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My Way or the Laneway!

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My Way or the Laneway is inspired by two of my favourite things!

1 = Melbourne Laneway’s overdosed in street art/ graffiti and

2 = Infamous Friends Label

The two combined together whilst I was on a trip to Melbourne vacaying with my soul sister @ashtreeom who is the humming voice, stylist and photog behind this shoot! We were  on the way out to grab a bottle of wine, (standard) and decided to throw in a shoot at the same time. Whoever thought of the saying ‘killing two birds with the one stone’, is actually a legend! Hustling our way down Fitzroy’s finest Laneway, here the pair amalgamated.

Founded in 2014 by a Lad name John and his Babin’ wife Tanya, Infamous Friends is the Australian label inspired by who you are and the people you know, so what better occasion to shoot this with my sister!

The shirt “My Way” is of course by our Infamous Friends and can be purchased at: http://infamousfriends.com/collections/infamous-friends

They also have a few other quirky titles for the tees that are up there with the highest hashtags of 2015 such as “Girl Boss”, “Lover” and “Coco Loco”! Made from 100% Viscose, they are super comfy and can stomach that ‘dry Perth heat’.

Who’s keen for “Gone Bananas” for their 2016 t-shirt staple?

Stay Infamous…

Love B&B xxx

Pantspo!

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I love it that everyone is like “bell bottoms/flares” are back… Im like, when were they out?

I feel as a woman with a tiny waist and a big bottom that these are the perfect fit for my body. They elongate my legs, provide shape to my body and most of all, they are just crazy comfy.

What are your favourites from the images above and where do you suggest to buy the best bell bottoms from at the moment?

Peace and Love in advance for your suggestions fashionistas.

B & B xxx

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

http://www.aureliocostarella.com

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 http://www.houseofzhivago.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.

 

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