We are still on cloud nine after Frankie magazine featured us on their blog last week. Thank you so much for the love Frankie! You can read the full write-up here.
Written By: NL
The classic American look of the upper-middle-class prep schools boys from the East Coast. Standard items include blue blazers, cotton Izod polo shirts, button down shirts, striped ties, argyle sweaters, chinos, boat shoes and tasselled loafers.
Source:Fashion Encyclopedia, Pinterest, Wikipedia
Written by: DH
Tell us a bit about yourself. Love my family, friends and having a good laugh. My philosophy in life is to eat chocolate always. I have an easygoing attitude and believe happiness should be everyone’s number one priority.
What’s your style? My style isn’t specific, but I would say it is quite girly, sometimes classic, but mostly I like a bit of everything.
Whose style you most admire? Miranda Kerr or Blake lively
Best vintage item you own? Playsuit; very comfortable on those hot summer days. It’s bright striking patterns and gorgeous vintage style buttons make it appealing to the eye and individual.
Favourite item from the Hazene shop. It’s very hard to pick a favourite, I love all of Hazene’s huge selection of garments. However one of my favourites would have to be the Magenta dress. I love its bright colours and buttons.
Name the one piece of clothing you can’t live without? A pair of comfy jeans, who can’t live without them.
What trend do you like to bring back? Head scarves; a few years ago I remember they were very popular, nowadays I bring one out every now and then
What era do you wish you live in and why? 1950s, I absolutely love the cute dresses and classiness of the era
Favourite place in Melbourne. It’s very difficult to pick one favourite, but my favourite thing about Melbourne is wandering around the streets and discovering hidden boutiques and shops you didn’t know about. I also love the atmosphere along south bank.
Where do you find inspiration? Magazines, online blogs and the world around me
Where’s your next travel destination? Hawaii, I can’t wait
A secret that nobody knows about you? It wouldn’t be a secret if I told you
Please finish the sentence below:
I love it when … you get that last car park right near the front of the shop
My personal motto is … everything happens for a reason
Advice to my 16year old self … Don’t sweat the little things in life because it’s true what they say life really is too short.
Written by: NL
Last week we went around Melbourne to create this short video clip on our upcoming Dr Martens! It was really fun creating this, so expect more videos to come in the future from us. Video taking and editing is addictive!
Written by: KT
Ever wonder where and how Dr Martens came about? Why they became such a fashionable icon back in the early 70s? Dr Martens was designed by a man named Klaus Martens. He was not a shoe designer, but in fact a doctor that served in the German army during World War 2! He found the army boots to be uncomfortable and re-designed it with soft leather and air-padded soles. He’s indeed a man with many great talents. The Classic 1460 Boots was the first boots released in the UK (on 1st April 1960).
Doc martens were significant to the British punk youth and skinheads. Take Sid Vicious for example who is a member of The Sex Pistols, he was one of the first to wear DMs. Wearing Doc Martens for these guys was also a mimicking form of a man who is overly dressed for work.
Written By: CS
We are hooked on Pinterest and have been spending too much time looking at everything from holiday snaps to table setting decorations. Recently, the boys fashion really caught our eyes, they look so effortlessly cool in their casual jeans and shirts. Thought we share some of them with you.
Written by: DH
We are all hopeless romantics here at Hazene HQ. We believe in love and in fairy tale endings. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we asked everyone here of what fun and romantic things are there to do in and around Melbourne. Below are some ideas on how to spend the day with your loved ones.
1. Hire a rowboat
Who can forget the idyllic rowboat scene from The Notebook with the herd of swans (and Ryan Gosling!). On a nice day, you can recreate the scene by hiring a rowboat at Studley Park Boathouse. Bring some snacks and drinks. Relax and before you know it, you’ll be worlds away.
2. Have a picnic
Bring a rug, pack some yummy treats, drinks, pillows and blankets then head to either Moonlight Cinema (they are showing the classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Valentine’s Day) or the beach (to watch the sunset) and have a nice evening under the stars.
3. Join a cooking class
For something different and fun, join a cooking class where you prepare the food together and enjoy a nice meal that you both cook afterwards. Here are a few classes in Melbourne that you can try: Trupp Cooking School, Pip’s Cooking School, South Melbourne Market Cooking School, Electrolux Cooking Class and Spice Bazaar.
4. Ride and Dine
If you don’t mind venturing out of Melbourne, head to Belgrave for the Steam and Cuisine Luncheon Train to Puffing Billy. On Valentine’s Day, all the ladies will be receiving a complimentary rose. Sweet.
5. Watch a movie at a Drive-in
Pack your car boot with all the essentials: favourite snack, drink and pillows; and head to Coburg Drive-in and watch the latest movie.
6. Put your skates on
Wear your 80’s clothes and head to Bayswater roller skating rink. You may have to rely on each other for balance but falling down is part of the fun.
7. Take photos at the old photo booth
Candid black and white photos will always put a smile on your face. Check out the old fashioned Photo booth at Flinders St Station.
8. Dancing in the dark
If you feel self-conscious dancing in front of people (or embarrassed with your partner’s dancing moves) then this is the perfect solution. First started in Melbourne, now you can join the No Lights No Lycra movement in Berlin, Brooklyn and London.
What are your ideas for fun and romantic things to do in Melbourne?
Images via pinterest
Written by: NL