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CATS I KNOW: LAUREN STEIN. (& A HER PONY GIVEAWAY!)

November 5, 2012

I’ve talked up my love of Melbourne boutique label ‘Her Ponybefore, so I am sure you guys can understand how excited I am to have teamed up with the designer Lauren to bring you a pretty awesome giveaway. It’s to celebrate the release of the brand new summer collection, full of feminine lace, sweet-as-pie frocks, hyper tie-dye and all of the dreaminess you can come to expect of the label. Want some proof? Here are some of my favourite looks from the new range:

Dreamy right? Before we get onto the giveaway though, I caught up with Lauren while she was in transit from Bali to Melbourne to bring you the next installment of ‘Cats I Know’. Lauren is one of those effortlessly chic girls (you know the ones you pass on the street and do a double take because they just radiate that something special) – and her label is an extension of her own personality and style. I asked her to “finish the sentence” and this is what she came back to me with…

My name is … Lauren … and I am a … Melbourne born, sewing obsessed, clothing addict / hoarder.
My label is called “Her Pony” because … like most little girls I dreamt of having my own pony… I don’t have one yet but maybe one day!
I started it because … of a chance meeting. I showcased a couple of garments for fun in a charity fashion show one night and was approached by a buyer! At this point I had only been making clothes for my friends and myself so it was a very exciting moment.
Her Pony is all about … creating beautiful limited edition and bespoke garments that are unique and feminine.
When I was a child I used to dream about … becoming an equestrian show jumper … because … I loved the preppy riding uniform.
My dream day would involve … sleeping in, shopping and sunshine!
The most important thing in a girl’s wardrobe is … the perfect pair of heels and a little white dress.
My favorite piece in this season’s collection is … the Mila Hawaii print pants … because … I love anything high waisted and the print is amazing!
When I’m not busy designing up a storm, you can find me … chilling in Bali, or out and about in Melbourne hunting vintage fabrics and treasures.
My favourite place in Melbourne is … Madame Brussels in the summertime for a jug of Pimms!

And now, the most exciting part! Lauren is kindly offering a Style Paws reader their very own lemon yellow ‘Flora’ dress (as above). Available in sizes 6 – 14, this delightful little number is the perfect summer frock and part of the brand new ‘Her Pony’ collection.

HOW TO ENTER:

1. Like the Her Pony Facebook page here
(Psst.. you may want to like the Style Paws one too!)

2. Comment here with your name, e-mail address and tell me where or to what occasion would you want to rock your new Her Pony dress?

The giveaway closes on Wednesday 21st of November. Good luck! x

Coming soon I will be posting a photoshoot showing you how I like to wear my favourite pieces from the collection so stay tuned! You can shop ‘Her Pony’ and find a full list of stockists here.

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11 Comments

  • Reply Leonie November 5, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Would definitely wear these dresses to brunch on the wharf or for a picnic at the botanical gardens :)

  • Reply Anna November 5, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I would rock this at Madame Brussells drinking a jug of cocktails with friends for after work drinks accompanied by those beautiful bright parasols, or I would wear it picnicking in the weekend with tapas made from fresh luscious produce.

  • Reply Michelle V November 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    The place I’d wear this stunning Her Pony dress
    Would be on a date night, I must confess!
    Though they are rare, I’d make an exception
    And I’m sure my hubby would give a welcoming reception!
    Teamed with heels, jewellery, and a clutch
    It would be an outfit I’d love so much!!!

  • Reply last year's girl November 5, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Should I assume this giveaway is Australia only? Because, on the first truly frosty winter’s day here in the Northern Hemisphere, I would love to wear that dress and imagine coming to visit my lovely Aussie friends for the first time in years!

    I’m going to “like” Lauren’s page anyway, because her dresses are beautiful

  • Reply Style Paws » LEATHER & LACE. November 7, 2012 at 11:38 am

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  • Reply Meg November 7, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I think it’s only appropriate to wear a dress by ‘Her Pony’ to the Spring Carnival. Champagne, sunshine, flowers and horses of course! Perfect :)

  • Reply Amy Toohey November 8, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    I would end up wearing my My Pony dress to bed…as I will never take it off.

  • Reply Larissa Kasian November 11, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    There would be a place no more perfect to wear my new Her Pony dress than at high tea with my girlfriends! Champagne, sweet tea cakes, cucumber sandwiches, lots of laughter….and all whilst looking as delicate as a rose <3

  • Reply Mon November 12, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Where or what occasion I wouldn’t I wear the dress would be an easier question to answer! BUT I will give this a shot…

    … I would wear the Her Pony dress on a bike ride through the coffee strip of Northbridge/Mt Lawley. The dress, a little hat and a bike with a basket, DREAM

  • Reply Callie Miles November 12, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I would wear this beautiful frock out with the girls drinking champagne, out with my boy on a date in a park, to Christmas lunch, birthday drinks and everything in between. love it!

  • Reply Szabina Luzics November 12, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I would like to wear it on one of our date with my boyfriend /his summer birthday celebration or perfect for summer go outs with my friends to Margaret island :)

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