I first met Mel at Brunswick Street Gallery during an exhibition for Fashion Week in 2015. She is the ultimate rock n’ roll, Fitzroy Mum. Despite having 3 boys, she manages to always keep up an appearance at all the HEW runway shows and exhibitions and is widely known in the Melbourne community as a huge supporter for the young independent designers.
Recently Mel has launched her own brand ‘Run to Paradise’, which captures the fun and free-spirit of an island escape, without having to leave our real lives in the big smoke. It pays tribute to her childhood, growing up in Melbourne and Brisbane as an Aussie girl with Samoan heritage.
As Mother's Day approaches us, we are featuring some mother's in the HEW community. Today's feature is on Suzi Kyriakdis who we collaborated with for the SS19/20 accessory collection.
Suzi is a manager, buyer and trend forecaster with over ten years in the retail industry working for iconic Australian Brands across apparel, swim and accessories. Majority of the range has been hand made in Melbourne by Suzi. Each piece uniquely hand-formed, with subtle variations in bead and natural pearl tones ensuring each piece, is special. We sat down with Suzi for some Q&A
It’s the long weekend and you are at home by yourself. Usually, you would be out celebrating this weekend with friends - going to restaurants, camping, catching up for dinner. You can tell no one is visiting anyone this easter by the copious amounts of chocolate on sale at the shops. No one is buying chocolate eggs because they have no one to give them to. Of course, you can participate in a household easter egg but what else are you supposed to over this long weekend at home?
I started to compile a list that is keeping me busy that extends further than scrolling tik tok