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PHOTOGRAPHER, WRITER AND DESIGNER VICTORIA ALEXANDER






Victoria Alexander’s life reads as a long list of achievements. She started out as a fashion editor for Vogue and Cosmopolitanmagazines before working as an art director, stylist and on wardrobe for television, still photography and plays. Victoria also founded, was a producer and art director for the television production company The Film Business and was the founder and designer of Sydney’s...

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elk accessories giveaway!




One of the first brands that I got excited about when I started working in magazines was Elk Accessories. They were - and essentially still are (although on a larger scale) - two designers based in Melbourne who create affordable yet stylish fashion accessories. At every trade show Marnie and Adam always have one of the most impressive stands. Everything they do is thorough and thoughtful. (Read...

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shelf/life giveaway!




For many of my styling shoots this year I've stopped off at shelf/life in Sydney's Surry Hills. The shop, run by Jess Ibbett, has a great mix of gifts and homewares, all with an eye towards sustainability. It's also just a beautiful space to be in.


One brand that shelf/life stocks is Leif, a range of bodycare products made from Australian botanical extracts with pure botanical oils that are free...

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dunlin lighting giveaway!





One of my favourite finds from this past year has been Dunlin Home. (Read Alexandra Bond's Daily Imprint interview here.) It is a company set up by two architects who lived and worked in New York for several years, and came back to Sydney intent on sharing their contact book filled as it is with great brands that previously haven't been available in Australia.

One example is BTC, an English company...

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tuesday giveaway!






There is a talented designer in Melbourne called Emily Wright (read her Daily Imprint interview here) who comes from a fine arts background but is now a textile designer for her label Nancybird, which had its genesis in 2001. Most of her wares are handprinted in Melbourne and she sources custom-made leathers in Italy. There is a distinct Australian influence in Emily's work, such as the bag she's...

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the lowercase giveaway!




Today the talented duo behind The Lowercase (who I interviewed here) are giving Daily Imprint readers a chance to have a bit of fun at the dinner table this holiday season. As part of their launch collection they designed party papermats, which are part placemat, part paper art. They're also lightweight so easy to take along to the park or your local cafe. And perfect stocking fillers!

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designer talk prize giveaway!

Today Daily Imprint is pleased to offer an EXCLUSIVE giveaway in conjunction with the site's newest sponsor - Boyac, a leading Melbourne-based distributor of textiles and wallpaper.


Boyac is offering 5 x FREE TICKETS (worth $425 in total) to a series of talks with leading Melbourne designers being held at the company's showroom later this month. That's one ticket per session (valued at $85 each) -...

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tuesday giveaway!





Today's giveaway is from Gallop Lifestyle - a Sydney-based online shop set up by sisters-in-law Anne-Maree Bowen and Janet Addess. Together they carefully edit the wares from some of the best Australian and international independent designers in homewares and fashion. In fact, they stock one of my favourite rugs of the moment.

Gallop Lifestyle is offering TWO lucky readers
2 x sets of Attia coffee...

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wednesday giveaway!


Today's giveaway is from Aura, a Melbourne-based homewares company - headed by the talented, tireless and always exuberant Tracie Ellis - which now exports all over the world. It's always fun to see the collections that she puts together. I remember when I first saw this design, I was so excited that a style long popular in magazines like Domino was finally available in Australia.

Aura is offering...

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wednesday giveaway!





Today's giveaway is from Wholistic Harvest, a company set up by two sisters in country Victoria who are passionate about living a simpler, more fulfilling life. Mandy Leigh, pictured, and Melissa Branagh want to encourage you to get back to nature and are offering 2 readers a 2011 wall calendar printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper using vegetable-based inks. Value $25.

For a chance to win...

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