You Are My Charon

Hush my darling, hush!

 

Your mouth, love poems on my lips…

subtle metaphors of constellations

under the spell of our embrace emanating

vibrant colours, right before sunset

seductive, as the beds of Coltsfoot.

 

Riding on waves with a love that surge

and swell; sinking ships in turbulent storms

binding our words forever.

 

I am the soft flutter in your chest,

the chill down your spine, the curl

of your mouth when you smile, metaphors

of tenderness, like rays of sunlight

finally kissing the ground.

 

Our love, erythrosine.

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Beyond Auburn’s First Major Sellout – A heartfelt and raw story to Australia’s clothing brand Beyond Auburn.

From the 26th to the 31st January 2017, Beyond Auburn will finally launch its first ever sellout. Disclaimer: Only people living in Australia can participate. (sorry we haven’t gone international yet)… It is filled with all types of exclusive designs at really cheap prices, but there are only a limited stock of each designs! I never really told our story, but rather sugar coated it with prose. I am still not sure whether I can still tell the story to this day, but this is Beyond Auburn, raw, and in my eyes.

People often criticise the start of everything whether it be a relationship, life or the level of wisdom someone has. People hope unrealistically and act wholesomely when every start begins. This is because people love having opportunity, to be better, to grow and just see possibility for themselves. And for that, I do not blame them. But beginnings are often expressed negatively. People always advise that the start of something is never the reality and that giving it time, will tell all its truth. I think there is beauty in being ignorant and unrealistic. No one remembers the ‘reality’ of a relationship, the fights, the emotional rollercoasters; but they remember the cute little moments at the movies that can still seem to wind it all back to those very few moments at the beginning. Why they decided to love each other, in the start. Everything sold in our sellout is a part of that start, all of the reckless decisions, the freedom, and mostly the unpredictability you feel as you decide to drive up and down different states on a 1/4 tank.

Starting off back in 2015, Beyond Auburn flowered in extravagance with ideas and designs to a point they could be fit into retro collections, winter collections and even vintage collections. It was a stage in a relationship where the blues where shifting through the air, ever so strongly. Everyone worked as a team, inspiration flew off the table and fabric was brought. Some parts of me laugh back at the time when the table in the kitchen would be bombarded with paper and laptops and pens, because looking at it now, it is so different. There is nothing on the table, and our pens have gone missing throughout the house. And that very fabric that was once bought out of excitement, have been made into some of the most adorable things ever, yet still sit folded in a drawer that doesn’t get open enough. I’ve come to realise that now as I look back. We were so infused with the idea of hope that we rushed into painting these ideas into reality creating expectations that we couldn’t internally and financially follow up. But in all honesty, I am happy at those very first memories. It showed me the best in people and everyones abilities to work in teams. Without having those bittersweet moments still marinating at the back of me, purpose for Beyond Auburn diminishes. I could say at first, our purpose was to become successful, to establish this business until it could run itself. But now, I am happy to say, Beyond Auburn won’t think of the future. It will just see where it goes. I know it will be rocky, and hard, but sitting on this faint line, while waiting for what God will offer me, doesn’t seem too bad.

I feel though as I should provide a valid reason why I contradict myself when I say these beautiful and handmade garments are going to be available to the public at extremely low prices. I know, you would think, but why she can’t sell that on the website, get justice for its so called high quality and just sell it off at full price. I feel that this is the whole beauty of it.. I sit here in the same place as I was before, stripped of the hope and fluffiness that was once felt before and look ahead at how many people walked away, gave up on this. But picking up the pieces of lost hope, disinterest and frustration left on the floor, are the very reasons why this sellout and everything being sold in it is somewhat going to be bittersweet and of value. Maybe it is my sentimental nature but these items represented a time in life, an experience of being naive and hopeful, but most of all a time where everyone was bursting with fire. I look through these abandoned ideas and feel the passion accumulate within itself. This sellout is so much more than a clearance sale. It is as if every design speaks of a story, a trail of inspiration from a long left thought, no one had the ability to speak. It represents every tint of colour fusing together. I try to sketch these emotions, this paradigm of complications, all the late nights spent fulsomely on sketch designs, but I think in all simplicity,

these garments were loved…

They had hope that encouraged them all they way. So, in all respect i’m happy to announce our first ever sellout after 2 years of launching. And I would like you to be a part of this journey too. If you are interested, visit our Facebook page @ Beyond Auburn for neck peaks on items and recent news on the days leading up to our sellout. You can check out our website for designs that can be available all year around. Make sure to keep your eyes open between the 26th January to the 31st January 2017.

Beyond Auburn honestly can’t wait to let you experience, our story…

With symphonies of love,

– Beep Toot

Play For Me Again

 

There is no music

when your feet are somewhere else:

I struggle to focus on my hypothesis__

the conflict between binary stars

and a future walking towards

its impending doom;

but your words resound deep,in a already

stupefied mind,

to pull up a mirage of a well defined

jawline, masculine shoulders, and a mouth
carved in memory leading me to believe
I had just been kissed,

and

    nothing else matters…

Dress Up With The Best Accessory, You!

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Today the weather was abnormally inspiring. As I woke up contemplating whether I should take photos of little girls in Beyond Auburn wear or just sit at the window pane and read, I looked outside at the vibrant colours of the grass. The wind progressed swiftly and occasionally the trees would sway. My eyes followed the deep colour of the trees and how its branches grew and regrew itself every moment. In some ways, it made me think of how our bodies are microcosmic versions of the globe and its functions, creating and recreating its cells, killing bad bacteria with good bacteria, and manifesting its beautiful parts to itself. Just an extremely large one. So I dressed up a little youngster in a selection of Beyond Auburn clothing, fitting watermelon shoes with frilly bloomers and black canvas shoes with simple bloomers. It amazed me how undeniably every item of clothing counteracted and complimented one another, similar to the nature of life; of how the sun nourishes plants and how our bodies fall asleep during the darkness of night. I wanted to make sure I was highlighting the best facets to her, not what I had perceived to be her best facets, so I tied her hair into pigtails and chased her across the lawn, just managing to grasp the camera… and oh we shared laughter. She ran with all of her will and her hands waved in the air out of excitement. It was creatively enticing to see how each colour and detail, worked together in sync, but it also showed me how the individual person also plays a huge role in defining the beauty of the clothing… It really made me think of how different canvases paint different stories, and how these outfits I compiled together demanded to tell a different story through a different person. For her, she danced a poetic one. Of the gentleness of life and the fragility of childhood. I can’t deny that it was exhausting trying to capture her in the right exact moments all around the lawn, but her authenticity in being an excited child deemed an honour and joy to capture. I haven’t really met my point to this post yet, but I think it is complex for me to express. I guess what I am trying to aim to tell is that although colours and designs seem to work seamlessly well with each other, our bodies, personalities and who we are as people are a factor when it comes to fashion. And how our similarities or differences and features that separate us from another person on a train, are our very own accessories. Although it is important to focus on every detail of what you choose to wear, sometimes the best accessories are already a part of you. Your eyes, mouth, hair, smile. Of course, it sounds cliche that the best thing you can wear is a smile, but in some ways its an accessory people don’t often remember. I realised that as I looked out the window earlier in the day, I saw beauty in everything, because there is a vast spectrum of beauty in the world, and each part of it tells a story, we have not yet discovered.

3 Reasons why your little girls should dress up in Beyond Auburn this Christmas.

ziemassvetku-noskanai-35_largeChristmas is known for bringing people together. It is an event where people share their love to their family and friends and is overall, a time where we conclude the year of all its worst and best memories. In some ways, some families choose to have gatherings, social events and parties. And many choose to dress up in festive colours like red and green. Maybe even white. But everyone immerses in this festivity we call Christmas, no matter what age or gender. This gives you the audience every reason for you to dress your children in Beyond Auburn wear. Because everyone deserves to play and have fun, in style. Here are five reasons why you should head to our site and purchase some exclusive wear…

  1. Beyond Auburn is an Australian handmade brand promising great quality and exquisite clothing made with love. Emphasise the authenticity of Christmas by dressing your little bebe in Australian made clothing. Introduced officially in 2015, Beyond Auburn has really made itself a name for creating good quality content sewn by the creator Julia Blacke herself. Each design is manufactured with precision and a combination of colours, representing its own individual style. Deterring away from the norm in child fashion, this label really sets the expectations for other fashion labels to treat little girls as young women. To design for a miniature and elegant version of women today. esigning around a sophisticated look on little girls, Beyond Auburn works with high quality fabrics and gives little girls justice in the realm of fashion. So, give your girls joy and let them dance in loved and appreciated clothing.
  2.  You get to become a part of a poetic community that plans to pen fairy tales of little girls, and to create a story within each thread. From the day planning for Beyond Auburn started a few years ago, it had never had a clearer intention but to create content with a story, a reason as to why it existed. And taking it a step further, it wanted to pursue this through lines of prose and metaphors, engaging the reader not to only dress their girls cute, funky clothing but bring out that eloquence each women searches for through fashion and apply that to Beyond Auburns clothing. What if your not poetic? Poetry isn’t about being a reader but is a method of communication sharing experiences and memories in the most hidden way. I can guarantee everyone wants to relive their careless child memories. Memories of playing on the playground, chasing friends, and watching Christmas lights for the first time are all things we hold dear to ourselves. This is Beyond Auburns Intention. To communicate to the mother’s their own youthful memories and the young girls, their beauty and wondrous innocence as little women.
  3. It’s a festive season, dress your girls in adorable and unforgettable clothing, everyone can’t help but admire. Christmas is all about having a joyous time with the  people you love. Sometimes, it takes a little effort to make it seem fun…you might have to dress up, put some makeup on or shave. However at most times, all of that effort seems worth it in the end. You get to capture a moment when the whole family looks beautiful and work together to make this one event, a great one. I have to say, I’ve been in your shoes where dressing up little bebes in cute 2 piece suits or Christmas outfits leaving me inspired at the beautiful colours and frills. And it was honestly nice, that some outfits are made with such detail. However sometimes, it just takes a little more effort to make everyone just a tad bit better. Set your girls apart from the majority and dress them in something themselves they’ll see as beautiful. Beyond Auburn is all about painting beauty for the young eyes and allowing them to see prettiness at a young age. It reminds me of one day when I saw a little toddler wearing a tutu twirling happily while brushing her hand at the sequins and mesh. She genuinely felt beautiful that a smile couldn’t escape her face. Kids must know what’s going on… It shows how clothing affects everyone’s mood and overall confidence. It’s probably cliche to say a ‘smile is probably the prettiest thing you can wear’ but it honestly is. To admire and be happy at how beautiful you are, it only makes others admire your confidence. And every woman, big or small, deserves to be admired.

Regardless of what happens on Christmas, we hope you have a really good one. With all the family, food and unimaginable love. 2016 has really been a roller coaster for everyone and in these days leading up to Christmas, we hope you feel excitement and appreciation for how far you and everyone have come this past year.

With boats of smiles,

Beep Toot xxx

 

 

Beyond Auburn’s Bloomer Debut

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Like the flowers you left on my pillow
 to fathom the braids of my hair,
On this auspicious day, my mind drifts
to thoughts of you.

 

November must be the month for Beyond Auburn, with a rise in popularity for the widely known Beyond Auburn bloomers for young girls.

Since last year being a quiet and discouraging year, Beyond Auburn as a label hasn’t reached its fullest potential as most would expect. You see, although extraordinary designs have been created and so much history and passion motivating this line, Beyond Auburn hasn’t been growing okay for a while. Many designs have been scrapped, fabric has been wasted and overall the hope for Beyond Auburn to step onto its own feet, didn’t come to shove. In fact it’s been fragmented in what story it really wants to tell the world. Behind all the contemplation is the creator Julia Blacke herself, trying to find what she visualises for young women. Spending hours creating content that she’d dress on her children herself, it really challenged the expectations placed on fashion throughout the 21st Century. And since she aims for girls to live through ranges of skirts, dresses and jumpsuits, little girls don’t need just clothing to walk around in, but materials and designs that accentuate their true selves which is innocence and purity.

After 2 years of contemplation and scrapping designs in the trash, Beyond Auburn has finally kickstarted in incomprehensible ways. Young babes get to walk around in ruffles bloomers with bows pointing everywhere. And after countless consultations on the brands purpose for young women, many mothers have fallen in love with Blackes elegant yet cheeky interpretation of childhood and youth. Although an official site is in development for the label, it’s sellings have rapidly increased over our online stores.

As shown in the image, we have finally put these ideas into action with our little bebe. Nearly reaching Christmas as we are stepping into December, it feels like a present given to us early. That we get to share this festive season with a success for little children and the franchise as a whole. At Beyond Auburn we wish this for you too. That your little children running around and screaming, live this festive season effortlessly with everyone that they love…

It’s not easy to start from scratch, a genuine and honest company that is invested in the wellbeing of young girls and the overall spectrum of fashion for young babies however, slowly, things are progressing in inexorable ways. Mother’s are happy with purchases from our online stores and the designs are developing its own personal identity. So, this is an appreciation post to Beyond Auburn. For all its countless hours worked, finally paying off.

Beyond Auburn can’t wait for all of mother’s out there to witness the new designs about to hit our own BeepToot blog and online store from next year in 2017. If you have any enquires don’t hesitate to message us here on WordPress or on our personal email at beyondauburn@gmail.com

Don’t worry we are all waiting patiently for bigger and better opportunities that could make your journey with Beyond Auburn splendid, but for now, remember to be good to yourselves these holidays and spend time with your family, in fashion…

With loads of love…

Beep Toot xxx

Are Writers the New Masterminds of Society?

Writers are unpredictable, a debris full of dimension. You could never decode, or grasp onto a trait, because they are full of anything and everything. And they become your friends, through portrayals of paper characters, uniting a world, that once felt alone.

A few nights ago, I looked at a bookshelf that held a vintage lamp, books of literature and travel guides of places I could only dream to visit. As I skimmed past the prefaces of many best selling books of all times,  and the gloss of the book covers, I looked at the roof and felt a sense of reverence. For these writers created stories, extracted by the own fragmented experiences in their lives and had imprinted, a need for people to understand them. Demanding people to understand life through sacrifice, love and existence. In those moments I laid on the comfort of coffee coloured carpet, spreading my arms in a sense of awe, watching my chest contract. And for a moment, I felt alive, a part of the constellations, mixed into a rubble of thoughts, unknown by the people around me.

What is it about a writer, that has the power to evoke emotion? It could be their ability to juxtapose characters or make us jump at unexpected plot twists. Is it the way lines break in between sentences, or where a quote is changed in italics? Maybe it is the sensation of flicking between pages with the tip of your index finger, or the smell of old books, that you walk past in a charity shop. I like miniature worlds, where it could be hidden within oak bookshelves. Presumably because it carries a universe within compacted paper, hidden underneath other stories, experiences. For me, I need to sink into a secretive world, where people wouldn’t invade, and breath, where someone could hear my silent screams. I like collecting different worlds, into a personal library, because I feel like these are the stories of me… And that’s the thing. Writers are never direct, but are people trying to understand themselves, hiding themselves behind protagonists and the characters of stories like us. Similar to readers, both the writer and the reader are a match needing to be heard, as they die to tell something, evoke something that they wish people could understand. It’s a mutual connection between 2 people under a tree, breathing in jasmine and green tea, broken, and patched back together.

In so many ways, writers are the the secrets behind our time, that shape us, represent the darkest parts of us, but also our happiness within all of the darkness. They hide behind the major motion films, and mould our little world, in nature and in all of its destruction. Furthermore, they create a need within you, to need them, immerse yourself in every book. To create stories, no one has the ability to express. But understand unconditionally that we are flawed, imperfected beings that don’t understand life in all of  its complexity. And to relate with someone, connect without having to physically touch, is something bittersweet leaving you with awe that escapes your breath after that last page, every time.

Is Julia Blacke Beep-Tooting Her Way To Success?

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained, you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” – Sun Tzu

Hey! Little munchkins did you see that little reference in the title? Wink Wink!

Julia Blacke, although glimmering unconditionally is a moral benchmark of who we all should be. I don’t highlight the aura or the personal characteristics of her, but the morals she holds as an alter ego. Now, isn’t that a true advantage to understanding success?

Success in itself is unpredictable when it comes to judgement on a global stand. Your disagreement in level to the other thousand scales of disagreement would be endless. For a Tootsy Bootsy like me to not ‘suggest’ but ‘imply’ that Julia Blacke sits on a scale confirmed by every citizen in the world, as someone that is the definition of ‘success’ is certainly a high expectation to fill. In fact, it cannot be measured accurately without everyone’s personal influences becoming factors to take into consideration. So what really do we as an audience define as success?

Success in a nutshell is accomplishment and a sense of fulfillment. For Julia Blacke, I can safely say that her head is accurately screwed in the right position. For the majority like you, watching this screen, as you temporarily step into the knowledge of economics, fashion; or even your friends news-feed, don’t know of her works, let alone her existence. Take a look at her Allpoetry profile status…elite level.

The term ‘free will’ is the ability to choose with freedom and with the belief of no pre-planned future (universal belief). For all the bruises you had on your leg from running in the play ground, was it planned? Or was the tip of a rock coincidentally touching the sole of your shoe? Like a milestone, what if even in the smallest of instances, we follow the path of ‘fate’. This doesn’t degrade the common perspective of ‘creating your own destiny’, but doesn’t it ignite a possibility that we progress in life with an ulterior motive?

Everyone has a motive for their existence and everyone has the right to choose how they want to live their lives. So if our actions are living proof of our control in our lives, we are in charge to guide ourselves towards our dreams. And for that, I believe that our choices we make close previous methods of perception, and open up new doors towards the future.

Julia Blacke, I believe, is one under influence by the rules of destiny. However I think that she is one to control ‘when’ she wants to experience  her ‘happening’. Even if sacrificing time, results in the merits of experience and maturity…success is a long expedition, eternal to one’s expectations…

So, once Julia Blacke steps on to the scale of judgement, does the definition of success become ‘debatable’?