THE JUICY FRUIT #ethel&leo









I can’t think of anything better than a designer who is producing organic quality clothing and actually has an aura that literally glows throughout her store.

I casually bumped into Jess from Ethel and Leo over Insti and our friendship immediately bonded over bananas – how could it not? #itsthehappyfruit

After double tapping my I-phone screen a billion times on her profile, I decided it was time to drive to Claremont and get into these fruity flamboyant dresses.

Arriving into the bright store, Jess was there, smiling, laughing with customers. I walked around in awe at all of the colours and fabulous fruits frolicking about.

Immediately heading to the banana printed dressed, I picked out my size and Jess asked to put the dresses in the changing room. I introduced myself and that was that.

I heard the story about how E & L came about… Her Grandmother, Ethel was a seamstress back in the day, her mother took on the gift and then Jess continued. Leo comes from Jess’s star sign, slash her mane also throws in the lion vibe.

She’s such a soulful women with a beautiful presence. I loved hearing about her story and meeting the women that is bringing fruit back to a sizzling summer in Perth.

Fruity Vibes readers at Bun Ups And Bananas.


The INDUSTRY for thought!













What you didn’t see on the catwalk at Perth’s Melbourne Cup in the YellowGlen Marquee at Ascot.

My babes at Chadwick models and I had an absolute ball. The team of all teams consisted of Tania Muia, Rebekha Clark, Nicole Ford, Ady Grader, Penni Towner, Tracey Martin & Hayley Parry.

A question I have for my readers at BunUpsandBananas is… Does it take a strong team of workers to put together a show, shoot or commercial etc? Or can we use people with little or no experience due to how popular they are on social media?

This is my point of view from a model with 10 years of experience in the industry…

I believe that with the new social-media antics appearing in the last few years, modelling is slowly becoming obsolete.  The world of Instagram is now allowing people to use models who aren’t signed simply because they have x amount of followers or 1000 likes to each post. People are looking for cheaper ways to build their empires by using girls who 1, don’t have an agent or 2, have loads of followers. This theory also works along-side those photographers, make-up artists and stylists.

I understand that these social-media selfie queens are cheaper to use but what happened to the magical word: ‘experience’? It’s one thing to add a filter, but where did the beauty disappear to in a whole team creating beautiful images?

Without being a wet blanket, my point is simply that the shows that were happening on the day of Melbourne Cup, took professional creative teams to put together. So why, are we losing the beauty of this due to social media?

Let me hear your thoughts…

Love B&B

x x x


The Maurie & Eve Journey!





TG its Friday & TG for Maurie and Eves journey dress!!!

With Melbourne cup a hop skip and a horse away, I can’t think of a more perfect dress or shoe for the occasion.

I nabbed this fab dress from Leederville’s Urban Depot where the ladies are ever so accommodating, even showing me their winter drops for next year! – umm amaze!

The shoes danced in from Wittner and are so on point! #literally

This bombshell number can be purchased online from the source itself at 

Follow the grams of Maurie and Eve, Urban Depot & Wittner to keep up with the latest.




Happy Weekend

Peace & love







Angove Street Festival 2014


The worlds BIGGEST bloody mary, sincerely providing to those who had massive saturday nights and needed to make it through the festival. Cheers ‘The Rosemount Hotel”.


Two ridiculously good looking feet models & “Comida du sol Brazilian street truck food”! Fresh coconuts and South American cuisine… What more could you want?

Like their FB page to keep up to date with where the truck frolics about in the city so you never miss a good feed and those ‘carpe diem vibes’


Massive babe and earth child KB had Paper Crab out and about today in its glory. Not only do they stock the most unique hand-made treasures found upon their travels they also have a story behind each and every individual piece. Paper Crab are for sure the highlight of today for me as it always gives me great pleasure to see your friends succeeding in life with passion.

PC’s website is almost up and running. For now, hit the like button on Facebook and follow them on Insta.


Instagram: @papercrabpeople


Oh my popsicle!!! As if Angove street didn’t already put on a show today, the ‘delish ice pops’ comes into the equation and gets you pumped for summer more than a frothy at a Sunday sesh. The range of flavours and the babes working behind the till speaks for itself. #getamongstit

Angove Street Festival celebrates all that is North Perth – the award-winning cafes, restaurants, retailers and cultural diversity that create the unique community surrounding Angove Street.

If you guys missed Angove street festi today, don’t fret as it’s a yearly shin dig. However, if you do want to keep up to date with my faves from today, their deets are all listed above.

So get out your phone, follow or double tap a like and lets keep in cahoots for next year.

Happy Sunday!

Love B & B




Melbourne Cup, Get Up!

“Get Up”… (commonly heard by the men at Melbourne cup, with regards to their horse trying to win in first place).

To us women, it’s our outfit. Here are my picks for Melbourne cup dresses this year…

Aurelio Costarella

Aurelio Costarella

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One Fell Swoop

Ginger & Smart

 Ginger and Smart

Zed Alliance 'Blair Dress' from Perlu

 Zed Alliance

White suede

 White Suede



Key notes for Melbourne cup:

  • Always wear a hat or fascinator.
  • Wear a dress on trend or keep it classy and unique.
  • Feel good in what you wear. (remembering how much food and booze you may consume)
  • Hair & Make-up – call in a professional or plan it a day before.
  • Hydrate before you dehydrate.
  • Have fun, smile and fingers crossed for a win.

2 weeks to go… Start shopping now.

Love B&B


Figure 8’s in Fitzy!


When the sun shines in Melbourne, grab your babes, your booze, your shoes, your bananas and hit a lane way. Just behind Kerr street in Fitzroy, on the way to soak up ciders and sunshine in St Kilda, Bunupsandbananas locked in these four goddesses and figured we’d 8 ball it up. (Kidding its a PJ)

Melbs is known as one of the world’s greatest street art capitals for its unique expressions of art on approved outdoor locations. Street art includes stencils, paste-ups and murals and does not include graffiti or tagging.

Heres a list of cracking street art locations to check out:

  1. Caledonian Lane, off Little Bourke Street.
  2. Corner of Flinders Lane and Cocker Alley.
  3. 21 Degraves Street.
  4. Hosier and Rutledge Lane, opposite Fed Square.

Massive thanks to my smoking hot sister Ash, her hilarious roomie Anna, semi-perm housemate Chicko & Susu Sewell for being my “modules”.

Instagram: @bunupsandbananas for more images.



Satisfy my SOLE!









Inspired by legend Bob Marley!!! Sneakers, runners, whatever you call them… They’re back baby! Never leaving the trend in Europe where I started to wear these bad boys again; finally a shoe that we can wear day in and out without the whole ‘omg my feet are killing me’. As seen on models, stylists, photographers and even the dude who sold you a coffee during Fashion Week in Milan, Paris and New York. We need to follow suit and satisfy our soles…”Super sexy when worn with jeans” (quoted my boyfriend). They’re also babin’ with the bun up and tutu.

Whatever your wearing Perth, throw on your sneakers and lets kick it old school.


Images via: Pinterest, Google images, The Fashion Tag & Tumblr


Crop It Like It’s HOT!

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Perth on a spring long weekend generally consists of a trip down south, wine in the sun and possibly tanning your pasty white winter legs at the beach. However, this cloudy day has got me blogging on the couch with the Kardashians in the background. Inspired by Kendall Jenner and her ridiculously smoking hot rig, I began browsing the net for hot spring crops. Just because the weather isn’t glorious, doesn’t mean we can’t start to think about our spring style. Heres a few of my faves on these babes above. ^^^

Happy Spring followers at BUN UPS AND BANANAS xxx










Saturday arvo, bun up, in my comfy’s on the couch and scrolling the ‘gram’ – bliss! I came across ‘oh hello hair’ and was immediately inspired by all the ‘bun up’ do’s.

Not only do they post the most amazing images, they also make their own products such as hydrating treatments that are made with coconut, argan and almond oil and they DON’T test on animals. At the perfect price of $15 and summer just around the corner… Ladies, ‘go get yo hair did’.

Follow their account for all your hair inspo – @ohhellohair

Check out their website:


You had me at BONJOUR!








 Marcel Cerdan (France’s first middle weight boxing champion)


Edith Piaf





Once upon a time, a broken boy (see Amstergrammed blog for details) took his love to France so she could experience her love for wine and cheese in a city she has never been to before… PARIS!

Can you do Paris in 2 days? Maybe not, but with the photo evidence above, its clear you can tick off almost every tourist site. As soon as we arrived, we checked into our hotel on the Champs Elysees, dropped our bags and hit the city. We walked around St Germain and managed to pull a picnic together right before the bakeries & fromageries closed, then hiked up the cobble stones to the Sacre Coeur. Opening a bottle of Frances bordeaux’s, eating, admiring  with the  white church view behind us, it was just crazy 1, that i’d never been to this magical place and 2, people actually live here and can do this everyday! – AMAZING!!!

On the hike down, we stumbled across a French bar, good music, chilled vibes and no foreigners, so we decided to go in and check it out. The bar tender was an absolute legend and suggested that we head after to a bar close by where Marcel Cerdan (France’s first middle weight boxing champion) used to hang out. The bar tender informed us that, Marcel was dating the ever so famous Edith Piaf during this time and they both hung out there together. Screaaaaaam!!! Once our drink was finished we headed straight over. The bar was over 100 years old and every thing was still original except for a new paint job. It was so epic to be having drinks in the same bar as Edith Piaf, with the same original bartender. I die!!!

The second day consisted of a French breakfast, a day trip to La Defence to wine and dine at Paris’s ‘Lavinia’ restaurant/bar that consists of a bottle shop, a self serve selection of wine to try with what seems similar to an arcade game power card and a menu of French cuisine to satisfy every soul. Knowing we had dinner reservations did not stop us from doing the usual and over ordering slash over indulging… but when you have 2 days in Paris, you have to make the most of it.

Waking up on the final morning knowing you’re leaving should be a sad thing, but I have never felt so content. Whilst packing our bags listening to French music, making a quick plan of how to see all the last sights, we stored our bags at the concierge and jumped on the Metro. Stop 1, Eiffel Tower, Stop 2, Champs Elysees, Stop 3, souvenir store.

A final last few words about ‘The City Of Love’? hmmmmm

Lets call it “The city of wine, cheese and sexy accent’s”

Au Revoir Paris. Je T’aime