Thursday, 23 October 2014

that golden moment || summer is coming

outfit details
top - Threadsence (Jens Pirate Booty)  /  skirt - Myee Carlyle  /  hat - Planet Blue
tattoos - Flash Tats  /  bag - Sancia the Label  /  bindi & silver cuff - Child of Wild
anklet - Forever Soles  /  shell cuff - Moonshine Bay  /  rings - Tree of Life & Aloha Gaia

It is so exciting when summer gets closer, the temperature gets warmer and I love the smell of a warm summers day, just makes anyone smile. The sunshine just brings so much happiness to me…

I have been so MIA lately, I have been working hard on my own collection as I graduate from Fashion Design in a month, but don't let that worry you. I have so many great things to come and my blog will be something I will be putting much more energy and thought into, bringing you endless inspiration and a place for 'that little ray of sunshine" you may be seeking. My new blog launch will be coming soon too, a whole new destination for you guys to follow me with, a whole new chapter in my life :)

I hope you love this little shoot, soft summer peachy hues & it is all making me excited to plan my yearly trip to byron too in Jan YAYA….

stones made of stars

I was so incredibly inspired by this look book with one of my favourite bloggers & muse Natascha paired with beautiful golden jewels and golden soft hues, its all so beautiful and mystical. So I had to share with you all some of the photos & the video accompanying it...

photographer: Lyndel Yeo
model: Natascha Elisa
styling: Lana Wilkinson
H & MU: Mae Taylor

I hope this brings some sunshine to wherever you are in the world,
Love leana xx

Damselfly from 35mm Fashion Photography on Vimeo.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

sunflower moments || face the sun & smile

outfit details:
kimono - LoveLeigh designs  /  dress - Erin Louise Fashion  /  bag - Spell Designs
shoots - Wild and Free Jewelry  /  flower crown - Native Riot  /  watch - Pandeia
necklaces - Child of Wild & Spell Designs  /  tattoo - Flash Tats  /  anklet - Forever Soles

. sunflower moments .

Sunflowers are such a special flower to me. They always seem to make my day and brighten any moment. They stand tall and face the sun, happy all the time. They grow and grow no matter what the flower next to it is doing, like we all should as people too. I had to share these photos below from my other worldly experience when travelling in Italy, i spent about an hour and half there taking photos and just taking it all in- something i will never forget.

So to receive this beautiful sunflower kimono from LOVELeigh designs was wonderful, a nice memory and reminder to me always how wonderful sunflowers are even when i can't buy them at the flower shop hehe.

here is a little about the company & an accompanying video too:

'I am currently living in mexico ( for the next 4 months) researching the start up of a women's collective. I am hoping to eventually teach homeless women how to sew, and then employ them to do production for LOVEleigh designs. Insuring an ethical work environment (including fair wages, and good hours), as well as helping them get into affordable housing and getting all the kids into school. While I am just in research phase for this, I am very excited about what is to come for LOVEleigh.'

LOVEleigh from Ivano Salonia on Vimeo.

Hope this post brightens your day
love leana xx

Saturday, 20 September 2014

the 100k BIG giveaway || thank you & good luck

. the 100k BIG giveaway .

It is finally HERE… and I couldn't be more excited to share this with you!

I am so thankful for all your support and reaching 100k on Instagram that I am giving you all the chance to win EVERYTHING (yes you read correctly) in the photo above ^^

*this giveaway is Instagram only*

The prize includes:

All these wonderful things I love so much and make me happy, so I want one lucky person to have the chance to own them too :) Worth over $600 this giveaway is something not to miss!
and a ONCE in a lifetime chance :)

head over to my instagram page @coconutandlime 

repost the flat lay instagram photo to your profile

hashtag #coconut100k

make sure you are following all the designers included & me


please note:

* your instagram account needs to be on public for me to see your entries

*competition is open to the public WORLD WIDE

*competition ends on Monday 29th September 2014

Good luck :)

love leana xx

Thursday, 18 September 2014

sunchaser SS15 || Arrow Divine Look Book

. sunchaser SS15.
instagram: @arrowdivine

photographer - Caitlin Miers  /  model - Mimie Lashiry & Darcy Dineen  /  
styling - sarah (creative director)  /  clothing/bags - All that Remains, Andi Bagus & Cantik swimwear

I am so excited to share with you all the look book for the lovely Arrow Divine and my friend Sarah's lovely new SS15 jewellery collection. It is always such a special thing for me to watch labels as they grow & go on their own journey, grabbing every opportunity they can and putting themselves out there, to then be given such great success in the end of all their hard work. 

Sarah is such an inspiration to all who know her, she seems to do just do it all and do it well! I feel so blessed to know her, have gotten to wear her designs and be sharing with you all her new collection today. I am such a big jewellery fan and I can't wait myself for the new pieces to come out :) helllooooo summer… couldn't have come sooner I must say.

So after all this excitement, don't forget to head over to at 7PM tonight to start making your purchase :)

"Sunchaser was inspired by the warmth of the summer sun, the azure waters and salty barefoot wanders, that lead us to the ocean. I wanted to create something that encompassed Summertime, all year round. Living in Melbourne, where it's 4 seasons in one day, I wanted to have that everlasting sun ray on my back that made me smile and feel good. Thats what my spring summer collection is to me.

Effortlessly detailed, casually edgy and that essence of bohemian surf spun throughout. Arrow Divine has evolved over the course of the last year, what was more gypsy inspired is now an ode to surf culture from which I was born into. It's only now that I have decided to stay true to who I am, as a designer, and my product becomes less contrived and more personal. I hope that's what my audience see's and loved about the brand I have created."
                                                                             - Sarah Creative director of Arrow Divine

I hope this brings some lovely sunshine to your week and 
just in time for the sunshine to hit Melbourne next week :)

love leana xx