Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Lucky Break

Due to popular demand I won't be allowing Alice to drown. she will be saved albeit though a little slowly!

I'll be alternating posting between here and just for some variety depending upon post content.

xx Christine

Saturday, September 27, 2008

the future?

to all the lovely people wondering what has happened, head over to christine-louise and discover the other side of me (warning: it's a little on the dramatic side of life). i'm not sure what i will be doing with Alice in Tea Cup but I think she may just be drowning... (sorry). I will get back to style blogging but most likely within a new blog or at my other one.

i am hoping to reinvent myself...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I have too many clothes... and I can't bear to part with any...

The rediscovery of the wardobe revamp day. A pretty plum Jacqui E cardigan circa 2002 and it fits like a dream. So Happy!

The detailing up close and personal.

The *ahem* wardrobe extension from Howards Storage. Best $250 ever spent I think. Super simple to put together, sturdy (unlike the aldi rack i had that literally collapsed) and it's very practical.

I think I will have to devote friday to sorting through all my makeup and jewellery though, it's all in quite the tangle on my dresser at the moment. I find it so frustrating trying to keep things neat and organised and I never put things in drawers - just cannot stand it. Would love to hear about others crafty storage soloutions?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Well it's about time I updated I think. Far too much procrastination and clothes shame has been going on (alongside many a day spent at home in pj's) so time to get my act together and get back on the wagon.

Tommorrow is the BIG wardrobe cleanout which I am a little scared of right now. Especially considering 90% of it no longer fits.... ouch. But I will persist and hopefully rediscover a few things.

I still haven't had any success finding any cute tea dresses or floral prints in a size 16 so if anyone has any hints on where to find please let me know! I am desperate!

In the meantime I need a good nights sleep to prepare myself for the wardrobe assault in the AM.

Wish me Luck!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Pretty Hair

Gregory Ladner


Just wanted to share my favourite hair accessories of the moment, alongside my diva black bow headband.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


One of the many dresses discovered in my nonnas wardrobe, but I have no idea how to make it wearable...
Any suggestions?

Friday, July 11, 2008

Dreams & Dysmorphia

I'm going to be honest. Honest with myself and anyone who skims across this page. Fashion may be flimsy and fun and exciting and all of that stuff that gives you a rush when it just works but this week for me.. well it just isn't.

I think my prac uniform is the obvious culprit (see previous posts) but I don't think I can place the blame squarely on its shoulders. And without trying to be miss negativity I think the problem might be me.

I have many lovely clothes & accessories & shoes and so on but I feel like I'm stuck permanently on a bad fashion day. The sort where what looked fashion forward and great in front of the mirror ends making you feel like some overdressed fool all day because you really don't have Sienna Millers life.

But it gets worse... (cue jaws theme) my big problem really is: nothing fits. And realistically, not only do I not have Sienna Millers life but I most definately do not have her figure.

This blog is supposed to be about my embracing of my shape and proving that you don't have to be a waif or even what 'normal' constitutes to dress fashionably and appropriately which places me in a conundrum: how does one preach about not looking like snow white when secretly that is what I long to do.

So I'm seeking brutal honesty and constructive critiscism on the issue. Surely I am not the only one who finds the whole size/shape/fit thing difficult. Getting it out in the open though can only be beneficial. Already I feel better having thought/typed it through.

Where do you think about vanity sizing? Should shape dictate how short a skirt can be? How many clothes are in your closet that stay in your closet because they don't 'fit' right? Do you have days where you're positive everyone is looking at your outfit and not in a good way? Do Susannah & Trinny really have all the answers?

I think as girls growing up in the new millenium we owe it to ourselves to stop feeling dysmorphic as a gender and to start embracing shapes and to start placing pressure on the fashion industry to be realistic about bodies.