Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lindsey Wixson For Miu Miu spring 2010

Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, pictures via Fashion Gone Rogue.

Why, oh why am I so poor? I just want everything in this collection! (yes i know its been out for awhile, but i just think this collection it lovely)

Monday, June 28, 2010


So sorry about the lack of posts over the last three weeks, its been assessment after assessment after assessment! golly gosh! but its holidays now and I so glad its over...for now. I do love my course, but its nice to have a break.

I've done a lot since I last did a proper post, the photo shoot went well (apart from a late change of location) and i should get the photos soon. Finished my studio piece (will do a proper shoot later) and textiles and design and blahblablah. also fitted in some parties and drank maybe a gallon coffee. ho hum.

I brought Gorlliaz new album, Plastic Beach, and its been on repeat for a couple of days now.

Its hard to top previous album Demon Days, but Plastic Beach comes pretty close. Its more mellow and relaxed, but there is some amazing colabs with Snoop Dogg, Gruff Rhys, Bobby Womack, Mos Def, Lou Reed(!), Mick Jones, Mark E. Smith, Paul Simonon, Kano, and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. 'Rhinestone Eyes' is my favorite track right now, that and 'On Melancholy Hill'. I will put some of the songs on the new playlist.

In other news:


...but now i am quite broke, but my feet are amazing. I walked into Subway DC and saw them sitting there quietly, and I went crazy and made the sales lady find me the right size. I kept talking really fast and confusing her, and like 45 seconds later I was out of the shop, in a daze with a big shopping bag, and a injured bank balance. non-the-less, do i regret it? no. They are the most wonderful thing I think I have ever brought. 

They are also, surprisingly, really comfortable and fun to walk in. AND they smell like bubblegum.

 I'm thinking of going to Melbourne for my next holidays in September, as a Exhibit of over 700 hundred works by Tim Burton (in case you have been living under a rock he is creative genius behind Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and blockbusters such as Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Batman, Batman Returns, Planet of the Apes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland).

It includes paintings, drawings, puppets, costumes, storyboards and film. Its already started, but I don't have enough money to go over now (thanks a lot wonderful shoes). Its on at ACMI fromThursday 24 June - Sunday 10 October, so if you live in Melbourne get your butt down there!!

Here is an interview with Burton talking about this exhibit, his life, his influences and his battle with depression [Link]

Anyway, it's very late now (1:51 am in perth)
and I need some sleep, so
Mika xox


Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Sorry about the lack of posts lately, but I have been super busy at school as it is assessments. thank goodness its nearly over!

Any here are some artworks by Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton. I think they are so amazing and profound in their dreamlike nature and the amount of imagination and sensuality she places with each work. not the mention all the detail and colour.

Thursday, June 10, 2010


 can i put in to words whatt I like about these?  possibly not.

I spied a little cute asian girl wearing a pair at the vintage sale I went to on the weekend, teamed with a boater hat and stripey socks and i had to hold myself back from tackling her to the ground and forcing the shoes off her tiny little feet.

Vivienne Westwood and Melissa collaboration has brought out some pretty sweet things, I already have these ones, but these take winged darlings are to die for.

and they come in heaps of colours! O_O

at roughy $200 a pop, these lovely things are flippin' sweet.

(if you are feeling really nice, I'm a size 38 xxxx)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

audrey hepburn: Style icon

What can i say? simply amazing x

collage made using pictures from google

weekend ending

Had a busy weekend. Saturday i worked all day (10:30-8:30!), Sunday I woke up extra early for the mevile markets brought a couple of jems like a money box in the shape of an oxford wing-tip shoe, two lovely shirts and a Winnie the pooh cook book. after that i dashed home and changed and went to Leeds were the Awoke on a whale's heart vintage sale was on. some of the stall holders were Lala Orange, the ginger fox and oh henry! I was very disappointing. very average pieces for jacked up prices ($40 dollars for a simple 1960s shift dress!). After that I went to a friends birthday with Cecily and got a tad tipsy (hehe) and talked to the wee hours of the morning. then i awoke round 2:30 in the afternoon (thank you public holiday) and cooked pancakes from a recipe form the Winnie a pooh cook book whist dancing around to The Smiths.

Oh and I got a haircut~!  its short at the back, and longish at the front... I will post photos later.

AND this sunday i am doing a photoshoot with the lovely Frances Noe and her boyfriend Gabriel Hutchings!

photo of 1960s model and sex symbol Uschi Obermaier, send me an e-mail if its yours xx

Thursday, June 3, 2010

New Mixtape! June 2010

Cut Copy - Hearts On Fire
Asleep By The Smiths
Gang Of Four - Damaged Goods
Howling Bells - Cities Burning Down
Kate Nash - Do-Wah-Doo
Spoon -I Turn My Camera On
Late Of The Pier - Blueberry'
Howling Bells - Low Happening
Death Cab for Cutie -Marching Bands Of Manhattan
Gang Of Four- Natural's Not In It
Air - Playground Love
Robots In Disguise - Don't Copy Me
Spoon -You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
The Shins- New Slang 
The Brunettes - BABY
The Brunettes - Her Hairagami Set
The Radio Dept. - The Worst Taste In Music
The Smiths -There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Robots In Disguise -Wake Up
Yelle - Je Veux Te Voir

remember, you can listen to previous playlists on my mixpod page. enjoy!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Issey Miyake

all images via google, email if you want me to add acknowledgements <3


1. tegan at the sewing machines, 2. early toile for studio piece  3. some cool street art on William street, 4. my outfit a couple of days ago

I had studio today along with some other classes, I am creating a skirt ipsired by the architecture of Frank Ghery, and avant gardre Japanese design Issey Miyake......yes very hard, but it is my favorite class because of the creative freedom.