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The Wild Collective

July 14, 2015 | 0 Comment

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“A Shopping Experience for those Wild at Heart”

It’s no coincidence that in addition to describing myself as a wife and mother, I also include ‘shopper’ to my Instagram bio. I just love shopping. Especially for my children. So when I heard about The Wild Collective, I knew I wanted to attend this inaugural event.

The creative masterminds behind The Wild Collective, Renee Falckh and Amy Cimino, are transforming the retail experience and launching a two day shopping, lifestyle and entertainment extravaganza to be held in Melbourne at the Royal Exhibition Building this August. Not only is this a celebration of all things creative with a huge list of vendors, there will be cooking demonstrations, a Kids Zone and even a pop-up pub called the Man Cave. It will truly be an experience for the whole tribe!

The vendors taking part in The Wild Collective aren’t just about fashion either. Think décor, beauty products, handcrafted furniture, home ware, art, eco-friendly products, toys, food and so much more.

A Wild Collective ambassador, Oobi, need no introduction. With 12 years of experience in children’s fashion, accessories and décor, they will be showcasing their Spring/Summer 2015 line throughout the two-day exhibition and it’ll be sure to impress! With (almost) two children myself, I’ll be scouring the new collection for their summer wardrobes. If you haven’t yet become acquainted with Oobi, their website (www.oobi.com.au) and Instagram (@oobi) will give you a taste of what to expect.

Other notable vendors involved in The Wild Collective who I’ll be stalking include;

ONE TINY TRIBE – Ridiculously cute art prints and tees, perfect for my new nursery.

HUMBLE BODY – Natural hemp based and organic skin care made right here in Melbourne.

LUXBITE – When their motto is “life is uncertain, eat dessert first”, what’s not to love? Can’t wait to check out their gourmet sweet treats!

PAPER TO YOU – Hand crafted paper floristry that honestly must be seen to be believed.

Invited

 

Event Details: The Wild Collective

When: Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 August, 2015

Where: Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicolson Street, Carlton VIC 3053

Time: Doors open 10am-4pm

Entry: $2 (yes, you read that right). Children under 15 free.

 

I’ll be 34 weeks pregnant by that stage, but I won’t be missing this for the world.

I hope to see you there!

 

More information can be found at http://thewildcollective.com.au

Facebook.com/thewildcollectiveau

Instagram @thewildcollectiveau

Updated daily, a full list of vendors can be found here http://www.thewildcollective.com.au/meet-the-tribe

 

Belinda x

Ok, I admit it. I was wrong.

January 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

Allow me to bore you with some photos.

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Sometimes you’ve just got to say it. I get it. Yep, now I get it.

I could start so many sentences with “before I was a parent…” but I’ll start with this one. Before I was a parent (and if I’m honest) I couldn’t really give two hoots about the majority of baby photos my friends posted on social media. I mean, sure, some were very cute, but I never really understood why you had to post SO many. It’s one of the many things I now ‘get’ being a proud parent myself.

It’s hard to ever imagine how your life will change when you have a baby. You know it will, and you can have a pretty good idea by being around friends and families of small children but until you go through it yourself, you can never really know. Everyone has differing ways of coping with the change in daily routine, conflicting advice, feeding issues, settling or sleeping battles (and deprivation).

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It’s funny how you have to complete a certain amount of study and practical on-the-job training to become a nurse for example, caring for others. Yet after a few days in hospital, with no training, you take a tiny, dependant infant home with only a vague idea of what to do. And now that I’ve been through that I still think to myself “how did I know what to do??” Mothers are remarkable. As are fathers, but even with the hands on dad that Jack has, it was still me who was making all of the decisions when it came to his care in the early days.

Anyway, I’m getting way off topic. Something else that you can never really know is the amount of love and pride you feel for your child. And like anything you are proud of, you show it off. So, to my friends who post a ton of pictures of their child/ren, I’m sorry. Please continue. To all those bored by my endless photo sharing, I apologise to you too but isn’t Jack just the cutest thing EVER!?

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Being is parent is wonderful (for the most part). I had the most amazing day exploring the river with Jack and hubby today. I even turned to hubby and said “I never would have believed that some of the happiest days could be spent in a new playground”.

Have a lovely week everyone xx

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Jack

Singlet & Sandals – Purebaby

Shorts – Bonds

Pram Liner – Bella & Moo

Me

Shirt & Skirt – Country Road

Sunglasses – Saint Laurent

Introducing…

November 21, 2014 | 0 Comment

Have you heard of Bella & Moo?

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I’ve mentioned a few (hundred) times that I’m an Instagram addict haven’t I? Very recently I stumbled upon a page full of gorgeous, Australian made baby products. Custom made pram liners, play mats, bibs, nappy clutches, blankets etc in the most amazing, eye-catching, colourful fabrics. Shortly after that, Bella & Moo were looking for babies to represent this beautiful brand and I entered Jack and crossed everything so hard I looked like a pretzel!

Well, imagine my delight when I discovered he’d been chosen alongside some gorgeous children to represent them. We are honoured to support an up-and-coming, fabulous business – whose products have already been featured in Harper’s Bazaar UK!

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All images courtesy of Bella & Moo

Jack and I look forward to showing you more of Bella & Moo in the near future.

 

Website – www.bellaandmoo.bigcartel.com

Instagram – @bellaandmoo

Facebook – www.facebook.com/bellaandmoo

 

I hope everyone has an amazing weekend! I have the weekend off for Jack’s Christening and I can’t wait. Looking forward to an excuse to wear this beautiful dress again.

Belinda xx

 

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