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Day 263 – Swotting up on conference

Up early to get to the ferry to the conference but very excitedly from the Luna Park ferry stop! Last time I was here was 1987 and I wasn’t big enough for the UNLIMITED fun pass! When your day starts like this, looks like I’m in for a good day.



Day 193 – Textures and Layers


Day 157 – Wooly Mammoth

I think I had forgotten that once winter hit, wardrobe funkiness tended to go out the frost covered window and warmth becomes the major motivator.
OK OK I know I live in Brisbane and there is no frost and we exaggerate when we say it’s freezing because it’s 19 degrees but we are built for summer here – our houses, our learning institutes and our wardrobes! Though I must say, in classrooms I am usually warm – here they are sealed and heated and I run around a lot. However, I am currently in writing phase which means no running and lots of, well writing … And drinking hot water.
Anyway for everyone else in the world it’s not that cold. We have glorious sunshine that has warmth in it and I have a chance to wear every wool item I own! Have brought back the Diane Von Furstenberg pants with an even finer wool sweater than yesterday’s purchased in HK for my big Canada & USA trip Fall 2008. Now that was a chance to layer!
How are you coping with the change of season? Some you are heading into summer as we drop off the thermometer in the Southern Hemisphere but that has its own challenges.

OK I just saw a girl in a sun dress and this is what a Brisbane winter looks like. I may have got dressed at a particularly chilly time of day and may be working in a peculiarly cold office!


Day 102 – Remashing most favourite pants EVER!

My friend Sam once tried on a pair of pants and thought they must have been magic for they made her feel so fantastic. Sadly on that day the sales woman had no imagination and blandly explained that the pants weren’t in fact magic but simply well cut … Well the moral of this fairy tale is magic pants do exist and hurrah for well cut clothes.
As you know, I have worn these before, these pants are my first ever Diane Von Furstenberg purchase and I am convinced they are magic … Or is it just in my imagination that I am 6 feet tall in these puppies … I think not! I have a pretty good imagination, though. Just as I believe in magic pants, I believe in super hero suit clothing. My first memory of this was in Malaysia when I had a big tax bill to pay and was strictly window shopping only when I came across a Diane Von Furstenberg dress in the colour of a delicious glass of red wine. And like the effect of a great glass of red, as I wrapped that dress around me it was as if it moulded itself to body and became part of me. There were no mirrors in the change room so I told myself I was sure it wouldn’t look anywhere near as good as it felt, I was sure it would look too puffy or make my hips look big… It didn’t do anything. It was sensational. I was like Batman in his super high-tech rubber power suit. I understood what it felt like to be dressed and supersonic … Then I handed it back to the lady and walked away. No fairy tale ending but a sensation I look forward to having again one day.
And for today – well here’s to a day of 6-foot magic!


Oh have realised you can’t see how cool and charcoal with hot pink checks they are so here is a close up. They match my house – these pants are like my entire design concept… anyway I must stop prattling on – you get it! I love these pants!