Tagged: Summer

C H R I S T M A S – G I F T – G U I D E

For those last minute shoppers, All I’ve Heard’s Summer Christmas gift guide will have your entire nice list sorted. See below for each of our favourite brands and a link to their site. Happy Holidays!

B E R R Y – S A F A R I

Berry Safari is a lifestyle brand for lovers of the beachy luxe lifestyle. They have woven cotton beach towels and large beach blankets that are extremely soft and absorbant. The silk cotton robes feel as light as a feather on the skin and are perfect for lounging around in the home or as a beach cover up.

All Berry Safari pattern designs are 100% original, inspired by patterns, artworks, landscapes, seascapes, architectures, so each print is unique and individually woven.

Z E F Y R

Zefyr is an eco glam jewellery label which combines beauty with ethics to produce gorgeous sustainable jewels. Their jewellery is handmade from recycled brass sourced from factory offcuts and lovingly plated in 18 karat gold. Specially created eco-glass gemstones add dashes of colour to the distinctive and feminine collections. Zefyr is inspired by travel, history and architecture.

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The Parrot Zik is revealing your emotions. It merges with the body, like a technological extension of the music you listen to. Adjustable, the headband plays the contrast between metals’ alloy and “leather-like” band. Parrot have developed these headphones using ground- breaking technology to create a truly immersive sound. The Zik are designed around a powerful processor that spatializes sound and recreates the acoustics of a concert hall.

S KY W A T C H

Skywatch is a Swiss-made dive watch that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Skywatch is a culture, where Swiss precision and Southern California lifestyle intersect. Skywatch is inspired by vintage dive watches, iconic sports cars, and clean, cool, minimalist design.

 

P A L M – S W I M W E A R

Palm is an Australian Swimwear Label that celebrates simplicity and elegance through intricate detail and enduring quality. Form, line and texture are central to their design aesthetic; remastering the basics by synchronising simple lines, classic styles and fresh, clean palettes. Palm swimwear is carefully tailored to provide comfort and wearability.

T HE – L U X E – P R O J E C T

The Luxe Project sources art and fashion with a backstory. Selling contemporary designer bags, art and homewares made from the hand embroidered fabrics of South East Asia’s hill tribes. Most of The Luxe Project’s pieces are made from deconstructed ceremonial garments and baby carriers used by the hill tribes of South East Asia. As each piece of fabric has been hand embroidered and woven by hill tribe women, no two pieces are exactly the same – each item sold is truly a one of a kind.

G A I A

GAIA Skin Naturals manufactures pure, natural, organic skin care products formulated especially for sensitive skin, for everyday use, at an affordable price.
 

M R – B L A C K

MR BLACK Cold Drip Coffee Liqueur is made by a few men and women in a shed here in Australia, drunk on ice, and enjoyed by booze enthusiasts around the world. MR BLACK Cold Drip Coffee Liqueur is a product with no equal. In 2012 MR BLACK was one of only six (of over 600) liqueurs globally to be awarded a gold medal at the International Wine & Spirits Competition in London. The creation of the MR BLACK blend took six months and over 240 iterations to achieve a superbly balanced spirit, true to the character of the ingredients and rigour of the process.

J E A N S – W E S T

Nothing says holiday fashion like gorgeous bikinis, shape enhancing one piece swimsuits, chic beach bags and vibrant sarongs. The Jeans West Holiday Essentials range will be sure to help you find that perfect summer outfit, whether it be for poolside or the beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C R A Y – B A N D S

After years of owning salons and seeing how hairbands break easily, damage hair and are unsightly on the wrist, Craybands creators saw an opportunity to launch a product that was non-snagging, gentle on hair, causes less breakages, are less damaging and simply more stylish.

With a range of on-trend colours and patterns, customers can create their own unique style. The product is made of soft elastic that will not mark or damage hair or skin. It is also highly-fashionable, versatile, comfortable and affordable.

N I K O N

Bring your vision to life with the remarkable speed, image quality, creative features and design of the Nikon 1 system. New innovations make it easier to catch the moments that matter, apply artistic effects and share your creations with friends and family. The 14.2-megapixel Nikon 1 J3 camera is so easy to use, you’ll forget how advanced it truly is.

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L O O M – T O W E L S

LOOM towels are made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, creating a beautiful softness against the skin. These towels are also made sustainably and ethically in Turkey. Their made by hand on old shuttle looms – supporting local workers and traditional methods and creating small runs of towels at exceptional quality. Designed in Melbourne each LOOM towel is part of a limited collection of 70-80 towels.

N A J O

NAJO is dedicated to crafting original pieces to suit each person’s distinct style, resulting in works of art that will weave their way into your consciousness and remain part of your style story forever. NAJO’s exceptional pieces reflect the rich mosaic of life, culture, arts, fashion and history of many different continents and cultures.

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RosehipPLUS is about all things natural and organic for the face and body and we are delighted that after intensive research our first product to be launched under the banner of RosehipPLUS™ brand is our Certified Organic Cold Pressed Rosehip Oil. The Rosehip Specialists™ pride themselves on sourcing and producing the finest Rosehip products that enhance the quality of people’s inner health and beauty.

P L O X – I T

Plox produce portable iPhone charger and Android chargers for phones and electronic devices. Their products are designed to the highest specification with a colour for every personality. Both the iPhone charger and Android charger come complete with charging connections inbuilt, slotting directly into your phone to provide instant power. Plox portable chargers are made for iPhone4, iPhone5 and Android (all non-iPhone phones) and will provide between 2 – 4 full charges before requiring recharging themselves (depending on size of Plox charger you purchase).

Plox batteries are designed for the traveller, the business person and the everyday iphone & Android phone users. Imagine never running out of phone power again! Never losing GPS directions at that crucial time, or just not being able to connect with your friends when you are planning to catch up.

F R A N K I E 4

FRANKiE4 is the answer to many women’s prayers who have been searching for the ultimate combination of style and comfort. Produced in fashion-forward colours and prints and using beautiful soft leathers, FRANKiE4 has a style for any occasion whether it be work, working out or just walking about. FRANKiE4s are designed by a podiatrist and physiotherapist, to deliver unparalleled comfort and foot supporting benefits. They are truly the MOST comfortable shoes and the best gift you could ever give your feet (and your wardrobe!).

T A N G L E – T E E Z E R

Tangle Teezer is an innovative hairbrush that is just too busy being fabulous! Cute in size and big on style, it can be popped into your bag and pulled out in a New York minute to reboot hair in seconds. Has a removable cover to protect the patented and innovative teeth from fluff and dirt.

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T H I N G S – T E R R I F I C

Things Terrific is an Australian family company born from a love of  leather handbags. From their early beginnings in 1981, the brand has evolved and now includes wallets, accessories and travel bags. All Things Terriffic items are made with the best quality full grain leather in our products

F U E N T E

Drawn from the natural source of a unique line of hair care products, Fuente is dedicated to developing exclusive, naturally-based hair care, colour, transformation and styling products. The products all unite nature’s regenerating powers thanks to the specific properties of organic-based active ingredients, plus the purest spring water enriched with ions from Laguna Fuente de Piedra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A N D A L U S I A

Vejer de la Frontera, a Spanish town in the province of Cadiz. Andalusia, perches on a hilltop, overlooking a stretch of water connecting the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. Here, the white stone buildings and soft skies blend into one as birds fly low out to the surrounding valleys, dotted with farmland, orange groves and orchards.

Photos by Kate Holstein of Cereal magazine.

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Z I M M E R M A N – R E S O R T – S W I M

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Australian swimwear label Zimmermann is continuing its global reign with the release of the label’s Resort Swim 2015 campaign.

Setting sail amongst the waters of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the campaign captures the sleek sophistication and relaxed sensuality of the collection. Fashion photographer Darren McDonald shot the collection, in which his images encapsulated the modern bohemian spirit of the Zimmermann woman perfectly.

The new collection is heavily influenced by the 70s, with an elegant yet easy to wear aesthetic. The designs might on first glance seem playful and carefree, yet in true Zimmermann style, they are intricately detailed with corseted structure, sheer mesh panelling and custom trimmings. With collections like these, it’s not hard to see why Zimmermann remains front and centre on the global swimwear scale.

 

M S F W # 5

From playful pastel crop tops to abstract floral and pop prints; to cut-out detailing and sculptural pieces made with textured fabrics – perforated neoprene, woven leather and cork – Melbourne Spring Fashion Week Runway Two showcased the latest contemporary spring and summer looks from Australian designers.

Carly Hunter, YB J’AIME, Alice McCall, LIFEwithBIRD, Neo Dia, Kahlo, Manning Cartell, LUI HON and Willow took to the runway, while poet (and one half of the talent behind Flume) Jezzabell Doran recited her beautiful spring-inspired words between shows.

The Love Kevin Murphy team created an incredible underwater look and Mecca Cosmetica complimented with a radiating sheen while making impact with dark lips and bold brows.

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Photos: Lucas Dawson Photography 2014

P I N K – L O U L O U

With only two days into Spring, would it be wrong for us to start thinking about Summer already? The Pink LouLou collection rightfully titled Australian Summer, will be releasing in October and has us already excited for the hot summer months.

Designer, Skye Campbell, draws inspiration from the thoughts, moments and feelings of a wonderfully long Australian summer. Imagine tropical fruits, sea shells, and the emotions evoked from sand sinking in between your toes on a hot summers day (yes please!). Pink LouLou is a brand celebrating memorable keepsakes, with a little bit of Australiana to suit everyone.
Love where you are from and where you have been. – Designer, Skye Campbell.
Check out some of the gorgeous pieces from the Australian Summer collection and be transported to a summers day filled with coconut scents and salty seas.

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Photographer: Pierre Toussaint
Model: Stephanie Cherry
Stylist: Nadene Duncan

C L E O N I E

Born out of a nostalgic European summer in Italy comes the Volare SS14/15 Collection. The collection is the latest from Australian swimwear brand Cleonie. The collection titled Volare, which means to fly is constructed from the finest of Italian lycras and each print has been lovingly hand-drawn by the designer and founder of Cleonie, Kitty Scott.

The all Australian made and designed beachwear label who rests their heads in Sydney have already had a lasting impact o the Australian swimwear scene, after only being in their second year. Each creation from the Volare collection is unique, vibrant and sophisticated. Reminding you that a summer in your Volare swimwear should be bold, exciting, adventurous and most of all memorable.

Photography by Ashley Russell ashleymichellerussell@gmail.com                                                                                                                                                   Volare collection modeled by Luana Sullivan, The Agency Models

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Z U L U & Z E P H Y R

SEASCAPE is the Fall 2014 Collection by Zulu & Zephyr.

Rugged, sharp, delicate & versatile – SEASCAPE is a collection drawn from the natural elements of a brooding coastline. A palette of navy, black, sky blue and fresh whites – coastal colours that cast an ethereal tone over a 65 piece collection. Leather, silk and cotton mesh fabrics feature across the full collection with beautiful attention to finish and detail. A refined collection that has been inspired by the versatility and energy of an ever changing coastline.

Zulu & Zephyr is made for the sun, the salt and the sea.

 

N I G H T M A R K E T

Queen Victoria Market’s Night Market is the original night market and the place to meet every Wednesday night of summer. For all things global street food, vintage fashion, eclectic wares, wine bars and live music, the night market has your summer fix covered.

Set beneath the historic sheds, you will find limited edition pieces ranging from jewellery, fashion and accessories to homewares, ceramics and prints. The Night Market also boasts one of Melbourne’s most impressive food line ups with over 60 foodies serving up street food from across the globe. Running every Wednesday night until March 26th 2014,  you’ll find a little bit of everything at this Melbourne Summer mid-week tradition.

Words courtesy of the Night Market Website.

L A C K O F C O L O R

For beautifully coloured fedora hats to suit any style and any season, Lack of Color has you covered. Their simple range of fedoras are an elegant staple to any outfit. Shop their collection online now; www.lackofcolor.com.au

L O R N E

Situated on Louttit Bay, Lorne is a seaside town along Victoria’s well-known Great Ocean Road. Officially beginning in Torquay, The Great Ocean Road is a 243-kilometre winding stretch of road notoriously known for its epic views of picturesque Victorian coastline. Lorne is located roughly 140 kilometres from Melbourne and is about an hour and 50-minute drive from the CBD.

Well known amongst local Victorian’s as the Surf Coast, Lorne is no doubt a hot spot for surfers of all calibers. With endless stretches of beach to claim, the opportunity to catch a gnarly wave is endless. Lorne’s beach is not only for surfers though. Surfers, locals and tourists all share the clear aqua coloured bay, under the watchful eye of the Lorne Surf Lifesaving club.

Along with its pristine coastline Lorne’s national parks are also a must see. There are a number of scenic bush walking tracks on offer, all complete with their own waterfall backdrop. The Lorne information centre will provide helpful maps in order to navigate your way around the various national parks. In particular the Erskine Falls are not to be missed. The Falls are a 17-minute drive from Lorne’s town centre but if you’re feeling adventurous the Erskine River walk will get you there in 7.5 kilometers, roughly two hours and 15 minutes! If you’re after something to substitute your routine run with, the Doug Stirling Walk is an easy three-kilometer run with some epic coastline views.

If you do indeed decide on trekking the entire 7.5 kilometers to the Erskine Falls, the recently refurbished Lorne Sea Baths have exactly what you need. A fully equipped heath, fitness and leisure facility, the Lorne Sea Baths strive to provide patrons with optimal comfort and convenience all with a nature beach backdrop as you enjoy their amenities. In particular over the summer season, the sea baths host daily yoga classes as well. Classes are available to students of all levels of yoga experience. Sessions times run from 7:45am and 9am, until the 2nd of February.

Despite its array of sport and leisure activities, Lorne definitely boasts some hip eateries and social venues as well. Always packed and blasting some mellow tunes is The Bottle of Milk is Lorne’s very own take on the humble Grilled burger. Filled with some juicy goodness, these burgers are pure wholesome yumminess and should definitely be on your things to eat in Lorne! Two doors up from The Bottle of Milk is a newly opened fresh-faced café called Shells. Always greeting their customers with a friendly face, their food is modern and tasteful, which accompanies their funky décor and overall vibe. If you’re craving some spicy and exotic Mexican, then Mexican Republic provides you with all the flavors of Mexico in one mouthful. Their fresh and tasty menus are to either share or have all for yourself, complimented with none other than Mexican beers and Spanish wines of course.

More than just a regular seaside settlement, Lorne has become a hip and upbeat beach town bustling with good vibes and all the right people. If you’re looking for something that’s got it all, Lorne is hard to be beaten.

 This Lifestyle piece was featured on Couturing.