April 17, 2014

Emporium Melbourne Launch

Yesterday was the long awaited launch of Melbourne's newest fashion district The Emporium, which boasts some of the worlds biggest retailers, a lot of which have never had stores in Australia before. As soon as I walked in, it felt like I'd suddenly moved states. The Emporium looks almost exactly like Westfield Sydney with smooth and stylish interiors and plenty of natural light.
As I said, there are a lot of international retailers opening up at The Emporium, and this massive line was for the one and only Uniqlo, which almost had as much hype around it as H&M did. I had a quick squiz in Uniqlo and thought it had great menswear, although the only womens-wear I liked were the 100% silk shirts. I may have to splurge and get one.
I understand that these big international retailers like Uniqlo and Adidas are meant to be the main attractions, but in all honesty, they were blown out of the water by the local designer stores. The Emporium has a whole wing dedicated to our local designers such as Sass & Bide, Gorman, Camilla and Zimmermann. I have to say though my favourite store was hands down Shakuhachi. That store is very dangerous and I could probably buy everything!
At the moment the centre is half empty because we're still waiting on the likes of Kate Spade, Ted Baker, Victoria's Secret and Topshop to open up, but when it's all open, it'll be amazing. The only other thing I'll say about it is don't go expecting a bargain, as the name suggests, it's very much high end shopping.

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April 12, 2014

Mixtape // Autumn Melodies

Need some Autumn music inspiration? Here's 3 songs to add to your playlist.

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April 9, 2014

H&M Melbourne

Brace yourselves, this is going to be a long one. I finally gave in and went to embrace all that the new H&M Melbourne store has to offer. I kept seeing these unbelievable photos on the internet and literally could not wait any longer. I had to wait for about 20mins just to get in to the store, but it was worth it. The store is absolutely gorgeous! They've kept the awe-inspiring architecture of this old building and made it look shiny and new. I don't think Melbourne has any stores that can quite rival the enormity of this store, other than our department stores.
The biggest problem wasn't that you had to wait to get it, or they didn't have enough stock, it was that you had to wait like half an hour to try anything on. So because of this I didn't end up buying any clothing, although I did try a lot of it on over the top of what I was wearing. I have fallen completely in love with the black and white dress pictured below, which gives me a good excuse to go back for more shopping.
As well as all the clothes, shoes and accessories, H&M also have a gorgeous homewares departments that was definitely fueling my current succulent/cactus obsession.
As I said, I didn't buy any clothes, but I did buy a couple of bracelets. One is gold with a LOVE charm (AU$5.95), and the other is a chunky star, moon and planet bracelet (AU$12.95).
I will be going back hopefully next week so let's see how much money I spend then. I'm so happy that H&M has opened up in Melbourne, hopefully River Island and Urban Outfitters will follow!

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April 5, 2014

Fiorina Boutique 20th Anniversary

♫ Listening // Miami Horror - Real Slow (Robotaki Remix)

I recently attended the Fiorina Boutique 20th Anniversary party at their beautiful Armadale store. Here are some of the pics I snapped.

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April 2, 2014

Rainbow In The Mist

♫ Listening // Florence & The Machine - Landscape


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March 31, 2014

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

If you weren't aware already, I have a bit of an obsession with Alice In Wonderland, so going to the Melbourne International Flower and Garden show was really just a way to indulge that. I'd never been before so I was excited when they emailed me asking if I'd like a media pass. Also I was excited that anyone would think I matter enough to give me a media pass. The show was really quiet beautiful. Inside there was display after display of amazing floristry talent, whilst outside were some of the coolest gardens and landscaping I'd ever seen.
This was probably my favourite display throughout the whole show. I absolutely love the moss table and the whimsical-ness (it's a word now) of it all. I can definitely see myself sitting on one of the stone stools in a pretty dress having a tea party with my best friends.
Also, because we're still children at heart, we found the kids area which had bubble blowers for sale for a gold coin donation. We bought one each and then proceeded to take photos of each other blowing bubbles for about the next 20 minutes. Best decision of the day.
All in all I had a great time and it really inspired me to make my garden look nicer, although whether I actually follow through with it is another story haha. 

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