Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wheels & Dollbaby shot by Ellen Von Unwerth

It's no surprise that I love Ellen Von Unwerth's work, but combining her talents with a favourite label, Wheels & Dollbaby? Phwoooaarrr! I do believe I need to get my hands on that sheer dress with the bows (jolie bow picnic dress) and most definitely that jacket in the 3rd pic (le pirate girl ponti jacket). I do believe I need those lace Tivoli knickers too!

This season Wheels & Dollbaby is all about sleekly tailored leather, diaphanous silk, French lace, and floral prints with a Chinoiserie feel. The shoot features two gorgeous French models getting up to much mischief with a beautiful French Theatre as their backdrop. Tres chic!

~ Clare x

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Girl Crush: Zooey Deschanel

Can't get enough of Zooey these days. Loving New Girl. Do you watch it? I think a lot of us see our own quirky habits in Jess. I'm definitely guilty of turning everything I'm doing into a song.


On another note, I wanted to say thank you to the lovely Heather of Lost in Arles for giving me these two blog awards: Blog on Fire & Liebster Blog Award. If you haven't been to Heather's blog please do. She is a marvellously talented travel writer, once actress, now living in a small town in Provence (how dreamy!).

So as part of receiving these awards I need to tell you 5 things about myself, hmmmm.....

1. I could live on chocolate, cheese & coffee. Well, I wish I could. Unfortunately I have recently found out that my body doesn't like any of these 3 things that I love & so starting today I am attempting to cut them out of my diet for 3 weeks (along with other things) to see if it makes a big difference. Grrrrrr!

2. My husband and I met when I was just 14 years old & he was 15. We have now been married almost 5 years.

3. My Dad & I were both born on Friday the 13th & I grew up in house number 13. I like to think it stops me from being superstitious...

4. I am currently reading "Anne of Green Gables." I forgot just how much I adore this book!

5. I forever have my head in the clouds. I've been like this my entire life & people comment on it all the time. I can't help it, I'm a dreamer!

Now I shall pass these two awards onto 5 other blogs that I love with under 200 readers (ok, so some may have just over 200):

1. Iced Vo Vo's - What can I say? I'm an Aussie girl & iced vo vo's are true to my heart! Marina now lives in London. She's an interior designer with an amazing eye for colour but would you believe she actually studied & worked in the biochemistry/microbiology field? She's an inspiring woman.

2. T like BubbleTea - A stylish nomad. Tania was born in Moscow, brought up in Spain, studied in London, and currently resides in Hong Kong. A thoughtful fashionista. She currently posts about new designers each week that are sustainable, eco-friendly labels.

3. Grayson: a different shade of grey - I have followed Callie for a long time now & love the quirky inspiration she constantly posts. An interior designer from California, she currently resides in Chicago. We share a love of beautiful abandoned places.

4. Ivy Clad - I not long ago discovered Ivy Clad & I must say, I have fallen in love with Keri's style. She finds the most inspiring home decor images that I could just sit & drool over her blog all day.

5. It's Party Time! - Marianna & I became fast (blog)friends when I had not long ventured into blogging. She is not only one of the sweetest lady's around, she's absolutely gorgeous too! Marianna loves a good party & is always posting the awesome outfits that her & her hubby dress up in. She's definitely a party gal.

The Rules for the Winners
1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog
2. Choose five blogs to nominate with under 200 followers and let them know by leaving a comment
3. Request that the chosen blogs pass the Award on to their favourite five
Copy and paste the award on your blog post
5. List five things about yourself

Wishing you all a delightful week!

~ Clare x

Thursday, February 23, 2012

In Recent Times...

Busy days. Between work & theatre school I've barely had time to blog. Just a few snaps of my life of late. Dinner at Wildfire for my Auntie's 40th birthday & the delectable dessert plates we got to share between two! Still dreaming about these. Fireworks viewed from Different Drummer cocktail & tapas bar where the hubby & I were celebrating our birthdays with all our favourite people. My very favourite birthday card & a copy of "Memoirs of a Showgirl" from a dear friend. The cover photo was shot by the super talented Carla Coulson. What have all of you lovelies been up to of late?

~ Clare x

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?

Happy Valentine's Day, lovers! 
Today is my hubby's birthday & mine was yesterday so we're all about the birthday celebrations rather than Valentine's. We had a delightful little celebration with all of our favourite people on the weekend. Photos to come shortly. Or you could always check some out on instagram: @curiouserclare or twitter.

~ Clare x

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Haunted & Link Love

Images by James Hopkins found on RUSSH

Feeling haunted by these bookshelves? If not, take a closer look. See anything? Yup, skulls. I think these are pure genius. You can read an interview with the artist, James Hopkins, here for RUSSH mag.

Hope you're all having a wonderful week. I will leave you with a bit of link love...

~ Clare x

Von Follies by Dita Von Teese - her sexy new lingerie collection now available at Target Australia

Cool Caravans - this is seriously the chicest caravan you will ever see

A Rosy Valentine's - the most beautiful rose gardens around the world

Celeb Style - 12 celeb looks to copy: style for cheap, statement pieces, and more

Ladies Only Valentine's - Valentine's Day Girls' Night In with Glitter Guide

A Stripper's Life - Gala Darling's interesting interview with a writer by day, stripper by night

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes - these look so delicious!

Behind the Scenes with Gwyneth for Harper's Bazaar - have you ever seen her look sexier? I love how candid she is. If you haven't subscribed to GOOP, you should, it's such a great read.

Paris by Shini Park - It's no secret I love Paris & these pics I saw on Dustjacket Attic are just lovely

Laduree - only the most perfect dessert buffet you've ever seen, Laduree-inspired

Monday, February 6, 2012

Second star to the right & straight on 'till morning

You know what I love best about a brand spankin' new year? The fact that you never know what's around the corner. You could never possibly guess all the little amazing things that you are going to do and see and learn. No use trying to predict any of the experiences you will endeavour. This is what actually excites me about each fresh year. 

Already in just over a month I have had a few huge changes that will lead me to some amazing experiences throughout this year. I'm an Aquarian & was reading on Astro Style that dreamy Neptune - the planet of healing and illusions - has been in my sign since 1998 and was finally leaving this week. Suddenly my dreams couldn't be clearer. I feel as though a haze has been lifted.

Here's to a week of realising your dreams!

~ Clare x

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