Despite being months off officially launching, I am hosting a ‘soft’ launch of sage x clare this weekend to give friends and family the opportunity to view and shop a selection of our inspiring products. I know many of you lovely followers live around the world, but to anyone in Melbourne this weekend, I’d love you to drop in! xxx
I’ve been a long-standing admirer of Lyn Gardner, of Empire Vintage and The White House, for her signature aesthetic and this week I was lucky enough to work on a shoot in her home. There are very few homes you enter and could seriously imagine yourself living in, but this house was certainly one of them. I couldn’t resist taking some sneaky snaps (on my iphone -sorry!) and sharing this magical home with you x
Who partook in the madness of Margeila for H&M yesterday? Finally released after much anticipation, it seems the collaboration launch was not without the standard website crash, the overnight queues, and the crazy that seems to come out with a limited edition designer collab at affordable prices (no judgement – I would lump myself into this category too).
I was bang on time, jumping on to their website and breezing through the initial stages of adding to my cart – I was almost disappointed at how easy it was appearing to be. I mean – why hasn’t the website crashed yet? Mmm… spoke too soon.
It all went wrong at the most important sealing of the deal – payment. After failing all my security questions (what the hell – that was my cat’s name!) my card was officially blocked and I was left to deal with the devastation. I then called my bank in a state of hurried panic – apparently shopping on H&M is not an urgent matter and the call centre was closed. What the hell? What kind of self-respecting bank has calling hours? And who doesn’t understand the urgency of this situation?
But then, a glimmer of hope… turns out the trusting folk at H&M will send out your parcel with a payment slip inside. Seems too good to be true – who sends you something and trusts you to pay later? But then, the website CRASHES. Great.
With some seriously persistent refreshing, I won out and this oversized pea coat will be mine! Had to sleep in this morning after my night of adrenaline-filled fun and dismay (what a rollercoaster) but I woke up feeling that little bit more satisfied that next winter I’ll be strutting around in my dream coat.
For an amusing recount of the event in store, go here x
1. Sage x Clare styling day one 2. Succulent garden on location 3. MMM for H&M launches today! 4. Candy stripe straws for launch event 5. Preparing Sage x Clare product 6. Styling for Twiggargerie 7. Branding decisions – so many options! 8. On location
P.s. Happy Birthday to my man – turning dirty 30 today!! x