Deane & McLoughlin


Ray Ban Classic Wayfarer

Monday, November 30, 2009

Wayfarer's were a big part of last season's summer look, although I wouldn't pack them away for storage just yet. The craze is far from over and with these fabulous nouveau retro shades from Ray Ban, they certainly remain the favourite.  I'm loving these Classic Wayfarer's in tortoiseshell/black and black/yellow resin. I tried a pair on last week and I'm still thinking about them now! may have to consider them a cheeky pre-Christmas present for myself...

C. x

After trying St.Ives' luxe apricot facial scrub and absolutely loving it (it delivers!) I thought it would be worthwhile trying one of the products from their new range of body polishes. I picked the Oatmeal and Shea Butter and it is my new favourite.

St Ives claims: "Formulated with natural sugar crystals and Oatmeal & Shea butter extracts, this polish gently exfoliates & cleanses to leave your skin smooth, bright and moisturized without over-drying for radiant, irresistably soft skin." and I have to say that they're spot on. My previous favourite by MOR was excellent for sloughing away my dead winter skin although it was quite rough, to the point it would actually make my hands sore. Oatmeal and Shea won't do that although it is fine enough and rough enough to be effective. The best part by far is that my legs are still smooth and moisturised even though I didn't apply any moisturiser afterwards (which I wouldn't normally recommend). The paste is quite thick, you really need to dig your fingers into it to get it out of the container, actually at first I thought that maybe it had 'gone off' but once on, it smells good, feels good, does what it claims. You won't go wrong with this little gem. Absolute cheapy must have for under $10.00 (AUD). Essential party season purchase!

C. x

Chic or...Eek?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Im saying Eek!  Even the Oscar de la Renta full length gown cant save her.  Kristen Stewart looks terrible!!!!

Kristen Stewart at the New Moon Premiere last night


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Last night I went to see the Britney Spears Concert and wow - what a spectacle!  I personally am not surprised that she lipsyncs - was that ever a secret? And i'm not the biggest fan of her music but it is fun and girly and if you want a good perv on the hot male dancers then you will have an absolute ball.

I also wanted to make a special mention of DJ Havana Brown who opened the night
O     M    G!
I love her! Super cool remixes and super hot.  She was wearing the awesomest over the knee boots and I want them so bad! I am going to try and find her on iTunes asap.

It's Britney Bitch and I loved it!

DJ Havana Brown


Saturday, November 14, 2009

adjective: 1. Tearful. 2. Relating to or inducing tears.

eg I was lachrymose when I saw Nicole Kidman's dress at the recent CMA's. Beautiful dress but too small for her bust.
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Fashion cookbook

Friday, November 13, 2009

OMG I DIE!  I want this cookbook so much. It is gorgeous!!!  DVF's recipe for Saturday night Chicken, Zac Posen's recipe for butterscotch wafers - if everyone in the fashion world wasn't so damn skinny I would maybe believe that this is what they actually cook!
But that delusion aside, it is still gorgeous and I'm still going to buy it on Amazon.
L xxx



I have recently learnt...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Over the last few weeks I have learnt several interesting things:

1.  Before you use a new oven you have to turn it on full heat for an hour before you can cook anything so that all the bad things get destroyed
2.  Starting a new job in the same week as moving is a diabolical and ridiculous idea that should not be attempted twice and finally.....
3.  Trying to afford a new wardrobe for the new job while renovating is an impossibility.

Hopefully you will learn from my mistakes and not do the same as I did...

L xxx

This is what I really want to buy...but (sigh) can't afford
K Karl Lagerfeld Edina Tailored Wool Jacket on

Holiday Stationery

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Have you got your Christmas card list ready? Hop on to and have a look at her gorgeous stationery range - this 'Naughty or Nice' set exemplifies Spade's simplistic elegance with a cheeky twist.

How to make Churros

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Churros are one of my favourite vices. Here's an excellent recipe from 'Southern Flavor Zone'. Make sure when you visit their blog you also have a look at the recipe for lemon tea cookies...mmmm. 
Makes approximately 20 4-inch long churros. 


1/2 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon safflower or corn oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 large egg
peanut or safflower oil for frying
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Place the water, milk, salt and oil in a 1 1/2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Add the flour all at once, lower the heat, and mix vigorously with a wooden spoon until it forms a stiff, dry ball.

Transfer the dough to the large bowl of an electric mixer and let it cool for about 5 minutes. Beat it on medium-high speed for 1 minute, or until the dough softens and becomes more malleable. Add the egg and continue beating. At first the dough will be in pieces, but as you continue to beat it, it will come together to form a smooth mixture. Set it aside to cool. Mix the sugar and the cinnamon and set aside.

Meanwhile, heat at least 1 inch of oil in a deep 8 or 9-inch skillet until it reaches 350 degrees. Cuff the top of a 12-inch pastry bag and insert a large star or fluted tube (1/2-inch opening). Fill the bag with half of the dough, push the dough down towards the tip and twist the top of the bag closed. Hold the bag perpendicular to the skillet about 3 inches above the oil and squeeze out a 3 or 4-inch length of dough directly into the hot oil. Cut the flow of the dough off with a knife. Squeeze out 2 or 3 more lengths of dough depending on the size of the skillet. Fry each churro until golden brown on one side before flipping it over to the other side to brown. Drain on Absorbent paper, sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon mixture, and serve immediately. Instead of the sugar/cinnamon topping, you can dunk them into chocolate.

C. xx

Kate Spade Ring

Monday, November 9, 2009

After linking to in a recent post, I decided to have a trawl through her accessories (a favourite past time) and came accross this adorable ring! Perfect for the party season ahead.
(Some words of wisdom from fashion queen Kate Spade)
  • Cane handles (tulipwodd is used for the shaft in a two-piece handle)
  • Tempered Steel frame to ensure flexibility and wind resistance
  • Ribs and stretchers are hand wired together
  • A cover of fine quality nylon or waterproof English silk
  • Mother-of-pearl button fastener


- The disgrace or infamy brought on by association with a very shameful or reproachful act or event; ignominy
- Scornful reproach or contempt; contempt for something regarded as inferior
- Disgrace; infamy; reproach mingled with contempt; abusive language.

eg.Kanye's abrupt interruption of Taylor's speech deserved him opprobrium  from angry fans;
or as an adjective: 
 Kanye acted opprobriously when he interrupted Taylor Swift.

Thanks to Vice magazine:)
We apologise for the dismal lack of posting on our behalf, L is currently moving house and I am in the middle of exams :( We will of course be posting again VERY soon, so watch this space!


Kaiyukan Aquarium, Osaka - 12 October 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

OK so I got a little snap-happy with these incredibly beautiful and majestic Jellies at Kaiyukan, Osaka - the world's biggest aquarium tank. They're sooooooo incredible, do you blame me? I just wish I could remember their names...

  C. x

Patti Smith

Monday, November 2, 2009

Oh, look around you, all around you,
riding on a copper wave.
Do you like the world around you?
Are you ready to behave?

- Patti Smith, from Easter (1978)

'Car stopped in a clearing,
Ribbon of life, it was nearing.
I saw the boy break out of his skin.
My heart turned over and I crawled in.'

- Patti Smith,  'Break it in' Horses (1975)