A Fine High Lonesome Madness…
Always love Sugarhigh’s mix of new school cool and 70’s styled flowerchild freelove spirit ..x
They made a video too!! Check it out HERE..x
Wow!! – What a way to start our week.. We have just discovered this AMAZIING shoot from Camilla winter 13~ OH MY!! We are just blowin away and have been looking through the shoot speechless and each of us has been picking our dream piece from the collection.. Oh the detail, the styling, the just absolute amazingness of it all… Ahhh..!!!
Such a great way to start the week..!!
“As the dusk falls and winds sweep through a rugged escarpment, her eyes,
Her mysterious stare, her ethereal charm, an elegance that brings lights into dark…
With the next wind she takes flight and her spirit freed, leaves your sight..
We are so happy to showcase the first drop of our autumn/winter range. We have been busy ladies sewing, crafting and dreaming up this new range.. When it came time for the day of the shoot we had planned to get out in the morning but as those who live here know Byron Bay is known for its amazing ability to create rain for hours, days and sometimes weeks at a time and this morning was one of those times.. However as it turns out the universe blessed us with an amazing afternoon and our “Windswept Raven” shoot was created..
We hope you enjoy the start of the new range.. We are loving our Dharma tribal printed pants, I dont thing Myee has taken them off.!(hehe) Of course the range wouldnt be complete without our signiture plant and flower dye so check out the amzing Kupala dress in Smoke ceremony and Our Dashiki skirt in Auburn, they have already won a few fans over the weekend.!
Check out the Windswept Raven gallery HERE
Thanks to all those involved in creating the shoot..
The contrast of the blue sky against the stark white salt flats in the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.
Rugging up in my hand knitted poncho and leg warmers in the freezing Bolivian desert.
Blown away by natural landscape colour again in Bolivia.
Handwoven antique textiles in La Paz, Bolivia. A dream come true, I wish I could have bought them all.
Shop corner in the streets of LaPaz. The layers of colour and texture in their textiles are just divine.
Sunset colours in the middle of Sand Pedro de Atacama, Chile. The most arrid desert in the world. At night the sky was strewn with more stars than I’ve ever seen in my life.
A beautiful old church in a town in the middle of the desert in Chile.
Weaving baskets from seaweed, on the shores of Pichilemu, Chile.
The most beautiful water I’ve ever seen.. Lagoa 69. A hard trek up to 4700 m to find it this beauty. Truly a sacred place.
First sun rays hitting the magical and mystical Machu Piccu, Peru.
Falling in love with a baby llama at sunrise
A Journey through South America.
Last year I fulfilled a life long dream of mine, to explore the magical continent of South America. I spent 8 months making my way through Chile, Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. From The Coast to the Amazon, the desert to the snow capped Andes. The landscapes were so different and breathtakingly beautiful,the textiles and crafts stunning and the people so warm and welcoming, sharing their culture and way of life with a true passion.
Today I’m sharing a few photos from Chile, Bolivia and Peru.
I found inspiration everywhere I looked. The people’s attitude to life is beautiful, their creativity is amazing and their surrounds are stunning. Every day there was something new to be discovered and marvel at.
The textiles in Bolivia are plentiful. With the Indigenous Quechua Indians weaving the most intricate of designs, an array of colours mixed together to make each individual piece. some pieces they work on for years, hand weaving the most precious textile artworks.
All the countries I visited had one thing in common- their absolute love and appreciation for life. Things we take for granted in Australia, they celebrate every single day. A bigger event calls for a ‘fiesta’ Streets are filled with happy faces, colourful costumes, music and fireworks. With such a love and passion for life, the energy surrounding was so powerful I was engulfed in the happiness and appreciation for being alive.
I hope you enjoy my photos and they give you some inspiration too.
Living on the Fringe
The seasons are changing and it’s causing lots of excitement here in the Myee Carlyle studio as more and more new stock arrives from the sewers daily. This season for us its all about detailing, from fringing to beading to tassels, we are loving embellishing each new design. Of couse we still have our loveable simple designs that will carry you from day to night and to each event you attend. Of course our range would not be compete without our signature silks. Look out for new colour waves in these..
Keep updated on our instagram as our new designs come to life…x
Thanks to all our inspirations pics for this blog:
This Saturday the 23rd of March is Earth Hour. Earth Hour is a global mass movement where entire towns/ cities switch their lights off for one hour. The event was born out of a hope to get people to recognise the problems with and take action against climate change.
Beginning 9 years ago here in Australia, the event has grown to encompass millions of people in 7,001 cities and towns across 152 countries and territories. The organisers or Earth Hour also have many projects throughout the year to promote protection of forests lowering of carbon emissions and so on. This year the worlds first ‘Earth Hour Forest’ was allocated in Uganda, Eastern Africa, where 2700 hectares of land has been put forward to be filled with 500 000 trees to fight against the 6000 hectares of deforestation that takes place in the country each month.
Not only is this a great way to show our growing concern for the environment and climate change, but it’s a fabulous excuse to have a cendlelit dinner or go star gazing with the ones we love. So get into the spirit, keep those lights (and anything else that uses power) and be a part of the movement.
Together we can make a difference to protect the beautiful world we live in.
…My Piece of Paradise…
Foot steps wash away as the tide gently rolls in on the islands ivory sands.. Her solace found walking along the beach, her silent piece of paradise on eastern shores.. A humid heat that sticks to her skin like the nectar of a tropical fruit..
Comfort from a local smile and acknowledgement found in her heavenly environment. Her peace lies here as she bathes in the salty warm waters of the sea..
..Free to be…
I have been lucky enough to get away from the endless downpour of rain in Byron Bay and escape to Thailand. One of my and Myee’s closest friends now resides in Thailand so I have made the trip over to see her in Bangkok and we made our way down to one of the lush islands that Thailand has to offer. Between lots of laughs, catch ups and cocktails I have had time to enjoy exploring this beautiful island, with lovely walks on deserted sands, watching the sunset from rustic island bungalows and spending time reading my lastest book under a palm tree..
Only a little bit more time left on my holiday before coming back to my home and another piece of paradise on this earth – Byron..x
Till then ill be eating spicy goodness and sipping coconuts..
Hooray For Holidays..!!
The lovely miss Leana from Coconut Lemon and Lime stylin some of our local favourites Hope and May, Goddess of Babylon and Spell and featuring a Myee Carlyle favourite the Sunshine Fringed Flower Cape..
We were so happy to have crossed paths with this style queen and we always look forward to her posts, pics and style lay outs. Defiantly one to follow on instagram and bloglovin..
Sunshine and Coconuts for all I say..x
“Take Me To The Sea” with GypsyLovinLight
Her blog discusses how colours ignite differing feelings. Wearing seagreens, turquoise and blues can uplift a day into one that can feel as though you could be transported elsewhere – Like an escape to the sea..x
This is something we at MC definitely agree with.. You can often find colourful pieces in the collection reflecting our mood according to the seasons and our environment around us..
She has some great posts featuring some fanatsic styling and honest down-to-earth blog posts..
So here’s to new discoveries..Enjoy~
Peace & Happiness To All..x
Pictures from GypsyLovinLight
The place we call home
“There’s a light rain outside, she listens to the sound of the raindrops on the tin roof and curls up in her favourite chair with a cup of tea admiring the room around her. The walls, a mix of artwork, photos and memories hanging in mismatched frames, the shelves full of treasures she’s been given as gifts and collected along her travels, her garden fruitful with plants and flowers. She smiles to herself, a little Bowerbird content with her nest”
Our home is so important. The place we return to after a day of work, a weekend away, a trip overseas. It’s our refuge, a special and sacred place, somewhere we can relax and totally be ourselves. Some of us like to keep our homes a secret while others love having gatherings with friends, playing music and cooking. Whichever way our houses hold many stories, memories and treasures that have a special meaning to the people who live there.
We thought we’d share some lovely images from homes around the world for something a bit different this week. Happy nesting people! x x