Celebrating International Womens Day!
to all the ladies in my life – go you!
Today is a day to call out all the other local small businesses run by women. Shopping small is one thing, but shopping small and shopping from a female run mini powerhouse is even better!
See below some of my FAVE lil business ladies below! Most of whom I am lucky enough to know personally (I know right!)
LISA from HELLO KIT CO
The Hello Kit Co brand evolved via a passion for creating beautifully presented and design-driven gifts and gift accessories, tailored to key celebrations throughout the year.
Lisa my big scary boss when I was Creative Specialist at Cotton On Kids and now owns and runs this fab lil brand from her home!
Lisa also ran Emeld for me whilst I was on Maternity leave and she was THE BEST!
check out more at:
and shop online below!
Zoe from Bake Me Cake Me
Zoe and I met at RMIT studying Visual Merchandising together, this is where our friendship began and from there we have never looked back! We have travelled together, partied together, danced, eaten a lot of food and shared so many memories.
Bake Me Cake Me started in 2011 and went full time for Zo in May 2018.
I can personally vouch that Bake Me Cake Me are THE BEST sweets you will ever consume. She once made me a musk white choc flavoured cake in the shape of an Ice cream.
I was also lucky enough to have Zoe create my wedding cake (which for some reason we can’t find any photos of!)
check out her IG below
or shop her sweets shop
Sophie from Sonnet Studios
Soph is the main lady sitting behind all things digital marketing at Emeldo. She’s a super smart, tech savvy, purely fabulous powerhouse of fun and intelligence.
If theres ever anything witty posted online on Emeldo then I can 100% confirm that I did not write it (and side note she did not write this blog post for me hehe)
She has just started up her IG, she’s a busy gal servicing a range of fab brands such as Jetty Road Brewery and Wilderbeast.
check her IG out below
Amelia from Tilda & Moo
Mornington Peninsula local & mother of two, Amelia Chrystie, creates & hand makes every bib in her seaside studio in Rye.
Now that I have had a babe of my own, I can also vouch that these bibs are GREAT and wash SO well. They have the cutest prints and are always so flawlessly perfect. Amelia is often at local markets but you can also shop online – be warned there are WAY too many cute designs to choose from!
check out Tilda and Moo Instagram below
or shop online at
Shannon Jeans – Celebrant
Getting Married? Shan is ya gal!
We were so lucky to have Shan marry us (at our intimate small ceremony in our driveway in Rye. She is one hell of a Celebrant! She LOVES Emeldo and is a barrel of laughs.
She is all even parts fun, formal and fab!
See fun wedding pics and ceremonies on her IG below
CAIT aka caitmiersphotography
Okay, calm down. I know right. I know her. I can’t deal.
I first met Cait in a little shared studio space we were in in Mornington called ArtSpace8 in 2013. We got no work done and essentially spent our days chatting and dreaming of fun new ideas to create.
Cait was the photographer for my first ever shoot! It was VVERY cool (maybe more so at the time) and she was there for the moment Emeldo hit 10K followers (which I will have you know was a huge success back then!)
Now, you can find Cait shooting some of the most amazing brands, shooting on both land and in water and heck she probably shoots from the sky too. She has also started a fab new mentoring / workshop brand to teach you all things photography. She is just such a go getter!
Check out Cait (you probably already follow her though) below
and her website
Nussy is just amazing.
I met her many years ago now, I don’t even know where but I knew I liked her.
She is a singer and songwriter based in Melbourne and has an presence you just want to be around. She also has the most wild killer wardrobe which I could never personally pull off but she 110% can and does with confidence.
See her IG below and also search all her tunes and listen to all her music and go to all her concerts – you won’t regret it.
Signing off with a really old, cute photo of myself back when we lived in Torquay and Emeldo was not my full time gig. I really need to update some photos of myself hey…
anyway, YEAH THE GIRLS!