Sunday, August 29, 2010

Wear my heart on my...

So I had a good 5 hrs today to think about this blog, it was the slowest day at work, at my new job at sportsgirl! yep thats right if You have not heard! I hit up the big time graduating from David Jones hosiery to more resposinsiblities with in the fashion/retail sector and although I really love and always will love Sportsgirl, todays shift was the longest 5 hrs of my life!
Luckily I did not have to occupy myself with repacking hosiery (so long my delicately opaque friends), rather I was permitted to play with accessories: bangles bracelets, rings and earings!
There are some key pieces in sportsgirl this very moment if you dont mind me giving them a plug! Sportsgirl is bomhemian sheike, with a range of colourful leather strapping, plated chains, coins and symbolic pendants which look gorgous with the new maxis we have instore!
Not your cup of tea?
We also have (of course my favourite) Romantic vintage pieces heart pendants, pearls, lockets and vintage keys to go with floral dresses and crochet vest and lace tops love love love!!!

Anyways this accessories ecstasy that i was experiencing and yes im finally getting to the point is that i love bangles! Yep!Yep!Yep!
This new discovery has made me realise that i have negelected these precious pieces for many many years. The last time I ever got this excited about bangles was when I was 6 years old travelling up the coast on our annual holiday I fell asleep in the car and when I woke up I had a range of those indian inspired thin colourful bangles around my arm!My parents doing? I think not! It was Magic! Many years later their value has dwindled. They are one of the the first pieces I have chosen to dismiss in my outfits as an attempt to keep my outfit costs low!

But I have come to realise that these pieces are crucial to complimenting any outfit ! There is so much you can do with bangles and bracelets and im going to tell you the secret hidden with in these ordamental pieces!

The statement bangle/ bangles:
The amount of bangles that are acceptable to wear seems outrageous to me. It all seems to be about the clash and the more we can carry on our skinny wrists the better! The more colour pattern and textures the better! Such a statement can reveal ones creative, fun and flirty side.

The overstated bangle:
The size of some bandles today they seem to take up the entire arm. these beauties can dress up a plain one colour outfit and could be a key piece in directing ones eyes to the matchig pair of gorgeous statement shoes!
The minimal Bangle:
Maybe it s a pieces of leather strapping with a symbolic charm that takes your fancy and is symbolic to the memory/ special event shared between your closers friends? Maybe its a simple silver bangle given to you for your 21st or from your boy to remind you are loved!

The charm bracelet:
Of course we all love trinkets and keepsakes which remind you of the important people/times in you life why not wear them on your wrist!

Whatever takes your fancy, I encourage you to love these little darlings, take a new approach to your wardrobe mix it up and start with the accessories firsts have fun with them!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Emaly loves, Oc Design

Emaly Love Watermarks
Emaly Love business cards and packaging!

Again my heart finds joy in celebrating another creative talent! This may be the first, but it will not be the last you have heard of OC designs! The mastermind behind the next Emaly Love packaging is, Owen Cutbush,he is the guy who
knows his stuff when its comes to graphics, imagery and computers! Graphic artist and proclaimed photographer Owen is building a name for himself already! When we first met, I was just a girl obsessed in pretty dresses and he, a young boy dreaming of being a mechanic, he went on to pursue mechanics until he decided on a career change to graphics at the beginning of 2009 which he claims is the " best thing he has ever done" and obviously we cant agree more!

Studying graphic design at St George TAFE he has already achieved so much within the two years he has studied. He has been working on numerous projects and freelance work which have lead to achievements such as....
1st place in competition to design Central and Regional Student Excellence Awards 2010 program, invite and signage design.1st place in competition to design four window display adverts for the Ultimo Science Festival.
Commendation for packaging design in the Southern Cross Packaging Design Awards Australia
He has also been selected to be on the student council for St George TAFE and the AGDA (Australian Graphic Design Association) and much much more!

The thing that excites me is his joy, passion and motivation for what characterizes his talent, an attribute i envy and wish I had myself!
On completing his studies he wishes to hopefully find a job in a graphic design firm in the city and continue doing freelance work every now and then. In the end his real desires as stated by Owen himself is:
"Ill go where ever God leads Me" :-)

Here is a few of my favourite shots by Oc design.

This blog entry is a dedication and big Thank-you to his amazing efforts to take time out of his own busy schedule to help out my little label!
Be sure to check out his website for more amazing work!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Alice in rose red....

Another one of my experimental creations...
chopped changed and created something beautiful....
Please contact us via our facebook if u wish to purchase or know more about the red dress!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The beauty of the past....

My beautiful grandparents.

So my mind went wandering again the other day after an old man I served at work said:(and I quote)" When a pretty girl is at your service, you don't tell her she is beautiful, you say she be my wife"... I actually blushed and for a moment I ignored the fact that we were in the 21st century and he was an old balding grand-pappy! I began to imagine what the old days were like, the days before i were even in-existence(I know! Hard to believe such a day existed haha!)
In the days of my beautiful grandparents, inspired by their photos and time capsuled treasures,their stories and the occasional vintage film... make me wish to visit such a time as the glamorous 20s the flirty 30's and the fabulous 50's ..... Maybe i was born in the wrong time period or maybe I'm called to keep the beauty of the past alive....
Who knows but I hope you can treasure the past as much as i have...

Here are some beautiful vintage, inspired treasures i have gathered and are for sale prices as stated below...
enjoy xoxo

Brand new Granny floral clutch with gold trim!

Pink rose pendant necklace or broach

Pink and black lace dress size 10

Blue rose necklace with silver chain

Turquoise floral dress with shoulder ruffle

Pre-loved Granny floral purse
still in good condition

Floral granny purse with navy leather backing.

Yellow rose mirror ring