Monday, August 31, 2009

A few of our favourite things...

The days are getting longer, the air is becoming warmer, the city is coming to life as winter swiftly slips away and spring arrives here with a kick (as we Brisbanites discovered last weekend, it was a record 32degrees here I believe, whew!)
This weekend we'll be heading out to search for the perfect spring dress to wear to the first barbeque of the season and a few extra pretty little dresses for our Spring collection!
this one (above) is up in our ebay store, check it out at:
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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Get green!

I've guess we've always been a little green here at NOW&then - opshopping, 'recycling of clothes', re-designing and re-using fabric to create new pieces, clothing swaps, etc... Most recently we've been colouring our home a little greener...
Our first project was planting some seedlings and seeds to grow in and around our apartment. (You can get little packs of all kinds of seeds and bulbs from cheapo shops for a few dollars, or seedlings from supermarkets... or even seedpods on your stroll around the neighborhood, and they're free!)
Because we live on the third floor in a building which has no real gardens (well, none we are welcome to play in!) this is the next best option. With our regular student style meals of canned goods, we have collected a vast array of cans of various sizes to pot in! Just add some dirt (also from cheapo or hardware stores) And voila!
This one (below is still a baby but will soon grow double the size and flower beautiful white bell shaped flowers!) It's a great alternative to paying for cut flowers that won't last and you can replant the seeds and plant them again once the flower has had it's season!
Try it! Send us some pics and let us know how it's going!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

everything old is new again!

Our collection began with the ransacking of our Mum's wardrobes, stuffed full of treasures and trinkets from the past 30years of life, love and adventures...
We are clearly hooked on the awesome-ness of vintage, retro and pre-loved finds and have, for the last few years, been trawling any op-shop, garage sale, clothing swap and auction we come across...
Now... we have decided to open our collection, finds and style for the love of another - hence the shop!
NOW&then boutique is open for private parties of fashionistas - for an evening of fashion, fun and bubbly. We're also trialing a Saturday morning open house/shop 10-2pm, check it out!!!
We've also set up the ebay store 'nowandthenboutique' for those who aren't local to the fabulous city if Brisvegas (Brisbane, Aus) or who just can't make it in!
Here's a preview of our first collection available on our ebay store...
- Mad Jam sweater $20
- Join-the-Dots blouse $15
- Candy coloured hearts knit $20
Additional Items: - Killer heels (size 6) $18
- Reversible studd pouch $12
- 80s Retro Vanilla Ice sunnies $5

Friday, August 21, 2009

...this could be the start of something beautiful...

We are... pre-loved, vintage and retro, accessories and homewares
and everything in between...
[Watch this space] ...check us out on facebook and ebay,'nowandthenboutique' XO
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