Thursday, 3 April 2014

Fall for Winter : Karrinyup Pop-up Fashion Parades

I was lucky enough to be a part of the Karrinyup Shopping Centre "Fall for Winter 14" pop-up fashion parades last weekend. With a great production & styling team behind the army of models, the shows were a lot of fun & definitely caught the attention of the customers out & about in the centre! I saw a few people I know and they all got quite the surprise . . .

Pop Up Fashion Parades

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Love : For Love & Lemons

We are S O in love with the For Love & Lemons label, and their latest Land of Eternal Spring look-book.

The Los Angeles based line, designed by Gillian Mahin & Laura Hall, could be described as 'modern day gypsy' and features a lot of daring lace, clashing colours and prints. 

The location of the recent shoot & the chosen model (gorgeous Carola Remer) are both perfect to showcase this beautiful collection, and we can't stop looking through the gorgeous images.

We tried to pick our top 10, but it was impossible...

Monday, 24 March 2014

Sunday Funday & A Recipe

So, this blog could never be called a food blog in any way, shape or form, as we both consider a glass of red, some crackers and camembert cheese a well rounded meal .

However, I do want to share this gluten free savoury muffin recipe with you all, as it is simply delicious. I try to stay as gluten free as possible, as it just makes me feel better, but I do love my sourdough and rye breads , so I give into the 'devil' (as my sister, Zoe so fondly calls it) every now and again.

I served these muffins at the little Oscars Party I had a few weeks back, and they were a hit with all - gluten lovers included.

Sun-dried tomato & herb muffins : 

1 1/2 cups gluten free self-raising flour
1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped basil and/or spinach
1 1/2 cups finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes
80g softened butter
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk

Preheat the oven to 190 degrees and prep a muffin tray. 
Combine dry ingredients first, then mix in the herbs/cheese & tomatoes. 
Beat (or stir!! this is what I do and it works fine) butter & eggs together and then add milk. 

Mix the wet ingredients into the other bowl and stir together. Divide the mixture evenly between each section 

Cook for 15-18 mins and serve when warm for the yummiest results!! {Makes 6-8 large muffins.} 

I have also added sweet potato and feta cheese to this recipe and that turns out delicious too. 

Last weekend we spent the entire Sunday down at the South Perth Foreshore with some lovely friends. 

There were bottles of bubble consumed, games of cricket and elastics (blast from the past, that one!!) played and a yummy BBQ prepared by our boys to eat. It was such a lovely day, and as usual, the Perth weather was on it's best behaviour. 
Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Love : Stylish Sunnies

We love adding to our eyewear collection here at belle | beau. Today we are having a look at some of our favourite frames for this coming season.

The looks that are on trend are quite varied - from cat eye (which is proving to be a strong contender in the style stakes for the 4th year in a row!) to flat top, there is something for everyone available at the moment.

 ^^ we are both fans of the 'cat eye' shape ^^

^^ these gorgeous Mui Mui sunglasses are from 2011...
as you can see, they are still very on trend ^^
Monday, 10 March 2014

Love : MLM the Label

MLM is a relatively new Australian clothing label headed by designer Julia Softley. The colour palette could be described as monochrome, with black & white being the key players each season. MLM create a lot of fun basics, as well as pretty key pieces each season to add to your wardrobe. The brand also design shoes and other accessories that are a must see.

"MLM is a contemporary women's wear label that has become well recognised for its authentic take on modern and feministic dressing.

Designed for sartorially intuitive women, MLM draws inspiration from style icons past and present to create collections that are modern, edgy and forever wearable." -

Team Tee Kate Moss
^^ We love their creative 'play on words' t-shirts of this season & the 'Team Tee' of 
last year was ever so popular! ^^

Thursday, 6 March 2014

The Long Weekend

I know it is almost the weekend again, but my Long Weekend last week was too beautiful not to share with you all.

Belle Beau Lifestyle

On the Sunday, we caught up with some great friends for a bit of a tradition that we like to call 'Super Seafood Sunday'. The men go to 'hunt & gather' with the kids at the amazing local seafood shop, Seafresh Myaree, while the ladies stay home and prep (or drink champagne and chat...shhh).

We try to organise it for the middle of each school term (we are all teachers, believe it or not) and this particular time it also coincided with the Point Walter Concert which occurs down on the beautiful Attadale Foreshore.

Super Seafood Sunday has become a tradition that both Jarrod & I look forward to each term as a way to break up the routine that we seem to get into once school (& football!!) is back.
Friday, 28 February 2014

Beautiful Perth

Good morning and Happy Friday!! Perth have a long weekend this week, so we are getting excited for that, with lots of social outings with lovely friends planned.

We thought we would leave you with some beautiful photos that Brooke took on the way to work this morning. We are so lucky that we live in such a beautiful city. 

Have a beautiful weekend everyone, 

B & F xxx


Brooke Walker and Francie Longo


Brooke Walker and Francie Longo


Brooke Walker and Francie Longo

nb : all photos taken with iPhone 5 
Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Sun Protection

Anyone that knows me, is aware that I have a very strict sunscreen policy. Most of my friends, at one point or another, would have had me in their ear like a nagging mother about the 'importance of wearing sun protection' and so forth.

Brooke Walker and Francie Longo

I have heard every excuse in the book...

'But I like having a brown face'
'It gives me pimples'
'I have SPF8 in my foundation. That's enough'
'I only wear it in summer'
'My skin doesn't burn'

None of those excuses cut it with me, unfortunately. Brown face = premature wrinkles. Pimples? Try a different brand. SPF in your foundation? It's not enough. Only wear it in summer? Umm...pretttty sure the sun also comes out in winter... My skin doesn't burn? UVB rays are different to UVA rays (rays of the ageing kind).

If you want to age at a rapid rate & acquire premature pigmentation, those excuses will definitely work. But, if like most women, you want to slow down the ageing process, sunscreen should be the Robin to your Batman. The Minnie to your Mickey. In other words, you should always have it close by.

Some of the science behind sunscreen:

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Love : Autumn Inspiration

Given that it is Autumn in a few days, I thought it would be well suited to take a peek at what looks the stylish women of New York City were wearing during NYFW. The change of season makes us very excited as we get to shop all of the new looks and plan our wardrobes for the next few months. 

Not that it looks like it will get cooler in Perth anytime in the near future.. but we are allowed to daydream, aren't we?

Our forecast : black & white, clashing prints, felt hats, animal print, tailored sporty luxe, tartan & fabulous coats. Oh, and denim. But of course.


B  xxx

photography : phil oh
margaret zhang inbcbg max azria. photography : phil oh

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Love : Chambray

We love a chambray shirt here at belle | beau. Not to mention a chambray dress... pants... the list goes on.  We think is a fun yet classic look and can be styled to suit most occasions.

Below is our round up of some if the best items available in store & online, as well as some styling inspiration.

We have also included a section for little ladies...Why should grownups have all the fashionable fun?

Happy styling & shopping! 

B & F xxx

Chambray Essentials

Monday, 10 February 2014

New York State of Mind

New York City has been on the mind since NYFW started last week. I was lucky enough to travel there a few years back now, and I think a second trip will have to be on the cards in the coming year or two. I love this city so much.

Below is a bit of a photo diary from my time spent there. I hope you enjoy.

New York City
  Empire State
empire state cheese.
New York City

Central Park

central Park

Central Park

Central PArk

Central Parl

Holly Golightly
holly golightly's stoop. 

Brownstone buildings

halloween in the states is crazy! they celebrate it so much more than we do in australia. 

the met.
New York City

New York City

Gloomy Times Square
times square on a gloomy evening after viewing 'chicago' on broadway. 

Magnolia Bakery

New York City


Times Square
times square madness

the best ever.
Empire State Buliding
top of empire state.
Empire State
simply breathtaking.

Empire State

Empire State Buliding

New York City

Empire State
sisters three xx
New York City

New York City

these are too fun not to include. 
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Bryant Park
beautiful bryant park


Strawberry Fields

trip taken in the middle of october.
all photos taken on canon powershot by brooke. 

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