tarantulatrash

JAMIE IS LEAVING TODAY

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, film, life, lomo, lomography, love, melbourne, photography, street fashion, vintage by tarantulatrash on June 14, 2010

Me, by Geoff, with my LC-A+. Taken at Red Tongue, Brunswick street, Fitzroy. Again, note the incredible hat.

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I am so excited, I have had to change my pants four times today already. I can also remember when there were 180 days to go, and retrospectively the time has flown.

Thank you for reading.

Posted in culture, fashion, life, street fashion, Uncategorized, vintage, writing by tarantulatrash on June 10, 2010

Hello. My name is Ash. I am 23 years old. I am a paediatric physiotherapist.  I like sweet potato. Today a man came and put new light bulbs in my house and they hurt my eyes. The hairdresser put a steam globe over my head and it made my eyelashes stick together. I have a new old hat and some sweet shoulderpads. Thank you for reading.

ADDITION: can someone bring me some lollies plz.

EXTRA ADDITION: it’s ok, I went and got some from the petrol station.

Sex pistols

Posted in culture, fashion, life, love, photography, vintage, writing by tarantulatrash on June 9, 2010

This is a photo of my mum and dad back before I existed. If you look carefully you can see that it says “Sex Pistols” on the wall behind them. This will always be my favourite photo. It sits in a frame in my lounge room.

6 days until I drive to pick up Jamie from the airport. Still not feeling real. He has some new photos up he took with his Diana Mini, you should go look!

I bought a pair of denim shorts off ebay, and they arrived with a free “versace” white vintage singlet. It was odd, but no complaints 🙂

Hello, Ebay dress I can’t financially justify

Posted in culture, fashion, indie, melbourne, street fashion, vintage by tarantulatrash on June 5, 2010

I shall wear the shit out of you.

(This is not me, it is the model in the picture. They have a blog, too)

Today will be excellent, we’re going to Savers (thrift superstore), Vegie Bar on Brunswick st for lunch, and lots of photo-ing armed with Box Brownies, a Smena and the good old LC-A+. I love Melbourne.

EDIT: APPARENTLY THEIR BLOG NO LONGER EXISTS.

Exhibition.

Posted in art, art melbourne, culture, life, lomo, lomography, photography, Uncategorized, vintage by tarantulatrash on May 15, 2010

I am having an exhibition in July 🙂  It is being held at a gorgeous vintage store/gallery space on Sturt street, Ballarat, Dear Prudence Vintage, and will run for a month.

I have a 2X2 metre white wall space,  a bench and if I need it, a 1X2 black piece of wall/board. The next couple of weeks are going to be spent scrapping idea after idea until I can appease my perfectionist self.

Power shoulders and velvet.

Posted in culture, fashion, indie, photography, street fashion, Uncategorized, vintage by tarantulatrash on April 30, 2010

Whilst my boyfriend blogs about art, politics and philosophy, I blog about shoulder embellishments and fake velvet and pull weird faces. Ironically, my webcam makes the embellishments and velvet near invisible, just leaving the ridiculous faces. Woe.

$4 embellished bolero from op shop, velvet Lisa Ho dress $40 ebay, velvetine dress $20 H&M, Jacket $7 from op shop (with velvet lapels you can’t see in the shitty webcam argh!)

Edinburgh.

Posted in art, culture, lomo, lomography, love, photography, Uncategorized, vintage by tarantulatrash on March 28, 2010

I’m currently in Tasmania, with my Dad, Stepmum and 3 siblings. I’ll be going into Hobart on adventures this week to find film and some sweet vintage clothing. In other news, I’ve decided to move to England within 18 months. Love>job.

Most of my outfits cost under $50.

Posted in culture, fashion, indie, street fashion, Uncategorized, vintage by tarantulatrash on March 26, 2010

I went through my wardrobe tonight, and realised that at least half of the contents cost less than $5. You’d think that would make me look like a hobo, but some of my favourite items are the cheapest. For example:

This entire outfit cost me $14.

(Blazer $4, Singlet $2, Tights $8)

This one, $16.

(Skirt worn as cape $1, Pashmina $5, Tights $8, Singlet $2)

And this one, $22.

(Singlet $2, Tights $8, Denim cutoffs $7, Black Cardigan with embellished shoulders (not that you can see those) $5)

ASH CAN HAS BARGAINS. I don’t think the excuse “i can’t afford good clothes” is valid. Please excuse the weird looks on my face, I’m not good at smiling 🙂

I want a typewriter.

Posted in art melbourne, craft, culture, melbourne, vintage, writing by tarantulatrash on March 23, 2010

Does anyone have a typewriter they want to get rid of or sell for cheap? I’m fair broke, and all the ones on ebay are going for up near $100. I could pick up from Ballarat, Geelong, Melbourne or Bendigo. It would have to be in working order, of course, and I don’t really want an electronic one. Thanks! Tell your friends! Tell your friends’ friends!

A walk with Oscar

Posted in art, culture, life, lomo, lomography, love, photography, Uncategorized, vintage by tarantulatrash on March 19, 2010

These are from my gorgeous english gentleman’s first ever roll from a Diana Mini, using Redscale film. They make me ridiculously excited about getting my own Diana… post from ebay takes too long!!! I love these photos. And his face.  Click this to see some of Jamie’s digital photography.

Obsession du jour

Posted in art, culture, fashion, photography, street fashion, vintage by tarantulatrash on March 18, 2010

There are countless fashion blogs around, but not many of them can keep my attention and make me continue to read them. In my opinion, a good blogger needs to share a little about them, and reveal a bit of their personality through their posts. One blog in particular has kept my interest for over a year. You should go look! Click the title and see Tamara’s blog at


She also has an ebay store, but if you’re a reader of her blog you can sometimes grab items before they go into the store. I just like looking at her photos!

Icecream and a lion cub’s shirt.

Posted in culture, fashion, indie, life, photography, Uncategorized by tarantulatrash on March 14, 2010

It’s Sunday afternoon, and my house is still a dump. However, that’s because I decided that instead of cleaning it, I would go and have an awesome weekend. I went down to Geelong on Saturday night with my best mate Bridie and got a little trashed at the Nash. An excellent band played called Revolver and Sun, I recommend checking them out. Today, a tad hungover and starving, we drove to Barwon Heads for food, icecream, beach and “The Nest”. Bridie stole a shirt off a particular lion cub, and decided it should go on an adventure.

The drive (shamefully, we listened to “Asha’s punk room mix” which was created in our emo/hardcore stage of 2006.) Oh, MCR. How we loved thee.

We swung by IGA (Independent Grocers of Australia). A photo seemed appropriate.

The shirt, in all its glory.

We then went to a cafe for food. At this stage I may have died if I didn’t consume something.

If you’re wondering why my glasses are wonky, it’s because one of my ears is at least 1cm lower than the other. No joke. I’m a freak.

This shit helps hangovers.

You’d do us.

The shirt got into the food.

Cookies and cream

Honeycomb

And fish!

At this point, Bridie decided to take the shirt off

And chill with it in the tree.

I was then in the tree for a while,

before Bridie kicked me out and got back in.

The water looks like sewage. This is a river, not the actual beach. My jeans got saturated. Don’t go to the beach in jeans.

We then went to The Nest, where I found myself some fellow Jim Morrison enthusiasts and witnessed homebrewing at it’s finest.

It was hot.

Bridie was branded.

GOOD WEEKEND.

Cheap Monday

Posted in art, culture, fashion, indie, lomo, lomography, photography, street fashion, venting, vintage by tarantulatrash on March 13, 2010

Cheap Monday. Lomo Smena Symbol. Dressing room courtesy of American Apparel, Jeans courtesy of Cheap Monday and  Daniel. He may have even taken this photo, I can’t really remember. So possible credit where credit is possibly due.

It’s a gorgeous day, and I’m ignoring the fact that my house is a dump and I’m going to the Ballarat Mill Markets to spend money on vintage clothing that I shouldn’t really be spending. I’ll clean the house tonight.

I’ve become obsessed with Etsy. Will post some favourite stores up later, but the sun is so shiny I can’t possibly stay inside. Today is going to be better than yesterday, which resulted in me coming to a few realisations about myself and ended in tears.

I’m really excited that after only a week, people are reading my blog! Thanks guys!

Is it possible to be in love with a pair of boots?

Posted in culture, fashion, indie, street fashion, vintage by tarantulatrash on March 11, 2010

I will not take these boots off this autumn/winter

Except to put these ones on

And my beloved coat, that I’m not sure Ballarat is quite ready for-

Of course, I probably couldn’t pull off the whole topless-under-the-faux-fur thing quite yet.

Bronx Boot, Scarpelli Cath Boot, Kate Moss for Topshop AW09

Scraglove and Babybee

Posted in culture, fashion, street fashion, vintage by tarantulatrash on March 9, 2010

My friend Nina has just started an Etsy store, Scraglove and Babybee. I’m under the understanding that there is a LOT to come in this store- She makes some cute original pieces, and will be selling some sweet vintage as well.

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