Waste Not Want Not!

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Omg (looking into your cupboard, full of clothes) – I have like absolutely nothing to wear!!! Says every women, everyday.

Stress no more ladies…

These are some of my old faves that I have pieced together. My skirt (yes, skirt – not dress) is from Cameo The Label. My saggy singlet hails from SportsGirl, it had an old hole in it, so I ripped the back open and tucked it into my skirt. Wrapping around a vintage belt and popping on some $5 gladiator shoes… you’re good to go.

Have a play with your old maxi skirts, find a colour to match your skirt and put a belt on to break up the colour. You don’t have to keep buying babes.

Love B & B xxx

Em Muco – Banana Bag!

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As if little Emily Muco wasn’t the cutest human being ever… She then hand made a BANANA bag. – HOLA!

Whilst hanging in yard, my soul sister and I decided to take a few happy snaps with our favourite fruity accessory of the summer.

Miss Muco designs and hand crafts each piece, with a sense of purpose and affection to highlight the wearers individuality.

The vibrancy of her colour choice is legit perfection for how fruity the summer has been. She also designs dresses, necklaces, bikinis and head pieces.

Check her out on her webpage: http://www.emilymuco.com

Instagram: @emilymuco

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emilymucofashion

GO BANANAS!

xxx b & b xxx

 

THE JUICY FRUIT #ethel&leo

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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.

xxx

The INDUSTRY for thought!

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http://www.harpersdresses.com.au

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 http://chadwickmodels.com

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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!

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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  www.maurieandeve.com 

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

@maurieandeve

@urbandepot

@wittnershoes

Happy Weekend

Peace & 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

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One Fell Swoop

Ginger & Smart

 Ginger and Smart

Zed Alliance 'Blair Dress' from Perlu

 Zed Alliance

White suede

 White Suede

Talulah

 Talulah

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

xxx

Figure 8’s in Fitzy!

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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.

xxx

 

Satisfy my SOLE!

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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

 

The L.T Vibe!

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The LT Vibe is all about mega babe and super good friend Laura Tyrie. We were brunching at Harvest Espresso in Vic Park when I just couldn’t get over how bangin’ she looked, immediately I snapped her up for some images. This little gypsy wears a Jane Lamerton dress, paired with shoes by ZU. Her black Brixton had with a tan coloured leather band brings out the green in her ‘to die for’ eyes. Jewellery is a combo between the south wests Margaret River crystals and Byron Bay. Sending all the positive energy to her on her new Sydney adventure where she will study fashion & business. HAPPY travels soul sister! x x x

Paper Crab!

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A Friday morning is always well spent catching up with a good friend at the markets. Today, whilst guzzling a fresh coconut, I chatted with one of the souls behind Paper Crab whilst she delicately flat layed their dainty necklace range. Paper Crab combines two individuals love together for handmade goods, uniquely designed and locally produced on a small scale by worldly talented people.

From Thailand to Perth, they share a deep connection and pride for time honoured traditions and skills that are sadly being abandoned only to be replaced by mass produced disconnected rubbish. I lived in Thailand for a few years and can sadly say, I have been apart of the rat race participating in purchasing such goods that too easily fill our lives. However, with the thoughtful inspiring Paper Crab, we can now go back to basics where our goods are honourably crafted.

How they carefully select their items is beyond me, as each individual hand crafted piece tells such a meaningful story. My personal favourites are definiatly the ‘Jungle Daze Pom Pom Clutch’ and of course the ‘Baby Crab’ shoes for children. – Every child should own a pair.

Paper Crab showcase their cross-cultural finds at various market stalls around Perth. This weekend they’re at The Fremantle Markets, head down to see for yourself this unique collection bought to you from across the seas.

Follow their Instagram to see where you can catch them next: @papercrabpeople

Check out their Facebook page: Paper Crab

And…

Stay tuned for their website launch :)