♥ I started this blog (and did over 100 posts)!
♥ ...and made some lovely new friends as a result
♥ I changed uni degrees (from Media & Information/Communication & Cultural Studies to Media & Information/Social Sciences)
♥ I got two articles published in Pocketto
♥ I got three articles published in The Western Independent
♥ I celebrated a year anniversary with lovely Boy
♥ I went to Byron Bay & Melbourne
♥ I celebrated my 19th birthday with a burlesque show
♥ I let go of some negative people in my life
♥ I've collected more than 20 vinyl records
♥ In terms of live music, I saw Interpol, Elton John, The Dandy Warhols, Devo, Sigur Ros, Yves Klein Blue, The Wombats, Ben Lee, The Grates, The Panics, Cut Off Your Hands, Kate Nash, PNAU (multiple times, for some reason), Paul Kelly, LCD Soundsystem, & The Police
♥ As for live comedy, I saw Bill Bailey & Ross Noble
♥ I had jobs at Cotton On, Cotton On Kids and as a nanny
♥ I've been living in my apartment for a year
I'm so excited for 2009! I have a feeling it will be a spectacular, spectacular year! I have made a few goals for this year, mostly to do with uni, journalism and with priorities, I hope that everyone has something they can achieve this year!
I'll be taking a little break while I'm down south, where I'm heading for a New Year's Eve party at a house in Mandurah, and then onto Southbound. I should be back on the 5th (that is, unless the Kooks lead singer decides to whisk me away to London after seeing me in the front row... it could happen).
I also wanted to say thank you, to everyone who's reading this, and to everyone who's taken the time to comment & read my blog over the year. It has been awesome getting to know so many people from all over the world who are doing such amazing things with their lives! It means the world to me that you like what I'm doing, so a massive THANK YOU to everyone!
I hope that you have a wonderful, magical, glittery, extravagant New Year's Eve and I'll see you in 2009!
These are a few of the things I was lucky enough to receive for Christmas...
And today I went to IKEA with Boy & my sister to get some stuff for Boy's new house. I ended up buying a cutlery set and a set of red candles. Why? I think it's impossible to walk out of IKEA without buying something. Or eating the meatballs. Mmmm.
Dress: Cotton On//Belt: Valleygirl//Shoes: Rubi//Bag: Sportsgirl
I'm sure lots of you are on Christmas holidays, hope you are having a wonderful time! And to those getting their T.E.E scores tomorrow, GOOD LUCK! I send love & kisses!
Anyway, I encourage you all to check out the latest issue of Pocketto... I may be a bit biased because I wrote an article for it (and am now a regular contributor!), but the whole issue was so amazing! I admire Emma so much, it's such a well-put together mag! Here's my picks from this issue...
My article, on what I think the economic crisis means for fashion (p14-15)
Two stylish cartoon ladies (p30-31)
Some amazing artwork by Dallas Shaw... Christmas present, anyone?(p36-37)
A gorgeous photo shoot (p40-55)
And an anti-Twilight piece, whoever wrote this is my new lover (p67-68)See you soon (I hope!)
This weekend was kind of a busy one. On Saturday night Boy & I went to Fremantle during the day (where I found the dress I'm wearing right now), and then out to dinner and to see Four Holidays. The movie was OK, but we had gold class tickets so that was enough of a novelty for me. Free popcorn! Plushy seats! Woo! Then on Sunday, it was Boy's grandmother's 90th birthday so I met his extended family for the first time. They are all lovely, of course. Then last night I watched Never Been Kissed and got all nostalgic for the 90's.
And I have to say, I love this dress! I feel like a psychedelic housewife.
Also, I love the new Louis Vuitton ads (CAN YOU GUESS WHY?). I don't really like the brand, because I think that the monogram bags have been waaay overdone to the point where they just look tacky now. Although, one of the bags does look pretty cool. See:
This is what I wore to go and get groceries. I left all my makeup at Boy's on the weekend, hence the no facing the camera directly! Eek!
Top: Target//Skirt: Dotti//Leggings: American Apparel//Shoes: I ♥ Billy//Necklace: Paraphernalia
Also, one of my bloggy crushes Nubby Twiglet did a post today on 10 random facts about her. I had fun reading her list, so here is mine! Sorry if some facts are repeated from other posts, but, well, I'm sure you can cope.
1. I'm pretty good with grammar and spelling, but I can never spell 'rhythm' and 'business'! I always spell it 'buisness' and spell rhythm any number of ways.
2. My first job was working in a kiosk at a sports centre.
3. I've never dated anyone with blonde hair.
4. I can't whistle or blow a bubble with bubblegum!
5. I'm right-handed when I write, but I do most other things (like pouring coffee or whatever) left-handed. I'm not ambidextrous or anything, so I don't know what's going on there!
6. I haven't been overseas (yet!)
7. My fingers are double jointed, and the tips of them flex out naturally.
8. I can't stand the taste of bourbon - even smelling it makes me want to throw up!
9. I've met Arj Barker & Tara Moss, and my friend and I accidentally harrassed the kids from Operator Please at Big Day Out (by accusing them of sneaking backstage - it was rather embarrassing)
10. I was 'senior student' in primary school, which basically was the head girl. My good school career ended pretty much after year 7, though!
So make a list too!
This is what I wore last night to the Sugar Blue Burlesque show. The theme was "art", and had Botticelli , Warhol, & even Jackson Pollock inspired dances! My favourite dance was the Warhol one (I'm guessing it was "inspired" by Warhol, because it had a mod theme and they had the mod signs all over their costume! And Mia Wallace wigs! It has totally re-inspired my desire to do the burlesque classes they offer, I keep reading about them on kittentails and they sound like so much fun!
It was definitely my favourite one I've seen so far, probably because I was in the company of two lovely blogging ladies, Em & Liv! I was so excited (and super nervous!) to meet them, and they were both as lovely & gorgeous as they appear on their blogs!
Dress: Temt//Flower headband: Splendour in the Grass stall//Shoes: Sportsgirl
Three burlesque beauties:
And I also bought these because I couldn't resist (maybe I can use them when I am a burlesque superstar. I was trying to think of a burlesque name but I am not that creative!):
Also, today (December 1) is World AIDS Day. In Australia, HIV and AIDS rates are increasing, and the message of the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day is to "Enjoy Life. Take Control. Stop HIV & AIDS". If you're out & about today please buy a red ribbon to show your support!