Sometimes I think back to the days where I used to find myself in places I could never have imaged, after boarding a one way flight to the other side of the world. I travelled solo and I made friends of strangers. I wandered cities, alleyways, markets and maps. I fell in to a habit of collecting pieces; thrift, vintage or special pieces by local labels that became my souvenirs, my momentos. They travelled with me through the next country or continent, either making memories when worn or stuffed inside my single suitcase.
A few years ago my favourite Australian label Spell asked if I wanted to design a few special pieces together, inspired by those pieces I had collected travelling and my favourite’s from their bohemian collections. To say this is a dream realised is an understatement. I don’t know if I will ever travel like that again but I’m giddy and grateful that these pieces could accompany moments of someone else’s journey.
Spell and I first met three years ago to map about this collaboration together, and since then life has an unpredictable rollercoaster. Not only have they believed in me since the beginning, but their continued patience and support to my family over these years has been more than I could ever have imagined, let alone from a work relationship. They have been the first or only to send me flowers in every single hospital stay through pregnancy to current! It makes me feel so lucky and proud, after buying, wearing and loving Spell since the very beginning that they even knew and liked my blog enough to consider something like this. Thank you to everyone from the Spell team for helping make my dreams become a reality!
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