Style Voyeur’s Guide to Life

Cheap Thrills, Noise & Haunts for Material girls and boys.

NB: Not everything included is Perth Specific or cheap per se ūüôā

If you know of anything that you think deserves to be added here or have any questions Рplease comment! Comment anyway yo as this is my personal opinion Рtell me yours!!



Joy Division

Beastie Boys

Ben Folds

The Raveonettes




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 РUmbrella (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)





Another Magazine



Tank Girl  (Thank you Ave Tiberius)

Ghost World

Don’t Tell Mum The Babysitter’s Dead

The Witches of Eastwick

Empire Records


The Matrix

American Psycho

Lost in Translation

Pulp Fiction & all Tarantino/ Rodriguez Films

Cry Baby


Styling and Fashion Movies

Pret a Porter – Directed by Robert Altman, 1994 – Unrealistic but some definite moments of style and fun.

Cover Girl РDirected by Charles Vidor, 1944 РStarring 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 РDirected by Franc Roddam, 1979 РA nostalgic look at the Mod scene in 1964

Annie Hall – Directed by Woody Allen, 1977 – Had an influence on styling of the time.

Golddiggers РDirected by Mervyn Le Roy, 1933 РA must see for lovers of style and inspirational for photographic imagery.


Futuristic Films

Blade Runner РDirected by Ridley Scott, 1982 РWonderful Styling (apparently the Directors Cut is the best).



Irvine Welsh

Bret Easton-Ellis

Imogen Edward-Jones

William Gibson

Edgar Allen Poe

Anne Rice

George Orwell



Fashion Babylon (a must read for aspiring designers)

He’s Not That Into You

The Rules of Attraction




One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest


Styling Books

Stylist (the best Coffee Table book ever!)

Mastering Fashion Styling РJo Dingemans (Palgrave Master Series) РI 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!)

Fashion Website


Up-and-Coming Perth Photographer


Online Shopping


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 Р575 Wellington St, Perth

Spokey Dokes –¬†¬†Shop 14, Williams Lane, 189 William St, Northbridge



Zomp Shoes – 47 King St, Perth

Olive РShop 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


Alternative Clothing

Red Stripe Clothing Р8 Р10 Roe St, Perth

Burlesque Baby Р567 Wellington St, Perth

Mame Clothing Р575 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)


Op Shops

All the best are on Albany Hwy in Victoria Park and East Vic Park

(notable mention: Nelson Haven, Albany Hwy, Vic Park)


Hair Salon

Be Ba Beau – 455 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley (08) 9328 2888



Ailyn’s Skin and Beauty Centre – 318, Barker Rd, Subiaco (08) 9388 1463


Brazilian Wax

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¬†ūüôā


Magazines and Books & Coffee Table Books

Borders – 625 – 635 Hay St, Perth


Free Mags

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 Рavailable anywhere sensible


Fashion Markets

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)


Coffee Shops

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 Р 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.


High Tea

The Perth Mint Р310 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) РThey only do it on week days.

Leaf Tea Merchants Р29 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.

Opening Hours:

Mon – Fri: 7:30am – 5pm

Thursday Night: 6pm – 11pm

Saturday: 8:00am – 3:30pm


Cheap Alcohol

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


Cheap Food

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 РCnr 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 –

Devilles Pad

The Hula Bula Bar  Рfind them if you can!


Sunday Sesh’s

Little Creatures – 40 Mews Rd, Fremantle

The Flying Scotsman – 639 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley


Short Breaks

Yallingup and Dunsbrough, WA – Stay @ Empire Spa Retreat – Caves Rd, Yallingup


Art Gallery

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¬†ūüôā 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”


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