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Oh baby baby!

So..... you have a baby on the way?  Your BFF is about to pop and you need to find her a memento?  Your feller is freaking out and thinks he will never drink a beer with his pals again?

Well here are some paper goods that might help out!

[xclaire]

Clockwise from top left

parenthood listography / don't puke on you dad / a man's guide to having a baby

 

Clockwise from top left

goodnight darth vader / curious george baby journal / one line a day / jungle friends

Picks of the Sale!

 

Hey you lovely lasses and lads! If you haven't yet heard, we're having a massive Summer sale with up to 50% off clothing and other lovely things. Brilliant, hey? With so many things to choose from, I thought I'd go ahead and give you my picks of the sale, just to help you along. 

Clothing 

It was a pretty tough decision, because I really love all the clothes in our sale, but this stunning Ivana Shirt Dress from Silence Was is my pick from our Summer clothing. Why? It's stylish, smart and classic, can be worn with or without a belt, transitions well into the cooler months and has that cute little back cut out. Bonus, it was $310 and now it's a sweet $200.  

Other

 

I'm not actually a list person, but I do like to pretend that I am. I absolutely adore film (I would love to work as a set designer in the future) and this guy, the Film Listography, has gorgeous illustrations alongside little list idea starters to get the list ball rolling. It would make a great gift for the film buff in your life or just to have it around on your coffee table with a pen so you can use it on those chilled movie nights in at home. Plus save a cool $10, as it's now $25. 

Accessories 



I absolutely love this Kate of Arcadia bag, and have no idea why it hasn't yet found a home! Especially seeing as it is now only $200 (marked down from $405, oh the savings!). If someone doesn't claim it in the next week, I'm going to have to grab it! It's a stunning little over the shoulder number with soft suede and simple leather detailing. Would go with everything and is just gorgeous. Check it out HERE

Well, that's me with my picks for the sale done and dusted! Hope you all find something beautiful to brighten up the start of your year. 

Anneke xox

P.S. I know, it wouldn't be one of my posts without a recipe, so check this one out for Otsu and add sliced cherry tomatoes, green kale and some cooked mushrooms and zucchini for a delicious Summer salad. Winning!

If It's Gatsby, It's Great

The whole world seems to be going 20s mad; with Baz Luhrmann’s sparkling film, The Great Gatsby, setting it all off with a bang. The other week the girls from MFP and some lovely friends wandered on down to the Embassy for cocktails, chat and an evening with Jay Gatsby.

Image Courtesy of The Great Gatsby Film

The film was all kinds of glitz and glam, opulent and indulgent, and so damn pretty! It was an easy film to watch; straightforward and simple in story, sublime in visual beauty. What it was lacking in depth it made up for in the most glorious costumes, digitally perfected fantastical sets and the most epic of onscreen parties; think flowing champagne, glitzy flappers, dapper gents, all hedonistically dancing around to some serious hip-hop of today.  

It’s easy to see how the world has suddenly become so obsessive with the Roaring Twenties. If you’ve been invited along to a Gatsby inspired event, want to throw one yourself, or simply want to embody a bit of Twenties glamour before heading to see the film, you’ve definitely stumbled across the right blog post.

Need some style inspiration? Take note of Daisy Buchanan’s look.

Daisy Buchanan (image courtesy of The Great Gatsby Film)

The image says it all; big glittering jewels and soft, neutral tones with a deco headdress to boot. Daisy consistently looks pretty, innocent and perfect; drop waists, glitter, pastel pinks, creams and lavenders. Make up is minimal and glowing. Think garden parties and lounging around in summer with your best friend, your favourite cake and a bottle of champagne. If an edgy look is more your thing, be sure to look to Daisy’s best friend Jordan Baker for some inspiration; harsh blacks, silky creams and yellows, masculine tailoring, slick bob, smoky eyes and red lips.

Once you’ve sorted your outfit, you’ll be sure to be looking for some deco inspired jewels that will make you every bit the flapper. So, have a proper look through Madame Fancy Pant’s ‘In Moonlight’ Collection.

Madame Fancy Pants

 

From crystals to skulls, delicate to bold, this collection really does have something for everyone. Plus, each piece fits perfectly within a Roaring Twenties world. That ‘This Little Light’ necklace definitely looks like it was nabbed straight out of Daisy’s jewellery box…

So, your look is (hopefully) sorted! If you want to grab a cocktail before you watch the film, we definitely recommend The Black Sparrow below The Embassy. It fully encapsulates 20s elegance. It even has a Gatsby inspired cocktail menu! If you head there on a Tuesday, like we did, you can save some cash and get two for one cocktails. So, drink up!

If your Gatsby event is all set up at home, you should try making your own cocktails. I sourced this ‘Golden Girl’ cocktail from the beautiful girls at A Beautiful Mess blog; with all that glitter it looks like something Jay Gatsby’s party guests would have a few of. The scrumptious recipe can be found HERE.

 

Once you've got your get up, your jewels and your drinks all prepped and ready to go, I think it’s time to get your party started!

Hope you enjoyed another stellar edition of our Wednesday blog, stay tuned for Friday’s gig inspired blog post!

Anneke xoxox