From Mimco: the loveliest shoes I’ve come across in a long time – with the equally lovely name of Moon-Sky Sandals. The knotted leather rope reminds me a little of Kinbaku (oh, Google it…but not while you’re at work), and the simplicity is just what I look for in a summer shoe.
Mimco recently launched their VIP collective, and they’ve given me two memberships (complete with $50 voucher) to give away. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. I’ll be drawing the competition by random number generator in one week.
The competition is open to Australian residents.
COMPETITION NOW CLOSED.
Congratulations to the winners Lucinda and Emily!
Tonight I was invited to attend the launch of M.A.C Cosmetics new store in Bondi Junction, complete with ice-skaters, perspex-wearing models and delicious biscuits. Oh, and to experience the new Holiday collection called Glitter & Ice.
The Glitter & Ice collection is beautiful, although sadly not really right for me. I tend not to wear sparkly make-up (although I love the way that Selena wears a hint of glitter on her lower lash-line, it always makes me want to try it). But true to its name, the collection has a lot of glitter, gloss and high-shine finishes going on.
That said, there are a few stand-out products. There’s a new matte red called Such Flare included in the collection that I’m very keen to compare to Russian Red (which is probably my favourite lipstick ever), and I love the muted purple nail-polish Festive Finery.
I spent some time at the launch chatting to legendary M.A.C make-up artist (and babe) Nicole Thompson, who told me about the company’s upcoming collaborations with Gareth Pugh and (I swoon) Daphne Guinness. I absolutely cannot wait for both of these ranges – they promise to be right up my alley.
I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve said, “I don’t wear gold jewellery” – but it would be a lot. So no-one is more surprised than myself that I’ve recently come into possession of several gold-toned pieces.
I tend to associate gold with a kind of gauche flashiness – a metal that looks best against tan skin and blonde hair. But now I’ve come to realise that even gold can have a kind of darkness to it. Oxidised, burnished, beaten or twisted into organic shapes, and gold becomes as fascinating and as beautiful as silver.
The necklace I’m wearing as another piece I bought at the ManiaMania sample sale. It’s called the Delta of Venus necklace. A weighty piece of pyrite is capped with a golden casing, and suspended on delicate metal bars which recall twigs or bones.
I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about wearing gold and silver jewellery together. Some people seem to pull off mixed metals effortlessly, but I am not so confident with it yet.
A little preview of another ManiaMania piece I picked up at the sample sale yesterday.
Full outfit post tomorrow.
I got up early this morning to trek halfway across the city to Bondi, where my favourite jewellery label was holding a sample sale.
Amongst them, this Immortals necklace. With contrasting silver and bronze elements and featuring a chalky green amazonite gem, it’s perfect to wear with something pared back.