SPELL and the gypsy collective

The Dusty Road.

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The Dusty Road || Rowie Spring 2014
Photographer David Hauserman
Model Natalie Sole @ Division Model Management
Art Direction Marisa Sidoti, David Hauserman & Rowie
Styling Marisa Sidoti
H&M Nicholas Morley

Latest range from darling friend, fellow mumma, fellow designer and one of the most grounded sisters around, Rowie. Shot by local alchemist David Hauserman. Class, beauty and dust, quite the combination ; ) Get me my road trip on!

Shop the collection HERE.

Paved Paradise

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Paved Paradise Amilita SS14
Photography: Carly Brown
Model: Ariel Beesley @ Wilhelmina
Makeup: Harper @ Wilhelmina.

Another stunning look book by much loved local Byron Bay label Amilita. And not surprisingly the lady behind the camera, much loved photographer Carly Brown. I just want to pack my bags and take my little butt to Meh-hee-koh!! Shop the new collection here!

Little Dwellers

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Children of the Tribe  Lookbook | SHOP NEW COLLECTION HERE.
Photography David Hauserman
Styling Lex Weinstein
Hats Fallen Broken Street | Jewellery Republic of You
Dreamcatchers @dawnwolfdreamer | Props @heathsoldwares
Children Kaia & Marley
Follow Children of the Tribe on instagram here @childrenofthetribe

One of the things about living in a town as visually iconic as Byron Bay, is that every inch of it has been photographed a million times. So you could imagine my surprise (and envy!) when I saw this shoot! Where? Where? How? Where? Normally, you can’t take a picture in Byron Bay without some element of tropical green sneaking into the shot –  but here we are, dazzled by dry, creamy tones of a cracked river-bed desert scape I never thought possible in our lush and subtropical surrounds.

Take these creamy tones and set them against the latest Children of the Tribe collection of vibrant 70s-esque snake print, lilacs, aztec print and chambray, and I can’t help but begin to covet this collection for my little ones, and wonder when my little Indi will grow into that ever-so-gorgeous chambray shirt and slouchy pant ensemble… Divine Emma darling, you’ve done it again!

 

White Dunes ✧ Gypsy Hues

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Spell May 14′ Look Book ‘White Dunes, Gypsy Hues’.
Photography and Film by Johnny Abegg | Model Rachel Rutt @ Chic.
Styling and Art Direction Lizzy and Spell of Spell | Styling Assistant Lily Reed Jones
Makeup Ashlea Penfold | Hair Luciana Rose
Set Design & Assistants Renee McEvoy & Mae Hanna
Tribal props sourced from Gypsy River.
Old pawn turquoise & vintage hats from Sarah Humphries private collection | Black Concho hat from Gypsy Stone
Music ‘Midnight Dawn’ by MT WARNING (access Midnight Dawn here)

SHOP THE NEW COLLECTION HERE. (More pieces to drop in coming weeks!)

For our April/May 14 Lookbook our Spell muse takes to a sprawling sand-scape in a far away land, lost in a sea of white dunes and gypsy hues, she explores different shades of light and shadow as the sun tracks across the sky.

With florals reminiscent of some a psychedelic Tuscan garden and a muted python print with shadows of hibiscus, both softened by the snowy-white of vintage crochet lace… throw in some trucker tees, raglans and flannel shirts with brass tipped collars, signature Spell slouchies (they’re back!!), sheer dusters and flowing kimonos that catch the wind as you walk – then style it all back with chunky boots, tribal bits and turquoise bobs and you have Spell Fall 14…

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Shooting this look-book was beyond challenging. Spelly was breast feeding, and I was 6 months pregnant. But with all great challenges, comes great rewards. We were so proud of ourselves, bringing our vision to life amidst the glorious juggle of family life. With my partner Johnny by my side, and Spell’s twin Luciana on hair and Jagger duty… not to mention the little army of incredible assistants from our Spell team… it all came to life the way we’d dreamed. And Rachel Rutt, with her raven locks lashing with the fierce desert winds, shines as our latest muse.

SHOP THE FIRST DROP OF THIS COLLECTION HERE – and keep your eye on insta and facebook, with lots of new pieces dropping throughout May and June!

xx Lizzy and Spelly

The New Bride

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Inspired by the latest Free People bridal inspo look book (Blogged HERE) and a few other Bohemia-bridal shoots and blog posts I’ve spotted lately, a little collection of images in ode to the new bride. Gone are the days where the only choice we had was to scouring through idiotic glossy bridal mags that make you vomit in your throat… Today all you need to do is click on Pinterest or any number of gorgeous bridal blogs like The Lane, to see that brides don’t need to be bogans.

There’s a kind of ‘woodstock-gypsy’ style-fusion that’s happened around bridal wear – where instead of conforming to a standard we can wear the dress we really dreamed of when we were growing up… be it going barefoot in a dress you picked up at a thrift store for $50, a gorgeous lacey number from Stone Cold Fox or Mara Hoffman, or finding a one off dress from a grass-roots label like My Sunday Feeling… the choices are wide open and I love it!

Via: Free People, Bona Drag Ceremonial Collection via Bohemian Diesel, Fox and Bambi, Sheree of Captain & the Gypsy Kid wearing Grace loves Lace, Festival Brides, and a little sneak peek of our latest bridal inspired gown coming in May!