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Lucky Dip

A very special package arrived in the mail yesterday from my friends at This Is Not A Mall. It even had rave cat stickers (the only kind of acceptable cats that, unlike their CatPaint cousins, will remain forever in style). Before you ask, yes, I did purposely blur the address on this photo, I can’t have you all turning up on my doorstep in hordes.

What I found inside was so intricately wrapped I felt like I was playing an elaborate game of pass the parcel. The lucky dip at the primary school fetes of my childhood were also brought to mind, only the prize was actually good. I forgot how much fun those games were, I’m thinking of staging a coup to bring them back if anyone is interested?

Much like opening presents on Christmas Day, I attempted to painstakingly ease the perfectly wrapped offering out of its multiple layers, but the excitement got too much for me. The carnage I left in my wake is below…

An enclosed thank you note and surprise sparkle motion to hang my keys on was the super sweet icing on the cake. Online shopping can be personal after all, there just needs to be ying-yang stickers involved. I was so excited about the wrapping I nearly forgot about the head piece I actually ordered—stay tuned for breaking news updates on how I go integrating it into my wardrobe. Over and out.

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G-21 Summit

Earlier this year the G-20 Summit saw 20 influential finance ministers and central bank governors from the world’s major economies get together in Mexico to discuss business, international relations and financial stability amidst an increasingly gloomy international climate. The mood was understandably tense.

Early next month I will be attending a summit of a contrastingly positive, but nonetheless important variety—my dear friend and one time Sydney bed fellow Nemo, aka Othertoone, is hosting her very own G-21 Summit to commemorate her coming of age. To appeal to the less politically minded of guests the phrase “people of influence” has been left open to interpretation—party goers are free to come as anyone from Julia Gillard to Jennifer Hawkins, depending on their opinion of who matters most. Hands down the cleverest theme of the 21st season, not that I’d expect any less from Nemo…

Judging from the intricacy of the invitations (they bring to mind a certain scene from Bridesmaids) the evening is bound to be totally THE BEST PARTY EVER. Just like Jessa from GIRLS, as jaded as I am I hold out hope that the next party really will be the best party ever.

After recently investing in an Indian inspired head adornment from my friends at the social enterprise and veritable treasure trove of super-cool-and-not-boring fashion from the orient that is This is Not a Mall (I discovered the site after writing about it for Broadsheet), I’m thinking some form of Bollywood princess get-up is in order. Not sure when else a headpiece that involves a clip on nose ring will be appropriate party attire? I knew it would come in handy though…Hopefully it will make me look just like Abbey Lee, or else I’m getting them for false advertising.

Insert a bindi (to let my third eye wink), henna hands and a sari inspired dress.It worked for Natalie Portman, although so did a shaved head so that’s not completely reassuring…

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