Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Day 1: Sydney Shopping Report

Day 1 - Shopping in the 'City'

Purchases: Five.

From the Willow sale:
* 2x Silk georgette scarves with fine copper chain 'fringe' in pale grey and black
* Oyster Safari coat dress (which I wore on day 3, pics to come).
From the Akira store at The Strand:
* 'Waist Tuck Pants' in Ink, I posted about in Akira Isogawa Printemps Ete 2009 a few months ago. Beautifully cut in a gorgeous heavy silk satin fabric & high-waisted, I see it as an 'upgrade' from my Harem pants, and am in love with them (as well as with the draped Willow skirt, they're my favourite purchases from this trip).

Tuck Waist Pants in Ink

Today's Outfit: Started with Akira blue silk/wool dress & Claude Maus navy silk chiffon hoodie and Dries Van Noten patent grey sneaker wedges and Chloe Ava tote in Mocha, I later changed into the Willow dover grey silk draped skirt I had bought earlier in the day, with the Marni grey top, grey Willow georgette silk scarf with fine copper chains, and Dries Van Noten beaded sandals.

Breathtaking moments: At the Willow sale were some stunning fully sequinned pieces I had never seen before, one dress in particular was absolutely stunning. At Akira, breathtaking pieces from the Printemps Ete 2009 collection. Including:

This scarf

This dress

This jacket (I tried it in black, and tried the pants too), also gorgeous obis...
This dress, beautifully embroidered at the front (saw a lady trying this on, but without the obi, which I think is needed for this dress)...absolutely stunning!

This dress (too small for me, as this was cut hoo!)
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Shops covered: Willow sale at Kippax Street, Surry Hills; The Strand: The Corner Shop (amazing pieces by Dion Lee), Akira Isogawa; MLC Centre: Belinda (gorgeous SS09 Dries Van Noten pieces, and Ann Demeulemeester jewellery), Robby Ingham and Evelyn Miles (from which I once bought my Patrick Cox peep-toes, and stocked Miu Miu and gorgeous shoes, now only to be filled with Midas shoes, what happened?); Swarovski (shopping for a birthday present for my mom); Myer & David Jones department stores.

Food: Started with brekkie at a funky backpackers on George St (coffee and a spinach, fetta & scrambled eggs on Turkish bread), and then I met my cousin, and we went to the Sydney Fish Markets, armed with rice, ponzo sauce, wasabi, bowls, chopsticks and sauce dishes for a sashimi picnic! We bought fresh Rock oysters, grilled unagi (eel), sashimi tuna & kingfish, wakame (seaweed salad), all washed down with Sapporo (beer). Absolutely amazing!


  1. yah! the dries saw their 1st night out on the town! The willow clothes look so beautiful!!! they will look lovely on you im sure!

  2. OMG I'm drooling over your shopping and eating experiences!!! I'm especially a fan of that cream dress with the subtle watercolor style print... Too bad it was too small for you! :(

  3. this shopping day looks and sounds great !!!

    i love the pink and red dress with the obi, and the dress on the last picture.

    the obi with the red flower pattern is so beautiful with the white outfit !!!

    the harem pants must be so chic and confortable !!!

  4. Wow fab post! That white dress (kimono sleeves) with the blue is stunning, I covet it so!!

  5. I love the art in the coffee foam, and that sashimi looks great, too. I am in need of a shopping trip - sounds like yours was a great success!

  6. Oh your buys sound killer! Cant wait to see them! And also your dries on their first night out on the town!

    ps. At the akira sale, did they have the runway shoes that are featured on the model in the pics above?

  7. I am going to Sidney soon.I am glad that you have posted this..hope more are coming from you

  8. Looks like you had a wonderful shopping day, my dear. Wish I could be in Sydney with you and go shopping because you always find such amazing things! Hope everything is good with you, lovely xoxo

  9. That white and blue dress is so gracefully beautiful! And that food makes my mouth drool.

  10. Excelent pieces! And, second part is DELICIOUS!


  11. Yay Akira Isogawa!! I love his collection. <3

  12. Omg you bought some gorgeous pieces. I adore all the colours. Looks like you had a fab day :D

  13. Gorgeous photos! What fun! Love that white and magenta floral dress so!


  14. These pic's are snazzy, thanks for sharing.
    I pretty much would wear all of those garments and at the same time too
    PeAce & BoWs...
    prettyneons x

  15. I totally love those shoes! :)


  16. what a great trip! your food shots are making me hungry!

  17. The sushi picnic is such a great idea!

    Can't wait to see you wear your new purchases.