Monday, August 18, 2014


So in the past 6 months or so I've started listening to whole albums again. I swear for the longest time the airwaves, social media screens and platforms have been bombarded with an endless stream of mind numbingly disgustingly catchy 'hits'. Don't get me wrong, I'm no music snob but man..... I'm pretty sure 'music' hit rock bottom and just decided to dig a grave and die there.

So the whole maybe I'll listen to an album started mid last year during report writing time. Spotify suggested Emeli Sande's Our Version of Events and I listened. I loved that the album represented a body of work. A collection of ideas and emotions and some insight into our life and times. It offered more than a catchy 'yeah yeah yeah' hook and I gobbled that shit up.

Then came The weekend's Trilogy album on Spotify and I guess my ears started to open up to the idea that there is-in-fact real albums out there. Albums that represent ideas and experiences from the artists whom are making the music. There was something heavier than the manufactured hits on offer. Sam Smith's EP (not a whole album but a collection none the less) was rotated heavily and I continued to be delighted in whole servings of Aaradhna, Childish Gambino & Haim. Over and over I listened to these albums as they helped me write reports, pack up my house and drive hundreds of kilometres interstate.

So I thought I'd share my favourite albums on heavy rotation. Some are old and some are new but all of them are tasty. Please....if you've heard of an album that's so good you just have to repeat it, then please tell. I've got my musical appetite back and in the words of Anthony Bourdain I'm hungry for more.

Emeli Sande / Sam Smith / Aaradhna / Haim
Quadron / Lily Allen / Ed Sheeran / La Roux

Like I said, I love the whole albums but if you're not into getting/listening to the whole set then get:

  1. Emeli Sande- My kind of love / Read all about it Pt. 3
  2. Sam Smith- Nirvana / Latch
  3. Aaradhna- Wake up / Back of my mind
  4. Haim- If I could change your mind / Days are gone
  5. Quadron- LFT / Seasalt
  6. Lily Allen- Our time / Hard out here
  7. Ed Sheeran- Thinking out loud / I see fire
  8. La Roux- Kiss and not tell / Sexotheque 

Big love,

Falala Mele

Saturday, August 9, 2014


Frida vibes for the Mexican Fiesta party with my sissy CJ. 

So I spent last night hanging out with my home crew celebrating the birthdays of two amazing women. Both are working extremely hard towards establishing their careers (one will lead in managing a substantial women's health organisation and the other will soon graduate with a degree in medicine).

Even though the weekdays are jam packed with meetings, study, deadlines and pressure; the weekends usually consists of an opposite agenda. We catch up. Talk shit. Eat, drink, sing and dance. These moments are special because I'm always away from home so I'm usually looking at these photos from some other state. In another 40 days I'll be jetting off to another country to live for a while so I'm consciously trying to be around and connect with as many friends as possible.

 I'm thankful for these people and I'm fully aware that these moments are special and should not be taken for granted. It's special when you have friends that make you both proud and happy.   Happy birthday my beautiful sisters. Continue to strive and make those changes for your community.
The birthday girls is full fiesta-swing!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

bucket hat

 90's obsession continues. I think this is my sisters work hat but I picked it up for the day. I love how hats and over sized glasses seem to give me a little edge when I leave the house. Just ran out and about op shopping where I picked up the most amazing haul of 80's earrings. YUSSSS! All still in their old packets and only 20 cents each >.< I'l probs wear a pair on the weekend so expect pics soon.

Top SUPRE Leggings KMART Shoes TARGET Glasses Big W Belt CITY CHIC

Sunday, August 3, 2014


Tartan Throw  THRIFTED / Tie-dye Top KMART / Leggings KMART / Boots RIVERS / Glasses EQUIP

107. That's the name of my favourite lipstick. It is a staple and life saver. I just slip it on with a lick of mascara and I'm ready to go. I've had the colour for well over a year now and I'm surprised I haven't needed a replacement. I'm a fan of matte colours because they have better staying power throughout the day. 107 is apart of the Rimmel Kate Moss range and from the quick google search (I was checking if it had another name) I would assume that it is the most popular in the range.  Priceline have them on sale now for $10 HERE

I also had a chance to wear my new boots today. I took my Dad out to buy some new clothes the other week and he picked up the boots that I wanted. I needed something sturdy and comfortable when walking through the streets on London, and something to withstand the rain and cold. I didn't want to pay $80 so I took a chance at holding out until the sale came. I walked back into Rivers and picked them up for $20. #WINNING

I've also been busy trying to sort out my UK visa as well as find a place to live (any advice or hookups would be appreciated because I'm starting to freak out!) and I've felt the real urge to start hunting through all my favourite opshops to stock up on warm clothes for London. Last week I found this adorable tartan throw over. It's warm and just feels so comfortable and it's feeding my current obsession with the 90's aesthetic.

Also picked up this oversized tie-dyed top from Kmart that I will no doubt live in during the summer.

Pretty casual and comfy but that seems to be my regular lately. What's new with you?

Big love,

Falala Mele.