It is here!
It's the end of the year once again and we cannot thank you all enough for such a wonderful year of kaftans, inspiration, creativity and fun. We have had the best time getting to know everyone, sharing out thoughts and ideas and most of all sharing Kaf.Tanned!
Our year would not have been the same without you all. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and cannot wait for another exciting year ahead!
To leave you all we wanted to share a few of our favourites from 2013. From music to fashion to beauty, these are the little things that kept our creativity flowing and our days fresh and fun. What are some favourites that got you through 2013?!
Happy New Year and lots of love,
The Kaf.Tanned Team xo
Our feature this month in Style Magazine
We love inspiration boards! Nothing gets us more excited than experimenting and searching for new styles and prints. So we thought it only seemed fair to give you some snippets of the first inspiration board that we used for one of our upcoming styles. Posted below, can you guess what the print will be?!
Stay tuned for more inspiration boards pretties, and the new release of kaftan prints. Yippee! xo
As Jade touches down in the UK, we couldn't have thought of a better influence to share with you all! Growing up we were huge fans of Marianne Faithfull and her music. We would dance and sing along to our favourite tunes night and day for as long as we could get away with. Little did we know though that Mariannes iconic style would influence our own.
Glowing up the photographs with her blonde hair, quaint smile and imperfectly perfect bangs, Marianne was able to pull off looks from boho chic to feminine floral and edgy rock in everything she wore. Did we mention those legs?! Yup, we are definitely jealous. Even when seen besides her rockstar boyfriend (Mick Jagger of course), she always stole the show!
So while we go and blare Ballad of Lucy Jordan (one of our favourites!), scroll below and no doubt you will fall in love with Marianne much like we did. Let us know what style you loved the most!
A beautiful tan is just as great in winter, however our skin gets covered up much more and is often prone to be more dry and scaly.
With the days getting a little warmer and longer again we at Kaf.Tanned are looking forward to showing more skin again and what better way to get ourselves prepared for that then a visit to have an all over body buff and exfoliation to leave our skin as soft and smooth as possible. We love getting a tan after a proper exfoliation, the difference is incredible!
Get a head start like us and book in to your favourite salon and treat your skin, the next season change will be here sooner than you think, yay to spring!
Brisbane is the place we call home and we love it. With all of the new places, boutiques, fairs and markets going on we always try to get involved and support all of the local endeavours happening around us. Therefore, while Jade is off wandering the globe we thought it very fitting to do so ourselves in the city of Brisbane!
Some friends and I were lucky enough to take part in the very quaint and lovely Finders Keepers Markets! Happening all around Australia, the markets were put on at one of our favourite places in Brisbane at The Old Museum. With a huge love for all of the arts, crafts, music and food (of course!) we are so sad that these markets are not everyday!
Amongst the wonderful day we had, we also took some photographs of the inspiration and delightful characters we came across that were too hard to not snap up. So sip some tea, scroll below and enjoy!
PS if you didn't make it this time around you needn't worry! Finders Keepers Markets are returning in November. For more details just head to their website here.
Amongst the busy days of getting ready for her trip though, Jade of course needed a glowing tan. With running errands, organising what to pack and then making time for her tan to set we caught Jade doing all of them at once thanks to our lovely Melon Kaftan! We took some snaps as Jade struts about in her Kaf.Tanned dress, capturing all of the after tan tasks that had to be done before heading back home.
We will miss you Jade and cannot wait to see the lovely places you go!
At Kaf.Tanned we love travelling, culture and anything that inspires us outside of our own imagination. This is why travelling is so important to us. From the diverse people and environments, we take any opportunity we can to get out and about and see the world which is why Kaf.Tanned is going on a little expedition trip overseas!
All the updates will be posted on our blog so stay tuned to see who it is and where they go!
J & A xo
At Kaf.Tanned we have so many inspirations that aren't just fashion or design but people as well. The first person, and one of our favourites, is the lovely Edie Sedgwick.
Yes her fashion is impeccable but it's her joint charisma and beautiful nature that made us true admirers of Ms Sedgwick. The pixie haircut, chandelier earrings and effortless style are just the cherry on top of the cake as to why we love this woman and her individual style. We put together some of our favourite images and hope she inspires you , as much it did us, to be your own unique self.
Enjoy! J & A xo