Bodycon & braiding

It’s been quite a few years since I got all frocked up in a DIY dress for the Spring Racing Carnival … and I have no plans to do it this year either… Continue reading

Melbourne Cup millinery in two minutes #2

How is it that nearly a whole month has gone past since I last posted? Possibly my holiday to Queensland has something to do with it… or the fact that I just haven’t… Continue reading

Big black dress; big styling potential

Although I’m not usually one to wear much black, I couldn’t ignore the potential of this dress when I found it at Vinnies recently for around $8. Even though it pretty much looked… Continue reading

In awe at the House of Dior

What can I say about the NGV’s House of Dior exhibition that hasn’t already been said? It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated shows in years, and on Friday morning I was lucky… Continue reading

Two types of turban

I’ve been somewhat slack with the old blogging bizzo lately, haven’t I? This is maybe because I have been out and about the past few weekends, what with Open House Melbourne and staycations… Continue reading

A Lao Lu look at last

How many hill tribe jackets is enough*? This is now my fourth, and was given to me by a friend a few years ago. Back then, it looked like this (and my hair… Continue reading

Journey into blue

Hello, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I assure you, I do have some DIY projects on the go that will be ready to share with you in the next few weeks or… Continue reading

Stocking up on simple DIY style … again

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may recall that I once suggested using a piece of old stocking to make a headscarf. Well, I’ve had a few years to… Continue reading

In which I support Savers (again)

To those of you who work full time, it will come as no surprise that having an office job tends to limit your output of sewing/crafting/making stuff out of crap. I’ve recently re-learnt… Continue reading

Adventures in African style

OK, so I’m about to show you a fairly miraculous transformation in this post, but first things first, meet my latest catsitting client. How cute is she, despite looking a bit disgruntled in this… Continue reading