Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wardrobe Wander: girls day out

After turning off the highway and winding up a road edged with typical Tasmanian bush, I arrive at Lisa Kreemers' house.
Her home is tucked away in a private bush enclave.
On a wet Sunday, I'm greeted by the statuesque art teacher and mum to Isabella, Inez and Isla.
Today, Lisa's husband is keeping a low profile; it's a girly day and their "I girls" are a captive audience to the fashion and photography that is about to unfold.
After a welcome cup of coffee, we all scurry upstairs to raid Lisa's wardrobe.
Lisa is an online shopping queen and avid bargain hunter, and from her wardrobe she pulls out frock after frock, hats, animal-print pieces, shoes and bags that she has scored online and secondhand.
Big names - Marc Jacobs, Pucci and Diane Von Furstenburg - hang alongside Asos pieces, colourful kimonos, a gorgeous royal blue velvet vintage opera coat and lots of leopard; the girl LOVES leopard.
Jewellery sits in colourful piles and hangs grouped together.
Lisa also makes her own lovely felt pieces under the name The I Girls.
Not surprisingly, the I girls were also keen to get among the action.
Tiaras were donned and little feet clomped around in mum's high heels and Lisa's bags were swinging from tiny arms.
While they've got quite a few more years of tearing around in crazy self-styled mismatched outfits, Isabella, Inez and Isla have got a great wardrobe full of stylish pieces to look forward to stepping into. If they're lucky, they might just inherit their mum's great laugh too.

The vintage opera coat and Lisa's new Peep Toe heels, which turned her already tall frame Amazonian. Fabulous!

Inez helping her mum work out what to wear. Inez lurves fashion.

Asos leopard frock. I loved it and plan to jump online to buy the same!

Leopard bag from London.

Lisa paired her much-loved Tony Mora cowboy boots with her Our Lady of Guadalupe skirt.

The Marilyn print is by Phil Hayes.

Isla is drawn to an animal-print Glomesh bag - naturally!

Love these vintage Gucci-esque heels.

Handmade felt necklaces from Lisa's The I Girls.

Pucci makes everyone smile.

All Matchbox Cars should have glamorous animal-print roads to drive on.

Divine Art Deco drinks trolley. Love the original green bakelite wheels. Style extends beyond Lisa's wardrobe and throughout her home.

Isla, Isabella and Inez.

Lisa picked up the Snelling chair, which she had an upholster add webbing to, for an absolute bargain.


Anonymous said...

you take beautiful photos Catherine

The Beaufort 8 Group said...

Looks like lots of fun was had!