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Bago Studio Baby Hiatus

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Bago Studio will be taking a small Hiatus over the next year, as we have twins on the way. 

Thank you to all our lovely customers for your support, encouragement and connections over the last few years. We have had some beautiful feedback which has helped us improve and motivated us to continue our creative adventure.

We have some very exciting travel products in development so keep an eye out for our collection next year.  

Bago Studio Baby Bump

Celebrate International Women’s day 2016

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Mercy Community Services' Romero Centre and the State Library of Queensland invite you to celebrate International Women's Day in Brisbane.  

The centre supports newly arrived refugees and they are hosting an event for International Women's Day at the State Library of Queensland on the 2nd of March.

The event involves in a panel discussion with inspiring women and a fashion parade celebrating traditional dress from around the world, as well as local designer garments which Bago Studio will be participating in. 

Come along for a great community night to celebrate international women’s day.

Tickets can be purchased online at: HERE

Family Bushwalk Adventure at New England National Park NSW

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Every year my family gets together from our scattered locations we live to meet up for a family weekend of bushwalking, adventures, games and of course good food and wine. This year the sights we set for Point Lookout within New England national park, Located an hour or so inland NSW between Coffs Harbour and Armadale. A spectacular haven of rainforest, wildlife and a greenery overload. We stayed in one of the parks accommodation cabins- The Residence, kitted out with everything one might desire and enough bedding to sleep 10. 

The highlight of the weekend was our cascade walk which took us in and around the rain soaked tree lined cliffs, where it felt as if you were walking amongst the clouds. My father a season hiker pointing out the many Antarctic Beach trees which dominated our sights, a glorious and powerful presence. Towards the end of the trek we found ourselves wandering through cliff lined wild gardens, scattered with native flowers, at this point we were all fully soaked from the down pore, but there was such peace in walking through the rain along the cloud covered track.

Don’t forget to look up or you might miss something beautiful, untouched and undiscovered.

Discover Point Lookout at New England national park

Adelaide and the wonderful Bowerbird Bazaar

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I was pleasantly surprised with how similar Adelaide felt to Brisbane. A Lovely outdoors city with a welcoming town vibe. Friendly faces and lots of inner city trees and wildlife. I stayed within the inner green mile with the ability to walk to the Bowerbird Bazaar at the Adelaide Showgrounds and into the city centre.

I found the time before and after the markets very relaxing with pleasant strolls around the inner city at slower pace perspective. To my delight I discovered cafetroppoadelaide.com where I ate breakfast both days on the weekend. My type of food and service, honest, down to earth, healthy and hearty. 

The Bowerbird Bazaar was beautifully organised with tasteful and clear signage, the selection of stall holders were well balanced with high quality design products. There was a lovely community feel within all the stall holders and visitors, very welcoming and encouraging. 

Thank you to all who visited me at the Bowerbird Bazaar last weekend, it was lovely meeting so many enthusiastic Adelaide adventurers, I hope to see you again in winter. 

Bowerbird Bazaar 2015

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Bowerbird Bazaar is on this weekend at Adelaide Show Ground:

20 – 22 Nov 2015   I   Fri 2pm – 9pm   I   Sat + Sun 10am – 5pm

Stirling Angas Pavilion, Adelaide Showground, via Rose Tce.  Entry $5, Children free.

Bago Studio is very exciting to be travelling down for the unmissable and inspiring biannual Bowerbird Bazaar event. ''A dynamic environment built on creative collaboration that supports Australian designers, makers and artists and brings all kinds of people together for buzzy, design-savvy interactions, and a heartfelt passion for small production runs, the handmade and the opportunity for buyers to meet makers.''                                                                           Don't miss out of seeing the best local and interstate designers on display.

http://bowerbirdbazaar.com.au/

It’s a Wrap : Undress Runways 2015

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This October we saw three amazing runways in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, in which Bago Studio paraded our latest collection: Floral Escape. We were delighted to see our final designs on the catwalk and such as honour to be involved with a positive cause and group of people. Thank you to all that went and all the volunteers that made the parade possible.

Undress Runways is a celebration of Australian sustainable and ethical fashion and helps to promote locally made and support small ethical fashion. Taking small steps to a better fashion future. Here are some photos taken from the night, you can view more through Undress Runway Facebook page.

Looking forward to next year. 

Latest Bago Studio collection to showcase at Undress Runways 2015

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Bago Studio is very excited to announce our involvement in this years Undress Runways, which showcases Australia's best sustainable and ethical labels. Bringing together like minded creatives to celebrate and support sustainable practices in the Australian fashion industry.

The runway will be held in three cities:

Brisbane: 10th Oct 2015

Sydney: 17th Oct 2015

Melbourne: 24th Oct 2015 

Come along and support local sustainable and ethical fashion and see Bago's latest tran-seasonal collection, Floral Feminism. A colourful and energetic mix of Australian flora prints mixed with practical fabrications and elegant cuts for everyday adventures. 

Buy tickets here: http://www.undressrunways.com/tickets/

Floral Feminism : New collection design time

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My favourite time of the design process is upon us. I’ve been brainstorming ideas for Bago’s next collection. I find myself looking at powerful and energetic creative females, who I respect and admire for their accomplishments through design, art, fashion, the written word and motherhood. They have all rebelled in their own way and pushed boundaries offering a path where there was none before them.

Floral prints often adorn female fashion, giving styles a delicate and pretty appearance, associating flowers with being feminine. This collection explores floral imagery, but with a focus on the underlying strength and fierceness of female energy.   

Floral Feminism concept

Bicycles in Newcastle interviews Bago Studio

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Bicycles in Newcastle

Bago Studio sat down with Vikki from Bicycles in Newcastle for an in depth interview about bikes, fashion and small business. Bicycles in Newcastle is a great resource for cycling in and around Newcastle with all types of inspiration for the female cyclist. Thanks Vikki for sharing.

Read the full interview here:

 http://bicyclesinnewcastle.com/

While this blog is primarily about bicycles in Newcastle, I keep an eye out for interesting developments elsewhere, and I am always on the lookout for cycling clothes which don’t look like cycling clothes. So when I saw Bago Studio featured in Treadlie Magazine recently, I could see an exciting new cycling fashion label which is affordable and practical, as well as extremely beautiful. Kellie has a fresh approach to fashion adapted to cycling in our conditions and I could not resist asking her to do an interview to showcase her work ….
— Vicki Coughlan, Bicycles in Newcastle
What was your vision when you started making cycling clothes?
I believe where possible we should cycle everywhere, like they do in other parts of the world. So cycling is just part of the everyday. I wanted to create practical and elegant clothing for the everyday female cyclist, to look and feel good both on and off the bike. I think Bago Studio has grown into much more now and symbolises a lifestyle of active travel for cycling, traveling, exploring and relaxing.
— Kellie Mobbs, Bago Studio

Treadlie's Toolkit shares Bago Studio's latest collection

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Bago Studio has just released a new collection of their cycling friendly women’s fashion. The new collection is titled ‘Flow’ and aims to visually capture the emotion, mood, feeling and contemplation of movement a reflection of founder and designer Kellie Mobbs fascination with cycling.
— Treadlie

Thanks for sharing Treadlie. View all toolkit features and subscribe here: http://treadlie.com.au/

International Women’s Day- Sunday March 8th, 2015

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This Sunday is International Women’s day.

A day where we celebrate the achievement of women all around the world. This years theme #MakeItHappen encourages action for advancing and recognising women. 

Purple is the colour of the day, symbolising justice and dignity - two values strongly associated with women's equality, which originated from Suffragettes.

Bago Studio is offering 20% off all online styles for Bago VIP subscribers and social media followers from today till Sunday the 8th, in celebration of female cycling and as a thank you for supporting Bago Studio, a label designed for and by women. Please feel free to share with friends and family. Enter the coupon code: MakeItHappen when making a purchase.  

MakeIthappen

Young Designer Markets

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Bago Studio is joining Brisbane’s local Young Designer Markets. Featuring the best of Brisbane’s cutting edge designers. Located on the beautiful South Bank on Little Stanley street. Perfect for those who love to shop and dine and explore the cultural art district. Cycle there on the many trails surrounding the river banks or ride the river cat. 

The Young Designers Market happens on the first Sunday of every month, 10 am - 4 pm.  With a strong loyal following both from locals and visitors to the city. Come by and support local.  

Bago Studio will be at the special Australia Day market event on Monday the 26th 10am-4pm and the regular monthly market on Sunday the 1st of Feb from 10am -4pm. 

Young designer markets

Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia

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Freewheeling is a featured bicycle exhibition at the Queensland Museum, Brisbane. Running from 29 November 2014 - 8 June 2015. Organised through the NMA. Entry is free. 

The ever increasing popularity of cycling is becoming more prominent in contemporary society and urban living. We are re-awaking to our history the love of riding for joy, excitement, freedom and adventure. This being lost in the decades of motor transport dominance. Here we see the return to a self reliant, poetic, non-intrusive existence.    

Sir Hubert ‘Oppy’ Opperman quote 1977

Freewheeling: Cycling in Australia is a small but concise exhibition which complies stories of cycling which shaped our history in Australia. Showing the ups and downs of popularity through time and outlining our current love and resurgent in cycling as an everyday activity. Freewheeling is visual with the audience being able to enjoy old photographs, films, relic bikes and cycle equipment and apparel, newspaper extracts with quotes and compelling stories to flow the reader through the exhibition.

Exhibition stories are grouped not in linear fashion but about belonging collectively and using the bicycle as a symbol for social change or personal freedom. Expect to explore topics about service on bikes, women on wheels, childhood cycling, sport racing, BMX culture, club cycling, tours, long distance rambling and pedal power.

Progressive thinking and action comes to mind to celebrating a history of cycling in Australia. I learnt of a tail of adventure and empowerment about the “girl cyclists” Shirley Duncan (19) and Wendy Law (21) who in 1946 set off on their trusty Malvern Star’s on a three year odyssey of riding their bikes around Australia. From Melbourne to Queensland then on to Darwin, they then pedalled out to Adelaide and crossed the Nullarbor to the west. Being the first female cyclists to cross the Nullarbor plains. Facing many challenges and overcoming social expectations- ‘with Bags and Swags’. What inspiring women. 

Wendy Law and Shirley Duncan

An inspiring conversation starter and without a doubt.


Freewheeling is also on show at: the Gold Museum, Ballarat (Oct 2015 to Jan 2016); Museum of the Riverina, Wagga (Feb to May 2016); Albury Library Museum (May to July 2016); Scienceworks, Melbourne (Aug 2016 to Feb 2017).

Do what you love

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With New Years revolutions lingering in the air with the hope and desire to do more, love more and be more passionate about whatever changes are needed.

Take the time to think about what you love and what makes you happy. Think about the everyday and the small actions which can effect a positive and enduring change. This can be a as simple as subsisting the morning coffee with a healthy smoothie in a bright happy milkshake glass. 

Transform old habits into new actions by doing what you love. 

Smoothie vs Coffee

'Oxygen' A New Year's Anthem

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At the start of every year, (and also many times throughout) I listen to "Oxygen" by Willy Mason as a New Year’s Anthem. A striped back but powerful assertion of an ideal way of living and breathing, depicted against everyday practice of modern western society. This song offers such a strong motivation as an assertion to rise up and want to be better and “hold up my head with dignity, Proud of a life where to give means more than to take.” 

Its nice to be reminded to what is important. I recommend a listen and I’m sure it will become an all time favourite. 

Willy Mason - Oxygen (Official video)

Big Design Market Wrap

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Bago Studio had another great year at Melbourne’s Big Design Market. I saw an inspiring collection of the best artisan crafters and designers around and even splashed out on a very cool ice-cream scoop. As always it's was great to see the huge support for local design and the tribes of the Melbourne design/art scene supporting their favourites.

Thank you to all my loyal customers who paid me a visit, it was my highlight chatting about your cycling adventures and to meet you in person. 

The Big Design Market 2014

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Wondering where you can spy our new range, try and buy or just say hello?

Bago Studio will be part of this years Big Design Market on December 5/6/7.

http://thebigdesignmarket.com/

Venue:

Royal Exhibition Building, Nicholson St, 

Carlton Gardens, Melbourne, Australia

Opening Hours:

Friday 5th Dec 10am–9pm

Saturday 6th Dec 10am–7pm

Sunday 7th Dec 10am–5pm 

Admission:

Adults $2

Free for kids 12 and under

Ride On Magazine features Bago Studio in Velo Chic article

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In this months Ride On magazine 'Margot McGovern finds casual clothes for the discerning everyday rider' in an enlightening Velo Chic article featuring Bago Studio's vibrant racer back dress. Thanks to Margot and Ride On for this awesome write up. 

Ride On supports and informs cycle networks across Australia for everyone from the beginner rider to the regular roadie. This great cycle magazine comes free with any Bicycle Queensland, Victoria Bicycle networkBicycling Western Australia and Bicycle Tasmania and membership.