Life & Soul

After opening Life & Soul in Victoria Street in February, co-owners Sally and Shelley, launched into winter with a VIP Styling Evening last month. Empire Rose designer Kathryn Cizeika and Lara and Sarah from Mode & Affaire, treated local fashion shoppers to an indepth round up of their latest ranges and the best ways to style them.

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As well as Empire Rose and Mode & Affaire, Life & Soul also stock Asilio, Akla, Auguste, Infamous Friends and Nobody Jeans. Local jewellery line, Me I Me I is stocked alongside WA homewares company Ash &  Lime, and the coolest sneakers around, Superga! From scented candles to vegan nail polish line, Kester Black, head into Life & Soul, Victoria Street Bunbury.





5th South West Fashion Festival Comes of Age

Stylo is thrilled to share the South West Fashion Festival (SWFF) journey, which will be presenting a series of ‘Futurism’ themed fashion events from 7th to 8th August 2015.

SWFF Face 2015 Mehala Ward – CM Management (Photo – Bianca Turri Photography)

This will be the 5th annual SWFF whose aim is to increase awareness in the South West for fashion designers and related industries.  SWFF provides opportunity to showcase, network and promote design.

Mehala photographed at Mercedes Benz Bunbury wearing Betty Tran
(Photo – Bianca Turri Photography)

5 years is a significant milestone so the SWFF crew want to mark the occasion. This event has proven to be a major springboard for regional models so it only seems fitting to invite past “Faces” back, plus Bunbury’s own Caitlin Lomax, a past Perth Fashion Festival Face. Caitlin was a founding member of SWFF and she is thrilled to support this event as an ambassador.

Caitlin Lomax

So what is in store for 2015! Friday evening will begin with Futurism inspired Art to Wear. Each artist has created garments based on the Icosahedron shape, combining their interpretation and art genre to make something quite unique. Special guest Charlotte Smith, renowned fashion curator and collector will interview local celebrity guests, all broadcast online. Designer parades will follow with hand-picked clips of past faces, festivals and shoots. On Saturday morning American born and Blue Mountain based Charlotte will host a Champagne Brunch at Casellas. Using her natural charm and skills she will enthral guests with her fashion stories while showing a snippet from her vast collection of both contemporary and vintage couture (Her entire collection is in excess of 8500). Charlotte will then go on to present a lecture at 3pm, where she will focus on Future Stars in fashion.

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Maison Martin Margiela for Darnell Collection

Particularly exciting in 2015 is the expansion and re-inventing of the “Retail Parade”. This will occur on the Saturday at 1pm and will be a show stopper! Ranges from local boutiques and agents, as well as students will be shown alongside a new segment focusing on Celebrity Looks that can be bought at local stores. Combining vintage with new, it promises to be a fantastic feature of the event. And a brilliant showcase of what Bunbury has to offer, proving that we sit up their alongside any strip shopping centre in the world.


The grand finale on Saturday evening will be a spectacular affair with designer parades including some of Perth’s significant and up and coming labels, forming part of the WA Designer Roadshow.


Each evening we will be partying on with Willow Bridge Wines, great food and entertainment. Log on and get your tickets now to the South West’s premier fashion event.


Confirmed designers  –

SW – Lulu and Vee, Glytch, Vestir Apparel, Aqua Blanca

WA – Base by Ben, Empire Rose, Betty Tran, Jonte Pyke, Only One Ashley,  Alister Yiap, Cebiche

WA Designer Roadshow – ae’lkemi, one fell swoop, BRUUG, Chalice, House of SKYE + Conchita




Bunbury Cup means Bunbury Style…..And we have it covered

Arguably one of Bunbury’s biggest events of the year, the 2015 Bunbury Cup will continue to deliver. And it is the day when both guys and girls get the chance to truly shine. We love dressing up so thought we would put some ideas out there to get you all excited. With such amazing artwork now showcased throughout the city we were provided with the perfect back drop for our shoot.  All clothing provided by Essence and Brooklyn for Men while headwear from SWIRL and shoes provided by JOLT. Styled by Nathan Gardiner.


Artwork by Kyle Hughes-Odgers



Fintan Magee’s ‘The Storm’ brought back recent memories of The Giants visit to Perth.


And who says you have to wear heels to the races.  These loafers add a touch of quirkiness to the outfit, and the guys can still look smart in casual shorts and shirt.

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Amok Islands Flounder is a beautiful blend of subtle colours.  Great to bounce off these bright tones.



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Thanks to Ben and Carly for being such accommodating models, especially for getting up so early. This is only a small taste of what you can find in the shops of Bunbury.  We have an awesome selection of boutiques and shoe stores so take a walk and enjoy the pleasure of strip shopping.

Bunbury Shines at Melbourne Cup

Stylo was out and about yesterday at the Bunbury Turf Club to share in the excitement of the “Race That Stops The Nation”. We were more than impressed with the effort so many had made in dressing for the occasion.  There is no doubt the Bunbury crowd have raised the stakes this year. As 1 punter commented, it was a classy event. Here is a few of our favourite outfits. And we will start with this one. It is a perfect example of how keeping it simple can still look amazing.  And love the Gorman shoes with the touch of rose gold.


Stylo is always seeking out some one who can carry off Vintage, and we have a winner here


Four girls who can do no wrong when it comes to putting it together, including our Stylo Kristy.


Classic navy in between 2 on trend floral numbers.


Black and white – Black and white – Black and white. Another winner.


Stylo loves a family that all dress to impress – and these guys nailed it – and were more than happy to pose for our pic.


If some one asked what colours were in for this season – we can only say all.  While there were lots of floral and bright tones, the pastels were featuring strongly too. These girls looked beautiful together.


Visitors from the Gold Coast thought they would see how Bunbury celebrated the Melbourne Cup.  We hope we didn’t disappoint, and are glad they made so much effort to dress for the day.


Young and funky, has to be part of the Cafe 140 team.


Don’t you love how these three tone in so beautifully.  Harrison is a lucky man to be amongst 2 beauties.


Look at those legs. Hot. the nude underlay really helps in featuring the intricate lace in Shiralee’s dress.


Very clever tie in with the multi coloured fascinator.


This is the first 3 beauties I photographed yesterday and they set the bar pretty high.


So many, many, many great looks.










And I am going to finish this post with 2 pics that show what the day is all about.  Melbourne Cup provides an opportunity for communities to celebrate together and share in fun and laughter.



15 Years of Fashion in Bunbury

Today a small celebration recognised a significant milestone in Bunbury when well know shop owner Lynne Snare celebrated 15 years since opening her exclusive little boutique in Stephen Street.  Brazen is a unique shop that tailors to a customer looking for exclusive brands, beautiful natural fibres, and impeccable customer service. Over 50 women crammed into Brazen this afternoon to share a glass of champagne with Lynne and her staff. We were treated to a fashion parade and amazing food prepared by her daughter Genevieve.


Lynne is an inspiration to many new businesses in town and I am sure has been instrumental in her daughters chosen career paths.  She was blessed to be joined by both of her beautiful girls today.  Vanessa (Nes) was a star on the catwalk and is a successful businesswoman in her own right through the running of her recycle boutique, 3Ciana.  Genevieve is an accomplished designer with some of her beautiful creations available at Brazen.


Bubbles on arrival and check out that light fitting!!!!! Everyone who is familiar with Brazen will recognise this piece of ‘art’






Congratulation Lynne and the Brazen team and a toast to another 15.


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