The sea word

The sea word

by Vivien Mitchell February 19, 2017

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Brief history of the rashie

Brief history of the rashie

by Vivien Mitchell December 03, 2016

Most Australians know the term “rashie.” It’s one of those affectionate names we give to familiar objects or places, a bit like Freo or servo, barbie or Vege, Swannies or schoolies. A rashie isn’t something you get when you’ve got a virus or have an allergic reaction, it’s something you wear to prevent, well, rashes. Or sunburn.

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The rainbow effect

The rainbow effect

by Vivien Mitchell September 22, 2016

There’s a creative distinction between innovation and inspiration. Where innovation – which is central to most start-ups – is often a planned and designed process to achieve something new; inspiration is at the very centre of creativity.

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Like sands through a tube of sunblock, so are the days of our lives…….

Like sands through a tube of sunblock, so are the days of our lives…….

by Vivien Mitchell February 13, 2016

The last thing in the world you feel like doing is getting tiny sandy hands to rub your back with sun block. Wouldn’t it be easier, and far more glamorous, if you could just stride with pride from the café, back to the car and onto the beach already wearing a rashie. And one that looks good? 

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We've got you covered

We've got you covered

by Vivien Mitchell January 13, 2016

Sending a sample fashvest to the Canberra Weekly for its swimsuit summer edition shoot was a massive step and opportunity. To land the cover was a dream-come-true, and what a wonderful way to wrap up 2015.

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Sand to street

Sand to street

by Vivien Mitchell November 03, 2015

Beach bar:  If drinks take your fancy on a balmy summer evening, how to manage the transition from beach to beach bar won’t be an issue with this season’s beautiful print rashvests or rashguards.  Dress up your rashie with sparkly flat sandals, silver earrings and billowing pants or those white jeans and stand out from the crowd.

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Beach nourishment

Beach nourishment

by Vivien Mitchell September 29, 2015

Walking on the beach is nourishing. It’s good for the soul, good for clarity of thought and vision, great for creativity and inspiration.  Sometimes, ideas wash up on the sand.

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