Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Oh Mercy

How happy is the blameless vestal's lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd;

Lately I have been struggling and run down. It's nothing new. I haven't had time to blog because I've been working and trying to finish an assignment. My health issues are getting in the way you might say! Amongst other things - I feel so drawn to creative things right now I honestly don't know how I managed 2 years full time of nutrition & dietetics. But here we are. I've also been contemplating the merits and realities of 'true love' lately, and marriage and those kinds of things. I scare myself sometimes when I think about it too hard - like are we really meant to be with someone, one person, forever? It seems that marriage and 2 kids has the ability to make many people unhappy, and dead inside. That's really sad. A tiny part of me feels it may be this trained pattern of though, like any other human habit. But if it doesn't exist then there's probably a big huge hole left behind, so where does that leave you? It's like when I was little I used to wonder about death, and I still do, and I used to imagine white. Nothing else just plain white nothingness. Everything that was and could have been and is - all gone. It scares the shit out of me. Anyway I love Andrew, I couldn't ever imagine being apart from him, but at the same time it's hard to accept how love changes, from that head over heels infatuation to more of a stable companionship. I don't know.

In other news! my bottle green tights came off ebay, I wore them to work yesterday but forgot to take a picture, so here's one the night before when I tried them on. Also got 1 pair of cool black granny boots of Etsy, they came too I'll post pics soon. Enjoy your easter breaks everyone, Andrew and I will be seeing Avett Brothers at Bluesfest on Good Friday... and this is why friday will be GOOD :-)

Also - check out "a cup full of sunshine's" blog, she is a vintage fiend and she has a cool giveaway here

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Just bought 1 of these (plus the same print in a tshirt) haha... awesome I love it!

The BoldBanana Etsy Shop

Stegglers for quality... and lies

On the way home in the car yesterday Drew asked me if we'd covered much of food advertising regulations in my course last year.. because he wanted to know if it was similar as say Nike not being able to advertise their shoes as being handmade by someone in a workshop or similar.. when it would be clearly a big huge fat lie. He then went on to say because the new steggles ad...

I saw this ad a few days ago. I was given the same impression as andrew, the same impression as everyone would get (but not everyone is able to see through so easily) so steggles are now free-range?? Or rather, using the vague ambiguity of meat chicken housing to confuse people into thinking they are free range. I don't know much about advertising and marketing, but it's pretty obvious what's going on here. It sucks that stuff like this is allowed to go on, I know it's not the first. But steggles new quality campaign is a perfect example. I especially like the broiler farm lady at the end... "no, there's no cages in our sheds" and then a cut to a shed that's obviously had half the chickens removed from it and some pretty ones put in, with lots of straw on the ground. As one of the readers commented at the bottom of the campaign article:

"Anyone who's ever seen the inside of a filthy, squalid chicken factory knows there aren't "cages" inside them.

What it is, is a huge metal box with artificial sunlight 18 hours a day (so they grow quicker), and so little space for the chickens to move around in, that they actually don't. So their entire lives are spent inside a metal box, with no room to move, being artificially fattened-up for slaughter.

Sure, there may be no cages inside the factory. That's because the factory is one big squalid overcrowded cage.

This is a grossly unethical campaign, and its creators (and the client) should be ashamed of that "no cages" component. They know they're bending the truth to breaking-point. And they do our industry a great disservice as a result."

Overall - the romanticism of intensive farming really really upsets me. So good on you steggles.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Toot Toot

This afternoon was spent on the Mary Valley Rattler Steam Train, and it was a gorgeous afternoon. We had a carriage to ourselves pretty much the whole way, stopped off at a few little old stations, and had a packed lunch on the grass. The weather was amazing, one of my favourite times of year, and so glad to see the rain gone for a bit (I know it's good but was starting to feel like I was drowning). Our carriage was a 1st class carriage originally built in 1923. I had a nice time. Gympie is much prettier than I expected. Outfit is completely newly thrifted.
What else did everyone get up to today?

Friday, March 26, 2010

My dream woman

Neck, chest, waist to floor
Easy to take, you could take me in fours
Make me a deal, a day a piece
Take it all, just stay a week

I'll take you in pieces
We can take it all apart
I've suffered shipwrecks right from the start
I've been underwater, breathing out and in
I think I'm losing where you end and I begin

Basic space, open air
Don't look away, when there's nothing there

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Green envy

I managed to find this, at Caboolture of all places, a few days ago on my travels. It's genuine vintage, "Jonathon Kerk" of Sydney, 100% polyester. Oops I almost wrote 100% beautiful. It seriously made my day. It's so sixties, and the bottoms are tiny and sooo gathered and barely make it over my ahum.. BUT I have like.. at least 6 months to lose a few kilos and then me and this bikini are going to be best friends


So here's a better photo of that cute little denim dress!

And god I love that cardigan to bits already.

I really need to find a better place to take pictures, maybe outside, and put more effort into it. But here's today's outfit (blessed by ebay cardigan that finally came in the mail!) and new denim dress from the Cooroy Lifeline Denim & Country Fair. Roll on winter!

And yesterday's outfit for work...

Skirt: Thrifted from Caboolture, Tshirt: Thrifted from Caboolture

Tshirt: A rabbit called hope (in french)
So this is the start of my blog, the first blog I've had since the old Livejournal days.. what fabulous days they were!
I'm really inspired by a few amazing ladies who have no idea who I am but I've been transfixed on their blogs for the past few days... and and so thankyou!

On tuesday night we went to Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros at the Hi-Fi in West End. We were tired, but they were awesome. Much more than I expected, the audience adored them though so it all came together in a wonderful spectacular warm and fuzzy hippie love hug - and alex. I've been thrifting quite regularly lately, after a long dry spell - outfit was some of newly acquired things plus some old things.. so yeah, hi

Top: thrifted from Caboolture, Skirt: old thrift (can't remember where)

Shoes: $2 thrifted awesomeness =)