Someone who reads my blog asked me if I could send him some photos of my house. He told me he was expecting it to look as stylish as vogue magazine, given what I wear and how I dress.
I wished I lived in something as stylish as those in vogue magazine.
Of course, I could fake a few by posting photographs from one of the professionally styled high end properties I have access to working in real estate (and claim it as my house), because as you know for any style influencer the lifestyle those meticulously curated photos on Instagram conjure are often as far fetched as it can be from reality.
But you know what, I think I am going to be honest.
It is after all 2021. Fake is so passé, and authenticity is in.
Yes I love fashion.
And yes I spend money on good clothes and I dress well.
But when it comes to the place I live in it is nothing high end really, and to be honest it is very very ordinary with very basic and at times mismatched finishing (for example: carpets in some areas of laminate wood floors in others, some rooms recently repainted and others retain older style wood panelling). It is not that I do not want to live in something like looks like a show house out of Vogue magazine, but the reality is that I am not a billionaire’s wife nor a heiress and Australia is a very expensive country and the quality of what you get for the same price you pay in other countries compared to here in Australia is that what you get in Australia is grossly inferior.
The kitchen is probably the nicest part of the house as we had it renovated (renovation cost was $45,000 – and as you can see the compared to quality of what you get for the same price you pay in other countries here in Australia what you get is grossly inferior). My kitchen is looks as per some of the old photos I posted –
This one of the kitchen is brighter.
And yes I am wearing Karen Millen dresses on both photos.
I am too embarrassed to show the kitchen’s current state today as it is a complete mess with boxes of cereal, 3 minute noodles, tinned food etc covering most of the previously empty and neat benchtop (during the COVID-19 outbreak supermarket shelves in Australia were empty, and with Western Australia fond of declaring snap ‘lock-downs’ even with ONE case of COVID-19, I had little choice but to turn to the unhealthy habit of hoarding food – hence most of the previously empty and neat benchtop is now taken up by boxes of food).
And to be honest it’s not just the kitchen that is a mess. The dining table tonight:
And on the other corner of the lounge room taken tonight this has been there for days:
You probably have also already seen one of my bathrooms… this one I keep it meticulously clean as I hate peeing in a dirty toilet and bathing in a dirty bathroom.
One of the bedrooms (taken with me sitting on the bed…)
The other (larger) bedroom with a larger built in wardrobe that I keep most of my current dresses – this looks nicer as we had the panelling removed from the wall and then the bare wall repainted recently – just to make it look more contemporary as panelling can give a dated look to the room.
I hope I didn’t disappoint any of you – but as you know for any style influencer the lifestyle those meticulously curated photos on Instagram conjure are often as far fetched as it can be from reality. For me, at least, I am choosing not to lie. It is after all 2021. Fake is so passé, and authenticity is in. Your turn – show me how does your house look like?