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New store – Reality TV show worth!

I have a new pilot idea for a television reality show. Based on the experiences and happenings over the last couple of weeks, whilst we commence a fitout of our new Boutique!

You heard it here first… we are opening another boutique in the inner city location of Hawthorn East!

And the drama of miscalculating mm’s and cms has already occurred, receiving the exterior paint for interior finishes to name a few.

The organising, planning and management of such a mammoth task is one that should be filmed. And hence I pitch this idea, on the condition that I have a hair and makeup professional on hand every morning!

We are super excited to be welcomed into the inner city “circle” and with our doors opening on the 13th June we welcome everyone to pop past for a peak!

* Come along to celebrate with us on the Saturday 24th June 10-3pm for our opening, click here for your invitation  celebration!

bFree iBare Boutique

421 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East


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Mother’s Day celebrations

Each year this very special occasion arrives and here at iBare we like to celebrate with our lovely guests and family, by hosting a lavish event.

On Sunday we held a High Tea to celebrate the upcoming day. Themed Provincial and all things French, over 80 ladies enjoyed an afternoon of indulging in French Food, jazz and French music from Soul Musique, cooing over SheWowz vintage girls clothes, calming and meditation by Deep Breath Yoga, whilst learning the French language and also enjoying the Autumn ALavu Catwalk, hosted by MC Caroline from Fren’chic style

We had some special guests on the day including Ms Universal, Nathalie, editor of Provincial Living Magazine Debbie McKinstry and also Cindy Warren from Casey FM Radio.

This Sunday I will enjoy a sleep in, opening up the school tuck shop gifts the kids bought me, and also the new EOS Boots (bought at Little Cactus) and stunning scarf (our own!)



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What I have in common with Nicole Kidman

You may doubt that an international celebrity such as Nicole Kidman, may have quite a few things In Common with me… well let me tell you for over an hour today I literally sat and listened and was astounded that everything Nicole talked about I could relate to!

Am I mentally exhausted from being a mother and entrepreneur… yes!

Do I hope that my children grow to be sensitive, compassionate yet resilient adults…yes!

Is one of my inspirational women my sister, as is hers… yes!  Antonia Kidman is studying Law, after 6kids and at the age of 40!

Do I consider the impact my work has on my family every time I consider a new avenue or opportunity.. yes!

Do I want to inspire, guide and support other women around me and in business … absolutely!

You see, I know Nicole and I would be he best of friends with so much in common… but for now I’ll just have to be satisfied with lunch amongst 1500 women who are all amazing Business Chicks (member info here) and I few snapshots with the actress!

Of coarse it wouldn’t  be a meeting without us Gifting Nicole one of our custom designs! The signature crystal circle pendant was our gift to the amazing actress! Buy your pendant here.

Image: Crown Casino Palladium Room.

1. Provincial Living Magazine Editor – Debbie McKinstry, Journalist -Jessica Rowe and I

2. Nicole Kidman

3. Illustrator Megan Hess

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Get the celebrity Autumn look for less!

Scrolling through the images in instagram and Pinterest we get to compare the celebrity “what they wore” outfits, against our collections .

Knowing that their clothing worn is either a Gucci, Chanel, or Burberry label …. which cost a small fortune, we love the fact that at ALavu we can replicate in a unique style, the same outfit Inspo for under $220!


  1.  Olivia Culpo – ALavu Cashmere Jacket buy here
  2.  Kendal Jenar – Taupe Grey Lightweight Jacket buy here
  3.  Chanel Iman we love that lace buy our Knitted Vest too here