So a few months ago, I was standing on a street corner (wait! This story gets better, I promise 😝), when I looked up at the building opposite me and saw - on the top floor - the most magical-looking room. I could see racks. FABRICS. Beautiful-looking antiques. CLOTHING. I was in *awe*. I stood there until I realised, eventually, that there was someone inside looking back at me (and probably wondering who the heck the strange-looking weirdo gawking into their window was 😂🙈😅), but I often wondered afterwards what it was that I’d seen, and of all places, in Whakatane (🙀).
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Well. It turns out that it was Toast Clothing Studio (the penny dropped when I spotted @toastclothingstudio on Instagram a wee while ago!), a studio selling - and making - swoon-worthy, gorgeous and *completely* unique women’s clothing. What a dream! (And did I mention that there are plus-sized pieces?! I mean...! 😍)
I toddled along to @toastclothingstudio’s open day today, and was totally blown away by not only how divine the items were in person, but also, how lovely Toast’s owner - the delightful Rhiannon - was. She was REAL. (How great are people who skip the small talk and delve straight into the big, meaty stuff?!) Warm. Kind. And, um, she was wearing a dress covered in shrimp, glimmering, gold eyeshadow, and sun-coloured tassel earrings, so you can probably imagine how awesome she was for yourself! 🍤❤️☀️
Thank-you for letting me in your store today Rhiannon, and for being so incredibly sweet. And if you’re not already following the amazing @toastclothingstudio already... you *definitely* should!