Spelly & I wanted to thank everyone who came to celebrate our opening on Friday night. Between the lychee martinis & margaritas, the cupcakes, the tealights, the bosanova and the rogue feathers floating around it truly was a magical evening…
The evening was balmy and the twilight sky was lilac… As our friends started arriving – we shared smiles & hugs, soft bossa nova tunes & sweet margaritas… The Arts & Industrial Estate hadn’t seen so much warmth & love since the SMALLTOWN Christmas hoedown across the road! And the night was only just beginning…
Technically, the SPELL boutique has been open since mid February, but as Goddess of Babylon’s Chantel Barber said on the night, “You needed to ring it in with a ritual”… And we’re all about the rituals! So we thought – what better way to really mark the space open than to play dress-ups & put on a fashion parade!
So to the sweet sounds of Stevie Nicks’ “Rhiannon” (Miss Nicks has cemented herself as our creative muse & the sound track to our design studio!!) Shayna strolled, dream-like, down the catwalk gently releasing huge white feathers into the crowd – wearing a vintage cotton floor length dress and a cascading white Buffalo Girl headpiece. Then, the iconic girl-power riff (thanks Beyonce!) of Edge of Seventeen kicked in, and Kobi strutted her tiny little self down the catwalk, wearing Glastonbury Make Love Not War Army shirt & Spell Barbarella shorts. The parade continued with a colourful burst of Buffalo Girl headpieces, Spell kimonos & jumpsuits, one-piece bathers by local swimwear label Inikib – all these pieces & more are available at the Spell Boutique!
And with that, our boutique SPELL – The Gypsy Collective was officially open!
Thank you to our gorgeous models – sister duo Tahlia & Kobi & veteran Spell models Nina & Shayna… Our make-up Artist Phoebe Barrett… Lisa Richmond & Terezka Beck who were our little shop assistant angels on the night… Beck Rocchi for her gorgeous photography (www.beckrocchi.com.au)… Roddy for his culinary genius… And a huge thank you to our beautiful supportive partners Dougs & Johnny – what would we have done without you both!!
XX Lizzy & Spelly