Jane Tyrrell: Old Fashioned Morphine (Jolie Holland cover)

/ Saturday /

I have what seems to be an ever growing list of girl crushes. It includes such people as Roisin Murphy, Natasha Khan, Ellen Allien and that a girl I saw at Sydney Theatre Company last night (who's inspired me to buy some short boots).

As well as that, somewhere towards the top of that list is Australian artist Jane Tyrrell for the following reasons:

  • She joined hip hop group The Herd and made them somehow more awesome- unlike the awkwardness of Fergie joining the Black Eyed Peas *shudder*
  • She has an amazing voice that goes across hip hop, soul, blues and everything in between- if you have a chance to see her live do it!
  • She was part of The Firekites- if you haven't heard of them they're pretty damn amazing
  • She's also a graphic designer and artist
  • She doesn't dress like a prostitute- win!

I think if I add any more points I might sound creepy so I'll leave it here.

Want to see more? Check out this cute video here.

Hi Five Sai's Alive High Tea

/ Monday /

My friend Sai went into hospital last week after having an asthma attack. It was really really scary, there were lots of tears and it's something I would like to not ever happen again.

On the upside, to celebrate our relief and the fact that she was still with us, the logical thing for us to do was to put on a high tea. Three people and four hours later in the kitchen we delivered a spread to be proud of- I still don't know how things take so long though!

On the menu: egg, chicken, salmon and beef sandwiches, chorizo and spinach quiches, mango pudding, carrot cake, fairy bread, portuguese tarts, scones & whoopie pies.  

Plus our lovely guests brought: coconut heart jellies, salty choc-chip cookies, a whole tiramisu & raspberry and oreo cheesecakes.

Do you have a favourite high tea dish?

Moonrise Kingdom

/ Friday /

This movie looks absolutely wonderful! Quirky, funny and great style. I can't wait.

Check out that cast too!

No Australian release date yet though...

Andrey & Lili: A Winter Holiday

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I absolutely adore this photo series from Russian duo Andrey & Lili.

What's not to love? Fun, fresh and gorgeous styling. Bring on the braids!

New Shop: Half Half

/ Tuesday /

I don't think I've mentioned anything so scary on this blog as this but...Laura and I opened a shop!

It's exciting news and we're very proud (even though it's small at the moment). We've named it Half/Half, because well, there's two of us and we're always somehow caught between something.

We have in the shop the same flattering 50's style skirt in different fabrics we've hunted down and love to death. They're the type of magic to make you feel glamorous, fun and swish all at once. Magic!

Trust me when I say I want to keep every single one of them. Especially the tennis one screaming cuteness.

Drop by to Half/Half on Etsy and say hello!
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