Mood: You

Sunset, Shadows & Sea Mist


It’s hard to not be inspired living in Byron Bay, the beauty that exists in this little town is overwhelming. Its beaches, the landscape, creative and talented people, it’s no wonder thousands of people flock to this area year after year… Magical things just seem to happen here.

Here at Republic of You headquarters, ideas have been flowing in abundance. Feeling inspired, we dreamed up a luxurious washed-up beach shoot to showcase some of our favourite designs. With the help of some very talented people, our dreams quickly became reality.

We called upon Byron Bay’s ‘it girl’ when it comes to fashion shoots, self-confessed ocean dwelling, free spirited gypsy photographer Carly Brown. We also struck some serious gold in selecting our model for the shoot. Bulgarian born, first-time model and super babe Niki Gelagotis, blew us away with the ease at which she graciously rolled around in the sand looking glamorous.

On a near perfect Autumn afternoon, we trekked to a secret location where long stretches of white sandy beaches abounded. That afternoon we dined out on a delicious sunset, shadows and sea-mist.

This is the magic we created… We just couldn’t wait to share it with you! x

Our shoot featured the following items you can purchase from on our website:

Be Seen in Green

Mr Hendrix is kicking it in some seriously psychedelic threads.
‘Be Seen in Green’… If Jimi can do it, you can too!

 We feel your vibe today Jimi!

Our glass beaded necklace &/or wrist-wraps come in 15 different colours and are available online. $49.00

Discover your wings and fly away with our Urban Angel necklace.

$99.00 Available online

She Stole Sea Shells by the Sea Shore

With the end of Summer rapidly approaching, we tend to grasp it with our two hands for as long as we possibly can.

‘She Stole Sea Shells’ is one of our favourite ocean inspired pieces handcrafted in our Byron Bay studio.

Available online and packaged beautifully in a hard covered black box… this is a truly gorgeous piece for self or a loved one.

AUD $99.00
FREE SHIPPING throughout Australia for a limited time.  


Be Your Own Valentine

With Valentines Day just a hop skip and a fluttering heartbeat away, this last week has had me thinking a lot about that loaded four letter word – love.

Being a single woman rapidly approaching 40, I felt a little uncomfortable with the idea of dishing out dating advice or sharing my somewhat limited ponderings on love, so instead I’ve decided to share with you what I have found to be one of the most fundamental lessons when it comes to love…

In the past when I found myself crying into a cup of organic cocoa over the guy I swore was going to be the one… I would scrutinize at which exact point I lost myself in the relationship. Generally, the answer would be “in the first 0.3256 seconds”… and in that moment I would remind myself the next relationship I was to embark on, would be one with self. Continue Reading →

Introducing our NEW Africana inspired neckpiece titled ‘Zulu Woman’ – AUD $299
(Available in blue, black, brown, yellow, red and natural.)
 Each neckpiece is individually handcrafted in our Byron Bay studio, and features hand-cut kangaroo hide leather tassels, cowry shells from East Timor and ghungaroo bell beads from the Banjara People of Northern India.
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When nothing seems to be going right... 
Go left.

“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Nurturing Creativity

Creativity takes shape in so many forms, its facets seem endless from painting to photography, cooking to jewellery design, floristry to music, hairdressing to writing, and architecture to landscaping. Creativity is something, which enriches the soul and brings purpose and meaning to our lives. Continue Reading →

The best dieting advice we have come across all year!
Recipe for health and happiness...
fear·less [feer-lis] - adj: 

Fearless is not the absence of fear. It’s not being completely unafraid. Fearless is having fears, having doubts. Lots of them. Fearless is living in spite of those things that scare you to death. Fearless is falling madly in love again, even though you’ve been hurt before. Fearless is getting back up and fighting for what you want over and over again… even though every time you’ve tried before, you’ve lost. It’s fearless to have faith that someday things will change.
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try and try again." - William Edward Hickson
Sometimes all you can do is love them back to life.
The art of giving and receiving love… It’s simple really!

A Lesson in Smashing Plates


Grab a plate and throw it on the ground.

-  Okay, done.

 Did it break?

 -       Yes.

 Now say sorry to it.

 -       Sorry.

 Did it go back to the way it was before?

 -       No.

 Do you understand?



It’s the little things that count.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
- Henry David Thoreau

Sometimes when everything looks dark, you find a small sign of hope that keeps you going.

“We dont stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.”
– George Bernard Shaw