Label Love // Lover the Label

>> Monday, August 30, 2010

I was just thinking how sad it was that summer was ending here in Nepal, but then I remembered that down South it's just turning to Spring and that I will indeed be catching the tail of the Australian Summer [insert really BIG smile].

So to celebrate Australia and Summer 'down under' here is Lover the Label's "Untitled" spring/summer 2010-11 collection.

And I'm in love with it.


Just a Minute in...August

>> Thursday, August 26, 2010


I can't believe it's already nearing the end of August! My trip to Thailand has come and gone and now I'm hit with the realisation that Fall is knocking on the door and soon I will have to wear big coats! Time flies when you're kind-of having fun!

Criminal Minds - currently up to season 2 and as much as I love the show I struggle to watch it by myself sometimes. It can be really scary!
Can I have 'dreaming of eating' instead? Dreaming of eating the amazingly CHEAP and DELICIOUS food in Thailand that I was consuming last week! Here are some examples: mango with sticky rice and coconut milk, delectable chocolate brownie sundaes, papaya salads, McDonalds (I live in Nepal okay!) and my all time favourite, pad see-ew noodles!
Reading... 'The Alchemist' by Paulo Coelho for some direction and inspiration in my life.
Listening... Eliza Doolittle! Lily Allen + Lisa Mitchell = Eliza Doolittle.
Wanting... Lots of things! Stay tuned for a lust list!
Excited about... Europe in 6 weeks! I start my countdowns far to early, don't I?!
and here's a bonus one:
Not so excited about... getting the results of my French test this morning as I'm sure there will be a massive F on the page. I struggled with the first questions: prénom and nom!

Photos from Thailand: clockwise with photo cred...
| Inside the multi-storey MBK shopping centre, Bangkok (moi)| Me stuck in the middle of flying fox in the Flight of the Gibbons, Chiang Mai (Ashton D) | Us girls trying out the ticklish fish spa, Chiang Mai (Ashton D) | Shopping time in my favourite, Siam Paragon Mall, Bangkok (stranger) |


Miranda's Hair

>> Monday, August 23, 2010

I love it! I covet it! Time to print out the photo and bring it to the nearest hairdresser....

Miranda Kerr for Vogue Spain

P.S. I'm back from Thailand, with 25kg luggage full of food and shopping...


Label Love // Mango

>> Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I'm currently in Chiang Mai, Thailand and couldn't resist blogging this! This FW'10, Zara has been beaten in my label love stakes. I didn't think that their Lookbook was up to their standard and looked a little bit serious and too grown up for me! So instead Mango is my pick. I love the camel, red and navy colours and just the general fun vibe :)

As usual, I'll take one of each thanks!

Who do you think was better? Zara or Mango?


Love to Hate: Packing

>> Sunday, August 15, 2010

By now, I'm starting to think that I have my travel essentials down pat. I love that the more you travel, the less stressful it gets (and I guess the less of a novelty it becomes!).

So as I pack for my trip to Thailand on tomorrow, here is what I'm packing and suggesting for on-board comfort...

  • Pashmina or a scarf: silk or cashmere or wool!  Since coming to Nepal I have truly learned the versatility of a pashmina. Even if you are going to a tropical destination a scarf instantly dress's up your look and serves multi-purposes; make it a pillow, a blanket to combat the terminal or plane's air conditioning, a pillow cover if your hotel's pillow aint' so clean, The possibilities are endless! I have a 70% Pashmina/30% Silk shawl that I carry with me on every trip out of the Kathmandu valley. Check out this Mulberry - Loopy leopard-print twill scarf.

  • Jersey Pants or leggings: Whether you wear them on board or change after take off, these have improved my long haul flights by 200%. I call them plane pants and they are like my plane pajamas allowing me to be unrestricted and relaxed, which increases the chances of me getting some sleep! I've had my eye on these Bassike - Organic cotton slim-leg pants.

  • Ballet flats or mocassins: Most websites and blogs I've read lately are surprised that people are still wearing them. But why not I say? They are comfortable and look classy without too much effort. And same goes for wearing them on the plane. Ballet flats are like your slippers for the sky!
    How cute are these Bloch - Classica ballerina flats?

  • A roomy, but not too big, carry on bag: The reason why I say, not too big, is the simple fact that the bigger the bag the more you put in it, therefore making one heavy bag! And don't forget that usually you have to carry these things around the terminal and then lift it up into the overhead compartment (unless a flight attendant comes and helps you) in the plane so I'm looking out for your best interests here! My husband wishes I would follow this...
    My dream carry-on bag
    Kate Moss for Longchamp - Gloucester travel bag

  • Lucas Paw Paw ointment: Perfect for plane-caused dry lips and any other cuts or insect bites you may encounter on your journey. I swear by this stuff ever since I put it on a burn I did to myself with a hair straightener a few days before a date with my then boyfriend (now husband), and in those few days the burn dried up and cleared with no scar!
Other things that I suggest are don't wear too much make up and drink lots of water on board. Bring a travel size moisturiser, hair brush, iPod, a good book/magazine, and of course a camera! Keep all your travel documents in a travel wallet (or something similar) just so during the stress of everything you know where everything is.

One thing that I am dying to try is: Batiste Dry Shampoo
It's apparently a new craze so I want to see if it really works and if it would be useful for traveling. If you've tried it let me know what you thought!

So there you have it! Hopefully I've helped you pack comfortably and well for your next adventure :)


Dear Paris...

>> Friday, August 13, 2010

My French classes are bien (I'm speaking French-lish now!). Learning a lot and getting confused a lot. I often feel like I'm in Grade 2 again learning my vowels and nouns, with a teacher who insists on perfect spelling. More than anything I cannot wait to use this French on real French speaking people (I don't count my French teacher coz he's Nepalais - despite being French in every other way!) in Morocco and Paris during our travels in October :)

I just found a cute apartment to stay in via (I will let you know if I recommend it after our stay) in Paris located in the 1st arrondissement right near the Lourve and Forum des Halles. Saying that I'm excited is to put it plainly! Anyway, we have to wait til the owner of the apartment replies to my email, and I hope it's a positive response!

I thought I'd just put myself in a Parisianne mood with some style photos from Paris by non other than, The Sartorialist...


Blog Overload

>> Thursday, August 12, 2010

Lately I've been so overwhelmed by the blogging world and it's lack of boundaries and endless possibilities. I think that's why I've been a bit stumped to blog lately because I see so many people doing such cool and unique things that I wonder what the heck am I doing! My stuff doesn't belong on the web compared to that amazing/creative/stylish/colourful/hand drawn/inspiring blog! So I've gone back to the beginning and the reason as to why I started blogging in the first place: as an escape and outlet from moving from Australia to a little country called Nepal.

Here is some link love of some of the blogs I've been reading lately. No reason for me to keep these lovely things to myself!

Also, I just got a cold and I'm going to Thailand on Sunday. Boo boo, hoo. :-( So I'm drinking crazy amounts of lemon tea!



My first blog Award!

>> Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I am very honored to receive my first blog award from the lovely lady over at Some Kind of Style. What makes the occassion all the more special is that it was also her first blog awarding for the category of 'Best of Fashion'. It truly has started my August on a good note :) Thank you so much! You can check out the other winners by visiting her blog here or by clicking the photo! xx


Missoni Fall/Winter 2010-11

I really shouldn't have watched this before I went to bed, but it's still amazing, in a gothic - dark - vampirey kind of way!

Directed by Kenneth Anger, and features Missoni family members (including Margherita :))

Oh yeah, welcome to August!


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