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  • slim aarons

    We thought we’d introduce you to one of our all-time favourite photographers, Slim Aarons.. THE MAN! Born and raised in New York in 1912 he was regarded as one of the most influential magazine photographers of his time. Aarons enlisted in the US army at 18 years old as a war photographer, later serving as a combat photographer in World War II and earning a Purple Heart, he quickly learnt that the only beach worth landing on was one “decorated with beautiful, seminude girls tanning in a tranquil sun.”

    Having moved to Hollywood California after the war and becoming a personality himself, he began photographing the more superficial things in life “attractive people doing attractive things in attractive places.” “I knew everyone,” he said in an interview with The Independent in 2002. He photographed socialites, jet-setters, the rich & famous, nobles and celebrities, usually in their own lavish settings, and he never used a stylist, or a makeup artist. His ability to portray the people he photographed in a positive light meant he was welcomed at these high-society gatherings for this reason. I knew everyone, they invited me to their parties as they knew that I would not cause them any harm”. “I was one of them”.

    Keep Your Cool  | Acapulco | 1978

    Eden Roc Chat  |  Antibes France  |  1976 

    Cat-Shaped Pool  |  Miami  | 1955

    Armando’s Beach Club  |  Acapulco  Mexico  | 1975

    Catherine Wilke – 1980  |  Underwater Drink – Acapulco Mexico – 1972

    What we love most about his work; peeking into the luxurious homes, pool areas and backyards of some of the most famous and glamorous celebrities and notables over the years, you’re left wondering what it would have been like to be apart of their opulent and extravagant worlds.

    Acapulco Villa 1968

    El Venero  |  Marbella Spain  |  1971 

    Eleuthera Pool Party  |  Bahamas  | 1970 

    Kaufman House | Palm Springs | 1970 

    Penthouse Pool  |  Athens  | 1961

    Villa Bodecia

    Eden Roc Pool – Antibes France 1976  |  Pool At Las Brisas – Acapulco Mexico – 1972 

    Flinstone Home  |  Arizona  |  1973

    Yacht Holiday

     To get a little piece of Slim in your home, you can purchase one of his incredible books HERE – definite coffee table must!

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  • Dos Ombré | the village markets 21.04.13

    the village markets

    If you weren’t able to make it to The Village Markets on 21st April, here’s a little peek at what our first ever pop-up store looked like. It was such a fun day, and had so many faces drop by to say hello. Thanks again so much to everyone who was able to come, we really appreciate all the support!!

    We look forward to our next market day POP-UP in the near future  xx :)

     

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  • Daft Punk - Get Lucky

    get lucky

    CANNOT get enough of the new Daft Punk song featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers – its on REPEAT!!

    Enjoy | Repeat | Enjoy | Repeat | Enjoy | Repeat | Enjoy

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  • Dos Ombré Village Markets

    P O P – U P – S T O R E ! !

    { THIS SUNDAY 21ST APRIL 8AM – 1PM }

    If you live in the Gold Coast area, we are super excited to announce, we will be at the THE VILLAGE MARKETS  with our first ever POP-UP STORE, so please come by and say hello. We have heaps of new goodies on show, and finally be able to touch and feel our amazing products. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE  xx :)

    The Village Markets are located at Burleigh Heads State School Oval or Lower Gold Coast Highway Burleigh Heads, access via Lower Gold Coast Highway or Acanthus Avenue.

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  • kelsey brookes

    Absolutely loving KELSEY BROOKES !!!!  A former scientist now artist, Kelsey now calls San Diego home, where he creates these magically psychedelic pieces like no other. Personally we find these incredibly inspiring and would love to one day have our very own piece in our home. These are just a few of the many pieces we are slightly obsessed about. Love love love, it all *

    WATCH Kelsey Brookes – Like Knows Like from Like Knows Like enjoy *****

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  • the bells wedding

    A couple of weeks ago we flew to Bali to attend the wedding of two very close friends of ours, Sophie + Michael Bell. These 2 have been in our lives for many years now and we couldn’t have been more elated to be celebrating this very special day with them both, and in one of the most incredible locations on the planet. Not only were we guests at this spectacular and lavish wedding, but a hint of Dos Ombré was featured throughout the day.

    Destination weddings are a favourite of ours as we get to travel away to exotic locations with our nearest and dearest family and friends, celebrating the love of the beautiful couple getting married, while relaxing, holidaying and catching up with people we haven’t seen in a long time. The week of the wedding was jam packed full of celebrations (Bucks + Hens), sunshine, Bintangs, rehearsals, laughter, dinners, dancing and tears… but most of all, LOVE. So much love! These 2 built a solid friendship over the years before becoming lovers, and we were lucky enough to join them on this whirlwind romance, leading to their beautiful wedding day.

    The wedding took place at Villa Latitude on top of a cliff at Ungasan Uluwatu, with stunning views and an extremely loved up pair. This day was definitely one to remember, going well into the early hours of the following morning.

    the bells wedding | all above photos were taken by the very talented  ALI MITTON  xx

    That was just a few of our favourite photos from this incredible day!

    You can find more of Sophie + Michael Bell’s wedding on PEPPA HART  xxx :)

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  • vauxlair

    Insight into creative homes with unique style. VAUXLAIR is a photographic sneak peak of some pretty eye friendly and artistic decor + home inspiration the plenty. Great time waster, but full of awesome imagery – { enjoy } xx

    for more visit  VAUXLAIR – for full stories :)

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  • in spaces between

    The amazing Rachel MacDonald has featured Dos Ombré on her beautiful blog, IN SPACES BETWEEN!! If you are unfamiliar with her delightful blog, do yourself a favor and check it out. Bursting with bright and cheerful insight to blissful + positive living, ‘ a hit of happiness’ and has become the go-to for juicy inspiration, confidence building and mindset shifting.

    for the full story click here

    IN RAINBOWS BLANKET

    Thank you Rachel for your kind words, so happy to see Dos Ombré so proudly in your home :) xx

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  • Dos Ombré at Coachella

    west coast

    With COACHELLA fast approaching we find ourselves reminiscing of previous adventures to the West Coast, USA.

    We’re dreaming of sunshine, palm trees, cali breeze, Mexican food, sandy toes, RV’s, road trips, live music, Highway One, Big Sur, desert heat, cheap motels, palm springs, hotdogs, boardwalks, thrift stores, In & Out, good tunes, great friends & dreamy sunsets.

    If you’re lucky enough to be heading over this year, stay cool and have fun :) Peace + Love | Dos Ombré HQ xxox

    COASTER | LA – SAN DIEGO

    SANTA MONICA | LEMONADE STAND | REDONDO | VENICE BEACH

    MEXICAN FOOD

    COACHELLA 2010

    COACHELLA INSTALLATION 2010

    SANTA MONICA LIBRARY | GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE | LA PALMS | BIG SUR

    BIG SUR | HIGHWAY ONE

    HIGHWAY ONE | SAN FRANCISCO – LA

    LA JOLLA | CALIFORNIA

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  • Lets Get Tropical at Dos Ombré

    together forever

    We are super duper excited to be heading to Bali, to be apart of a very special day for two dear friends! So happy for you both xx

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