Redemption

June 2nd, 2017 by Selise
Redemption

When I was 16 or 17, like most teenage girls, I did a modelling course.   I remember staring soulfully into the camera, my gel-wet, tousled hair hanging long over my shoulders for my head shot; learning to walk as though on two train tracks down the runway, instead of tightrope like — one foot in front of the other — as I imagined. And then appearing in a Melbourne Cup fashion parade.   It was for Cue and I’ll never forget the orange go-go style dress with a giant

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Euphoric

May 25th, 2017 by Selise
Euphoric

  This here was the first sweater of the season.     To be fair, it was probably a touch too early. But I was just so dang excited. A sweater! After the actual hottest summer in Brisbane’s history. What a novelty!     My hopes for the coldest winter to compensate for all that summer haven’t exactly been realised as yet. But I guess it’s technically still only Autumn. Even if my lack of layers would have you believe otherwise. I tell you what though, if I don’t get

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Spin spin sugar

May 10th, 2017 by Selise
Spin spin sugar

  Ladies and gentlemen, meet Sigourney.     Isn’t she just glorious?     I found her at my favourite op shop a little while back.     She needed some work. Her hem had never been finished and she needed a snap added so she wouldn’t gape at the middle but I just knew I had to have her.     And I knew I had to immortalise her on the internet too.     So here we are, enjoying a little culture at GOMA during their recent Sugar

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The hot hot heat

April 6th, 2017 by Selise
The hot hot heat

  It’s finally, finally starting to feel like autumn. The weather turned cool at the beginning of the week, only, what, a month into the season?     But when these snaps were shot last month, it was straight up hotter than hot.     Note the crackly, dry grass. The fine, dusty dirt. The slick marriage of sweat and sunscreen on the skin.     On a bright, stifling Saturday morning, The Man and I ventured out to Eatons Hill to watch the Dogs v Lions in the brand

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Casual Carmen Miranda

February 27th, 2017 by Selise
Casual Carmen Miranda

  This is one of my all-time favourite T-shirts. Ever. Though I guess I didn’t really need to say ever because ‘all-time’ probably encompasses that. But whatever. It’s great.     And I’m — well I wanted to say I was surprised it hasn’t already featured on here because I got it, what, three years ago now? But then I remembered I don’t post here every day any more so, you know, I guess it’s not that shocking. You probably don’t need to stop the presses or anything.    

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Great Southern Land

January 3rd, 2017 by Selise
Great Southern Land

  There’s a colour I’m really into right now. A shade. A hue.     It’s ochre. Rust. Red dirt.     I noticed it creep into my wardrobe as I hung singlet, shirt, high-neck zip up on the clothes line.     And it’s little wonder I’m inspired by it. It’s all around me in this, my country.     It’s the sand, the late afternoon sky, the trunk of the scrappy, scrubby gums sketched against the wide open horizon. Top: Myer Belt: Myer Skirt: Sportsgirl (home dye job

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No square

October 19th, 2016 by Selise
No square

  Before we kick this off, someone needs to tell Drew Barrymore there’s a heart-shaped patch on the ground in these pictures. She put out a book about seeing hearts everywhere, right? I just thought she’d probably like to know.     Anyway, now we’ve got that sorted, I’m pretty in love with this outfit. There’s a special level of satisfaction when something just comes together better than you’d hoped. You know?     Ugh, the tiny details might be what make me all heart-eyes emoji the most.    

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Your luck, my pants

October 11th, 2016 by Selise
Your luck, my pants

    I’m really feeling the patterned pants vibe lately. Have I talked about that on here? Probably not. I haven’t talked about anything on here in a while.     These particular pants are from what I call the ‘old lady section’ in David Jones. It’s not really old lady. But it’s definitely not the hip young juniors section either. Patterned pants and terrible/excellent sweaters. You want that stuff, you hit the old lady section.     I want that stuff. Which is why I bought another pair of

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Wrong feels so right

June 20th, 2016 by Selise
Wrong feels so right

  The world is okay with double denim again these days, right? And blue and black? And black at weddings, for that matter? I’ve never been one to follow the rules anyway, so it doesn’t really make a lick of difference to me. But if double denim is wrong I don’t care because it feels so right. I’m probably getting around in it about 75 per cent of the time these days (more on the other 25 per cent below).     The very wonderful Dr Lynika had a suggestion

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La la la laundry

June 14th, 2016 by Selise
La la la laundry

  I think I’ve mentioned this on here before but, for sure, one of my favourite ways to come up with outfit combinations is doing the laundry.     Weird, right? But all that stuff jumbled in a pile on the bed to be put away (I’ll get to it, I’ll get to it) means stuff you’d never think of pairing gets mooshed up next to each other. Even on the clothes line. Pulling things out of the basket to peg on the line, in no particular order other than

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