brodie loves fashion

Brodie

My cousin Brodie has come down to Geelong for the school holidays and like me, Brodie loves fashion and showing off pretty clothes.

I decided rather than seeing me all the time to take some photos of her. Not only did Brodie enjoy getting her photo taken but it was really nice to be behind the camera. By no means do I want to get into photography as a career but I do enjoy capturing the moment and having fun taking photos to remember time and places. In fact in my younger years I was always known as the one that would have the camera in my hand capturing the memories.

It made me realize how much I want and would love to show more people and their style on my blog. I always created Geelong Fashionista with the intention to show street style and others creative flare but have never gone out and taken photos, although maybe unlike me most of my friends don’t want to be all over the bloggersphere! I am going to find the time to take photos of others and show you how much incredible style is around.

We went down to a spot I always enjoy going to get photos but once there we found we drove around a corner and found a new location I had never seen before; although a truck got in the way, we  turned another corner and found a great spot to take some fun photos. Brodie I think enjoyed showing off these beautiful Elm Knitwear designs and having fun in the beautiful spring sunshine.

Spring

September

Geelong

Brodie Loves Fashion

Ace of Something

Outdoors

Brodie is wearing:

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colour pop weekend style

Geelong Fashionista

I love colour and this Elm Knitwear jumper is all about colour pop. The beautiful knitted fabric gives warmth while steering clear of the traditional Melbourne black. Although Winter has ended I’m looking forward to wearing this knit with shorts and skirts to still keep warm in the brisk spring evenings and mornings.

I love when winter ends and spring begins. There is excitement in the air that warmer days are coming. The weather was beautiful over the weekend and it really did feel like summer was on its way. People were all over the beach and enjoying living back outdoors which living by the beach does to you. I love walking down here and just staring out to the ocean.

Ocean Grove

Wittner Mules

Elm Knitwear

Bardot Jeans

Details

Ocean Grove Beach

I was wearing:

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Kirsty

my bali photo diary

Although it was a couple of weeks ago now I thought I would put up some more photos from my recent Bali trip. Andrew took most of these images however I really enjoyed taking photos as well.

Before I left for beautiful Bali I was very lucky to receive this stunning Kimono from Elm Knitwear. The colours are stunning and it is such an incredible piece! I cant wait to get more wear out of it.

Elm Knitwear kimono

Elm Knitwear

Beach essentials

I was wearing:

We spent a lot of time exploring and looking around the incredible streets of Bali. We tried incredible food and enjoyed the sights of Seminyak.

Empty Street

CONCRETE WALL

Sae Circus

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Paddock in the middle of Seminyak

Seminyak Sunset

By the pool

Bali is somewhere I do go often but its everything I could want; beautiful weather, great shopping, amazing food and very friendly on the budget. I recommend Bali to everyone!

Bali 2014

airplane

Have you been to Bali? What is your favourite thing about this island?

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elm knitwear

Republic Pullover

Fontaine Cardi

When I cam across Elm Knitwear I got very excited. Not only do they create incredible pieces with wonderful colour but they too are from Geelong!

I was lucky enough to sample some pieces and I can say that I have lived in them all and received such wonderful comments every time I wear them. With winter on our doorstep be sure to check out there latest winter range!

I wanted you to all hear about Elm so I caught up with one of the designers Sally, to find out more.

Barwon Heads

 Elm has beautiful designed pieces. What was the inspiration to create this label?
Ange started Elm & asked me to jump on-board after her first season and what an exciting project Elm is!  We just love it!
The Elm ethos is to be ‘effortlessly stylish’ – each having 2 kids of our own, we realised there is a need to make everyday wardrobe choices both simple and luxurious.
We are inspired by a colourful lifestyle, art and travel.  Elm loves colour!
We have an emphasis on flattering every body type, natural fibres & slow fashion which has a timeless fashionability.

I love that you are local designers! How did you find your passion for fashion?
I still remember when I was 6yo and my parents gave me a little fashion template drawing game and looking back I think that was the start of it for me!
I always loved dressing Barbie’s up when I was younger & got my first sewing machine when I was 14yo for Christmas – I was actually hoping for a surfboard – but soon fell in love with making my own clothes.
Both Ange & I completed our Fashion Design studies at Gordon Institute of TAFE !

Elm Knitwear Cape

What designers inspire you and who influences your style?
We find inspiration all over!  From the international catwalks, to the local runways and even to the streets.  Instagram & Pinterest are our best friends.
We love Jessica Alba and her style, such an inspiration.

What is your never-fail, go to outfit for weekends?
I’m loving our Elm Paisley Dress which I just feel fabulous in & is so comfortable & easy to wear! I’ve worn it barefoot going for a walk along the beach & have also dressed it up with a blazer & ankle boots and worn it to a wedding – love versatile !
Coming into winter weather though I love to just throw on my jeans, converse & a cosy Elm knit – the Vera Pullover is my new favourite!

Elm Knitwear Tee

Quite a few places in Geelong stock your pieces. Where can readers buy your designs, locally, Australia wide or abroad? 
We’re very proud of all our stockists, their stores are all beautiful and we love popping in to have a chat to the friendly owners of our local stockists.
We are very happy to say that our stockist list is growing, into boutiques & homewares stores nation wide.  If you don’t see us in your local boutique please ask about Elm instore, they may some items on order or they might like to!
Otherwise we’d love to keep in touch via Facebook www.facebook.com/elmfortheloveofknitwear & Instagram @Elmknitwear
Locally in the Geelong area we are stocked:
Ballyhoo Art – Ryrie St, Geelong
Just Because – Barrabool Rd, Highton
2 Little Birds – Reynolds Rd, Belmont
Hyper Hyper – Hope St, Geelong West
Moss Grotto – Barwon Heads
Three Oh Two Willows – Pakington Street, Newtown
What are Elm Knitwear future plans and goals?
We are very excited for the future of Elm !  We are growing rapidly with beautiful stockists now in all states & territories and NZ.
Going forward we are looking into adding our own denim jean into our collection & are currently working on our new website !
Elm Knitwear
Kirsty
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farewell daylight savings

 Weekend comfort

Daylight savings has ended in Australia  for now…  and I not sure how I feel about this.

1. I love summer, so now it feels over offically.
2. It means the cold is coming. This is something I not to keen on, BUT I do love the winter fashion around!
3. I did get an extra hour sleep in this morning which was something I REALLY needed this week.

The weather has still been pretty good though of late, which is a real positive. Last year it didn’t get really cold here until late June, so I hoping its the same this year!

I am in love with this Elm Cape, I just can’t get enough.
Do you have pieces of clothing like that?

 Bardot jenas

Geelong

Kirsty

Elm Knitwear

Bardot Jeans

I was wearing:

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Kirsty

 

february flash back

March is here…summer has gone; can you believe it?! Time flies when your having fun, and February was filled with lots of fun outfits!

What outfit was your favourite?

Elm Knitwear Tee

Bardot hat

Geelong Fashionista

Geelong

Zara top

Colette

The Bellarine

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silk pants, grey top and some leopard

Zara top

I like to pride myself on dressing in colour, but from the last few posts I have done I’m starting to worry that all I am wearing is black, white and grey!

I actually don’t know if I like this outfit… It could be that I just don’t really wear pants, or maybe the two just didn’t work together.
The pants are the most comfortable ever and I really love the grey jumper but just not sure about the combo together. Maybe it needed a statement necklace to give it a pop.

I still thought I would post the images as I’d love to hear your feedback on the outfit.

What do you think?

Elm Knitwear

Geelong

I was wearing:

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the most wonderful colourful cape

Elm Knitwear Cape

When I received this most beautiful Elm Knitwear cape I got very exciting. The colours are beautiful and the fabric is amazing quality, and I knew we would get along fabulously! This particular day I had meetings at work and thought it was the perfect pop to my outfit.

Elm Knitwear has some amazing pieces and if you live in Geelong you can purchase from these following stores:

Have a wonderful Friday everyone!! Happy Valentine’s day to you all as well. I dont celebrate the day but happy to spread the love!

Geelong Fashionista

Kirsty

Witchery skirt

Elm Knitwear

I was wearing:

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a simple yet chic tee

Elm Knitwear Tee

When you don’t know what the day is going to bring you need to wear something that will do for any occasion.  I love throwing on a tee with a pretty skirt so I’m ready to handle whatever I need to when plans are up in the air.

That’s how this day went when I decided to put on my new Elm Knitwear tee. It is so comfortable and turns a simple outfit into chic. With the right skirt and accessories I was ready to tackle the day.

It turned out to be a great decision, as we went to a 1st birthday party, tried out a new restaurant, Zigfrids and then onto the movies to finally see ‘Wolf of Wall Street’.

Elm Knitwear is such a fun brand and their clothing is made from the best quality of fabrics. This t-shirt is no exception; silk on the front and cotton at the back. Perfect for a 30 degree day!

What is your simple go to outfit to tackle the day?

 Elm Knitwear

Kirsty

Country Road flats

Geelong

Witchery sunnies

I was wearing:

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orange in the summertime

Kirsty

Summer has hit in a big way here in Geelong. But I’m not complaining as I love the hot weather. Going to the beach and wearing fun outfits its a great time of year, especially when your still on holidays!

This top is so comfy and I love the colour. When I came across Elm Knitwear it was one of the first pieces that caught my eye. Who can go wrong with orange; its the new black!

I hope you all had wonderful weekends!

Elm Knitwear

Ocean Grove

I was wearing:

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