Friday, October 29


Let me introduce Bee. She is 25, nutty, cat obsessed, and a genius with scissors.

Stepping into Bee’s salon, Peggy Sues, was a very different hair experience for me. Walking through Last Chance Studios then through a kitchen and up a winding staircase (careful not to step on the sleeping kitty!) makes you feel as though you are visiting a friend, not a hairdresser which is always a good thing! Once seated and robed Bee and I have a chat about what I want and within 5 minuets of talking we both come to a decision... Mermaid hair*. Otherwise known as hair with lots of layers, swish and length, mermaid hair is something I have always longed for and Bee is just as excited as I am about achieving it.

She gets straight into the washing and cutting, (no messing around here) and a short while later I am a very happy lady with pretty mermaid hair. We decided not to redo my balayage as once the layers were cut in, the colour popped out any ways. This saved me from wrecking my hair with more dye and also saved my pennies! Bee even gave me a quick lesson on how to style my new do at home. Very nice.

If you are after a salon that is comfortable, kitsch, friendly and fun then Peggy Sues Is for you.
If you prefer mood music, cups of tea and white walls then look elsewhere. Bee was previously employed with Circles Subiaco and she charges extremely low prices for the level of expertise offered. For a full price list head here or here.

*Mermaid hair is a purely made up hair term. Or perhaps it is a new technical term? meh.
April Rose


Wednesday, October 27


I'm hoping to do a shoot with a look similar to this soon and for inspiration i have turned to some of my Sixties inspired pictures that i have saved in my makeup folder. Massive heavy lashes, slicked back hair and short dresses are the key. Most of these pictures are from Google but the amazing picture of Twiggie putting on her iconic makeup is from here.

April Rose

Tuesday, October 26

Snip Snip

S and i have been re watching Friends. This is probably the 5th time i have watched the whole series and his millionth. Whenever i tune in i always fall in love with Jennifer Aniston’s amazing hair. For me her hair ranks up there with Zoe Foster, Alexa Chung and Zooey Deschanel. Of course when she had that manky phase of super long extensions i wasn't a fan, but Rachel Green in Season Four? It doesn’t get any better than that.

The reason for all this hair perving is because I'm visiting Peggy Sues this Thursday for a cut. Peggy Sues is relatively new to Perth and was reviewed by Six Thousand this year, and has also been talked up in the Vogue Forums. The space is run by the delightful Bee, and i have heard nothing but great things about her salon. She recently cut S’s hair for only 20 bucks and he loved it. Wish me luck,ill show you all the end result this Friday!

April Rose

Monday, October 25

Dove Grey.

Saturday night after eating Lasagna, my friends and I went out to the Bird for a few drinks. I wanted to feel casual and comfortable as the Bird is quite small so I wore my go to outfit, an American Apparel raglan and black heels. I own two if these tops and I will be getting some more, they really are a staple in my wardrobe and I even get use out of them in summer.

This blue Essie polish strangely goes with most of my outfits, probably because everything I wear is either grey or black. I was in Sussans on the weekend and I picked up two casual summer dresses, in grey and black... I can’t help myself!

April Rose


Mmmm lasagna is one of my favorite foods. I usually make vegetarian lasagna but this weekend I whipped up a mince one for my friends. Here is a quick break down on what I put in my lasagna.
  • Sliced Eggplant and Zucchini which i cure for about an hour
  • Diced carrot/onion/garlic mixed with Italian herbs and tomatoes.
  • Home made Béchamel sauce with a pinch of nutmeg
  • Ricotta and one egg mixed together (this is my "secret" ingredient)

Please let me know if you would like the recipe and i will email it to you!
April Rose


Thursday, October 21

Star Jump For Joy.

Here are a few of my work and play outfits from this week. I don’t own many pairs of jeans but the ones I do own are super duper comfy… almost in a motherly way! I found these at GAP and they are perfect as they graze my ankle, something I usually have to have professionally done as I am very small in stature. My lipstick is Revlon Colour Burst in Coral.

The crazy wedges are a gift to me from Girl Friday who found them in a second hand store.
I wore them to work with my felt green skirt which is also second hand and a black T- shirt with studs on the shoulders. I included a picture of my hair whacking me in the face as this is how it behaves most of the time!! When it is natural this is how curly it gets… its bigger in real life too.

Lastly this is Mushy, telling me he is hungry and wants cuddles. Probably at the same time.

April Rose

Wednesday, October 20


A few things that are floating my boat at the moment.

I received some of the final shots from my shoot with Haylie and Joel, this one is my favourite. I wish i could cuddle lambies all day long!

S and I purchased Laneway tickets this morning. Im looking forward to Les savy Fav, who apparently do insane live shows. The front man takes his clothes off and makes out with people in the crowd. YAY! I am also beyond excited for Foals; does any one remember the Skins episode which they played on? So good. I love their earlier sound from the Antidotes album, displaying the bands amazing Math Rock skilllllzzzz. The second album, Total Life Forever cemented my love and it has since grown. Dreamy sigh. Yeasayer just make me smile lots.

Are you going?

April Rose

Monday, October 18

Ring around the Roses.

On Sunday I had the wonderful opportunity of creating the makeup for Little Gracie’s Autumn Winter Look Book. Joining S and I  for the day was stylist extraordinaire Hannah McGrath, her lovely boyfriend and photographer Cameron Etchells, our stunning model Pamika Reynolds, and the designer for Little Gracie, Ebony Harding.

We trekked out to Araluen Botanical gardens for the day and created some wonderful looks. As the look book has not been released yet I cannot show you the clothing, but I can give you a sneak peek into the preparation of the day and the makeup that I created and the hair I assisted with. I hope you like!

April Rose

Saturday, October 16

Fashion Fights Breast Cancer.

 Little Gracie, jungle fever, amazingly cute girls and chanel cupcakes.

When you live in a small city like Perth it can be very easy to be dragged down amongst the small town haters that seem to frequent most bars, clubs and events. You know, those people that insist the show you are watching is sub par or the club you are at is "just not as good as the one in Melbourne". 

Since starting this blog i have had the opportunity to explore alot more of Perth than i usually would and i can see that there is so much going on here, if you just look. Last night  was a perfect example of this. We had the chance to view  upcoming Western Australian labels, mingle with the designers and have a few drinks with some amazingly well dressed women. I felt proud to be in Perth and smugly thought... Suck on it haters.

April Rose. 

Thursday, October 14

onwards and upwards

Hello there! I'm on the mend, and to celebrate S and I are attending Fashion Fights Breast Cancer, a fashion event presenting fifteen of WAs best emerging and current designers. It’s the first chance I've had in a while to dress up and take some pretty snaps, so I'm looking forward to it!
Meanwhile my article for Wellness WA is up and ready for you all to read. Wellness WA is a Mecca of information tailored for Western Australian women, perfect if you are looking for a certain day spay or hair salon in your area. Enjoy!

April Rose


Monday, October 11

Rain Rain Go Away.

Woe is me! We were rained out on Sunday so the shoot for Little Gracie has been postponed to next weekend. Even though I couldn’t do the makeup i still had a play around with the mulberry coloured lipstick i picked up from Rimmel. It’s a great shade (Bordeaux) and it has a good lasting power, I definitely recommend!

I have been battling a virus for the last week which has made me incredibly lethargic, I haven’t been able to leave the house and putting together and outfit is a struggle. As I hadn’t ventured outside in four days (I literally popped out to get food and some makeup, that’s it!) S decided that I should get some air, so we went down to our local beach and took some pictures of the sun set. During one of my outings I wore my black Sass and Bide rats and S’s Caliber shirt, its long and black, exactly the mood I was in!

Regular posting will ensue once I am fighting fit again. Oh and before I forget, the Westfield Insider finalists were announced today, I was disappointed to see no one from WA made it through, but good luck to those who were picked!

April Rose

Saturday, October 9

Maid Marian

S thinks i look like Maid Marian in this dress. I tried to style it with my favourite sandals and belt so it didn't look so.... medieval. The dress and belt are second hand, my shoes are from Barneys, NY and my lipstick is MAC Russian Red. Now I'm off to going shopping for tomorrows shoot!  Have a great weekend every one.

April Rose

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