25 Jan 2015

4/52


" A portrait of my babies, once a week, every week."

Bijou - She is absolutely besotted with her little Nez Nez.
Remy -   A dapper little fellow collecting leaves.
Inès -  In Papa's arms.

Steph x

Joining in with the beautiful Jodi.

18 Jan 2015

3/52


" A portrait of my babies, once a week, every week."

Bijou - Her concentration face.
Remy -   A little lion eating his greens.
Inès -  Milk pimples and the biggest yawn.

Steph x

Joining in with the beautiful Jodi.

11 Jan 2015

2/52

"
A portrait of my babies, once a week, every week."

Bijou - A swipe of black eyeliner and she danced the Nutcracker for hours.
Remy -   Day sleeps.
Inès - She adores her bath.

Steph x

Joining in with the beautiful Jodi.

4 Jan 2015

1/52



"A portrait of my babies, once a week, every week."

Bijou - She has swathed herself in fabric and pretended to be Mary almost every day.
Remy -   Lanky limbs and broad shouldered; he has stepped up to the role of big brother with ease.
Inès - Welcome home beautiful, gentle girl.

Steph x

Joining in with the beautiful Jodi.

5 Dec 2014

of blush and cream


Our new home is nestled amongst bushland and wildlife is abundant; a symphony of birdsong wakes us at daybreak. And all about are muted shades of green foliage and bursts of lemon and blush and cream.

With most of the boxes unpacked and a gentle new rhythm unfolding we have finally exhaled. As thoughts turn to Christmas we explore the natural world for inspiration. It comes easily here.


16 Nov 2014

46/52


"A portrait of my babies, once a week, every week."

Bijou - With Papa's help she made him a scooter out of timber offcuts. And then she adorned it with rainbows..
Remy -  Just woken up. 

Steph x

Joining in with the beautiful Jodi.

7 Oct 2014

this girl - fabrik


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This girl is a wild one. Her wispy limbs are faintly painted in shades of maroon and purple from tumbles aplenty and band aids often adorn her knees. She plays hard and wears her bursting heart on her sleeve. Animated, passionate and at times, fiercely stubborn she is striding out into this world with confidence and determination. Caring little for what others think she dresses herself with abandon with one thought guiding her choices, adventure. And for that, I'm so thankful.

We've done our utmost over the years to shield her from advertising giants and the hard to avoid "Disney" effect by dressing her mainly in second hand clothes peppered with beautifully hand made and fair trade pieces. But as she grows the style of clothing available both retail and in op shops leaves quite a lot to be desired. Where once we could find delicate florals and a muted palette, there is an abundance of slogans, garish colours and sophisticated shapes and cuts more suited to teenage night clubbing than five year old adventures.  I fear that at such a tender (and impressionable) age she is already being coerced into a particular genre of dressing; one that isn't fitting with her vigour for life. One that doesn't let little girls be simply that, little girls.

This Summer she will climb trees, wade in forest creeks hunting for yabbies and inevitably scrape her knees. Her gender won't govern what she can and can't wear and we will refuse to let consumerism dictate her choices. She will wear cool, flowing garments that encourage rather than hinder her adventures and she will feel lovely in them.

Steph x

We were so generously gifted a Market Skirt in Garden Print, an Esther Lotus Print dress, and a  Bella Dress in Garden Patchwork from the beautiful people at fabrik and Bijou simply lives in them. We adore their environmentally friendly practises, commitment to fair trade and their playful designs. And for this brown readers fabrik are offering 10% off with the code THISBROWNWREN.