This styled party is full of colour, fun and summery goodness! To celebrate the start of the warmer months here in Australia, Lark Store teamed up with some of their favourite creative types to put together this super sweet poolside affair.

The informal party was held in Melbourne at the home of Amanda Edwards from party ware store, We Love Sundays.

And the inspiration for this rainbow poolside do? Allison of Lark Store says, ‘one of our key launches this year is a new party collection we collaborated on with Amanda and Melbourne artist Kitiya Palaskas, so we made Kitiya’s colourful, iconic summer imagery the focus of our little party.’

She adds, ‘we put a call-out for a group of our local customers to come to the party and be in a fun photo shoot. We picked four ladies—Kylie, Kit, Victoria and Meg—and let them loose with pool floats, piñatas and party food!’

Natalie from Electric Confetti made the incredible neon lights and, Nicci from Frosting by Nicci, created a stunning cake and cookies inspired by Kitiya’s artwork.

Allison adds, ‘it was so much fun collaborating with this awesome group of ladies, as we are all lovers of colourful, retro design. Also, Matt from Hails and Shine was our first choice of photographer as his laid-back style perfectly suited the mood of this event.’

Now, chill out, and enjoy this summery shoot!blog_styledshoot_larkhailsandshine_24blog_styledshoot_larkhailsandshine_08
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