December 15, 2014

God Only Knows

Oscar Wilde
This year has been crazy to say the least and now that I have finally completed the stressful fun and intense thing that it year 12 exams, I am ready to embark on a new stage of life. 

I have often thought of just clicking the delete button on this blog in it's forgotten and neglected state, but deleting this blog would be like trying to delete the past. It's a document of my struggles and experiments of my younger teenage years and now that I am excitingly and scarily verging on the edge of eighteen, I don't want to forget the salvation and haven that this blog was and the community and excitement that once festered in the blogging community.

I remember stumbling upon The Style Rookie when middle school Tavi would post eccentric Comme Des Garcon inspired outfits taken in her backyard from a tripod, but the last time I saw her was on the cover on our weekend paper, discussing being friends with celebrities and wearing jeans. Time passes, and I feel that blogging has lost it's buzz from when the individual and unique voices of fashion, writing and life were thriving. Blogging has become a business. Considering we live in a society where blogging is now consider a career, I sometimes feel it's no longer a place to document and explore life with others, but a gallery of models in their expensive designer on trend threads, posing in photos taken by their photographer boyfriends. I know it's a stereotype, but I know we've all come across those blogs.

There still remain remnants of the booming era, and every now and then I discover a fresh and inspiring blogger, who reminds me of the reasons I starting blogging in the first place and the community that I longed to connect with. I know the world of fashion blogging has changed, and it will never return to it days of being a place where misfit teen girls bonded over cool thrift shop finds and Christopher Kane, but I'm glad that I got to experience it.

Now, I don't yet if I want to use this blog as a document for the next stage of my life and the exciting future that lays ahead. I think for the moment I just want to live life.

Excitement is an emotion I feel I breath. It pumps through my blood with every heart beat. Everything is thrilling and exciting. The new. The unexpected.The unknown. The future. 
I can't wait for my life to start and I can't stand the idea of doing nothing. 

I'm on the verge of being an 'adult'. A name that sounds foreign and unfamiliar and comes with a sense of both responsibility and freedom. I'm no longer restrained to the structure of secondary education and it's at the point where I can decided what and how I want to spend my life. I know along with being an 'adult' there comes the banal attachments of work, taxes, bills and other essential things which weave its way in to the everyday, but now I feel that life is not something that I have been watching go by, but something that I can engage with and explore. 

Time is the most precious gift and I don't won't to waste it. I don't want to waste time using the internet mindlessly or watching TV to fill time that I should be using. Why waste a single moment watching Simpsons re-runs, that I've seen so many times I could probably quote them, when I could be conversing with others, creating art, reading history, learning, writing, laughing and  engaging with life. I'm over watching others living their lives and wishing that mine was like that. I'm not dissatisfied with my life in the least but as my Mum constantly says "life doesn't come to you, you have to go out and get it" and I'm not going to get anywhere and meet anyone if I spend all day scrolling on a computer screen in my bedroom, wanting to be like this or that. 
So here I am ready to start a new day.
I'm open to all the opportunities and ups and downs that lie ahead. I don't know if it was some sudden revelation or the influence of that masterpiece "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" by that  philosophical genius Dr Seuss, but I'm starting my life today and I not going to let it pass!

- Celia Bow 

July 2, 2014

Lipstick Shades

Aren't House Of Holland ipstick shades the best? 

April 14, 2014

Rupert Bunny

A summer morning  (c.1897)
Endormies (c. 1904)

Rupert Bunny (1864 - 1947)
The ethereal paintings of Rupert Bunny create the most dreamy atmosphere, filled with the romantic delights of swans, flowers and sleep. Ideally this is how I would like to spend the rest of my life, sleeping in a bed of flowers wearing a couture gown while graceful swans swim nearby. 

April 12, 2014

Sweet Talk

Charlotte Olympia's cruise 14 collection is so sweet it's making me hungry!
Olympia's homage to Archie mag and 50's teen americana is too dreamy, with candy heart clutches and coke bottle shaped heels appealing to both the Bettys and Veronicas.

April 10, 2014

Kelsey Genna Active

A few weeks ago the lovely Kelsey Genna surprisingly contact me for an interview and photoshoot for her new active wear line .

To say it was exciting was an understatement!

It was a dream! The clothes were gorgeous, ranging from floral crop tops to leopard leggings and we ended up spending the afternoon visiting Lady Petrova and strolling around the NGV, so basically it was the best day ever!  

The wonderful Sarah Pannell took the photos at my favourite place Madame Brussels, which is this kitsch rooftop bar where the waiters wear 60's tennis outfits and fake grass lines the floor.

You can check out the interview here

Pulling some of my cheerleader moves here! I was doing this on top of a chair which I luckily did not fall off

To celebrate the launch of Kelsey Genna they are offering 15% off all pre-order sales. Use the code: 'May12' at the checkout to redeem the discount.

March 22, 2014


I finally saw Populaire last Friday and it was so dreamy!
It's about a French country girl named Rose Pamphyle who gets hired as a secretary by Louis Ă‰chard on the condition that she wins a typewriting competition. With her extraordinary speed at typing Louis trains her to become the fastest type-writer in the world. It's so gorgeous you'll have to see it. The film came out in 2012 so it should be easy to find, but being in Australia it only just came here. 

Anyway, lets just admire it's prettiness for a second.
It's just so lovely and perfect in every way. 
It's french, late 50's,funny, romantic and predominantly pink. 

The opening credits were particularly delightful in a Saul Bass inspired style. Every moment was just so beautiful!

Now I'm going to go and buy a pink typewriter, wear 50's dresses and speak french all day long. My ideal life. 

March 16, 2014

Long Time No See!

Stuff I've been up to lately

1. Art 2. Birthday 3. Prom 4. New Pug aka Big Al