Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Night Drinks

Tonight I am in the mood to drink a Black Russian, the alcoholic coffee mix is the perfect start to a Friday night.  This sequinned dress on Kate Moss above would be a gorgeous outfit and this bar in St Petersberg looks like a great place to enjoy it. Happy Friday.

Black Russian
Coffee Liquer
Mix 3 parts vodka to two part coffee liquer and pour over ice.  Enjoy.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


In addition to the Maiden Luxe label, I am lucky to have two boutiques in Melbourne Australia and am very excited to anounce that we are developing a section of our High Street Armadale store to include vintage couture and designer. With garments currently arriving from Dior, Missoni, Oscar de la Renta, Chloe, Versace and Valentino (to name a few) Im very excited about the new venture. You can find out more at our brand new blog where we will regularly post details of new arrivals before they hit the store floor. This new section of the Armadale store opens at the start of April 2010.

Still Life

I love the fusion of still life and real life in these images of Sophie Vlaming for Dossier magazine.

Monday, February 22, 2010


I adore the strong dance inspired poses in this series of images of model Marsha Kirsanova for Amica Italy March 2010 edition.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Night Drinks

Ive recently finished reading a fabulous book set in the UK in the 1920s to 1940s so tonight's drinks are inspired by the amount of vintage champagne they consumed in the novel. I was lucky enough to get home tonight and have a glass of champagne poured for me (top image) and oh how I would have loved to be wearing one of these stunning vintage outfits.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Claudia Cardinale

Enoy these images of beautiful1960's Italian screen goddess Claudia Cardinale. For readers who are in Melbourne, ACMI is presenting a 'Focus on Claudia Cardinale' program until February 28.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

End of Summer

I have just returned from holidays so these images of Shannan Click for US Elle Magazine March 2010 edition are inspiring me to keep that relaxed holiday mood going for a few more days yet..

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pale Bow

Im enjoying the bow influences and pretty pastels in this group of images.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Saint Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day...

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sean and Seng

I love this image of Devon Aoki shot for POP by photographers Sean and Seng. To see more of their work visit

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Night Drinks

In keeping with the romantic theme of this weekend tonight's drink is a rose petal champagne, this very pretty pink dress would be perfect to wear and I imagine the sitting room at Belvoir Castle in the UK (which coincidentally features in a book I have just started reading) would be a suitably romantic place to indulge. Happy Friday!
Rose Petal Champagne
Rose Syrup
Rose Petals
In a champagne glass add a dash of rose syrup, top with champagne and finish with delicate rose petals.

Alexander McQueen

This is one of my favourite Alexander McQueen images. The extraordinarily talented and often daring British designer died yesterday at the tender age of 40.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


I was browsing through the boutiques in the small seaside town I am currently holidaying in and came across a very cute nautical inspired navy and white dress. I love the how clean and crisp nautical inspired dressing can look if its is styled well, like in the image above.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Romantic Thank You

Just a quick note to say a very big thank you to the ever lovely Simone from the Romantic Query Letter who has awarded Maiden Luxe with the 'One Lovely Blog Award'. According to the rules I need to pass this on to 5 other bloggers who have caught my attention, this I plan to do along with the Kreativ blogger award (I have not forgotten Green and Stylish!) later this week. Thank you both again!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Naked Truth

Regular readers of this blog will know that my posts are usually fashion and clothing focused, however when I saw these images of the very beautiful (and very naked) models Kate Moss, Lara Stone, Naomi Campbell and Daria Werbowy for Conde Nast's Love Magazine 'Fashion Icons' edition I thought they were a great celebration of the naked form. I have read some interesting articles about the edition which also features models Natalia Vodianova, Amber Valetta, Jeneil Williams, and Kristen McMenamy (death of the brazilian?! is this fashion?!) however I think they simply are very beautiful images of some very genetically blessed women. I'll let you decide.