It’s Terminology Tuesday (well actually it’s Wednesday! sorry.) again and this week in the spotlight is… Buskins… Beautiful Buskin boots by stylemetamorphosis Or are they? You know this is what I find so fascinating about concepts of fashion and image. Firstly, in fashion circles each season we see another round of the “new look”., Read More

There have been so many clever, insightful things said about dress… Here are just a few… “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.” ~ Mark Twain, quoted in More Maxims of Mark, Johnson, 1927 “It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if, Read More

Cups of tea, and cosy conversations, surrounded by a delightful array of exotic textiles. Heaven! Best on… Soft Summer (Cool, muted and soft) psst… did you see I’ve graduated to “advanced” colour palette? Thank’s TT. I’d don’t know why I didn’t try them earlier. love in the ottoman empire by stylemetamorphosis featuring leather gloves, Read More

It’s Terminology Tuesday again and this week in the spotlight is… the Annette Kellerman swimsuit… You might have heard of her? Hopefully you have. I definitely had but was still amazed to learn of the extent of the influence she had on the lives we now live. Annette Kellerman (originally Kellermann), (1887 – 1975) was, Read More

Easter egg hunt in the grounds of the old convent. Lovely to hang around old spaces and find lovely little nooks to photograph. Best on… Soft Autumn (warm, muted and soft) crumbly convent by stylemetamorphosis featuring print tops  Wishing you a wonderful Easter Break. Bella. For more colour inspiration click on the colour category, Read More

It’s Terminology Tuesday again and this week in the spotlight is… the Sauna Suit Don’t you just love the innovations we meagre human being’s come up with? Anything to lose a kilo or two with the minimum of effort. Such a lazy bunch. “sauna suit: an exercise suit made of soft flexible vinyl in, Read More

Yay! We have rain! I love it when it’s still warm but the rain sets in. It’s very fine rain, but lots of it. The kind that gets you wet deceptively quickly. When the sun does poke through the clouds all the colours sparkle all wet and shiny. Perfect for a walk in the, Read More

It’s Terminology Tuesday again and this week in the spotlight is…  Amazon… In fashion terms; Amazon adj. attached to the names of certain items of women’s fashionable apparel as a descriptor. The Amazons were a legendary (potentially mythical) race of warlike women from the time and region of the ancient Greeks.  Scholars have many, Read More

This photo is actually from a couple of years ago, but I’ve always loved it. It was an overcast Autumn day happily spent wandering the art trail with friends. I love the urban environment and the multiple layers of history and human contribution to each scene you encounter. So here is sydney street art…, Read More

It’s Terminology Tuesday again and this week in the spotlight is… Aesthetic Dress   Pardon? I hear you say….  Is not all dress aesthetic? Dependant upon the eye of the beholder?  So we have found a truly curious fashion term. “aesthetic: adj. 1. of aesthetics 2. sensitive to art and beauty;artistic aesthetics: n.pl the study or, Read More