Tuesday, 15 November 2011

House of Wilde by Alice McCall

The idea that there is "magic" in all the details, is the fundamental building block behind House of Wilde. It's the labour of love that goes into the handcrafted pieces, that gives each garment its unique charm. Like a magpie to a piece of silver, the embellishment and hand crafted elements draws you in, leaving you wanting to adorn the garment with love and pride. The garments are more crafty than perfect, they are the anti thesis of mass production clothes that now seem to have a synthetic, perfect feel, loveless in a sense.

"Love letters on the Rocks" plays with the notion of "The Flinstones" for this debut range, this range is a good tasting plate for what's to come. Blown up ikats and batiks, baby doll shapes, crochet panelling and bone and night sequins all come together to make this range. It has a naivety and a relaxed edge, but is still very cool, and oh so wearable!

The palate is controlled and easy on the eye, bone, navy's, peaches and blushes come together in effortlessness, it's the right balance of pretty and cool, night and day, stay in....or go out and play!
(written by Alice McCall)

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

What happened to my Prada Sunnies?

I know so many people that own designer sunglasses, whether they are your classic Prada, Gucci or Chloe specs.  But why time and time again do i reach for my $40 sunglasses and my Prada's just gather dust and finger prints?
The new Perv range answers that very question.  They're fun, bright, fashion forward and you don't need to stress out when they fall off the dash when you drive around a sharp corner or get lost in the bottom of your Mary Poppins style handbag! Our new Perv glasses are all so different that i couldn't stop at one!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

We LOVE Low Luv!

The talented model/designer Erin Wasson and famed jeweler Pascal Mouawad have teamed up to create the jewellery range. First launched in 2008 the collection is timelessly tribal and distinctively streetwise.

Inspired by Wasson’s imagined walk through the Southwestern American desert, the pieces from the Autumn collection seem like artifacts of that trip. Metalwork conjures traditional Mexican handicraft; etched symbols suggest ancient Native American glyphs; bold statement necklaces feel timelessly tribal.

Using gold and silver plated metals and a beautiful palette of black and pale coloured crystals to decorate the array of pieces, Wasson’s distinctively streetwise style speaks through each piece, putting a modern spin on her inspiration.

Now available at Bird Motel Store. Her pieces range from $39 to $199. Each piece and handcrafted and utterly stunning!

Check out the range now!

Friday, 7 October 2011

Colour, colour, colour

Whether its colour blocking or a colour pop, now is the time to ban yourself from wearing your drab blacks and grey and try some colour. You’ll love it, and no matter what skin tone and hair colour, there is a colour that will look fab on you!

If you’re not quite ready to hit the street in head to toe bright colours, then start small. Try some shoes or bangles, then move up to a singlet and soon you’ll hardly believe that you’re wearing a bright yellow tube skirt with a watermelon top!

For all the scaredy cats here's a couple of tips...

It's bright, it's not washed out, pale or pastel!

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Try picking colours that compliment each other
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Add a security blanket! If your not quite ready for top to toe colour, try mixing a solid black or white in the mix. 
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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Number One Teaspoon

One Teaspoon is our most popular brand at the moment, and we can see why! When you think they can’t do anything else to their clothes, they somehow manage to make things bigger and better! Look at their denim cut off shorts, they have now added amazing crochet and leopard print panelling!
Check out some of our favourite One Teaspoon new arrivals, but there are plenty more in store. Don’t forget if you ever want something that we don’t have on the site, shoot us through an email and we’ll try and track it down for you. Enjoy!

Monday, 22 August 2011

We love Minty Meets Munt

Minty Meets Munt has been a favourite of mine and of the shoppers at Bird Motel for quite some time.  The brand has evolved quite a bit, and now is a major player in fashion land.  We had a quick catchup with the designer to find out a little more.

Tell us a little about yourself? I’ve not had any formal fashion training its just been something that I have loved and has turned into the business that it is today. I love what I do and feel very lucky to be able to do something that fills me up!!

Describe the Minty Meets Munt girl?  In essence the minty girl is a lover of fashion and follows it from runway to realway but in following the trends shes a confident girl and as a result adds her own twist. For her this is important.

What inspires you? Lots of things but the beauty in the every day, sunrises n sunsets, fabrics, art, photography n mother nature, my kids, elderly people and the list goes on!!!!

• What is your favourite Minty Meets Munt item available at Bird Motel? Oh can I be naughty and pick two!!! Love the gilly playsuit, its easy cute n sexy all rolled into one!! A summer staple in our amazing signature print!! And I cant help but adore the lace me up dress, slip this on and its all you need, its a fierce statement. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Ps those moccassins at less than $60 a totally worth a mention....sorry I know that’s three naughty!!

Monday, 11 July 2011

We Are Handsome Has Arrived!

We’re so excited to have We Are Handsome at Birdmotel!  The prints are utterly amazing, taking us to the far reaches of the world and up close and personal with wildlife.  100% made and designed in Australia, so the quality and fit is to die for!  We Are Handsome has been spotted on celebrities all over the world, but it lacks the celebrity price tag!    We are in looooooove!

Friday, 1 July 2011

Crazy World Of Fashion

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I know it’s the middle of winter and we cringe at the thought of exposing our hibernating body, but in the crazy world of fashion July is the start of summer!  Our first swimsuits for the season have just been delivered, we have summer dresses on the way, and even beach towels!  With so much new stock arriving in July, we say it’s never too early…summer is on its way!

Monday, 27 June 2011

We're Back

We're back!!!!! This poor blog has been neglected, and I guess we're sticking to our grandmas saying 'it's better late than never'!

From the new team behind Bird Motel, this blog will feature our inspirations, loves, sneak peeks and behind the scene info on everything Bird Motel.

Enjoy the ride!