Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending a Frock Swap soiree at Kyra Pybus’ place with hubby and Theodore. Kyra, the PR guru of Pybus PR, Jane, of Jane Hayes Consulting, and Iolanthe, the Ruby Slipper Consultant, organised this beautiful event to kick off ‘Buy Nothing New October’ as we embrace eco-aware consumerism and cleverly recycled designs. We have all pledged to buy nothing new this month, except for food and drinks…
All loved up for the lovebird, ‘Beaky’.
We were treated to delicious nibblies, French bubbly, and the decadent ambience of Kyra and Nish’s inviting home. Their apartment had the luxurious woody scent of Cire Trudon’s
‘, courtesy of Peony Melbourne
. Cire Trudon candles are made from rice, soy and coprah, contain no nasty chemicals which harm our environment. The candle house has supplied and manufactured for the the Royal family in Versailles since the 17th century, and nowadays for the big maisons including Hermes, Cartier, Dior
. I think a visit to Peony Melbourne
is a must! Scented candles are the ultimate mood-lifter!
Another decadent touch to the event was the husk boat floral arrangement by Domain Flowers
. Domain Flowers are mindful florists, they re-use their husks, pods, seeds and branches of plants. They are also purchasing a mulcher so that the Collingwood Children’s Farm, an organic community garden, can reuse any unused organic material. Such an eco-friendly florist!
I first encountered the beautifully re-crafted jewellery label Ghost & Lola
at French High Tea, in this
post. Every Ghost & Lola is made entirely of nothing new because every piece of vintage jewellery deserves a second chance at rebirth. The designer gathers all the jewellery components from around the world and recreates them. I am deeply in love with the pink bracelet.
The stylish pack- Jane, in Chloe, Iolanthe, in Missoni and Kyra, in vintage and Cape loafers. Every girl who has a pair of ballet flats should also own a pair of Cape! Photo coutesy of Iolanthe.
My jaw hit the ground when I saw these rings, each made entirely from recycled aluminium cans, thanks to Miles Mason Trading Company
. They are helping support Buy Nothing New month by showcasing these beautiful wall-mountable butterflies and swallows which are made of old household crockery. I think these laser-cut plates would be beautiful jewellery displays!
I do apologize that our beloved Chihuahua have not been featured on the blog for a while…here is Theodore in his smart little red cardigan that Bijoux, Kyra and Nish’s angora rabbit, who was very camera-shy, (hence we don’t have a photo of her) handed down to him. :D
Theodore in an obi (vintage scarf tied around like a belt), not enjoying the dress-up as much as we are…
The gorgeous Kyla, Lisa, Leeyong and me
Thank you so much Kyra and Nish for opening up your beautiful space for us, for your warm hospitality and for letting Theodore join us! Thank you Iolanthe for the delicious chocolate cake, dips and fruits. Thank you Jane for the French bubbly and everyone for the gorgeous company! I had such a delightful time and am really excited that we are all going to celebrate Buy Nothing New October ! It will be a challenge, especially for me… but I am going to do my best! Come visit me this Sunday at Take 2 Market (the best vintage market) in the Hawthorn Town Hall (Corner Burwood and Glenferrie Roads) so we can buy nothing new together!
Details of my outfit shall be revealed in the next post…until then, have a beautiful day! xx