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Edit or's Notes We're excited to bring you the

We've had a blast bringing this

very first issue of Luminary. The

magazine together. The highlights

inspiration came over a few wines,

were definitely the trip to Bali to

as most good ideas do. We've always

shoot our style pages and the summer

loved working together and decided

party we threw for our entertainment

we wanted to produce a digital

pages.

magazine. At first it was just going to be something fun and pretty and then after some brain storming we decided we actually wanted to inspire people and share our style ideas.

We feel blessed and truly grateful to be supported by an amazing group of friends and associates. We hope you enjoy f licking through the pages of our first issue.

As a photographer and stylist, we work with amazing women and we felt Luminary was a great place to showcase these talents and share their inspirational stories.

Until next issue,

Li l l y & T a s h


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Summer

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Sarah Halloran from the Natural Virtue shares her beauty secrets. www.thenaturalvirtue.com

COVER IMAGE BY

Natasha Lorenzen DESIGNED & WRITTEN BY THE LUMINARY TEAM PHOTOGR APHY BY N ATA SH A LO R ENZEN

The Team

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Clare Foale of the Zim Zum Connection enlightens us on her favourite subject, self-care. @thezimzumconnection

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Natasha Lorenzen FA S HI O N ED I TO R

Lilly Edmunds I N S TA G R A M @ L U M I N A RY M A G L U M I N A R Y. S T Y L E @ G M A I L . C O M

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We chat with Northern Beaches Artist, Jess Watts about her amazing career. www.jessicawatts.com.au


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Trend

Watch

There is something about bags and shoes that makes women go weak at the knees. Here at Luminary we have spotted three trends in bags this summer. If you need an excuse to buy a new bag then here it is...

Round Bag These round or disc like bags come in a huge range of colours and textures and a variety of materials. Whether they are made from bright leather or rattan we think these bags are super cute. Being flat they sit nice and close to your body. w w w. t h ewo l fg a n g.c o m

Belt Bag Do you remember having a bum bag when you were younger? Well they're back with a new name and new elegance about them with the likes of Coach and Chanel even doing a range. w w w. m i m c o .c o m . a u

Bucket Bag With their swag like look these bucket bags are fun, casual and hugely popular. w w w. t h e ba l i t a i l o r.c o m L U M I N A RY M AG A Z I N E

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Taking Boho to

a New level Fashion has always been a passion for Lilly Edmunds, owner and designer of Miss Lilly.

We thought it only fitting to interview Luminary's very own Fashion Editor, Lilly for our first inpirational piece. Lilly is the designer of the Kimocape that is quickly becoming a must-have capsule wardrobe piece on Sydney's Northern beaches. She recently got the courage to leave her parttime job and is now guns blazing and putting all her focus on building Miss Lilly into a successful brand. Lilly is candid about the highs and lows of running her own business and is excited about putting it out into the universe.


I believe every woman deserves to feel fabulous and exude confidence in what she's wearing.

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FLOR AL PRINTS ARE PART OF M Y SIGN AT UR E S T Y LE


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Lilly started her first business almost nine years

themselves in the mirror when they're checking

ago originally with a focus on kids interiors.

themselves out and their strut when they try on

As her own children grew and were no longer

clothing that makes them feel fabulous. My aim

babies she steered her business towards fashion.

is to make every woman feel like that!

"It took me a while to realise I could turn my passion into a thriving business. I recently got the courage to leave my part time job and am now solely focusing on building Miss Lilly into a successful brand. My goal has always been to design clothing that makes women feel good. I believe that every woman deserves to look fabulous and exude confidence. It's that little pout these women give

I’ve always loved Boho clothing but what’s really inspired my clothing range is my love of flowers. Before I started my business my background was in the floral industry. It was a luxury to be surrounded by beautiful flowers all day and a joy to watch new blooms each season. This is reflected in my love of soft floral fabrics and the bohemian cuts of clothing I design. Floral designs have really become a part of my signature style."

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WHY DID YOU TR ANSITION FROM KIDS ACCE S S O R IE S TO FA S HI O N?

My kids interiors business was plodding along but never really took off. Many of the items I designed were soon being sold at department stores for a cheaper price so I introduced a new item into the range coining it the “Kimocape�. I originally designed it as a breastfeeding cover, it's a fashionable piece that has buttons on the shoulders to help ladies cover up when breastfeeding. I quickly realised I was sitting on a winning item when women of all shapes and sizes started buying them and showing me all the different ways they wore them. The Kimocape is the signature piece in my range, each season I update the prints and colours to keep it current L I L LY P I C T U R E D A B O V E WE ARING HER PINK PANS Y SHORT WR AP DRESS.

and occasionally make a change to the cut.


W H AT A DV I CE WO U L D YO U G I V E S O M EO N E A B O U T TO S TA RT T H E I R OWN BUSINESS?

Trust your gut!! They say that your gut is like your second brain, I have relied on my gut a lot to get me to this point. Sadly it hasn’t completely kept me out of trouble. I had one shipment of stock completely fail to arrive in the early days. I was conned and lost a substantial amount of money. Thankfully I was still in the growth stages and working part time so I managed to survive and was grateful I hadn’t put all my eggs into one basket. Using multiple factories for my stock gave me the diversity to see it through. I would also say be prepared to put the hours in. I spent years putting my kids to bed and working late into the night. Even now I often sit at the computer well after the kids have gone to bed.

W H AT IS YO U R G OA L FO R MIS S L I L LY ?

When a women tells me she hates her wardrobe I just want to grab her and take her shopping and show her how fantastic she can feel. Until I can put that feeling into a bottle I'll continue to sketch and design clothes that I think suit the everyday woman! I am now stocked in over 70 shops across Australia and New Zealand but would love to crack into another couple of overseas regions. Watch this space...

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THE JOLIE IN IVORY JACQUARD I S T H E P E R F EC T G O -TO S T Y L E FO R SPRING.

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S tatement Pieces WE ARE IN LOVE WITH L.A L ABEL, AMAIO. THE Y ' VE THOUGHT OUTSIDE THE BOX WITH THEIR RANGE OF GORGEOUS SWIMWEAR. WE LOVE T H AT A S I M P L E S W I M S U I T C A N TA K E YOU FROM THE BE ACH TO THE BAR .

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Be Bold

We have always put quality over quantity.

BE BRAVE BUY BOK

How did the brand Bok evolve? It's a funny story. I was working

thrilled to find companies that

in a homewares store where we

are endorsed by the World

sold Springbok hides. I was fooling

Fair Trade Organisation. These

around with a hide one day and

companies also support local

said to my colleague, “Wow this

artisan communities through

would make a great handbag.”

sustainable manufacturing. It

Well, that very night we went out

was also very important that

with some friends and low and

we choose ethically sourced

behold one of our other friends

and ethically made products.

had a Springbok handbag that

Working with these companies,

she was given in London. That

developing our ideas, knowing

was it!  

that we are making a difference

It was essential to me that I found people and businesses that have similar values to my own. I was

to these communities and seeing our ideas through to fruition is a huge thrill for us.

It was very important that we choose ethically sourced and ethically made products.


What is it you look for in a bag? Soft leather, comfortable to wear, a good design, it must be practical and gorgeous! I don’t design bags that I wouldn’t wear myself.

What do people love the most about your bags? A constant that people comment on is the quality. We have always put quality over quantity. Our customers love the softness of our hide bags, they are so tactile and the leather just keeps getting softer. Which is your favourite Bok bag and why? That's a really tricky question. I have a

What is it you love the most

couple. My Mini G clutch is perfect for

about being a designer?

taking to the market or travelling, it fits everything you need, your passport, phone, money AND a lippy!! It's a great over the shoulder and safe as you can keep it in front of you. And then there is our Bok Tote. I love my Bok Blue one. It's also my travel bag, it fits everything in it for the plane and it's not too big. Oh and then there is my Bok Blue Pronk Clutch,

Researching, feeling, playing and looking at bags in the market place. Selfishly I get a huge thrill when I see someone with one of our bags, so much so that I have been known to stop them in the street. So far I have always received an incredible response. 

my night time fave. I N S TAG R A M @ B O K BY N A R EL L A W W W. B O K BY N A R EL L A .CO M

What outfit best suits your mini G clutch? In the daytime when I'm at the market or shopping its jeans and a white shirt. It also looks great when you have your best dress on and are going out at night. L U M I N A RY M AG A Z I N E

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OVERCOME the

Overwhelm

We are constantly juggling... kids, partner, families, home, arrangements and somehow squeezing in time for ourselves. We often feel like we're not doing any of it well. Try Clare's top three tips:

ONE

T WO

"I can do anything but not

While

everything." This life-changing

intention for the day. This stops

idea is a reminder that you can't

you constantly chasing your tail

do it all.

and gives you a clearer picture

I can take my kids to gymnastics on Monday but I can't fold the washing that afternoon. I can go to yoga in the morning but I can't stay up late the night

you

shower,

set

an

of what you're going to do that day. It also gives you a feeling of accomplishement once you've done it. I am going to call my mum.

before with friends, no matter

I am going to react calmly to

how much I would love to.

everything that is said in this

As a constant reminder write those life changing words on a

meeting. I am looking for beauty today.

note and stick it on your mirror or tie it on your drink bottle or set it as a reminder in your phone.

THREE End the day with gratitude; take a few moments to notice what you are grateful to yourself for. Soak in this energy and be appeciative as you sleep.

To learn more about self care follow Clare from the Zim Zum Connection @zimzumconnection


Clare became a self-care advocate after an experience with post natal depression, she has spent the last eight years exploring the idea of self-care deeply. She believes that self-care is being the best version of ourselves, so that we can live our best life possible.

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Gorgeous Glow How to Get a

How to Get a Gorgeous Glow at any age


We love collaborating with amazing people and we met Sarah Halloran in Bali when she modelled for Luminary. Sarah is from the Natural Virtue and a passionate health guru so we begged her to share her insight with you.

"You are what you eat" It’s true.. food is your body’s fuel so its important that what we’re putting in our bodies is full of the good stuff that nourishes you on the inside and make you glow on the outside. When we don't eat well or are not eating enough, we are starving our cells from performing at an optimum

Chia Seeds The superfood and energy powerhouse that are Chia seeds have a multitude of health benefits. Rich in Omega 3, the healthy fatty acids, Chia seeds help reduce and ultimately remove unsightly marks and blemishes, as well as decrease fine lines and wrinkles.

level. You have probably noticed that when you eat processed food, sugar, dairy and alcohol, your skin doesn’t look too crash hot, right? Your skin can

Almonds

look tired, dry and puffy. We experience things like acne, eczema and other skin conditions as result

Almonds are an amazing source of Vitamin E, an

of what we are putting in our tummies! Here are

essential antioxidant that does much to protect the

some top foods that work wonders for your skin:

skin from the harmful damages inflicted by the sun.

Watermelons

Dark Chocolate

Staying hydrated is one of the most essential things

Who would have thought that chocolate, considered

for fabulous skin and watermelons are a fantastic

a guilty pleasure for women, would do so much to

source of hydration. Watermelon moisturises your

keep our skins looking fresh and bright? The flavanols

skin keeping it looking supple, while lycopene, the

present in dark chocolate aid in smoothing out the

compound that gives watermelons their beautiful

rough surfaces of the skin, giving it a much healthier

red colour works to remove the ageing free radicals

and fresher look.

generated due to the exposure to sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. Avoiding processed food with toxins and chemicals and eating foods that are high in protein, fibre, Spinach Much like other dark leafy greens, spinach stores an abundance of Folate or Vitamin B that is crucial in protecting our skin against cancer. It helps repair and rejuvenate our DNA. Moreover, it is also a great source of Vitamin A, Iron, and Vitamin K – all very important nutrients for our body.

vitamins and minerals will truly reward you and make you feel good. Aside from a healthy diet its important to stay hydrated. Protect your skin from the sun and ensure you're using chemical free facial products and getting a good amount of sleep every night! Sarah uses and trusts Cactus Skincare. Their range is all natural and chemical free.

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7 Tips To Keep Your

Hydrated

"Hydration is so important, it's how we help our bodies to flush out toxins and stay looking healthy and keep our glow!" Here are some tips from model, Sarah Halloran on how she keeps her skin hydrated: 1) DRINK BETWEEN 1.5 - 2 LITRES OF WATER A DAY Our bodies needs water to function and naturally detox. Consume at least two litres of water a day to stay well hydrated and double this intake if you are sick.

2) EAT FOODS RICH IN OMEGA 3 OILS LIKE AVOCADOS, WILD SALMON AND ORGANIC COLD PRESSED OLIVE OIL Omega 3 oils are not only amazing for brain health but they have lots of benefits when it comes to your skin. Omega 3s are high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which help to slow down the ageing process and add vital oil to your skin!

3) AVOID CAFFEINE AND SUGAR Caffeine dehydrates you, the more coffee you consume the more dehydrated you will be. Sugar, especially refined sugar, causes inflammation in the body and almost always shows in our skin. I recommend to stick to 23-25 grams of sugar per day only.


Sarah Halloran , The Natural Virtue 4) CARRY A HYDRATING SPRAY IN YOUR HANDBAG I find this always gives my skin that little boost it needs, especially in the afternoon. A mist spray or hydrating spray will simply make your skin look and feel fresher throughout the day.

5) GET 8 HOURS OF SLEEP A NIGHT Sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your skin. When we get enough sleep our bodies can fully restore and repair, including our stressor levels and electrolyte levels which are strongly shown through the skin. I encourage 7- 9 hours of sleep most nights and getting to bed at a decent hour.

6) AVOID DRINKS HIGH IN SODIUM AND EVEN MINERAL WATER Drinks high in sodium will leave you feeling and looking puffy, generally in the face and under the eyes. Sodium and carbonated drinks can often dehydrate you because they interfere with the normal electrolyte levels in your body. Drinking these drinks occasionally is fine but I would avoid drinking them too often.

7) ADD 1 TABLESPOON OF COLLAGEN POWDER TO YOUR SMOOTHIES Add 1 tablespoon of collagen powder to a smoothie and you will absolutely notice the difference! Collagen powder promotes a healthy gut and is high in protein which are both important building blocks for good skin. By taking a collagen supplement you are increasing the collagen production levels in your skin which decline as we get older.

"T he collagen powders that I love are T he Beauty Chef a n d Vi d a G l o w." For more amazing tips follow S ar ah 's blog w w w.thenatur al v ir tue.com


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Entert aining


Simple Ideas to Wow

Your Guests At Any Party FLOWER S DRE SS UP A N Y SPACE

A D E S I G N AT ED D R I N K S S TAT I O N

Flowers and foliage help create a beautiful

We know how stressful it can be hosting

atmosphere. Depending on your space and

a party. Running around after your guests,

budget this could be as simple as using

making sure everyone feels at home and

some foliage picked from your garden or

has a drink in their hand, all while trying

buying a full blown centrepiece from a local

not to burn the dinner. Setting up a drinks

florist. Get creative with your vessels - jugs

station for your guests not only takes some

and empty passata bottles work really well

of the pressure off you but makes guests

for a casual look.

feel at home and frees up your fridge for other things.

FLOR AL ICE CUBES

This is such a simple idea but creates a huge WOW factor. Edible flowers are now widely available at most good fruit and vegetable shops or can be ordered in on your request. Using normal tap water and

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Grazing plates are all the rage at the moment and a great way to entertain. Try adding some more substantial snacks to your platter, they will keep you out of the kitchen and free to mingle with your guests.

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LEMON OR FLOR AL ICE CUBES TURN ANY GLASS OF WAT ER I N TO A M O CK TA I L L U M I N A RY M AG A Z I N E

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Drink

STATION A designated bar area turns every guest into a bar tender, it frees your time to enjoy your own party and ensures your guests feel at home. Generally guests will bring a bottle to your party but for a fun twist offer your guests a cocktail on arrival. This could be as simple as a Bellini or Apparel spritz.


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We love this barcart from Byron Bay Hanging Chairs

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Don’t forget the most important ingredient for a great party is the company. An evening full of laughs with treasured friends will be the most memorable part to any evening. Try not to put too much pressure on yourself when hosting and remember it is about creating memories with loved ones.


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Honey, Apricot, Almond and Goats Cheese Spread INGREDIENTS

• 4 dried apricots • 2 tsp fresh parsley or basil • 1/3 cup almonds, lightly salted • 8 oz goats cheese or cream cheese • Optional - honey


INSTRUCTIONS

Remove the goats cheese from its packaging and soften to room temperature. Mould the goats cheese with your hands into a log shape. Place the almonds in a bag and crush using a blunt object like a rolling pin. Chop the apricots and mix together with the almonds and chopped parsley. Roll the goats cheese in the mixture, pressing gently to coat. Serve with crackers and fresh fruit. Optional: Drizzle the log with honey.

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Tr y a d d i n g q u i c h e s , m e a t b a l l s and tapas style nibbles to y o u r p l a t t e r.

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B O TA N I C A L S


Indoor Plant

Style

Indoor plants are hot right now. They have become an essential element of lifestyle design and can transform areas that seemed a little bare or forgotten. We reveal some of our favourites.... L U M I N A RY M AG A Z I N E

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INDOOR Plants

Up close and personal with our choice of indoor plants.

LUMINARY TIPS Although plants need water, like people they don’t like wet feet! Avoid letting your plants dry out completely but make sure you don’t overwater them leaving them in a puddle.

To create interest in your plant There is no doubt that the popularity of indoor plants are at an all time high. They bring life and warmth into your home and are a major health benefit. They help to purify the air and

displays try to group plants with various textures, colours and shapes. Do the same for your pots and try adding some baskets into the mix.

filter toxins which helps with headaches and increased energy levels.

Please note: Some indoor plants

At luminary we have put together a collection

are toxic to pets so it's a good idea

of our favourites. Our selection has stood the

to check with the nursery before

test of time at the Luminary HQ which means

purchasing or alternatively place

they must be fairly hardy.

them out of the reach of small paws.


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RHIPSALIS


OUR TOP THREE INDOOR P L A N T S TO S TA RT YO U R COLLEC TION: PHILODENDRONS

Philodendrons can tolerate low light making them a popular indoor plant. The Philodendron Oxycardium is flexible and can be trained to climb to give you height or can be left wild to trail down your favourite piece of furniture or fireplace.

SEDUM MORGANIANUM

Succulents are hardy little things. The Sedum Morganianum are commonly known as Donkey Tail and one of our favourite varieties. They grow best in bright shade or partial sun. Their leaves store water so be careful not to overwater. The best thing about the Donkey tail is you can take cuttings from them to expand your plant collection on a budget.

RHIPSALIS

The Rhipsalis are also part of the succulent family but so much softer and more inviting. This particular variety often hangs in a gorgeous manner. Even though they are part of the cactus family they don’t like direct light or dry soil. Make sure your plant is placed in a position with filtered light and isn’t watered too much or left to dry out. Too much water can result in the plant rotting.

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A D A Y IN THE LIFE OF A N

Artist

Artist, Jess Watts left her high flying career as an Art Director in New York to follow her dream to be a painter. We chatted to Jess about her life as an artist and her gutsy decision to follow her dream. When you first meet Jess she feels like a kindred spirit. She's warm, friendly and you feel like you've known her forever. You almost forget she is this incredibly talented artist. We first noticed Jess after seeing her Wallflower series and discovered that Jess's passion to empower women in her stunning paintings encompasses all that we stand for at Luminary. Jess's iconic Wallflower series revives charming old wallpapers and turns them into a thing of beauty. The women in her paintings

are usually holding birds or flowers and strive to explore the concept of female empowerment but not sexual power: "I wanted to see what happens to feminine identity when you strip away the male gaze. So much of our identities as women are tied to a male perspective of ourselves. This work is an attempt to reclaim femininity as something that can exist without searching for relevance or asking permission."


W H AT D O E S A N A RT I S T ' S LIFE LOOK LIKE? An artist’s life looks like you’re wafting around a big studio filled with natural light, casually mixing pretty colours while listening to music. But that’s not what it is. It’s a hectic small business, wearing lots of hats, working consistently every day, following leads, balancing books, liasing with clients, planning new work, meeting deadlines, connecting with others, being vulnerable, opening yourself to constant judgement and appraisal, working long hours, trying to make ends meet.... and absolutely loving it.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND? JE S SIC A WAT T S

I was one of those kids who was

constantly making things and drawing. I graduated UTS with a Design degree majoring in Visual Communications and after a few years working in Sydney, I ended up working as an advertising art director in New York. If you are creative, there are many ways to express that. So for a while I enjoyed a fabulous career in New York creating ad campaigns for big brands like Toyota. When I returned to Sydney, the industry was relatively small here, opportunities were limited, and the work was less interesting to me, so I decided to switch into fine art. But to me, it’s not such a big leap - it’s simply another avenue to create.


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" I ' M I N S P I R E D BY F E M I N I N E S T R E NG T H ."

WHAT ARTISTS INSPIRE YOU? I’m not hugely inspired stylistically by other artists but I am definitely inspired by artists who go their own way and build their own businesses without middle men. My influences are less who than what. I’m inspired by vintage ephemera, I’m inspired by small thoughts, literature/books, I’m inspired by feminine strength.


Her work is unapologetic: pretty can be powerful, joy can have depth.

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WHEN DID YOU START PAINTING AND WHAT DID YOU PAINT? I’ve been painting since I was a kid. I had a studio in New York in the 90s way over the West side of Manhattan, before the Highline was built. I am nostalgic by nature, so when I was in New York I was painting Sydney memories: large older women who frequent the rock pools in Sydney, 

and Australian lifesavers. The thread that’s always run through my work is identity, in particular gender cliches and turning them into positive parts of ourself.

WHAT INSPIRED YOUR WALLFLOWER SERIES? My collection of wallpapers… I live in a household of boys, so I knew wallpaper wouldn’t end up adorning the walls of my home any time soon. I wanted to re-appropriate the wallpaper in my art and I came up with the idea of revisiting the idea of the Wallflower with a modern eye.


I’VE READ ABOUT YOUR LOVE FOR WALLPAPER, WHERE DO YOU FIND YOUR MOST INTERESTING PIECES? 26th street markets in New York - my favourite antique market near my apartment during the 90s. This is where I picked up my first vintage roll of wallpaper.

DO YOU LIKE DOING COMMISSIONS OR PREFER TO FOCUS ON YR OWN PROJECTS? It’s probably not surprising I’d prefer to work on my own projects. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like commissions. They can be a

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rewarding experience because there’s often a lot of love and passion and excitement from the person who has commissioned the project.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?

ARE YOU WORKING ON ANY PROJECTS?. I am currently collaborating with Affordable Decorators in Queensland to produce customised wallpaper murals. Affordable Decorators owner, Michele is hugely creative and I have been wholesaling prints to her for her clients for a few years. We’d been discussing collaborating on a project for a while and the wallpaper murals fell out

I grew up in a household of “first-borns” (mother, father and brother, all first born). My husband is also a first-born. I have lived my life around people who are convinced they know more than me or know better than me. It’s a thing, believe me! I LOVE working for myself. When I’m in my studio nobody is telling me what to do!!

of our many conversations DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE PAINTING THAT YOU’VE DONE?

SOMEONE STARTING OUT? Find your own voice.

There is always a favourite, but the favourite is often replaced. It’s important to move on and not hold on too tightly to your work.

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W H AT YO U N EED: WIRE TRIANGLE SUCCULENTS TILL ANDSIA (AIR PL ANTS) THISTLE F E AT H ER S PINE HOT GLUE GUN WIRE & CLIPPERS


1. Placing materials off centre creates interest. We bought the wire triangle from Spotlight and

2. Attach foliage and larger succulents using the floral wire, twist and secure into place.

the air plant and succulants from Bunnnings. Please note this wreath was not designed to hang as the weight is all on one side.

3. Using a low temperature glue gun attach the tillandsia and finer details.

4. We attatched feathers to add interest


W H AT YO U NEED: HOOP CLIPPERS WIRE STRING BROMELIAD PUP POINSETTIA LEUCADENDRON GER ALDTON WA X

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Our hoop was purchased at Spotlight. Please note that if you choose to use poinsiettas in your wreath they will need water so please buy floral water tubes from a florist or ebay. 1. This wreath works well if the foliage is balanced at the base of the wreath. Use the floral wire to tightly secure your flowers and foliages into place one piece at a time. 2. Tie a piece of ribbon or string to hang the wreath.

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W H AT YO U NEED: HOOP - SPOTLIGHT CLIPPERS WIRE RIBBON MAGNOLIA BR ANCH F E AT HER S GUM NUTS E U C A LY P T U S L E AV E S GER ALDTON WA X


Start with an embroidery hoop and a selection of native and dried materials. We purchased our embroidery hoop at Spotlight and also found a lovely magnolia branch that had a natural curve the same as the hoop.

1. Lay out your materials and design your wreath. Look at how the placement of materials can change the direction your eye follows. 2. Using wire, attach your branch and then a base of gum foliage. This will give you a starting point and a shape for your design. 3. Continue to add points of focus to your wreath, include items like feathers and dried gum nuts which dry out beautifully. 4. Lastly add a festive ribbon to hang your wreath. This will also cover the wire you have used to fasten your materials.

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LUMINARY MAGAZINE - SUMMER 2018