Karrinyup Swim & Resort 2015 Fashion Parade – feat. Sea Folly and more

Last weekend, I was invited down to Rendevous  Hotel, Scarborough beach to take a look at this Summer season hottest swim & resort fashion courtesy of Karrinyup Shopping Centre and Seafolly.

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It was brilliantly arranged by the ladies at 3AM thoughts PR. I amongst other Perth bloggers were treated to delicious breakfast, and some bright and cheery cupcakes to match the theme of the show. Just looking at the bright colours lifted my spirits and made my mouth water! The event was fab, it really woke me up on a Saturday morning! Plus, it was nice to see some familiar faces that I had been stalking on Instagram, most who I only knew by alias (which is such an ‘internet/blogger’ thing).

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When we stepped out onto the beach, there was a samba band playing and even an aerial campaign, which looked great with the clear blue sky as the back drop. The plane pulled along the hashtag #karrinyupswimresort15 and kind of explained what was going on to the rest of the beachgoers, who just rocked up for the surf and sand. I’m sure it was puzzling to them why there were heaps of cameras, a loud band and hot models walking about. However, the girls and guys who were modelling the swimwear were very professional, confident and was too busy having a fun time in the sun.

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The models were holding up placards of the brands  they were wearing, I wouldn’t have thought sports brands such as Running Bare and Lulu Lemon designed swimwear. Next time I will think about shopping my swimwear in sports shops, as I can remember from my past experience I would only buy speedo-type one piece racers from sports stores. These days, it seems atheletic brands are getting it right in the fashion stakes. They are beginning to catch-on that we all want to look good when we have to sweat it out or jump in the water…

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I was glad I wore my sandals that day because there weren’t many warnings about a trek into the sand after the fashion parade at the hotel. I could see other bloggers struggling with their heels or wedges, but still looking ultra fashionable. I must have been the only crazy one wearing a black tank dress…thankfully the weather was a cool 23 degrees at 9:30am.

One of the best parts of the day was receiving a bag full of goodies from various Karrinyup shopping centre retailers, such as Live Clothing, Lush, Crabtree & Evelyn, T2 Tea and lots more! My kids even got to enjoy the blow up beach ball thanks to Rendezvous Hotel. I’m especially loving the huge beach bag from Sea Folly, purple is one of my favourite colours. Which may encourage me to venture out to the beach side more often before the weather turns cold.

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Hope you are still enjoying the beach and pools while it’s still hot. I’m especially looking forward to the Sculptures by the Beach exhibition coming next week to Cottosloe Beach.

Are you still enjoying the Summer days or are you wishing it was Autumn already?

E-von

 

Sculptures by the Sea happening at Cottosloe Beach

The first days of Autumn have been a little warmer for my taste. Autumn has always been my favourite season, because I get to wear my scarfs. I am a scarf-crazy woman. However we have been getting the cool nights, and they are a nice change to the sweaty slumbers and expensive power bills from using the air conditioner. I have been fond of the longer days too, I will miss the 7:30pm sun sets. We’ve been lucky to have the sun stick around till at least 7pm these days. So to embrace the first days of this extended Summer/ late Autumn my family and I decided to check out the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition happening at Cottosloe Beach, Western Australia. The exhibition runs until the 23rd March 2014, and it is completely FREE so there is still a lot of time to get down there and see them all.

Last year was a great exhibition, we enjoyed it until the sun went down. This year we came around 6pm and an hour was not enough to cover all the art works as the sun set before we get around to them all. It could have something to do with the first day crowds, as they were having a special dance performance on a resurrected stage in the middle of the beach. We brought along our picnic basket and blanket and the kids had such a care-free time.

And here they are…watch out, photo-bombardment coming your way!

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This was a stunning display of flags representing the volunteer Lifesavers. They commit their time and efforts to keeping everyone safe on our beaches and we are forever thankful.

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This was the Saturday evening crowd, as you can see in the distance they had a lots going on. There was traditional didgeridoo music, dancing and acrobats too.

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The most popular and largest of the sculptures was the gigantic ‘Goon bag’. Not the most classiest symbol of Australian culture, but I do remember very well when I was growing up where casket wine was always kept in the fridge.

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The stunning horizon of a sun setting always gets me. I love it, sun sets don’t make me sad…they remind me how much natural beauty can take your breath away and how it will soon present a new day!

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These glass feet were also accompanied by another pair of glass feet on a different rock. Not sure what was the artist was trying to convey, although the ghostly-feel is actually quite intriguing and mystifying.

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I love skeletons, and this one was one of my favourites. Looks like a heavy load to carry whilst cycling up to the moon. It was a large sculpture and I love the silhouette it  creates at sunset.

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This was the Sculpture by the Sea landscape on Cottosloe beach. Each piece had a little sign stating the name of the art work and another that said ‘do not touch the sculptures’…but you really can’t help it with children all over the beach. It presents as a big playground to them. There was another sculpture I didn’t capture because it got too dark, but I have to mention it. It was a wave like structure constructed what looked like wire and Barbie dolls. It was freaky and cool at the same time. My 6yo daughter pointed to a couple and said ‘I have this one, and this one…’.

Sculpture by the Sea has to be one of the family’s favourite local outing every year, it’s FREE, a picnic by the sea, viewing art…it’s the perfect combination. And it was lovely to see the entertainment this year, as they aren’t there everyday… I assume it was set up just for the first weekend.

So if you’re in Perth, grab a picnic rug, some treats and go down and make a day of it. You can find more details at the Sculpture by the Sea website here

Have a great week! I’ll just keep dreaming of the beach…

E-von