Cheap Thrills, Noise & Haunts for Material girls and boys.
NB: Not everything included is Perth Specific or cheap per se 🙂
If you know of anything that you think deserves to be added here or have any questions – please comment! Comment anyway yo as this is my personal opinion – tell me yours!!
Opera Lucia di Lammermmor – il dolce suono
(Song from move The Fifth Element that the bizarre tentacle lady sings). Was featured during Alister Yiap’s couture jewellery collection showing – bravo!
Mango Pickle Down River – MIA & The Wilcannia Mob
Mechanical Bride – Umbrella (Rihanna Cover)
Every Rose Has it’s Thorn – Poison
R R Can Rescue The World – Electric Eel Shock
Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me – We Are The Pipettes
Dazed & Confused
i-D Magazine (Thank you Pageboy)
Tank Girl (Thank you Ave Tiberius)
Don’t Tell Mum The Babysitter’s Dead
The Witches of Eastwick
Lost in Translation
Pulp Fiction & all Tarantino/ Rodriguez Films
Styling and Fashion Movies
Pret a Porter – Directed by Robert Altman, 1994 – Unrealistic but some definite moments of style and fun.
Cover Girl – Directed by Charles Vidor, 1944 – Starring Rita Hayworth + Gene Kelly all about models, music and glamour
Unzipped – Directed by Douglas Keeve, 1994 – Behind – the – scenes documentary on Paris based designer Issac Mizrahi
Historical Style Movies
Quadrophenia – Directed by Franc Roddam, 1979 – A nostalgic look at the Mod scene in 1964
Annie Hall – Directed by Woody Allen, 1977 – Had an influence on styling of the time.
Golddiggers – Directed by Mervyn Le Roy, 1933 – A must see for lovers of style and inspirational for photographic imagery.
Blade Runner – Directed by Ridley Scott, 1982 – Wonderful Styling (apparently the Directors Cut is the best).
Edgar Allen Poe
Fashion Babylon (a must read for aspiring designers)
He’s Not That Into You
The Rules of Attraction
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
Stylist (the best Coffee Table book ever!)
Mastering Fashion Styling – Jo Dingemans (Palgrave Master Series) – I highly recommend this book to any aspiring Fashion Stylists. I got the only one at Borders, they will be able to order it in for you.
Decades of Fashion – The Hutton Getty Picture Collection
Terryworld – The legendary Terry Richardson (Tashen)
STM Magazine – Jonathon Canier’s Sunday Horoscopes are crazy good! ( It’s sad but I swear by them!)
Up-and-Coming Perth Photographer
Blogs (Other than Style Voyeur of course)
Le Specs from Billie & Rose – 672 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
Cite – Shop 1152 Westfield Carousel (for the cheapest Wayfares around you have to endure one of the scariest places in Perth, however it is right near the exit – Fast Eddy’s side)
The Sunglass Hut
Nick Nacks and Accessories
Pigeonhole – Shop 16, Bon Marche Arcade
Chic + Chic – 114 Barrack St, Perth (for the price you pay don’t expect anything to last long)
Tights & Leggings
Memory Lane – 768 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
Chic + Chic
Wasteland – King St, Perth
Dilettante – 575 Wellington St, Perth
Spokey Dokes – Shop 14, Williams Lane, 189 William St, Northbridge
Zomp Shoes – 47 King St, Perth
Olive – Shop 25 Plaza Arcade, 650 Hay St Perth (the cheapest place to reference current looks from the shows. One must have a very keen eye!)
Harry High Pants – 259 William St, Northbridge
La La Orange – 411 William St, Northbridge
Red Stripe Clothing – 8 – 10 Roe St, Perth
Burlesque Baby – 567 Wellington St, Perth
Mame Clothing – 575 Wellington St, Perth (pretty full-on but the odd cute item and last time I checked they had a great skinny black tie with a gold skull on it)
All the best are on Albany Hwy in Victoria Park and East Vic Park
(notable mention: Nelson Haven, Albany Hwy, Vic Park)
Be Ba Beau – 455 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley (08) 9328 2888
Ailyn’s Skin and Beauty Centre – 318, Barker Rd, Subiaco (08) 9388 1463
Bare – 456 William St, Northbridge (08) 9328 8966
MAC at David Jones –> Stay Tuned for Style Voyeur’s interview with MAC Make-up artist Erin on the latest trends off the runway for Spring/Summer 2008/2009.
Bobbi Brown – David Jones, Perth City
Red Stripe Clothing – for black and dark blue lipstick 🙂
Magazines and Books & Coffee Table Books
Borders – 625 – 635 Hay St, Perth
Grok – Curtin University Student Mag from The Scotto, all Uni’s, The Moon + Planet
Attitude – I get mine from Method Clothing in Mt Lawley – 557 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
Drum + XPress of course – available anywhere sensible
The Magic Market – Every second Sunday of the month – Williams Lane, Northbridge
Kyoung Kim’s market – outside the Art Gallery of Western Australia on Saturdays
Discount CD Store – 18A Murray St, Carrilon City, Perth (can’t remember the exact name but it kicks JB’s ass, however you will still need to keep JB on your radar as the stock is rather limited)
Cafe Zekka – 74 King St, Perth
Tiger Tiger Coffee Bar – Shop 4, 329 Murray St, Perth
Boucla – 349 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco
Blue Duck Cafe – 151 Marine Parade, Cottesloe
Witch’s Cauldron – 89 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco
The Subiaco Hotel
The Moon – 323 William St, Northbridge
Panchos – 885 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park
Pizza Bella Roma – 14 South Tce, Fremantle
Balthazar – The Esplanade, Perth – Last I heard was they don’t advertise so if you hear about it you are lucky. This is by far the chicest of the restaurant list (if not the best restaurant in Perth) and it is in a league of its own. I just hope the next time I go the waiter doesn’t ask if I want to doggy bag my left over truffles.
The Perth Mint – 310 Hay St, East Perth (08) 9421 7222 (it will go through to the main number so first ask to speak to the restaurant and then book) – They only do it on week days.
Leaf Tea Merchants – 29 Napoleon St, Cottesloe or 60 Walcott St, Mt Lawley. Only on certain days. They even do a Gluten Free High Tea (upon request) It is to die for!!
C Restuarant – Level 33, 44 St Georges Tce Perth (Between Barrack St & London Court). Again only on certain days. Personally the view and movement makes me quesy, plus I am kind of scared of heights, although after a while (and a few glasses of french champagne) you get used to it. The wierdest thing I found was looking out the window and remembering the view only to look back a moment later and find it is completely different. (Basically you are reminded you are 33 stories high and spinning every few minutes) eek!
Thursday Night is Soup Night
Boucla (349 Rokeby Rd, Subiaco) does a Soup Night on Thursdays that is BYO and has four different types of soups on offer. It gets super busy, packed full of Perth hipsters so the best times to go are either 6:15pm or 7:45pm.
Mon – Fri: 7:30am – 5pm
Thursday Night: 6pm – 11pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 3:30pm
I don’t actually do this (as I hate nothing more than Hans Cafe – In my view it is the McDonalds of Asian food), however my friends swear by a quick trip to Hans in Leederville for the cheapest vodka, tonic around – before a big night out.
Hans Cafe – 140 Oxford St, Leederville
Mr Samurai – 83 Barrack St, Perth (I go here when I am seeking inspiration. Years ago I was one of the only Caucasian’s who knew about it and it was (still kind of is) like getting a glimpse into another world). For some reason as soon as I step into this place it feels like I could be in any country on earth. There is a good vibe and most of the food is gluten free.
Butcher & Seafood
Boatshed Fresh Market – 40 Jarred St, Cottesloe
Fruit & Veg
Farmer Jacks – Cnr Bagot & Rokeby Rd, Subiaco
Swansea St Markets – 176 Swansea, East Victoria Park
Any of the Beaufort St stalls in Mt Lawley (Orchids from the ones closest to Soto Cafe are the best)
Fuche Bar – 418 Murray St, Perth – Very good cocktails on a balmy summer night.
The Bakery – Only open when something is on – www.artrage.com.au/bakery
The Hula Bula Bar – find them if you can!
Little Creatures – 40 Mews Rd, Fremantle
The Flying Scotsman – 639 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
Yallingup and Dunsbrough, WA – Stay @ Empire Spa Retreat – Caves Rd, Yallingup
Purist Gallery – Blue Orchid Court, Yallingup, W.A.
This is my Dad and Step Mum’s Art Gallery. It is actually really chic. My step mother’s art is very individual and the colours she uses are contemporary, tasteful and bold. The jewellery and objects are designed by my father who is a talented and stylish designer. People from all over the world come to Yallingup to see the gallery which was established in 2002. It has a retro feel and a cute coffee shop where you can grab a coffee or snack in between perusing the works available. The building (which is actually a big shed) was designed and built by my dad (who is also an architect).
Don’t get me wrong, it does seem slightly bias, however I would never put it up if it wasn’t worth a look – I’m actually not that nice, especially if being (un) chic is the price 🙂 Haha that rhymed, how vulgar!
Below are a selection of Art Gallery website links provided by my dear friend Senor Solipsist.
His List of: “Art Galleries I haven’t been to and Artists I haven’t met”