The Dressmaker Costumer Exhibition, currently on display at Barwon Park Mansion until March, has some serious style eye candy!
Something about opp shops inspires me. It’s just really that je ne sais pas moment … I can’t put my finger on it but then again I’m writing a blog and currently my fingers are to keyboard so maybe I can… Is it the 'people-watching'? Today, as I looked through the racks – methodically, with … Continue reading Why Opp Shops Inspire Me
Thrift shopping is like looking for buried treasure. The deeper you look, the more treasure you find. By treasure, I mean pieces that are unique, rare and beloved. And, probably, at bargain prices too! The world today is saturated with television, social media and trends, which after a while can all look the same. We … Continue reading Thrift Shopping Tips
Recently published with The Home Journal - I recently had the pleasure of interviewing local creative Fiona Pringle from Hook and Eye! For homewares designer Fiona Pringle from Hook and Eye, travel has been more than just travel. It’s been a source for ideas – a seemingly endless supply of rich, exotic inspiration – that trickles through to … Continue reading Handcrafted Homewares – Hook and Eye Melbourne
I'm at the Decor + Design Show and waiting in line to hear Victoria Redshaw, international trend forecaster, speak and someone pushes in front of me. Actually quite a few people do. A group of people casually wedge next to the person in front of me, pretending like the stranger is their friend.They chuckle. Behind … Continue reading Trend Forecasting: the Science
She is: eclectic, unexpected: not fearing colour. Bold enough to make a statement. Gifted at piecing unexpected finds together. Wrapped in history but making history too through preference for colour, feather, vintage and seemingly scattered yet thoughtful collections. Timeless, intriguing and artistic. These would be fair descriptions if 'boho' was indeed a person, a lady … Continue reading Boho, Still Beautiful
International colour company Pantone have given a shade of purple called Radiant Orchid their vote as the colour of 2014. Yet, love for this royal colour came thousands of years ago. Historically speaking, purple has been the colour of royalty, favoured by Roman Emperors and the like. About 3500 years ago, citizens from the ancient … Continue reading Purple: A Royal Colour
It started when I was but 19 years old and about to go on a trip to Europe. I needed a new handbag, something very durable but also fashionable which could be worn for 5 weeks straight and look good with everything. I fossicked through the handbag “bin” – an honest appraisal of how the … Continue reading That First Moment – Opp Shops and I