Wednesday, June 15, 2011

raspberry pool cupcakes

The other day I put of my domesticated hat & whipped up some pink pools of raspberry velvet cupcakes, smothered on lashings of raspberry rose buttercream icing, then topped each with a fresh raspberry. My stomach was pleased with the results. My gym membership, not so much.
Dear Miss Pretty xx


Last night was the media launch party for Zara's new flagship store for Melbourne. Which I was fortunate enough to attend! We recieved little memento bracelets upon arrival, different coloured 'friendship band' style things with a little metal coin. Cute touch!
Anyway to get a picture of the event, picture champagne, various Aussie celebrities, a dj & canapes (canape is a weird word). The best thing about Aussie celbs? Far more fun to only vaguely recognise someone-from-somewhere-and-who-the-heck-are-they-pretty-sure-i-know-themdang it. Its like a constant guessing game. Are they currently acting on neighbours, or did their contract run out ten years ago? Hmm maybe they were on playschool? I love Australia.
Enough about celebrities! We all know you want to hear about the clothes!!! The clothing is gorgeous & well worth snapping up. My picks were the gold skirt, the orange silk shirt & the pink mini skirt! Love. Yes, the prices were a little more expersive than I had hoped for... Alas, that is how the cookie crumbles sometimes.
Did anyone manage to get to the official opening this morning? Did you snap up any zara buys??
Peace xx
See the zara bracelets are quite cute! Well I think..

Friday, June 3, 2011

snow white

now with majesty and excellency; array thyself with glory and beauty.

Sometimes when my friends come visit me we end up having an impromtu photoshoots. Dont I have pretty friends?

DMP xx

What the heck have I been doing

Honestly, I am not entirely sure if this is for your benefit or mine? Thought I should write a quick catch up post to show you what I have been up to while I disappeared from blog land. Sometimes life seems to find a way of making one all frazzled and busy doesnt it! (Surely I cannot be the only one who finds it difficult to find extra hours in my day? Surely???)

Well, there have been many changes in the last few months. A time of changing directions, re-evaluating & growing. Am I truly the person I want to be? What do I want my footprint to be in this life? Where do I choose to focus my time & attentions? BIG & important questions!
However there is only so much contemplation that is constructive for a soul. So in order to get my mind off, well, other things... I have been keeping myself active & getting involved in as many projects as possible.

I was recently interviewed for a brand new magazine called WDCA
Sometimes you have those moments where a beautiful opportunity arrives out of thin air! For me, being interviewed for WDCA was one of those moments! Got to love those moments. I was interviewed about my vintage boutique black swan vintage by the lovely writer Estelle. It was definitely more like talking with dear friends than being interviewed! She also works for fashion journal. Amazing. 
We also did a photoshoot (sneak peek below) & as a self proclaimed tea connoisseur I plied everyone with more tea than is possibly healthy... I should really own shares in T2! Therefore it did not suprise me in the slightest that my teapots made a feature in most of the scenes on the photoshoot...

Here are some behind the scenes snaps:
general whimsy that was lying around my house!

Estelle & myself - She is GORGEOUS!!

Sam Koh - WDC Magazine genius.

Lets be friends!
dear miss pretty xx

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

La rose rouge.

Deepest rouge sunset,
fathomless & unending.
A startling warning sign,
of ill tides, shrill shrieks & sins.
Drink in her wafting perfume,
natures perfumery doth alters her course.
Disposable rouge may bring ill tidings,
or the deepest conceivable rouge.
- dear miss pretty

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New dawn, new day, new life

Happy New Year!

New year resolutions are as follows...
  • make each day count
  • buy less
  • complain less when excersizing (already lost that battle)
  • sing
  • set aside creative time
  • listen more
  • be more outgoing (I am quite a shy poppet)
What are your new year resolutions?? May your year be full of adventures & moments of unexpected beauty!

ps. I got my first ever SLR camera for christmas!