I seem to relate Fashion with the current ‘on trend’ styles and have never truly felt our Boho/Hippie styles fit in to this category. I suppose its a type of Fashion as its originally from an era but to me its always carried through and is an expression of yourself and your lifestyle. Growing up, I would always go to Mums wardrobe and sneak her 70’s kaftans and cotton floral Hippy dresses on.
What do you love most about running White Bohemian?
My staff and my customers, they make it so easy and enjoyable as they are so lovely and we have many customers that have become friends and I love seeing the bonds they form and seeing our customers happy with their new purchases.
Most coveted look of the season?
Most favourite piece you’ve ever purchased?
It has to be my Vintage finds, I have a few treasured vintage dresses.
Where do you draw your daily inspiration from?
Im always inspired by Summer, I love the beaches, the blue waters, the white sands, white sea shells and any tropical getaways.
What’s the best piece of advice that you ever received?
Pink Gin and Tonic is delicious!
Best piece of styling advice that you can offer?
Wear what you love and what you feel comfortable in as it shows in your personality.
What lies ahead for White Bohemian?
I hope continuity, I am happy to move forward and focus on my loyal followers and continue to search and find treasured styles for your wardrobes.
As a business owner, what does self-care look like to you?
Self-care comes in many forms, however, for me it is ensuring my life has balance. Balance for me is being Mum, Wife, Business Owner and Me, ensuring its as even split as possible the I find mentally I am happy.
For you, happiness is?
Seeing my family happy , hanging out with the girls or…… sitting in the sun with a glass of Champagne in one hand and a book in the other.
Dream dinner guests and why? (living or passed)
Drew Barrymore id have to say, she has been through so much and come out the other side, she has a sense of humour and the inner wild child I love! I think she would be a fun dinner guest, I imagine we would end up dancing around the living room after a couple of bottles of wine!
For our own curiosity, and as an on-going source of inspiration, we always like to find out as much as we can about our featured guests, can you humour us with the first thing that comes to mind for each the below?
Currently I am...
Cooking… Minestrone soup (honemade)
Watching… Games of Thrones (finally, its taking me 3 attempts to get past the gore)
Getting lost in the picture perfect postcard that is Santorini. A dream come true that really did live up to it's 'wow' reputation. I don't think I have ever seen so much beauty as what I have in the 10 minute walk along the coast from Finikia to Oia. White washed buildings set into the cliffside with plunge pools galore looking onto a calm blue ocean. Mesmerising! Dining in Santorini was also nothing short of the views it had to offer with Katharos Lounge going to the top spot. The other side to Santorini is the unique black sand beaches, lined with restaurants and equally beautiful views, ready to give you a more relaxing break from the busy tourist hot spots where you can soak up the European sun. - Words from Chelsey Rouen.
Our girl Chelsey Rouen (@chelseyrouen) takes Spell Muwala to the Greek Islands. Isn't it dreamy? We just adore Chelsey and her passion for all things travel, fashion, photography and design. Her picturesque images, with stunning landscapes just makes you want to book your next adventure. We can't wait to follow Chelsey's European travels. Here are some tips we have for you when planning your next getaway!
Start Pinning! Start a brand new Pinterest board and start pinning landscapes you love, places you want to see and clothes you want to take. This will start building the foundation of where you want to go.
All those calico bag's you get from your online shopping, SAVE THEM! They will become your best friend when travelling. We love to use them for sorting our luggage, keeping everything accessible, neat and eco friendly.
Lastly, make it your own adventure. Don't plan too far ahead, some of the best moments are unplanned and just meant to be.
It's all for Mum on May 12th (Mother's Day). We wanted to make sure that all the ladies are getting looked after this Sunday so we collated a Mother's Day Edit. Beautiful gift ideas for mum, or to treat yourself! Because why not, right? If you are stuck for gift ideas, some Temple of the Sun Jewellery always goes down a treat. Axel & Ash have a collection on stylish travel, bucket list and reflection journals, designed for curious minds and adventurous souls. Or you could go for a new pair of James Smith Mules and a trusty Lost Tribe Headscarf for those bad hair days.
On Friday we spent the day at Halcyon House down in Cabarita Beach to view the Spell 19 resort collection on a live runway. It was a stunning day filled with cocktails, canapés and a long lunch shared with fellow stockist. What a time we had! A day surrounded by beautiful, inspiring women in a beautiful place (just down the road!). Here is a sneak peak of our day, we can't wait to show you more!
Our Slow Mover Playlist is for the slow rises, coffee makers, movers and shakers. For your morning motivation, turn your Spotify on and hit play, we suggest teaming this morning ritual with a coffee in hand, in order to start your day the right way. This playlist features Angus & Julia Stone, Dope Lemon, Didirri, The Lumineers, Jack River, Winston Surfshirt, Gang of Youths, Holy Holy, Ocean Alley, Lisa Mitchell, Cub Sport, Vera Blue and more!
This is the second addition to our Photoshoot in the beautiful Bali featuring Spell’s new Collection Maisie & The Muse. This collection is inspired by an artist and muse, friendship and the beautiful city of Florence. We will able to capture the stunning @madeleineandren is an abandoned club in Bali. The tones and age of the structure were able to bring our muse madeleine to life.
We caught up with our friends Harry, Jordan (and of course, LUNA). For the folks at home who don’t know this sea loving coupe here is a bit of background for you: Harry and Jordan shut shop, quit their day jobs and bought a home (bus) on wheels. With no set plans, they have hit the road to explore Aus and follow their adventurous souls.
We just adore you two and Luna! Please tell us some more about yourselves, we just can’t get enough.
You guys are too lovely! It depends what you would like to know!
We were neighbours who met at 13, started dating at 18, bought land at 19, got married at 22. Adopted our first child (Luna - our campervan, hehe), quit our jobs, packed up our lives, and have set off on an adventure we have been dreaming about since we were first together. We love the ocean, we love being in nature, we love adrenaline, and we love doing life together. That’s us in a nutshell!
Luna life. We want to know more! When did you decide it was time to give up simple living and buy a house on wheels?
Well, we went on a roadtrip to Australia’s red centre back in April last year, and the idea of it all popped into our heads. It seemed extravagant at the time, but from there, everything slipped into place. We knew that there was never going to be a right time to do it, but we also knew that we had to do it now while our responsibilities were minimal. But, to be honest, it was always something we wanted to do.
What are your plans for the next few months, where are your must see locations?
Every day is up in the air for us. We wake up most mornings not knowing what we will do that day! But, the rough plan for us in the next few months is see as much of WA as we can and head around to the top of Australia. The aim for us is to skip this years winter!
Hmm, our must-see locations.. it depends what you're into. But, being beach people, we cant go past SA’s coastline. We’re very biased, as SA is home for us. Places from Innes National Park, to Rapid Bay, to our newest favourite Beachport. We also fell in love with Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road, and Sorento on the Mornington Peninsula. We have only been on the road for a month, so we’re definitely still building up our list!
Tell us some more about Luna. Where did you find her and how did you know she was the one?
Oh my gosh, our Luna-girl! I (Jordan) found Luna online one morning. She was the first van/bus we looked at, and I fell in love with her immediately. Harry thought she was too big, but after negotiating and letting Harry make any changes he wanted to the interior, we agreed that she was the one, and bought her a few days later. It was one of those moments that come and go so quickly, and the next thing you know, you have a 23 foot bus parked up on your driveway. She was without a doubt, the vehicle for us. She gives us the space we need to work and live comfortably.
How does it feel waking up in a new place almost every single day, are you use to it yet?
It’s amazing waking up in a new place. Everything is always so fresh and it makes you so excited for the day ahead. Although, it can be tiring at times. You’re taking in new places, new faces, and a new environment everyday. You senses work hard all day every day to take everything in. It’s exhilarating but so exhausting all at the same time. We wouldn't change a thing. But, yes, we’re definitely still adapting to not having a home-base.
What are some bus essentials, surely you have some hints and tricks for us!
Bus essentials. Well, we live completely off of our solar power, which means we are self sufficient, we can take the bus anywhere and not rely on an external power source. This is a big essential for us! Other little essentials that have helped us along the way, is making sure you pack only the things that you need. If you don’t use something in 2 weeks, then it hasn't got a place in the bus. A trick that we have learnt along the way is cleaning daily, and making sure you prioritise organisation. We cannot live in a small unorganised space. The bus is our life now, and having it unorganised can make life really tricky. There needs to be a spot for everything.
What are your go-to clothing items when on the road?
It really depends which part of the country we’re in and what time of year it is. But, anything comfortable; t-shirts and shorts usually! But, we do have some days where we dress up a little bit, make our selves feel a little less like sea-rats. Wearing clothing of convenience is crucial, and comfort is our top priority.
How do you go cooking whilst on the road? What are your 3 Luna-famous meals?
Cooking on the road is literally like a dance in the kitchen. We have a gas stove in the bus, and we have a weberque outside. We have so much bench space, so cooking is easy. Harry and I do equal amounts of cooking. We started the trip trying to budget how much we spent on food, but we weren't fuelling our bodies with the nutrients we needed and we felt so fatigued. So, we now eat the exact same as we would not being on the road.
Our 3 favourite meals would be stirfry, chilli con carne, and veg burger wraps! 3 easy meals!
Do you have any major plans or just taking the road as it comes?
Nah, no major plans for us! Just chasing the warm weather, pushing our creativity to the next level. The most exciting part is that we don’t know what’s ahead of us. It’s the first time we've never had a plan, and it feels so good!
Be real with us. Now, life on the road looks amazing but surely there are some tough times too?
You’re absolutely right! Life on the road can be tough, and we’re only just realising that! The hardest thing for us at the moment is working out a place to stay each night. As beautiful as some of the places are that we stay, we have ones where sleep is minimal, ones where we’re parked in petrol stations. The weather has a big impact on our lives and our productivity. It can mean the difference between us having electricity or not, creating content or not, creating memories or not. Some days are spent under the bus making sure everything is in working order, or in a bunnings carpark trying to work out why the bus is leaking. So yeah, some days definitely aren't as glamorous as others.
What are three things you both hope to get out of your travels around Aus?
Our biggest goal for this trip is to make the most of our youth. We are really just big kids, who got married and sold up shop. We just want to take our creativity to the next level, have stories to tell when we’re old, and make the most of our youth. It’s the best thing we could’ve done in our first year of marriage.
Will we be seeing you up in QLD anytime soon?
You absolutely will!! We’re dreaming of palm trees and warm water! How could we miss your end of the world? By the time were up your way, i’ll be in need for a new wardrobe. So you’ll definitely be seeing us, the issue will be trying to get rid of us! haha.
Last week we took our ventures to beautiful Bali! We just love it here, we always seem to have the most incredible time. The people are so humble and the lifestyle is something we never want to leave. In our travels we were exploring the streets with the beautiful Madeleine Andren (@madeleineandren) and we were lost in Lady Amethyst.
There was no plan, we wanted this shoot to be free, laid back and natural. On our travels we found an old abandoned club. We snuck through the old window and climbed up the stairs to find the most amazing space, we had no words. The architecture was stunning, with curved archways, brick walls, detailed window framing and checked tiles along the floor. The style reminded us of the colosseum its shape, material and tonal display.
We had so much fun shooting Spell’s new collection Lady Amethyst. The collection was inspired by motherhood and women. The power we hold within to be displayed on the outside. The collection is to empower each women and to let them feel beautiful every time they wear Lady Amethyst. The earthy tones, floral pattern and detailed styles are for every soul. Once again, Spell have produced a beautiful collection made to inspire women.
Jewellery available in store: Amber Sceats & Temple of the Sun