WEEKEND

Friday 25 April 2014

SHOPBOP + BORN FREE

An exclusive collaboration from Shopbop, Vogue, and 22 top designers. 100% of the profits from this women’s and children’s collection will go toward Born Free’s mission to end mother-to-child HIV transmission at birth.The M∙A∙C AIDS Fund will match all donations and the total purchase price of all products sold, up to $500,000.

Phoebe Philo at Celine, Miuccia Prada, Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Victoria Beckham, Vera Wang, Donatella Versace, Diane von Furstenburg, Isabel Marant, Gisele Bundchen and a zillion more influential designers who just happen to be mothers.

This weekend Im going to shop GUILTY FREE, join me….x


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THE ATLANTIC FAMILY :: PART ONE

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Photographer/Steve Baccon

Kim Wears//Caravana Montaecristo, Maison Martin Margiela, Belstaff, all from Island Luxe/Cap by Fallen Broken Street from Our Corner Store/Isabel Marant Boots from Net-A-Porter

Steven Wears all J.Crew

The boys are decked out in Abercrombie Kids / Sperry Top-Sider shoes / Almond surfboard tee / J.Crew / Mollusk Surf Shop chino’s / Beret M&S / Vintage denim Union Trade bag

Notable crafts are from Tom Wegener Surfboards

How we met The Atlantic Family

With a solid recommendation from a close friend we checked into the lush coastal estate the Atlantic Byron Bay looking for some R&R. As much of that as you can expect two months pregnant and with a one year old but nonetheless we were ambitious. Walking around the grounds amongst the water dragons and native birds we could hear kids skating on a ramp close by. Something clicked and Sam remembered hearing that Grandpa Russ’s best friend Skipper had built a ramp for his grandsons who lived in Byron Bay. A phone call or two later we were being welcomed as only Kim knows how into their home and later their lives. The property you might recognise from the world’s best travel and home magazines where it is regularly featured. What isn’t often shown is the family behind the Atlantic.  Kim and Steven with their three boys Noah 14, Hunter 13 and Arlo 9 are the heart and soul of the property. Their love for life, family, the ocean and all things creative is clearly evident everywhere you look. At the risk of sounding trippy it is an energy. Their good vibes can be felt at check in. For me it has become a sanctuary. A place to regroup, focus and be inspired. A creative shelter of sorts fuelled by Kim’s passion for life, adventure and creative spirit. Steven’s calming presence and wise words give me balance and the boy’s incredible kind heart’s and ridiculous talent’s make me smile and wonder. For my family it is a place of complete happiness. My children actually think that the Atlantic is another home and that the boys are their siblings. When we are with them Sam and I are motivated and inspired to be better parents. To dive into life and share the world with our children. To think a little differently, to teach, to share, to encourage all possibilities

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I want to say a big thank you to Deb, Des and the team for making us feel like family and not saying anything about the noise our children make at night. We love you guys.

Baccon, what can I say? Thank you for always going that extra mile and sharing your talent with the world x

PS Stay tuned for Part Two of The Atlantic Family

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A MAMAPAPA EASTER

Thursday 17 April 2014

Photographer/Kenyan Batterson

Bunnies/Liam and Ella Batterson :: Real Bunny/Pancake

All clothes and props from Mamapapa

This day was a full family collaborative affair. There was Kenyon, whom I completely forget is fifteen nearly 100% of the time, taking the photo’s. You might remember his work from a previous post, IN BETWEEN A GYP-ZINE. Creatively he is truly original which is very exciting to watch and be a part of but in general he is just Awesome with a capital A. His subjects for the day were Liam his brother and Ella is sister, not surprising two of his favourites. The cutest and the coolest bunnies in town both beautiful on the outside and in. Good sports and great company it was an illegal amount of fun playing dress ups with these two. Both children have an extraordinary sense of style which is no doubt a side effect from growing up with one of the most stylish women I know. Introducing Virgine. Owner of the incredible Mamapapa store and mother to Kenyon, Liam and Ella. I adore everything about her. Im always inspired by her originality and take on life. When I visit the shop it feels like Im dropping into a friends house. I literally set up camp on the floor and stay for way too long. Thank you Virgine for being so generous with your time, family and beautiful things. I felt very fortunate on this rainy Sunday drinking warm chai, eating hot cross buns and spending time with your beautiful family.

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FAMILY ALBUM

Tuesday 15 April 2014

Actress Joan Collins and her five year old daughter Tara at a dress rehearsal for a children’s matinee in London,  1968

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Mr & Mrs Bunny

Monday 14 April 2014

Quitokeeto, Lieschen Mueller, Garance Dore, Nicola Hill, Thekitchn, Feathers, Tim Walker, ahalife, Bunsbury’s Bees,

All images are linked where source could be found

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THE WARDROBE FILES

Thursday 10 April 2014

It’s the perfect time to do a Wardrobe File with winter creeping closer. I needed to do a wardrobe recky to see what was missing, what was winning and what wasn’t fitting.  One thing I did discover was that my daughter uses her winter boots as a storage system for, well, anything. Just lovely. This post is about a couple of fundamental tips that can carry a piece from one season to the next, only if your interested of course. xx

1//Antique indian skirt//Cardigan and stripe top from Our Corner Store//Zara sneakers

2//Country Road top under vintage peasant blouse//Tutu from Mamapapa//Stella McCartney boots

3//Stella McCartney knit//Smock and pantaloons from Mamapapa//Zara sneakers

4//Zara peacoat//Stripe top from Our Corner Store//Scarf from Kmart//Vintage skirt//Stella McCartney boots

5//Vintage Indian smock//Pants from Our Corner Store//Birkenstock sandals/Antique cuffs

6//Stella McCartney denim shirt//American Apparel overalls//Crown from Mamapapa//Belt vintage

1. This is isn’t for everybody but I tend to buy most of my children’s clothing at least two sizes bigger. This doesn’t work for everything but a great piece can look very different and equally amazing as your child grows. Having beautiful crafted garments for one season is soul destroying. I can justify investing in quality pieces like these if I can see them though through a year or two minimum.

2. Taking summer styles and layering for winter is a MUST. Getting milage across all seasons just makes sense. Also for the in between months were the weather changes as often as my sons nappies it’s great to be able to add and deduct.  KEEP TALKING

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