the new Louis Vuitton les parfum :: Mille Feux 

Scent is such a powerful sense. It can transport you to another time and place or transform your mood subtly or instantly.

For this reason, I love fragrances. Or rather I have quite an obsession with perfumes and scented candles. However, they have to be quality fragrances, or your senses know the difference.

I splashed out on one of the new Louis Vuitton perfumes this week. Les parfarm.


It’s a beautiful indulgence; softly sinks into the skin and lingers for hours.

The LV description is as ethereal as the scent it’s self;

An incandescent fusion of raspberry and leather creates an ode to lightA golden ray, a starlit sky, the aurora borealis: light contributes to the magic of travel. To capture its incandescence, Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier Belletrud sought a color to weave into this theme. On a visit to one of Louis Vuitton’s leather ateliers, he saw a craftsman transforming raspberry-colored leather into a luxurious handbag. The skin as bright as ripe fruit gave him an idea: to associate the scent of leather with that of the berry. He shaped the composition with osmanthus, a white flower with an animal and apricot scent, iris and saffron. Mille Feux is like an emotional bombshell. Fireworks.” (LV website)

Here for purchase.
[photo from my Instagram @thisismelly]

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seasons best dressed | sandra bullock

My goodness, Sandra Bullock has come into her fashion element this past awards season!  Not only did she give a great performance in Gravity, she was out of this world with her red carpet fashion!
Amazing actor & stunning brunette! 49 has never looked so good!
Take a look:

white perfection in Prabal Gurung for the Gravity premier
white perfection in Prabal Gurung for the Gravity premier
Pink & Red in Aussie designer Alex Perry at the Palm Springs International Film Festival
Pink & Red in Aussie designer Alex Perry at the Palm Springs International Film Festival
In Peter Pilotto at the People's Choice Awards
In Peter Pilotto at the People’s Choice Awards
Smartly dressed in Stella McCartney chic for the Oscar Nominees Luncheon
Smartly dressed in Stella McCartney chic for the Oscar Nominees Luncheon
Fashion forward in Prabul Gurung for the Golden Globes
Fashion forward in Prabul Gurung for the Golden Globes
OMG amazing in Lanvin for the Critic's Choice Awards
OMG amazing in Lanvin for the Critic’s Choice Awards
True Hollywood glamour in Alexander McQueen at the Academy Awards
True Hollywood glamour in Alexander McQueen at the Academy Awards

friday finds

live-1 Isn’t this beautiful?! Just reminds us how amazingly short and precious LIFE is. Live.Love.Create.Leave it better than you found it.Make it count.

0c4f6347afc034d9aba7ecb63e8e7cc0 Scorched desert sand beneath your soles. Run through the shadows of the night. Surrender yourself until the sun’s first light. You’re breathless with beauty. The Olgas Central Australia. Whatever will be will be.

351535_in_pp Aurélie Bidermann Gold-dipped Lace Cuff.
When mere opulence just isn’t enough.

pizza Cauliflower pizza base is all the rage!
It’s not only delicious but it’s completely grain free!
Recipe [hereworldsquare-instagram1 Snailovation has hit Sydney!
These beautifully languid slimy creatures have been supersized and placed in random places around the city. The one above is at World Square. For more Art & About visit their site [hereimage4xxl The Kimono Maxi from ASOS says don’t move too fast, you want your love to last. Mellow out to the soundtrack of the sunset and dance under the brightest star. This classic maxi will take you to places you have never been, but will love for eternity. Give in to your wanderlust. C19 Bursts of spicy, tomatoey, vodka-infused oysters.
Meet the Bloody Mary Oyster Shooter.
I am making this for our wedding anniversary next week.
What’s not to love?!

best of golden globes fashion

The Golden Globes are fun and a little irreverent,
especially with Tina Fey & Amy Poehler hosting!

My fave TV characters won – yay for Claire Danes & Damian Lewis for Homeland. And of course Hugh Jackman & Anne Hathaway for Les Mis!

But it’s the fashion that I really hang out for!

Here are my picks for best dressed…

black

Smoking hot Katherine McPhee in Theyskens Theory
Smoking hot Katherine McPhee in Theyskens Theory
the gorgeous Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen
the gorgeous Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen
I love love love Julianna Margulies! Did you see the back of this Pucci dress? Amazeballs!
I love love love Julianna Margulies! Did you see the back of this Pucci dress? Amazeballs!
Dame Helen Mirren smashes it in Badgley Mischka
Dame Helen Mirren smashes it in Badgley Mischka
the divine Globe winner Julianne Moore in custom Tom Ford
the divine Globe winner Julianne Moore in custom Tom Ford
funny girl Amy Poehler kicking butt in a Stella McCartney tuxedo
funny girl Amy Poehler kicking butt in a Stella McCartney tuxedo

rouge

best dressed! Naomi Watts in Zac Posen
best dressed! Naomi Watts in Zac Posen
if I looked like Jessica Alba I wouldnt get anything done as I'd be staring at myself in the mirror all day....so damn beautiful! in Dior.
if I looked like Jessica Alba I wouldn’t get anything done as I’d be staring at myself in the mirror all day….so damn beautiful! in Dior.
I am not ashamed to say I have a girl crush on this woman! Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior
I am not ashamed to say I have a girl crush on this woman! Jennifer Lawrence in Christian Dior

creamy blush

Amanda Seyfried in a etherial Givenchy dress
Amanda Seyfried in a etherial Givenchy dress
Megan Fox is an sexy renaissance angel in the Dolce & Gabbana dress
Megan Fox is an sexy renaissance angel in the Dolce & Gabbana dress
on the Live from the Red Carpet footage you could see the gorgeous delicate detail in this Cavalli dress. Hayden Panettiere has never looked better!
on the Live from the Red Carpet footage you could see the gorgeous delicate detail in this Cavalli dress. Hayden Panettiere has never looked better!
Amy Adams in 'ballet blush' Marchesa
Amy Adams in ‘ballet blush’ Marchesa

in bloom

Lucy Liu in a beautiful billowing Carolina Herrera
Lucy Liu taking a risk in a beautiful billowing Carolina Herrera

What were your favourite red carpet looks for the Golden Globes 2013?

in the navy

Nothing says summer celebration than a hint of sparkly sequin!
What better way to celebrate than under a balmy starry Sydney sky on our beautiful harbour wearing this inspired outfit!

  1. Navy Stretch Peplum Tee [via]
  2. Ink Sequin Skirt [via]
  3. Navy & Black Toecap Court Shoe [via]
  4. Kardashian Black Glitter Clutch [via]

*note: I have numbers 1 & 2 arriving in my snail-mailbox sometime soon!!!