Here are our top 3 international and home grown blogs… the ones we love, who motivate, inspire and nourish our imaginations.
Garance Doré: http://www.garancedore.fr/en/
She’s an author, illustrator and photographer… We love her ‘down to earth’ approach to fashion and lifestyle. We could spend hours immersed in her bubbly and witty conversations, sensational street style photos and the ways she captures everyday occurrences from a quintessentially French point of view.
Emma’s design blog: http://emmas.blogg.se/
It was Emma Fexeus’ Scandinavian design perspective that instantly had us hooked. A freelance writer and interior stylist, she gives us a sneak peek into beautiful interiors from Sweden, Denmark, Berlin, Paris (just to name a few) and shows us all sorts of wonderful design objects, what more could you want!
Every Healthy Day: http://everyhealthyday.com/
This is our daily dose of healthy inspiration – a reminder to get outdoors and eat well. Ebony’s beautiful photography will not only have you motivated to whip up her nutritious recipes (they are delicious!) but reconnect with nature and not take yourself too seriously. A true reminder to do what makes you happy.
We sat down with our super friendly and amazingly talented Inventory Co-Ordinator, Mary to get to know her better.
How long have you been working at S&T?
I have been working at Skin and Threads for almost two and a half years. I started working as a sales consultant at the Armadale boutique before I began my current role.
Must-have S&T item from AW13?
My must have S&T item.. hmmm that’s difficult because I really love a lot of pieces from the current range. I think the style that stands out the most is the Alpaca Drape Cardigan.
It’s a piece that you can curl up in on those really cold Wintery days. I would pair it back with a Featherlight Cotton Crew Neck, Merino Leggings and ankle boots.
Best spot for Sunday brunch?
My favourite Sunday spot is 15 Pounds, Railway Place in Fairfield. The atmosphere is really relaxed and every time I go there I feel like I have escaped to another place. The food is also fantastic – I love their pan eggs.
What will you be doing this Winter to keep warm?
I just bought a thermos and it is already my best friend…hot tea all Winter long.
Your next holiday destination?
My next travel destination is to Spain – I’m spending 3 weeks travelling to Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Ibiza, Bilbo and San Sebastian! I have never been to Spain before so I can’t wait to see the sights, and have some paella and sangria.
Scott Livesey Galleries is a highlight amongst the art and antique precinct of High Street Armadale. The light filed exhibition space features ‘emerging and mid career Australian artists along with high quality Indigenous artists’1.
We caught up with Scott to find out more about his gallery and get to know our neighbours…
1. How long have you had Scott Livesey Galleries for?
S: 15 years – commenced in 1998.
2. What made you decide to open your own gallery?
S: Worked in the industry for a dozen years prior and knew it was the right time.
3. What has been your all time favourite piece of art or exhibition that you have shown at Scott Livesey Galleries?
S: A major work by Brett Whiteley “Wategoes Beach, Byron Bay, 1990 measuring 205 x 243cm”; however there are always key pictures in every exhibition that we have that keep us enthusiastic about what we do.
For example, in our recent works by Todd Hunter there are five that I would love to take home.
4. Can you tell us a little about your current exhibitions?
We have recently had a successful exhibition of works by Todd Hunter which followed by the “Big and Small Paintings by Melbourne Artists”.
As of today 5th June, we have the anticipated exhibition of works by Colin Pennock, titled “Tracker” with the official opening this Saturday 8th June.
The artist Colin Pennock is inspired by his Noosa Hinterland in Queensland surroundings as well as memories from his homeland in Northern Ireland.
5. What is your most prized piece of artwork you own at home?
S: Hard to say, there is too much to look at…!
6. It may be tricky to name just one, but who would you say is one of the most influential artists of our time?
S: The movement of Indigenous artists from the Papunya Tula community that commenced in the early 1970s.
Visit Scott Livesey Galleries at 909A High Street, Armadale, Victoria.
* 1. http://www.scottliveseygalleries.com, photo courtesy of Scott Livesey Galleries.
Meet Amy. Amy is our new Marketing and VM guru, who has an eye for style, can accessorise anything and loves nothing more than putting beautiful outfits together.
We asked Amy to share with us the looks she is loving at the moment. Here’s her Top 3:
Cords in Dirty pink, Cashmere boyfriend sweater in Magic, Dot-to-dot scarf in Navy and Ballet flats in Nude.
Cropped jeans in white, Cotton rib beak singlet in white grey melange, Alpaca Drape roll neck sweater in Teal and Zipper ankle boots in Grey.
Merino knitted pants in Light grey, Organic cotton original tee in white, Biker jacket in Textured navy, Basket weave scarf in Citrus and Ballet flats in Citrus.