Thursday, January 20, 2011

And so...

Eagle eyed followers of Canberra's Got Style will have noticed that my last post here was THE last, true. Far from signaling the end of style for Canberra - I'm please to be able to pass the baton to new media showcasing the best of our beautiful town.

If you've enjoyed my company here, I'd love you come join me in my creative journey at...

There's a new house tour page, with a few new looks I've been working on, fashion design, furniture, DIY and general being thrifty and fabulous...
I do hope you'll come and join me,
Love and best wishes,
Ninaribena xxx

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Frocktober 31: Final frock!

So Frocktober has been survived, no frock has been visited twice. I have enjoyed this, and I hope you have too. I would like to thank the wonderful people who have made this effort worthwhile with their generous donations and warm comments and I can proudly say that we have raised $570 for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation!

Thank you friends,
Love Nina x

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Frocktober 30: Call Me

Something fun for fete day at the school, it's the "Call Me" dress - always a conversation starter! And here's another new clutch handbag and necklace for my Tango & James collection.

We have some thunder around currently... I love it!
Hope you're staying out of the rain... or jumping in the puddles,

Love Nina x

Friday, October 29, 2010

Frocktober 29: Mod squad - not quite

This cute retro 70s dress has already got alot going on, so today, I'm keeping the accessories to a minimum.

Well Frocktober, I can see the finish line now, and I can confirm that I can make it to the end without repeating any frock! I never knew I had so many dresses - many are ones I don't wear enough! Lessons have been learned at the hands of necessity!

I have some big thankyous to make, so stay tuned...

Love Nina x

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Frocktober 28: Vintage inspired

GREAT NEWS!!! We have reached my fundraising goal - awesome! Thank you to those who have made generous donations... and if you were planning to, it's (of course) not too late, click here to check it out - lets see how much we can smash the goal posts!

Today's frock is another librarian length dress with dangerous curves, this time accessorised with red (click here to see it with yellow - love it!). I made it from a vintage Vogue dress pattern with modern fabric...

Today I'm wearing it with:
Tango & James earrings, bangle and brooch
Belt by Jolie
rather deadly shoes via Ebay

Love Nina x

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Frocktober 27: Little Black Dress

Today I won a small struggle to dress-down this little black dress... I've added a few unexpected colours into the mix with my accessories...

Cardi: Sportsgirl (5 or so years ago)
Bonds singlet
Knee socks from Alannah Hill
Tango & James bangle (again!)
Cutest ever earrings on etsy
And my boring brown belt and boots to keep it grounded and not-too-candy

I'm also road testing a new style of clutch handbag which will make it's debut at the next Handmade Market in December - you like?

Gorgeous day... have you been outside?
Love Nina x

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Frocktober 26: Boldly

A boldly striped door and a boldly patterned frock...

This is one I made but rarely wear... now, I don't know why I didn't!
I'm wearing it with my 'sensible' shoes: the heel is only 4cm high!
Love Nina x

Monday, October 25, 2010

Frocktober 25: Surprised!

WELL... the simple catch up with a girlfriend I haven't seen in 'a while' turned into the shock of my life today, when she rocked up at the door with her 7 MONTH OLD BABY!!! Needless to say, he is so a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e... I die!

Lesson learned: Must make contact more often!
Thanks for an AWESOME morning D,

Love Nina x

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Frocktober 24: Out with the Gals

A movie date with the gal pals to see Eat Pray Love and a delish dinner to follow, gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

Today's frock is from Alannah Hill at DFO. I'm loving that it's stretch allowed accommodation for my dinner and the whole packet of Maltesers I consumed during the movie! Ahem.

How was your weekend?
Love Nina x

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tango & James: Reloved Revamped

Images just in, of my debut Tango & James fashion collection... and a twist... every piece is conceived from re-claimed materials and are one-of-a-kind items.
Shown as part of the collective of designers at Reloved: Revamped at Craft ACT at the end of September, here is my "Goodnight Moon" collection...

Quite a few pieces sold on the evening, and others are still available for sale, please contact me if you are interested or inspired!