Tonight’s blog post features a little trip down memory lane… and a somewhat serendipitous café choice…
A somewhat short seven months ago I featured one of my very first ever collaborations here on Jessica & Love. The post featured the best Kimono label in Australia, Bijou the Label. After taking a few magical sun-kissed shots featuring this humble Melbourne-based brand, I decided to rest my Kimono-draped body at The Hardware Société for an afternoon croissant and strong-skinny. Having not actually been back to The Hardware Société since then, (a café I so regularly refer to as my ‘favourite in Melbourne’), it was somewhat fate that for some unknown reason blogger-babe Carissa and I ended up back there again today, only minutes after creating content for my second collaboration with Bijou (if you don’t believe me – check my INSTAGRAM! – #BrunchInspo #Fate).
With days of poor, dreary Melbourne weather, icy winds making it almost impossible to step out*, today, just like magic, the clouds cleared, the sun glistened and the universe made it possible for us to recreate the imagery shot all those months ago. Told you, magic.
So a few things have changed since THIS POST 7 odd months ago; my hair is longer, my style seems different and in case you were wondering whether I still enjoy drinking overpriced red vino on the weekends? The answer is yes. But as for pretending it is summer, I would much prefer to entirely embrace Bijou’s new A/W collection, including their cozy-winter-inspired Kimono’s & knits.
Photography taken by Carissa Smart of Design by AiKonik
* Likely that this is an overly dramatised version of the truth… I just really hate the cold, OK?!