Dec 12, 2010

That's Our Girl!

Today our very own Graphic Designer - Evie - graced the The Design Files as a guest blogger.

Click here to Handmade Romance - Evie's personal blog. But be warned, you may just fall in love.

Nov 23, 2010

Bits & Bobs

David Band, the Australian Artist behind the Bloom Organics artwork, has an exciting exhibition at The Block Projects called ‘Bits & Bob’s this November.

If you’re an art lover – don’t miss it!



Nov 20, 2010

Victoria's Secret

When it comes to ease and charm, Funky Melbourne must just have the edge on Sydney
- Time Magazine

The Global Advisor section of last months’ Time Magazine lists Bloom’s Flagship Store, 574a Chapel Street as a must-see.

Nov 18, 2010

We’ve Gone Bronze

We are giving ourselves a little pat on the back for receiving the bronze award in The Family of Packages category at the 2010 Australian Packaging Awards for Bloom Organics.

Nov 8, 2010

A Window To Christmas

This week the creative team from Bloom HQ converted Bloom’s Flagship Store into a fabulously festive must-see! Using Kat MacLeod’s Christmas illustration on the window, borrowing pre-loved furniture from Greg Hatton (oh how we love his work) and dotting trinkets, sweet pea flowers and vintage bits n bobs around the shop - it’s never looked so ravishing!

So whether you pop in or stroll along Chapel Street for a window shop, drop us a line or two here to let us know what you think.

Bloom Flagship Store, 574a Chapel Street South Yarra p 03 9827 2977

Nov 3, 2010

Enchanting Shadows

Mirka Mora's whimsical yet sophisticated approach to life and art has had a significant and enduring influence on Natalie Bloom both on a personal and creative level. Natalie was lucky enough to work as one of Mirka's assistants as she recently painted the windows of the sunroom at Heidi I, as part of the current must-see exhibition titled MIRKA showing at Heide Museum of Modern Art until May 1 2011. The highlights are the endearing, personal messages that feature on some of the works which were given as gifts to the Reeds during the course of their lasting friendship and the enchanting shadows her works on the window cast on the floor when the sun shines! Don't miss it!

Oct 6, 2010

It's Halston We Love!

Nobody does disco better than comeback kid, Halston. Renowned for its luxurious but minimalist designs, Halston was synonymous with the heady days of Studio 54 with everyone from Bianca Jagger to Angelica Houston gracing the dance floor in a Halston number.

Fast forward 30 years and new life has been breathed into the label with the launch of Halston Heritage – a hip diffusion line that reinvents archived pieces. From their retro-chic tiered chiffon dresses and electric asymmetric mini dresses, it’s not hard to see why Halston Heritage already has a cult following amongst the likes of ChloĆ« Sevigny and SJP.

Get the Halston look with our new Disco's Night Colour Collection!

Oct 3, 2010

Oh What a Night!

Last month the world’s biggest shopping event, the Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, took Sydneytown and 16 other cities around the globe by storm. Bloom along with the cream of Australia’s fashion labels, got together in support of Fashion Targets Breast Cancer – and had a darn good time doing so!

Jaguars were transformed into a lavish car-boot sale, macaron master Adriano Zumbo whipped up sweet treats in this season’s on-trend colours and we were on hand with free makeovers and insider tips and tricks.

In case you couldn't make it, here are some images from the night...

~ Ruby Rose ~
~ Roxy - Bloom's International Makeup Artist ~
~ Natalie Bloom ~
~ Jennifer Hawkins ~

Sep 28, 2010

What's Your Fave Duo?

Well what a response we had to our Lip Duo Competition. Thank you to everyone that entered!

We loved your answers but there can only be one winner and that is...drum roll please...Congratulations goes to Joh with this answer:

Serge Gainbourg & Jane Birkin are the coolest pair, with long limbs & lustrous hair, a cool French chic, sunshine & fresh air.

We love Jane Birkin for her effortless beauty and that's why this answer was the lucky winner!

Click here to read more about our brand new Lip Duo - a match made in Heaven.

Sep 22, 2010

Online Obsessed!

We're finding ourselves buying more and more online! Our latest online loves (influenced by Natalie Bloom) were these irresistible plates by one of her favourite French illustrators Nathalie L'Ete. Our Natalie picked them up from Anthropologie after she was tempted by one of our recent blog posts sharing the good news that Anthropologie are now shipping globally. These plates have made mealtimes all that bit more inspiring and enjoyable.
Don't forget that Bloom is also available online and shipping is FREE for all orders over $40.

Sep 19, 2010

Changing the Face of Complexion

Bloom Cosmetics’ latest addition, Mineral Plus Liquid Foundation, is changing the face of complexion. This medium-to-full coverage foundation was created in collaboration with international makeup artist, Stoj Bulic, and has all the health properties of a mineral formula rich in vitamins and antioxidants.

“Bloom’s Mineral Plus Liquid Foundation has a remarkable texture that melts into your skin. It has the coverage to correct imperfections yet still gives a radiant glow without looking flaky or caked on. It’s the foundation we all need!” says Stoj, who has worked overseas for the likes of Louis Vuitton, D&G, Missoni and Moschino.

Our custom blend of earth derived minerals has also been enriched with Jojoba Seed Oil to minimize the appearance of fine lines, Vitamin E to protect and hydrates the skin plus Rosehip Oil, a powerful antioxidant that naturally improves elasticity.

Available in six different shades - Fair, Light, Light Medium, Medium Dark, Dark and Deep. Try it today and tell us what you think!

Sep 15, 2010

Music to Our Ears

Pop by any Bloom Cosmetics Counter and you will hear beats from our fave muso of the mo – Sia. Her latest album ‘We Are Born’ is a true lyrical gem. Take the Bloom word for it!

Click here to read what The Vine has to say about Sia.

Sep 10, 2010

Not Baaaaaadddddddddd!!

Recycling at it's artistic finest!

It’s Easy Being Green with Bloom Organics!

In support of Enviroweek, we will donate $1 to the Enviroweek organisation for every new person who signs up to the Bloom database between September 12 to 18 2010! Click here to sign up to the Bloom database and enter the Promotional Code ENVIRO.

Lights out at Bloom’s Flagship Store! During Enviroweek we are turning the lights off at the end of the day, what are you doing?

Sep 5, 2010

Reject Bigger is Better. Embrace Quality!

Three cheers to design activist, entrepreneur and editor of Green Magazine Tamsin O'Neill.
Check out her article in The Age today and view her appearance on The Zone.

To stay on top of what's going on at Green Magazine, you can subscribe here!

Sep 2, 2010

Feed Your Skin

We’re firm believers in the saying, ‘You are what you eat’.
Glowing, luminous skin starts from the inside out, so here’s our wrap-up of six super foods that should make it onto your next shopping list:

1. Coconut Water
2. Avocado
3. Blueberries
4. Wild Salmon
5. Mangoes
6. Spinach

Coconut Water
The health world is buzzing about Coconut Water – and for good reason! This natural source of cytokinins (a group of plant growth hormones that help regulate cell growth), potassium, antioxidants and lauric acid, balances pH levels, strengthens and hydrates connective tissues and promotes smoother skin.

Rich in Vitamin C and E as well as omega-3 fatty acids, Avocadoes are ideal for keeping skin plump and youthful and preventing dryness.

Blueberries are an antioxidant powerhouse that help the body manufacture collagen for soft, supple skin. In fact, recently the US Department of Agriculture compared 40 common fruits and vegetables and ranked blueberries as number one in terms of antioxidant activities.

Wild Salmon
Wild– not farm raised – salmon is one of the best food sources for omega-3 fatty acids that help limit water loss in skin cells and keep skin supple.

While Mangoes are high in antioxidants, it’s their Vitamin A content that makes them standout. Without enough Vitamin A in your diet, skin may appear drier and dull. Vitamin A is important for cell repair and contributes to better oxygenation of the tissue.

Popeye was onto something! Spinach – and other green leafy vegetables like cabbage, kale and watercress – are high in Vitamins A, B, C and E; mineral iron and antioxidants that are essential for keeping your blood healthy and skin bright.

Aug 5, 2010

Listen Up!

It started off as a small crush, but now Marina and The Diamonds is our all consuming lyrical flavour of the month!

Recently we spotted her rocking matching lips and nails in day-glo orange and she went straight to the top of the pops as far as we’re concerned!

To overdose on Marina goodness check out her music clips, website, blog and myspace and see if you agree!

Aug 1, 2010

Recycling for Rewards

Being green no longer means going without life’s luxuries. In fact, join us in our commitment to tread more lightly on the earth and we’ll reward your efforts. Here’s how it works:

Return three Bloom Organics empties* + we’ll recycle them = you’ll be rewarded with a Bloom Certified Organic Soothing Lip Balm. Click here for more information!

Jul 28, 2010

Anthropology; Closer Than You Think!

Have you heard!? Anthropology, one of our fave international stores, now ships to our part of the world. Yes that’s right, Australia.

Click here to But be careful, you may just fall in love!

Jul 27, 2010

How Big is Your Eco?

One of our all-time-fave blogs, How Big is Your Eco, catches up with Natalie about Bloom Organics.

Click here to read volume one of Natalie's guest blogging appearance (there are four so stay tuned)!

Jul 12, 2010

Natalie Bloom on The Circle

Today Natalie Bloom appeared on The Circle talking Bloom Organics with Yumi and play on the clip below to watch the segment.

Jul 7, 2010

Rebecca Wetzler

News just in...Rebecca Wetzler, treasured illustrator of Beauty in Bloom by Natalie Bloom, dedicated to all things beauty and beautiful inspirations loves Dolly nail polish.~ Rebecca's Illustrations from Beauty in Bloom ~

She can't get enough of the colour and neither can we!! Click here to Dolly!

Jul 5, 2010

Our Fave Things

Although you'll find your favourite Lip Gloss or Bloom Organics must-have at our Flagship store, did you know that we also carry an edited collection of products that make our heart skip a beat? The criteria for making the cut is pretty simple – they have to inspire us and make you feel good.

Some of our current faves include the delectable cookbook, Gwinganna...From Garden to Gourmet, which comes from Australia's most innovative organic health retreat, and the premium organic housecleaning range from Murchison-Hume.

Drop by and see us sometime soon, so we can introduce you to our favourite things, and hopefully they will quickly become your favourite things too!

Bloom's Flagship Store
574a Chapel Street, South Yarra Melbourne
03 9827 2977

Jul 2, 2010

Blog Post From Natalie - The School Holidays.

To keep these school holidays creative I organized a creative art class for my girls and a couple of their friends. My good friend Miriam Bereson who, in her previous work life, was an art teacher came over and directed the kids. Wow, she was an inspiration and setup a super creative mood.

The kids created some masterpieces!

Some other creative school holiday inspiration is to check out lmnop.

I'm also looking forward to taking my kids to ACMI and Art play.

Happy holidays,

Jun 30, 2010

Raw and Authentic Morocco

Only just returning from several weeks in Morocco, Natalie Bloom knew her time away would be a welcomed break, but little did she know it would profoundly change her outlook.

Raw and authentic, Morocco was such a creative eye-opener. From the endless alleyways of tiny shops selling mountains of spices and impressive Zelij tiles, to the Riads hidden behind simple doors and lush, colourful gardens at Jardins Majorelle, I felt inspired by every moment of our trip. But my overall highlight was simply sitting on a rooftop terrace reminiscing about Patrick Lichfield’s glamorous and still current photograph of the beautiful and damned, Talitha Getty, that was taken in Marrakech during 1969.
- Natalie Bloom