Welcome to Part Two of my Ferngully-esque escape into the Mt Coot-Tha Botanical Gardens!
I’m again wearing some beautiful pieces from Chip The Teacup, and I have to tell you… I’m dying for Summer to roll around again so I can sparkle all over the sea-side!
This high-waisted two pieces has a little gold sparkle through it, so up close it really catches your eye and it definitely puts a smile on my dial 😀
I often struggle to find swimsuits that I feel comfortable in and can really feel fabulous in… this one fits the bill better than I could have dreamed! Appropriate lady lump support plus fully lined & padded in the bust, and a flattering bottoms cut that isn’t going to give you a saggy nanna behind. Sorry Nannas. 😛
I paired my togs with a sheer midi length tulle skirt from Black Milk Clothing. All the links to these products can be found at the bottom of this post!
Pom Pom Hairband: Chip The Teacup
Two piece swimsuit: Chip The Teacup
Skirt: Black Milk Clothing
Photography by Michael Mamo
P.S. Although I may receive some items as gifts from my local fairy friends, I never endorse anything that I don’t truly adore!
I’m concluding this three part post with an 80’s inspired cutesy look that found me rocking some tie-dye shorts and a crazy fun knotted tee!
We traipsed about finding somewhere to shoot, and happened upon the best fence ever! We also found this love heart scratched into the path along the way.
I felt like I was playing the role of a “cool mom” in this outfit 😉
Sunglasses & top: available instore @ Ra Ra Superstar
90s Pom Pom Hair Bobbles: here @ Ra Ra Superstar online
Bubblegum Fun High Waisted Shorts: now on SALE here
Thank you for following me along on my adventure! Please continue to support local, sustainable fashion. Kathy & her team at Ra Ra Superstar are super creative, lovely people – visit them and find out!
*this three part post is unsponsored 🙂
Happy Friday lovers!
Welcome to part two of my post featuring Ra Ra Superstar 🙂
Once I was kitted out in my next outfit, we explored a little further and found a quiet backstreet to take some snaps.
Another of my favourites of the day, this boxy crop is a perfect weekend piece you can mix and match with your wardrobe.
Here I am wearing a super bright vintage swimsuit, and a vintage denim skirt that caught my eye immediately with it’s adorable pocket bow details. I’m loving the washed out bleached colour – it’s perfect for summer denim.
You can shop these one-off pieces & accessories in store at Ra Ra Superstar 🙂
What’s your favourite piece so far?
Last weekend I had the immense pleasure of visiting Ra Ra Superstar again to check out some delightful new gear!
I couldn’t help but smile as I walked down the cutesy pink pathway exploding with colour, lined with racks upon racks of clothing – this feels like home!
My first outfit started with a satin flowing crop top that made me feel like a fairy queen! We paired it with a sparkly squishy fishy necklace (it was love at first sight!) and a flirty tie die skirt.
Keep on scrolling and explore the back alleys of beautiful Paddington with me as I frolic about in adorable frocks 😛
Shop this look!
Float Away Boho Top: here @ Ra Ra Superstar
Berry Blast Circle Skirt: here @ Ra Ra Superstar
Tickle Tackle Necklace: here @ Ra Ra Superstar
Flowers For Days Headband: here @ Ra Ra Superstar
So much fun! More looks to come… stay tuned 😉
There’s something about the eye of a camera lens that can instantly cause discomfort. In many cases it’s simply just an awkwardness, or a self-conscious reaction. I know this is certainly true in my case!
When I was a bit younger, if a camera were to point my way I would shrink back, my hands would fly up in front of my face, and I would protest; “no no! I look gross!”. This is a pretty standard teenage reaction. It takes a long time (if not a lifetime) to gain that confidence, and ease with simply being who you are.
I was nineteen years old when I won a photo shoot with Millyjane Photography. I had never done anything like this before, nor had I ever thought about it. I was equally excited and nervous for my first ever shoot with a professional photographer.
I was definitely lacking in the self confidence arena – my skin was troublesome and I’d begun to work hard to get into shape to recover from the last few years of eating takeaway, going through puberty and not getting enough sleep (oh, to be young again!).
How very lucky I was to work with a pair of extremely kind and unbelievably creative people for my first shoot! Milly’s photography always blows me away, it’s as if she sees things from an entirely different perspective to any one else on this planet. Just as a true photographer should 🙂
Sarah is a dab hand at creative makeup, she has an amazing eye for colours and her work is precise and professional. I now call on Sarah whenever I need professional makeup applications! You can book in with her or any of the wonderful MAC makeup artists by calling MAC Garden City.
Here’s a behind the scenes video to show how we created the below portraits, plus a range of the different shots taken that day!
As a child growing up in the Sunshine State, we spent all of our school holidays by the seaside.
Our home away from home at the Gold Coast brings back memories of evening beach walks, trips to the corner store to spend our pocket money on lollies, and the morning routine of beach -> pool -> lunch. A tried and true recipe for holiday happiness.
I was excited to spend some quality family time on the coast again during my Christmas holidays and relive my youth. The lolly store is now a surfboard shop, and our quiet Currumbin estuary is now a hub of family activity with the development of a play park and a beachside cafe. But some of these new changes have brought with them new family traditions, one example of this is espresso at Barefoot Barista with my brothers.
The traditions may have slightly changed, but the sentiment remains the same 🙂
Photography by Heather Louise
Flower crown: made by me
Custom hair colour: Scissors Paper Rock Salon
Happy New Year!
I recently had the pleasure of helping out my pal Millie Tang with a lovely photoshoot she dreamed up, inspired by an exceedingly sweet house in Paddington.
She brought along an array of quirky and colourful outfits from local vintage & up-cycle queens, Ra Ra Superstar. All Ra Ra designs are made from recycled or vintage fabrics, and who doesn’t love sustainable fashion?? Buttheads, that’s who!
With the help of Megan Farquharson for hair and makeup, I was transported back in time in this ethereal series of dreamy photographs.
Beautiful photography by the extremely creative Millie Tang – you can check out her work here or on Facebook.
Cruelty free creative make up application by Megan Farquharson
Green maxi skirt: TopShop
Tulle gown: Custom order from Damsel In This Dress
Custom hair colour: Scissors, Paper, Rock Salon
All other clothing: Ra Ra Superstar