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Practise your kicking on Abbott, Julia.

1 comments Tuesday, June 29, 2010
A few short weeks ago, Julia Gillard claimed "There's more chance of me becoming the full-forward for the Dogs (Western Bulldogs) than there is of any chance of a change in the Labor Party". Exactly 7 days after that statement, there'd been a leadership spill in the Labor Party and the next morning, Julia Gillard was Prime Minister.

Personally, I want to see some sort of celebrity football match for charity being organised. It'd be great to see Julia out there on the field, playing full-forward. 

Damian Hale MP is slowly making all of our dreams come true by being the first stepping stone to Julia's prosperous career with the Western Bulldogs.

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Julia Gillard is a bad influence. Apparently.


So the newspapers, radio, television and magazines have all made it very clear that our new Prime Minister Julia Gillard isn't married but is in a defacto relationship. We all know it. Do we care?                                                                

I certainly don't. 

Bettina Ardnt has published an opinion piece this morning through Fairfax Media, in which she suggests that Gillard could be a bad influence on women because she's not married.

"It's fine for Gillard - a 48-year-old woman - to live with her bloke. Yet as a popular role model for women, her lifestyle choice may influence other women into making big mistakes about their lives."

 "If Gillard chooses to play house with Tim Mathieson in the Lodge, this choice sends a strong message to the huge numbers of women who rightly admire her and seek to follow her example. A lifestyle suited to her particular needs may be riskier for many women and their children." 

 Sorry, I wasn't aware that we were still living in the 1950's.  

“Women's tiny reproductive window means they pay a high price for wasting precious breeding time in such uncertain relationships.”

This is assuming that all women want to get married and have lots of babies. Ms Gillard has made it clear that she does not want children, so if she doesn’t then maybe there’s other people that don’t too! Imagine that.

“Politicians today rarely question social trends, even when all the evidence is they are having negative social consequences. John Howard was the rare exception, when he went into bat for a child's rights to a father in the debate over single mothers and IVF.”

Yes, but John Howard’s view was that if you don’t have a married mother and father with three perfect children born inside wedlock, then you deserve to be locked up and have the key thrown away. His views were prejudice and he appealed to the highest form of snobbery and ignorance installed in today’s society. Howard is one of the people that refuse to accept the fact that times are changing and shock horror, we don't live in a world where Jane Austen novels shape our lives.

In addition to this, we are talking about Julia Gillard, the Prime Minister that doesn’t believe in a ‘big Australia’. If she really is ‘influencing’ people in their choice to not get married and have children, as Ardnt claims, then it sounds Gillard could be on to something here.

It’s no secret that I really admire and have a lot of respect for Julia Gillard. I may or may not choose to get married and have children one day, but if I were to put this down to being influenced by Gillard’s situation, in no way would I believe this to be a ‘bad influence’. Bettina Arndt seems to be suggesting in a very non subtle way TIM MATHIESON, YOU MUST MARRY JULIA GILLARD AT THIS INSTANT BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T, THEN AUSTRALIA IS DOOMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Where do you stand? Are you influenced by Julia's decision to be in a defacto relationship or to have children? Do you think that she's a 'bad influence' on women?

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Storm London Watches // Q&A

2 comments Friday, June 25, 2010
FASHION BLOGGER Q&A are giving fashion bloggers the chance to win a Storm London watch. To enter the competition, we're required to answer a few quick questions on our style inspiration.

1. The time you felt most inspired by fashion - your most inspiring fashion moment.
I don't think I have one moment in particular, I'm inspired by fashion all the time. Usually the most inspiring moments is when  I see someone with a great outfit on that you can tell isn't contrived or put together with the purpose of being "fashionable". 


2. The time you were proudest of your outfit or style.
I guess this is just in recent times when I've finally decided to dress for me and not for anyone else. I don't care if people hate what I wear. It's all about being comfortable in your own skin I think.


3. The time in fashion you would most like to return to.
This is such a difficult question because I love 1920's flapper style fashion, I love the psychedelic trends of the 1960's, the grunge dorkiness of the 1990's but I'll think I'll have to narrow it down and pick the 1970's.. big collars, platform shoes and disco fever!

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clog it up.


Clogs by Chanel. I thought they were ridiculously ugly at first, but after seeing them on Alexa Chung and Miley Cyrus, I have changed my mind. They are ridiculously wonderful and I would very much like a pair of my own to stomp around in.

Thanks to Frazz for removing the obnoxious Perez graffiti from the Miley Cyrus photos :)

The different styles are varying in price from $1000 upwards... who wants to fork out for my pair? 

Chanel Clogs. What do you think? Love them or hate them?
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Suck it up, Liberals.

3 comments Wednesday, June 23, 2010
All I'm going to say about the Labor leadership spill is that the saying 'be careful what you wish for' has never been truer for the Conservatives and their Murdoch cronies. Their panicky, hysterical crucifying of Rudd has ensured that through Gillard, it will be a Labor victory at the next election. The joke is on them.

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1 comments Tuesday, June 22, 2010
this is great.

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What I Wore - Fancy Dress Party edition.

3 comments Sunday, June 20, 2010
Hello lovelies! 
I haven't done a blog post for agesss, well. It was last Tuesday but my posts have been far from regular, so I apologise :)

This What I Wore post is slightly different from your average street style arrangement.
My stepsister recently turned 21 and to celebrate she had a fancy dress costume party, the theme was movie characters. I've already been to parties dressed as Alice in Wonderland, Catwoman, Wanda from Where's Wally, Michael Jackson (no I'm not kidding) and many more. I decided to go to this party dressed as Minnie Mouse!

I didn't get many photos on the night, so these two will have to suffice.

"I'm a mouse, duh!"

Minnie Mouse dress - eBay: $17 + $15 postage.

Ears & Bow headband - eBay: $8. A headband did come with the dress but it was a crappy one and the bow was tiny so I bought a proper Disney one separately.

Shoes- $5: I wasn't even going to try and attempt to get yellow shoes and was going to settle for red, but found the yellow ones at Rubi Shoes.

Gloves - $3: They're just cotton cleaning gloves from the supermarket.

What are you wearing this week? Or more appropriately, what fancy dress parties have you been to in the past and what did you dress up as?
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dirty rich ♥

2 comments Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I received an email last week from a loverly lady called Gracie who is a representative of 'Dirty Rich', a brand new online store. I am very much convinced that Dirty Rich is my new favourite online shopping facility- and what's better is that it's based in Australia, hello cheap postage!

Dirty Rich stocks funky streetwear by Dimepiece, Married to the mob, Joyrich, Hellz Bellz & plenty of other amazing labels that are so difficult to get a hold of in the land down under.

Here's a couple of my favourite pieces:

I nearly died when I saw that floral blazer. I've been looking for one like that for AGES, so I am currently preparing my proposal of marriage to it. Ah-mazing. 

Check out the Dirty Rich website, and have a look at all the drool worthy clothes on there! Tell me which ones you loooove ♥

And, I couldn't resist adding in another photo of that wonderful blazer..

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3 comments Thursday, June 10, 2010

I love it when I break the door and we get trapped at work until 10.30pm.

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Link ♥ Love.

1 comments Saturday, June 5, 2010

Missing cat? 

Make your own ruby slippers! 
So many ‘health’ drinks are full of sugar. 

Think that no one else knows who you’re crushing on? 
The BP Oil Spill in relation to your home town 

The one time that you really will want to be eaten by a shark. 

photo by nirrimi

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Poor Heidi Montag.

6 comments Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Showing before, during and after photos of Heidi Montag is a pretty popular theme in blogging these days and my blog is no exception to the rule as of right now.

I just cannot fathom what this poor girl must go through in order to feel the need to do this to herself. She was beautiful before she went under the knife. (Can I just remind you all that she is 23 years old?! TWENTY THREE!) 

According to Huffington Post Heidi's plastic surgeries include:
  • Mini Brow lift
  • Botox in forehead and frown area
  • Nose job revision
  • Fat injections in cheeks, nasolabial folds and clips
  • Chin reduction
  • Neck liposuction
  • Ears pinned back
  • Breast augmentation revision
  • Liposuction on waist, hips, inner and outer thighs
  • Buttock augmentation

photos via

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