Beautiful Melbourne is known as the fashion capital of Australia, and I completely agree. I know it’s sacrilege to say that being a Sydney Designer, but I fully acknowledge and applaud how diverse and imaginative Melbourne’s fashion is.
The first time I visited, I fell in love with everything– the food, the shops, the people… It has a certain kind of charisma and charm that you only find in European cities. I remember during my first trip, I walked and walked soaking up the atmosphere of cute little boutiques, inviting cafes and cobblestoned alleyways. I’ll never forget the pleasure of being lost in Melbourne.
Not only does Melbourne host some of the most gorgeous designers, they also host some fantastic fashion events and markets. Very jealous.
Next month Melbourne is going to be home to an amazing event that I’ve only read about but am seriously thinking of packing my bags and going down there for the weekend.
The Wild Collective is a retail event, part shopping, part exhibition. Showcasing local artists, designers, food art, homewares, heavenly areas for kids and even a man cave.
I’ve been checking out some of the exhibitors online, some I know, some I cant wait to find out more about.
Here a little roundup of what got me excited.
For the kids (but really, for you as well):
OOBI – Children’s wear. I could seriously buy everything on the website for my 2 year old Maya. They use the most exquisite fabric prints for the clothes. A little bit of old school romance and make-believe whimsey.
FIZZY POP DESIGNS – Prints, posters, wood art. This place has the most gorgeous creations for your little one’s room. I’m a bit scared of shopping online, it;s one of those places where you have to have everything. Like this print, Maya’s song of the moment.
MY MAJESTIC BOUTIQUE – Children’s bedroom decor. Seriously magical with the most enchanting little creatures, toys and decor for you darling’s bedroom. I’m in love with this beautifu house and the tiny dolls.
ONE TINY TRIBE – Cards, prints and tees. Stunningly simple and minimalist prints for either home or office with some gorgeous messages. I would totally buy this for Maya’s room.
ARLO AND CO – Dream catchers, plaques, garland, caketoppers and more. This place is like an Etsy store come to life with gorgeous sentiments on beautiful material like wood and stone. They are stylish, simple and best of all, hand-made. This sign is completely my message to my little girl.
HUMBLE – Natural organic skin care products. They are hemp based and made in Melbourne. I don’t know what it is about skin care, kind of like stationary, I have a need to collect and try everything. As someone with alligator skin on the legs, I’d try just about anything. Humble have special lotions just for dry and eczema prone skin. I could quite happily try everything in their range, looks heavenly don’t you think?
LUX BITE – Desserts. Oh yeah, this is definitely for me! What do I love more than a full day of glorious shopping? Glorious decadent indulgence half way through to recharge the batteries. They specialise in tarts, pretty cakes and my favourite, macaroons. Yummy!
KITTY KAT – Women’s Accessories. Right after indulging in tarts and macaroons, this is where I’ll be — trying on these gorgeous shoes. Kitty kat have a very cute range of accessories including jewellery, scarves, belts, to die for bags and shoes!