Saturday, 24 November 2012

I'm putting Barbie in the corner...

To my lovely friends and followers,

I have some news for you all which will no doubt spark some mixed feelings. As you may have noticed, my blogging has greatly decreased, with the reason for this being that I am continuing in a new direction. I am pleased to announce that I am expanding my love of blogging to a brand new name and website. I will further introduce my new identity as, The Blonde Silhouette, a concept I feel captures my evolving personal style. Sadly I leave Professor Barbie behind and ask that those who have remained faithful to my career as a starting blogger, follow me on my new journey. My website is set to launch soon and I will post a final entry with the new site address. For now I would love to hear what you think about the official imagery for The Blonde Silhouette, and invite you all to like the official Facebook page, tweet me and stalk my instagram chanel @blondesilhouette. I look forward to seeing your beautiful faces very soon! 

Love Always,
Professor Barbie 

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Shine bright in your sequins!

While I should be preparing myself for a busy exam schedule, I couldn't help but show off the newest addition to my sequin collection, my Mika & Gala jacket. I had been eyeing this jacket off for weeks before the big purchase. Was it the fact that it reminded me initially of my musical idol, Michael Jackson? Or perhaps it channeled any early Carrie Bradshaw-esque ensemble? I'm not sure, but I can maintain that this funky twist on a classic black jacket could refresh an old faithful outfit. 

Enjoying company at the magnificent Cloudland....
Enjoy your wonderful weekend my lovely friends,
Hope to hear from you soon! Ps. until then, lets follow each other via instagram, follow me at @ashla4
Love Professor Barbie,

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Melbourne Cup: The ensemble guide

In the final dash to finding the perfect Melbourne Cup Racewear, remember these three things:

  1. Crown yourself a queen with a statement headpiece, fascinator makes a fashionista.
  2. Tread lightly...the grass...those heels, avoid girl overboard!
  3. Eyes to the sky and feel fabulous, embrace the princess that you are!
Reflecting on the key trends this season, I have compiled four looks that will have you deemed the on-field fashionista! Highlighting classic black with a modern nude twist, floral must haves, peachy pastel hues and a touch of neon pink. 

Black with a hint of nude...

Feminine and Floral

Peachy Keen

Tickled Pink

Who has fabulous Melbourne Cup plans this year? I would love to see some pictures and hear your stories! Link or email me at professorbarbie@gmail.com.

Professor Barbie

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Lily-Flame Luxury

I’m often asked as a blogger, what fuels my food for thought (aka the inner musings of a piece) and it is not generally something that an be defined in a simple explanation. Stimulation for me is derived from the ambience that surrounds me and today I am engaging in more than one of my 5 senses.  I am burning a combination of 3 amazing scents from the Lily-Flame England signature candle collection.

Today I’m creating Christmas come early as I burn Snow Fall, Mistletoe Kisses and Ho! Ho! Ho! While the three fragrances blend seamlessly together, igniting a sweet, captivating atmosphere, my choice of the three would have to be Snow Fall, which as its name suggests, emits a soft snowy smell. Teamed with the berry and deep wine scent of Ho! Ho! Ho! and the pine, grassy scent of Mistletoe Kisses, the balance of scents are perfect for the festive season.  

There is nothing more relaxing then watching a candle slowly burn and gather pooling wax, it is an aesthetically beautiful image.  What I simply love about the Lily-Flame collection is that each candle is presented with brightly coloured chunks of wax that are pressed into the set wax. When the candles burn, the textured pieces melt and their colours determine the final colour of the wax. A final note on the presentation of the candle, leads me to the pretty packaging. Each candle is lovingly hand dressed with a decorative and colourful label equipped with its unique name and charming tag line. Note the thoughtful little sentiments of the festive scents I am burning: Ho! Ho! Ho! The Finest Wines, The Deepest Snow; Snow Fall, Drifting Down Without a Sound and Mistletoe Kisses, A Little Festive Fun!

For a complete listing of the amazing Lily-Flame collection visit their website, instagram @iheartlilyflame and official Facebook page and keep your eyes peeled for future Lily-Flame postings on this space.

Love Professor Barbie

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Aztec Nails

Never in my life have I been mistaken as a girl with simple taste. As I often remind have to remind my father, "please, I'm a Hilton...not a Simpleton", my personal style reflects decadence, embellishment and perhaps at times, a little craziness. A clear example of exactly what I'm talking about can be seen in my newest nail art ventures. I am particularly loving the aztec theme that has been captured by my nail technician. Perfect with all the cobalt blue and tangerines that are the trend on tap this Summer!  
Let me know what you think fashionistas!
Love Barbie