Monday, December 17, 2012

Give: Peut-être Issue 5 out now!

Just in time for Christmas, the perfect gift for any fashionista, or lover of pretty things.  Issue 5 of Peut-être is out now online and available for purchase too!  This beautiful photography/art/fashion book/magazine is filled with stunning photography by uber talented Paris-based photographer/creator/head-honcho Nathalie Malric, and write-ups from yours truly.  You can preview it by clicking below and/or seeing/ordering it online here:

Breathtaking 'sculptures' by Haute Couture designer Yiqing Yin 
Incredible feather 'Cage' finale dress
A touch of nostalgia at Cacharel's Autumn/Winter 2012 collection
The exquisite quirkiness of Tsumori Chisato at her Autumn/Winter 2012 collection
Interview with photographer Helen Korpak
Behind the scenes of Chanel's incredible world of Haute Couture
Follow us behind closed doors into Coco Chanel's Rue Cambon apartment
Join us in the South of France to witness the picking of the Jasmine flowers for Chanel's flagship perfume: Chanel No. 5

Don't forget you have until Wednesday to enter the $100 MYHABIT giveaway!

Monday, December 10, 2012

$100 gift from MyHabit - just in time for Christmas!

When offered the chance to give away a $100 voucher for MYHABIT, I'm afraid I hesitated for a millisecond for selfish reasons.  I am a big fan of MYHABIT, and always look forward to their daily emails, telling me what sales they have on that day.  I already made my first purchase from them a couple of months ago, and my favourite sales featured on their website include Preen, Peter Som, Doo.Ri and Derek Lam.  My selfish reason? Wanting to keep this gem of a sales website to myself, haha! 

But of course, that fleeting moment soon passed, as it is too fab a website not to share! MYHABIT is a private sale site from, that offers up to 60% off designer brands, not just for women's fashion, but also men's, kids and homewares (including furniture, which sadly for me cannot be shipped internationally).  International shipping to Oz only cost me $15! Can you believe it? And for the lucky people in the US, shipping is free!

So just in time for Christmas, MYHABIT, is offering Brigadeiro readers a chance to win $100 to spend on their website!

To enter the $100 giveaway, just post a comment about your favourite holiday outfit from  Mine is this simply elegant dress by Erin Fetherston for just $99!

In addition to this giveaway you can also 'like' MYHABIT on Facebook and enter for a chance to win a $2,000 giftcard and $365 credits of mp3 songs in the Holiday Songbook Sweeps.

Don't forget to include your email in your comment below (or you can email me your email address if you would like to keep that private).  Entries close next Wednesday, 19th of December.  Good luck to you all!


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Kate Bosworth's Winter Wonderland for Topshop

It is crazy scary that Christmas is around the corner, where did the year go (and most noticeably, the last few months)?  As if this time of year isn't crazy enough, we have added moving house to the mix, just for fun (not!).  So in the midst of panicking, and attempting to pack, it was nice to see this little video of Kate Bosworth for Topshop, as she channels Michelle Pfeiffer in 'The Fabulous Baker Boys" singing 'Winter Wonderland', putting me in a more festive (momentarily slightly less stressed) mood:


It has inspired me to play some Christmas music as I chip away at the momentous task of trying to declutter and pack 7 years worth plus of accumulated 'junk'. HELP!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Net-a-Porter Free Shipping 1 day only!

Just got this email, and had to hop on here and share stat!

For one day only, so didn't want anyone to miss out, especially with Christmas coming up, free shipping sure comes in handy.  I have already gone to my wishlist and bought a thing or two...

Just go to Net-a-Porter, or click on the pic below, and free shipping will automatically be applied to your order at checkout (please read the T&C below the pic).

Happy Monday everyone!

Terms and conditions: Free shipping is valid from 0.00 GMT to 23.59 GMT on Monday, December 3, 2012.
This offer is only available to customers who are registered to and shopping from our International website
and is not valid in conjunction with any other offer.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Susie Bubble Fashion Weeks Street Style - dancing to the beat of her own music Pt 2 - at the SS'13 Fashion Weeks

I have previously posted on Susanna Lau's (aka blogger Susie Bubble of Style Bubble) quirky style.  Few are able to layer like she can, and she did so with as many elements of fun in each outfit, as only she can:

This Grace Coddington for Balenciaga bag is just too cute, especially in the orange-red version below (not carried by Susie)

 via and and


Happy weekend to you all!


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Shopbop's 'Big Event' up to 35% code

I meant to share this ages ago and forgot, but since there are still a few days left, better late than never. This is probably old news to many of you, but if you shop at Shopbop, you can save up to 35% by entering the code 'BIGEVENT12' at checkout. This is edging me closer to going ahead with a few items from my wishlist: 

Just go to Shopbop and enter BIGEVENT12 at checkout.

Santa Baby...

I quite enjoy receiving emails leading me to well-curated gift guides, as I am quite often stumped for ideas, and welcome any suggestions.  However, on occasion, they just add to my wishlist (emphasis on 'wish').  I have long drooled over the straight-from-the-runway pieces from Moda Operandi, but most recently, my jaw dropped on seeing some of their amazing gift items:

Anndra Neen: Metal cage iPad case €873

Kelly Wearstler: Bejeweled Bottle Opener $425, Tina Frey: Ocean Blue Champagne Bucket (this being the most affordable item on this post, and one I actually would use from time to time, I am seriously considering it, now ocean blue or white?) $190

Kimberly McDonald Agate Book Ends (sooooo beyootiful!) €1,381, Siegelson: Rene Boivin Art Moderne Silver, Wood, and Diamond Wristwatch, a one-of-a-kind Rene Boivin timepiece that dates back to 1935 and features allover diamond accents. €19,615 (my first thought when I saw this, ooh, how cute, and then my eyes went to the price, and *thump* jaw hit the ground)

*sigh* pics via Moda Operandi

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Maison Martin Margiela for H&M

How I wish I had access to an H&M store! Or that their online store shipped internationally to Oz!  The collaborative collection with Maison Martin Margiela looks incredible, and I hear the quality is quite good.  My current wishlist includes:
  • Oversized cashmere turtleneck (especially the navy)
  • Beige pumps with perspex heel
  • Possibly the same in the black ankle boots
  • Narrow shouldered blazer
Also considering:
  • The beige leather tote
  • The 'watch' band bracelet and belt
  • The circle shirt
Have any of you managed to nab any pieces? What are your thoughts on the collection?

pics via

Friday, November 16, 2012

Dries Van Noten and gorgeous prints - Street Style at the Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Weeks

It was a delight to see Dries Van Noten's oriental prints on the 'streets' during the recent fashion weeks: 

More beautiful prints worn during the SS'13 Fashion Weeks, starting with ADR's beautiful Proenza Schouler ensemble, and how stunning is blogger Peony Lim's white and blue 'dress' (which were in fact two scarves tied together - how genius is that? Also love her 'caju' - cashew fruit printed dress!)