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Warning: this article may result in a deep Instagram vortex.

While I wouldn’t change it for the werld, growing up in a small coastal town certainly came with its limitations. The one cinema we were graced with seemed to acquire the rights to play new releases approx. 6 years after the rest of the world, the beach and food court were the only real spots you could chill with your high school sweetie, and our humble slice of the world didn’t pull any festivals outside of the annual carnival. What a life!

How I ever managed to get dressed of a weekend will forever remain a mystery to me, given that the only shops at my disposal were Supré, Sportsgirl and Target. Op-shopping was the only avenue through which to curate a point of difference in my wardrobe; to stand out in a sea of rah-rah skirts, slogan tees, boob tubes, ugg boots and denim skirts. (Tragic photographic evidence of this phase is available upon request, should you require it.)

Nowadays though? A different kettle of fish entirely! Sourcing new threads or completely changing one’s ~lewk~ is an absolute breeze, thanks to the world wide web and the endless promise it provides. More time than I’d care to admit is allocated daily to lurking the depths of my discovery feed on Instagram—my brain often feels swirly from all the options on offer and my Afterpay use has gotten so out of hand that taking care of my growing list of repayments has become my second job. Despite these two side effects, let it be known that I would never truly complain about the inundation of inspo and shopportunities (lol, sorry), because my lust for finding new brands and overall quality of wardrobe has risen exponentially as a result. 

Of the swathes of brands I have been obsessively following on the ‘gram of late, these 7 take the cake (and eat it, too). If you need help in the #inspo department, look no further!

Words: @madw0n

Image: @eva.schwager on #STREET365

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VALET STUDIO

Valet studio are resin the bar (had to) when it comes to making perf resin-based jewellery. With maroon, deep blue and tortoise shell hues combined with sculptural designs, their earrings are simultaneously very #now and timeless enough to go the distance.

Earlobes, meet Valet. Valet, meet my earlobes. 

Instagram: @valetstudio

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VALET STUDIO

Valet studio are resin the bar (had to) when it comes to making perf resin-based jewellery. With maroon, deep blue and tortoise shell hues combined with sculptural designs, their earrings are simultaneously very #now and timeless enough to go the distance.

Earlobes, meet Valet. Valet, meet my earlobes. 

Instagram: @valetstudio

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Ciao Lucia

Every time a dreamy Ciao Lucia image pops up in my feed, I get an inordinate urge to say ‘laters to my life in pursuit of a life-long holiday on the Amalfi Coast. In this fantasy, I consume oysters, olives and Aperol Spritzes exclusively, and only house my limbs in the finest silks, gauzes and cottons, courtesy of the LA-based brand. Crack a bottle of Prosecco, and go see what I mean for yourself.

Instagram: @ciao__lucia 

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Ciao Lucia

Every time a dreamy Ciao Lucia image pops up in my feed, I get an inordinate urge to say ‘laters to my life in pursuit of a life-long holiday on the Amalfi Coast. In this fantasy, I consume oysters, olives and Aperol Spritzes exclusively, and only house my limbs in the finest silks, gauzes and cottons, courtesy of the LA-based brand. Crack a bottle of Prosecco, and go see what I mean for yourself.

Instagram: @ciao__lucia 

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Maison Cleo

If there’s one thing I love more than a beautiful Victorian era-inspired blouse, it’s a cute backstory. French-based brand Maison Cleo, as it turns out, ticks both those boxes. The mother-daughter duo team hand-make all their pieces in the finest fabrics known to man. Each order comes with a scrunchie (because her mother always matched her outfit to her scrunchie </3), they come from an impressive and long line of seamstresses, and they specialise in very Instagram-friendly blouses. Très love.

Instagram: @maisoncleo

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Maison Cleo

If there’s one thing I love more than a beautiful Victorian era-inspired blouse, it’s a cute backstory. French-based brand Maison Cleo, as it turns out, ticks both those boxes. The mother-daughter duo team hand-make all their pieces in the finest fabrics known to man. Each order comes with a scrunchie (because her mother always matched her outfit to her scrunchie </3), they come from an impressive and long line of seamstresses, and they specialise in very Instagram-friendly blouses. Très love.

Instagram: @maisoncleo

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Maria Farro Footwear

For anyone who is yet to introduce their feet to Sydney-based label Maria Farro, you are sorely missing out. Our sole mates are masters at creating beautiful, simple sandals that go with everything in your wardrobe, and you can bet your bottom dollar they’ll make you yearn for endless summer days all-year round. 

Instagram: @mariafarrofootwear

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Maria Farro Footwear

For anyone who is yet to introduce their feet to Sydney-based label Maria Farro, you are sorely missing out. Our sole mates are masters at creating beautiful, simple sandals that go with everything in your wardrobe, and you can bet your bottom dollar they’ll make you yearn for endless summer days all-year round. 

Instagram: @mariafarrofootwear

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Cleopatra’s Bling

Cleopatra’s Bling makes the most pooiiffect jewellery, with each piece designed with a Turkish Bazaar influence. If you are looking for a little treasure with a lot of history and culture behind it, then go forth and lurk the eff out of Cleopatra’s Bling page. You will be mighty glad you did, promise!

Instagram: @cleopatrasbling

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Cleopatra’s Bling

Cleopatra’s Bling makes the most pooiiffect jewellery, with each piece designed with a Turkish Bazaar influence. If you are looking for a little treasure with a lot of history and culture behind it, then go forth and lurk the eff out of Cleopatra’s Bling page. You will be mighty glad you did, promise!

Instagram: @cleopatrasbling

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Susan Alexandra

If you’re in the market for a cute af beaded bag or feel like your wardrobe needs a hit of colour, Susan Alexandra is ya gal. Specialising in fun, fruity designs, she’s won the hearts of such kewl ppl as Sabina Socol and Blanca Miró, and is no doubt about to steal yours too. *insert a million watermelon and lollipop emojis here.*

Instagram: @susan_alexandra

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Susan Alexandra

If you’re in the market for a cute af beaded bag or feel like your wardrobe needs a hit of colour, Susan Alexandra is ya gal. Specialising in fun, fruity designs, she’s won the hearts of such kewl ppl as Sabina Socol and Blanca Miró, and is no doubt about to steal yours too. *insert a million watermelon and lollipop emojis here.*

Instagram: @susan_alexandra

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Juliette Laloë

If you are partial to pearls, sculptural earrings, and nice things in general, then Juliette Laloë is surefire to peak your interest. The Parisian jewellery label pumps out made to order gems like it ain’t no thang. Go forth and lurk, friends.

Instagram: @juliettelaloejewellery

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Juliette Laloë

If you are partial to pearls, sculptural earrings, and nice things in general, then Juliette Laloë is surefire to peak your interest. The Parisian jewellery label pumps out made to order gems like it ain’t no thang. Go forth and lurk, friends.

Instagram: @juliettelaloejewellery

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