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How awesome have the Fashion Weeks this month been?  I seriously love Fashion Week – it combines my three great loves: Fashion, Travel and Photography!

Sorry for the radio silence!  It’s been super hectic on this end – I’ve been distracted by ridiculous wedding-related things that I never wanted to get distracted by!  I don’t care about colour schemes – I barely have any idea what colours look good together!  Fonts and paper thickness and letterpress vs thermography vs engraved – who gives a hoot?  Anyhow I hope to be back to regular posting soon, thanks for putting up with me!

Images via here

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Is anyone else obsessed with Game of Thrones as I am?  Have you read the books?  I have to say I’m borderline obsessive – I went through the same thing with Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.

I can’t believe Season 3’s finally on the air – not that we’ve started watching it.  P and I agreed that we’re going to try to wait for the whole season to air and to watch the whole thing in a weekend.  We’ll see if we can stay strong!

Picture of Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen)

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Love that signature Bruce Willis stare, don’t you?  He’s seriously the epitome of cool.  He was so dreamy in his hayday – I loved him in those Friends episodes where he was dating Rachel!

What are your plans this weekend?  Tonight I have to go shopping, and I’m hoping I’ll be successful in finding an awesome and wearable but still-conservative-enough-to-wear-to-a-cathedral-wedding dress for a good friend’s wedding tomorrow.  I’m charged with the duties of usher, pew bow-tie-er and mother-in-law babysitter.  There is a little pressure involved – after a phonecall giving us the rundown of duties last night (P is a groomsman), I dreamt that I was so late for the ceremony, I could only find and wear my jeans and I managed to offend the mother-in-law with a tongue in cheek remark.  Despite the dream though, I’m so excited, I can’t wait!

Hope you have lovely weekends, and here are some of my favourite links from around the web this week.

An article on the inspiration of Isabel Marant – “I am my own muse”.

The friendliest and unfriendliest nations for tourists.

The making of Pulp Fiction.

Definitely trying this recipe next – eggplant parmigiana.

And this recipe too, by the awesome Yotam Ottolenghi – baked orzo with eggplant and mozzarella.

An adorable Jennifer Lawrence interview with Vanity Fair – who doesn’t love this gal, seriously.

This place looks seriously amazing.

A mantra I try to live by weekly when doing my groceries.

Otherwordly – a blog about strange and beautiful words (via here) – cool words include “nazlanmak” and “jaaneman”.

Hot pink Chloe bag….my eyes just bulged, and my hands twitched for my wallet…

These images by Mike Brodie are haunting and nostalgic.  A talented, self-taught photographer (he found his first camera left behind on a car seat), Mike left home when he was 17, got hooked on the vagabond lifestyle of train hopping and continued to ride the rails for over 10 years.

His series, called “A Period of Juvenile Prosperity” documents Mike’s life as a train-hopper, 50,000 miles, 46 states and 10 years later.  It sounds incredibly sheltered of me, but I never realised the culture of train-hopping and travellers hitting the rails and ending up wherever they end up.  It sounds exciting and fascinating, don’t you think?

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Image credits – here and here

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Just a few snapshots of a really fun weekend – involved a super teeny but totally crazy hen’s night, witnessing a good friend dress up in a Supre dress to go go-karting and suit up in a bunny outfit for his bucks, and taste testing a restaurant for our wedding bash.

The desserts of the restaurant (Pony Dining) were awesome (fig and rhubarb crumble tart and ice cream pops!), but I wasn’t able to try any of the fantastic-looking mains on offer – I was more interested in sinking my teeth into their wood-fired angus burger and fat chips to soak up the previous night’s excesses.  The hens was a definite success at Alfred & Constance, and if you’re wondering why I didn’t get any pictures of the buck in his dress/bunny outfit, well, I was just too busy doubled up with laughter to even think about snapping a pic!

Hope you all had wonderful weekends!

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How crazy is it that it’s autumn in Australia already – particularly when us Brisbane people have barely had a summer!  I feel like I’ve been ripped off!  I’m stubbornly refusing to believe the temperatures are descending so I’m still browsing the new Spring/Summer fashion lines coming out in the northern hemisphere.  The dark colours and trenchcoats slowly making their way into department stores have NO appeal to me at all.

What are your plans this weekend?  I’m gearing up for my friend’s hen’s night on Saturday night – we’re headed to Alfred & Constance, but before that we’re going shopping and hopefully getting makeovers.  P’s going to the stag night, and I’m told the stag has been bought a bunny outfit and will be made to go-kart and club as a bunny.  So any Brisbane readers out there – watch out for a bunny in the Fortitude Valley!

Hope you have a great one, and here’s some of my favourite reads this week from around the web.

Video of a baby who is supposed to be napping but is practising diving instead – so so funny.

Wanting this dress but wishing the tomato red version was still in stock.

Continuing my Pinterest obsession…a great visual resource for disorganised me.

A gorgeous engagement shoot – would you have one?

Love Jennifer Lawrence.

Was never a fan of leather dresses until this moment.

The happiest facts of all time.

Wholewheat pasta with brussel sprouts, cheese and potato – I love you Nigella Lawson

A seriously comfy looking chair.

Image creditClark Gable, Shirley Temple, Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland