Wednesday, April 29, 2015


I've been making a study of vibrato these days (one of my absolute weakest :( points…) and so naturally I'm looking at the great violin masters. It's amazing that in this age we can watch how a lot of things are executed on YouTube; such a great tool. So, here is Oistrakh playing Clair de Lune by Debussy, stunningly beautiful:

Monday, April 20, 2015


I have taken down my recent review of KPO and Anna Da Silva Chen and would like to give my sincere apologies. I truly never meant to hurt anybody by it and was only trying to write an honest opinion. I realise now that it's very easy for things to come off harsher than I originally intended and I hope I haven't unduly upset any performers; again, it was certainly not my intention.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Weekly Wish-list

I'm back in Germany and Spring is here! It's been absolutely glorious weather here in Stuttgart today with the sun out and 14 degrees. I feel like becoming a bit of a crazy bag-lady so here are a few more to add to what is probably an exhaustive list already.

1. Check out this amazing bag by Liberty London! If you ever get the chance to go to London you definitely must visit Liberty. I remember them most for their amazing patterns, found on scarves among other things. It's fantastic to see some of that translating to their accessories products in this "Patchwork Collection". Could it be any more perfect for spring? I love the colour combinations.

Get a closer look (and images credit).
2. More cool patterns but this time from Kate Spade. The winner for this year's (so far) abstract painterly floral print goes to her for this cedar street multi floral magnolia bag:

Images credit.

3. Couldn't go by without something Australian (blame a touch of homesickness). Casato leather bag by Gorman. It looks like such a great size for going out with the essentials (and I reckon you could probably fit a pair of flats in there too). I'm loving the colour combination of pink and orange!

Have you noticed I've stopped including the prices of my items on the Wish-list? That's because I'm on a strict shopping-diet. But for those not as sad as me: see here for details (and of course: image credit).
Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


Two cute little tunes for you today. This first is Made for Each Other by Emilie Mover. I've got a heap of her songs on my Mix'n'match Faves playlist on Spotify. She has a way with lyrics that gets me and she makes use of cool instruments. They're just super cute songs! There are no good videos for this song on YouTube.. I hate lyrics videos and I couldn't find an actual music video one. So just listen and don't look!

Next is super cuteness from Sibelius, the second movement of his fifth symphony. It's one time I actual love the flute. With pizzicato from the strings and nice harmonies I find it really pretty. I played this recently with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and Nicholas Milton conducting. This video is not my favourite but the best I could find on YouTube of the individual movement.. the tempo feels far too fast for my taste. Mariss Jansons with the Oslo Philharmonic:

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Weekly Wish-list

I'm a big fan of jumpsuits and I'm very sad that the one I own from Alannah Hill started to fall about a year ago (although.. should I even be wearing super short stuff at "my age"?). I'm determined to fix it but it's one of those things that goes on a very long to-do list. I'm particularly enamoured with printed jumpsuits at the moment so here are a few of my favourite picks from the internet.

1. Check out this amazing Gorman "moth to a flame" pantsuit! First of all I'm super excited and happy that Gorman is getting back some of it's old funk and I'm digging the latest collections. They had a period a little while back where absolutely nothing excited me.. This print story (as they call it) is moon moth and I love it all! I'm proud of this Australian brand and what they're doing. I like the simple top of this jumpsuit and the bow belt which stops it getting a bit onesie, plus pockets. Pockets are important for girls too!

Woohoo beautiful asian model!! Asian pride >.< 
Image credit, closer specs and buying info.

2. Next up is a number by Opening Ceremony. The checked/plaid-ish print is broken up expertly with the black and although it looks like a dress from the front it's unmistakably rompery from the back. I love the fun cut, pattern, and that little bit of hardware (I wonder if it just zips up the front there?).

Image credit, zoom ins and buying deets.

3. Last but certainly not least is this amazing piece by Fendi. I absolutely love love love the drapey frill part! The pattern maybe isn't my favourite when I look at it closely, it looks too regular to me, but it works when I look at the big picture.

Thanks net-a-porter for this beauty and the pics. But at 3.5K this one don't come cheap..

Which one's your favourite? How many jumpsuits do you/have you owned? I'd love to hear, for research purposes ;)