Tuesday, November 30, 2010

leather & lace

Last days to 'Like' us on Facebook here to be in it to win it! $250 Gift voucher to spend at www.frankiesunshine.com.au for one lucky Facebook friend is being drawn in a couple of days time so get on the 'Like' bus pronto. If you do you could be spending up a storm and getting things like this stunning Frankie Sunshine Vintage blouse I am wearing here, some of the fabulous new pieces from Cameo & Sumakhi here as well as lots of other cool stuff.
In the pic I am wearing leather lace up shorts I had made, Frankie Sunshine Vintage blouse, Tony Bianco skyrocket heels, Nixon watch, YSL ring & blue patent clutch gift from a friend. Red lips + red wine = good times.

Monday, November 29, 2010


Etsy always has some of the most fabulous things, you just have to narrow down what you are looking for. Some stellar finds when searching for crystal rins saw me inspired by some of these amazing etsosauruses:
1. Warped metals- frickin amazing stuff all over this store get there pronto here
2. Moorea seal available here
3. Beau coup de bijoux available here
4. Specimen Design, I could wear this stuff all day everyday, every finger, ear lobe and neck area would be covered in these precious pieces if I had my way here

Friday, November 26, 2010


'The Space Cadet' Golden goodness.
Pics from Trendland

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sunset sounds

Sweet summer sunset shot taken from my office last night, this view never gets old x

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Cameo is fresh & fun and perfect for this summer. All these heavenly nude coloured items are in the store now and you can check out more at Cameo's website here. Lush & so perfect with a tan x

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


These are some pics I took at the wedding we went to on Friday. Just some of the super sweet details that made Tim & Lauren's special day just that little bit extra great (a big congrats to the lovely couple!)
1 & 2 His and her Kombi's for their wedding cars
3. Wildlife at the reception, their were also fish tanks with gold fish on the tables
4. I am still trying to get over this one, a lolly table to end all lolly tables...uh maze ing!
5. Vineyard serenity

Monday, November 22, 2010

vest is best

Quick little outfit post from Friday's wedding. It was a fabulous day and I will tell you more about it tomorrow. I wore Finders Keepers black 'Love Actually dress' available here (PS just put this one on sale! yay) which has such an awesome keyhole cut out & zipper up the back but seeing as though it was unseasonly cold I wore my Frankie Sunshine 'Evie the Greatest' vest which is so cool with its tails, length, looseness and shoulder pads, you can get one of a very limited supply from here, clutch by Mimco, ring YSL & shoes bought in a designer sale in Hong Kong, they are all wooden heeled and black patent leather goodness.
Warry (Mr Movember) wore the jacket he designed and had made while we were overseas last and we boogied the night away.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Coffee Bean Stalk

Coffee. The 3rd largest commodity in the world. Probably one of the only rituals that stands strong. My morning coffee ! Without fail. Without this amazing substance from nature my life would literally be in tatters! Coffee is the glue that holds it all together in more ways than one! Coffee actually is an excuse to bring all my friends together. Without it it's possible these friendships would become unglued at the seams. And what we want to do more of is drink that coffee and natter! A ritual I can do solely alone or with many (drink coffee not natter) I'm not as hardcore as to go a straight up espresso, I go a latte. A latte any day. Full cream thanks. 
Not sure if im into the speciality cats dropping roasted beans but then again to be fair I haven’t tried it. (and probably wont any time soon) After a lifetime of visits and sipping my favourite roast, the barrister now draws me pretty pictures with pure coffee love. Australia came 3rd in the world champs !  Will have to ignore the massive line and sometimes incredibly long wait. Don’t forget good coffee takes time. That’s not an excuse that’s true!

Friday, November 19, 2010

From top to toe

Here are a couple of snaps I quickly got after a breakky date with lover this morning in between the rain drops of a couple of my favourite purchases this week:
The first is my real life ballet slippers for me to spin and twirl in that I picked up from a dance store. And the second is the best hat I have ever laid eyes on, all olive green with serious buckle decoration on one side, a vintage gem I picked up from an op shop whilst sourcing some exquisite pieces for the store. I am also wearing the vintage darling highwaisted maxi skirt available here and Frankie Sunshine flashback shirt dress available here which I get soooo much wear out of, watch is Nixon & YSL ring and bag I purchased in Vietnam.
Happy Friday! We are off to a wedding in the rain, although I am sure it will beautiful all the same.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

best dressed

Kate moss has been named the best dressed women of the last decade. what a title and very well deserved!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


check out this amazing oversized cardie like rug thing by Fair Ground coming to the store early next year. ooh this will keep us warm for sure!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

hello yellow

The beautiful Haneli from her blog in some super great pantaloons!

Monday, November 15, 2010

my cameo

Me heading to good friends engagement party on Saturday night, which was so much fun. 
I am in new lilac dress which I just love, so so comfy by Cameo instore now here, Phillipo Raphael leather sandal booties, amazing brass necklace just added to the store here, silver cuff I picked up in Cambodia & MAC lippy in my favourie bright orange. Tanned legs (ok slightly burnt legs) courtesy of an amazing day at the beach where I  had my very first dip in the ocean for the season, hello summer love!
Also opening special of 20% off everything in store ends at midnight AEST tonight so get in to grab a bargain.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Spoon Me

The glorious spoon. An individual piece as part of a place setting. The cool thing about the word spoon is its multi meaning. When we talk about spoon we don’t particularly wanna talk about cutlery. Right? Spoon goes back to the 15th century. Well the silver spoon. And I guess we can only hope the “other” spoon too. 
Put your hands up who wants spoon? (I just put my hand up!)  I think if we followed the rule of spoon we would all live in a happier place : 
Simple rules of spoon: If spoon is offered.. Take it !! 
If spoon is needed.. Give it!! No questions asked. 
Super hero style would be Spoon Girl (or Boy). They would spoon the world. 
So big spoon or little spoon whatever your preference we can all agree any spoon is good spoon. Now tell me you don’t wanna spoon? That’s an ordering of Spoon all round peoples.. and if your still not convinced – Try it and see! 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Frankie Sunshine Chats to Emily Rose Sorensen

Oh Friday its so good to see you again!
Let me introduce one of my favourites on this sunny Friday afternoon, Emily Rose.
This pretty girlfriend has piercing blue eyes, bright peach hair, a healthy bundle of fun in the soul and a voice that is oh so so sweet! I miss her and our wine dates dearly as she now resides in Byron Bay (bliss!) and is living her dream of writing original music and playing it to the ears of lucky people from all over... watch this space because this girl is going lots and lots of big and wonderful places very soon. Check out some of her amazing music here.

1. What is your musical style?
Melodic Pop Boy love songs sometimes Rock. Is this a genre?

2. favourite musician?
Far too many to choose. Possibly Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age)

3.Career aspirations?
 To be recognised as a successful songwriter and to be able to make a living from doing this.../Lady of Leisure on a mansion Yacht (if all else fails)

4. Favourite fashion designer?
I don't have one. Is this a bad thing? Oh, but Miss Lulu clothing is amazing!

5. What is your personal fashion style?
 Mainly black, basic, sometimes pretty but sometimes grunge. I have bright hair so colours are usually out of the question, although I love a good red lippy!

6. Favourite place & why?
At the moment Byron Bay. This is where I spent a lot of my childhood and have so many great memories. I now live here and it is even better as an adult! There is something about this place that makes things better. It can often make time stand still, but I love that I feel I have plenty of time to be creative here!

7. Hobbies?
 Writing/ recording my music in my bedroom studio and Bikram yoga. I have just recently started this yoga and I am hooked. It kicks my arse every time I do it, but it really does make me feel amazing!

8. What could you not live without?
Red Wine and good friends/family!

9. life motto?
Where there’s a will, there’s a way

10. Tell Frankie Sunshine a Joke
Q.What's blue and white and sits at the bottom of the ocean?
A. A fridge in a denim jacket. (I used to really make me laugh as a kid....)


Thursday, November 11, 2010

give me a russh

I absolutely LOVE Abbey McCulloch and  have blogged about her before, but this little collaboration goes that one step further towards beautiful great things. Abbey McCulloch collaborates with Russh magazine for summer! yes fabulous I know. This little collaboration has got me so excited for Summer ( it has finally hit hot here after way too much winter dragging).
Summer is by far my favourite season and here are a few of my favourite things about this wonderous time...mangoes, the beach, easy fuss free dressing, evening swims, relaxedness (not sure if this is a word?!), sunbaking, social occasions galore, secret santas, beach hair, floaty frocks, afternoon drinks, holidays, sunkissed skin, watermelon, grapes,etc etc etc... the list could go on forever.
And out of all these lovely positives there is only one bad thing...mosquitos!
Lover & I have been getting attacked every single night while chasing sleep and multiple times each night, we have become expert mosquito hunters and last night we both caught one each without even having to turn the light on, we were impressed.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Inspired much

Oh how I love this women, image from Jak&Jil. I also love my fabulous friends! One of whom emailed me an all inspiring poem yesterday that I can't help but share written by a man who knows his shit, enjoy:

Born to manifest the glory.
 Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are born to manifest the glory of God within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our light shine we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

- Nelson Mandela

Monday, November 8, 2010


As a celebration of Frankie Sunshine's debut into the world we have a special gift for one lucky ladyhawke, we are offering a $250 gift voucher to spend at our store! Yay! To enter you need to add Frankie Sunshine as a friend on Facebook, suggest all your facebook friends add it aswell and write a comment on our Facebook page. For every one of your friends who becomes a friend of Frankie Sunshine you will get an extra entry into the draw, the competition will be drawn on the 8th of December at 5pm and the lucky winner can shop themselves up a storm at frankiesunshine.com.au but you've gotta be in it to win it so what are you waiting for?
We also have a special opening special of 20% off everything for 1 week only so get in and grab yourself some sexy little numbers, ends Monday 15th Nov x

Hello its nice to meet you!

A very exciting project I have been busily working on over the last couple of months is finally here! And I am over the moon and way too excited to announce the opening of my very own online boutique frankiesunshine.com.au this is something that I have dreamed & dreamed about (both in the day & the night times) but never in my wildest dreams thought I could or would make a reality, and now I have and I couldn't be happier!
I resigned from my job in fashion which was both  fabulous & demanding at the same time when I was exhausted beyond exhausted and well and truly sick of living out of a suitcase (anyone who tries to tell you a job full of 'Travel' is glamorous definitely has not been through the extremely long days, excruciating amount of time at airports, always being the one chosen for the random explosives check, weeks of only eating takeaway food, not to mention an acheing absence of routine and goodnight cuddles from your special friends -namely boy and puppy), fabulous parts, yes, new and interesting people, yes, great scenery also yes but the time had come to rest my tired head in my very own bed each and every night until I decided to sleep elsewhere. So I resigned and turned my attentions to my original career choice (I thought it might be nice to actually use the 4 year degree I had sitting idly under my tan, leather belt) and was refreshed by the change. It wasn't long though that my monthly magazines and blog reading habit weren’t quite enough to abate my need for more fashion in my world, I needed some full frontal fashion flair back in my life and started pondering about the 'what ifs' the 'how funs' the excitement and ideas about doing something in fashion to give me my fix. The ideas started freely flowing and I started collecting them and jotting them down into my pretty little notebook for a rainy day.
It wasn't until  after a dream holiday with BF sunshine to South East Asia with its inspiring colours, exotic flavours, hot hot heat, relaxed vibe and all round refreshing, rejuvinating hustle and bustle that I decided to throw my head and heart into this little project wholeheartedly and the support from my nearest and dearest told me I could totally do it...and so here it is after a LOT of work (a labour of love of course) and some amazing help from some amazing people in my life including Warry (BF Sunshine) who became my graphic designer du jour, Brother Matt my fabulous web designer & Laura lollylegs my beautiful best friend and my wordsmith extraordinaire, it is here so much sooner than I could have hoped and dreamed and ready to be launched into the webasphere. A massive thank you to these three very generous & talented people for helping in such an instrumental way to make Frankie Sunshine shine.
So please check it out, I have oodles of ideas and plans for where I want the website to go including showcasing design students undiscovered, fresh & exciting work, and lots more so please add Frankie Sunshine as a friend on Facebook and share it around to your fashion loving friends xx