Sunday, February 28, 2010

Holiday Attire

image via apartment #34

Since booking my holiday/buying trip i've been drawn to 'holiday attire' and i'm particular attracted to dresses that can be dressed up and down with a few minor adjustments. Don't you think this dress fits the bill? I especially heart the colour!

Some must have accessories while on holiday =)

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pretty Anne in turquoise

Argh! isn't Anne Hathaway simply stunning in this pic? I absolutely adore her! She's made so many great film choices and her career is just getting bigger and better. There are some actors who's films i just have to watch regardless of it's context and she is one. Uber talented and gorgeous she's definitely on the wish list of celebrities to dress =)

Friday, February 26, 2010


Sometimes it's the most simple things that make my day =)

Image from ---> HERE

Amore No.15 - CB Smith Clothbound Series

Argh!! too gorgeous!!

One of my most favourite self indulgent thing to do is cuddle up with a good book and get lost in the written world. I've always believed that reading is the best form of exercise for my mind and is a huge contributor to my creative side, constantly encouraging my imagination to come alive.

When i first saw the amazing works of senior cover designer at Penguin Book, Coralie Bickford-Smith, clothbound series i stopped dead in my tracks and drooled! They were such eye candy and i couldn't take it! It took Hubby hard convincing that i didn't need another book, especially since i'm still working on 'The Historian' by Elizabeth Kostova and i usually have a strict policy about NOT buying another book until I've finished the last one.

Well as soon as i'm finished i'm running straight to Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice', a book i've ready once a year since i first discovered it at 16. I want to start collecting all the clothbound series and just 'oooh' and 'aaahh' over them.

I'm sure Hubby will think i've gone nuts!

Image via here

Monday, February 22, 2010

One can only dream

Love them or hate them you have to admit that fashion and celebrities go hand in hand. Designers from all corners of the world scurry around like mice to dress all the big names in Hollywood during award season. I am no exception haha

Just like all budding designers out there, I too would love the opportunity to have a big name celebrity wear one of my pieces. Before you think 'pppfffttt whatever girl!' hey a person can dream and in that mindset of achieving great things i've decided to create another section of my blog dedicated to the celebrities i would cry oceans of tears over if i ever knew they wore one of my pieces.

Starting with the lovely, adorable Taylor Swift!

Image via here

This girl is so incredibly gorgeous and talented it's hard to believe she's only 21!! With her luscious blonde locks and killer style on red carpets i would definitely loose my mind if she wore an Olive Farm piece haha

And the winner is .....

'Country Allure' by Fatima Syaid! Congratulations on winning the 'Name this shoot' competition.

So many people entered on FB and i was truly overwhelmed with the response. To be fair i asked 4 other people to review the list of entries and place a vote on which name they though suited the pics and went well with the collection. Pieces from the Country Allure shoot will be coming into my etsy store in the next few days however if you wanted a sneak peak head to my face book fanpage =)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Amore No.14 - Vintage brooch bouquets

Pictures pretty much speak for themselves, right? *sigggghhhh*

images via {this is glamorous}

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Another Treasury Feature!

English Rose 1st on the 3rd row. Get -----> HERE

Yay! i got into another etsy treasury, this time by etsian janeandavis who also makes funky hairpieces and jewelry. it's always nice to be noticed, wouldn't you say?

Friday, February 12, 2010

{Olive Farm Update}

For those out there who read this blog, first of all thank you for your support and i will do my best keeping you updated on the happenings of Olive Farm as well as little tid bits here and there about moi.

Olive Farm will be participating in Upmarket @UWA on the 28th March so aside from filling in orders I'm kept busy creating enough products to cater the large crowd Upmarket brings. As previously mentioned in an older post i sold out on some popular items and as wonderful as that feels i want to make sure i have enough products this time round.

I will also be going to Bali on a buying trip/holiday in May with Hubby and a few friends. Last time i was there i picked up some gorgeous silks and i plan to buy more! Also being Indonesian helps (slightly) as communication isn't too much of an issue however i also value how hardworking the Balinese are and the craftsmanship that goes into their work.

I have a HUGE project in June which will be kept under wraps until details are figured out but i'm super excited. It will be my biggest shoot yet, working with multiple models and in a studio this time!

So while this is all happening I'll endeavor to keep you all up to date and i'll continue on adding new pieces and info on new ideas, like these gorgeous flower shoe clips i've started making =) Have a FABULOUS weekend!

Friday, February 5, 2010

{Name The Shoot Competition}

Recently there was another Olive Farm photo shoot (have i ever mention how awesome it is to have a sister who is a photographer?) and i'm having a little trouble coming up with a name for the shoot. Usually the brain is switched on and i have several ideas before the first pic however i thought i would ask help from my FACEBOOK fans =)

Come up with an inspirational and creative name for this shoot for the chance to win a hairpiece/brooch from this collection valued at over $45. Just jump on my fanpage and write a comment or for the shy people out there drop me an email at

You can enter as many times as you want and to help judge the competition it would be great if you leave a small reason why you've chosen that name.

A sneak preview to help the creative juices =)

Winner will be announced on 21st February and free shipping is included! woo hoo!

Good Luck to all my fans!

XX Liv