Saturday, 12 April 2014

The Pandeia studio


photographer:  Ashley Camper  ||  location: Kelsi's house & Pandeia studio

follow your inner compass…

It has always been such a pleasure to know Kelsi from Pandeia and be on a journey together with her. I have known her since the beginning of my blog and start of her designs. To see how far she has come and to be able to wear her amazing creations every day is such a magical thing.

And boy oh boy when I saw these incredible shots of her studio and home in Hawaii I was instantly booking a one way ticket and wanting to move straight in haha. I have always been a fan of interior and am forever changing around my room and making it my own inspiring oasis which I love to zone out in. So to see a white on white beach style bohemian lil house it was a dream come true, that of course I must share with you…

It is a wonderful thought to think of the beautiful way of living Kelsi has set in our minds with her compass watches through: following our inner compass. I think a lot of the time we all forget to trust in ourselves and just let things happen as they should knowing we will be ok. I know myself I need to build up more trust in myself and having this reminder on my wrist every day is just what I need.

To purchase your own compass watch head to:
pandeiastudio.com

or check out the stockists on there :)

I hope this brings some inspiration to your week, makes you feel excited to change up your own room and even start to build up some more trust in yourself.

Love Leana xx

Saturday, 5 April 2014

gypsy dreams in lavender fields


Outfit details:
skirt - Ixiah the Label  /  kimono - Flynn Skye  /  gypsy tee - Spell Designs from La La Latrobe
bag - Sancia the Label  /  necklace & bindi - Child of Wild  /  henna - Hint of Henna
hat - Asos  /  bra - Isla Collective  /  rings - Spell Designs & Bahgsu jewels  
silver bell bracelet - Hope & May  /  feathers - The Feather Junkie  /  anklet - Rico Designs


I am happy to share with you this fun as lil outfit shoot today… I have been totally drawn to lilac lately and I was told the other day that purple is the most healing colour of them all. It is so magical to think how sometimes everything within us knows things before we really know ourselves. 

This beautiful kimono by my favourite Flynn Skye is so special to wear, the colours, patterns & how it wears are all too good to be true. I would say a kimono is my ultimate essential in any season. I am building a very nice collection over the last few years and would love to one day pass on my my stories and memories in every kimono to my own children to enjoy and wear themselves. 

And how about that fringe skirt sneaking out below my gypsy tee, the wonderful IXIAH the label made this beautiful piece that can be worn as a skirt or a dress, and these photos don't do justice how amazing it is.

I hope that you all find some inspiration in this outfit and are able to find a colour that is healing for you in some ways, maybe look into why you wear certain things and how they make you feel :)


        * drawing above by Raych Urquhart 

 Love Leana xxxx


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

a bohemian byron treat - a visit to Spell Boutique



photographer - Mel Carrero  /  
location - Spell Boutique Byron Bay  /  make up - Blushing by Shannon
clothing & jewellery - Spell Designs  /  shoes - Windsor Smith  /  hat - Sportsgirl


One of the biggest highlights of my trip to Byron Bay this year was being able to visit the now 1 year old Spell Boutique in town. Last year when I visited it was 3 weeks away from opening so I just missed out… but was it worth the wait.

I always feel a bit nervous to be heading into Spell whether HQ or their store as I admire there whole team so much and am so inspired by all that they do so to be in their presence is such a special thing for me. You can see their bohemian styled store from ages away, the most photogenic white peacock chair out the front and cute little plants and cactus's just to the left of the entrance.

The smell of Indian summer fills the air and heaven suddenly appears as you walk in and are greeted by the most beautiful spell angels as they liked to be called. Colours, patterns and many textures fill the racks & turquoise jewels adorn every corner. Bits and pieces of what you would imagine every spell sister to own fills white walls and muses such as Bambi and Kate Moss sit in vintage frames watching over.

The energy within the store is so positive and it honestly makes everyone want to take a piece of Spell home with them, styled to perfection we all wish our homes resembled this store in one way or another.
2 and half hours went very quickly for me on my first visit and had my own personal photographer Luciana come by to play dress ups with me.

A Spell bag in hand, some new goodies and some wonderful memories to get me by to my next visit
(the very next day hehehe). So I would highly recommend a visit to their boutique if you are ever in Byron bay at : 1/1 Marvell st Byron Bay ( corner Fletcher & Marvell st)

Or if you can't get to the store head to:
spelldesigns.com for a fashion fix and bohemian lifestyle at its best!

Spell Designs have also done their own version of this blog post and a little story from Luciana about my first visit there from her perspective, you can check this out here

This video below always inspires me… so I hope it does too, to follow your own dreams:


Created by Johnny Abegg http://www.johnnyabegg.com



Hope you have a lovely week,

Love Leana xx