We love seeing gorgeous people in our shoes and you don’t get much more beautiful and stylish than Ally Carey from Substance blog and Charlotte Bridgeman from Winston and Willow. Click the links to check out their amazing blogs and be inspired!
It is really exciting to have Sam Wines as part of the Bared team. It is very handy that he happens to be a model and a great one at that. Sam managed to put together this incredible shoot within a few days. Thank you to our superstar stylist Carlos Mangubat, the amazing hair and makeup by stylist Deborah Brider and the pictures speak for themselves. Thank you Nicole Corbett for your amazing photos!
Some fun behind the scenes.
We are in the middle of sampling some really exciting new Men’s styles to add to our range. We can’t wait to sign them off and get them on some feet.
Some behind the scenes.
My Beautiful family tagged along. I am not sure about the runners with jeans look that Gilbert is sporting but he says that they make him run extra fast.
A fun day and a good warm up to our gorgeous Men’s shoot. After a huge Blog post drought watch this space an exciting one is on its way.
We decided that it was about time to show off our gorgeous new shop and we thought that a health and wellness morning that celebrated all things good for you was the way to go. I was so excited when the ever energetic nutritionist and health promoter Lola Berry agreed to come and say a few words. Here are some pics of the day.
Mish Lilley from Mish Delish couldn’t have matched her bag and nails any better to our emerald green ‘Toucan’ sandal.
A big thankyou to the beautiful Sarah Edgar and Abbey Thomas from AMPR. These girls are amazing!
Thanks to Monique and Jack from Activeats and Gemma from Smoothboy for the delicious refreshments.
A final thankyou to Lisa Frieling Photography you are a gem.
Hurry up summer!!
Long time no post. We have been very busy moving and settling in to our gorgeous new store.
The succulent wall finally came together and looks pretty cool even if I do say so myself.
The launch of our first men’s range and our new website are only a few weeks away so we decided to take a few photos. Alex and I couldn’t think of two guys better suited to model our men’s range than Nick her partner and Andrew my reluctant husband but I think that they scrubbed up alright. Georgia was her usual amazing self!
We can’t wait to introduce the men of Melbourne to Bared. With seven different styles arriving, including desert boots, boat shoes, loafers and brogues we think that we have something for everyone. Not long to wait now.
We have been bursting at the seems in our Armadale store for some time. A shipping container in our carpark has given us a bit more room but with our Men’s range being launched in October we had to find a much bigger store.
The iconic Granny’s antique shop almost directly opposite our store was the obvious choice. The fun has begun!
A new store means some fun new projects. My wonderful father in law has helped out with my vertical garden. It is now all planted it just has to stay alive so that I can insert it into the door in 8 weeks time.
We needed some models in a hurry to shoot our mens samples so Andrew (my husband) and Alex’s partner Nick were called in for a Sunday morning shoot. It was family affair with our superdog Frankie, my little fairy Eliza and cool skater boy Gilbert all in on the action.
We have an exciting few months ahead at Bared. Keep checking in for updates.
Anna Baird xx
Lately we have been having quite a few blogger sharing posts of themselves wearing Bared.
I think it’s a shame when bloggers do all these great posts and unless you are following them you may miss the opportunity to see them. I have listed below some recent bloggers who have featured Bared in their styled posts. Please follow through their links and check out their blogs to see the rest of their work.
DASHA GOLD The Trend Spotter
Dasha has given us a sneak peek of her up coming styled post featuring our ‘Raven’ boot by creating an Instagram video of her outfit. Click on the following link to view this really cute colourful video: http://instagram.com/p/a42bYlA3S4/?autoplay=true. Keep an eye out for the full styled post due to go live on The Trend Spotter later this week.
CLAIRE Checks and Spots
Claire did this clever post for us featuring our best selling ‘Kingfisher’ boot in ghost grey on her blog Checks and Spots. How cool is the reflection!
ALLY CAREY Substance
Ally is one of our most supported bloggers featuring both our ‘Raven’ and ‘Hawk’ boots in various styled posts on her blog Substance. Here is a taster of a few styled posts she has done featuring our shoes.
FENELLA McCALL My Dress up Box
Fenella is showcasing our navy ‘Raven’ boot in this fun styled post she did on her blog My Dress up Box.
It is always so exciting to see the way bloggers style our shoes- they are all so clever! If you like any of the above posts please click through the links to be directed to the blog.
I thought todays post should talk about a common foot condition that you may actually have and not know about. If you suffer from any burning, tingling and /or numbness in your your toes or sometimes feel like your are walking on a stone then this post might be of some help.
You may have a Morton’s Neuroma. A Neuroma is a thickening (fibrosis) of the tissue surrounding the interdigital nerve. Symptoms are often exacerbated when wearing shoes that are narrow in the toe area. High heels that are narrow are usually the worst culprit. The picture below shows you the most common position for a neuroma.
If you are thinking that you may have this problem there are some solutions.
-Try and wear shoes that are not too narrow in the toe
-A metatarsal dome is a lump that can be placed under the ball of the foot on an insole or orthotic device (our Bared footbeds have this built in). This metatarsal dome helps to splay the bones in the feet to prevent the neuroma being caught inbetween these bones (this is what causes that horrible sharp shooting pain into the toes).
-If wider shoes and metatarsal domes don’t help then speak to a podiatrist about trying injections of local anaesthetic (this can help to decompress the nerve tissue and can give short term relief). Finally Morton’s neuroma’s can be surgically removed. The procedure is fairly simple but they can come back and form a stump neuroma and you will have some loss of sensation in the toes which is not ideal as we do need protective sensation in our tooties!
I hope this helps to treat some feet!
Our two favourite models were back last week to show off our new shoes.
I know that I am busy when I get yet another call from the Kinder because I have forgotten to pick up Gil. The little man then proved very helpful carrying boxes and ordering everyone around as we played tetris in our way too small shop! The time has definitely come to find somewhere bigger.
With the arrival of our new ‘Sandpiper’ sand shoe and some more ‘Wagtail’ brogues we decided that a travel themed shoot was in need. Somehow most of our shots look more rebellious school girl than world travel. Oh well they are still pretty cool.
Poor George did a lot of leaping across the car park!
The dumpster never lets us down for a great photo.
It was great to have Alex back on the team for a few days. Her internship at Russh mag has proven very handy behind the camera. Hopefully she gets Sydney out of her system soon and heads back to Melbourne or I need to hurry up and open a store in sydney!