Tie Me Up

by cecylia on December 7, 2012


Vintage Dress, Belt & Bag / Ties & Whimsy Tie / Lanvin Heels

My dear friend Lady Melbourne knows me too well. Being well aware of my undying love for men’s ties, an almost-scary obsession for anything vintage-y and deep appreciation for innovative design, she introduced me to Ties & Whimsy. The Brisband-based label is the brainchild of Alisa Newey, the accessories designer who found her inspiration from the delightful markets of London, to create unique pieces with a surprising twist. All of her original designs are composed of vintage elements. Championing recycling and nouveau design, naturally, I fell hard for Ties & Whimsy.

Because Alisa is a generous soul and I know you, like me, will also wish to own one of her unique designs, we are collaborating on a Give-Away for you! Competiton runs until 21st December. Simply hop onto her online store, pick your Favourite Design, let us know which one by leaving a Comment below, and Like the Ties & Whimsy Facebook page. Easy Peasy Japanesy!


Bon weekend!


am2pmChic December 7, 2012 at 6:53 am

Super cute look, loving the dress !!!


Berty Morales December 7, 2012 at 8:35 am

Cess, this post is super cute and I love your dress. It looks fabulous on you and very sexy ;)

cecylia December 7, 2012 at 4:24 pm

haha just the look I was going for :D Thanks Berty!

Lily December 7, 2012 at 8:47 am

Ties and Whimsy are beautiful and such a brilliant idea! My favourite design at the moment would have to be the Red and Blue ruffle or the Teal Spot!

cecylia December 7, 2012 at 4:24 pm

cute! Glad you like them too Lily!

Mica December 8, 2012 at 7:56 am

Such a fun piece, you wear it well! I really like your vintage dress too.

And the stack of magazines behind you – wow! Wish I had let me collection grow that big – I tend to recycle or donate to the doctors/dentists waiting rooms when I overflow the book case.

cecylia December 8, 2012 at 11:47 am

ah my magazine collection is a little out of control, I already recently donated a whole stack to the opshop…but they seem to be growing on a daily basis…

Alba December 8, 2012 at 11:51 am


I want to invite you to great giveaway in my blog!
You can win your favorite Dress from InloveWithFashion!

kerry santillo December 11, 2012 at 7:59 am

I love the LT-CS-brown white, original and stylish :)))
have liked on facebook too x

cecylia December 11, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Well done Kerry for entering! Thank you so much, best wishes darling!

kerry santillo December 11, 2012 at 7:34 pm

thankyou :))) great giveaway :)

Belinda Chisholm December 18, 2012 at 6:27 pm

I live the yellow aqua ! It’s amazing … These ties are so fantastic .. I love the one I have .. A great way to change the look of your outfit x

Swirling Monkeys Fashion December 18, 2012 at 6:38 pm

Would LOVE to add another tie to my collection!

Checked the current stock and found my next IN LOVE ties & whimsy creation.
T&W- RD- blue and white

Would LOVE to win!


cecylia December 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

aww you lucky lady!

Shannon Louise December 18, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I had the chance to model a Ties & Whimsy creation earlier this year at the Swirling Monkeys fashion launch and I would love to add a creation of my own to my wardrobe!

The tie I would like to win is T&W-BT-navy

Shannon xo

cecylia December 20, 2012 at 4:40 pm

wow sounds like Swirling Monkeys was a smash hit! Wish I was there! Good luck Shannon!

JameeBeetle December 18, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Alisa is so talented! Look at all these stunning works of wearable art <3
My favourite would have to be the T&W-CS-orange, what a spunk of a feature!

cecylia December 20, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Alisa is! So clever, I’m sure no one else in the world has created knots like that!

Rebecca Robson December 18, 2012 at 10:09 pm

I have been a fan of Alisa’s for ages now and her ties are swoon-worthy! My absolute favorite is the T&W-BT-Yellow Tie! I can see it taking my favorite pair of jeans anywhere they want to go – and it’ll suit the dress that I will just HAVE to buy *wink*!
Bec x

Louise December 20, 2012 at 1:07 pm

Love the RD blue and white tie! They are all amazing and are awesome gift ideas

cecylia December 20, 2012 at 4:36 pm

they are I agree- such cute designs!

Swirling Monkeys Fashion December 24, 2012 at 9:42 am

Do we now who won babe? I couldn’t see an update but I do wear glasses after all :P

cecylia December 26, 2012 at 8:45 am

Hi Cate thanks for your comment yes Belinda won the Ties and Whimsy give away, it was announced in the last blog post ;) thank you for entering again!

stephanie January 17, 2013 at 8:46 am

super cute look! really suits you ;)

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