to warm coats, jumpers and anything that looks like it could swallow you whole. I really want the green coat with the brown pockets by Thakoon; I'd never stop wearing it. The really big sheepskin, grey coat by Preen looks like it would feel less warm than it looks but I love the styling with the knee-length skirt and socks/heels. I want a large clutch bag like the above black one by Preen. what do we think?