Common Ground opening night

common-ground-13common-ground-1-2 common-ground-5common-ground--2 common-ground-6common-ground-12 common-ground-8common-ground-2-2We were among the lucky ones who RSVPed quickly enough to Common Ground‘s opening night party. Previously located in the Many 6160 complex in Fremantle, Common Ground has now broken free of its confines and found itself a new home in the previous New Edition building on High St. And to celebrate they threw a party with 20% off all stock, live DJs AND a free lolly bag! What a bunch of legends. (I love Chico babies, who doesn’t?)

Common Ground is a collective of independent Western Australian streetwear brands and womenswear brands, as well as terrariums and art for your home. They even have a collection of highly sought after Mekel works, and we had the pleasure of bumping into the very talented Kelly (with her boo in pic number 5)! Common Ground showcase, support and springboard all the little brands in this fair city that are hoping to make it big. If you’re ever in Fremantle, I urge you to check out the store and see what the fuss is all about.

(Oh and what am I wearing? Darling, I thought you’d never ask…Gorman jumper, Saba leather skirt (similar), Christian Louboutin pumps, Freckle & Co earrings, Chanel handbag)


illuminites13-10We decided to make the trek back into Northbridge on Friday night for that amazing Christmas gift shopping bonanza that is Illuminites! This year, there was a gigantic manmade beach in the Perth Cultural Centre, complete with deckchairs and places for kids to play, as well as a giant inflatable snow dome and a frozen ice slide inside a truck! Talk about climate confusion!

There were heaps of different stores, hand-made crafty items, arty pieces as well as the usual amazing vintage shops. We were able to meet the amazing Kelly aka Mekel from Mekel Illustration, and purchase an original artwork from her store! We also said hi to Ann from the Whiteman Park Print Shop and took a squiz at their letterpressed goods. Other most honourable mentions must go to Rachel from Freckle & Co and Eemay of Glass Gardens terrarium fame. Unfortunately, we didn’t get a good photo of their exceedingly popular stall mostly because they were overwhelmed by customers most of the time! It was a busy busy night filled with lots of people happily ticking off their Christmas lists. We almost swooned in the heat of the afternoon sun and at the dizzying heights of retail mecca but were rescued once again by the always refreshing La Paleta icypoles!

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