South Yarra, Melbourne
What do you do?
Original founder of the DIY stationery concept and owner of Where A Girl Goes. I’m also an artist, author, TV presenter and entrepreneur.
Where do you draw your inspiration?
I draw my inspiration from my travels around the world, in particular Rome (I was born in Rome and lived and studied in Italy for a number of years). I’m inspired by nature, by the flora and fauna of Australia and many other beautiful countries.
What are some inexpensive ways to give your house personality?
I love to collect unique vintage items – everything from glassware, old teacups, picture frames, artwork and porcelain animal figurines that can provide decoration and add charm to a place. These items may look expensive but can often be found for a bargain price at a second-hand vintage store if you’re lucky.
Your style is very eclectic. Do you have any off-the-beaten-path shopping spots you love?
I like to shop in Daylesford at the Mill Market Antique Warehouse and the Camberwell Market. I also like to do a trip to Kyneton (close to Daylesford) every once in a while to explore some lovely little boutique gift stores that sell beautiful unique pieces.
Other than your own, can you name some of your fave gift stores in Melbourne?
There’s so many unique gift stores on Brunswick Street that I love. Kleins Perfumery has beautifully packaged bath and body products that are super indulgent. I also love the Brunswick Street Bookstore – they have great design and cook books that make wonderful gifts.
What is your number one tip for brides planning their wedding?
Create a moodboard or visual diary to map out the look and feel of the wedding – it really helps to communicate ideas to everyone involved so they’re all on the same page.
A wedding day survival kit should include…
Lots of bottled water to feel and look hydrated when having pictures taken, lip gloss, safety pins for wedding dress emergencies, shoe pad inserts for sore feet and some Hollywood tape!
Your business caters to the bridal market. So tell us, who’s your favourite wedding…
- Photographer: Genelle Bevan from Immerse Photography – She has an amazing whimsical style and creative eye. I love her use of lighting.
- Wedding Singer: Danielle Ashcroft – A beautiful jazz singer/songwriter who can sing beautifully in French as well.
- Wedding couturier: J’Aton – Nothing compares to the spectacular gowns created by these amazing award-winning designers!
- Wedding Planner: Penny Adams from PS I Love You – I love the fashionable way she styles her work and helps manifest dream weddings for her brides.