Friday, 25 July 2014

Designer Lookalikes

Lusting over completely unaffordable items, by expensive brands, has become a bit of a habit of ours. So, that’s why cheaper copies were invented, for a fraction of the price. Bags, clothing, footwear, sunglasses – you name it, it’s out there. And all without breaking the bank. To date, we’ve accumulated quite a few of these so-called ‘lookalikes’, via many sources. Thank God for the internet – without it, how would we be able to afford such coveted beauties?!

DESIGNER: Birkenstock 

DESIGNER: Cameo The Label
LOOKALIKE: Esther Boutique

LOOKALIKE: Seed Heritage


DESIGNER: Longchamp

LOOKALIKE: Zoe Wittner

DESIGNER: Karen Walker

LOOKALIKE: With Love Kirsten

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Rome Travel Diary


Roma, Roma, Roma. Being our last stop in Italy, we really let our inner tourist run free here. It was all too easy to lose ourselves in the hidden depths of this Italian city’s artistic heritage, enchanting streets and rich history. It was like taking a step back in time as we visited the Forum and Colosseum, wandering its sophisticated and vast civilisation. The food only got better; the gelati (I’m saying ‘gelati’ not ‘gelato’, as there was never a one-scoop kinda day…), pizza and pasta were even more scrumptious, and a shot of Limoncello to sip after dinner was a fitting farewell to the city and this beautiful country. Rome evoked sheer amazement and wonder in me as we explored the Ancient ruins, religious icons and outstanding art. I can't wait to return and explore it all again sometime soon.

Ciao for now, Italia!

{Fontana di Trevi}

{Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II}

{St. Peter's Basilica}

{Roman ruins}

{Vatican museum ceiling}


{Scalina della Trinità dei Monti - Spanish Steps}

{Piazza Navona}


{St. Peter's Sqaure}

{Roman Forum}

{Seen in Trastevere}

{St. Peter's Square}

{Fiume Tevere - River Tiber}

{Vatican museum ceiling}


{Knitted trees + fairy lights + chess}

{Fiume Tevere - River Tiber}

Sunday, 6 July 2014

DIY: Butterfly Frame

As promised, this winter is going to see Honey & Lulu flooded with lots of exciting content, including our collaborative series, The Melbourne Café Collection, with Daisy and the Fox. Today, though, marks the first instalment of our new DIY series, which will involve chic, affordable and surprisingly easy DIYs that are sure to make a statement in your home! We wanted to share with you some of the DIY pieces we adore, and proudly feature in our own homes. Some years back, we stumbled across the idea of these gorgeous butterfly frames, and realised the ease with which we could create our own beautiful pieces using very inexpensive materials. The perfect winter project in our eyes; just sit down with a cuppa in hand, and flip through all your old mags collecting butterfly prints. The beauty in this little project is that every frame is unique, and the extensive array of prints and colours unite to make something really special.

Here is our step-by-step tutorial!

Step 1:
Collect an array of prints from old magazines – fashion or homeware magazines are always good. Ensure prints are large enough to cut a butterfly from.

Step 2:
Cut butterflies from the prints. We used a butterfly punch from here, however, these are available at most craft stores. You can always cut by hand using a simple butterfly template!

Step 3:
Cut out butterflies from white card; this provides reinforcement for the butterflies enabling them to stand up. Glue the printed butterflies to the printed butterflies. Allow glue to dry.

Step 4:
Fold reinforced butterflies in half.

Step 5:
Measure up a piece of cardboard to fit your desired frame. Rule a grid in very light grey lead so as to evenly space the butterflies.

Step 6:
Arrange butterflies on the paper. We like to embellish the odd butterfly with some sequins or glitter glue. Glue down the butterflies using craft glue, holding for a few seconds to ensure each butterfly is secured in place.