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Collective Closets  Two sisters behind Melbourne based clothing label. SHOP NEW ARRIVALS: MPENZI WAGU AW/18 NOW Email: info@collectiveclosets.com.au #collectiveclosets

Life’s Mantra- I will celebrate this I life of mine, with or without you. The moon does not need the sun to tell her she is already whole. Beautiful words that resonate to my core by the talented @langleav .
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Oh look what we have here! Your favourite sisters threads made it on the cover of @aestheticamag- Points of departure cover. Thanks to the talented @amywanderlove for styling this dreamy shoot featuring the gorgeous @merrymae_ 📸 @sally_emily and💋by @dempseyrai_makeup. .
Click the image to shop the looks.
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Oh look what we have here! Your favourite sisters in this months issue of @frankiemagazine- peep it’s pages to read the collabo with @spotlightstores. Forever Thankful for all the amazing opportunities that come our way- like truly pinching ourselves!!! A massive THANK-YOU to the folks at @spotlightstores + @frankiemagazine for thinking of us + having us on board. Thanks @thekitchenmaid for the beautiful words + @phoebepowellphoto for putting up with these amateur models. This issue is great for anyone thinking of picking up a sewing machine for the first time or if you’re looking for a cool project to start- pick up this issue! .
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Can’t no body stop you, when your out in these streets living your best life! .
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Loving baby girls revamp- she’s forever reminding her big sisters to live life to the fullest + why doing what makes YOU feel good should always be high on the agenda! .
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Press ▶️: super thrilled to share with you our conversation with Kestrel the 🧠 behind @consciouschatter. An inclusive audio space which opens the door to conversations about our clothing + the layers of stories, meaning and potential impact connected to what we wear. We love the philosophy behind @consciouschatter; it’s a venue that allows us to continue to learn more about the garment industry and how we can all be a bigger part of positive change in the industry. Since discovering the amazingness behind the platform Kestrel has created it’s become one of our go to podcasts. We urge you to take a peak + press play and have a listen to the many inspiring stories of some great folks- doing amazing things! Thanks Krestel for having us. We hope you enjoy✌🏾. .
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Restock Alert! Ok... for real, it’s the last stock up of our favourite 👖 for the season! We’re busy working on next years delivery for Autumn/ Winter 2019- hence the silence. If you’re not one to buy online, head over to one of our stockists @catblackshop- Bettina and the girls will look after you for sizes. .
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So today we say goodbye to our series Dear Me; Letters to my younger self from inspiring women. The beautiful founder + director Rachel Service of @happinessconcierge is the last of our empowering women to share her words to her younger self. This letter is truly a must read- we totally got goosebumps reading. Subscribers get first dips- subscribe to get addition content of whats happening + what’s to come in relation to all things Collective Closets. Oh, we’ve also restocked a few of your favs at the iconic @catblackshop- headover + check out their new space.✌🏾
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Ladies we’ve restocked a few of your favourite pieces at the gorgeous @catblackshop at 103 Victoria St, Melbourne. Bettina and the gals have done an amazing job of curating the space with some very talented designers. Go check out their new spot and grab what’s left of this gorgeous collection. .
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Reflection: everyone is tyrying to get to themslevs, trying to get to the bare bones of who they are, what they stand for, where they draw the line. The thing is, you only get there by livin- by screaming, laughing, crying, shaking, by letting go, one finger at a time. You get there by loving someone so much it makes you inexplicably cruel; by hurting a friend and only knowing the pain you caused when the same is done to you. You come home to yourself when you have a thing or two to tell your past, when you see with crystal clarity, the things you need to keep and those you should discard. You see the multitude of paths you could have taken, the things you could have seen. And you close your eyes, relieved and grateful that you ended up as you- out of all the people you could have been. Thankyou @langleav for giving us a dose of what we needed, such beautiful words you talented human @langleav. .
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Ya favourite gals are back at it again for 3 days of market madness: we’ll be @finders_keepers for the final instalment of our beautiful threads from our Dear Me collection. We’ve topped up the racks and are restocking many of your favs. .
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Come through Friday 13th July • Saturday 14th July • Sunday 15th at the Royal Exhibition Building- Nicholson St, Carlton. .
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As our Dear Me: Letters to my younger self from inspiring women series draws to an end, we sit down with Victoria Latu- mother, friend, fierce business woman + curator of @talking.shop blog. We’re inspired by Vic’s tenacious spirt and work ethic, its super refreshing to be surrounded by like minded women who are determined to make a difference + are all for supporting other women. .
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An extract of Victoria’s conversation to her 17 year old self: Everything you are going through at the moment will pass. Just as everything in life passes, good + bad. The only constant is change. Don’t let that scare you, just learn to enjoy the ride. Being born + growing up in communist Russia as the only black girl for towns, meant that you felt like you didn’t fit in. But what I find remarkable is that even at your young age, you never had the desire to. It’s almost like you naturally liked being different, in fact you didn’t mind the attention one bit. You might have wondered why your hair constantly curled regardless of how many times you brushed those curls out, but it was more of a sense of curiosity, never with a sense of less than. And when you moved to Nigeria to live with your dad, you realised that people didn’t consider you black enough. This hurt and frankly pissed you off, more than anything else, but you just kept it moving, never trying to be anything other than yourself. .
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