Sew Is Life

Sew is Life is written by E. It is a little space of blogging bliss inspired by art, design, craft, fashion, beauty and wellness. Based in Perth, Western Australia. Read about the daily ramblings of me being a mother of three and wife to an amazing creative man. The second me makes fresh skincare at SELF Organics. These are my stories sewn together with love.


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It’s back! The Vogue Online Shopping night is on again, it all starts today at noon. Have you been checking out the Vogue website to keep an eye on your favourites and book marked your top shopping sites?

Sadly I will be at my work desk, but hopefully during my lunch break I can squizz out the specials on my smart phone. Or by the time I knock off I’ll be plonking myself in front of the laptop with a warm cuppa ahh…. The event runs from 12pm to 12am, so there is ample time to look and pick up some early Christmas bargains for friends, family or yourself!

You may also want to keep updated with what’s happening on social media by using the hashtag #VOSN and share the purchases you have made via Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. I would love to hear about your buys!

This is a great way to support Aussie brands too and I’m so happy that Etsy Australia has also jumped on board…because you too can support handmade from our local creatives!

And here are some offers that I shall be spying on today:


RY.com.au - spend $59 get a $10 voucher, free shipping, Plus One redken duo gift per customer for the first 50 customers only. Use code 'VOSN'


Activeskin - get 10% off, use code VOSN13’ and receive a dermalogica gift pack if you spend over $100 (but use codefree VOSN gift’)!

Nourished Life (Organic beauty store) - 10% off storewide with code 'VOGUE'

milkandco.com.au - 50% off (excludes shipping) use code ‘VOGUE13’



Eclektica.com - 30% off with the promo code 'VOGUETTE' and free shipping


missmoncur.com - 25% off with promo code ‘VOGUE’, first 50 shoppers will receive 15% off all purchases


Etsy.com - 20% off all VOSN retailers, use promo code ‘VOGUE’. Look out for Loliette who is owned by one of my mates from high school. She makes killer ballet flats. 



Ambrosia Candles - 15% off all items and a free candle for the first 15 orders over $30 and use the code ‘VOSN13’

Dinosaur Designs

- A complimentary Wishbone bangle, valued at $55 will be given to every customer who spends $200 or more in one transaction.
- Spend $500 or more in one transaction and receive a complimentary set of three Wishbone bangles valued at $165.


It’s such a great line up this Summer, so many new and upcoming retailers joining in. Oh-no watch out wallet!

Will you be buying anything during VOSN? What have you got on your list?

Have fun lovelies and login and have a say on social media by using the hashtag #VOSN. Everytime VOSN buzzes like a huge virtual marketplace and trens on twitter. I’ve always have fond memories of my time on VOSN.

I’ll see you there or maybe at ‘Shoppaholics Anonymous’ ;)

E x

It’s BACK! It’s that time of year again where Vogue offers the best of fashion and shopping in one night! It will take place today 19th June 2013 at midday to midnight EST.

The year 2013 sees a lot of new online retailers jump on board with some very special one night offers for keen shoppers to grab a stylish bargain.

All you have to do is shop as these retailer websites during the allotted time and remember to use those promo codes!

With my first day back to work, I think I deserve a little reward…it’s not pay day. But it soon will be! :) Check out my favourite picks. This is the time of year to invest in some classic/timeless pieces that will see you through the seasons:

The Iconic (Fashion Apparel & Accessories)

A further 20% off all stock - including all sale items

Enter code VOSN20P (on orders over $69)

Frockaholics (Fashion Apparel & accessories)

Take a further 20% off all already reduced stock and save up to 60% off your VOSN purchase. Enter the code VOSN20 at the checkout to redeem.
From 6pm-9pm on June 19: access our Secret Flash Sale using the password vosn _flash. Everything priced at $49, $79, $99 and $149. Further reductions on Flash Sale not permitted.

20% off site wide

Another Love (Fashion Apparel)

Enter the code VOGUE at the checkout to redeem this offer on June 19.

Aveda (Hair care)

- Free Volumizing Styling gift 
- Free shipping at Aveda.com.au

Help hair reach full potential with your Free Volumizing Styling Gift, valued at $29.95, with any purchase of $65 or more at Aveda.com.au. 
Gift includes: Pure Abundance™ Style Prep 40ml, Phomollient™ 50ml, Control force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray 50 ml.

Enter the code VOGUE at the checkout to redeem this offer on June 19. 

Najo (Jewellery)

- 30% off everythig at najo.com.au
- Free shipping on all orders Australia wide
- $20 voucher when you spend $100 
- $20 voucher + a free leather Rapture bracelet valued at $69 when you spend over $150


She’s Electric (Fashion Apparel & Accessories)

 40% off all full priced stock online
- All orders over $200 will receive a free necklace, valued at $49.95
- Complimentary overnight shipping on all orders

Hope you pick up something to spoil yourself or a fellow female friend. Let me know if you do find a bargain :)

E x


Not long to go now!! Only 4 more days till an online shopper’s dream will come to life once again. I have blogged about Vogue’s Online Shopping Night (VOSN) before over here. Truth be told, ever since that fateful September 2011 night…(and they have also held a Christmas special in November 2011) I have been hanging out for when the next BIG one would be. And now it is back and better than ever!

It is basically a fun night IN where lovers of quality fashion, come to check out beauty and fashion items at one-time only prices and even competition junkies come along to win a prize or two. This is the forum where fashionistas (in their jammies, hidden under their doonas) and online retailers from Australia and around the world come together and celebrate fashion & beauty with unbelievable discounts for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Most retailers offer free shipping, so you don’t need to step into a store.

Check out what all the fuss is about on the Vogue Australia website here

Check out the participating retailers for VOSN here

Here are some of my picks for the night and their special offers:

LIFEwithBIRD (for fashion apparel and accessories)- 20% off all stock, plus make a purchase and go in the running to win a $500 voucher

StyleSofia (for fashion apparel and accessories) - Be one of the first 20 customers to make a purchase and receive a Vogue Party Pack; enter to win a Vogue Travel Pack including a limited edition Diana F+ camera by joining Stylesofia on Facebook; plus, free shipping on all orders.

Dionna Headpiece

Frockaholics (For all your fav brands fashion apparel) - Enter “VOSN20” at checkout and receive 20 per cent off sale stock; be one of the first 30 people to spend $500 or more and receive a $50 voucher; sign up to the mailing list and receive a $15 voucher to spend on spring/summer stock; plus, free express shipping on all orders.

Eclektica (for stunning jewellery pieces) - Enter “VOGUE30” to receive 30 per cent off all stock; plus, free shipping on all orders.

Gorman (for bright fashion apparel and accessories) - 25 per cent off all stock; free shipping on all orders; plus, go in the running to win a pair of limited edition Hans Wegner Cigar chairs upholstered in an exclusive Gorman print valued at $6,500.

Triangle Bracelet

La Prarie (premium skincare) - Purchase any skincare product at www.laprairie.com.au and receive a La Prairie gift pack valued at $198; plus, a $50 gift voucher to spend with your next online purchase. Gift pack contains a Cellular Cleansing Water Eyes Face 60ml, Hydra Lift Firming Mask 15ml, Anti-Aging Day Cream 15ml and a Silver La Prairie cosmetics bag. Total gift valued at $248. Simply enter “VOGUE” at the checkout to redeem your gift.

Anti-Aging Anti-Wrinkle Eye Line Filler

Jack London (something for the Man) - 25 per cent off all stock.

Styvesvant Coat

Will you be in front of your computer, laptop, iPad, iPhone this June 20th? What specials have enticed you?

Happy E-Shopping!

E x

What a kind gesture for Vogue Australia to host an Online Shopping event for online shopaholics on June 8th during the wet and rainy season. It is like Fashion’s Night Out without walking in heels down a red carpet, but in the comfort of your own home, sitting in front of your laptop in ugg boots and jammies. Judging from all the activity on Twitter it sounded like Vogue had a successful first online shopping night, so I hope there will be more to come!

But what comes with online shopping is the patience of receiving the goods. I have developed this sense of anticipation for quite some time now. It is worth it in the end when you scored a bargain with item + shipping equaling less than what you paid in the stores. Not to mention the amazing competitions that several retailers were running during the event!

While shopping at Napoleon Perdis, I was one of the first 80 shoppers to snap up their Deco Deluxe Lip Gloss. A limited edition set of gorgeous, glimmering, lip smacking lippies that I was so surprised to receive in the mail with my Palette Patrol. I swear all the lip glosses that have gone astray in the last four years amaze me, they have ended up in the car, in my hand bag, in the other hand bag, in the nappy bag, in the jacket I wore last Winter and so on. I hope to take care of this set of pretties to last me a while.

Deco Deluxe Lip Gloss


Napoleon Perdis Palette Patrol

On VOSN I stumbled across the StyleSofia shopping website (first time I heard of it!), which I instantly thought “this is a sign” because they have my daughter’s name! And their fashion is fun, feminine, flirty, easy to wear and a price tag that makes me grin like a Cheshire cat. I was also very fortunate to be one of the shoppers that picked up a KustomKix pack with my purchase. I received a Lime Crime lipstick in Retrofuturist,it is the perfect red to suit all skin tones. Ever since then, I have become a fanatical Lime Crime follower! And some goodies from Space Factory, including their nebula scarf and ‘We Believe’ t-shirt.

  Hillarys Boat Harbour

Lime Crime Lipstick in Retrofuturist & Me at Hillarys Boat Harbour wearing a Space Factory Nebula Scarf

I hope you guys make it to the next VOSN, because it was such an exhilarating experience for me (minus the RSI from frantic clicking through sales) and I think anyone who has an eye for a bargain, especially when it comes to fashion, will have a ball. ‘Like’ the Vogue Australia’s Facebook Page or subscribe to their mailing list to keep up to date with their next VOSN. 

On September 8th 2011, Vogue will be hosting their Fashions Night Out around the globe. In Australia, the festivities will be happening in Sydney but keen fashionistas can also participate online. Go to the website to check out more information about the night. Support our Australian designers and local fashion industry! Keep our economy going strong ;)