Christmas lunch at Donovans, St Kilda
Images by House of Turtle
Back in November (2010) I came home to find a beautiful vellum envelope in my letterbox. In it I found a cream postcard imprinted with bronze foil lettering which read “Heidi Middleton & Sarah-Jane Clarke invite you to Christmas drinks at the sass & bide Chapel Street boutique”.
I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited to receive a letter in my life. So much better than the bills I usually receive.
So, on Thursday 2nd December I entered the Chapel Street boutique which was already filling with other sass & bide enthusiasts – customers, media, Melbourne socialites and of course the always fabulous sass & bide crew. It was a sea of sass & bide clothing, old and new, all worn
I chatted to the very lovely Lauren from the Melbourne Central boutique for awhile… then she asked me if I’d met SJ. I turned to my right to see a stunning beach blonde wearing an amazing petrol gray trench (which is in stores later this year – I want one!) and glittery blue dress. It was none other than Sarah-Jane Clarke. No joke, I nearly didn’t recognise her.
We’ve all seen the gorgeous photos of SJ (I hope you don’t mind if I call you that), but she really is something in person. She’s simply stunning, and so warm and friendly. I have to say, it’s great when you get to meet your fashion idols and they exceed your expectations.
I then chatted with the guys from Epicure, who catered the event, the sass & bide girls from the boutiques (who scarily know me a little too well) and met the absolutely fabulous Divya who works in communications at the head office in Sydney.
All in all it was a fabulous night and was an honour to be invited.
Pop in to sass & bide today to see the first drop of the new papa sucre AW11 collection.
Photos by House of Turtle (apologies for quality – taken on my iPhone).
This year I’ve received lots of cool Seasons Greetings via email. In the spirit of Christmas I thought I’d share a few of my favourites.
Merry Christmas all! Have a fabulous day with your loved ones, eat great food and drink till you laugh or cry. And, remember be true to your fabulous self and stay H-O-T always.
Georgia King, Valeria Gosse (Editor & Publisher), Adam Baidawi and Amber Renae
X & Y Magazine released its first issue in November. This fab new online magazine for males and females is pushing forward what’s cool and what’s not, with fashion updates, tips about sex and relationships, life, and exciting news from the music world.
Targeted at the uber-fabulous Gen Ys, X & Y Magazine is well and truly making its mark in the world of online publishing.
Check out their Fab Christmas Gift Guides, full of girly and manly gifts, and even a few for your parents.
Even if you’re Gen X, like me (sshhh), X & Y Magazine‘s weekly releases are well worth a read. You might even see the odd fashion article in there from me.
Images from X & Y Magazine
Even though Dan told Blair she couldn’t wear her headbands to college parties, and dramatically threw her cute yellow one down the stairs in last week’s episode (of series three, just screened in Australia) – we don’t care… we love Blair’s headbands, and so will your friends.
You know you love me… XOXO
Really, this Christmas gift idea was an excuse to add a H-O-T picture of George to my blog. Think I’ve received this email every year for a few years now. I don’t mind… Love, love, love George.