Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival 2019

With VAMFF, the Virgin Australia Fashion Festival now over for the year in Melbourne, I am having massive withdrawals.

I am proud to be a long time friend of the Melbourne fashion festival, attending every year for the past 10 years. I have to say this was the best fashion festival Graeme Lewsey and the whole VAMFF team have put together. There was insightful industry seminars, retail events and ‘The Plaza’ at The Exhibition Building this year had it all from tapas and cocktails to incredible music acts with an electric atmosphere. I loved the Tommy Collins pop up in the centre of the plaza which featured incredible food and was pumping each night of the festival. Lets just say I may have had one too many champagnes there.

The Virgin Australia Palm Springs pop up featuring CJ Hendry’s iconic artwork was a great spot to take it all in and mingle, as well as the huge Priceline Beauty Bar where consumers could go and get makeup and hair touch ups.

The reason I love attending VAMFF is everything we lay our eyes on from the runways shows is also available to shop from the Shop The Runway pop up at The Plaza- it’s all about see it now and buy now.

I love people watching- and there is no better place than at VAMFF to check out some unique outfits – very inspirational.

I love supporting my favourite Australian designers at the festival so I have rounded up my outfits from the festival below- with links to shop them.

Until next year! I cannot wait to see what VAMFF has in store for us next.

Manning Cartell Bandeau and Pants, STAUD bag, Tony Bianco Heels

Dion Lee Jacket, Shorts and Bralette (coming soon), Louis Vuitton Bag, Christian Louboutin Shoes.

I loved attending Viktoria + Woods 15th anniversary in collaboration with VAMFF.

Viktoria + Woods Tunic Top + Pants , Valentino Bag

Photography: Katie Fergus, Dan Castano and Liz Sunshine.

Henleys Nursery x Liberty Interiors

I am excited to share the images from Henleys baby room. I shared the video (watch here) a few weeks ago, but here are those detail shots. I collaborated with the incredibly talented interior decorator Nicole Rosenberg from Libery Interiors 

I have always admired her interior styling, particularly her baby and children’s rooms are so beautiful and always unique. It was such a privilege to work with Nicole and see her vision and incredible ideas come to life.

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A little Saviour for new mums

New mum of two here. My time is very limited. I thought I had it tough with one baby, but now I understand why mums of two or more would say ‘ wait until you have two’ yep, I totally get it now!

I am so focused on my boys and juggling life with a newborn that it’s been super hard for me to find time to eat healthily during the day, I find squeezing in breakfast particularly difficult as the morning it is go go go. That’s why I have been loving using my new Vitamix Ascent– as it allows me to make healthy juices, smoothies and meals in a flash, which I can then enjoy once I have a free second. 

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Time to Recharge!

After a big few weeks with work and preparing for second bub, things have been hectic lately.… however, life does not stop nor slow down when you’re expecting. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Over the years I’ve become a lot smarter with my time management & multi-tasking. I think that perhaps the improvement is due to working with amazing people & focusing on the quality of products and services I invest in. A little research can go a long way in the world of hair & beauty.

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Spray Aus New Product Launch

I am so excited to share images from our event- as we officially launched our new Deep Dark Express Tan with Spray Aus. We have been working on this product for a while as we wanted to create a deeper, darker self-tan mousse to give you a rich bronze colour in just an hour!

As with all our other products, natural ingredients are at the core of our business so this new product is infused with plant and fruit oils (such as Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil and Kakadu Plum) to soothe the skin and is PEG and Paraben free- yep that means all you preggo mummas can use this product with no stress.

To give you a little of background (for those of you that don’t follow me on Instagram) Spray Aus is my company that I own it with three other business partners, Ellie Pearson, Emily McKay and Rebecca Judd.

We are all obsessed with that beautiful, tanned and glowy skin, but we don’t like the idea of sitting in the sun to get the result. Yes, I love getting a good dose of vitamin D, and I still enjoy laying in the sun, but there is just too much information out there now on the damage it causes to our skin. So, we are all about achieving that beautiful tanned skin the natural way.

We have worked hard to create a tanning solution that is all natural and organic but still gives you that beautiful deep brown glow- no orange tinge thanks!

After testing endless samples and re-formulating, we finally got the mix right and have the most perfect solution for you. We initially launched the professional tanning solution two years ago. This product is for all you beauty therapists that own salons or beauty studios.

We received so much positive feedback that we then decided to launch an at home product. As much as I love getting a professional spray tan, sometimes there is not enough hours in the day, so an at home product is what I need. I can then quickly whip it on at night, go to sleep- or leave it on for an hour minimum and wash it off.

Well, back to this new product launch. We always love to launch new products in style. We had a great party last November, HERE, HEREand HERE. when we launched our new Face Tanning Mist (and thanks for all the positive feedback, we are glad that you love that product as much as we do).

For this event we hosted a long table dinner experience ‘Dark Side’ in honour of our darkest self-tan at cool new event space The Substation in Newport. The food was out of this world- the menu was designed by The Atlantic’s executive chef Nick Mahlook.

For styling we turned to our amazing Creating Beautiful team. We worked with them on our last event in November last year and they also styled Aston’s first birthday so we know that they have their finger on the pulse for our events and the type of styling we like (head to the bottom of my post for the full supplier list).

We wanted rich colours, luxurious textures and subtle lighting to give our event a decadent feel. The look centred around beautiful black blooms, with each guest gifted a black rose on arrival. The dinner experience was given a dark romantic edge, with black layered settings and Italian crystalware and glam black chandeliers.

Love to all our amazing suppliers!

Styling: Creating Beautiful 

Photography: Karon Photography

Media Wall: Sketch & Etch Creative

Furniture: Harry The Hirer 

Chandeliers: Chandelier Hire 

Food: The Atlantic by Nick Mahlook

Cocktail Design: Nectar And Stone

Venue: The Substation