SPACES | Cali Modernism

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Jensen Architects designed a house perched in the hills of San Francisco with a simple design ethos, to be ‘one’ with nature. Instead of building on top of the hilly landscape overlooking the woody suburb of Larkspur, the home was built ‘into’ the hills, with private areas of the home concealed and the public areas more exposed. We love this modern Californian home that blends its clean lines against thick oak tree and abundant green surrounding with a pretty great view to boot!


LILYA Swim Edit


It is well and truly swim season and we are coveting our favourite swimsuits from the LILYA x Maiden Love swimwear collection. Available in our standout prints for the season in wearable and flattering shapes. Take a peak at our picks of our must have shapes and colours, LILYA swim available online now here.



The ‘scarf’ print is a key print for Summer ’15. A print influenced by the iconic bandana worn by our rock n’ roll muses and the like is seeing resurgence, but this time in floaty fabrications and summer suitable shapes. Inspired by vintage American scarfs and a classic navy and white colour palette. Shop the full range of Scarf print styles here now.

ARTIST | Sally Gabori

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Indigenous Australian artist Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda (Sally Gabori) life, is one that is quite spectacular. Born around 1924, Gabori, only started her career as a visual artist in her late seventies. Since the beginning of her career in 2005, she became one of Australia’s highest regarded contemporary artists. Gabori’s works have now been showcased worldwide, being admired for their liveliness and use of colour. With her intuitive artistic nature, these abstract works are not only beautiful but pay homage to the history and stories of her country and life.

CREDITS: All Artwork by Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda

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LILYA Moodboard

The Summer ‘15 collection see’s our LILYA lady packing her suitcase and escaping the city, heading for a summer vacation. Inspired by the pastel sunsets and iconic surf cultures. The collection is focused on resort style dressing, featuring simpler more relaxed shapes in new fabrications with a brighter colour palette and prints.

Here is the moodboard that inspired our design process for this collection.


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Summer is fast approaching; with balmy nights and sun filled days close on the horizon. For Summer 2015, our ‘Drifter ‘ collection takes cues from easy vacation dressing in an array of exclusive prints, light fabrics and feminine detailing, all in a sunset inspired colour palette.  The LILYA Summer 15 collection is now available online here and launching in our stockists Australia wide today.

EXPLORE | Rio de Janiero, Brazil


When LILYA designer Lisa Chedanne returned from a trip to Rio de Janiero, Brazil earlier this year, she described it to be even more sexy and spectacular than you could even imagine. A city full of natural beauty and a culture that is incredibly vibrant and alive, Lisa’s trip soon became a main source of design inspiration for our Spring/Summer 2016 collection. We sat down with Lisa asking her to give us her top tips on what to, see, do and explore in Rio.

EAT: if you aren’t a vegetarian… you should try an authentic Brazilian Steakhouse like Fogo de Chão.

STAY: For a special experience, I love, La Suite by Dussol in Joatinga, It’s a small luxurious boutique hotel with incredible décor and spectacular sweeping views from mountain to ocean near the beautiful Praia De Joatinga.

EXPLORE:  As well as the things you must see in Rio, like Sugarloaf, Christ the Redeemer, Ipanema and Copacabana. Head 20 miles west of Ipanema to find amazing beaches, scenery and surf. Head out for a walk through the forests of the Tijuca National Park, where you’ll find waterfalls, lookouts with spectacular views of the city and you’ll be sure to spot a monkey or two!

SHOP: Take a trip just west of Ipanema Beach to stroll the leafy streets of Leblon. Here you find some beautiful boutiques like Farm Rio  and Osklen. You also can’t go past exploring the hippie markets in Ipanema for a lively and eclectic shopping experience.

RELAX:  Stroll through the Jardin Botanico or around the lake in the Lagoa district.

CHECK OUT: Just 2 hours drive from Rio is Buzios, a beautiful resort town made popular by Brigitte Bardot and her Brazilian boyfriend in the 60’s. it has narrow cobblestone streets and picturesque waterfront, great restaurants and shops and is surrounded by 17 spectacular beaches.

HOT TIP:  Learn some basic Portuguese before you go and try wearing a smaller bikini to fit in with the crowd! Here you really can embrace your body and celebrate your curves, so why NOT!!!!!

MUST DO: You must absolutely do the drive around from Barra da Tijuca along the Niemeyer Avenue through Sao Conrado Leblon and Ipanema. The scenery is amazing!!!!! Another recommendation is to go to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain towards the end of the day and enjoy the colourful sunset and then watch the city light up from above as night falls! It’s truly magical. I was lucky enough to do a helicopter ride over the beaches and around Christ the Redeemer and it’s an experience I’ll never forget!

LIVE LIKE A LOCAL: Drink coconut water at the beach and jump of the rocks at Arpoador, a small section of beach between Ipanema and Copacabana.


A bikini, although you will want to buy one when you get there!
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Some sexy and colourful summer clothes because even in winter it’s warm and sunny!

SOUVENIR: Pick up a pair of the new Havaianas ‘flat’ flip flops that haven’t yet launched in Australia!

NEXT: Next trip I’ll definitely be heading to Santa Teresa, to check out the hilly bohemian district. I can’t wait to go back!!!!!

INTERIOR | A Biarritz Bungalow


When this bungalow was purchased, only three walls remained. Today, this near ruin is a beautiful beachside family home in Biarritz, France. Bright, white and full of character, this home combines Scandinavian design with mid century touches. A space built around concrete floors and stark white walls is filled with décor in a colour palette of pastels and natural plywood. The array of recycled treasures, handmade and family heirlooms give this space just the right amount of character and quirk.

FIRST LOOK | Jasmine Dowling



Earlier this year we were excited to be able to collaborate with one of our favourite ladies, the very talented Jasmine Dowling. We teamed up with Jasmine to create on an exclusive print design for Spring 2015. Jasmine hand painted the fresh and feminine ‘Violetta’ print, which gave us the perfect base to design some, go to springtime pieces. Check out the full Violetta Story, which is available now here.