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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A LOVEleigh Afternoon


Kimono / LOVEleigh Designs | Hat / Lack of Color | Bottoms / Isla Collective | Necklaces / Vylet Collections + Deer Ruby

∙☽◇ HAVE THE COURAGE TO REJECT AN ORDINARY LIFE ☾∙

This blog post is such a special one to me.
Not just because I got to have a play with the beautiful Miss Carly Brown on a beautiful day in Byron Bay...
Not because spring is coming so close I can taste it...
Not even because I got to rock my gorgeous new Lack of Color Montana Midnight Muse

But because I am blogging my first ETHICAL FASHION label made right here in Byron Bay -- Loveleigh Designs.
The story behind LOVEleigh Designs is as beautiful as the pieces in the collection. Creator Morgan Leigh is a barefooted drifter who has managed to fuse an unlikely pairing of lust for fashion with her background in Human Rights. The goal of LOVEleigh Designs is to promote Human Rights on a global scale, and show that something as seemingly unrelated as fashion, can make a difference. While Morgan is usually off traveling the world, or working on a job in a remote land, she is constantly searching through towns, villages and markets for fabrics, inspiration, and most importantly, people with a story.

Morgan makes each piece by hand, with fabric she has sourced from far away lands such as Malawi, Zambia, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Mexico and more. Often sourcing silks, georgettes, chiffons and crochets, many of which are limited edition prints and patterns, she takes the proceeds of her sales and gives back to those from which she has sourced her materials.  

"This upcoming September I am moving to Mexico to start some research for the next phase of LOVEleigh Designs: a women's collective. I am hoping to start a collective of homeless women, helping to get them off the street and teach them how to sew. I am also aiming to help them find affordable housing, and get all of the children in school. Fingers Crossed!"

Morgan inspires me in both her design aesthetic and her social entrepreneurship, and my dream, as is hers, is to see mainstream companies follow suit to brands like LOVEleigh. Take a peak at the short vid telling Morgan's story, and follow her journey through her social media channels. And know, when you buy a kimono or a dress from LOVEleigh, you are helping provide education, housing, or jobs for a family in need.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Nourish /// Bahgsu Jewels Lookbook



PHOTO // KEITH KETCHUM
BEAUTY // MEGHAN URUBURU
VIDEO & EDIT //  KEITH KETCHUM
LOCATION // DOME IN THE DESERT
NOURISH.
AN INVITATION TO RETREAT INTO YOUR SACRED SANCTUARY. NOT TO BE SELFISH, BUT RATHER TO EMBODY FULL SELF- PRESERVATION. A CHOICE TO CREATE HEALTHY BOUNDARIES IN WHICH YOU FEEL FREE YET SECURE. THIS LOOK BOOK WAS CREATED AS A REMINDER TO CARVE OUT TIME FOR PURE NUTRIENTS. PERHAPS THIS MEANS FRESH BLUE BERRY SMOOTHIES, LONG DESERT WALKS, MOONLIT YOGA OR GETTING LOST IN A GUIDE TO PALMISTRY. THERE ARE AS MANY WAYS AS THERE ARE SOULS. ALL JEWELS IN THIS COLLECTION HAVE BEEN BLESSED AND BALANCED UNDER FULL MOON ENERGY :: CREATED WITH THE INTENTION OF ACTING AS GUIDES TO SUPPORT.
TO NOURISH.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Press: Featured Minds Editorial in majestic disorder magazine



Featuring styled pieces by:

Amilita

When I was first approached by majestic disorder magazine for a write up in their "Featured Minds" editorial, I was honored and beyond stoked. This is only Issue 2 of the UK arts + culture quarterly but their aesthetic, ethos and literary intrigue are that of a seasoned publication. To be featured alongside writers, performance artists, designers and political activists, I was humbled and grateful to get to share my insights, lifestyle and creative space showcasing my favorite Byron Bay designers. Not to mention the photos were shot by one of my best friends and artist sisters, Carly Brown! Who better to visually transcribe my creative message?! Beyond grateful for this opportunity.

majestic disorder is distributed Internationally so make sure to grab a copy of this incredible magazine available at Anthropologie as well as newsagents around the world.

You can also order the magazine online here and here both of which ship internationally.

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ALSO…there's one day left in the majestic disorder magazine x Lisa's Closet Giveaway

Win a $250 gift card to Lisa's Closet

Here’s how to enter the giveaway:
Follow majestic disorder + Lisa's Closet on Instagram
Post a photo from a recent trip, tag us and tell us what inspires you to travel
The most inspiring winner will be picked on July 31st

xx


Sunday, July 27, 2014