Monday Guest Blogger… This week we talk to the team at Franks…

This week we chat to the clever team behind Franks. An Australian based brand by the clever beings: Tim Garbis and Patrick Crea. We talk summer, the latest collection (which has just arrived in the short length and we will be receiving the longer length very soon) and of course some things you may not know about Franks.. enjoy! x
 What has inspired your latest collection?
Franks inspiration follows the theme for all our collections; individualism and progressiveness.  All Franks prints are hand drawn and we try to push the boundaries in mens shorts.  We do a lot of travelling, in Europe, Asia and the US, so we pick up ideas everywhere, from street art to furniture.  However, it was the beach culture of Australia that first inspired Franks and this continues to help define who Franks is.
5 things you can’t go through summer without
Lemon sorbet, champagne and vodka
Safe tanning – P20, apply once protected all day
BBQ – all day eating and drinking with friends
Roof top pool party in the big city
Festival with friends- Glastonbury or Field day
Getting naked- who needs an excuse?
5 favourite things about summer?
The smell
The light
Late nights
Freckles
Parties
 Something you might not know about Franks?
Franks name comes from co-founder Tim Garbis’s grand pa and a little black and white picture we found of Franks stood on his driveway in his short shorts in the 1950s.
What might we expect from Franks next season?
A bigger collection with some amazing accessories

Shop the Franks collection here.

Wellington pick out their favourite outfits…

This week, Welly picks their favourite outfit ensembles and here they are! Think casual layers and patterns…

Above:  Black Noise White Rain Primodial Scarf.

AND for the girls…

We love Franziska von Tschurtschenthaler x

We love Franziska and her adopted Australian free spirit. She is the wife of Ksubi‘s co-founder and designer, George Gorrow and is one hot German Super-model! They have a gorgeous wee home together in Bondi, Sydney and check out the cute pic of them after their wedding in Bali! Franziska is rocking the Albercerque – Hay Hay May Days below, and if you want to look this cool for the Summer season we recommend getting these sweet shorties ASAP. 
Check out her relaxed bohemian Bondi style – this makes us need Summer to hurry up!
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KsubiAlbercerque Cut Off ‘ shorts $279

Outside their home in Sydney
After their Wedding in Bali

Super Art: Yayoi Kusama

This week we look at Yayoi Kusama the talented artist who works with anything from sculptures, collages and paintings. Yayoi has been a favourite of ours for quite sometime now after her remarkable exhibition in a Te pa pa a few years back Yayoi has had us in awe. With her unique approach to tackling art in the most inventive way. Not only does her art amaze us but her story of how she came to be is truely incredible. Yayoi experienced hallucinations and severe obsessive thoughts this is what has said to spark the repetitive nature of her work. One of Kusma’s first un official exhibitions was on the front lawn of the 1966 Venice Biennale, she exhibited Narcissus Garden, 1,500 mirrored spheres in the gardens outside the main pavilion. 

HELLO FLURO!

Summer is here with guts this season – and we are super excited about it! Bold prints and bright statement pieces are going to liven up any wintry wardrobe! 
Take a peek at what we have in store and online – be careful, you might need sunglasses!
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Sass & BideSing Out Loud‘ Dress $330

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Look whats new this week!

We are over whelmed with new stock and we couldn’t be more excited about it! New goodies from the likes of Flux, Wildfox, Sass and Bide, Ksubi and Shakuhachi: it couldn’t be a more exciting week in terms of new pieces! Check out a few of our fav’s below. Don’t let yourself miss out, order online or come in and see us to get your hands on the best Summer pieces around…

Wednesday Guest Blogger… Kelly Thompson

This week we chat to the talented Kelly Thompson, her art (which features in our beautiful Newmarket store) never seizes to amaze us! With her recent re-location to Melbourne we couldn’t help but have a few questions for her about her new home. We give you Kelly’s inside word on melbourne as well as the in’s and outs and the places to go.. enjoy! xx 

– Top 5 favourite places to eat in Melbourne.
Huxtable, I love their deserts, and its just down the road from my house which is the best!
Movida for a big fat Spanish feast! Not for vegetarians!
La Belle Miette in Hardware lane for the salted Caramel Macarons.
Dimitris Feast in Richmond for breakfast.
Miss Chu for tasty Vietnamese takeaways delivered on an electric bicycle.
Above: Huxtable.

Above:  Belle Miette in Hardware lane.
Above: Miss Chu Vietnamese Delivery.

Above: Miss Chu Vietnamese.
Above: Miss Chu Vietnamese.
– Top 5 places to shop in Melbourne
The Chapel Street Bazaar for amazing second hand furniture, jewellery and preloved home treats!
Alice Euphemia for a good mix of Australian designers
Kleins Perfumery on Brunswick Street, that man knows his scents!
The Little Prince for cheap but good second hand furniture.
The South Melbourne and Vic Markets for fresh produce.

Above: Kleins Perfumery.
– I love living in melbourne because.. 
I love the culture here, it is such an energetic city with many things to discover. Every day there is an event, exhibition or show happening, nights are packed with activity no matter what your interest or mood, you can never be bored here! I also love the creative environment here, there is so much support for creatives, everyone is so enthusiastic about projects and there are so many people doing inspiring fun things.
– Cool places to go in Melbourne
The Moonlight Cinema in the botanical gardens in summer, you just rent a big beanbag and sit on the grass as bats fly overhead while you watch movies.
The Collingwood Childrens Farm, if you are an animal fan, you can pat everything.
The Botanical gardens with a picnic the dog and some magazines.
China town, it always feels festive even when nothing is going on and the food is yum!
Above: The Moon Light Cinema.
Above: The Collingwood Childrens Farm.