Saturday, April 27, 2013

I have been kindly nominated by Jenelle Witty from Shut my eyes can't find the break for a Liebster Award. 

Liebster is a German word that means dearest, and this award is given to up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers who we think deserves more recognition.

Here are the rules:
- List 11 random facts about yourself
- Answer the 11 questions which are given to you by your nominator
– Ask 11 new questions for all the bloggers that you nominate to win the award
– Nominate 9 bloggers with less than 200 followers to win the award
– Go to each of the blogger’s pages to let them know about their nomination
– Thank the blogger who nominated you by mentioning them and link back to their blog

My Random Facts:
- I go to Adelaide Uni
- I'm doing my Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- I was born in Melbourne
- My background  is Sri Lankan
- I have 2 dogs, 1 cat, 1 bird and lots of fish....i know its pretty much a zoo!
- I love shopping in Singapore
- I am the co-founder of a charity called Msquared
- I really want to own my own business
- I volunteer at the Women's and Children's Hospital
- I have been to London, Dubai, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore
- I love to watch reality shows, my fav series would probs be The Real Housewives of ......all of them!

1. If 'you' were a magazine, which would you be?
This is probably going to be a very boring answer....but if I was a magazine...I would be Time Magazine. I am so interested in business.....and how successful people have become so successful, it's just really inspiring to me!

2. What has been your favourite blogging moment/ experience?
I think my favourite blogging experience, or my favourite moments of being a blogger, are when I get exciting invitations to events and/or people asking to get involved in my blog...makes me :)

3. What motivates you to blog?
Seeing inspiring things, doing exciting things and sharing all of these experiences with others.

4. How do you store your shoes?
I have a pull-out draw under my bed, most of my shoes are stored in this draw...but i also have another shoe rack in my room that holds the more fancier heels, and another hanging shelf thing that holds my sandles.

5. If you could have any designer design you an outfit who would you choose?
I love the colour and ethnicness in Camilla Franks designs, so I would love to have her design something for me.

6. If you could live anywhere for six months, where would it be and what would you do?
I have never been to America, but I would love to go there for 6 months and work with creative business people.....DREAM BIG!

7. What is your motivation song? AKA the one you play to psyche yourself up for something.
I dont really have a motivation song, but I would say any Alicia Keys songs, are very inspiring for me!

8. If you could interview anyone for your blog, who would you choose?
If I could choose anyone to interview for my blog, I would definitly choose Oprah Winfrey.....she is so inspiring to me and so many others in this world, she is basically an all-rounder in life....and I admire that :)

9. How do you like to spend your birthday?
I like to spend my birthday with my friends,  just doing fun and relaxing things.

10. What camera do you use?
I use a Fujifilm finepix S2959 + My Iphone 5 :) 

11. What is the craziest thing you have ever done?
I am pretty much a really boring goodie-goodie kinda person, so I have'nt really done any crazy things in my life, but something that I have done that would be classified as taking a big step in my life, is starting my own charity with a friend :)

My questions for the bloggers I nominate:
1. Why did you start blogging?
2. What is the wierdest question someone has ever asked you?
3. What is the cheapest but nicest piece of clothing/accessory you own, how much was it, and where did you get it?
4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live and why?
5. Who do you admire most in life and why?
6. What would be your dream job?
7. Who inspires you in the bloggershpere?
8. If you could be any age, what age would you be and why?
9. What has been your favourite blog post on your blog so far?
10. If you could make your own perfume, what scents would you use, and what would you call it?
11. What is your favourite TV show?

The bloggers I nominate are:
Bowie Bowie (
Fashion Killed Me (
Dear Manhattan (
British Prepster (
Style Lab (
Myglamfactor (
Southern Strut (
The Confashionist (

Thanks again to: Jenelle Witty from

Saturday, April 20, 2013

April Beauty Bloggers Meet
hosted by ABBM and Benefit Cosmetics

Last night we attended the April Beauty Bloggers Meet, which was hosted by Benefit Cosmetics....

Adelaide bloggers gathered together at The Myer one Lounge in Rundle Mall's Myer Center for a fun night of girly stuff, cute food and last but not least Benefit Cosmetics, who gave us a special preview of new Fake-Up Concealer, which is being launched today!

The fake-up concealer is so hydrating as it has a ring around the concealer which contains Vitamin E and Apple seed extract, its an all in one 'eye moisturizing experience'!
It comes in 3 colours - light, medium and deep...perfect for all skin colours :)

We were so lucky to able to try out so many products from Benefit Cosmetics! I love how their make-up lets true beauty shine through naturally, instead of creating a 'fake' mask

Gift Bag: They're Real Mascara and Fake-Up Concealer

Thanks so much to the ABBM team and Benefit Cosmetics for such a fun night!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

West Lakes Westfield AW13 Fashion Parade

On the 11th of April, we were invited to attend the West Lakes Westfield AW13 VIP Fashion Parades.

The show was introduced by SAFM host Alexis Kuchel and Westfield SA Head Stylist Kylie Crabtree....

Before the models took to the runway, The Block Allstars winner Amity Dry opened the show with a beautiful performance

Then came the fashion.....

The trends presented in the show included military, leather, graphic prints, florals, gothic romance, and opulance..... the head-to-toe looks came from stores including Jay Jays, Betts, Equip, MTM, Globalize, Just Jeans, Witchery, Sussan, Jaqui E, Jeanswest, Veronika Maine, Lovisa, Cue, yD, Spend Less Shoes, Ed Harry, Specsavers, Novo, Williams, and Connor

Along with the great fashion, we were also treated to Champagne, Cup Cakes and Macaroons....

At the moment Westfield is having a 'selfie' competion where you could win a trip to Paris.....yes that's right Paris! All you have to do is get dressed up in an out-fit from any store in the Westfield complex, take a selfie in this out-fit and post in on the Westfield West Lakes Facebook Page. For more info check out this website

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Ted Baker 
Adelaide Launch

On the 4th of April, the exciting new Ted Baker store in Adelaide's newest shopping destination, Rundle Place, held a launch for Adelaide's fashion elite.... 

Apart from showcasing the amazing Ted Baker A/W13 designs, the night also included live unique music, fine wine, a wide array of cheeses, fresh figs and grapes, delicious cake pops, and mini cupcakes

The inspiration behind the stores interior design comes from Adelaide's strong wine culture, the colours, lighting, walls and clothing racks all have some reference back to wine .....

Jodie from Silky Bow

Walking into the fitting room area was like walking into another could say it feels like you're walking into a magic wine bottle that is filled with velvety furniture and beautifully painted walls...just like a genie in a bottle......

The store was filled with the highly fashionable and I can definitely see Ted Baker being a new favorite amongst Adelaide socialites and fashion lovers

Gift Bag

This was a lovely event, and I highly recommend visiting the store....even if its just to check out its unique and beautifully designed interior.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Myer Centre Adelaide is set to undergo an upgrade. 
Peter Lee, Centre Manager, is delighted to announce the impending upgrade works: “The Myer Centre Adelaide has long been a retail and social icon of Adelaide and the Rundle Mall Precinct. We are pleased to offer a fresh customer shopping experience and enhanced environment for our valued customers and retailers.” 
In conjunction with the Centre upgrade works, the Myer department store will undertake a significant refurbishment. 

The planned works include (subject to authority approvals):

·         New centre entries, awning finishes and lighting
·         Improved ambience by way of updated interior finishes, including:
·         New floor finishes – Ground Floor to Level 3
·         Atrium balustrade upgrade – Ground Floor to Level 3
·         Artwork or other installation to the main atrium
·         New mall furniture
·         Food Court decor enhancements
·         Painting, lighting
·         Passenger lift upgrade, external and interior finishes
·         New directional signage throughout the retail precinct
·         New Level 1 amenities
·         Upgraded Parents Room on Level 3

External View

Internal View
The Myer Centre Adelaide upgrade works are expected to commence in the second quarter of 2013 with a construction timeline of approximately 12 to 16 months.
Ian Darbyshire, General Manager, Rundle Mall Management Authority, said: “Rundle Mall is Adelaide’s premiere shopping precinct. The planned upgrade of the Myer department store and the Myer Centre Adelaide will enhance linkages between Rundle Mall’s central location and the Riverbank, Adelaide Oval, Convention Centre and Victoria Square redevelopments.”