REVIEWS


Friday, 1 August 2014





REVIEW POST: THE WOLF & I WINDSOR

If you're looking for shelter from the harsh Melbourne Winter, 'The Wolf & I', Windsor is the place to be. With high ceilings and exposed brick walls, light bulbs caged and hanging from the timber rafters; the ground floor of 'The Wolf & I', Windsor is reminiscent of a New York City Warehouse. Warm lighting and extremely good heating, make you feel instantly at home. Eclectic touches are everywhere, combining the best of Vintage and Contemporary decor and as I sat down at the large solid timber table, I couldn't help but look around and admire the attention to detail.

While the venue is best known for its beer and great atmosphere, I was absolutely blown away by the food. Sourced locally, the produce is fresh and delicious, the presentation is flawless and you could see the love and care that went into every dish. Madeline and Maddison (of Little Black Beau) joined myself and the creative duo behind events and marketing Prue and Caitlin, for a wine and a sharing plate, offering a selection of mouthwatering Modern Australian Cuisine. If it wasn't clear at the launch of 'WHITE.HORN' last week, 'The Wolf & I' is far from your average bar on Chapel Street. Without even a slight exaggeration, every dish we tried was superb. With a strong commitment to quality food at an affordable price, I was very impressed and had the pleasure of thanking Dan (the chef behind the fantastic menu) personally.
After an amazing meal & a cheeky glass of vino, we were taken upstairs to the newly refurbished Cocktail Lounge, where Natasha and Olivia showcased their Resort 14 'To be Free' Collection last week. With the high ceilings, deep teal walls, polished hard wood floors, decorative moldings and giant Chandeliers, walking through the Cocktail Lounge is almost like stepping back in time. Complete with it's very own library with ornamental fire place and mounted taxidermy Deer; the general consensus was similar to being a character inside of a 'Cluedo' game. Mysterious and alluring in it's nature, 'The Wolf & I', Windsor has a character all of it's own and is a perfect venue for a casual drink, romantic or social dinner and especially as a Fashion Event space. 
As of this weekend, the Cocktail Lounge will be open to the public Friday and Saturday nights. During the week, the space is available for private functions, you can contact Caitlin at Caitlin@thewolfandiwindsor.com.au for booking information. They offer incredible catering, a private bar, full amenities and incredible service. The space is perfect for Fashion events and a little birdie tells me that there are some incredible events coming up soon, so watch this space! Click on the link to view their menu and get more information www.thewolfandiwindsor.com.au.
Maddison, Madeline and I were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to shoot in the space, I would like to say a very big thank you to these lovely ladies, they took some incredible photographs. I've included venue photos, food porn, special offers from 'The Wolf & I' and quite a few outfit shots. They say a picture speaks a thousand words, so I'll let the amazing photography skills of Madeline @madelinelew1 and Maddison ://www.littleblackbeau.com/
tell the rest of the story..








MADELINE LEWIS PHOTOGRAPHY

MADELINE LEWIS PHOTOGRAPHY

OSSO BUCCO DUMPLINGS // MADELINE LEWIS PHOTOGRAPHY


CHICKEN QUESADILLAS // MADELINE LEWIS PHOTOGRAPHY


VEGETARIAN RISOTTO // MADELINE LEWIS PHOTOGRAPHY


OUR BEAUTIFUL TABLE // LITTLE BLACK BEAU PHOTOGRAPHY
LITTLE BLACK BEAU PHOTOGRAPHY


MADDISON & I // MADELINE LEWIS PHOTOGRAPHY

TAXIDERMY IN THE LIBRARY // MADELINE LEWIS PHOTOGRAPHY

BRONZE SNAKE QUILTED LEATHER BOMBER $59.95 // DANGERFIELD TROUSERS FROM CLEARIT! $10 // NASTY GAL DRESS WORN AS TOP & CUSTOMIZED BY MOI $17.95 // JEWELLERY BY H&M // VERDI HEELS $69.95 FROM STEVE MADDEN // SHANGHAI SUZY LIPSTICK // LITTLE BLACK BEAU PHOTOGRAPHY
'WOLF & I' COCKTAIL LOUNGE LIBRARY // LITTLE BLACK BEAU PHOTOGRAPHY
LITTLE BLACK BEAU PHOTOGRAPHY



LITTLE BLACK BEAU PHOTOGRAPHY

LITTLE BLACK BEAU PHOTOGRAPHY

CHANEL BAG "FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT" GIFT // LITTLE BLACK BEAU PHOTOGRAPHY

LITTLE BLACK BEAU PHOTOGRAPHY

LITTLE BLACK BEAU PHOTOGRAPHY



THE AMAZING AZTEC BREAST MURAL // MADELINE LEWIS PHOTOGRAPHY

MADDISON & I // MADELINE LEWIS PHOTOGRAPHY

MADELINE LEWIS PHOTOGRAPHY 







MADELINE LEWIS PHOTOGRAPHY



ADMIRING BREASTS // MADELINE LEWIS PHOTOGRAPHY

THE BEAUTIFUL COCKTAIL LOUNGE BAR // LITTLE BLACK BEAU PHOTOGRAPHY




































If you've been to 'Wolf & I' Windsor, I'd love to hear about your experience. If you're a Blogger, Designer, Artist or just have a special event coming up, contact Caitlin at Caitlin@thewolfandiwindsor.com.au, head to the website www.thewolfandiwindsor.com.au and make sure you like them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheWolfandI. Also check out Madison's blog Little Black Beau.
Another huge thank you to Maddison, Madeline, Prue & Caitlin for such an incredible night.
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Peace & Love to you all.
xox

Friday, 25 July 2014


EVENT POST: WHITE.HORN LABEL LAUNCH

Last night, I had the distinct pleasure of attending the launch party for WHITE.HORN, a brand new Melbourne Fashion Label, founded by Natasha Mapleson (Designer) and Olivia Wasson (Business Director). Held in the newly refurbished top floor of The Wolf and I on Chapel street; the venue complemented the collection perfectly. With high ceilings, crystal chandeliers and deep teal walls, the venue was the perfect fusion of vintage and modern glamor.
Sourced from Chadwicks (click the link to go to webpage), the models were youthful and walked the runway barefoot. Like fairies with their fishtail braids courtesy of Oscar Oscar Salon and flawless makeup by Rob Povey, the showing was whimsical and inspiring. Beautiful shell and Feather embellished dresses, skirts, crops and belts stole the show for me personally. Hand crafted, right here in Melbourne, I was impressed with the quality of the garments as well as the aesthetic. The collection as a whole was soft and romantic with elements of drama seen in the over-sized fur coats, lace and embellishment. Resort 14 was very reflective of the designer, even the barefoot models were distinctly Natasha. It was young, fresh and perfect for the young Australian Fashionista.
While both Natasha and Olivia mentioned how nervous they were, you never would have known from looking at them. The event ran seamlessly from start to finish,with glowing reviews all round. Business Director, Olivia put together the event and organized sponsorship from a number of local business', including the incredible Vegan Lipstick brand, 'Shanghai Suzy'. The hubba-bubba scented lipsticks were gifted to all guests and featured on the models.

I am among many who are excited to see what's next for this innovative young label. With an ever growing cult following on social media, supporters of the label will get the opportunity to see an Australian Fashion Label sky-rocket to success. If you want the updates and insider info, follow them by clicking the link whitehorn_official 
I've included some personal shots from the evening, however due to lighting and a few wines, they're a little more "artistic" in nature, so I've shared a few from the event photographer, APL Photography aplphotography.com.au. You will find further contact details for WHITE.HORN beneath the event photos... enjoy.








BACKSTAGE// WHITE.HORN
FROM LEFT// OLIVIA WASSON  & NATASHA MAPELSON 









ROB POVEY// MAKEUP ARTIST BACKSTAGE

AND THE DOORS OPEN

























FROM LEFT// OLIVIA & NATASHA
FROM LEFT// DENVER STYLES(ME) & NATASHA
                                           









 THE BEST LIPSTICK EVER! VEGAN, LONG-LASTING & SMELLS LIKE HUBBABUBBA
SHANGHAI SUZY 

 FROM LEFT// OLIVIA WASSON (BUSINESS DIRECTOR) & NATASHA MAPELSON (DESIGNER)



Follow on instagram @whitehorn_official (click the link to follow) enquiry.whitehorn@gmail.com
IMAGES COURTESY OF WHITEHORN_OFFICIAL INSTAGRAM

So thrilled for Natasha & Olivia, keep an I on these two, I've got a feeling that big things are coming.
I hope that if you didn't have the pleasure of being there, you now at least feel as though you were.

Peace & Love to you all.
xox

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