Friday, August 31, 2012


Spent the last hour drawing concentric circles on a pair of $8 shoes from target. I documented the project on Instagram, and a lot of my followers seemed to like it, so I thought I would share it here on Unknown Pleasures!

It's a pretty simple process..

You will need:
White sand shoes/sneakers
A pattern you wish to use or you can recreate my concentric circles

The How To:

1. Begin with drawing a few concentric circles on the outer edges. Make sure they're medium size. If you do them too small then you will find it too tedious and too hard to leave a gap between lines...But if you do them too big the effect you are going for just won't be right

2.Once you've done a few on the outer edges you can begin to fill in the spaces with concentric circles. There is no "right way", but I would suggest you alternate the direction of each concentric circle each time you draw. I also think a mixture between 3 to 4 lines looks best (any more takes up too much room).

3.Continue the pattern until all canvas is covered. It will take sometime, but the pattern doesn't need to be "perfect". Be patient, you actually find that the end product no matter if you manage to screw it up will look rad, as there isn't any real focal point!

Good Luck!!

Have an amazing weekend beauties, Ally oxox

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Hide Behind

And there's no one else
That knows me
Like you do
What I've done
You've done too
The walls I
Hide behind
You walk through
You just walk through

Sportsgirl tee, Rider Shorts, The West Shirt

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Photo Diary - Angourie

Some of my favourite photos from our weekend away. So many more to sift through. I hope you enjoy looking through them as much as we have. The town we stayed in in called Angourie - North Coast of New South Wales. The house we rented our was the raddest cottage and it was super close to the beach. I really hope we can stay there again, especially now it holds such an amazing memory. WOOOO, fun times!

Happy, Happy Tuesday! XX

Wearing Photo Three: Paperheart Tee and Shorts

Wearing Photo Four: Sportsgirl Tee, Vans and Levis shorts

Wearing Photo Eight: Paperheart denim shirt and horse shorts

Photos taken by me on a Canon 5D Mark ii and a couple from my iphone using Hipstermatic

Monday, August 27, 2012

Big News

If you follow me on IG, then this blog post comes as no surprise to you. But for those of you who don't...This one's for you and for me, as this blog is a diary of my life, and I have no doubt I'll be wanting to look back at this post.


I haven't been able to stop smiling since Saturday night when my now fiancé, Jonathan, proposed to me. I even woke up at 6am this morning, like a kid on Christmas morning, because I am so over the moon/ hypo / hypo / hypo. Jonathan is so cute and has been in the same mood as well.

I've got a lot of photos and stories to share, but for now, here is a pic of me and my engagement ring. It's off to get re-sized - I have ridiculously small fingers, and it has to be sent away as it had to be re-sized by SIX sizes. My ring is a vintage/antique ring - It's my "placeholder ring". We will be designing a ring together!!! How exciting is that? I am really looking forward to such a wonderful experience. What an awesome experience to share together. I'll be wearing this baby til we finalise ideas etc!

Did I mention I am SO HAPPY. Oh My Gosh

I can't believe I now have legit reasons to look at wedding blogs, wedding dresses, hair styles etc...Even though the wedding will be a while off, it's so bloody exciting to think about!!

Lots of love all around, Ally xoxo

Wearing: Paperheart Cross Tee and Paperheart shorts

Friday, August 24, 2012

Packing Post - Weekend Away

It's mine and Jonathan's FIVE YEAR ANNIVERSARY tomorrow! Amazing right? Still feels like we only just met, but at the same time it's like we've know each other for years because we're the best of friends. I'll spare you all the lovey dovey crap, because It's personal and something you wouldn't find interesting to read anyway!

We're heading away for for a few days and I'm sure if you follow me on IG (allymaycarey) you'll get countless updates over the weekend! And I am taking my Diana so i'll do a photo update later on. Where we are staying is SO AMAZING!!!

Have a great weekend. Oh My God, I am beyond excited

Ally XX

This is just a little look in to a few things I have thought of to take with me: Bared Boots c/o Bared, Stylestalker sheer blouse c/o Stylestalker, WKB tee + WKB denim shirt, Vans - similar here, House of Harlow Chelsea Sunnies, Dancing at Dusk Clutch c/o D.A.D, Diana camera similar here, Nude heels - similar here

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Dare to Daydream

I took these photos of Liss (Daydream Lily) a few weeks ago on afternoon. I make a great stand in photographer boyfriend... To see all of the pics, visit Liss' blog

How cute is her Medowlark ring? You can buy it here


Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Just a small peak in to NEW ARRIVAL at our online store:

So many pretty vintage pieces IN STORE NOW.



Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Consisted Of The Strange

And your past times
Consisted of the strange
And twisted and deranged
And I hate that little game you had called
Crying Lightning

Photos by me: Canon 5D Mark ii

Monday, August 20, 2012

The General Specific

How is it MONDAY already? The weekend went way too fast, seriously

Whinging aside, here are a few of my loves of late

1. Made by Nana Shorts + Lula Magazine
2. Bobbi Brown Lipstick in Desert Rose and Bobbi Brown Lipgloss Pink Opal + Burberry Body
3. Who Killed Bambi Cube Ring + House of Harlow Ring

Have an awesome week!

Ally XO

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

Press lately

Interview with Fairfax Media - It ran in a few papers in Sydney

She Magazine - What's in my wardrobe

Paradise Magazine August 18th 2012 (today)

A few places Who Killed Bambi has been seen lately!

Have an awesome weekend!



Friday, August 17, 2012

Splendour In The Grass Photo Diary

Okay so I just learned something...I have no self control when it comes to photo diary posts!! So apologies if the amount of photos left you scrolling for days.

As most of you'd know Liss from Daydream Lily and I were Guest Bloggers for Element Eden at Splendour this year. It was so amazing in every way possible. We had a ball!! So much to do, eat and see. It was truly an amazing time.

Now for the sad part of the story...I shot the entire time on 120 film...I sent it away to get developed and something went haywire. THE NEGS WERE BLANK. Can you imagine my devastation when I found this out today?! I have been waiting 2, nearly 3 weeks for my photos, and they tell me today there was nothing on the film. What's annoying is it was all wound on etc, so I'm not too sure what happened. They're giving me a refund, so I guess that counts for something? It's so upsetting cos the pics would have been so amazing. But I guess there is nothing I can do now.

These photos are from my iPhone. How lucky are we to have such amazing technology literally at our finger tips. If I didn't have a decent camera on my phone I would have been screwed. So, thank you Apple.

The Element Eden stall was so gorgeously decorated with flowers and a vintage theme. Pia (Element's superstar marketing girl) and the girls put in so much effort to get their stall looking so amazing. The little touches such as the free face painting and fuji instax postcard memories they were offering were such a hit!! So rad.

A big thank you to Pia and Element Eden for the great opportunity. You guys rock.

Check out Element Eden's Facebook for more pics and also Liss' blog (part one) and (part two) for some amazing photos she took on her film camera. Look at her lording her film photos over me. You win this time Liss. Haha.