—— 12.07.13 | press and news ——

k is for kani x matrix australia

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New on kisforkani.etsy.com 

It’s almost the weekend, friends! With my etsy shop just freshly restocked, I just wanted to say that I feel very grateful to have had such positive reception for my headpieces, especially these one-off/limited run flower crown headbands I’ve been creating lately. You guys have inspired me to continually creating more of these and I’m happy to announce that will be even more coming soon in another drop late July. Most of them are one of a kind and I personally had so much joy designing, creating, photographing and listing each and every piece. Sometimes I cannot believe it when I think to myself that there are almost 2500+ of my handmade headpieces from my shop on the dressers, in the wardrobes and being loved in the homes of so many people around the world. This really makes my heart flutter so thank you.

Recently have been working on a project with L’Oreal Australia for Matrix Australia, a leading brand in the professional hair care industry available in selected salons and retailers across Australia. For the past few weeks on top of working on my blog and shop, I’ve been handmaking one of my favourite rose headbands for one of their media mailouts to celebrate the launch of their new Biolage Exquisite oil treatments. The Matrix Biolage collection is all about working with nature using oils drawn from flowers such as gardenias, the Polynesian tamanu and the Tahitian monoi – so it was naturally a wonderful brand to be able to work with.

So to celebrate all things Matrix, my shop hitting almost 2500 sales and both our brands’ appreciation for nature’s beautiful gift of flowers, kisforkani.etsy.com will be holding a lovely gift with purchase offer. From 18/7/13, all Australian customers will receive a 30ml sample bottle of the luxurious Matrix Total Results Sleek Silk Wonder Smoothing Oil*. It’s a generous size for a product where a little goes a long way and it is a beautiful smelling, ultra-light oil which absorbs quickly and gives you the instant shine and silkiness of professionally styled hair. And with the Aussie Spring racing season soon to begin, what better way to start it off than with a flower crown headband and salon perfect hair :)

*Gift With Purchase offer is only available while stocks last. 

—— 10.07.13 | outfit, press and news ——

bonds bright night

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Wearing: Deer onesie (my sister’s), ASOS stripe top, Bonds Collectibles boyleg hipsters, Beauty is Life ‘Boudoir’ eyeshadow & Christian Dior ‘Diablotine’ lip gloss {Photos: Rowena}

As an Aussie girl, I grew up with the Bonds label. When it comes to my underwear drawer, there’s a fair chunk of it filled with bright, youthful and fun pieces ever so distinctive to the label. They’re extremely comfortable, perfect for every day wear, especially when lounging around at home in a onesie.

This month, Bonds has launched a new range of ‘Collectibles’, featuring the beautiful Isabelle Cornish jump roping through the meadows of their TV campaign. To celebrate the launch of their new pastel happy, candy coloured and of course your regular black and white undies now with feminine lace trims, Bonds is hosting ‘Bright Night’ - an exclusive and intimate evening of luxury in Sydney featuring a live performance from The Rubens. I’m excited and very thankful to have been invited by the team to attend this one-off event as tickets are really limited. Tickets can only be won through the Bonds Facebook Page where five lucky souls will each get to bring 9 friends with them to attend. I’d love to meet some of you lovely readers there. So if you’d like, head on over to find out more and maybe we’ll bump heads next month :-)

—— 29.11.12 | press and news ——

peppermint love

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Wearing: K is for Kani handmade flower crown headband, Three Floor star catcher dress, vintage & handmade bracelets/rings, vintage sling bag, Melissa shoes

And the collaboration I have been keeping quiet for many months, has finally been revealed! Peppermint Magazine’s sweet sixteen Summer issue is out tomorrow and I am over the moon and still pinching myself to announce that I am the cover girl for the issue! Over the past few months since Peppermint got in touch with me, I have only told my family and boyfriend of the news, as I was still in disbelief and didn’t want to believe it until I saw it myself. A couple of days ago I checked the mail box and to my surprise, the latest issue of Peppermint magazine was sent to me, and there I was, smiling back at me!

If you haven’t heard of this fabulous independent magazine focusing on sustainability with style, then that would be strange and you should definitely pick one up next time you drop by Magnation or the newsagents! :-) We shot this cover in a studio off Chapel St, with 16 pastel coloured helium balloons to celebrate Peppermint’s sweet 16th issue! I brought along a box of my flower crowns to use for the shoot as well, and am so happy to see this lilac floral headpiece make the cover as it really adds that personal touch to the look, as well as a fun pop of colour. Slight mistakes of having a hair cut a little shorter than usual the day before were counter-fixed by the lovely hair and make up done by Bernice Mansfield, photography by Karla Majnaric + creative direction by Julia-Louise Premoselli.

There is also a six page editorial spread and article on K is for Kani inside, where I share my ideas on styling basics that you will get tonnes of wear out of, using a few of my favourite vintage finds in my wardrobe, flower crowns and other beauties. Aside from that, you will also find pieces on cute and tiny portable houses, a summer sewing project, DIY craft and other reading ‘entertainmint’ in true Peppermint style! It is such an honour to front the magazine as a fashion blogger, it really makes me feel happy about what I do and I’m so excited to finally share it with you all.

All my love to Editor & Deputy Editor Kelley & Tess for having me as the sweet 16th cover girl and to my lovely readers, if you’d like to see more, do pop by your local newsagent, Peppermint loving boutique or Magnation (in stores and online) and grab yourself a copy, coming in stores, from tomorrow :-) Do hashtag #kisforkani on Instagram if you happen to post about it, for I would love to see! Now I just can’t wait to visit my local postal outlet/newsagency tomorrow when doing my daily Etsy postage run, where the lovely ladies there normally let me know when the new issues of mags I like come in stock and see the confusion on their faces..! And now, to buy myself ten more copies of the issue so I can surprise my family and friends! It’s going to be a very sweet Summer in my books :’)