Sunday, December 13, 2009

to you, from us, with love

Summer time means festival season so we're getting the best of the best summer trends (and then some)...
 to you, from us, with love
Check 'em out and tell your friends 


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Happy holidays

Been away camping with friends, first time since the family camping trips of childhood... Some beautiful scenery, great little boutiques and cafes, and much relaxing...

Lots of jellyfish and bluebottles. Fun!

Jam Jars at Cocomangas, Monday night (mmmm!)

The view from the Lighthouse lookout, beautiful!

Friday, November 13, 2009

High society treasures...

...Some of our new jewellery and accessories we'll be unveiling at our first market stall, hopefully very soon! Stay tuned for more details soon!


it's back! get snap happy!


photograph from here
Polaroids are back (well they will be by mid 2010) according to Sportsgirl, thanks to the persistence of people who love/need/want/must have polaroid (That's what people power does!) The soon to be re-released Polaroid One is going straight onto my wish list!
Please and thank you Santa :)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

When you were little, did you ever...
... spend hours with the siblings yelling into the pedestal fan, laughing at how funny your voice sounded? *Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhzzzzzzzzhhhh*

... make "cow patts"? (you put a bit of every ingredient into a bowel, mix and bake into muffins... then try to eat them, lol! Hillarious!
(Lauren G & I made several batches over the years. Some good, most not, lol!)

... Play KFC in the backyard. You set up shop in the backyard and "drive thru" on your bikes to buy "chips" (bread cut into chip shaped pieces) with leaf money. Awww...

... make cubbies with whatever you could find (our favourite was under the kitchen table with sheets for walls OR several umbrellas in igloo shape)

... played around for hours in the photobooth (WE HAVE! Fuuuun!)

Making the most of the little moments...

Friday, November 6, 2009

@frankieMagazine we love this guy. one cherry soda for me please! 

GALCOS, (LA, California) and a man called John Nese

Thursday, November 5, 2009

RT @Frock09 and... we print it :)

QUTs fashion graduate project Frock Paper Scissors is launching again!
The launch party is Thursday 19 November 6-7pm @ QUT Kelvin Grove CI Precinct, Z2 The Glasshouse

The project is a "local fashion and lifestyle magazine published annually by QUT Fashion and Journalism students. It also provides the local community with an insight into the life of Creative Industries form a real world perspective"
(We were lucky enough to be involved in Frock Paper Scissors 2008.
Check out our article here (our article pg 12-13) (and a few of our moves pg 32-36)

The magazine is a great opportunity for up and coming fashionistas. Check out the Frock gang and their work on their website

get your chuckle on :D

If you need a good old fashioned laugh, check out @shitmydadsays (twitter)


The tweets are written by a 29 y/o guy living with his 73y/o Dad. He explains "I just write down shit that he says... He is awesome."
...Well, judging by the 684,080 followers, a few other people think so too! Check it out and have a bit of a chuckle :)
Here's a few of my faves...

"You sure do like to tailgate people... Right, because it's real important you show up to the nothing you have to do on time."

The Swap

Fruity lime cordial and cupcakes, friends, fun and fashion freebies...
The Swap last Sunday went off without a hitch. It was a great night, thanks to those who came!

So much awesome stuff changed hands, including
- a pair of Doc Martans,
- an awesome orange SEEbyCHLOE top,
- a cute pink PUMA tee,
- a sassy black COOPERstreet pencil skirt,
- and lots of retro and vintage in the mix as well!

SEEbyChloe, orange ruffle blouse

PUMA, ballet pink t-shirt

Wayne Cooper, satin pencil skirt

Retro Italian shoes

Great night!
We'll be having another soon so keep your eyes peeled for news of our next swap night!
Who's coming to the next swap!?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Just in...

Just in: this AMAZING 1950s look tea dress. (It's my new favourite!)
The dress for the lady who loves to stand out! 
This dress would be perfect for a Dita moment at the next festival you're at (you're bound to be found by the style snappers in this one!), with knee high socks, heels and a chunky belt a la Carrie Bradshaw, or at the next wedding/birthday celebration/event on your social calendar.
Check it out at our ebay store here

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The sweetest thing...

How cute are these lockets from Mrs Smiley's Lockets...

(Mrs Smiley's Lockets are offering free postage in Australia now!)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

birds of a feather...

...flock together
Our sweet little range of bird themed jewelry 'Flock' is up instore NOW&then now (and more to come!) Pretty little necklaces featuring vintage look bird pendants alongside delicate flower shapes, decorative cutout pods, metal shapes and gems of all colours and sizes.  Each item is hand made and one of a kind.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

the view from my place, pretty huh :)
Even though my week is like a week-long-weekend, I still can't wait for the weekend to begin! 
I have a few things planned but my weekend wishlist looks a little bit like this...

Hear this...
Friday evening: Green Jam Sessions, @ dusk Melbourne Street, Southbank (from Oct 2 - Dec 11)
A grassy spot in the centre of Southbank, cold beers and live jazz music  

See this... 
FAME! (free tickets from dancelife, yay!) 

Go to... 
Brisbane's Valley Fiesta, this weekend!
An all ages outdoor event where us Brisbanites have access to the best local music for free!  

Looking forward to... 
So Frenchy, So Chic Live @ Brisbane Powerhouse, Thursday 26 Nov, 09
Two of the artists featured on this years So Frenchy So Chic album, Moriarty and Coocoon are playing live at the Brisbane Powerhouse, Thu Nov 26.  Alliance Francaise Brisbane is giving away a double pass to the show and and a copy of the latest So Frenchy So Chic and Moriarty albums to one lucky winner! 
Check it out here for more info and to enter!

So far the weather's looking great, I think it's going to be a good one :)
What's everyone up to this weekend?  x

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

tweet tweet

Check it out...

RT@ endlesswardrobe very popular selling quickly! get it while you can.

(Cut-Out-The-Pain cotton leggings, $38 +post)...

We've got a similar pair in store!

Check them out, bid or buy them here!

NOW&then boutique Slasher leggings, $12+post

Wear it with...

a little bite of heaven

Carousels Cupcakes
819 Gympie Rd, Chermside QLD 4032
I've passed by this sweet little shop a million times but only recently went in and checked it out. It's a little bite of 50's kitch with it's candy pink booths and cute little cupcakes, perfect for any occasion (and let's face it, when they're this cute who needs an excuse!)
Check them out here!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

every man should read this book!

Saw this book while reading one of my fave blogs (other than this one) A CUP OF JO "Rules for my unborn son" by Walker Lamond.
The book was spawned (lol!) by the blog 1001 Rules For My Unborn Son I think every man should read this book! Check it out...

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Wana win this sweeeeet straw fedora hat!?
- NOW&then boutique: $20
All you have to do is...
sign up to follow us & comment to be in the running to win!
winner announced October 25!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Get your shop on!!!

Ebay update: NEW stuff!
Retro 80's robo style sunglasses $4.00
Women's print dress (fits 8-14) $12.00
Retro 80's sunglasses $5.00
Retro eagle necklace (2nd pendant shown) $12.00
Check it out, bid or buy...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A few of our favorite things...

This month we decided to open up the field to our lovely friends of NOW&then boutique by requesting a happy snap of their favorite fashion finds!
In return, everyone who participated was entered into the draw for the chance to win an item of choice from NOW&then boutique!
Thank you to everyone who got involved and emailed us, we had so many great photos and outfits but we had to choose just a few! So, here we go...
Who: Emma! (above right)
Item/s: H&M floral bomber jacket, black classic RayBans (from clothing swap!), Cotton On denim jeans...
Emma says: "This is my fave fashion find! ...It's my fave jacket and singlet from Vienna, my Ray-Bans, you might be able to spot my swatch, and my bestest Cotton-On jeans (which are, by the way, the best fitting jeans ever)! And I have stripey my pink cons on my feet, but you wouldn't know it :P
Who: Tam! (above right)
Item: "Granny dress" (lol!) - Opshop purchase...
Tam wrote "Granny dress - about 3 sizes too big, but still fabulous, bought from an ipswich opshop for $6?? Looks awesome with a black belt (im doing my single ladies dance in this photo) V trendy! Kind of an autumn/spring vibe :)"
Who: Kate!
Item: Retro 80's dress...
Kate says: "I bought it from Etsy, vintage, Texas. Was a real 80's prom dress! I love it because it's one of a kind and it's like wearing fairy floss!"
Congrats to our winners!...
Tam (first draw winner: wins one free item from the store!), Kate: (second draw winner: receives 50% off any purchase from the store), and Emma (third draw winner: 25% off any purchase from the store)
Last Thursday night was the night for beautiful bling and big sparkles at the launch ofAmanda Heelans' ARMOUR collection, Brisbane. The collection featured exquisite, hand beaded pieces - neaklaces, earrings and rings, crafted with semi precious stones, swarovski crystals and glass, all arranged into lust-worthy designs. Check her stuff out at The picture above is of my lovely friend Kate, who purchased one of the beautiful pieces of the ARMOUR collection. (We took the necklace out on the town that night to show off... coffee and cake at a little bar in the city... then we went to McDonalds. Yes we're classy chicks ;)
Amanda Heelan Jewellery, photography by Lightbox Studios, from

Sunday, October 11, 2009

...Want to spring clean your wardrobe?!

NOW&then boutique are hosting a...


Sunday, November 1st, 3pm


For details check out the event page:

Friday, October 9, 2009

you've heard of eye candy, this is ear candy...

These little pretties are the latest in the NOW&then boutique and we're giving you the first pick! Released on our ebay store tomorrow!!! from just $4 each
To bid or buy... drop into the NOW&then boutique ebay store!