Behind the scenes of our ‘Glamping’ shoot

Some people are able to pull off driving a Combi and look cool. I am definitely not one of those people! I picked up the trusty ‘Mango’ from Hire a Kombi and headed down to Rye front beach to take some shots of our new summer collection.

I had recruited my gorgeous friend (and hairdresser) Yianni Drakoulis (aka John) as out male model. We were going for the dapper boho look and he pulled it off perfectly.

John in our Nickel loafer

John in our Nickel loafer

We engaged a super star team of stylists and the amazing Nicole Corbett as our photographer. These photos are not taken by her. Her amazing photos will be on my next post.

John before he was all spruced up and the gorgeous Kheone.

Deborah Brider hard at work

The lovely stylist Carlos Mangubat doing his thing

The joys of being a model

Our new ‘Nickel’  loafer on Mango the Kombi

The amazing ‘Happy Glamper’ tents

Inside the ‘Happy Glamper’ tents (with all of our boxes)

Our other stunning female model Georgia and John

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Our ‘Wattle’ sandals in the Happy Glamper Tent.

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New season sandals on the sand. From left: tan ‘Wattle’, yellow ‘Fantail’ and turquoise ‘Fantail’.

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Rose gold ‘Finch’ and tan ‘Cuckoo’  (we had them hanging on a rope)

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Our fabulous hair and makeup gun Deborah Brider putting flowers in model Kheone’s hair.

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Shoe swap from our ‘Nickel’ penny loafer in to the navy ‘Tungsten’ double strap monk.

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Close up of our ‘Pipit’ heeled sandal and ‘Tungsten’ double strap monk.

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Beach set up

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Our classic men’s ‘Sodium’ brogue.


Stay tuned for the actual campaign images.

Anna

Our Wanderlust Health Breaky

With our gorgeous new sandals and heels in store and our new men’s range due within the next few weeks we thought that a launch breakfast was in order. We teamed up with the amazing Combi, Finn Cold Pressed juices and Pana Chocolate to feed our quests.
Thank you to the beautiful and talented Liz McLeish from Street Smith for taking all of these gorgeous snaps!

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Combi ORGANIC RAW super food Chia cups and organic power ball. Amazing!!

Combi ORGANIC RAW super food Chia cups. Amazing!!

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Finn -Our favourite cold press juices.

 

Pana Chocolate

Pana Chocolate – Heaven

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A not so nice photo of me and the cute Sammy.

The gorgeous Sammy Veall from Yoga213 came to tell us her inspirational story and managed to get all of our guests onto their knees for a painful yoga pose.  StreetSmith_BaredFootwear_Event_Melbourne_LowRes-38

Some street styled shots of our guests by Street Smith

The very dapper crew of David Higgs, Andy Murphy and Nic Davidson

The very dapper crew of David Higgs, Andy Murphy and Nic Davidson

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David Higgs in our Helium boat shoe

Amy Whitefield from Pedestrian TV looking amazing!

Amy Whitefield from Pedestrian TV looking amazing!

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Our ‘Parrot’ monk stepping out in style.

 

Nic Davidson

Nic Davidson in our Carbon Derby

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The glamorous Jess Wright in our pink ‘Bluebird’ pumps

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Sam Wines looking super cool in our Sodium Brogues

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Super stylish Leeyong Soo from Style Wilderness Blog in our Fantail sandal

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The stunning Michelle from Two Halves blog in our Petrel.

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Cool Kat from Two Halves Blog in our ‘Pipit’ heel

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Super cute stylist Elaine Marshall in our ‘Parrot’ monks

 

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Andy Murphy wearing his ‘Carbon’ derby’s

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Sammy Veall in our ‘Parrot’ monks

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Sammy and I all smiles :) Note the Finn Juice placement ;)

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Bannie Williams from the awesome blog The Healthy Ingredient in our Green ‘Puffin’ loafers

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Two people that make Bared amazing and my life easy. Alex Marginean and Michelle Hodgart xx

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AMPR dream team Abbey Thomas and Emma Green

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Ally Deacon from Huckleberry Agency in our ‘Parrot’ monk again

Tessa Jay

Tessa-Jay from Circa Now in the Fantail sandal

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Cecylia Kee from Cecylia in our Eagle ballet flats

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Sanchia Peterson from Tanarah wearing our ‘Woodpecker’ sandal

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Bared’s own Alex Marginean in her ‘Bluebird’ heels

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Model Laura Andric

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A smiley shot of stylist Khan Ong in our ‘Helium’ boat shoe

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Bring on summer!

Anna xx

 

Bloggers in our ‘Parrot’ monk

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!

Ally Carey in our White Parrot Monk.

Ally Carey in our White Parrot Monk.

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The beautiful Ally Carey

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Charlotte Bridgeman

Charlotte Bridgeman

 

 

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The Bared Man

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!

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Some fun behind the scenes.

Carlos contemplating the look!

Carlos contemplating the look!

Sam getting a touch up by Deb.

Sam getting a touch up by Deb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Anna x

Our Carbon Derby and Hydrogen boots.

His and Hers

Lacking some styled shots of our winter boots we decided to recruit my gorgeous friend Zaida and the very handy Nick for some photos.BARED FOOTWEAR

Nick looking very sharp!

Nick looking very sharp!

 

 

Men's Sodium and our Hawk Boot

Men’s Sodium and our Hawk Boot

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Hawk Burgundy

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Black Patent 'Parrot' Monk

Black Patent ‘Parrot’ Monk

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Black Carbon

Mint Parrot Monk

Mint Parrot Monk

 

Zaida's amazing smile :)

Zaida’s amazing smile :)

 

Our Carbon Derby and Hydrogen boots.

Our Carbon Derby and Hydrogen boots.

White Lark and Mint Parrot

White Lark and Mint Parrot

 

Some behind the scenes.

My beautiful family. Eliza, Andrew and Gilbert.

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.

Alex behind the camera

 

 

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Me taking a shot of the action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Anna x

Our Health Breaky With Lola Berry

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.

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The gorgeous Lola Berry and me.

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Great looking crowd.

A great looking crowd!

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Me and my gorgeous friend (and hairdresser) John Drakoulis.

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Alex – My side kick in all things Bared.

Mish Lilley from Mish Delish couldn’t have matched her bag and nails any better to our emerald green ‘Toucan’ sandal.
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The gorgeous Dena Kaplan in our Mustard Toucan

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Charlotte Bridgeman (Winston and Willow)

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Sarah Edgar and Clare Hillier (Checks and spots)

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Sarah Edgar (AMPR) and Lisa Hamilton (See Want Shop)

A big thankyou to the beautiful Sarah Edgar and Abbey Thomas from AMPR. These girls are amazing!

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Ella Damiani (SNOB fashion), Anna Weatherlake and Andie Towner (SNOB Fashion)

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Bronte McCallum (Lionlionbazaar)

Beautiful people. Bannie William,

Bannie William (The Healthy Ingredient) Georgia Smail (Who’s Your.com) and Natasha Mason (Nourish Melbourne)

Michelle-Hodgart

Our superstar store manager Michelle.

Prue Chilcott, Lisa Hamilton and Jess Dempsey

Prue Chilcott (Melbournegirl), Lisa Hamilton (See Want Shop) and Jess Dempsey (What Would Karl Do?)

ActivEats. Amazing!!

ActivEats. Amazing!!

Thanks to Monique and Jack from Activeats and Gemma from Smoothboy for the delicious refreshments.

The Delicious Smoothboy Smoothies. Thanks Gemma!

The Delicious Smoothboy Smoothies.

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A final thankyou to Lisa Frieling Photography you are a gem.

Hurry up summer!!
Cheers,
Anna xx

1098 High Street

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Long time no post. We have been very busy moving and settling in to our gorgeous new store.

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Our New Store

Our succulent door

Our succulent door

The succulent wall finally came together and looks pretty cool even if I do say so myself.

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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!

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Andrew and Nick in action

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Nick making sure the smiles looked natural.

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Our new Stork!

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White Stork.

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Our Toucan sandal in mustard.

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The Lovebird.

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.

Anna x

Granny’s and Guys.

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!

The before photo

The before photo

Our gorgeous brick wall revealed!

Our gorgeous brick wall revealed!

Hello brick wall

Friday's with the kids and my amazingly organised builder.

Friday’s with the kids and my amazingly organised builder.

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.

David's handy work ready for planting.

David’s handy work ready for planting.

My newly planted vertical succulent wall.

My newly planted vertical succulent wall.

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.

The boys in action.  (We were only shooting their feet).

The boys in action.
(We were only shooting their feet).

Our new men's 'Oxygen' oxford.

Our new men’s ‘Oxygen’ oxford.

Bared Footwear Men's and Frankie!

Bared Footwear Men’s and Frankie!

Some sneak peaks more of our men's range.

Some sneak peaks more of our men’s range.

My cheeky fairy.

My cheeky fairy.

My super cool 4 year old didn't want to miss the camera action.

My super cool 4 year old didn’t want to miss the camera action.

We have an exciting few months ahead at Bared. Keep checking in for updates.

Anna Baird xx

The Trend Spotter on instagram wearing Bared 'Raven' boots.

Blogger’s in Bared!

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.

The Trend Spotter on instagram wearing Bared 'Raven' boots.

Dasha Gold on instagram wearing Bared ‘Raven’ boots.

 

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

Kindest,

Alex xx

 

Some Tips For Your Tootsies

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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.

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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.

Morton's Neuroma

Morton’s 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!

Cheers,

Anna