Sunday, 27 April 2014

Op Shopping

Today we went on an op shopping adventure!! We challenged ourselves to find a complete outfit for under $30 and this is what we came up with:

Loan opted for a girly look finding a short beige Asos dress, vintage clutch and cute wedges.
Ivy chose a preppy-punk style with an oversized jumper, over a white collared shirt, black shorts and thigh high socks and boots.

You can definitely see the difference in each of our styles, especially when we are searching through a mountain of clothes. This shopping adventure was certainly a challenge searching through all the clothes. What would you come up with?

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Worth-the-Splurge Items

Ok so everyone every now and then treats themselves, however not great for the bank account. My weakness is clothing or accessories. My most recently items have definitely been “worth the splurge Items” One of this things I love about these items were they all came to my doorstep without me stepping into a physical store. Online Shopping – True Love!!

Everything I brought I found on instagram. So here are my goodies.

The Horse Watch - I love the simplicity of this watch and the colour of the band was something different. All their watches are classic beautiful colours, styles and they are also unisex. Great for gifts!! You know that feel when you really want something nothing stands in your way. Well that’s how I felt with this watch. We stood the test of time because I have to wait more than a month because I could only pre-order it as they were sold out. But worth the wait.

By Charlotte Necklace – So I have wanted to find a necklace which I could wear everyday but was different. A came across these cute necklaces which the Sabo skirt co-owners wear and use a lot in their fashion shoots. The detail on the necklaces are gorgeous. My hardest choice was picking between the rose gold, gold or silver. In the end gold stood out more. The necklace I got is called Lotus moonlight short gold necklace. 

Gooseberry Intimates - Demi Shine Bra- I have been wanting to buy from Gooseberry Intimates for a while. They are a beautiful French lingerie label. If you’re a lace lover, their pieces are for you. They have classic colours such white, black and grey. They also stunning coloured pieces. The quality of their products are amazing, feels like you are not wearing anything J 

So there is my recent purchase items which were without a doubt worth the splurge!!


Loan xx

Monday, 14 April 2014

Breast Cancer Care WA's Long Table Lunch and #nomakeupselfie

A few weeks ago we put up our no make-up selfies on our personal social media pages and jumped on the viral trend to increase awareness and donations towards cancer. Little did we know the uproar it would cause in the days following. "I fail to see how this self-indulgent crap serves to heighten cancer awareness" and "this is a chance for girls to promote themselves" are only a couple of negative comments that has flooded our newsfeed. Meanwhile, no one batts an eyelid and question the intentions of our moustached counterparts during November. While I disagree with women shaming out other women for trying to support a worthy cause, I realise everyone is entitled to their own opinion. The Cancer council received over $47,000 in donations in 5 days of the #nomakeupselfie hitting Australia's virtual shores. Not to mention the £8m in 6 days that was raised in the UK attributed to these “self-indulgent” selfies. In our opinion If it raises awareness and funds towards an amazing cause then we will stand by it 110% 

From a negative experience to a positive, we were honoured to be invited to Breast Cancer Care WA's Long Table Lunch 2014 . An excuse to get dolled up, eat scrumptious food, share a few drinks with great company and support an amazing charity.
As we walked into the seated area we are greeted with Helen Reddy's “I am woman” blaring throughout Claremont showgrounds and a buzz amongst the crowd that felt as though we were there for something special.  At each course we were met with a delicious ensemble prepared by some of Perth’s top chefs; Stephen Clarke – Clarkes of North Beach, Scott Brannigan – Balthazar and Bread in Common and Dan Masters – Rockpool Bar & Grill. But the most special moment was when Debbie Gibbins, Lisa Tobin-Renel and Roxy Malek,  breast cancer fighters, were introduced to the crowd. Each woman shared her journey and explained how Breast Cancer Care WA has helped them overcome some of the toughest moments of their lives. Breast Care WA offers mental support through individual and group counselling sessions, physical support offering breast nurses for post treatment care and financial support from grocery shopping through to mortgage or rent payments. I am proud to see over 750 people attend this special event and participate in the donations contributed to this amazing organisation, I am proud of the 3 special guest to share their inspirational story and I am proud of  women supporting each other for such a worthy cause.
As a child of a cancer causality I have witnessed firsthand where donated funds are being used and how important fundraisers such as Long Table Lunch and marketing campaigns like #nomakeupselfies is to cancer patients and research. We're not trying to be "brave" by not wearing make-up, but rather understand the power of a viral marketing campaign. We choose to fight with the masses for a cure rather than fight against a social media trend. If it contributes to helping a family buy a little more time with their loved one then we will jump on every campaign,  social media trend and fundraiser bandwagon that we possibly can and stand proud against every criticism, hate and negativity the virtual world has to offer.


Ivy & Loan xx

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Alexandra Redmond and Novella-Ria

Alexandra Redmond  is a Sydney Based jewellery designer. All the pieces are handmade and she describes her jewellery as statement and eclectic pieces. We adored the colour and detail of the pieces. She has a a instagram and on online shop, take a look a her gorgeous jewellery.

Ivy Wears
Loita Bracelets
Top: Topshop
Skirt: Tobi 

Loan Wears 
Evie Necklace 
Dress: Peppermayo
Shoes: Shoe Show

Novella –Ria

Novella-Ria is a local Perth designer. We stumbled across them at Perth UpMarket and instantly fell in love with their unique and gypsy pieces. They have a online shop coming soon. However you can see some unique pieces on instagram @novellaria and they are also on Facebook.