Sunday, September 25, 2011

Friday Fable

A few months ago I went to the Design Files talk at the GPO as a part of the State of Design Festival. One thing that has stuck in my mind was something Beci Orpin said. I found this on Pinterest the other week and I think that these are a pretty way of showing what Beci said.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Trend: Nail Art

On my last Safari, I was lucky enough to get my nails done, for free too! But this was no normal mani. After spending 60 Pound at Top Shop Knightsbridge I was entitled to getting my nails made pretty by the Wah! Nails Team. I had nine designs to choose from. I couldn't make up my mind so I got a design on every finger. I loved this and it lasted for ages.

After having this done, I have noticed Nail art everywhere. Well not everywhere but it is all over my new obsession Pinterest.  I have always seen nail art to be a bit skanky, women with acrylic nails with jewels and gems but as you can see below it on your natural nails it can look fab. I love the use of the black matt and gloss polish together.

Now I need to need to find somewhere in Melbourne that isn't a rip off to get this done, or practice to do it on myself.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Flower Power

I can remember only 8 or so years ago, Lord Fable bought me a lovely arrangement of flowers. A lovely thought but at the time we had no Palace and not much money, so I lost it at him and told him not to waste his money on flowers. Since then I have never got flowers from him, nor did I deserve too!

Eight years on Lady Fable has changed her tune...... I am in love with flowers and it is Palace rules that there are always flowers about. I have also resided to buying flowers for the difficult, yet lovely people who have everything under the sun and also those "who don't want anything for their birthday!" (Yes, Queen Mumma I am talking about you!)

There are so many florists out and about but my favourite at the moment for their vast and great range, but also for great value is Flowers Vasette. Located at 247 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, I will go completely go out of my way to get flowers.

Image from Flower Vasette website

Everything is merchandised fantastically by colour. It is so inspiring, and takes me at least 10 minutes to decide what I want.

Best florist in Melbourne and if ever in doubt on what to get some close to you for a gift. Go Flowers all the way. There is something about a bloom, it lights up a room.

Note: Lord Fable if you read this, I will never yell at you for buying me flowers again. I Promise.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


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Lady Loves: Pinterest

Ok, instead of reading the paper or watching the news for the things that are happening in the real world, I have been spending time on Pinterest. This is my Virtual mood board for all the things I like, love, would like to have and live by.

Pinterest is a creative community where you can "Repin" from other peoples boards or "repin" from external sites via bookmarklet.

Currently, I have 14 boards going, spanning from beauty, fashion, colour, the funny, the cute and my favourite, Notable quotables.

As I have been a little naughty and not Friday Fabled in a while, I thought I would post some of the great quotes I have picked up in the last couple of weeks.

All Repinned by Lady Fable from (left to right) Bridget Gallagher onto Wise Words., Quotes & Inspiration by Kristin Johnson , ,

If you are seeking to be inspired get on Pinterest.

Lady Loves: iPad App LetterMpress

Reading my favourite Blog The Design Files recently I notice a sponsored add for LetterMpress. A new iPad app that replicates a Letter Press. I love letter press, it is such a beautiful, traditional artform. I instantly went to the app store and purchased this baby, for $6.49AUD it is a beauty.

After playing around with the application (i didn't read the instructions) for about 45 mins I got the hang of it. It kept me entertained for hours.

Step One - Compose: Place your type and characters down on the plate. You can add spaces and scale the letters and also change your fonts!

Step Two - Getting ready to Print: Here you can select your ink colour, coverage and even the paper colour. As you can see it is exactly like a letter press.

 Step Three - Print and Save: Once you have printed this gets saved to the paper rack and you can put it through the press again in a different colour or design.
I have to admit getting everything the right way to print took me a while to get my head around. This, however has keep my entertained for hours and it a great way to replicate letterpress on the iPad.

Happy Faux Printing

Love the Lady
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