Archive for July, 2012

July 25, 2012

Van it for Splendour

If only we had the time (and money) to decorate a caravan and glamp it in style for Splendour.

Here is our wish list for next year…



July 24, 2012

Tattoo Inspiration: The best of the best

Are you anti-tattoo? Hit this page and you’ll leave wanting a sleeve. A collection of some of the most beautiful and inspirational tattoo’s around…

Looking for some inspiration?



July 23, 2012

Splendour in the Grass 2012

 Splendour in the Grass is coming home! After two years on sabbatical at the Woodfordia Festival Grounds (in QLD), Australia’s premier Winter Festival is returning to Byron Bay (July 27-29). With a purpose built festival ground still in the works, the three-day music love-in will be held at the Belongil Fields, the site of the festival’s birth in 2001.

With a smaller capacity (Belongil’s capacity is just over 17,000) and a more “Splendour-friendly line-up” this year, the festival sold out in under an hour – the quickest sell-out in the festival’s history.

Two of the Rain&Hale family will be packing their bags and road-tripping up the Pacific Highway for the weekend, and we’ve both put together our top-fives – an extremely arduous task, sifting through the incredible line-up of international and local talent.


Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Electric Guest, Tame Impala, At the Drive-In, Here We Go Magic


Lana Del Rey, Chet Faker, Jack White, Bleeding Knees Club, Metric

See you there (more updates to follow)!

July 20, 2012

Whimsy Milieu

It’s a good day when we stumble across other designers that inspire us. Sydneysider Jacqueline Chan is just bursting with creativity and dying to share it with the world. I mean, how adorable are these hand painted wooden rings!!

Jacqueline is the creative director of studio WHIMSY MILIEU, also dabbling in a selection of unique accessories….


…and even furnishings….

 WM has a new range of accessories to look forward to, launching very soon. Here are just some ways you can keep an eye on her gorgeous work…

Etsy shop

Young Republic


July 18, 2012

Bizarre Bazaar Twilight Markets

Date: Tomorrow night, Thursday 19 July

Time: 5pm to 9pm

Address: Angel Place near George St, Sydney NSW

Bizarre Bazaar returns with over thirty emerging fashion designer stallholders, live performances by local bands and a live mannequin installation. Looks to be another a great night.

BB markets are held every 3rd Sunday of the month, every 2nd month.

More info: http://www/

or you can join this event for future updates on Facebook:
If you can’t make it tomorrow night Bizzare Bazaar also have an online store @
July 17, 2012

MCA – Mass Clothing Exchange

Listed in Concrete PlaygroundsTop 10 things to see and do at the 2012 Biennale‘, MCA is exactly what it says, an organised trading of clothing and accessories set to promote ethical fashion consumption.

When: This Sunday the 22 July – 11:00am
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 140 George St, The Rocks, NSW
How much: FREE!

How it works:

You check your clothes in at the start of the day. It’s a straight swap; clothes for clothes, accessories for accessories etc. There is a maximum  of 10 items per person so to make sure you get an exact swap for swap make sure you bring as many quality goods as you can to get a maximum trade for your oldies but goodies. And, If you drop your clothes in at one of the earlybird check-ins on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday you get to join in on an exclusive 30 minute pre-swap on Sunday.

MCA has a few rules and standards on what they will and will not accept in a swap so check them out if you intend to head there and partake in a wardrobe upgrade.

More info:

See you there…



July 15, 2012

Brandy <3 Melville

 Brandy Melville is a super cool italian-born brand r&h happened to stumble upon in Santa Monica. They easily won us over with their festival tanks, sweet cable knits and rockin accessories (Seriously, we spent a lot of time and money in there).

They have stores spread like gems across the globe including Santa Monica, NYC, Hawaii, Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin and Munich. They haven’t hit our shores yet but check out their great online store in the meantime (Shipping to Oz is around $40 but is well worth it)

Follow them on instagram for pretty pictures and new releases… #brandymelvilleusa



July 11, 2012

Like, Share & WIN!

We would always say you could never have enough clothes, now here’s the chance to fill your wardrobe with even more! The Big Fashion Sale is coming up with an awesome chance for you to win a $400 voucher. Not only that, you also get first dibs before the public and a bottle of bubbly to share with four of your friends! All you have to do is like their page and share the poster. Simple!

Designers Include:
Christopher Esber, Secret Squirrel, Friend of Mine, Karla Spetic, Elke Kramer, Dorota, Shona Joy,
Nookie,Story By Tang, Man, Marvin, Dannika Zen, Seventh Wonderland, Marnie Skillings
The Eleventh Hour, Strummer, Life with Bird, Cohen et Sabine, Amy Kaehne, Ausmode,
Kahlo, Ever Lane, Rittenhouse, Deadly Ponies, Le Black Book, The Label 333.

July 9, 2012

Photography Love – Julia Trotti

Oh my lordy lord! This is the kind of photography most of us could only ever dream of being able to create.

Julia Trotti has solidified herself as a major player in the Australian creative industry. Not just dabbling in conceptional photography but throwing her own seductive spin on fashion, music and weddings. Her work has been featured in oh too many publications to mention, and her skills have been consigned to shoot some of the biggest bands and events in Oz.

Here is just a taste of what Julia Trotti has to offer up to the photographic gods…

Even more enticing than her online portfolio is her blog ‘I have something to tell you’ where Julia often spoils us with sneak peek shoots and inspirational ideas.

Now you can love her like we do.