Sunday, October 2, 2011

Holiday Pash

Wild thing, I think you move me
But I wanna know for sure
So c'mon and hold me tight
You move me

Wild thing
You make my heart sing
You make everything groovy
Wild thing
-Wild Thing, Fancy

The sex-on-a-stick/cute-as-pie/fellow Sydney northern beaches homemaker (when we are in Australia) and the lady of 4thandbleeker,  Alexander Spencer, hit the Indonesian waters last week...and one day she strode into the Shakuhachi store and told me how she had fallen in love with a totally weird jumpsuit on the rack. One thing lead to another, and before we knew it I was taking photos of her in a polka dot g-string and we were go go dancing in leather (kinky thoughts aside please).
Much to her lover's dismay (he literally said out loud that it was possibly the most boring hour of his entire life) she managed to find more than a few pieces to try, and we ended up thinking we were actually in a movie montage were the girl gets a make-over (except in this case, everything looked f*&K-off-brilliant on her). 
In the end, we discovered, apart from see-through pants we both prefer men with facial hair and pot bellies, mums who clean your face with a flannel, and I managed to convince her that feeling like a home-bound older extravagant lady in a kimono is actually the best thing about them!

Here's a little taste of a few of the shakuhachi things that tickled her fancy. 
Go-go dancing shots to follow.

Dear little Al,
Please come back to play very very soon.
Love from Celeste.
p.s incase you were wondering about the title of the post, it is the name of the jugs of cocktails we were drinking....and will drink again. There was no party pashing present (unless Mia pashed Ryan Gosling over milk and we missed it)
Dress: Panelled Lace Chiffon long tee dress. ON SALE here

Shirt: Pyjama Party Short Sleeved shirt. Pant: Pyjama party pant. Buy both here

Shirt: Pyjama Party Short Sleeved shirt. Buy here

("she's a lady"). Kimono: SOLD OUT.

Top: Crotchet Daisy Tank. Pants: Embellished Daisy Chain loose pant. Buy both here  

Me: Top: vintage, Leather shorts: thecowboygeisha. Al: (pipe in here honey head, I forgot to ask you!)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Birds of Paradise

Rise up this mornin', 
Smiled with the risin' sun, 
Three little birds 
Pitch by my doorstep 
Singin' sweet songs 
Of melodies pure and true, 
Sayin', "This is my message to you-ou-ou:" 

Singin': "Don't worry about a thing, worry about a thing, oh! 
Every little thing gonna be all right. Don't worry!" 
Singin': "Don't worry about a thing" - I won't worry! 
"'Cause every little thing gonna be all right." 

-Three Little Birds, Bob Marley

Remember when we got chatting about matching your vibe to your surroundings? (Christopher Kane post) well i think i have literally snow-balled from there and am currently souly attracted to hawaiin prints and tropical yardages.
I guess if you were in Sydney right now you would be wearing different shades of rain? not sure how that would pan out but would love to see you try! (you know I just literally took a stab at the fact I am spoilt by sunlight, and you cannot leave your house right?!...sorry!)
Yesterday I stumbled upon this vintage skirt and it put me in a holiday mood, and made me want to sing "if you like piña-coladas"! It also made me take a walk through my garden and get to discover plants I didn't even know where there!
Where do you go for holiday when you live in a holiday destination?! No where! You just go for a massage on the beach and drink a frigging piña-colada and watch the sun set from your own balcony!
p.s I have my very own Mango tree that's fruit has just ripened! Mango margaritas' here I come.
(I'll pour you one....and then drink it)
Happy Sunday

Skirt: vintage. Tank: Topshop Men's. Bra: Amore Forvete, Bag + Rings : Lane Crawford HK, Bracelets: One Teaspoon and gifts, Lipstick: Napolean

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hooker Red

"You're in my mind 
when you're in the room 
in my heard 
i'm mad on you 
you're in my mind 
when you're in the room "

-I'm Mad, The Dead Weather

New nail colour of choice: Hooker Red. 
There is something about that instantly makes me in the mood for mischief.
Even typing right now on my keypad, I feel as if I should be writing a dirty email to a lover.
I'm also highly into mixing as many tones of the one colour you can manage at once.
My Pucci dress ticks all my boxes (see! I'm even starting to twist normal sentences into pick up lines!) with it's mash of orange, peach and magenta. May as well keep the good time rollin' with rose gold jewellery and neon orange lipstick.
Feeeeeeeelin' huey.
Kind of vibing a bit of a 'Pretty Woman' know, when she gets to wear all nice clothes, but really, deep down, she is still a tramp. A Dirty-Hollywood-Hills-washed-up-actress type look. 
A nail polish colour that can make you want to have dinner party's where you do the 'double-kiss' on everyones cheeks and call them darrrrrrlings has gotten a hold on my heart.
So, what are you doing tonight babes?

Dress: Emilio Pucci, Shawl: Mongolian sheeps fur, Rings: Sass&Bide and various others from, nails: Opi, Lipstick: Napolean

Monday, September 5, 2011


Some bed of roses I have given you
Some bed of roses I have given you
You're gonna stand up

Some bed of nails I have given you
Everybody's been there, I just live there too
You don't stand up
It's completely normal

Well, I guess I guess I guess

Wanna be on the right end
Wanna be on the right end
Wanna be on the right end
Wanna be on the right end
-Rogue Wave Man-Revolutionary!

I read an interesting article on Coca Cola in fashion not long ago, and after wards I was left wondering....why is the brand constantly associated with editorials and fashion shoots? What is it, about that red and white label that automatically has us thinking about Kate Moss topless? (anyone, no? just me? cool)...and then a friend of mine made it make perfect sense...
"well, Coka's a timeless classic".
And indeed it is.
This also made me think into the topic deeper and made me realise that Coca Cola is the only branded product to pull this off! Sure there is the 'cigarette-in-mouth' shot, but it's not constantly a packet of Marlboro's in the babes remains anonymous. I tried really reallllly hard to think of another non fashion brand with this kind of continuous feature in shoots and failed miserably. (although it was 2am so I'm sure my brain was not running full speed).
Pepsi and Dr Pepper give it a good hard go, but in the end Coke will always win.
p.s Writing this reminded me of the great Dr Pepper tee I used in my very first post, here
p.p.s you know Coca Cola even invented Santa Claus right? I mean, seriously, f^*k.

images = randoms from google, but source info is appreciated

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Yo! Hi!
This is just a literal quicky to let you know I'm now 'frothin' on Instagram.
I'm basically off facebook, and (obviously) never find time to be doing posts, so for a more regulated update of my adventures and what im vibing, follow me on that!
I'll still be stickin' my head in here as much as I can, this is not the end of thecowboygeisha my friends....
you never know, I might post 10 posts in one day out of nowhere, so do keep on comin' back
for those of you still not to join the Iphone revelation, here is a little sneak of my life of late...

Great Scott

Swinging in the backyard
Pull up in your fast car
Whistling my name

Open up a beer
And you take it over here
And play a video game

I'm in his favorite sun dress
Watching me get undressed
Take that body downtown

I say you the bestest
Lean in for a big kiss
Put his favorite perfume on

Lana Del Ray, Video Games

For those of you whom know my brain, old mate Jeremy Scott has an ongoing, not-so-secret part in my heart. Those that swarm for his goods no doubt enjoy his designs, but I for one actually feel like he  is the most successful smart-ass in the industry. And it is this trait, ladies and gentlemen, which makes me one of his biggest fans. I also feel he is one of the few designers which create a vibe that reflects our small section in time (collections based on trash, fast food,  etc etc). Lastly, he is literally the only label that I buy pieces from not to wear, but to archive. This bat wing sweater reminds me of Jenny Kee, and of 80s non-appropiate/verging on hideous-wear...two things i truly dig, and yet I would not wear this in public. One day my grand babies will open up my dress-up box and have the time of their life with this sweater!   It will come down to their ankles and they will do a catwalk show in the lounge room for me and it will be one of the coolest memories I will have....
p.s it's weird I'm thinking about what memories my grand kids are going to give me at 24 isn't it....
Dress: Jeremy Scott

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Do Me Again Christopher Kane

I see your face and I let you own me
I see your face and I let you unwind
I see your face and I let you own me
I see your face, I won’t let you unwind
I see your face and I let you own me
I see your face and I let you unwind
I see your face and I let you own me
I feel you shake and know a pleasure of my design
-Unwind, Julian Plenti

Its no secret I am currently living on a tropical island, so my strong love for my new Christopher Kane, blown up hibiscus tee honestly feels a little strange. Strange as in moving to hawaii and sporting a hawaiian shirt? actually, I just literally had an epiphany mid word...I think this is my new vibe!
Matching your threads to your surroundings!
As in wearing a vintage sweater with jagged mountains on it when you visit Salzburg, Austria (frig I wish I could have done that!). Or wearing a digitally printed desert landscape tee dress on your road trip from LA to Vegas! Being a human chameleon!
Let's do it!
Let's TOTALLY wear our celestial printed gear when we travel through space!
Let's absolutely wear head to toe fruit and vegetable prints for our next trip to the grocery store!
Let's wear the Jeremy Scott 'candy' collection when hitting up dirty McDonalds!
You could almost wear clothes that show where you WANT to go (as a kind of freaky positive affirmation exercise)! Holy heck the options are endless...
I think I am most definitely onto something here...
I might road trip that very idea tomorrow, and sport a vintage dress printed with 50s Hawaiian babes playing the ukelele...
p.s don't ever google 'human chameleon' is honestly so disappointing and mergers on creepy.
Tee: Christopher Kane. Shorts: One Teaspoon. Sack: Marc by Marc Jacobs. Sandals: Cloé. Lipstick: YSL.

Dress: Christopher Kane

Shoes: Mui Mui

Dress left: Stella McCartney. Dress right: Prada.

Threads: Jeremy Scott

Dress: Christopher Kane

Monday, May 16, 2011

Bubbling Mad

"vanilla strawberry knickerbocker glory
vanilla strawberry knickerbocker glory
vanilla strawberry knickerbocker glory
vanilla strawberry knickerbocker glory"

-Knickerbocker, Fujiya & Miyagi
Susie Lau of Style Bubble was a sight for sore eyes this RAFW and I wouldn't be surprised if the bun on her head was actually a dark chocolate profiterole roll...that's how sweet she really is. (p.s IS that the gayest thing I have ever said?!)
We (my work colleagues and I) were literally over the moon (think ET in the basket of the bike riding over the moon kind of thing...even though ET is one of my worst fears...let's save that story for another day) to see her rocking Shakuhachi and giving it her bubbling twist throughout the week.
The day of our show she wore our tangerine hand-woven shift paired with colour blocked Prada flats and polished it off with a MyPetSquare Jacket! Do you remember my squared teaser? No? click here. It would be more than an understatement to say that I am one of MyPetSquares more enthusiastic fans, so this outfit collaboration really warmed the insides. (we obviously have no need to hear my view on Prada...that should be more than fairly obvious by now)
Seeing Susie there really made me miss my London lover blogger donkeys...
Dear Shini (Park&Cube), Kit (style slicker), Jen (style crusader), Jen (style east), Daniella (The F blog) and Jacqui (platformpriness) next year I want you here no matter what! No excuses! This is officially a love post dedication to YOU!

p.s by the title of this post I mean 'mad' in the fantastic 'mad hatter' kind of way Ms Bubble. (curtsy)

Image of Susie via the bubble herself at stylebubble

Thursday, April 21, 2011

From Behind

"Love me two times, baby 
Love me twice today 
Love me two times, girl 
I'm goin' away 
Love me two times, girl 
One for tomorrow 
One just for today 
Love me two times 
I'm goin' away "

-Love me two times, The Doors
Hey kiddy cats,
I thought you might enjoy some 'behind the scene' candy for your eyeballs of our Summer 11/12 'Block Party' collection.
Model Zippora Seven proved to be the perfect little love child and brought a vibe that non other could master.
She danced and sucked on ciggies in-between shots, and even prayed alot which brought on the good karma...

We are maniac right now creating some next level pieces for our Australian Fashion Week Show coming up, so that's a good enough excuse to be a little distant right now...yeh? good. okay. Glad we got that sorted.
Blogger's near and far are frothing left right and centre, check out some of their little 'love post dedications' here:

Oracle Fox

Sunday, April 17, 2011


"Yo - The name is Batty
The logic is erratic
Potato in a jacket
Toys in the attic
I rock and I ramble
- My brain is scrambled
Rap like an animal
But I'm a mammal"

-Batty Rap, Fern Gully (If Badie could sing, this would be his song...he would change 'Batty' to 'Badie' obviously)
Introducing Badie.
he is smaller than a high heel, but his eyeballs are bigger than any normal human
...he makes games up in his mind,he thinks there is a monster in the mirror, and he much prefers to chew my Marc Jacobs computer case rather than any lame toy.
he falls from great heights over and over but doesn't mind at all, and he gives me kisses on my eyelids rather than my mouth.
when he finishes his food he spends the next hour trying to figure out where it all went, then chase his own tail until he falls over.
he hated his normal collar so i gave him a velvet suits him much better.

He is my Badie bunny Bali baby, and is sleeping in my lap as we speak.
My new partner in crime.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Squared Sander

"All your love
All your love
All your love
All your love
All your love is gone
So sing a lonely song
Of a deep blue dream
Seven horses seem to be on the mark
Yeah, don't you love her
Don't you love her as she's walkin' out the door"
-Love her madly, The Doors
This is what I want to be wearing today.
Neither items have clung to me (as all my precious lovers should) and now belong to two other very happy campers. I gave this DSquared jacket to my oldest sister Natalie as a parting gift, and I returned the Jil Sander dress when I actually did the calculation from Euro to AUD and realised I sadly, needed to eat instead.
This was from last year when I had a small stint in London and this was my 'virgin Brick Lane' get-up.
(ok so I just realised that that does not make any sense, and needs an explanation. Simply, this was the day I first when to Brick Lane?!)
Don't you think the classic-ness of Jil needs a bit of punky brewster sometimes? (rhetorical question)
So I am calling this love boat the Squared Sander.

The 'Squared Sander' (best served on the rocks):
Dress: Jil Sander
Jacket: DQuared
Clogs: Vintage Michael Kors