Superheros and rockstars - a four year old's birthday party | Image by CATHERINEGRACE | www.catherinegrace.com.au

Superheros + rockstars: a four year old’s birthday party

A little while ago I was asked by the lovely Sam from Dunne with Style {and new venture Ivy & Oak} to contribute to a section in issue 4 of Sweet Magazine that she was guest editing. The issue was all about boys – young and old – and providing party inspiration to men of all ages. I decided to style a four-year old’s birthday…

CR8: Martine Vanderspuy / Martine Gallery

I first met Martine, the art director and principal artist of Martine Gallery, at one of Robyn Holt’s Small Business Makeover classes at Megan Morton’s The School {highly, HIGHLY, recommended if you get the chance to attend one}. Not only is she absolutely lovely, Martine creates amazing artwork solutions. Using macro photography, mainly of nature {that she takes herself} Martine can essentially create a custom…

Documenting... be-poles | Photography by CATHERINEGRACE | www.catherinegrace.com.au

Documenting… be-pôles

Documenting… a series dedicated to finding the unique and the stylish – places you will want to visit, explore or know about – as seen through the eyes of CATHERINEGRACE Le studio be-pôles, 4e arrondissement, Paris Le sac en papier – the perfect example of the adage less is more. Is there anything more beautifully simple than the famous paper storage bag created by Le studio be-pôles? I think not….

Portfolio: Sunway trend pages for Hunter Douglas

Earlier this year I was asked to work with an exciting new window coverings {blinds} brand, Sunway. I styled & shot several images for a trend section of the Sunway catalogue promoting their beautiful interior fabrics collection. The company behind the brand, Hunter Douglas, is one of Australia’s leading window covering specialists and I was thrilled to be asked to help with promotion of their…

CR8: Catherine McGill / Vivien’s Model Management

Having experienced a little taste of Paris Fashion Week I can tell you that there were models EVERYWHERE! Well… at least I think they were models – its hard to tell in Paris with so many gorgeous women wandering around. In any event, I thought it was an opportune time to share my next CR8 Q&A which is with Catherine McGill, General Manager of…

Little Miss’ Toddler bed

In the early weeks of my pregnancy with Little Miss my husband and I moved into a workers cottage in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. Built in the 1890s, with a recent extension out the back, it has a very common Sydney floor plan with bedrooms towards the front on one side of the hallway, opening up to an open plan living / dining and kitchen…

Packing for Paris for Little Miss

I couldn’t think of a better excuse to put together some outfits for Little Miss than our upcoming trip to Paris. I always seem to pull everything out of her closest before packing so I thought why not snap a few pics for some outfit inspo…and to make getting her dressed each morning more fun while we are away!Grey marle Louise Misha jumper from…

Designer profile: Tluxe

Late last month I had the pleasure of chatting with Rebecca Powell, the designer and founder of Tluxe, perhaps the most successful Australian label you have never heard of! Tluxe is essentially my wardrobe philosophy personified in a brand so I jumped at the opportunity to ask Rebecca some questions about her brand and business and take some shots of her new, and first,…

The space swap {part 2}: creative work space makeover for Officeworks

I was recently approached by Officeworks to be part of their Master Your Workspace campaign. Officeworks gifted me a voucher to purchase products to makeover my work space and share the before and after shots with my readers. And I have a $100 Officeworks gift card to give away to one of you {see the end of the post for details}. Please note this competition has now…

Little Miss turns two

We recently celebrated Little Miss’ second birthday and while we deeded to keep it very low-key, we still wanted to surprise her with some of her favourite things. Early in the morning I snuck down to set up some helium balloons we had inflated the night before {these long-lasting foil balloons and a hired helium tank were arranged through Party Land in Bondi Junction}. I…

#createorcredit | Image by CATHERINEGRACE | www.catherinegrace.com.au

#createorcredit {Part 1}: moral rights of the creative

For the first edition of my new series, business and financial insights for the style set, I am looking at an issue very close to my heart as a former intellectual property lawyer – the requirement, under federal legislation and good conscience, to correctly credit the image creator on social media and other platforms. In this post I want to share with you a small part the legal framework in Australia…

Concrete jungle: exploring in Australian fashion

Little Miss and I meandered around our suburb, head to toe in affordable Australian fashion Last week I popped Little Miss in a cute floral dress in the morning and grabbed one of my favourite go-to combos for myself. I realised {after a coffee or two} that the two of us were head to toe in Australian threads. I love supporting and promoting Australian designers so…