Peter Rabbit & Other Stories – Erstwilder Collection

Hop, skip & a jump! Welcome to the new range “Peter Rabbit & Other Stories” from Erstwilder in collaboration with our favourite childhood classics author Beatrix Potter. The incredibly talented Melbourne based team Erstwilder has done it again with another fabulous launch, this time taking Peter Rabbit & friends from illustration to life with resin cut brooches, earrings & a necklace!

As always Erstwilder has out done themselves, each piece from this launch is P-E-R-F-E-C-T-I-O-N filled with whimsy and the beautiful colours that we all associate with the Beatrix Potter tales. Each brooch comes with a special edition gift box and swing tag (of the original Peter Rabbit illustration). As you all know I have worked with Erstwilder in the past and this time is no different, I was #gifted three pieces from this range and it was an incredibly hard choice to make! I ultimately picked my favourites from childhood but I think I’ll be purchasing quite a few on launch day (especially Jemima – I NEED Jemima!!) Who have you bought? & Did you grow up reading the timeless tales by Beatrix Potter?

Benjamin Bunny
Benjamin Bunny is Peter Rabbits cousin or how I see it.. partner in crime – I personally believe Benjamin is the most mischievous out of the two. Benjamin was the naughty bunny who coerced poor Peter into going back to Mr. McGregor’s garden which ended up with Peter & Benjamin under a flowerpot with Mr. McGregor’s cat asleep on top of it! Benjamin Bunny will always be a favourite of mine with my brother having the same name – he’s equally as mischievous!

Mrs Tittlemouse
“She’s a terribly tidy, particular little mouse, always sweeping and dusting the soft sandy floors. If only those visitors didn’t leave such a mess.” Erstwilder had it spot on with Mrs. Tittlemouse’s bio – after rereading the Tales of Mrs. Tittlemouse I can honestly say I really resonate with her, as a child I thought she was rather mean but as I get into my mid twenties I can relate with her wanting a tidy house and no visitors!!!! Anyone else? Am I turning into Mrs. Tittlemouse? I definitely don’t think that’s a bad thing; look at that super cute outfit!

Tom Mittens
I LOVE this story. The tale of Tom Mittens is one of my favourites; it had me giggling like I did when I first read the story. I love a naughty cat and Tom and his sisters (Mittens & Moppet) did not disappoint. In the tale of Tom Mittens, the three kittens go out and ruin their fine attire (that mother, Tabitha Twitchit expressly told them to keep clean for visitors) and the clothes end up on the Puddle-ducks ( I love a crossover especially in the Beatrix Potter world). I’m huge fan of this brooch and I have a sneaking suspicion that this guy is going to sell out fast!!

So what do you think? Who’s your favourite? I can honestly say I don’t have a favourite because I love mine equally – all their stories are so cheeky and I just love each character in their own way. A huge thank you to Erstwilder for allowing me to go down memory lane with this fabulous and nostalgic range. It was so much fun and I really can’t wait to see everyone’s reactions!! I highly recommend rereading all of Beatrix Potter’s works, after you check out Erstwilder’s website of course!! ;P

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In Full Bloom with Erstwilder!

If you know anything about me you’ll know I just love flowers and nature and Erstwilder has made my dreams come true in their latest launch “In Full Bloom“. In full bloom is a collection dedicated to flowers and houseplants – from monsteras to orchids – there’s something for everyone (but let’s be real anything Erstwilder creates is just gorgeous). I got to choose four pieces from this collection and I can’t wait to share with you all of my favourites!

This collection in it’s entirety is perfectly cohesive – you can mix and match and I love the fact that there are matching earrings to brooches or necklaces to brooches. It makes me want to buy all of them! I’ve never been much of a necklace wearer but the rose and lily bunch would look perfect with so many of my outfits. Every time I look at the collection I want another piece – what piece do you love the most? I’m so excited to see what you all like!

On Sleeping Eyelids – Pansy Brooch – Designed by Carmen Hui
(Viola tricolor var. hortensis)
Pansies are one of my absolute favourite flowers so when I saw this in the collection I knew I had to have it! It’s such a gorgeous brooch, it’s purple hues and the resin used make it such a spectacular piece. It has been so hard not wearing it all of the time!! Flowers are so perfect for people that like to go with a more “classical’ vintage look and the pansy is a must have! I can’t wait until Autumn so I can grow some this year! 🙂

Opulent Orchidaceae – Designed by Carmen Hui
(Orchidaceae)
Another flower! Orchids are such a beautiful flower and perfect. I picked the ORCHID because I loved the colours of this one and it would match perfectly with the pansy (my other favourite!) Fun fact: There are over 25,000 different species of orchids on earth – isn’t that crazy??

Green Eyed Monster Brooch – Designed by Carmen Hui
(Monstera deliciosa)
This summer I have become slightly obsessed with plants and the fact that Erstwilder came out with a range of house plants is just too much! I can now wear one of my favourite things! The monstera has really been “in” for the last few years – now I can finally follow the trend but in a quirky Erstwilder way!

Show Me the Money Plant Brooch – Designed by Carmen Hui
(Epipremnum aureum)
There’s something very sinister about Devil’s Ivy – they are really hard to kill and can pretty much grow anywhere and everywhere. Also they’re moderately toxic to humans (via Wiki) so instead of hurting yourself , cats and dogs, why not wear it in brooch form? The house plants collection is perfect for all of you plant obsessed people or the plant obsessed people in your lives! They’re subtle but still super fun and informative!

A huge thank you to the team at Erstwilder for sending me these amazing brooches and for allowing me to be part of this release. I had so much fun putting all of these looks together and I’m so excited to wear each piece everyday!!

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A Haunting We Will Go…. Erstwilder – Halloween 2018

The countdown is on and there’s only 51 days until Halloween. Are you ready? Because I am, thanks to Erstwilder‘s latest launch; A Haunting We Will Go.. I’ve already got outfits planned for the week of Halloween and my costume because I like Halloween almost as much as I like Christmas!! Us Australasian folk grew up watching all of you Americans with your fall leaves, apple bobbing, trick-or-treating and last but not certainly least carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns business and quite frankly I was jealous and to this day I still am. Erstwilder has brought my childhood fantasy of the whimsy & nostalgia of Halloween into accessory form and I’m living for it – pumpkins (YES THE ORANGE ONES NOT THE ANEMIC GREEN ONES WE GET IN NZ), skeletons, potions, beasts and freaking candy corn!! It’s everything you could want in the weeks leading up to one of spookiest nights of the year…

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OUT OF AFRICA! – ERSTWILDER

Out of Africa! The new release from one of my favourite brands; Erstwilder. If you haven’t heard of Erstwilder – where. have. you. been? Have you been hiding under a rock? Please do tell. To keep it short and sweet – Erstwilder was established in Melbourne, Australia a mere 7 years ago in 2011 and has since grown into an international accessory company selling quirky, cute and nostalgic brooches, earrings & necklaces. I have been a huge fan of Erstwilder for many years now, they really have something to offer to everyone – not just the pin-up scene. TL;DR Erstwilder is a really cool brand and they make super cool accessories, okay?

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When Erstwilder got in touch with me (squee!!) for this latest collection I was pretty much bouncing off the walls (metaphorically speaking of course) and I knew all of you would be excited about this range too because: animals.
WARNING: I WILL USE THE WORD ‘CUTE’ 3 MILLION TIMES IN THIS BLOGPOST.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED….
Which brings me to their latest launch, Out of Africa. It’s pretty straight forward, this range is dedicated to the amazing animals that inhabit Africa from cheetahs to meerkats; there’s such a diverse range of animals and the designs for this range probably have to be one of my favourites. Browsing through the catalog was so much fun and I know you’re all going to love them. Please let me know your favourites!

First up: Cheetara’s Chum designed by Sally Land

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As soon as I saw Cheetara’s Chum I knew it was going to be a winner (I’d get this one quick!) The colouring of the brooch is so striking it even sticks out of my leopard print dress! Cheetara’s chum is such a different take on the cheetah, it’s so bold and it’s just the right shades of yellow & mustard. And I adore cats so anything to do with feline family must be mine.

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Kubu The Cutie designed by Sally Land

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This has to be my favourite brooch in the whole collection! Every aspect of this design is perfect from the freckly nose, the eyelashes to the colour itself. The colour of this brooch is so unique and sticks out like a sore thumb (in a good way). I cannot wait to wear this one out and about – it could even replace my iconic fairybread piece!!! Every time I look at this piece I smile – it’s so darn cute!

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Finnicky Fennec Fox designed by Sally Land

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Okay y’all, I need you to open up a new tab and search ‘Fennec Fox’ – you’ll thank me later. The Fennec fox is one of the most adorable animals out there, they’re so small and their ears are so big and they’re just so precious! Finnicky Fennec Fox captures the innocence of the fennec fox and is made up of the most amazing pastels and get this – iridescent resin/acrylic ears and face. I don’t know how to explain but it’s shiny and sparkly and it gives the brooch a-whole-nother dimension. This is definitely one to see in person.

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And those are my picks! I highly recommend you checking out the whole range on the Erstwilder website and please, please, please let me know your favourites!! I am a huge lover of animals so this was such a great collection to work with.
Thank you so much to Erstwilder for allowing me to review these brooches – it was an honor! I can’t wait to see what you come out with next. 🙂

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ERSTWILDER – SPRING 2017

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Spring has finally sprung here in New Zealand and with that Erstwilder has launched their Spring 2017 collection! I was very, very lucky to be gifted four from the new furry & feathered friends & by popular demand range and I thought I’d share my thoughts and my top picks. But first lets take a wee look at what Erstwilder has to offer us this Spring!Erstwilder Spring 2017 - By Popular Demand
1.  Sumptuous Sunflower                                         8. Curling Cassandra
2.  Cheery Cherry Blossom                                      9. Frond Fox
3.  Teleopea Waratah                                                10. Flamboyant Flamingo Funk
4.  Ruby The Red Cardinal                                        11. Flamboyant Flamingo Flair
5.  Wary Warri Wombat                                            12. Oscar Wildenfox
6.  The Schnauzer And Klaus                                   13. She’s So Foxy
7. Blue Bayou

Erstwilder have their cult classics that us fellow brooch addicts just love and those classics have been brought back by popular demand. This time in a few new colours and textures just to make things a little more interesting! I love every piece in this collection; the range of flowers are just gorgeous and perfect for almost every outfit and the animals have a new flair and are pretty freaking cute! My favourites from this collection : Sumptuous Sunflower (sunflowers just scream summer to me and the glitter in this is adorable!), Teleopea Waratah ( it’s just so pretty to look at??) , Oscar Wildenflox ( so much character – I love him!) and She’s So Foxy (so versatile and I love the expression).

Erstwilder Spring 2017 - Furry & Feathered Friends

  1. Cat Walk Stud                                              8. Claude The Chic
  2. Precious Peafowl                                        9. Willie the White
  3. Shi-ping The Shar Pei                                 10. Best Budgies
  4. Janette The Patient                                     11. Natural Predator
  5. Ozzie The Orator                                        12. Tori Tree Drummer
  6. Purrfectly Content                                      13. Conrad Cool Beak
  7. Minna’s Moon

As a lover of all thing furry this range has really fulfilled my expectations; I absolutely adore Erstwilder’s quirky take on everyday pets. In particular; Shi – Ping the Shar Pei (those glasses and back rolls are LIFE!), Claude the Chic (because who doesn’t love a dog in a beret? Oh and those rose/gold details are stunning!) and Natural Predator (first off, it’s a cat!! And it’s pink!! – Double win). The feathered friends are filled with beautiful bright colours which will be absolutely perfect for spring; I really love the finish/colour in the Precious Peafowl although I’m terrified of birds!

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Shi-Ping The Shar Pei

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Claude The Chic

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Thank you so much for reading this post – what are some of your favourites from these two collections? ❤

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Flossy’s Pin & Brooch Favourites

Okay, okay, okay I must say I’ve been in love with pins/brooches lately – I think I’ve been buying them more than dresses and that never happens! I’ve noticed a lot of pin-up inspired gals rocking pins like these and I absolutely adore the whole pink ladies vibe from Grease (pink jackets studded with quirky pins/brooches) and I’m totally getting one of those pink Collectif clothing jackets so I can match y’all. I thought I would share my current favourite brooches/pins which are little different from the usual brooches/pins. As much as I like the typical ‘pin-up’ brooch brands I do prefer pins to have a bit of quirk and humour to them and I love supporting smaller brands!
If you’re looking for a new pin/brooch I highly recommend any of these amazing businesses – I know they are all fantastic quality as I own quite a few of these!
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1. Oh You Fox
Oh my gosh, I think I’m a little obsessed with Oh You Fox at the moment every time I have a look at their website I find myself wanting everything?? I currently own ‘Resting Babe Face’ (MY FAVOURITE) & recently found myself buying the cutie pie black cat to help raise funds for Victoria’s(creator & owner of Oh You Fox) wee kitty Skittles (taking a kitty overseas is no easy feat)! And I wanted it, I mean really wanted it.
*Resting Babe Face – Oh You Fox
*Cutie Pie Black Cat – Oh You Fox
*Delicious but Vicious – Oh you Fox

2. FairytaleCollars
If you have been following me on Instagram (@missflossypots #shamelessplug) you would have seen this super cool pin from Fairytale Collars. I love pins and I absolutely adore my red lipstick so this pin is everything. I know it will appeal to a lot of you pin up ladies so I had to share!
*Red Lipstick Club – Fairytale Collars

3. Pony People
I had a lovely lunch date with my good gal pal Xamia Arc a couple of weeks back and I remember her showing me these ADORABLE pins from Pony People. She bought the cutest pins from them (check out her instagram to see) and I thought I’d have a gander through their Etsy and boy did I not regret it! I fell in love with this kitty as it reminds me of one of my boys back home. I am hoping they will be restocking pins soon as their etsy stock is a little low!
*Fatty Catty – Pony People

4. Bel Air Baby
I absolutely ADORE Bel Air Baby! I bought the best brooch ever from their wee etsy store earlier in the year (pink doughnut with sprinkles!!) and I recently made a second purchase which I will share on my Instagram as soon as they arrive. I love the quality of these brooches, the fact they’re all original drawings by Mira (the creator) and they are all so quirky. The amount of pale pinks in the Bel Air Baby catalog genuinely makes me happy and I’m so excited to see what they do in the future. Those doughnut earrings have my name written all over them!
*Vintage Mixer -Bel Air Baby
*Custom Heart – Bel Air Baby

Miss Flossypots’ Top Five Festive Brooches!

I am all about accessorizing this year and I feel like I’ve really let myself down in terms festive accessorizing but my loss is your gain! Here are some of my favourite Christmassy brooches out there at the moment featuring quite a few cat themed brooches.

1. Deer Arrow’s Kitten in Mittens can be worn two ways as a double brooch or as a SUPER cute cardigan clip just to make your outfits ten times cuter and festive; a win-win!!! I would honestly wear this all year round as it’s not too kitsch if you know what I mean.

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1.Kitten in Mittens – Deer Arrow
2.Season’s Greeting Brooch – Erstwilder
3.Christmas Cocktail – Retro Resins
4.Crystal Snowflake Christmas Brooch – Luck Trader 
5.Cat Brooch – Pink Fox Findings

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