Posts tagged ‘Fashion’

July 5, 2012

Pre-Loved Collection – Winter Coats

Who’s freezing their behinds off? Well, r&h has come to the rescue! Keep your arms warm, while still looking hawt in these puppies…

Shop here.



June 27, 2012

Winter Warmers Mini Festival

Want something more than a heater to give you the warm and fuzzies this Winter? Get your bee-hinds into action and mosey on down to the Winters Warmers Mini Festival  Charity Event at ye ol’ Beach Rd Hotel  (Bondi) this Saturday 30th July. Event proceeds go towards supporting Youth off the Streets & Open Family Australia. So, this means shopping and drinking will be all for a good cause, like you needed an excuse?!

This will be an all day affair that will continue well into the night and, most likely lead to a few sore heads on Sunday morning. WWMF Kicks off bright and early, by Bondi standards, at 10am with the ‘Favourite things’ Vintage and handmade markets where our very own Rain & Hale will be making an appearance.. Cider induced, of course. Be sure not to discount night time festivities even if your feet a sore from a the day time shenanigans. Fundraiser raffle, blingo, dance competition, live graffiti, photography auction and night food markets are all on the cards for after dark. Moonlight festivities will set sail at 6pm with a stella line up that includes: Belles Will Ring, The Walking Who, Iluka, Major Tom & the Atoms, The Dusty Duets & Manchoir plus Northern Soul/Mod/Ska/Motown Djs Frenzie, Rob Goodburn, Sara DJ & Graham M. Don’t forget to clean out your closet and bring down your pre-loved pieces for donation, this is a chance to rub shoulders with Bondi coolio’s listen to some sweet tunes AND give back the community.

For your donations new home:

‘Knits & Pieces Drop Box’ at the Beach Road Hotel in the Foyer under the stairs from Thurs 14 June – Sun 1 July. A collection for homeless youths. Accepting: Jackets, Coats, Blankets, Beanies, Scarves, Toiletries, Nappies, Nail Polish, Make Up, New Toothbrushes and Toothpaste

Written  by  Jessica Reeve: Co-founder of  creative group The Awkward Collective

June 8, 2012

Op Shop Roadie @ Seven Hills Salvos

Seven Hills Salvation Army
Building A, 183 Prospect Highway
Seven Hills NSW
Ph (02) 9674 3330

Mon-Fri 8.30am – 4.15pm
Sat 8.30am – 1.15pm

I went a little bit too “furniture happy” here but there were definitely no regrets.
This Salvos is one of the biggest in the west & lucky for me I only live 10 minutes away!
Full of awesome hippie/retro dresses, crochet blankets, curtains, cardigans, blouses, leather jackets & bags, glassware & furniture.

On my day of bargains I managed to grab myself the following to fit into my already super cosy home:
-The most beautiful mirror you ever did see for only $7…..bargain!!
-A simple, but cute, wooden bed side table with a single drawer mind you for $6
– & my fave, a fabulous orange old school staffroom chair……$5
I say staffroom chair because these were the chairs my primary teachers had in their staffroom.
I fell in love with it straight away & if I had a bigger place I would’ve bought the whole lot.

Op Shop Roadie Tips:
**If you buy op shop furniture make sure it can fit somewhere in your house (I’m still trying to master this tip)
**Always check that it is solid & still in good condish….if it’s a chair sit on it, make sure it’s not wobbly etc.
***But again if you love it just get it!!

P.S. I tried to sneak these items into my house but my bf caught me out.
He’s new rule for me…no more furniture for a while….my focus now is on wall hangings hehe.

Happy op shopping people .

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March 3, 2012

Op Shop Roadie @ Castle Hill Vinnies

Check out this Vinnies, hidden across the road from Castle Towers Piazza.
Full of knick knacks & goodies, you’ll be sure to grab a one off bargain here.
On my latest visit I managed to grab myself 2 mustard lampshades in mint condition for only $5 each.
I’m thinking of re-vamping it up with florals of some sort, but oh-how -I-love-mustard!!
Now to find some uber cool lampstands….Xx
Bric-a-brac/Bags/Shoes/Accessories from 50c
Tops/Skirts/Shorts from $3
Dresses from $4
Pants/Jackets/Jumpers from $5

Op Shop Roadie Tips:
*Be sure to have plenty of cash with you, you’ll never know what you’ll find
*Even if you can’t be bothered, make sure you try everything on, remember things always look different on a hanger
*Buy it cause you love it!!
*Have fun

St Vinnies
5/261 Old Northern Road
Castle Hill

Monday – Friday 9am till 4pm
Saturday 9am till Noon

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February 20, 2012

Interview – Willow & Blake

From the moment we discovered the brilliant jack-of-all-traders Willow & Blake, we fell in love with their witty anecdotes, sharp wit and their attention-grabbing feature articles. Rain&Hale took a few moments to discuss all things WB with the enigmatic Jess Hatzis, one of the Melbourne-based wordsmiths who have managed to both constantly challenge and keep us chuckling in recent months.

 R&H loves W&B.

Who, what and why is Willow & Blake? Give us a rundown on the line-up and what business has been like since going “Full-time”.

Who: An undisclosed amount of individuals. 
What: A writing agency, with a penchant for producing content that doesn’t make people put their fist through their computer screen.
Why: Computer screens are expensive.
How’s life?  Let’s just say, we are going to find it very difficult to work for someone else, ever again.

How did Willow & Blake start, and what are your inspirations?
To be blunt, most online content sucks, and we were sick of it. 
Online ‘publications’ became mass production facilities, churning out articles like they were golf balls. I don’t know how long a golf ball takes to make but they all look the same and the one time my dad tried to make me play golf I spent the entire time plotting the theft of a golf buggie.

Do you have any sagely advice for those who want to start a career in writing?
Read & write. Sounds simple huh? You’d be surprised how many people I stumble across that claim to be writers, yet have never read a single line of work from some of the greatest authors in existence. It shits me to tears. You cannot grow as a writer until you start reading. Right now I’m digging “The Old man and the Sea” by Hemmingway – his writing style is incredibly simple, yet he manages to lace in so many intricacies to each story. It’s quite a skill and one I wouldn’t think to try had I not read his work.

World domination aside, where do you see Willow & Blake in the future?
We just want to keep writing things that make our readers think, perhaps one day from the comfort of our private villas in Bali.

Hailing from Melbourne – the fashion capital of Australia – what are you guys digging fashion-wise at the moment? Shout out time…
Yesterday I stepped out donning a black dress, short at front, long at back, high neck, long sleeves, black and gold cape, black nails and tattoos showing throw peep holes. Sometimes I’m so Melbourne, it makes me ill. 
When I’m not channeling Morticia Adams, I’m diggin’ florals – especially in the form of your hot “Don’t stop me now shorts”.
I have a big fat crush on the cowgirl trend at the moment – we are all utterly obsessed with Wildfox.

W&B loves R&H.

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