Sunday, 24 November 2013

Inside our AMAZING shoot with Buffalo Girl

Buffalo Girl's Terry Cronin, as gracious as she is cool, operates on a level of integrity and class that is rare in the world of fast paced fashion.
Stepping into her Byron Bay studio is like entering a bohemian treasure chest. Chunks of turquoise sprawled across the bench, rare and beautiful feathers adorn the walls, head pieces, saddles and more leather working instruments than you can point a stick at. The chaos itself is magic. Almost as magic as the unique handcrafted leather goods she lovingly creates. Almost.

Terry's bags, wallets and guitar straps are highly sort after. The backlog on orders is huge as Terry and her gorgeous assistant Katie refuse to give into the pressure to mass produce. Each piece is a one off. Handcrafted and worth the wait.

Even our Children of the Tribe Models - Summer and Matilda recognise the special nature of our shoot location today. With big eyes and respectful glances our little models soon felt at home in Terry's warm studio.  These pictures are worth a thousand words.

Find out more about Terry Cronin and Buffalo Girl

Styling by Emma McClean @childrenofthetribe Amanda @meandmytribe and Sarah @sarahpheonix
Photography by David Hauserman.
Summer and Matilda wearing Children of the Tribe Summer collection.
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Friday, 22 November 2013

Espresso Head

We love a lazy Saturday breakfast. Arlo with her Mumma and Aunty enjoy a lazy breakfast at Byron Bay's Espresso Head. A strong flat white, Sauteed Mushrooms and cuddles in the sunshine.
Saturday morning perfection.

Arlo wears our Sets in the West Sunset Dress.
Photography Amelia Fullarton

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Monday morning with Emma Labattaglia

Emma Labattaglia is an inspiration to us. Her illustrations capture a sense of fun and simplicity that that we adore. Check her out on Instagram @e_m_m_a_k_a_t_e

Tell us a little bit about yourself: I'm a Mumma, Artist, Illustrator and Wifey living on the coast in Victoria. I have a beautiful little boy and and am due to have a second babe very soon!

What is your morning ritual / routine or wake up call?
First thing is I have to have a shower to wake myself up before getting the little man Pax up, otherwise I would be sleep walking! Our ritual would be having a full cup of blue berries with every breakfast, along with a coffee after for me, whether I have the time or not!

Rushing out the door on a Monday morning- what are your 5 essentials?
As I am a stay at home Mumma, not yet doing school runs or anything, our Mondays aren't crazy as yet. We do always need to get out of the house though, otherwise there's a good chance Pax will get 'cabin fever'. A must at the moment is his balance bike, the boy knows how to eat so always snacks at hand, sunnies, phone and lip balm.

Putting parenting aside- what are your passions, hobbies or interests? Do you have a project you are currently working on?
My passion has always been painting and drawing. Luckily I get to do it as a 'job' from home although I don't feel like it's work. I studied Fine Arts Painting and feel really lucky I still get to paint, and people want them! I illustrate at the moment for some kiddies clothing brands, which I absolutely love doing, it's so much fun. I get to be creative and think like a child...perfect! I do all this when the little one sleeps, although having a second may limit my time slightly! That's the nice thing about being able to do it from home though, I take on as much or as little as I can.

Let's be honest - being a parent is no walk in the park. What gets you through a rough day?
I must have a coffee in the morning! And I do find even though sometimes it seems too hard on those rough days, getting out and seeing friends so Pax can play helps. If I can fit in some time for myself, being creative in some way always makes me feel better too.