Trend Alert - Flamingo Fever

You probably are already aware of the latest trend - flamingo fever!  Love it or hate it - it's taking over.  I kind of like it's quirkiness, I used to love seeing them parked on peoples front lawns in the 70's along with the big butterfly on the wall next to the front door.  I remember thinking that the people who lived in THOSE houses were so exotic and must have been very well travelled to even know such birds existed!  So how do you use this current trend?  Well of course it's totally up to you but the image below gave me a little inspiration...

image via est magazine November 2012

image via est magazine November 2012

Love that eclectic look, so I pulled together a few items and threw them into a mood board… now it's up to you to take what you like or leave what you like but my favourite would have to be number 2 - how cute is that outfit???

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1. Flamingo Tea Towel at www.everythingbegins.com $20

2. Mud Pie girls T-shirt and Nappy Cover

3. Flamingo Novelty Cushion at Domayne $19.95

4. Embroidered Dress Slippers at www.brownsfashions.com

5. Flamingo Cushion by Vavoom $140 for a set of 2

6. Lawn Flamingo at www.rawspace.com.au $39.95

7. Retro Tropical Pink Toile by Brick House Fabric

8. Adidas Neo Flamingo Heart T Shirt

Treasures in a Gelato Shop ...

Tucked away in the rear rooms of Il Locale Gelato in Berry is a boutique of handmade funky clothes, polymer clay jewellery and screen printed cushions. The designs are unique, the combination interesting and the people are lovely.

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Geraldine Nortje owns, manages & sells her label 'Nortje' in the rooms of Il Locale  - loose linen clothes all dyed naturally created with a modern edge. Low crutch pants, hip linen overalls & loose fitting dresses ... and no-one in Berry does similar - welcome to town Geraldine ;)

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The creative and 'oh so different' polymer clay jewellery is made by Kerrie Oliver from 'Llyod Told George'. Kerrie has great names for her collections such as 'Lady don't Mind' and 'Out of the Woods' - cute !

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And the original, contemporary screen printed cushions are by Kim Raath of 'The Chroma Club'. Kim is committed to a sustainable eco-friendly production process - all the dyes used are water based and non-toxic, they are made in Australia & are unique - buy something no-one else has - dare ya

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