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Fashion in Brisbane: The Happy Cabin

I wandered into this store after noticing a little blackboard sign on the rustic wooden front door saying “Curious?” The only way I knew how to describe this shop after finding it was: “just perfect”. What a wonderful little world to stumble upon! Only about five months old, and the whole atmosphere of the shop was peacefully nostalgic. Bon Iver played softly and I was transported to another time. Also the shop assistant Hannah invited me to a Wes Anderson themed party that night – go figure.

At first I took notice of the clothes neatly hung on homemade wooden racks. Brands such as Somedays Lovin, and one-off, hand-picked vintage bags, shoes and other items. Venturing further into the store there were men’s SKULLS snapbacks, sneakers, socks and backpacks, and a variety of shirts, trousers and shorts. I loved the beautiful, simple cotton women’s NICO underwear pegged onto string amongst wool pom-poms. The centre table in the shop had a few pairs of cute clogs, nice clutch purses and envelope-style bags, woolen cactuses (!!!), jewelry and other quirky, fun items. Of course the table was on an animal carcass mat. I loved the arrangement of big scented candles on a wooden ladder.

Amongst the selection of clothing, accessories and curios were perfectly suited paintings and drawings hanging, stacks of old books and suitcases, old wooden ladders, chairs and tables, cactuses and other plants, vintage lamps and globes, paper decorations hanging from string, all creatively and immaculately placed. What impressed me the most was the great visual merchandising of it all. It wasn’t hard to realise the shop owner Leah is the genius behind it all. I could tell everything in the room was carefully chosen.

If you find yourself in Brisbane, take a trip down to the West End. You’d be crazy not to experience this.

The Happy Cabin
58 Vulture Street
West End
Brisbane, QLD.

Were I born a man I would definitely buy that strawberry hat.

I bought this giraffe shirt, obviously

I love this little tooth pouch!

Cutlery rings! How perfect


For The Love Of Dries

The Dries Van Noten show made me very happy.
The mixing of fabrics, the slouchy masculine vs. feminine combinations, and the uptown meets Kurt Cobain vibes.

I’m going to find some checkered pumps and a plaid shirt ASAP.
These are my absolute favourite looks (most of the show).

That lip colour!

This is what would happen if Kurt came back as a Dries girl.

Dries hitting the nail right on the head. Bravo!


I remember checking out her website about a year ago and asking myself “How exactly does one become a casting agent?” It does seem like a brilliant job to have. She is also a fashion consultant.

Anyway I have decided to update this site more regularly as a way to understand exactly what I am interested in, fashion, music, and culture-wise. Because I regularly confuse myself.

I have taken some photos from her blog Tales of Endearment, which houses beautiful galleries of photos as she updates throughout her travels to interesting cities and documents her outfits, friends, shopping, and new fashion collections. I.e. my dream life.

I am so inspired by her use of colour and shape. What a well-dressed woman!
She really does seem to be full of life. The way she blends vintage with new pieces of clothing is something I aspire to do well at. Go Joos!

Look below via Stockholm Streetstyle.

Via her Instagram.
Potentially wearing Vika Gazinstaya?

Here she goes again layering. Photo I believe by Tommy Ton

Her look really does seem polished and carefully thought out, something I personally lack. Such a great eye for good design and proportion!



This photo is everything.



Something Else collaborates with artist Julie Verhoeven to bring a unique collection for Spring 2012. From where I’m standing it is influenced by the Wild West and salutes to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Metallic and studded detail here and there give a Rodeo vibe, combined with leather and steel belts and heavy chokers. However the collection stays feminine with sheer fabrics and long skirts with slits to the thigh. Shirts are tailored or loose tees, and cardigans and jumpers are long. High-waisted, wide-leg trousers reign, as well as wardrobe staples such as printed leggings. Hints of lace and draped, semi-sheer dresses make for a subtly sexy silhouettes.

I’m not complaining, there’s nothing better than Summer clothes that let you breathe.

Verhoeven brings her prints to life across the garments and behind these campaign images. Here are a few via Something Else.

Your question should be: how can I not buy all that cactus print?

Cara’s Dark Side

It’s always nice when two things you like come together.

This editorial surprised me, but I like it.

These are just a few of the shots via The Fashion Spot.

Oh You



Via Modelinia