the (sydney) magazine + cuffs

Latest love: cuffs. Not bracelets. Nor bangles. Double or nothing.

While it’s still balmy enough for me not to seek out long sleeves for the evening.

The only issue: I’ve yet to find a well-sized snug (i.e. not to gape-y) cuff. These ones sit mid-arm whereas I’d love them to rest just-so upon the wrists.

twice cuffed

The April ‘fashion’ issue of the (sydney) magazine was out yesterday with a feature on the new breed of Australian model. Diversity at last? I remember my high school days in Perth when I could just about count the Asian kids in my year on one hand and how I wished at times that I was one of the blond-haired, blue-eyed surfie chicks who seemed to rule the school. Those days are gone. However, fashion has always been slow to reflect this. Only very recently have we begun to see more Asian or non-Caucasian faces in the popular media.

Whatever, the cover is beautiful; the cuffs certainly think so.



bralette and BazaarTheoretically, I’m keen for the soft cup, no underwire, triangle bralette – this one is by Eberjey (of course I chose black). I’ve had this piece for a while, but I probably don’t wear it as much as I could. I certainly never wear it ‘out’, because I’m wedded to wire; I just don’t feel supported without it. But when I’m at home, no problem, I’m only too happy to go for the soft option. I would like to know if other women are comfortable wearing this style of undergarment for normal everyday wear. And do those who wear size M and L feel confident in the lace-only option? I’m an S, and I feel like there’s too much bounce and what-not. As I said, it’s not something I would wear to work, or even to the supermarket.

It’s been a day of mostly immersing myself in the latest issue of Harper’s Bazaar (Australia) – Happy 15th Birthday, Bazaar! I had a tough time choosing which one I liked most out of the 15 covers on offer. In the end, I went for the Hermes cover because I like classics and the colour orange. Also Estée Lauder lipgloss (sample size) and a tonne of silver jewellery, including open hoops, Somerset bangle, and a collection of rings from budget to a bit more, of which I piled on more than a dozen today.


This is what happens when one ventures out sans iPhone or iPad over the lunch hour (what was I thinking?!)… One purchases a newspaper – how retro!

As for Iranian leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, he looks like he’s wearing the new Adia Kibur silver bib necklace I bought recently. Sort of.


Well, now, you see: by day, I’m the straightest, second-most conform-iest^ person in the office. Jacket over knee-length dress sans cleavage. Just enough heel to say I’m here. Watch by Tag Heuer because it’s no nonsense. Silver non-bling by Tiffany & Co.

But in my own time, something different, sir, like this Domed Caged Ring by Low Luv x Erin Wasson. And leather shorts, boots, and the blackest mascara I can find (L’Oreal Voluminous in Carbon Black – which, by the way, isn’t available in Australia; + it’s blacker than black / – it’s pretty clumpy).

I won’t wear it tonight, even though I’m going out on a school night to a gig – because it looks a little strange with the O.P.I. New York Red polish… but the weekend doth beckon… (I know it’s only Thursday, but four-day weeks serve the heighten the anticipation.)

^ Uh, yeah, I know that ain’t grammatical.