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.

13199234_10154024802196480_241178139_oKatherine from Empire Rose

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.





Tree Street Art Safari


From learning about the history of Bunbury’s two cathedrals, to watching new technology be printed in front of your eyes through 3D printing, the 2015 Tree Street Art Safari had something for everyone! With maps in hand, the ‘audience’ set off on a self guided walking tour of artist’s studios and gardens within a few blocks of Bunbury’s CBD. At each studio, the artists were able to share their journey’s and demonstrate their technique. Many artists work alone, so the chance to share their studio with people was a welcome change.

The Art safari takes its inspiration from New Zealand, where artist Kerry Gelmi had the pleasure of seeing inside some of their hidden studios. “It is a hugely popular event in New Zealand, and sells out overnight. These places are never open, so it’s a wonderful opportunity for the whole community.”

With painting, printmaking, drawing, textiles,sculpture, architecture, jewellery, garden design, and 3D printing technology people had a variety of interests to learn more about. All work had been produced by the artists,  who relished being able to demonstrate their techniques and talk about new projects and collaborations. In addition to the artist’s studios, both Bunbury’s Cathedrals were open to view the stained glass. Both had tours explaining the history of the building and particularly their beautiful stained glass windows.

The event was rounded off with a Mexican cantina fiesta at Walker Hall behind St Boniface Cathedral. Wine by Fifth Estate and fantastic entertainment by Codee Lee and Blair Whittle ended the night on a huge high!

This was a journey of discovery that is sure to inspire, with next year’s event already being planned to include more tickets and more artists! The amazingly motivated people behind such projects are why Stylo is so proud of Bunbury. Hope you enjoy this pictorial journey as much as the participants enjoyed their Safari.


10854398_1564277947186213_8305114265074941682_oSt Boniface Cathedral with St Patrick’s Cathedral in the background.

   10996267_1562179737396034_4929110583537319023_nSome of the talented artists and craftspeople ready to open their owns.
At Deb Campbells inspiring studio, sitting on a fully mosaic tiled hand crafted bench.

10533308_1563334840613857_1755276704759765525_oWelcoming flag at Unicycle Design in Lovegrove Avenue

960Gathering Rust Sculpture Garden overlooking St Boniface Cathedral



921Artist Simon Hemsley’s studio and art



914Helena Sahm’s art studio and works





905Melanie Hurst’s art and studio in Beach Road

11017242_1564277960519545_8974338106757386104_oJess Harris Jewellery

878Thousand Flowers Studio in Karri Street by Deb Campbell

861Stunning home of Kent Lyon Architect with samples of his work and his art collection.



846Recycled and stunning furniture at Unicycle Design workshop in Lovegrove Avenue

840Private works of Peter Mickle out for public viewing in Lovegrove Avenue

833Lovegroove FabLab Technology Studio, 3D Print machine in action

965Party time for all!


All photos by Karen Steele, except for those water marked by Aden Gelmi.

Little Wing

Situated in the end store of  the iconic Bill Brown & Co building you will find “Little Wing”.  This shop is a small pop of colour stocking bohemian fashion, some locally made and designed, plus artisan crafts and jewellery.
Julie at Little Wing

After spending time writing and performing music in Sydney & London, owner Julie has returned to Bunbury and found herself wanting to open up her creativity to a wider platform. Julie brings vibrancy and passion to her store with the intent of stocking local designers while connecting art and fashion. Her biggest seller this season have been “Little Wing” kimonos, designed by Julie and made locally.
Little Wing Boutique

And it is all about the experience so Julie invites you to wander down Victoria Street to her little shop and while browsing her fabulous range flip a card and see what your future holds!


Va Va Vintage!

One of the highlights of this year’s SW Fashion Festival is the return of vintage couture curator Charlotte Smith and her incredible collection. Charlotte’s collection created such a buzz last year that the SWFF crew had to see it’s return so that they could share the collection again, and the inspiring story behind it.  It is a must see for fashion lovers, collectors, historians, in fact any one who loves beauty.

The Darnell Collection began with one lady’s passion for preserving and honoring vintage clothing and accessories, along with their provenance. Now with over 5 and a half thousand garments, the collection continues to grow and inspire.

This year to follow the SWFF Tropadelic Eden theme Charlotte will be focusing on exotic prints and hot tropical colours, bringing labels such as Bruce Oldfield, Emilio Pucci, Guy Laroche and Jenny Kee.

Tickets to see Charlotte and the Darnell Collection are available here, don’t miss your chance!

Darnell Collection at SWFF 2013

Darnell Collection at SWFF 2013

Detail of Dolce & Gabbana

Detail of Dolce & Gabbana

Detail of 1970's Lanvin Garment

Detail of 1970’s Lanvin Garment



Have a Stylo Xmas Everybody………

Welcome to Stylo’s first post where you get to experience and absorb everything Bunbury. Our special little piece of paradise in the heart of WA’s South West.  Through Stylo you will experience our art, culture, fashion, events, people, business………. You will experience Bunbury.  And Christmas is a good time to start.  Retailers and business owners have excelled in the Christmas window stakes. Up there with the best.


Café 140 and JOLT tackled a unique approach to tree construction.  Thinks lots of coffee bags, string, cups and cleverness.


Or the other extreme at JOLT, many tubes of liquid nails and cans of red gloss.  It is all about the shoes and the need to be red of course.


Unique gifts and we have it all.  Renee at our beautiful Eshe is all class. Hours of painstakingly wrapping branches and deer.  Colourful, fun and very special.


And then total style at Imogino.  Ricki and Vanessa never fail to impress with their simple but very classy approach to Christmas.  The little panda quietly watches Christmas mayhem.


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