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A Hint of Mint

So, I got mint nails today. Yep. I dismissed the pinks, reds (even the fab orange) and took the plunge. You see, although I know in my heart of hearts that mint is a splash in the pan as far as “hot” colours go, and although I understand that pastels can hurt your brain a bit – I actually quite like it.

Don’t make a big deal out of it.

I actually have been coveting a few mint items lately, and have also seen it pop up in some gorgeous weddings. I figure, if it still looks fresh, go for it. Chevron still bats about my house quite a bit. So does ombre. What can I say – I’m a rebel.


Napkins from Shop Antiquaria, 2012 Ellie Saab, Ombre Cake , Ruffle Bedding from Lazy Bones , Elopement Pumps from BHLDN, Dessert Plate from Etsy, Watch from Anthropologie, Camera from Etsy, Mint Necklace from Jeweliq



June 3, 2013 - 2:31 pm

Ms Gingham - LOVE the mint nails! Great shot!

Bows And Glitter Maketh the Engagement

Hello all! I hope that everyone in Melbourne is taking advantage of this gorgeous weather, and everyone else is simply enjoying that tomorrow will be Friday! Ah, blessed Friday. One thing I do miss about not working “for the man” (now that I am the man..well, woman), is Friday night drinks with colleagues. I actually really liked them (both the drinks and the colleagues), and it was something to top off the end of a long week and welcome in the weekend. Now, I’m more likely to be found in front of the computer, furiously typing away or scheduling some sort of project/post.

I can’t complaint of course, because I get to work with lovely couples like Sophie & Leigh, whose Engagement I am styling. Sophie came to me with a dilemma – her venue and her theme didn’t match in the slightest, and she wanted to know how we could maintain her theme but not have it clash with the surroundings. She’d be told by another stylist that it wasn’t possible, adn that she should change her theme to suit the venue – yikes! Could you imagine!? So, as I love a challenge, we set to discussing how we could work with her colour palette of classic White, Silver and Black, with a theme that incorporated bows, with the orange funk of Groove Train!

I’ve been busy sourcing glitter card, fabric, stands and all sorts of fabulous items to ensure that the Engagement showcases their style, including the knockout hit – 3 foot white latex balloons from Occasion By Design as the point of impact, to draw away the attention from the orange! I can’t wait to see the reaction to these. Sure, they gobble the helium, but the effect is absolutely worth it. In addition, there will be a fabulous dessert table, from the delicious Sweet Sugar Treats!

So, to begin, I made a Pinterest board of my thoughts and our discussions, and we’ve bounced from there. I’ll be busy crafting silver glitter candles, tulle poms, buntings and other bits and pieces in the lead up.

I’m looking forward to sharing their day with you in March!

Mood Board: Cameo Coookies from TIna TarnoffGlitter Pegs from PaperSource, Silver glitter candle from TutuDivine,  Bunting event from Toast, Black, white and Silver Cake from Hey There CupCake, Silver Winterland Dress from Collette Dinnigan, Tissue Paper Ball from LarkmadeTiffany Silverware from Elle Decor

March 26, 2013 - 10:04 am

An Engagement with a Silver, Black and White theme | The Creative Type - […] have previously given you a sneak peak of the preparations for Sophie & Leigh’s engagement party at The Groove Train in Docklands, and I think I commented on how lovely they were. Just […]

New year – New website – New project!

Ah, the shininess of new. 2013 is looking glossy and sparkly, with a whole heap of exciting things in store for The Creative Type. With a brand-spanking new website, and a couple of beautiful projects already completed with more on the bubble, this year looks set to make its mark as a good’un.

To start, I wanted to share an on-trend project I undertook for the Levi’s summer window display at their Chadstone and Melbourne Central stores. I was called up by Allison of OPG Global, who said “have I got a task for you!”.  And by golly what a task it was!

So innocuous looking..

String. It all started with the delivery of 6 boxes of heavy duty, ridiculously-large spools of string. This string was to be transformed into ombre-dyed curtains, two at about 4 metres long, and two at 3 metres. I won’t go into great detail about the time and method I employed to cut the approximately 1000 lengths of string per curtain – though I will go as far as to say that I was able to simultaneously reacquaint myself with the full back catalogue of Law & Order episodes. Ah Lenny.

The curtains needed to then be sewn together with material backing, to then be dyed in Ballarat, and back to me for untangling and their attachment to wooden boards in preparation for hanging.

The preparation stage!

They are now living happily in-store, with some other fab items on show.

I think there is a simplified version that could be attempted for events etc, though the time it takes to cut the lengths is somewhat unavailable! It really does look fab though. And I’m pleased to add another string to my crafty bow.

Crafting the future! Yes I am……


June 3, 2013 - 2:32 pm

Ms Gingham - Oh wow….. really feeling this!