She is

 Props & Styling She designs Events / Hair & Make Up Megan Vaughn / Dresses Amanda Garrett / Hairpieces Teeki designs / Florals The Sisters / Venue Bendooley Estate / Stylist & Coordinator Simply Peachy Model Stephanie Alcaino

It was the very end of summer and you could feel it in the Southern Highlands.  As the sun got lower we found ourselves searching out old jumpers, furs, hoodies or any other warmth that can be found in the boot of a car and continued to chase the sun to make the most of that unforgettable light. 

Trish of Tealily Photography shot the whole thing flawlessly on film (which can be seen here) as I ran about catching the inbetweens and just watching greatness be great. 

I think the pictures describe the beauty better than my words ever could...


Photos: Rachel Kara


Ideas for a destination wedding had pushed to the wayside until this. No words. 

The most beautiful bride I think I've ever seen...they call her Pineapple Princess. Reconvinced on a veil and perhaps even a white bikini as appropriate for my proposed beachside soiree?  

Photos: Marloes Horst by Rene Habermacher for Vogue Japan Wedding Special 

I Love Mr Mittens

Even as I sit upon the sunny cliffs of Uluwatu a piece of me see's these and wants in on that winter that is continuing on, without me, back home.

HTR had the joy of working together on this project for I Love Mr Mittens debut collection with our classic combination of words by Hannah-Rose, illustrations by Talisa and photos by me, Rachel.

When it comes to knits I can honestly & wholeheartedly declare that these are the real deal. You really need to pick it up to feel the weight and gentle clunkiness that comes with double knitted cotton for luckily I have a piece to giveaway! Maybe even two if we can hit the lucky number. 
For the chance to win one of the infamous I Love Mr Mittens urban turbans you just have to do these 3 simple things

1. Repost your favourite image or detail from the campaign above on instagram tagging @rachelkara1 @ilovemrmittens
2. 'Like' I Love Mr Mittens on Facebook
3. Comment to let me know you've done that with an email address (to contact you if you win)

Winner will be chosen on the 1st of July so get going! xR

life itself

 "A person should live in a way they love, they should love the way they live, they should always keep their eyes open, they should travel earnestly, ridiculously, spontaneously and copiously, they should use their hands as well as their hearts, they should smile easily and laugh often."  Hannah Rose Yee
For more on how & why one store, one concept, one lifestyle brought much brightness to our eyes and souls last Friday morning go visit Hannahs blog for the full recount of our Girl and Graaf experience. Concept store // 189 Bondi Rd, Bondi

Photos: Rachel Kara