Florals & Fringe

Bonding with Mila is one of the best things in life. Attending markets, stops at coffee shops and browsing through fabric stores are some of our favourite things to do on the weekend.

I go to be surrounded by yards of georgette, silk, velvet, vegan leather, cotton, chiffon and other blends as a source of peace, inspiration and creativity, it’s like a happy place. Newly fabric purchases tend spend some time surrounded by pieces bought weeks before in bags and bags in my little sewing nook, waiting for inspiration to strike.

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In more recent months, Mila has accompanied me to treasured material shops and has quickly become a familiar face to the owners. After greeting and high-fiving, we walk around the store as she sweeps her hands over blanket material and tells me how soft it feels. I remember the days when purple was her favourite shade, everything was purple, even when it wasn’t. Soon we transitioned to pink and as of late it’s been red. I can finally pull out that gorgeous red fabric and craft her something I’ll definitely feature in the near future so make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss it.

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One piece of fabric I had bought 6 months ago finally spoke to me and this look post was born. Inspired by silhouettes of yesteryear and opulent floral prints, Mila’s bell-sleeved playsuit and my extra wide pants were the perfect mommy-and-me style for our 70s themed shoot.

A child of the 80s but a lover of the 70s, I draw inspiration from greats like Farrah Fawcett, Stevie Nicks and Studio 54 queen Bianca Jagger. What is your favourite era? Are you a 60s babe or a 70s flower child like me? Leave me your answers in the comment box below.

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Mila: Boots – Mr Price / Playsuit – Painting In Pink
Me: Sandals – Mr Price / Wide Leg Pants – Painting In Pink / Knit Cardigan – Cotton On

Photography by Lisa Gabriel Photography book here

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