Thursday, 12 March 2015

The case of the disappearing Lexi

Time flies when you're... super busy. 

It's been a while, yes it's been a while. But I've been lurking. Thinking. Dreaming.

One of the highlights of being on hiatus was hanging out with Em from Little Tienda, at Little Nicki's house while being photographed by Luisa Brimble

Honestly, it was a brilliant, bright, wonderful day and I had so much fun! 

Spending time with three excellent strong, talented women was a real coup for me, and filled up my buckets. You know what I mean? When you hang out with people like that you can't help but feel buoyed and inspired. It was really good for my soul. 

Other than that I'm madly trying to get my reading on (I was aiming for two books per month, but hit Feb and FAILED!), working my way through Orange is the New Black (like a true TV binger) and last night I had a little too much champagne. Oops!

Clearly the shoot was the most exciting thing that's happened to me in a looong time.

What's been cooking in your 'hood? 

Monday, 23 February 2015

Oscars 2015: Lupita Nyong'o, Solange, Patricia Arquette, and a whole bunch of other people including Oprah

 Lupita is someone whose style never wavers - and she never fails to try something risky. And 99.99 repeater sign % times. It pays off. I love this pearl encrusted dress. She looks amazing although I am guessing it would have translated better in person (i.e. photography doesn't deliver on the lustre-factor). 

Solange looks like she's become a Scientologist in a 'beam me up Scottie' kind of way. It took a lot for me to say that. Because I love Solange. 

Seriously - Patricia classic in black and white and I am still glowing after her speech. Nailed it. 

Nicky looks like my Crystal Barbie. Except Crystal didn't have that red ribbon off the Lindt bunny. And neither should Nicole. 

Love the colour. Meh about the dress. 

Really, really beautiful Oprah. 

Don't know who this is, but as an avid fan of frocks with pockets, I can relate. However I am not a fan of your Nana's valance re-styled into this dress with pockets. Little Bo Peep can loan you her crook and you can BYO sheep. 

Oscars 2015: Cate Blanchett, Marion Cotillard, Sienna Miller, Julianne Moore's teeth, Rosamund Pike,

As everyone knows Cate Blanchett and I are BFFs and I pretty well hang out with Cate and Andrew like ALL THE TIME. So I know this is really simple, but Cate looks incredible in this column dress. That turquoise is just BOOM! Perfect. I really dig on this. High fives Cate. 

I called it very early (over on Facebook), but I do love Marion Cotillard's dress. Personality, style, and it just looks so banging good on her. And the flip side is cool too, unpredictable and just the way I like it. 

 I didn't even recognise Sienna Miller tonight. I was just clicking through and then reversed to find out who it was. And just in case you missed it: It's SIENNA MILLER.

Julianne Moore - one of my all-time favourites, and here practicing her cheesiest smile for the whole world. If I was her dentist I'd give her a gold star. Actually I'd give her an Allen's Snake, but let's not even go there because that's how I came to have so many fillings. 

The Ice Princess in roaring hot red with the sexiest split. Super beautiful, but I feel like she ran out the door and forgot: 
a) a pedicure
b) her handbag
c) jewellery
d) her smile
e) all of the above

Yeah. Nah. Looks like the designer had to lay a lot of bricks to make this dress. 

 Why does Adam Levine look like a cartoon character?

Margot Robbie, really simple, really beautiful, and I love that she's gone back to blonde. Game over. 

Oscars 2015: Alexis Carrington Colby AKA Gwyneth Paltrow, Lady Gaga, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Chastain, Rita Ora, Eddie Redmayne

Gwynnie raided the 'Dynasty' wardrobe. I am totally in on the gag.

I love everything about this Gaga. I love everything. Except the red gloves that remind me of when I worked at McDonald's and had to don huge, oversized gloves for emptying the fry vat. Besides that. I love everything.

This might be better suited to someone attending the Tamworth Country Music Awards. And I can say that because I grew up in Tamworth. And I don't mean it as a compliment.

Apparently Jessica Chastain's bust is ready to party, while the rest of her body just wants to get back to business. 

I'm pretty sure Rita Ora stole the red carpet. And no one's going to be able to get it back. 

And then there was Eddie. I love Eddie. And I do love his inky blue tux. I know I said tuxedos bore me, but this one has piqued my interest. I'm into it Eddie! 

Oscars 2015:: Jennifer Aniston, Keira Knightley, Channing. Channing. Channing. Reese, J-Lo, Emma Stone

Traditionally, I am not a Jennifer Aniston fan. But I find myself really, really wanting to like this. But instead I feel like she has been to triage and been wrapped in a giant nude gauze bandage. Well at least it looks a little sparkly. AND PS GIRLFRIEND - how high up does that sheer section go?! YOWSERS!

Basically I am Keira Knightley's internet bodyguard - and if ANYONE says anything bad about her - I am going to throw a water bomb at you. Look at her. GODDESS! All salute, or curtsey, or do something to show your respect to this total mega-babe. 


Right then. As you were.

Hell-oooooh Reese Witherspoon. Ain't no withering or dithering over this frock. Totally sublime, it doesn't matter if she's black or white, Reese nailed this old school glamour, and afterwards she can refashion it so she can work back as one of the waitstaff. 

No one told J-Lo this is not the Golden Globes. Ahem.

Yes Emma Stone. Yes. This is all flavours of brilliant. 

Monday, 16 February 2015

Paper Planes:: Review and Giveaway (Australian film)

You know those rare movies where you sit down and you're transfixed for the entire film?

This is one of those.

Australian films have a real knack for tapping into authentic, innocent and inspiring stories - and Paper Planes did just that and so much more. It really captured childhood in rural Australia, and tells a simple story of 12 year old Dylan who falls in love with the art of paper folding - and it literally takes off from there. 

A brilliant Australian cast including Ed Oxenbould (amazing!), Sam Worthington (I really wanted to shake his character), Deborah Mailman (she is pure joy), Peter Rowsthorn (hilarious) and David Wenham, this is going to blow your mind! 

In fact, it wasn't just about me - my two kids really, really loved it, and so did Matt. This film is about dreams, the beauty in simplicity - and making something beautiful. And of course the surprise inclusion of Kelis' 'Milkshake'. It was magic. 

I came home from the movie and promptly started folding paper planes, to the delight of the cat and my kids. My cat particularly because he's pretty well mauled them.

If you haven't already seen it, you definitely need to - quick smart. 

I have two Paper Planes prize packs to giveaway courtesy of Roadshow. Each prize pack contains:

1 x double pass to Paper Planes
1 x Paper Planes - the novel 
1 x Paper Planes soundtrack 
1 x paper plane paper pack
1 x Paper Planes t-shirt (size M, youth)
1 x Paper Planes cap 

To win - all you have to do is tell me what one of your childhood dreams. 

Terms and conditions:
Entries open Monday 16th 10:00pm, and close Wednesday 10:00pm.
You must be an Australian resident.
Please ensure I can contact you - please include your email address in your comment.

Friday, 13 February 2015

My Sunday Ritual:: Motherhood

Want to know what I do every Sunday?

I wrote a little piece for Mamabake, about something that's close to my heart. 

You can read it here

image via Babes in Boyland