Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love to shop. I can happily browse for hours in shopping malls, scroll through online storefronts till the early hours of the morning and – to my fiancé’s frustration – spend days touring the high streets and outlets while on holidays. But one shopping experience I absolutely love is roaming around markets, be they farmers, arts and crafts or food and wine. So when I heard about The Wild Collective’s fabulous new market event featuring some incredible foodies/designers/producers, I was more than excited to join the tribe!
One of the fun parts of moving into a new apartment is having the freedom to decorate it and turn it into a home. Since moving to Melbourne, I haven’t yet done much interior styling besides matching the sofa to the carpet; and the sofa conveniently came with accent cushions, which makes the living room a lot more pulled together than I had planned! However, our white walls are still starkly bare – I had bought my fiancé a few pieces of AFL memorabilia but they’re still languishing at his mum’s place. So when The Canvas Factory offered me the opportunity to create my own piece of wall art, I couldn’t wait to give it a go!
Kellogg’s Cornflakes, Coco Pops and crumpled-up chip packets may not seem like luxury fashion items – that is, unless you are Anya Hindmarch. I’m a huge fan of this British designer’s ability to merge whimsy and humour with luxury materials and practical features to create some seriously covetable accessories. Hindmarch’s London Fashion Week collection, Counter Culture, is all about “seizing the moment to ‘get happy’”, and achieves this by transforming regular supermarket products into glamourous handbags and clutches that look good enough to eat.