Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wardrobe v Pantry v Kuwaii

 Ooooh I do love Wardrobe v Pantry! If you haven't checked out this tumblr you really should...
they place a fashion image and food photo side by side... the similarities between the two are always amazing and beautiful! 
Their post today featured an outfit from Kuwaii's AW 13 collection next to a delicious looking cupcake...too cute!

Yesterday when I saw the photos of the new collection by Melbourne label Kuwaii, I instantly fell in love with pretty much all the pieces! 
Here are my favourites!

Check out the rest of the collection on their website or facebook! so wonderful :)

Sunday, January 27, 2013

ASOS shopping & a little rant :)

 This is my new dress from ASOS, it's pretty nice and it was cheap and I like it, 
but the whole process of shopping online at a big mega store troubles me slightly.......

I have bought things online from ASOS twice now, and sure it's easy and practical and cheap, but I'm not sure if that's a good thing... 
I'm not saying I want my shopping experiences to be difficult and expensive, but there should be a balance. 
From the comfort of my couch I browsed and bought 4 items of clothing, totaling about $80...sure everything was on sale, but shouldn't be this cheap.  Also, online shopping makes me think I haven't actually spent 'real' money... it's a nasty trick the brain plays when no cash or card is physically handed over.  I'm sure this afflicts folks other than me too!
Of the 4 things I bought, this dress is the only one I've got any regular wear out of, the others were just not quite right.  Sure, I could've sent them back for a refund, but this just seemed like a big ol' hassle! so I'm left with an already full wardrobe housing even more strays.
I don't buy clothing often, my closet wants for very why am I shopping like I need quantity over quality?

Soooooo....NEW PLAN! I'm going to buy new clothes more thoughtfully! 
In thinking of my favourite garments and accessories I've bought lately, they have all been locally made by Melbourne designers....
bought from my shop or other little boutiques.
Everything has been amazing quality, long lasting and completely unique in design...all with the added bonus of supporting local designers and shops! 
really it's a no brain-er, stupid computer tricking me into thinking I need  mass produced junk! 
who's with me?!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Chair Makeover

I've been quite getting into furniture re-refurbishment ever since fixing up these chairs for a customer.
This chair makeover was for the same lovely lady, who wanted her old chair fancyified by replacing
the boring ol' fabric with this fun cow print salvaged from a favourite skirt of hers.

Pretty cute huh?!
If you are in need of a chair-fixer-upper in Melbourne get in contact with me and perhaps I can help you out :)   0400 690 870

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Shoppin' in my Shop!

 Buying things from my own shop is the greatest!
Here i am with my much loved Only Midge satchel.  This is pretty much the best bag ever! it's amazingly designed, constructed and it's deceptively fits my big ol' purse, my big ol' camera and a whole lot of other junk I always carry around with me. also its yellow and cute!
 Good news for all you folks coveting my bag! they are now on super sale!! 40% off...wowzers
The small size (my one is small) is only $89.95 and the big ones are just $105.95
Come visit me at Heroes & Villains and pick one up! or if you are not in Melbourne you can check out the Only Midge website for online shoppin' 

This necklace is another one of my favourite things I have bought from my is by Treehorn Designs which is a local label that I absolutely love, I have 2 of these great wooden bead necklaces and 2 of their amazing wooden bangles....I stock a big range of Treehorn at Heroes & Villains if you are interested :)

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Harvest Fiesta!

A couple of weeks ago I went along to the Harvest Fiesta market at Harvest Workroom! It was so much fun!
For those of you unfamiliar with the Harvest workroom, it is an amazing screen printing studio in the heart of East Brunswick! they teach classes, host artists in residence and have their own in house label of screen printed locally made goods called Harvest Textiles
wowzers! here are a few snaps :)

 Monolog's amazing printed garments!! 
i love these so much, the two tops i own of hers are wonderful and worn constantly! 
I stock all of Monologs range in my shop Heroes & Villains

 Harvest Textiles range of goodies! so bright and fun!

 Emily Green necklaces!! my sister also picked up one of her beautiful painted silk scarves!

 Stample's wooden goodies!

 Sellers selling and buyers buying!

Also!! as if it wasn't fun enough, the Taco Truck was there! yum town :)

It was so great, if you get the chance you should go check out the harvest workroom and store!