S P R I N G ; P A R T I

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(Backless singlet: Vintage - Tuchuzy collection, Skirt: DIY, Wedges: Alexander Wang)

So there has been some very big changes going on around here over the past week and i can't believe how quickly things are falling into place at the moment. What have i been doing? Well, i'm not quite sure where to start. It's been nearly a week since we last spoke to why don't we go back to the beginning and i'll fill you in on every step so far.

Thursday: I spent this day sending out remaining stock, trialing my new assistant, and visiting my tax accountant who helped me to save an unbelievable amount in tax this year. By the end of the day i not only finished my tax return but i had also officially hired my new assistant, Chloe, who by the way is amazing. But you will meet her over the next few days.

Friday: Was spent traveling up and down the Coast sourcing new stock for the store. I found some of the most amazing pieces i'd seen in months which include a full sequined black bra and a small collection of full sequined, beaded flapper dresses and butterfly tops. I also received a ground breaking call that, well, let's just say it was that important that i had to book flights to Melbourne as soon as i got home to make sure i could fly down and be there by Monday morning!

Saturday: Was spent sourcing more stock for the store. By the late afternoon luke and i put aside an hour to take some much needed photos and i'm not surprised they came out looking heavily inspired by Spring. There were several sun showers here and there and luckily the rain cleared just as we arrived at this meadow. Let's just say i was spinning for many reasons and this really reflects how i'm feeling at the moment :)
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Sunday: My best friend moved to Perth and so a new space opened up in our house. My old room is the size of a small living room so it has now been turned into my new office. For the past two months i have been inspecting studio spaces but they are either extremely expensive or, extremely expensive. So for now this is the perfect stepping stone for my business and i'm still lucky enough to be working from home and a stones throw to the beach.

Monday: I flew out to my meeting in the early morning and arrived safely in Melbourne by 10am. I spent the day meeting with some amazing new people who have introduced a new way of living for Gary Pepper Vintage. I can't really describe it but it was, unbelievable. Big changes are coming for Gary Pepper and i can already feel it changing.

Tuesday: After a night of briskly walking through Melbourne with an old friend drinking apple cider, catching up over dumplings and nearly losing my voice, i spent the next day in another meeting which went just as well as the day before. I landed back in Sydney by 8:30pm exhausted and spent the rest of the night in a sleeping coma.

Wednesday: Was the first official day that i worked with Chloe and it went so amazing well. We spent the day sitting on the floor of my empty office, sorting over 200 pieces of new stock and eating too many lollies we regretted for the rest of the afternoon.
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Thursday: Well, that is tomorrow and i'll be driving down to Sydney with Chloe to go shopping at IKEA for the new office. I honestly cannot wait to decorate this new room! So many ideas and so many walls to fill with cute little vintage bric and brac, inspiration walls, photos and more importantly, rails of new vintage items!

I also have a meeting in The Rocks underneath the Harbour Bridge with a creative agency that has big plans for Gary Pepper. In time you will all see what i am talking about - it's going to be like nothing you've seen before.

And that's my week! I hired my assistant, did my tax return, flew to Melbourne and back for a two day meeting, set up my new office space and started on some big projects for the store. If only every week was this productive! So apologies for the lack of posts, but you now know how crazy my week has been. And this is only the start of some very big weeks for the store. Ah, can you tell how excited i am? :)

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56 comments:

  1. oh my, that's a lot of new things happening! the photos look wonderful as always. :)

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  2. Wow busy week! I'm so glad that Chloe is working out! Can't wait to "meet" her!
    LOVE this outfit and photos too! :D
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  3. Wow so beautiful photos!

    i love it!

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  4. hooray! for spring (it's nearly here) and all the exciting plans ahead.

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  5. amazing photos and it always sounds like you have some crazy hectic weeks! keeping busy!!!

    KeepItFvncy,
    M.E.

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  6. Lovely photo shoot. I love the neutral colours, the movement in your skirt and the sun. Beautiful!

    You've had a busy week!

    Anthea,
    Embracing Style

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  7. amazing photos and congratulations with the success of Gary Pepper. Next time come for a longer stay in Melbourne!

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  8. I love love love these photos! There's something so ethereal about them. I wish I could pull off all of the outfits you wear, haha. Can't wait to see the big changes! :D

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  9. WOW!!!! abolutely amazing! these shots are lovely!

    xx

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  10. Hi nicole,

    So pleased to hear that the store is doing oh so well!! There is no doubt Gary Pepper will see big things and reach high places! well done on your success! hopefully your newly recruited PA will take some weight off your shoulders!

    beautiful photos as always,

    Come by for a visit/follow:
    youronlyblackswan.blogspot.com

    x Your Only Blackswan

    ps. ikea is a godsend!

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  11. Wonderful photos ! I love !!!

    http://www.hippie-chic.fr/

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  12. Wow, GPV is just exploding at the moment! It sounds like you've been working super hard, so it's great that it's all paying off :)

    Love the gorgeous photos too!

    Love renvintage
    renvintage.blogspot.com/

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  13. so excited to hear more! xxxxx

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  14. your outfits pictures are always so amazing !

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  15. Wow, sounds like alot of exciting changes are about to happen for the store. Congrats! Gorgeous photos as well. The lighting is amazing! Love them!=)

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  16. you're too beautiful! all of your photos are so dreamlike. it feels like I'm reading an eds from a fashion mag <3

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  17. Soo pretty! I love it!!

    x tessi

    http://tessi-la-la-land.blogspot.com/

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  18. You're a gorgeous blogger, so you're in my blog list now :)

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  19. It's amazing that it was a DIY project! i love it!

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  20. it has been a crazy week. i didn't realise how crazy until i started typing it all out. but trust me, i don't usually get that much done every week. haha :)

    thank you for the wonderful feedback girls x

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  21. Stunning photos!! can't wait to see what is in store for GPV!

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  22. I am so excited, cannot wait to find out..you really are so inspiring.

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  23. I'm so excited for you! It all sounds quite amazing. Anyway, your photos are a dream, as always!

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  24. wow... stunning photos! And so excited for you with all your big plans, looking forward to hearing all about it :)

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  25. Aah I can't wait for spring now... These photos are stunning, btw!

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  26. wow, absolutely amazing!! Just wondering when are the new items going to be up on ebay.
    xx
    Helen

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  27. hey lovely,
    Just admiring like many others that DIY skirt! What fabric is that? Amazing colour! x

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  28. oh wow had NO idea you interned for grazia and harpers! no wonder you have become SO successful so quickly! are you moving to melbourne? sydney needs gary here- melbourne has enough vintage stores!!

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  29. Gorgeous photos! Well done on all your success! I can't help but have a guess... Are you collaborating with Alice Euphemia?? I hope so :)

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  30. This is seriously GORGEOUS! You make me so excited for spring/summer. Sucks to be different seasons to the world ey? xxx

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  31. This is like awesomeness, love it all. The dress/skirt/top. The flowers, the sun crisp meadow. Simply breath taking.

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  32. AMAZING photos!!! you're very beautiful:) xx

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  33. Absolutely love this shoot.
    The colors are perfect and the soft flowing fabrics are so girly and beautiful.

    http://TheUrbanFlamingo.blogspot.com/

    AllMyLove- KaitlynMcCall

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  34. anon: haha well i was actually going to speak more of this skirt in the spring: part II but it's actually just a piece of sheer fabric that i draped and pinned as a skirt. i ran out of time to make it into the skirt i was after and it turned out not too bad :)

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  35. Aw I'm really glad things are going so well for you... I think you truly deserve it after all your hard work. These photos are truly amazing, the location and lighting is so perfect, there are just no words. Don't get me started on that flowy skirt... obsessed.

    xo www.fashion-feline.blogspot.com

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  36. I love the photos! :D
    and the colors of your outfit are so cute! :D

    regards from mexico!!

    http://brunettebraid.blogspot.com/

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  37. just found your blog today....love it! now following...please come check me out too..

    jen
    http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

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  38. So many exciting things happening! Can't wait to see all the new changes

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  39. they just brought out a skirt just like this in american apparel! its so hot!

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  40. OMG!!! THat is just absolutely amazing. Only found your blog like a month ago!! Its so exciting! just wondering like another person above, WHEN ARE THE NEW CLOTHES GOING TO BE FOR SALE ON E-BAY!!!?? Becuase I saw some of your other clothes that WERE for sale and they were just fabulous.
    Thanx alot

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  41. i'm working on the new stock now. I have 120kg to sort through so the next few collections are going to be the best yet :) it will be worth that wait!

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  42. These pictures are absolutely stunning!! Amazing job!!!

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  43. Honey these photos are delightful! So pretty and sweet!! I love this outfit, I wish I could look great in that kind of outfit
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  44. I love this pics!!!

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  45. These photos are so lovely :) the background, the clothes.. amazing. Great post.

    http://fashionandothermusings.blogspot.com

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  46. Hi there!
    Just came across your blog today and I love it! So creative, inspiring and REAL!!
    I am in love with these photos and was wondering where this meadow is? Is it in Sydney? I would love to go there myself and do a creative project if you would be so kind and forward me the details of the location!

    Thanks, and keep up the blogging! :)
    Alexis

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  47. Hi there!
    Just came across your blog today and I love it! So creative, inspiring and REAL!!
    I am in love with these photos and was wondering where this meadow is? Is it in Sydney? I would love to go there myself and do a creative project if you would be so kind and forward me the details of the location!

    Thanks, and keep up the blogging! :)
    Alexis
    aleksolsvik_87@hotmail.com

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