Roses in the Air

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I am sitting here on Wednesday night with the beautiful scent of roses in the air, sipping on peach & ginger tea, and finishing off my latest post on shoe designer Lauren Marinis (coming tomorrow).  It’s taken a little longer than expected, as I’ve recently started a new job, and have been keeping myself busy learning the ropes, but it is finally done and ready to post on the blog.  For those of you who have asked about it, thanks for your patience. Check it out tomorrow 🙂

Hope you all have a lovely night – xo Luciana

Diptyque Roses Candle from Mecca Cosmetica

Flat Shoe Love

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I often struggle with buying flat shoes.  I find that a lot of them look the same… they’re usually a simple ballet flat and tend to look quite casual no matter what you wear them with.  I tend to end up buying them out of necessity but never really loving them like some of my “killer heels” (another post on that coming soon).

When I saw these Wittner flats a little while ago I instantly fell in “shoe love” and was very lucky to receive them as a Christmas present from my Secret Santa.  The upper front of the shoe comes up higher than what I’m usually used to but I think that is what makes these shoes look a little more interesting, modern and dressy which make them perfect to wear to work when you can’t be bothered wearing heels.  Beautiful AND practical!  Also available in white python and black suede from Wittner.

Wearing : Talulah – Garden Daydream Pants / Wittner – Sylvani Flats

Trend Spotting – Mirrored Lenses

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Shiny, reflective, mirrored sunglasses are making a big comeback at the moment!  If you’re looking for something a little different from your standard aviator…check out the awesome pink frames by Wildfox or the tortoiseshell frame and reflective lens combo by Spektre.

Below is a selection of Mirrored sunnies!!! you can find plenty more on my pinterest HERE

1. Wildfox – Classic Fox Mirror Frame $179.00 / 2. Ray-Ban – Mirrored Matte Classic Aviator Sunglasses $155.00 / 3. Asos – Mirrored Lens Wayfarer $22.00 / 4. Le Specs – Get Leied Sunglasses $59.95 / 5. Dragon – Remix Sunglasses $189.95 / 6. Marc by Marc Jacobs – Colourful Mirrored Sunglasses $97.00 / 7. Westward Leaning – No 9.2 Colour Revolution $165.00 / 8. Minkpink – Precious Metal Sunglasses $49.95 / 9. Oakley – 004061Deviation Sunglasses $140.00 / 10. Prism – Havana D-Frame Mirrored Sunglasses $410.00 / 11. Spektre – Vitesse Tortoise + Blue Mirrored Ltd.Ed $192.00 / 12. Black Ice – White Frame Reflective Lens Sunglasses $19.95

Photos from: Jak & Jil / The Sartorialist / Le 21ème / Tommy Ton for Style.com / Prism / Elle Magazine / Garance Dore

Erdem – Pre Fall 2013

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I think most people who are interested in fashion have a handful of designer who they know they can always rely on.  I have a strong top five, which inspire me, surprise me and excite me every single time. Erdem has definitely become one of those designers.  Being a textile designer I am always excited by Erdem’s choices in colour and textures. I find that his custom-designed prints are always bold, happy and full of colour! Even in his more muted collections, there is such a romantic nature to his work.

I’m really interested to see some images of these pieces closer up. Supposedly there is some beautiful leather lacework and silk printed roses which have been cut out into a textural houndstooth pattern. Dreamy!

I read here that Erdem once told vogue.com that he considers each season “a chapter in the same book.  A love story that would be set in a lush English garden filled with “color, optimism, and oddities.”  

I like that! I really like that!!!

photos thanks to Erdem as seen on Vogue.com

Hearts and Crafts – Les mains d’Hermès

Hearts and Crafts

I’ve been trying to dodge the sweltering 40+ degree heat today, and so I have been sat inside under the aircon.  I decided that I wanted to re-watch the Hermès documentary, because I loved it so much when i fist saw it, and because it inspires me to get off my butt and create beautiful things.

If like me, you are a lover of beauty, and respect craftsmanship, you should definitely watch this documentary. It was made in 2011 and It is 45 minutes that take you into the workshops of Hermes and behind the people who, draw, paint, weld, and stitch their products.

watch it HERE

see ya later!…i’m off to buy frosty fruits 🙂

Happy New Year!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR


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Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

I had a great New Year’s Eve.  Grange and I drove down to the beach to bring in the new year with friends.  It was such a fantastic night.  We played volleyball & bocce, ate smoked trout, ate pavlova, drank sangria, played games and danced all night.

 I  hope that you all had a fantastic night on New Year’s Eve too and that 2013 brings you all the things that you dream of!

xo Luciana

Miu Miu S/S 2013

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 I am absolutely in love with the latest Miu Miu Campaign for Spring/Summer 2013, shot by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin.  The hair, the furs and that rich scarlet red colour create  a mood that I can only describe as “boudoir elegance” ;).   I also feel like I have to point out the shoes in this collection.  Kitten heels are not usually my preferred shoe shape, but the black little numbers in the last image are so beautiful and lady like that I can imagine them being a classic staple that one would never get sick of. By far one of my favourite Miu Miu campaigns in awhile.

photos from Miu Miu by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

Our New Friend – Canon EOS 60D

CANON 60D

We have a new friend!!!

I cannot begin to tell you how long I have wanted to own a good quality camera.  A couple of days ago the day finally arrived when Grange and I picked up this baby! The Canon EOS 60D.  So far its taken some awesome random images, but i cannot wait to play with it a bit more, learn some tricks and generate some images for the blog! I have to say a big thanks to Paul Batt for all of his help in figuring out which camera was best for us, he was a huge help!

Hope you’re all enjoying your breaks before New Year!

xo Luciana

LiLT Christmas

LiLT Christmas

Hoping that everyone had a lovely Christmas full of food, family, and laughter.  I have had a fantastic Christmas, spent with both my family and Grange’s.  I ate heaps of food, laughed a lot and got some kick ass presents. Above are some little snippets of my Christmas taken on Instagram.  You can follow me at @lucianacorrales

Christmas Gift Guide – For Her

Christmas Gift Guide - For Her
I cannot believe that as i am writing this it is the 13th of December. Christmas is just around the corner, and although i have helped my mum do all her Christmas shopping, I’ve still got a lot of mine to do.  Should you be in the same boat as me, and need some ideas on what to get the lovely ladies in your life, check out my selection above or much much more on my pinterest HERE
Thanks again to all my friends who helped me with your suggestions!
xo Luci
2. Crowd Control Knitted Rope Necklace $90.00 by the lovely ladies Alesia and Sarah at EVERY STUDIO
3. Hermes Knotting Cards $45.00 (Thanks to Yianni)
4. Diptyque Jasmin Candle $99.00 from Mecca Cosmetica
6. Cool Jewels Ice Tray $10+ by Fred and Friends
8. Nicholas ID Bracelet $99.95 (Thanks Yianni)
11. Luxe City Guides Paris $10+ (Thanks to Sheena & Tom)
12. Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Perfume available at Myer & David Jones
13. Paintchip Table Runners $55 (Thanks Emily)
14. Crowd Control Basket Bowls $25-$50 again by the super talented ladies at EVERY STUDIO
15.Teacupcakes Cucpcake Mold $17+ by Fred and Friends