Introducing our New Leather Essentials with Street Smith

kikki.K + Street Smith

Get ready to embrace this season’s must-have shades with our newest Leather Essentials Collection, featuring classic accessories and stationery, perfect for taking on-the-go.  Embrace form and function in must-have shades including navy, lilac, mint and more. To celebrate the launch , we asked the inspiring Liz Sunshine (Street Smith) to shoot them on the streets of Melbourne.

We caught up with Liz to find out more about one of our favourite photographers…

kikki.K + Street Smith

Can you tell us a little about how you got started as a photographer?
I became a photographer in 2010 – because I couldn’t paint, had no attention span for making clothing and needed to be part of a creative field. Photography was something I was introduced to in my late teenage years and I loved for it’s instant gratification, even though I was working in film (not digital) at the time.

I fell into shooting street style when commissioned by a brand to create content for their then Blog/Instagram in 2012 and in that same year started Street Smith. I quickly became obsessed with being outdoors, working with natural light and increasingly curious about the concept of photographing strangers, which I started to do on a daily basis, as well as continuing to create content for brands.

kikki.K + Street Smith

kikki.K + Street Smith

What’s your favourite piece from the new collection and why?
The envelope clutch. I will often take a small clutch with a wrist strap to an event so I can keep have two hands free to use my camera.

What’s a styling tip or trend you think will be huge this year?
I think colour blocking will continue to be a strong trend for 2018. Colour makes such a statement, especially when your clothes, shoes and accessories are all in the same shade.

kikki.K + Street Smith

What’s an organisation tip you swear by?
Pre-planning. I write lists of everything I need to pack for a shoot day and make sure I’m packed the night before. When I’m not working for a client I break my day down into smaller increments on my calendar and assign tasks so I stay productive and get a lot out of my day.

What’s a dream that you’d still love to achieve?
I have so many dreams I would still like to achieve, I’m really only just getting started, but right now I’m working towards being a recognised documentary portrait photographer within the fashion industry. Not a far stretch from where I am, but one that gives a completely different meaning to my imagery.

Be inspired to take your look to the streets with our new Leather Essentials.

How to Set up your Desk – 3 Ways

No matter what you want to achieve this year, having the perfect desk set-up will help you achieve even the biggest goals. Our physical environments can do so much to affect our mood and productivity. That’s why we wanted to share three ideas for setting up your work space, each relating back to a specific goal!

3 Desk Ideas | Black Desk Look

1. For achieving great things

If you want to achieve greatness, you have to be willing ask questions and step outside your comfort zone. A life of your dreams can be made a reality but it takes hours of hard work, dedication and self-evaluation to get there.

Motivating tools like our Goals Journal and Bucket List Book will inspire you to dream big and put an action plan in place. The monochrome palette also oozes style and sophistication and will keep you calm and focused.

3 Desk Ideas | Pastel Desk Look

2. For living with greater energy

A fresh new year calls for a refreshed workspace. Soft pastels with a touch of bling will have you feeling energised all day. Discover the benefits that come from making your health and wellness a priority with our Exhausted To Energised Journal. Designed in collaboration with nutritional biochemist, author and speaker, Dr Libby Weaver, to be used alongside her book, Exhausted to Energized, discover tips, trackers and activities to help you live your best life.

Other pieces from our new collection will also help you approach each day with boundless energy and positivity. Set priorities and find balance with our Daily Notes Pad and boost your confidence levels with Weekly Affirmation Cards.

3 Desk Looks | Cute Desk for Students

3. For students

Great organising and note-taking skills are essential to learning. There is so much you can do to set yourself up for success this school year. Ensure you have a notebook for each school subject and learn to listen actively,  taking clear, concise notes while doing so.

Get into the habit of setting priorities each week and make the most of every hour of study. Our Study Planner is perfect for helping you keep track of deadlines, manage your schedule and set goals for the school year.

We hope these ideas help you set up the perfect work space for your life. Be sure to share your ideas with #kikkiKLove.

How to Decorate your kikki.K Cute Planner

We think this adorable planner might just be our cutest yet. With hand stitched details and pops of colour, it’s perfect for brightening up your workspace. So we thought we’d share these fun styling and decoration ideas to help you get even more fun out of yours.

You’ll need…

Cute Time Planner
Paper Lover’s Book
Planner Lover’s Kit
A5 To Do List
Mini Week Planner
Conversation Starters
Bulldog Clips
Erasers
Key Ring
Adhesive Notes
Magnetic Page Markers
Stationery Case
Slim Ballpoint Pens

1. Set up your Front Cover
We love having our favourite stationery in one neat place and ready to go. We used a plastic pocket from our Planner Lover’s Kit to create a simple pencil case to store pens and little stationery pieces. Of course, we couldn’t resist adding a roller skate Key Ring as a planner charm.

kikki.K Cute Planner

2. See your week at a glance
By adding a Mini Weekly Planner Pad to the front pocket, you’re easily able to see your week at a glance. Write down 1 or 2 important activities or reminders for each day – for example if you have an early start one day or need to pack your gym kit the next.

3. Set up your Calendar Pages
Your Calendar Pages are designed to help you manage your schedule in more detail. Use stickers to mark important dates and add a Magnetic Page Marker to make using your calendar even easier. Be sure to add cute quotes to inspire you each day.

How to decorate your kikki.K cute planner

4. Add a To Do List
Writing out a to do list each day can do so much to help you prioritise and work effectively. We used our To Do List Pad to create a quick to do list that can be moved to any page or section. Simply attach with a Bulldog Clip.

5. Make time for fun
Your planner should inspire and motivate you each day. With that in mind, we created a DIY Envelope from our Paper Lover’s Book and added in some Conversation Starters. These are amazing little tools to spark conversations with your friends and family. Use them to explore new ideas and share the inspiration.

We really hope these ideas inspire you to get the most out of your planner. Don’t forget to share your set up with us using #kikkiKPlannerLove on social media. We surprise our favourite each month with a special treat!

Discover our Cute Collection here.