Wed Girl

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I know what you’re thinking…nautical themed weddings, is she serious? Okay, I agree that the tack factor can be off the charts when it comes to themed weddings but if it’s done right, nautical can be extremely chic and a whole lot of fun. Think beautiful yachts cruising through deep blue oceans, champagne and canapés, sunshine and cool breezes….it’s a destination wedding with a difference! Ditch the coastal, driftwood elements and opt for modern preppy details. Throw in a touch of gold, add a personalised monogram and keep the look clean and crisp.

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1. Learn The Ropes Bracelet  2. Vail Dress  3. Christian Louboutin Pumps  4. Invitation Suite
5. YSL Cosmetics  6. Highliner Clover  7. Chandon Brut  8. Learn The Ropes Bracelet Red
9. Skinny Mini Rope Bangle  10. Know The Ropes IDIOM Bangle
11. Learn The Ropes Bracelet Navy  12. Navy Stripe Metro Watch  13. Wooden Bunting
14. Eau De Prep Tommy Girl  15. Bow Belt  16. Nautical Cake  17. Yacht Wedding
18. Skinny Mini Rope Studs  19. Stud Bow Stripe iPhone Case  20. Fair Maiden Bee
21. Merry Mariner One Piece  22. Get Out Of Town Bon Shopper  23. Arianna Sunglasses
24. If I Had A Boat Print

A xx

Material Girl

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Can you believe Christmas is only three weeks away? Of course that means one of my favorite nights of the year kicks off in less than four weeks from now – New Years Eve.

I do love this time of the year, when champagne toasts are happening all around and glitter, sequins and sparkle are worn without apology and in abundance.

One of my favorite trends of this year would have to be the rose gold trend. From interior design and home decor, to fashion and cosmetics, in 2013 the design world fell hard for this blushing shade of metal…..myself included!

It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for sparkle and nobody does it better than the glitter queen herself, Kate Spade New York. The Rose Gold Collection is the perfect choice for an irresistibly cute ensemble this New Years Eve.

Ladies, prepare to fall in love….. The Gilded Rose – Starring Kate Spade New York  ♥

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1. Krysta Heels  2. Della Dress  3. Clink Clink Necklace  4. Michael Kors Gold  5. Glitter Bug Lacey  6. Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque  7. Make Me Blush Bangle  8. On The Dot Bangle
9. Et Cetera Bangle  10. Rose Gold Cobble  11. Stop And Smell The Roses Pendant
12. Lip And Cheek Stain

A xx

Artsy Girl

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It was the warm, vivid colors that first caught my eye…. Artist, Ieva Baklane’s work transports you to a faraway place where the days are long and the sun is always shining. Ocean breezes, barefoot walks in the sand, Ieva’s art whispers promises of adventure, fun and fills you with a sense of freedom.

Inspired by light and bright countries such as Italy, Spain, Mexico, and the USA, Ieva’s abstract works offer the observer a kaleidoscope of colors and geometric shapes. Warm light and wide open spaces combine with modernist architecture and classic scenes of summer…you can almost smell the salt water in the air and see the palm trees swaying in the breeze.

This piece titled, “Endless Summer” is my favorite from the collection. The sunset hues have me dreaming of long lazy days lounging by the pool.

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So it’s fair to say that I’ve become a little obsessed with Ieva’s work. “Endless Summer” was the piece that started it all but since then, many others have found their way on to my ever-growing wish list….like these ones pictured below. I think any one of them would look spectacular as a standalone piece but imagine them hung together as part of a gallery wall against a crisp white backdrop….pretty amazing, right?

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Ieva’s paintings can be found in many private collections around the world and it’s easy to see why. With loyal patrons in Latvia, Germany, Sweden, Russia, Italy, U.K., Australia, New Zealand, U.S.A., Canada, Hong Kong, Poland and France, Ieva’s work is in strong demand across the globe.

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Ieva’s art is showcased on the incredible website, Saatchi Online. If you’ve never heard of Saatchi (really?!? where have you been?!?) you must go and check it out, it’s my go-to site for original and unique pieces that you won’t find anywhere else. Ieva is one of the many artists represented by Saatchi who not only sell their originals but also offer prints of their work making this an incredibly affordable and convenient method to buy art online.

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The structured lines and geometric shapes combined with the playful use of bright colour…..What can I say? I’m in love ♥ ♥ ♥

To see more of Ieva’s brilliant portfolio (or to start dropping some serious Christmas gift hints!), head over to her online gallery.

A xx

Wed Girl

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Paolo Sebastian’s stunning AW 2014 couture collection has just been unveiled with the finale piece being a showstopping one million dollar gown. A collaboration between Shiels Jeweller, Toby Bensimon and Fashion Designer, Paul Vasileff (of Paolo Sebastian)

Australia’s first million dollar diamond dress is encrusted with the ultimate embellishment – 1000 yellow, white and cognac diamonds, weighing more than 300 carats. Featuring 12m lace, 70m French tulle and 20m silk organza, the lavish gown took six months to create (with four jewellers taking two weeks to set the precious stones!)

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Sleeved lace ball gown encrusted with a million dollars worth of diamonds and 3D flower petal detail

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Paul Vasileff burst onto the Australian fashion scene with his elaborate, elegant and ethereal couture collections in 2007. Reminiscent of early 1950’s styles imported silks, French lace and beaded embellishments typify a Paolo Sebastian gown inspiring a new vision of timeless elegance.

Paul brings an imaginative and theatrical flair to design, always with a unique twist and an emphasis on elegance and luxurious quality. His signature style has become highly sought-after amongst Australian brides and the most stylish fashionista’s with Paolo Sebastian one of a kind designs often being spied on the red carpet, in glossy magazines and even network television shows.

Bringing personality and creativity to each design, Paul and his team take the time to learn your story, your vision and then create a gown that is incredibly beautiful and uniquely you.

The stunning Paolo Sebastian Autumn Winter 2014 collection………….

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Signature petal skirt with plunging lace sleeved bodice

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Panelled lace fishtail gown with crystal embellishment

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French tulle ball gown with crystal lace applique

HG PS 2014 4French tulle winged gown with lace embellishment

HG PS 2014 9French tulle fishtail gown with embroidered vine detailing and wing sleeve

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Bands of beaded lace anchoring pleated tulle below a knotted halter neck

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Boatneck cocktail dress with French tulle ballerina skirt and crystal embellishment

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Lace party dress with embellished collar detail

Romantic…..ethereal…..divine. I *heart* Paul so much, if there were a Paolo Sebastian Fan Club, I would be the club president ♥

See the full collection here.

A xx

Decor Girl

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Color Crush – Copper + Mint.

I can’t get enough of shiny copper paired with pastel mint hues. Throw in some design classics like the String Pocket Shelf and the Kubus 4 Candleholder and you have a delicious color scheme that will have your neighbours mint green with envy…….

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1. Copper Pendant  2. Eikon Lamp  3. Ora Wall Clock  4. September Chair  5. Block Trolley
6. Kubus 4 Candleholder  7. String Pocket  8. Smed Stool  9. Tapas Coffee Cup
10. Lup Candleholder  11. Tapas Breakfast Bowl  12. Tapas Bread Plate
13. Etch Shade Candleholder  14. Glaze Vessel  15. Scamp Table

A xx

Decor Girl

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{1. Koushi Lamp  2. Cumulus Pendant  3. Z1 Black Lamp}

Oversized pendant lights, made from the softest cotton and muslin, suspended in the air like light and fluffy clouds. It’s designs like the Koushi, the Cumulus and the Z1 (pictured above) that have been occupying my thoughts and to be quite honest, a little too much of my head space lately. It’s fair to say that I’m slightly obsessed…..I have a crush and his name is Z1……..

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My personal favorite, the beautiful Z1 Lamp by Ay Illuminate features a bamboo frame and delicate hand-woven cotton. Yes…..I think it’s L.O.V.E  ❤

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The dreamy Koushi Suspension Lamp by Mark Eden Schooley, handmade from steel, wire and cotton. Available in two different sizes, 45x60cm. and 75x120cm.

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Designed by the brilliant design team at Enoki in South Australia, the Cumulus Pendant has me dreaming of soft, fluffy clouds floating in the sky. Available in three sizes (460/660/860mm diameter) and eleven different colours, there’s a pendant to suit every decor and style.

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Here’s something new, it’s called the Pacman Pendant from Melbourne duo Pierre and Charlotte. The Pacman is crafted from 100% cotton over a white metal frame. Look closely to see the walnut timber “Pacman” detail to hold the cable in place. The Pacman can be used as a pendant lamp or a table lamp (see images above) Clever, practical design + stunning good looks, I think it’s a winner. Available through Richmond Lighting in Victoria.

A xx

Wed Girl

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There are certain color combinations that can be defined by the one simple word, “lovely”; blush and gray is one of them.

With this dreamy pairing, blush, a stereotypically feminine color, is balanced out by a more masculine gray. Add a dash of tulle and ruffles, and you have the most beautiful color palette for a classic and elegant wedding…..soft, sweet and oh so romantic ♥

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A xx

Artsy Girl

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Utterly obsessed with this weeks art crush, Kara Lunzer of GeometricInk.

Kara, who works out of her home studio in Cabot, Arkansas, combines soft watercolors with sharp geometrical forms which are simple yet modern. Clean lines, in monochromatic shades of gray, Kara’s original watercolors are perfect for the minimalist home and are surprisingly affordable.

I’m a huge fan of Kara’s work (yup, I’ve already mentally placed and hung each piece within our home!) but this series titled “Cutting Diamonds” has utterly and completely stolen my heart ♥

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Be  sure to visit the GeometricInk Etsy shop and send Kara some love!

A xx

Decor Girl

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I’m a sucker for a simple, monochromatic colour palette and yesterday I shared some of my favorite blankets in the most perfect neutral tones. And as much as I love minimalist interiors, there’s something about a bright pop of neon that really makes my heart sing.

For all of the color obsessed out there, these are for you….. Get Cozy in Color ♥

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1. Plaid Throw  2. Peruvian Blanket  3. Plaid Throw  4. Plus 9 Throw 5. Check It Out Throw
6. Ish 02 Blanket  7. Plus 9 Throw  8. Merino Wool Throw  9. Check It Out Throw

A xx

Decor Girl

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Winter, it’s my most favorite time of the year but lately I’ve found myself throwing on an extra layer, pulling on a scarf and looking for extra blankets. I’m not usually one to feel the cold but it gets very chilly up here in the Adelaide Hills and our lack of heating is starting to become more and more apparent. Thankfully, the Hubster doubles as a pretty efficient heat source (why are his feet always so warm when mine feel like ice blocks?) but I think I’m going to need an extra blanket or two to get through winter without resorting to thermal underwear and a Snuggy.

As always I’ve come prepared with a pre-approved list of Winter Warmers that have me dreaming of open fires and a big glass of red wine. Get Cozy ♥

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1. Cross Blanket  2. Henrika Throw  3. Eivor Throw  4. Blah Blah Throw  5. Avalon Throw
6. Vincent Blanket  7. Glamper Blanket  8. Karin Blanket  9. Kehra Throw

A xx

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