sunday words of wisdom

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Stevie love.








Byron Bay brand Stevie May offer beautiful feminine design that has the right amount of expressive edge and perfect amounts of tassels, lace and texture. Swooning yet?!

What I particularly felt drawn to was how effortless the collections are, you can literally jump on a flight, head to the beach or hit the town in these minimal bohemian wears, in my eyes that's the making of a pretty great collection and a must for any wardrobe

There is also a really cool section on the site here which offers style advice, it gives you some great tips to mix things up or help you transition from season to season. Well worth a check out. Tell me what your favourite piece from the collections?

I'm really excited to be able to share this short Q&A by Stevie May designer Cassie Vecchione.


1. WHAT GAVE YOU INSPIRATION WHEN DESIGNING THE FIRST BRIGHT COLLECTION?

I WAS INSPIRED BY TEXTURE WHEN DESIGNING FIRST BRIGHT. WHILE THERE ARE BEAUTIFUL UNIQUE HAND PAINTED GEOMETRIC PRINTS THROUGHOUT, FIRST BRIGHT IS PRIMARILY ABOUT TEXTURE.  TEXTURE IS SEEN IN PIECES WITH INTERESTING TRIMS AND PANELLED CONTRAST FABRICS. I THINK THIS IDEA OF TEXTURE CAME FROM THE LANDSCAPE AROUND THE BYRON BAY AREA, WHERE STEVIE MAY HQ IS LOCATED.


2. WHAT ARE YOUR FAVOURITE TRENDS OF THE MOMENT? 

STEVIE MAY ISN’T NORMALLY ONE FOR THE CURRENT TRENDS, SHE’S PLAYING TO HER OWN TUNE. SHE KNOWS WHAT SHE LOVES AND WHAT SUITS HER AND SHE’S ALSO AFTER CLOTHING THAT REFLECTS HER RELAXED LIFESTYLE. IN SAYING THAT, MIXED PATTERNS IS A CURRENT TREND THAT HAS LENT NICELY TO THE FIRST BRIGHT COLLECTION.


3. WHAT MAKES A WOMAN STYLISH?

WE THINK ABOUT THIS A LOT IN THE STEVIE MAY DESIGN ROOM AND IT ALWAYS COMES BACK TO HAVING INNER CONFIDENCE. SO WITH THAT IN MIND, WE TRY TO DESIGN PIECES THAT WILL MAKE THE WEARER FEEL LIKE A MILLION DOLLARS. WE WANT TO CREATE THAT FEELING OF CONFIDENCE A GREAT PIECE CAN GIVE YOU. OBVIOUSLY IT HAS TO COME FROM WITHIN TOO, BUT I KNOW HOW FASHION CAN GIVE ME AN EXTRA SPRING IN MY STEP, SO I WORK REALLY HARD TO RECREATE THAT FOR THE STEVIE MAY WOMAN.


4. WHAT PIECE FROM THE FIRST BRIGHT COLLECTION ARE YOU WEARING  DAY AFTER DAY?

I CAN’T SEEM TO GET ENOUGH OF THE DON’T TASSEL ME DRESS. I LOVE THE PAIRED BACK EMBELLISHMENTS. I KNOW THAT SOUNDS LIKE AN OXYMORON BUT IT’S TRUE! IT’S COVERED IN THESE BEAUTIFUL EMBELLISHMENTS BUT THEY’RE MADE FROM NATURAL FABRICS AND RAW COLOURS, SO THEY’RE ALSO PAIRED BACK.


5. WHO IS THE ULTIMATE STEVIE MAY WOMAN? 

SHE’S ULTIMATELY REALLY COOL. SHE’S CONFIDENT IN HERSELF. SHE’S UNAFRAID TO HAVE A DIFFERING OPINION AND TO STAND OUT IN A CROWD. SHE’S RELAXED AND ELEGANT BUT ALSO WELL TRAVELLED AND WORLDLY. I ACTUALLY THINK OF HER AS AN OLD SOUL WHO KNOWS HERSELF AND IS TRUE TO HERSELF.




Skull Bliss









Skulls have been used as decoration for decades, they have become particularly popular recently and no bohemian home is right without one adorning some part of a room.

Skull bliss is an amazing global team who have sourced talented indigenous artists from Bali to create these beautiful and intricately carved skulls, the best part is they are 100% hand crafted and most importantly cruelty free!

What I really loved about them is each skull is unique, they have such beautiful lace like detail and which ever piece you display you know has been hand created.  I just adore this onethis one and the turquoise on this one......heart eyes.

As much as I'm a lover of mixed pattern, bohemian layers, texture and stuff!  I have been drawn to a much more minimal boho vibe over the years, kind of Byron bay, white washed, beachy with travel inspired nicknack's vibe. How perfect would one of the skulls be in either of those homes?!

Skull bliss have a huge range of  carved skulls for sale in many designs,  including cow skulls, buffalo, ram and horse. Want to check out more? you can visit there website here, facebook here, instagram here.  Whats your favourite piece they have? where would you have one in your home?



Insta-life







Summer is in full swing and we couldn't be happier! I'm 100% an outdoors girl and if the sun is shining  then you can guarantee I'm out in it.  June proved to be a very busy month with some pretty eventful things happening one being my sons 1st birthdays!!! How is he one already?  
Here is a little Insta-life post with things that have been happening over the past few weeks.

1) My brother went on a new adventure and moved to Liverpool for a while before Canada next year.
2) The Amazing carpets in my grandparents home.
3) Meals alfresco style
4) Afternoon tea adventures to a beautiful estate manor 
5) Flower sharing at the blues festival last weekend.




Sunday winner



Happy Sunday all, hope you are having a great weekend. Sorry I have been pretty MIA recently we have loads going on and its just crazy! But i do have some pretty cool things coming up soon to share with you. So today i radomly picked the Casa Bella Giveaway winner via rafflecopter... was it you?!?! have a peek here to see.



Casa Bella Furniture & Giveaway


Whilst at university I loved styling, it was my favourite part of my assignments and projects.  I enjoyed nothing more than getting a brief to research and create a mood board.

Recently I was contacted by Casa Bella Furniture to create a mood board for a room using an item from a range they sent me, my style has always been "bohemian" but how I express it has changed a lot over the years.

I'm find myself gravitating towards a much fresher and almost minimal vibe, adding gorgeous textures and patterns to spaces rather that the jam packed curio everywhere look (which I still adore I might add) I just feel a lighter look works better for my lifestyle these days.

I guess that's what I love about the boho vibe, there is no wrong, anything goes and it mixes so well with other styles.

For my mood board I decided to create a clean, simple and modern bohemian look using the Dark Mango Lamp Table.  My home has a lot of dark, rich wood in it, I love how it can warm up a room that has a white or neutral pallet.

I'm also excited to announce that Casa Bella Furniture have kindly offered up one of there gorgeous Kilim cushions to a lucky bohomixology reader! You can enter a number of times using the rafflecopter below, open to UK readers only. Good Luck!






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To explain a mala in the simplest way they are a set of beads that are traditionally used during meditation and prayers. They also go by other names such as prayer beads or japa beads. 

In Sanskrit which its a classical Indian language the word mala means meditation garland, your beads are a guide to help you keep track of you mantras, prayers and meditations.

I have been making mala beads for a few years and find the process incredibly meditative, i recently reopened my Etsy shop called Sweet Bodhi HC, in it you can find vintage bohemian jewellery and my handmade mala beads. 

As a way to celebrate my etsy reopening i'm running a giveaway over at my shop instagram @sweet.bodhi 

Hopefully you could be the lucky winner :)




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