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  • By Rebecca Thompson

    January 30, 2018


    Garment Care

    Garment Care

    By Rebecca Thompson - January 30, 2018

    Before I was a designer I was a fashion agent, and before this I was an excellent shopper with all this “fashion experience” under my belt I know a lot about how to care and look after your investment pieces The biggest mistake we make is over washing our clothes. I really believe unless there is a real reason to wash items then don’t. Smells and stains, yes perfectly acceptable reason for washing, worn twice is not a valid reason. I often get asked in the store how to care for our clothes ...

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  • By Rebecca Thompson

    December 9, 2017


    Gin & Ginger Cocktail

    Gin & Ginger Cocktail

    By Rebecca Thompson - December 9, 2017

    Do you know how to make a red eye Mr Flanagan? Bryan Brown says to Tom Cruise in the movie “Cocktail”. I don’t, and nor do I care. This warm holiday season I’ll be making something fresh, bright and refreshing.  It’s like a gin and tonic but with a little extra kick. serves 1, multiply as needed INGREDIENTS 8-10 mint leaves 1/2 oz ginger syrup, (recipe follows) 2 oz gin of choice 1/2 oz fresh lime juice 2 oz ginger beer 3-4 dashes lime bitters, optional Ginger Syrup: 1 ...

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    December 9, 2017


    Best Ice Cream In Australia - According To Us.

    Best Ice Cream In Australia - According To Us.

    By Rebecca Thompson - December 9, 2017

    I found a new love and respect for ice cream when I was pregnant and some how this treat and slight obsession continues to see me taste test ice cream everywhere I go. Avoid disappointment,  here's out list of the best around Australia. NEW SOUTH WALES & VICTORIA Gelato Messina Messina is home to  40 delicious, freshly churned flavours with 11 of the hippest stores throughout New South Wales and three in Victoria. If the ice cream doesn't get you in then the tunes will. Messina is a ...

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  • By Rebecca Thompson

    October 29, 2017


    Hello Spring!

    Hello Spring!

    By Rebecca Thompson - October 29, 2017

    Hello Spring. Thrilled to have you here. You’re definitely my favourite season. I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to wake up to a chill-free bedroom. Where I can skip (not dance the freezing scuttle) down the hall to make my morning brew and feel the warmth of the floorboards from the sun under my feet. No more multiple layer on layer, day dressing. Just one layer (or two for us Melbournians) and you’re set. Spring time allows me to walk my son to school. Past the beautiful manicured g ...

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  • By Rebecca Thompson

    October 29, 2017


    Blackberry Thyme Sparkler Champagne Cocktail

    Blackberry Thyme Sparkler Champagne Cocktail

    By Rebecca Thompson - October 29, 2017

    Homemade blackberry syrup layered with gin and your favorite bubbly creates an ombre effect that is perfect for champagne flutes. INGREDIENTS 1 cup blackberries + 8 more for garnish 1 cup Water 1 cup sugar 1 bottle of champagne 4 ounces or 1/2 cup gin 4 long sprigs of thyme 1 cup ice gold baking sugar for the rim INSTRUCTIONS 1. In a small saucepan, bring blackberries, water, and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, until the blackberries are soft and the si ...

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  • By Rebecca Thompson

    October 29, 2017


    Fresh Flower Crowns for the Spring Carnival

    Fresh Flower Crowns for the Spring Carnival

    By Rebecca Thompson - October 29, 2017

    With a growing obsession for fresh flowers in hair, these fresh flower crowns made by Melbourne Bayside local Half Moon Meadow have become my latest crush. For those of you not in Melbourne, we've done some research and can suggest these fresh flower crown talents. NSW Holly Hipwell’s The Flower Drum The uber cool and hip  Holly Hipwell. Her flower work is insane and her crowns are to die for. QLD Gardenbird Flowers Bespoke beauty in a crown. WA Jane and Jones Dreamy floral arrangements ...

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  • By Rebecca Thompson

    November 15, 2015


    Festive Functions

    Festive Functions

    By Rebecca Thompson - November 15, 2015

    The Do’s and Don’ts of festive functions As the festive season draws ever nearer, so too does the endless supply of social engagements. Work parties, street parties, school parties and kindergarten parties: whether you choose to or not, you’ll be one busy bee come December. With so many events to attend, I thought I’d share with you a list of do’s and don’ts when dressing for festive functions. DON’T 1. If you would wear it on the Vegas strip, do not wear it to a work function, eve ...

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  • By Rebecca Thompson

    August 26, 2015


    Make Up Artist Vanessa Belle presents Hummingbird SS15 - The Look

    Make Up Artist Vanessa Belle presents Hummingbird SS15 - The Look

    By Rebecca Thompson - August 26, 2015

    Sarah’s glowing natural beauty suited the spring lookbook styling brief, so I kept her look soft and natural, with one of my all time fav makeup looks, "the no makeup - makeup look", framed by undone soft waves. MAKEUP Staying true to our model's perfectly creamy complexion, I kept the base sheer with a light application of Bobbi Brown BB cream, leaving Sarah’s sprinkle of freckles peeping through. A dusting of beautifully sheer neutral tones for eyes from Urban Decay’s Naked 3 and naked o ...

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    July 15, 2015


    How to wear it: Spring 2015 Accessory Trends

    By Rebecca Thompson - July 15, 2015

    Fun, flirty and fabulous; the Rebecca Thompson Spring 2015 Hummingbird collection injects a primarily neutral colour palette with bright pops of mandarin and Listerine green. Boho beauty meets uptown chic with signature embroidered necklines, relaxed silhouettes and easy to wear separates that will easily transcend from day to night, as graphic florals add just the right amount of gorgeous to your getup. With all of this in store for Spring 2015, we thought we’d do the legwork for you with our ...

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    June 18, 2015


    10 Life lessons you can learn from Rebecca Thompson

    10 Life lessons you can learn from Rebecca Thompson

    By Rebecca Thompson - June 18, 2015

    Speaking in this case of the face behind the brand, Rebecca Thompson is somewhat of a unique designer. Having started her very first business at the age of 15 (painting pots and selling them at Camberwell Market with best friend Chrissie Swan), she’s no stranger to the demands of the fashion and retail industries. With 23 years experience in the fashion (and real) world, we figure there’s a thing or two we can learn from our leading lady…   Get fired from a job. RT was fired from her ...

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