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!!
A few weeks ago we were lucky enough to sit down with Sophie Hansen, author of 'In Good Company' and the beautiful blog Local is Lovely. Sophie, based in Orange, is a guru of all thing’s food & entertaining. Her recipes are our go-to for entertaining friends.
My personal aesthetic is... Relaxed, fun, colourful.
Right now, I’m constantly wearing… Jeans, Bensimon sneakers and my Irving & Powell shirts of course!
The most essential item in my wardrobe is… Can I have a couple? I love a patterned skirt and shirt combo.
The smell that transports me to a different time and place… Jasmine - reminds me of walking home from the bus after school in summer and dreaming of the long holidays to come.
My teenage crush was… Johnny Depp!
This song is the soundtrack to my life… I’m not sure if it’s the soundtrack for my whole life but for my adult life I think ‘Gold in them Hills’ by Ron Sexsmith.
My guilty pleasure is… Currently? Watching the Bold Type on Stan. It reminds me a bit of my first job in glossy magazines.
Tonight, for dinner, I’m going to have… My Mum’s lasagna! We are staying with my parents for the holiday and this is my whole family’s favourite thing.
Right now I’m reading… Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe.
My invite list – living or dead – to the ultimate dinner party, would be …Ah! That’s a hard one!My husband (of course!)Nigella Lawson (because I love her so much!)Da Vinci (so many questions)Russel Brand (feel like he would bring some cheek and interesting ideas to the table – have you listened to his podcast yet? So good.)Emma Thompson (because I feel like she is warmth and humor and good grace all rolled into one)Hannah Gadsby (because her one woman show ‘Nanette’ was one of the most powerful things I’ve ever seen and I’ve been in awe of her ever since and think she’d bring fab conversation!)...and I would feed them all… I think I’d do a really beautiful, simple lamb roast with crunchy spuds, good gravy and lots of lovely vegetable sides. And for dessert, a warm lemon curd pudding with ice cream.
My fave way to wear my Franklin shirt…Boring I know but just with my jeans and sneakers. I love how it can make suck a simple outfit feel ‘put together’.
Sophie has on Franklin Gingham Shirt in Indigo and the exclusive Crosby Contrast Bib Shirt in sky, coming soon
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What’s your favourite way to wear your I&P? Be entered for a chance to win 1 of 4 limited edition Irving & Powell embroidered Armor Lux T-Shirts. Winners will be announced on 30th August 2020 on Instagram
Jane is the founder of Millwood Shoes who offer high quality children's loafers that cater to the stylish mum struggling to find fashionable yet practical shoes for their little ones.
Her promise is to designing beautiful, high quality children's shoes that reflect a brand that is fun, durable and affordable.
She also makes shoes for Mum!
Enjoy these wonderful 5 minutes with Jane..
My personal aesthetic is...classic, timeless smart casual. You never know who you're going to run into.
Right now, I’m constantly wearing... Well it's very boring...either active wear or farm clothes at the moment.
The most essential item in my wardrobe is... Shirts. I own more long sleeve collared shirts than I do anything else.
The smell that transports me to a different time and place...Chanel No.5 It was my Grandmothers favourite every time I smell it I have the same vivid image of her putting it on whilst standing at her dresser.
My teenage crush was...Luke Perry.
This song is the soundtrack to my life…Wow, so many to choose from and so varied. It could be Groove Armada or it could be Garth Brooks, too hard to choose just one song.
I watched this over and over in my teens…8 Seconds - can you tell I grew up in Tamworth, NSW??
My guilty pleasure is...running. With 3 little people I have just started running again and I love it, really love it. I don't remember enjoying it as much as I do now. Oh and cheese. I love Cheese.
Tonight, for dinner, I’m going to have... Eggplant, pumpkin and ricotta Lasagne. We're giving vegetarian meals a go a couple of nights a week.
Right now I’m reading... Mother In Law by Sally Hepworth. I can't put it down, almost finished.
My invite list – living or dead – to the ultimate dinner party, would be ... I'd love to have met my Dad's parents, so it would probably be pulling our family together.
...I would set/decorate the table with... Honestly I am terrible at table decorations and setting a scene, so it would most likely be a few chairs around a fire in our paddock. Maybe a picnic rug and some great cushions…and I would feed them all…Roast Lamb, that we have slow cooked outside in the firepit and an incredible cheese board.
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Website: Millwood Shoes
Fliss is a long-time wearer and great friend of I&P and a fellow business owner. Fliss launched Bahru in 2007 whilst at home in Singapore with her first child when she noticed a gap in the market between high end designer bags, and cheap, mass produced options. Fliss had a few bags made and showed them to friends, who loved them so much they became paying customers and Fliss realised she was onto something.Named for the Malay word meaning ‘new’, Fliss brought Bahru home to Western Australia and she now designs from the 150 year old limestone stables located on her family farm.
Please enjoy our delightful 5 minutes with Fliss Brophy..
My personal aesthetic is... simple, natural, comfy.
The most essential item in my wardrobe is... I&P shirt, cut off denim shorts, leather slides-it’s still warm in WA!
The smell that transports me to a different time and place... Orange blossom takes me straight back to travels in Morocco and Spain.
My teenage crush was... Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting and all the Bourne movies.
This song is the soundtrack to my life... Take on Me by A-ha. So daggy but you cannot sit still listening to it!
I watched this over and over in my teens... The Breakfast Club.
My guilty pleasure is... Dark chocolate bullets. I don’t even like liquorice until it’s covered in good dark choccy.
Tonight, for dinner, I’m going to have... Tacos - they keep the crowd happy.
Right now I’m reading... Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak.
My invite list–living or dead–to the ultimate dinner party, would be... Zoe Foster-Blake and Hamish Blake, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) and Cleaver Greene. What could possibly go wrong?! ...and I would set/decorate the table with... a wrinkly linen cloth, fresh flowers, handmade ceramics, someone else’s cooking and good booze.
My fave way to wear my Franklin shirt... collar up and a half tuck in the front. To the beach, up the paddock or into town.
Fliss wears the Franklin Poplin Shirt Sky $140
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Website: Bahru Leather
Cofounder of Blue By Name, a residential and commercial design studio, is French-born stylist extraordinaire with many rungs on the board working for Megan Morton and Merivale over the span of a colourful 8 year career in interior styling. Sophie is also an incredible illustrator, with a love for colour and form. Some of her beautiful work can be found here and below.
In short, we love her over here at I&P, like huge girl crush, and think you will too.
Please enjoy our delicious 5 minutes with Sophie..
My personal aesthetic is... Colourful, classic and original
Right now, I’m constantly wearing... Linen matching suit with stripes always
The most essential item in my wardrobe is... most clothes that got passed on to me.
The smell that transports me to a different time and place... The smell of fresh bread reminds me of France and walking pass the bakeries.
My teenage crush was... Jean Marc Barr in The Big Blue
This song is the soundtrack to my life... Serge Gainsbourg History of Melody Nelson
My guilty pleasure is... Dark chocolate - must be 70% cacao
Tonight, for dinner, I’m going to have... something delicious my boyfriends cooks hopefully....
Right now I’m reading... Simone de Beauvoir's Le Deuxième Sexe (The Second Sex) in French to boost my feminist actions
My invite list–living or dead–to the ultimate dinner party, would be... Every single one of my friends from France and Australia around one very long table, if no one could come my other invite list would be an intimate diner with Picasso, Frida Kalho, Yayoi Kusama, Coco Chanel and Le Corbusier... and I would set/decorate the table with... a table cloth and lots of foods and candles
My fave way to wear my Franklin shirt... with colourful legging and boots or with high waist flares, jeans or with white shorts and a bandana
Sophie wears Franklin Stripe Shirt $140
Follow Sophie on Instagram here.
Website: Sophie The Stylist
Take one look at Danielle’s Instagram and you’ll see why we love her so. Blues, stripes, wicker, stone and wood – she’s a girl after our own heart and we love how she pulls together a room. There is a restraint to her interior design we really love. You can check out her website here.
My personal aesthetic is...Classic with a hint of sexy. I'm not into fads or trends, so I basically have been wearing the same type of outfit since I was 18.
Right now, I’m constantly wearing...my Nobody denim jeans and favourite striped blue I&P shirt!
The most essential item in my wardrobe is...A clean, fresh white T
The smell that transports me to a different time and place...The smell of frangipanis. Takes me on holidays.
My teenage crush was...Richard Grieco....gosh, will anyone even know who that is!!?? ha.
This song is the soundtrack to my life...Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship. Hopeless romantic. My favourite song of all time too.
My guilty pleasure is...A ham and cheese toasty. Obsessed. Oh and brownies.
Tonight, for dinner, I’m going to have...Slow cooked lamb shoulder with garden herbs. It's raining and kids have requested!
Right now I’m reading...My IVY design software training. Boring!! But honestly, I'm not a reader. 1 page and I fall asleep.
My invite list – living or dead – to the ultimate dinner party, would be ...All my family- that's here and passed. Nothing more important to me. ...and I would decorate the table with...A linen table cloth, candles and fresh flowers
My fave way to wear my Franklin shirt...Always tucked.
Photography by Suzanne Stevenson
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