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Mirelas Intimate Baby Shower

I had the pleasure of being apart of my best friends baby shower and thought I would share the day with you all. Mirela likes to do things her way and not follow what the rest of the world is doing which I LOVE! She likes to keep it classy and intimate and it was a fucking pleasure to be apart of it. We had a beautiful high tea at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne and had a little window shop at Gucci. Don’t worry the OG Gucci gang spoilt little Luka with some stunning Gucci pieces. I swear this kid has more designer than me. Hehe.

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Baroq is Back!

Like many other Melburnians will tell you, Baroq was the place to be seen on the weekends. I remember having some of my best Fridays there – ah, the memories. (Okay, let’s be honest: the blurred memories, the sweaty hair, the Swanston St maccas runs, coming home reeking of cigarette smoke – hey, it was 2007 and you could roll up a ciggie right there on the dancefloor.)

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Hostess with the mostess

I recently attended a styling workshop at Northland Shopping Centre hosted by The Three Piece Suit. I have seen their work via Instagram and ladies it’s to die for! From the weddings to events, Belinda and her team are incredible.

Jess, the owner of @abrokegirlwithexpensivetaste and I could not wait to get started. What I loved about this event was that it was hands on. Belinda took us through all the essential steps needed to make a great dinner party. Now you may think you already know all this but I am new to entertaining, especially with moving into my new home, so this workshop was needed for an amateur housewife in the making, me.

Tips I picked up when entertaining and styling a dinner table

  •    Have background music
  •    Light a candle or incense stick
  •    Have a conversation starter for guests; a beautiful centrepiece does the work
  •    In the bathroom add a little candle or flower in a vase that matches your table setting.
  •    Get creative with your table setting; think placemats over tablecloth, arrange your serviettes in more creative ways (add a flower, tie up some thread, let the serviette drop off the table a little)
  •    Purchase random dishes, not everything needs to come in a set
  •    Don’t ruin a beautiful dinner set by adding a white dish for your starters.
  •    Linen spray is totally a thing, shop here

We also got to put together a flower arrangement and keep the entire thing (spoilt as always). I had the most amazing vase … wait for it ladies, it’s called a vessel, not a vase … always learning hey?

How often do we all buy flowers and just throw them in a vessel? Belinda advised us to lay all the flowers out, cut flowers when required, and pull a few leaves off if needed to create a beautiful arrangement.

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Jess & I arrangement
Jess & I arrangement

I loved all the little tricks she showed us and both tables looked amazing! For only $20 we received a wonderful gift bag, voucher and got to keep our arrangement, the best $20 I have spent in a long time.

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I can’t wait to have my family and friends over and show off the new skills I picked up.

Check out The Three Piece Suit here, I’m sure I will be using the tips for my wedding when I get off my lazy ass and actually plan it.

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Sydney Fashion Weekend

I thought it would be fun for Christina the lovely competition winner of my Schick’s catwalk with a twist comp to write a post to feature on my blog. I hope you all enjoy the below and give her a follow (support a sister) @madeformadison.

 

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Bloggers United

With over 1200 members on Facebook and over 15k followers on Instagram, being able to secure a ticket to a Bloggers United event was like getting a Willy Wonker golden ticket. Yup, I was one of the lucky ones. Like every other blogger who attended, I purchased my ticket to support this non-for-profit organisation.

The event was held by Melbourne founders Nikita @njtblogger & Jasmine @sweetaholicbeauty. I have been a fan of both the girls’ blogs and have followed them both on social media for ages, so it was good to actually see them in the flesh! 

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“In the Youth of Our Fury”

I recently attended the launch of Margaret Zhang’s first photographic book, “In the Youth of Our Fury” held at Eastland Shopping Centre. Firstly, the room where the exhibition was held was just gorgeous. I loved the hanging floral arrangement.

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Confession time, ladies: I am guilty of not knowing anything about art or good photography. I mean, I see an image and think, “that’s a great shot”, but can’t stare at a photograph for more than a few minutes without reaching for another glass of champagne or the passing mini borek – yes, they were delicious! 

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What I can comment on, is Margaret Zhang. I have seen her flatlays, brunches and to-die-for effortless outfits pop up on my Instagram feed over the years. Major blog goals right there.

I recently watched Fashion Bloggers TV and Margaret would be at uni one minute, and fashion week the next, or even shooting (and modelling) for Swarovski. She is also a Vogue cover girl. Serious girl crush! It was a great insight to the world of Margaret.

It was so great to see those who worked with Margaret were actually in the room celebrating her moment, along with the images featuring Eastland staff members in the book. It’s so great that Eastland could collaborate with such an outstanding talent. 

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Back to BEAUTY school!

Ladies! I went back to school the other night. Back to beauty school that is! It was an event held at Priceline in Doncaster. By the way, the store is gorgeous and had really great lighting for a killer selfie – bonus!

I was in the company of some wonderful bloggers, and we were all broken into three groups. First, we were taken around the store to see the best sellers, new products and learn about staff favourites.

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MSFW 2016

I was pretty excited to attend my second Melbourne Spring Fashion Week to watch the closing runway show featuring resort. If you’re a little unsure on what resort is, basically its swimwear and holiday attire.

Fashion can be a little unrealistic on the runway sometimes so it was wonderful to see great wearable items this time round.

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NYX LAUNCH

So I have heard so much about NYX Cosmetics, but have never really tried the product. I know, I am such a bad blogger!

Priceline Bourke Street opened its doors to NYX Cosmetics recently, and girls had been lining up from 6am – how crazy is that? The first 100 in line did get a free goodie bag, so I do get it ladies, hehe.

The NYX counter was buzzing; girls everywhere, bloggers galore, great tunes and vibe. I was a little overwhelmed and didn’t know what to grab! 

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LUV UR SKIN launch

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited to the Luv Ur Skin launch.

I don’t watch a lot of TV, so I clearly am out of the Sharktank loop, but that’s okay cause Sharktank didn’t make Luv Ur Skin. Izzy already did it all on her own, and she is only a teen!

Her launch was held at her warehouse – #teenboss goals!

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BASTILLE DAY FEST

As much as I would love to write about how great Bastille Day was, we need to take a moment to pay our respects to those who lost their lives in Nice. My heart goes out to the families, France and the entire world, really.

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Breakfast with Kate

Never in a million years would I think I be in the same room having breakfast with the new QV Skincare new ambassador, Kate Richie.

I am sure most of you have seen QV ads on the TV, or their products in stores. It’s in that iconic white bottle with the blue branding. With me now?

Just recently my Mum had been advised to get some QV skincare products to help her eczema around her eye area – and it worked like a dream, so I was super excited to be invited to the ambassador breakfast. 

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#vmdmt

For anyone who has been affected by cancer, you can only hope that one day we will find a cure for this deadly disease.

With that in mind, I reached out to Carlie, owner of CJ Sweet Treats, who was hosting one of the biggest morning teas in Melbourne’s west – all in aid of raising funds for Cancer Council. The tea was held at the stunning Whitchmount Estate winery, and was certainly one to remember.

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Eat’aliano by Pino Launch

Let’s just start this post by saying: I love PIZZA. If you follow me on Snapchat you will see that I have pizza at least once a week sometimes I even tell the pizza I love it (true story). I could eat it every day if my hips could handle it. Italian would have to be my favourite cuisine from pizza to pasta, cheese and salami I am in food heaven.

I was delighted to be invited to the launch of Eat’aliano by Pino located in Windsor thanks to the lovely Helen to experience authentic style Italian cuisine at their newly opened restaurant.

It was a rainy evening in Melbourne and we couldn’t wait to get some food in our belly’s. We sure weren’t alone as the crowd just jumped at every dish that was put down. We had to create a tag team to get a piece of food, it was pretty funny actually. Thanks to Kate from Big Review TV for all your food assistance on the night.

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Wellness Loading

I had the pleasure of being invited to Andi Lew’s  book launch for her book ‘Wellness Loading’. To be perfectly honest, I did not know too much about Andi, all I knew was that I had seen her face at a few events and just thought she was gorgeous.

The launch was being held at Dymocks on Chapel Street. I thought to myself when was the last time I actually walked into a bookstore?

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VAMFF 2016 – Jean Paul Gaultier for Target Runway

My favourite time of the year is the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival. I love the atmosphere it brings to the city, along with all the outfits from Melbourne’s fashion elite.

I remember volunteering at the festival three years ago and falling in love with all the behind-the-scene work that was involved in creating a successful show, from the model rehearsals to the gift bag set up to shining the runway (yep down on your knees: someone has to do it). Let’s not mention the taping of shoes … ahh the glamorous life.

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Celebrity 20Twenty

A few weeks back I attended my first cricket match in support of the Luke Batty Foundation. I think everyone who heard the devastating story on the news, radio or social media experienced their hearts breaking. In all the devastation comes some light; a mother who is raising awareness and sharing her story no matter how hard it is and was even named Australian of the year.

I stood near Rosie but to be perfectly honest, I just didn’t know what to say under the circumstances. If I could go back in time, I would tell her that with knowing very little about her I take my hat of to her for continuing on, raising awareness and showing so much strength.

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