The new collection is a disaster.

I just received some samples from my manufacturers in Bali and I am so disappointed.

7 out of 11 pieces are way too big, and 2 are too small. There are only 2 pieces that are correct.

I’m already late as it is, and now I’m going to be even later with my collection. 🙁 I am currently in Perth on a mini vacay, which I  chose to do over going to Bali because I thought my manufacturers had this sorted, but now I’m having trouble enjoying my time away because all I can think about is how I wasted my money on this holiday when I could have gone to Bali to handle this. I don’t know what to do. I’m feeling so discouraged that I honestly feel like skipping a winter collection altogether and just taking a very long break until September.

Maybe I just need to make some winter staples to tide me over until spring. My manufacturer got the most beautiful linen coat right, and a lovely shirt dress. I could totally work on those with a few other pieces.

The only problem is I wanted this new collection to  be very  “OG Seraphim”. I wanted it to be boho, with lots of amazing prints… and now I feel like I’m stuck on using black and grey… which is so Melbourne… but not necessarily where I want the company to go. I want the Melbourne structure mixed with the flowiness of Byron Bay. Is that too much to ask, Universe?

*sigh* I’m going to let myself moan for another day and then it’s back to the drawing board. I need to ovary up and sort this shit out.


Someone once told me that being bored was a choice. I was pretty offended when he told me that… because he made it sound like I was some idiot who never got off her arse for more than 5 minutes.

But I guess it’s true in most cases. But in my defense I would like to point out that, as I have mentioned in so many other bitch-sessions, there really isn’t much to do here if you can’t drive. And GRR. I’m not allowed to drive.

Damn the bloody damn traffic damn bloody damn.

Tina went on a date tonight. It’s her first proper date since she met her ex ex boyfriend over 5 years ago. Wow. Anyway, it was so cute seeing her get all excited and nervous and stuff. She showed me 2 pairs of black shoes that were practically identical and asked me which one I liked better… Why on EARTH have so many shoes that are the same color and type? That’s like having 7 bright red ferraris – each for a different day of the week.


April 28, 2003

Boy oh boy oh boy.

Got back from Lancelin yesterday morning. You wouldn’t believe how tired I was. It was so lovely up there though. I ended up having such a great time.

Everything sort of blew up on Friday night. I found out that Kat was going to bring her baby up to Lancelin and I wasn’t too happy because Sandy had decided to go with Les so I would have to be stuck with it. I’m not good with babies so I pretty fucking pissed about it. But when I told Sandy to come with me so that Kat and the baby could go with Les she kept making excuses until I found out that the real reason she didn’t want to come with me was because she wouldn’t have to pay me a measly 30 dollars to pay me back for the car. I still think she should pay me back since I rented it for my friends.

I was so mad. Friday night would have been a crappy night if Z and I hadn’t gone to see Jimeoin. I love that guy. He’s so adorable. It’s weird because the stuff he talks about isn’t that funny. But you just can’t help but laugh at the way he speaks.

I woke up at around 7am to pack for Lancelin. Then Z and I went to pick up the Commodore… but.. it wasn’t a Commodore.. it was a Ford Falcon! BOO HOO. But it’s ok.. it was still a fucking awesome car. No stick shift for 3 days!! Yeeha!

Kat came by at around 1pm…and it was so unbelievably good to see her again. 3 years of hardly any contact and then she’s here in Perth. She didn’t end up bringing her baby… THANK GOD! She wouldn’t have to walk around with Nakeesha clinging onto her all night.
We drove to Sandy’s house and I didn’t really talk much to her while we were waiting for Les and Suz to get there. And when they arrived, Lyndon and Sandy got in their car, and we were off.

The trip up there was really excellent. After living in cities all my life, I could so see myself living further out.

It was about 3:30pm by the time we got there. Suz missed the turn along the highway and we had to make a u-turn. As I was turning, a huge rigger was moving towards us…. we didn’t die though. 😉

The party ended up being fucking awesome. There were some old St Hilda’s girls there that I didn’t talk to but Belinda Gayley was there. I didn’t like her when I was at school, but she was really cool that night. She brought her boyfriend, Courtney, along and he was such a lovely guy – so friendly and fucking gorgeous. Damn her.

Sleeping in the car was fucking awful and I’m going to attempt to NEVER do that again unless I REALLY have to.
Posted by Jen at April 28, 2003 12:43 PM

My Commodore.

Well, today I am going to be picking up my Commodore. Ok so it’s not REALLY mine. I get to pretend it’s mine for 3 days though!

We’re going up to Lancelin this weekend. It’s Ruth’s birthday party tomorrow and we’re all driving up there to see her. It’s going to be crowded and loud.. and FULL of drunk people… *sigh* but we’re good friends so I shall go.

I’m getting a little annoyed with everyone because I seem to be the one that is trying to plan everything and I hate it when that happens. And now my plans are ruined….

The Plan:
Les and Suzanne are going up together in Suz’s car.
Sandy, Z and I would go up in the Commodore.

But then, Sandy invited Lyndon and his friend Judd, which means that poor Z may have to go with Suz! AND.. to make things worse… Katerina FINALLY called up to say that she was coming which means that she has to go with Suz too! I don’t even know if that’s OK with Suz! It’s not like I have a problem with Lyndon.. he’s a really awesome guy.. I just wanted everyone to be comfortable and everything and I don’t think it’s going to be like that now.

AND to make things even worse… Les doesn’t want to stay the night up there, which means that a bunch of people may have to go home early. And that’s not cool.


But hey… at least I’M ok. I HAVE A COMMODORE.

“She could be a real dog”

Well, I watched You’ve Got Mail tonight. Man, I love that film. Maybe it’s because I – unlike so many others – get internet relationships.

Anyway… Les and I were going to go on a bit of a Mraz stakeout (or search, rather) because Kat never got back to me, which I’m pretty pissed off about… Oh well.. can’t do anything about it now. Well, not with the help of Kat anyway.

So.. I’m bored.. and I have a headache… and I can’t be bothered really doing anything. Not the best combination if you ask me. Although I can definitely think of some worse combinations…

For example:
A KKK member in the middle of Harlem;
N in a pool of sharks;
Jen in a pool of Ns;
Orange Juice and milk;
Toothpaste and orange juice;
Jennifer Love Hewitt and John Mayer;
Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton.

Some good combinations:
Jen in a pool of John Mayers;
Jen in a pool of Jason Mrazes;
Jen in a pool;
Jen + a record deal;
Jen + touring the US.