H-O-T Offer for the New Finanicial Year: Free Nellie and Me Wallet

Nellie and me, an up and coming, Australian accessories and footwear brand, are giving you the chance to not only be nice to your wallet this financial year… but get a free wallet!

Use the promotional code AJAY when you purchase through the online store
Turtle xox 

Kelly Smith is a Friend of Mine

Totally loving Kelly Smith‘s photo-based illustrations for Friend of Mine Summer ’10. After all, these illustrations have everything – fashion, fun and a New York state of mind.

Kelly Smith is renowned for her fashion inspired illustrations, works with an impressive client list, has had several exhibitions and been featured in many local and international fashion mags, including Vogue, Russh, Fallen, Yen and Shop Til You Drop.

I would so love to buy one of these illustrations and hang it on my wall. Or, better yet the whole series. I might have to too if Kelly Smith gets mad that I pilfered these images off her blog Birdy & Me (which is also amazing). Ok, I lie… I actually did ask permission first and Kelly said I could.

For those of you not yet familiar with Friend of Mine, the label was recently launched by designer, Teale Talbot. H
er sexy and confident collection, ‘Yesterday’s Tomorrow‘ has already taken the fashion world by storm, and even been featured in the October issue of US Nylon mag.

The collection was inspired by ’90s supermodels, surf culture and even a touch of sci-fi. It is highly wearable, super H-O-T and can easily be mixed and matched with your existing wardrobe.

Oh, and some of the Twitterati out there might remember me carrying on about a pair of boots I was trying to get my hands on awhile ago… you know, the ones I DID get. Well, they are the boots in the image with the umbrella cart. And, I’m pretty sure the model is also wearing my Karen Walker sunnies. I am sooooooo cool. Ok, ok, I did purchase them at Down Yonder who stock Friend of Mine. 😉

Turtle xox

Images created by the very talented Kelly Smith for Friend of Mine Summer ’10, using images/ inspiration from the ‘Yesterday’s Tomorrow’ look book shot by photographer, Emily Abay and modeled by Lucy.

Images sourced from Birdy & Me with permission from Kelly Smith
Words written by House of Turtle


Balmain Mania at The Outnet – One step closer

Balmain is simply too H-O-T for words. So, I insist you take five very deep breathes. Go on, do it now… ready for it… Balmain is on sale at The Outnet. I bet most of you fashionistas knew that already, but I simply had to show you my fave pieces from the sale.

HURRY – they’re bound to sell out fast! Or, if you’re like me and still can’t afford them – just stare and focus on the fact that you’re that little bit closer to being able to afford them (once you sell all your other clothes on ebay, get three jobs and remortgage the house).

Special thanks to fabulous crew at The Outnet. You guys rock.

Turtle xox


This Karen Walker jacket is almost too perfect!

Karen Walker – She’s Cracked Leatherette Jacket

This Karen Walker jacket is almost too perfect! It is effortlessly cool, simple yet functional and features crumpled faux leather, detailed sleeves and collar, and gold zips. Get it while you can!
Available online at MyCatwalk.com and Hokey Curator (if they have any left, last I heard the waiting list was full).

Turtle xox

Image from Karen Walker – She’s Cracked Collection

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Walk this way… to the Hokey Curator

Net-A-Porter End of Season sale now on

Robert Cavalli Fringed Leather Vest

Chloe Leather Calf High Boots

Stella McCartney Palm Pendant Necklace

Net-A-Porter’s End of Season sale is now on! Hurry stock moves fast. Designers include Chloe, Halston (Rachel Zoe’s fave fashion house), Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Jimmy Choo and more.

The black and white image above is the campaign Net-A-Porter sent out. The silhouette is super cool. I could almost print it, frame it and stick it on my wall! But that would only encourage me to shop more!
My top three picks from the sales collection are:
1. Robert Cavalli Fringed Leather Vest – super hot, super now (Sass and Bide are bringing out a fringed vest in their July collection)
2. Chloe Leather Calf High Boots – You can never have too many pairs of boots. These will suit all occasions. Team with a shirt dress, jumpsuit, or a pair of leggings and a big jumper.
3. Stella McCartney Palm Pendant Necklace – I’ve been watching this piece for some time now, it reminds me of summer, beaches and cocktails with umbrellas in them.

Happy shopping!

Turtle xox

Mimco Sale – Stay on trend this winter with these key pieces

The Material Girl is back this year with lace making a huge comeback
– keep it simple with these Lace Roxanne Earrings

Leather is never going out of style – keep your hands warm with these tailored Driving Gloves

Add a splash of colour to your outfit AND keep your neck warm with this Tassle Trim Scarf

Like lace, sequins are also making a comeback – why not go all out with this kitchy Sequin Beret

I love sales, particularly Mimco‘s sales. They always have great items that are perfect for staying in touch with the latest fashion trends, for a fraction of the price.

Above are some key pieces from their sale range that will keep you on trend this winter. These pieces are perfect for adding that special touch to your outfit without going overboard or breaking your piggy bank.

Mimco‘s sale is now available online… and starts in store tomorrow, 3 June. Have fun!

Turtle xox

I’m bursting with double rays of Harlow

House of Harlow 1960 has finally arrived! Miijo (my fave online shopping indulgence) are the exclusive stockist of Nicole Ritchie’s fabulous jewellery collection, named after daughter Harlow. Inspired by the bohemian, gypsy and flower power looks of the ’60s and ’70s, this fabulous range is made of gold-plated metals, leather, fabrics, chains and rivets, and is designed to be mixed and matched, stacked and layered. It mirrors Ritchie’s own unique style of soft and edgy – hard and soft. And, I’m loving it!

I placed my pre-order with Miijo months ago for the Double Sunburst Stations Necklace, and it finally arrived today (it probably wasn’t that long ago, but it really felt like it, considering they normally deliver pretty much the next day if it’s in stock). I put the necklace on immediately and flaunted it around the office. The guys were unimpressed and thinking I should get back to writing brochures, but I got many oohs and aahs from the girls. We all agreed that it truly completed my chosen outfit for the day – which consisted of a black dress, a cropped Fleur Wood lace vest, short tan boots, silver Metalicus tights, and lots of leather and gold jewelery. Success!

Check out the full House of Harlow range at Miijo… there’s funky cuffs, chunky rings, and some great stackable rings and bracelets. This is definitely a label worth watching… affordable too.

Turtle xox

Double Sunburst Stations Necklace

PS. Ok, here’s the truth. I already knew the necklace was arriving this morning. So, when I got dressed, I kind of had the necklace in mind… it didn’t all just ‘magically’ happen. Miijo send an email letting you know when your order is on its way. 😉

Furry Comforts and the fabulous Arthur Galan

Finally, it’s arrived… and in my hot little hands. AG‘s oh so luxe Fur Gilet is now in store. This limited release vest (or gilet as they call it) is super sexy, super glorious and hot, hot, hot!

I first spotted it in the March 2009 issue of Harpers Bazaar (page 152) and immediately added myself to be ‘first’ in line on the waiting list. I have since harassed the lovely Evelyn at the Melbourne Central AG store on a weekly basis to find out when it will be in. As fate would have it, Mr Galan himself delivered it to the store tonight whilst I was trying on another of their super sexy additions, the Military Leather Skirt. Mr Galan kindly showed me the best ways to wear this unique two-sided gilet, which is salt and pepper ‘fur’ on one side, and soft gunmetal grey ‘leather’ on the other (it’s actually 100% lambs wool). It looks great buttoned up and loose. Definitely an investment piece which will provide many years of great wearing and go with pretty much anything – day or night.

Meanwhile, it was not ALL about me. Mr Galan and the girls also looked after my fab friend Dot while she tried on numerous dresses and tops. What I also loved about tonight, was seeing the same passion his retail team have when they serve you in the man himself. Mr Galan really looked after us, as well as others in the store (including the guys – the Melbourne Central store now also stocks AG’s men’s line). It was quite a treat. He was genuinely interested in seeing how his clothes worked on different people, body shapes and styles. We had a ball. We also got to meet his lovely wife, Mimi (I do hope I spelt that right).

I truly believe I am the happiest little fashionista in the world at this particular moment. My only devastation is that it’s going to be 33 degrees tomorrow and I can’t wear my fur gilet immediately. Thank you Mr Galan, you are the best.

Turtle xox

PS. Mr Galan was in store as part of Melbourne Central’s Friday Nights of Fashion.