Monday, 29 November 2010

New Season Inspiration

We're getting ready to head off to the factory in Bali to sample the seasons new bags and maybe a few new things! and this image from American artist, Dale Chihuly, is one of the inspirations. Expect some beautiful colours and exotic leather.

I have always been a huge lover of glass and the organic shapes and incredible colours in Dale Chihuly's work is amazing. One of my absolute favourites would have to be the chandelier that was installed in the V&A.

Dale Chihuly chandelier hanging in the V&A London.

Monday, 22 November 2010

A Conversation with Akira Isogawa

While I didn't manage to have a personal conversation with Akira Isogawa I did have the pleasure of hearing Akira and Robyn Healy in conversation last week.
Not quite an interview, but more an informal conversation between Akira and Robyn, it was inspiring to hear Akira talk about his career, techniques and motivations in such a relaxed and personal way. While he made no bones about how tough fashion can be Akira truly seemed to revel in the joy of making clothes and was thrilled to pull out beading samples for his upcoming collection and explain to a wrapped audience exactly how the were created.

Not a 'classic' Akira but I have always loved the colour and drape of this dress.

Saturday, 20 November 2010 new addiction

I have been hearing about Googles it for a while and I've just managed to get around to having a look and now I am completely addicted. It's like having personal shopper in my lounge room.

Here are two of my favourite picks, an
Alexander McQueen dress and Fendi boots, both on the pricey side but so it tempting when you can click straight through to purchase them. This addiction could be be the ruin of me.

I have been filling my own boutique with my wish list, if only I could magic it all into my wardrobe.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

NZGirl - A handbag worth hanging on to

Great web site nzgirl just featured our Splash Knot handbag in their "Handbags worth hanging on to" post. The Splash Knot has been my favourite all season, I've worn it to death!

Also featured on the post were these amazing little ila Dusk handbag alarms, they look like handbag charms but when you need a little help you pull the chain and they emit an ear piercing female scream. There is a chance for you to win one of these alarms from nzgirl here.

Sunday, 14 November 2010


The Christmas decorations are up in the main street and there are only 41 days until the big day! At Sarah Conners we've launched our Christmas gift pack, we've put two of our most popular pieces together and boxed them up ready for giving. These are definitely the perfect gift, everyone needs a stylish treat at Christmas.
Order your Christmas Gift box here.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Friday Afternoon Music - Priscilla Ahn

I discovered this beautiful singer, Priscilla Ahn, last week at friends place, we listened and chatted about the world. A perfect night and now perfect to wind down the week with.

Monday, 8 November 2010

A joy that will be missed

I seem to be a bit behind the news, as usual. I've just been catching up on few favourite blogs and just learnt from Maggie Alderson's that she will no longer have a column in The Age on a Saturday. I will miss her weekend hit of wit, humour and passion.
Read the beautiful post she has written about the demise of the column and the reaction of her readers here.

Saturday, 6 November 2010


The Sarah Conners Team flew the coop on Thursday and headed for the race track. We spent a gorgeous day with Deborah from Redbox7 drinking champagne and enjoying the glamour of Melbourne races.
Here a sneak peak at one of the new Sarah Conners clutches. This one isn't actually available until February - that's the perk of having my desk so close to the sample cupboard.
Here is Deborah, looking amazing in a Redbox7 dress and I enjoying the day. I have to thank Serena Lindeman for my stunning hat, she pulled this together after only looking at my dress for a second and declaring "I know exactly what you need"....and she did.

The wash up at the end of the day, an empty champagne glass and lots of betting slips, none of them winners. Thanks again everyone for such a great day of racing.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Racing Inspiration

With Oaks Day tomorrow I have been looking for Millinery inspiration and discovered the gorgeous work of English milliner Zara Gorman

I first discovered her work at Teacups and Couture a blog that posts some of the most amazing and quirky fashion finds.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Fluke Store - Summer Romp

The Australian dollar being pretty much on par with the US dollar has given me the perfect excuse to do some online vintage shopping....

I've discovered the perfect summer romper for only $20 at Fluke Store. I can see this teamed with the Sarah Conners Jeannie in tan.