Saturday, June 26, 2010

Whats Behind That Smile?

I'm looking particularly happy here.
Why I am smiling so? Because after waiting for nearly two months, my Alexa bag from Mulberry arrived. Along with my mom, of course.
I've used this bag pretty much every day this week - one of the reasons I wanted it so badly is because of it's versatility. The long straps mean the bag can be worn several different ways - across like a messenger, looped around short like a shoulder bag, or tucked in for a school bag look. The brown leather is soft for comfort yet sturdy enough to hold heaps of things. This is going to be my It-bag for all those plane and train rides in Europe.
All good reasons to smile. And of course, some TLC and pampering from Mom too goes a long way. =D

So tell me, what's your go-to, It bag? Or better yet, what's making you smile today?

Olive silk blouse by MK2K from Vincent Park
Khaki high-waisted shorts, gift from mom
Brown leather and suede buckle flats, from Hong Kong
Regular Alexa Bag in Buffalo by Mulberry
Fleur de Lis necklace, Pyrrha

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hump Day Hunks: World Cup Bonanza Edition

Yoann Gourcuff
It's been too long since I've posted, and what better way to get back into the swing of things with another installment of Hump Day Hunks. This time I'm holding nothing back, and I've put together some of the best looking World Cup footballing chaps for your Wednesday viewing pleasure. Included in his 2nd feature on Hump Day Hunks is French cutie Yoann Gourcuff, who must be sobbing in disbelief after he was tossed out of the crucial France-South Africa game which led to France's exit. Poor Yoann, I'm sure there'll be girls a plenty for you to take comfort in.

Above and below: Yoanne Gourcuff, who was apparently quite the target amongst his own French team due to what some say was jealousy.
England too might find they have a couple of sexy sulkers in Frank Lampard and Steven Garrard if the Three Lions fail to advance to the next round.
Steven Gerrard...grrr...
A couple of Team USA hotties will be fairly happy if they can beat Algeria in their next game.
Above: Benny Feilhaber of Team USA
Below: Oguchi Onyewu of Team USA
Oguchi Onyewu usa
I know nothing really about Australia football but that's doesn't stop me from crushing on Aussie Harry Kewell. Nice tats, Harry.
harry kewell australia
harry kewell australia 2
Hope you're all enjoying the World Cup as much as I am. LOL.

Like your ballers? See also
Hump Day Hunks: Italian Edition World Cup
Hump Day Hunks: Football Edition

Monday, June 14, 2010

I Think I Know What's On Your Mind

A quickie post to show you some pics of my new hair and dinner at a local French bistro. I'm having fun playing around with my hair - some days I've slicked it back (think Victoria Beckham), others I've pushed it forwards messily and finished with my favourite surf spray. I've glammed it up with pretty, tulle and pearl adorned handbands, or if I'm feeling a more grungy vibe, I reach for my braided suede headband. There's a style to suit my chameleon moods. NOTE: Please ignore the horribly tacky sign - I didn't realize it was in the picture and we were in a hurry to get inside the restaurant for our table.

I've used a variety of products to style my hair and I've found a few that I like:

1. Best Gel for a slicked back pixie: I tried Bumble and Bumble BB Gel and Oribe Gel Serum (thanks to BeautyMark for giving me both samples) and by far I liked Oribe for a firm hold to last all day but wasn't sticky or too stiff. The BB Gel is nice for light hold but I can't trust it'll stay all day.

2. Best Surf Spray: John Masters Organics Sea Mist hands down gives you that straight-out-of-the-surf look. I prefer it to Bumble and Bumble's Surf Spray which is a bit heavy and sticky. Plus, Sea Mist has a sweet lavender scent so you don't smell like a kelpy seawitch =D.

3. Best Hair Spray: I will go with Bumble and Bumble's Does It All Spray because it provides an airy and flexible hold that highlights the piecey-ness.

Now onto the food...Pied-a-Terre is a fave of mine because of how low-key it is and the food I've had there on numerous occasion has always been good. I just love simple, classic food, and this French bistro has it down.

We started with a French Onion Tarte with Bacon Frisse Salad.
Hubby ordered the Lamb Duo special with braised and roast lamb. Served with green beans and some pastry.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Fish Special which was pan roasted sole with morels and peas in a chive herby cream sauce. Served with asparagus, mashed potatoes and a roasted tomato.
We had no room for dessert but that was probably a good thing because I can never decide between their Creme Brulee, Chocolate Tarte, or Lemon Tarte.

Asymetric White Tee by Ambient (the back is longer than the front and I love it)
Distressed Jean Shorts by Ambient
Grey Coverup - from Gateau Lingerie
Fleur de Lis necklace - Pyrrah
Tulle Headband - Blue Ruby
Sandals - Elizabeth and James
Black Mini Hobo - Hugo Boss
Sunglasses - Rayban Clubmasters

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hump Day Hunks: Italian Edition World Cup

dolce ad
Better late than never, right ladies? As promised in my last Hump Day Hunks: Football Edition, I would dedicate a whole HDH to just the players on Team Italy. Why? I think it's obvious isn't it, especially when Dolce & Gabbana features them year after year, pretty much naked.

This behind the scenes video of the D&G photoshoot is a bit steamy...

I must confess that unlike hockey, I really don't know too much about football or the players for that matter. So let's just get straight to it.

First up, Fabio Cannavaro, who I definitely recognize from many shirtless ads.
Fabio Cannavaro
Next up, goalkeeper Federico Marchetti.
Federico Marchetti
D-man Leonardo Bonucci.
Leonardo Bonucci
Sexy striker Alberto Gilardino. I must say I'm liking this shot.
Alberto Gilardino
This next footballer is who I think the most gorgeous on Team Italy: midfielder Claudio Marchisio. Looking cute with both long and short hair (second pic below).
Juventus - Allenamento - Ritiro estivo 2007
Claudio Marchisio 2
Not too sure about his posing here but I've included Gennaro Gattuso for you girls who like more manly-man types.
Gennaro Gattuso
I've got heaps more coming on Hump Day Hunks as we build up to the start of the FIFA World Cup so stay tuned!

If you enjoyed this article, you might want to check out:
Hump Day Hunks: Surfers Edition (my all time favourite)
Hump Day Hunks: Football Edition
Hump Day Hunks: Olympic Games Edition