ALEX AND TRAHANAS

ALEX AND TRAHANAS a lifestyle project, celebrated through curated fashion and entertaining pieces.

Created by Alexandra Heard and Heleena Trahanas, the online lifestyle store/design studio is the result of the duos fascination with how we undertake life’s everyday and special ceremonies. ALEX AND TRAHANAS thinks about how these moments can be elevated through quality timeless design.

ALEX AND TRAHANAS will release garments and entertaining pieces sporadically as their travels to Europe and beyond take them to source the nest of fabrics, materials and production methods. Their rst collection titled ‘Aperitivo Hour’ of Italian linen dresses and Puglian hand painted ceramics captures the warm hospitality and summer of Southern Italy.

These pieces, like many to come, are designed to be enjoyed over an aperitivo with good friends.

The debut collection includes a collection of re ned Italian linen shift dresses, made in Australia. With a focus on quality, wearability and ease ALEX AND TRAHANAS sourced their premium garza crepe linen fabric from one of oldest and prestigious mills in Italy. Designed to take you from day to night, available in two styles, a clean silhouette short sleeve dress and a sleeveless shift dress, and available in three classic colours white, navy and forest green, they make the perfect spring/summer dress.

click here to see more and buy

Photos Adrian Price

new from Tigmi

Recently Tigmi Trading teamed up with the iconic Rae’s resort on Wategos beach in Byron Bay to shoot their latest campaign shoot. The Byron landmark has recently had a facelift by renowned interior designer Tamsin Johnson and the result is stunning example of simple, understated luxury. The perfect hideaway for anyone visiting the area. The only problem was leaving….. 
Photos Alicia Tayor

Sarah Ellison The New Wave

My Buddy Sarah Ellison has just released her first (awesome) collection of furniture and objects all with a coastal luxe vibe available here

Dinosaur Designs Atmosphere

Atmosphere is the latest collection from Dinosaur Designs

I love visiting their Sydney Studio where everything is created, its a creative, inspiring, magical space and I always leave feeling inspired. Their latest collection is online and in store now click here to shop

Photography Jason Loucas Styling Vanessa Austin

Elise Cameron – Smith She’s back!

My favourite little boat builder is back! Elise Cameron-Smith crafts whimsical wooden treasures. She has been busy in her workshop after some rather fabulous adventures – I love her sweet little boats ( I have one myself!) click here to shop her new fleet!

Photo Citizens of Style

Beci Orpin – Sunshine Spaces

My Buddy Beci Orpin is the Queen of craft and has released a fourth book with Hardie Grant Books ( go girl!)

Sunshine Spaces its about bringing a little of the outdoors into your home. Inspired by the colour and beauty of nature, Beci shares her ideas and guides you step-by-step through fun projects for indoors, outdoors, party and play.

No surprise Im loving the cute dog house project below for you know who!

Featuring some of Beci’s favourite materials, including wood, fabric, plants and recycled objects, Sunshine Spaces will tell you everything you need to know about bringing the sunshine into your life and home.

in all awesome book stores now!

Photos Chris Middleton

Soul Safari Sydney 2017

Im so excited to join the amazing creative line up of speakers for Soul Safari – thanks for having me Vanessa Holden !

Soul Safari is returning to Sydney for the second year, over two inspiring days.

Join me and the likes of Lianne Rosler, Megan Morton, Tracy Deep, David Clark, Louise Olsen, Lee Matthews, Dion Horstmans, Henry Wilson and a heap more!

Soul Safari is a gathering for people who believe in the power of creativity to fuel massive change in the world. Come together at The School  on May 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2017 to connect with your creativity, connect with each other, find fuel for your ideas, and spark the conversations that make big things happen. Tickets are on sale now and friends of MJG can use a special discount code JGTRIBEVIBES  

Read a little Q & A I did here

click here to book your tickets

WEST – Photographs of LA + Vegas by Derek Swalwell

Everyone knows I love LA and a good dose of Palm tress so its no surprise that Im loving this!

“WEST is a new series of landscapes by super cool architecture and interior photographer, Derek Swalwell a collection of photographs captured from Los Angeles to Las Vegas moments and urban impressions of Los Angeles to LasVegas, effectively his own take on the Californian mood and topography. It features dated buildings, low-rise cityscapes and a sun bleached 80s colour palette.

Take a look of the exhibition online here.  www.west-lalv.com or if you happen to be in Melbourne head in to JCP Studios 51-57 Cubitt St Cremorne Melbourne until 11 May.

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mjg store out post at newrybar merchants

Its been a while since we opened our very first MJG Store retail outpost at Newrybar Merchants, but Im excited to share with you (finally) these shots!

Located just a short drive form Paradise (Byron Bay) Newrybar Merchants is an awesome space that I share with a bunch of other cool creatives, together we present a unique retail space and beautiful space set in an awesome old cottage, filled with things for the home, art, rugs, flowers, plants, stuff for the kids and a whole lot more, if you are in town head in you won’t regret it!

Newrybar Merchants

19 Old Pacific Hwy Newrybar

Photography Jessie Prince

nikau store now open

Now open Nikau Store Byron Bay

My friends in Byron Bay have opened a brand new plant, clay and home Emporium head in store here for feel good Jungle vibes, the store is filled with a unique mix of hand made wares and beautiful botanicals – plant and ceramic heaven!

You will also find Ceramics by Paterson and Steele My MJG collection along side Justina Blakeney’s Home Collection and Wallpapers and a heap of other unique finds.

Nikau Store

shop 2 / 30 Fletcher Street Byron Bay

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