12 December 2012


Camilla Franks is Australia's 'kaftan queen'... and the queen of colour if her spring/summer 2012 collection has anything to do with it. In her true luxe-bohemian style, the 'Gypset' collection embraces the spirit of the psychedelic sixties, combining exotic prints with sensuous silks and brave beading.

I'm loving the over the top styling for the look book contrasted with the etherial effect of the white parachute backdrop. Pure bohemian perfection!!

Photos: Jason Ridler

11 December 2012


 I'm back, i'm back and deserve a good slap accross the wrist for being so slack on the blog front lately. Sometimes life gets just a little too crazy and something's gotta give - unfortunately this time for me it was Paper Social. But i'm back and with plenty of inspiration to share with you all.

To kick things off I recently stumbled accross what I thought was an amazing abstract painting but was shocked to discover that these dramatic pink hues were actually aerial shots by Australian artist Steve Back as part of his 'Terra Incognita' photographic collection. These stunning images were shot over 3 years above the salt flats and foreshores of Western Australia's Hutt Lagoon. The pink colouring is an organic pigment caused by the natural formation of algae in the water. Isn't mother nature just amazing sometimes?

1 November 2012


Kiwi designer KarenWalker is no stranger to non-traditional lookbooks and she’s stayed true to theme with her latest capsule eyewear offering 'Fantastique'. 

The campaign was shot in New York to “capture the collection’s optimistic and celebratory feel”, as explained by creative director Mikhail Gherman. “I love the way that even inanimate objects can immediately become filled with extraordinary personality with the addition of a great pair of shades.”

From broomsticks to balloons, Walker somehow manages to make the most random inanimate household items seem ultra-cool. This limited edition collection includes 3 of her bestselling classic frames ‘blinged up’ with laser cut and black and gold filigree.

Incu Sydney will be home to a Karen Walker popup shop Candy Bar from 5th - 29th November. I don’t want to burst your bubble but there’s only a limited quantity available so act fast!

xx Kel

31 October 2012


Those clever kids over at Design Hotels have done it again! Remember this post about their pop-up hotel project in Tulum? Well after their 6 month stint in Mexico the team has moved to the Mediterannean, joining forces with the Paradise Club to create San Giorgio Mykonos, A Design Hotels Project.

Amongst the picturesque white buildings, dazzling blue waters and quaint cobbled alleys, San Giorgio is a relaxed cool, perfect for soaking up the sun by day and dancing under the stars come nightfall. Styled with a white washed palette, hand-picked organic furniture and an eclectic mix of regional treasures, the 34 room hotel is my ideal bohemian island home for the summer.

San Giorgio Mykonos will open for the Eurpoean Summer in May 2013.

30 October 2012


This is just one of those weeks. Where the travel bug has you itching to pack up and simply chase the sun. Where you want to be anywhere but work, and the wanderlust is on overdrive. But like most of us it seems the only way I can 'get away' at the moment is through what I like to refer to as my ' luggage-free lunch break' (aka wasting hours on the internet drooling over dream destinations) so I figured why not share the inspiration with all of you and dedicate this week to wanderlust!

To kick things off I have discovered my next book purchase and yet another way I can travel the world from the comfort of my own couch. Gypset Travel is Julia Chapman's follow-up book to the 2009 bohemian bible Gypset Style and explores 10 glamorous, yet casual, destinations of the gypsy jet-setter's including the Aeolian Islands, Goa, Montauk and even Byron Bay (that's the Spell & the Gypsy girls on the cover).

gypset n. An unconventional, bohemian approach to life. —adj. Characterized by a fashionable exoticism and down-to-earth ease.

With a 168 lusciously filled pages, it's not just a 'travel guide' but an inspiring look book for the gypset lifestyle in general and food for the bohemian soul in all of us.

26 October 2012


Following on from yesterday's Babooshka Babes post I thought it only appropriate to take a sticky beak into the Bali abode of designer Alice McCall.

In a style best described by Oyster as 'surf rock', McCall, who has shared her time between Sydney and Bali for the last 5 years (it's a tough life) has completely filled every space of her Canguu home with an eclectix mix of contemporary art and quirky vintage wares.

I mean what home isn't complete without a parrot?

25 October 2012


Don't you think everything's more fun when you can share it with someone else? (not to mention share the workload). Well that's why i've asked my good friend (and total babe) Kellie  to jump on board the Paper Social crazy train as our new fashion contributor and her first post is a beauty!! Take it away Kel...

Aptly titled after the infamous Kate Bush song, Alice McCall's spring/summer 2013 collection was inspired by you guessed it, Russian Babushka dolls.

The perfect mix of bohemian youthfulness, sexiness and a touch of romance, the Babooshka collection combines bright Hungarian folk art embroidery with chrisp layers of sheer white, perfect for a summer garden party. Pantone colour of the year 'Tangerine Tango' features prominently amongst a pallete of neon brights and pastel blue.

Starting out as a stylist the London born designer launched her first collection here in 2004. Now stocked accross the globe McCall is definitely one the darlings of Australian fashion and I will be making a bee-line for her Darlinghurst boutique come pay day, so if you need me, you know where to find me.

xx Kel

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