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Odes to the “ettes” – usherettes

Craig McLachlan is an unusual inspiration for usherettes, but he, and the series The Doctor Blake Mysteries, provided it last Friday night. The Crossing the Line episode featured the murder of a projectionist at The Rex cinema in Ballarat. But something was not quite right when Jean Beazley (aka Nadine Garner), Dr Lucien Blake’s housekeeper, | Read more…

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Odes to the “ettes” – suffragettes

Saturday 8th March, is International Women’s Day and there is no better day to pay special tribute to the suffragettes for the sacrifices they made to give women the vote, and their work towards creating an equal society which continues today. The Hipsterette would like to honour the “ettes” of the suffragette movement who thought | Read more…

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Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe

It’s Wednesday lunchtime and my attempt to swim is stymied by what seemed like hundreds of school children marching through the turnstiles at the pool – my best-laid plans will have to wait for another day! I decided to walk the long way back to the office and stumbled upon a treasure – called the | Read more…

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Meet Florence The Machine

Meet my new, and first ever, mix-master – made by Sunbeam and named after the iconic and legendary, Florence Broadhurst. She’s quite a stylish piece, don’t you think? Florence can now add “domestic goddess” to her already impressive curriculum vitae which lists an array of professions: painter, print-maker, sculptor, singer, actor, fashionista and socialite, designer | Read more…

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Hollywood Dogs – a black and white view of the Golden Age of Hollywood

Dog-lovers, movie buffs, photography enthusiasts, lovers of great style, and coffee table book aficionados will want to the add Hollywood Dogs to their collections – it’s a visual feast – 168 pages of striking, elegant and often amusing photographs of the actors and actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Age and their canine co-stars or much beloved | Read more…

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