C R E W Take a moment with Phoebe Ghorayeb

C R E W Take a moment with Phoebe Ghorayeb

gMeet the new face of Irving & Powell, Phoebe Ghorayeb, a model, mother of two, writer and the brains behind Model Appetite, a food blog working to dispel the myths that models don't eat. My style is... clean lines, neutral palettes, bold silhouettes with a relaxed, tailored feel. Right now, I’m constantly wearing...shirts. I love the versatility and the easy day to night wearability. The most beloved item in my wardrobe is...a gold “P” chain my hubby bought me on whim. I wear it every day. My fashion icon is…anyone who I believe looks good at any one time in any one era.  The smell that transports me to a different time and place... Elnett hairspray. It takes me back to when I was between the ages 6 and 9, sitting on my parents’ huge iron bed, watching my mum blow dry her Gwyneth Paltrow Sliding Doors bouffant at her vintage dressing table then dousing it in hairspray.  My teenage crush was... ha! who didn’t i have a crush on??? Top 5 would have to be Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Mark Owen and the hot guy with a beard from 5ive who’s name I never knew (and still don’t know).  This song is the soundtrack to my life....All Saints, Pure Shores. I feel like it sums up my most life changing event. Moving to Australia.  I watched this over and over in my teens…The Craft, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion and Tank Girl. Bit of a mixed bag.    "My guilty pleasure is....too many to name but ice cream is my ultimate indulgence." Tonight, for dinner, I’m going to have...Baked salmon with soba noodle salad. My invite list – living or dead – to the ultimate dinner party, would be ...The Spice Girls and Take That. It wouldn’t matter what I served because it would ultimately end in a massive 90s style music video food fight! Right now, I’m reading.... Becoming Michelle Obama Watching…Nothing. Open to recommendations. Listening to…In The Dark podcast. Following…@sianredgrave - for mouthwatering food photos, @natdecorte - living her country life, family dream, @haleymorris3 - for the funniest reels on the gram and @plateau_project - mine and my hubbys home renovation journey My fav way to wear my I&P shirt....with denim shorts or a pair of jeans. Can’t go wrong with simple, classic styling. @modelappetite    
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M I X T A P E - ❤️🤍💙

This season we've been inspired by all things red, white & blue.  So naturally we needed a playlist to boot.  Enough American Rock Classics for you to jam along to.  You can find all of our Spotify playlists here.  
C O L O U R S T O R Y - Blue 💙🦋🧿💙

C O L O U R S T O R Y - Blue 💙🦋🧿💙

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C O L O U R S T O R Y - Pink 🌸

C O L O U R S T O R Y - Pink 🌸

These pink styles will get you in the mood for Spring 🌸🌸🌸 Franklin Baby Soft Gingham Shirt  Franklin Cotton Plaid Shirt Freedom Moses Slide in Baby Franklin Baby Stripe Shirt Franklin Cotton Poplin Shirt in Dusty Rose Shop the entire Pink collection here
M I X T A P E - Dancin' in the Kitchen

M I X T A P E - Dancin' in the Kitchen

Saturday nights we like to pour ourselves a cheeky cocktail, pump the tunes and dive into some cooking.  We like our tunes loud and fun with the occasional belter you can sing to thrown in.  Dancin' in the Kitchen is sure to get the booty swinging.
O B S E S S I O N S - July
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O B S E S S I O N S - July

It’s been a while.  No excuse other than time.  Seeing as us Sydneysiders are going to be spending a little extra time at home this month I thought I’d dedicate some time to this month’s obsessions.  Enjoy. This month we’re launching our brand-new collection, Nantucket.  Inspired by a softer colour palette of pretty sage greens, dusty roses and slate blues.  We’ve found baby pinstripes, lightweight brushed-cotton plaids and soft, drapey ginghams.We’re kicking things off with the Franklin Plaid Shirt.  This is not your average flannel.  A light-weight brushed cotton plaid which will take you right into the spring and beyond. This weekend is my husbands (lockdown) birthday and for his birthday I found this super cool @ulahengineering firepit at the wonderful @larderandhome in Lucknow in the Central West.  It comes with a grill plate so you can cook over the open fire.  And I want to christen this bad boy with Paella.  I’ve seen it done before over a campfire and it just looks effortlessly cool so we’re going to give it a whirl.  I’m just going to use this Harris Farm recipe as a guide.  I am going to add prawns for sure.  I’ll let you know how it goes 🤞 If you’ve been following along to our Obsessions for a while now, you’ll know we love a good playlist.  This one’s been in our library for some time now and we just add to it as we go.  Sunday Chill.  Not just for Sundays, it’s what we listen to when we want the mood to relax, chill out and feel like a, you know, Sunday.  A necessity for a house with 3 kids, a puppy, and a husband.  Especially now when we’re all on top of each other.  So, if you need the house to chill to why not give it a Listen. My husband introduced me to @nats_what_i_reckon and I’ve enjoyed watching his videos but after watching him the other night on @abctv latest episode of One Plus One with @courtneyact I’m now mad for him.  What an awesome guy.  Such a great role model for the young men in our life.  Not afraid to talk about his mental health challenges, overcoming physical adversity.  He also talks about the importance of separating yourself from the “bro-zone layer” and instead embracing inclusivity and kindness through laughter.  This weekend I’m sitting down with my young man to watch this one together.  Nat’s a great role model is what I reckon 😉    So many recommendations around at the moment.  I thought I’d add a few things I’ve watched and really enjoyed lately in case you’re looking for more tips this weekend. Physical – With our favourite Aussie gal, Rose Byrne.  We’re really enjoying this one.  The costumes and sets are so on point, transporting you right back to the 80’s.  Sheila’s self-loathing is so toxic and out of control making it a perfect dark comedy you can fly through.  AppleTV+ Mosquito Coast – Another AppleTV+ original with another favoutire Aussie, Melissa George.  You might remember the original movie version with Harrison Ford and River Pheonix.  This one also stars Justin Theroux who we have loved watching ever since the mysterious The Leftovers.  This is fast paced drama with exceptional acting. Lupin – The second series is here of this really great French thriller.  Now it has subtitles, so you have to concentrate but once you get into the rhythm of it it’s great. Omar Sy as Lupin is divine.  Netflix Call My Agent – Another French subtitled show. I devoured this brilliant comedy-drama.  What a show!  Absolutely loved it and now want to learn French if only so I can go around saying things like ‘voilà’ and ’tout de suite’ on a daily basis.  Netflix How Can you Mend a Broken Heart – This was brilliant!  A deep dive into the Bee Gees rise, fall and path out of the rubble.  A reminder to how amazingly talented they were/are and how incredibly influential they have been to modern music.  Definitely 10/10.  Binge Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist – We’ve watching this one together as a family.  It’s cute, catchy and fun.  Love a show that we can all watch together and enjoy.  Stan
I & P Loves - The Breton Shirt

I & P Loves - The Breton Shirt

     
C R E W  - Add to Cart with Baby Mac
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C R E W - Add to Cart with Baby Mac

Do you have an "insta-friend"?  I do.  And her name is babymacbeth. Today, Beth, who creates some of the best content around, popped up and did a little review on instagram of our newest style, The Crosby Poplin Shirt in Indigo and it got me thinking about all the awesome stuff Beth and her sister Lucy have on their killer online store Add to Cart.  So on this chilly afternoon I did a little add to cart action and handpicked some of my favourite things to work back to the Crosby Poplin Shirt.  ------- Gold Spot Hoops $35, Silk & Wool Scarf, Tumeric $130, Lizette Sunglasses $69, Guitar Bag Strap $59.95, Bronte Bag $$89.95, Gold Bead 'Love' Bracelet $20 Of course I couldn't stop at just outfit choices and I handpicked some other things I'm lusting after.    ------- Grocery Base Tote $39, Atrium Linen Apron $69, Sunshine Yellow Slippers $39, Ortwo Pepper Grinder $54.95, Havva Natural Stripe Bath Sheet $99 , Golden Girls Puzzle $29.99 This is just a taste of what's available at Add to Cart .  If you're looking for a gift, a quirky item for around the house or something special for yourself I highly recommend Add to Cart.  Lucy and Beth have the best eye!!
C O L L A B - 'In Good Company' with Sophie Hansen
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C O L L A B - 'In Good Company' with Sophie Hansen

We knew right away that this Crosby Shirt update would look divine on Sophie.