Collaboration and Celebration with Violet Gray


In recent months, whenever I’ve had the pleasure of catching up with my beautiful friend Alex, she’ll inevitably end up crouched down in front of me, both hands — and possibly a cheek — placed lovingly on my pregnant belly, a smile on her face and her eyes aglow as she coos at my little lion cub.

You can’t help but be buoyed by this woman’s love for life and the people in it. These acts of expression and connection and demonstrative tenderness seem to come as naturally to her as breathing.

She’s heart and soul and magic, in human form.

And it’s that same spirit that has woven its way into the fabric of her intentional jewellery brand, Violet Gray

Co-piloted with her gorgeous sis Frances, Violet Gray is a brand thoughtfully constructed on the ideals of generosity, authenticity, instinct, sisterhood, community and meaningful creation — which happen to be the very ideals I endeavour to fuse into my own work in the world.

With that in mind, then, you can betcha it’s an exciting day ’round these parts as I’m THRILLED to announce I’m now a proud Violet Gray brand ambassador!

Before I tell you why this is great news for YOU too, let me share just a little about why I adore VG, shall I? 


Firstly, these pieces are MADE WITH MEANING. Which is hugely important to me, and I’m going to go out on a limb and say since you’re hanging around here, is an important factor for you too.

As I’ve gotten older, and hopefully a touch wiser, I’ve found that owning lots of ‘stuff’ no longer holds any appeal.

I search for quality over quantity. I value the intention behind an object, and I want the things I adorn my body with to be a reminder.. which is why I go so mad for the VG chakra range.

When I’m sitting down for a big writing sesh, or getting ready to speak on stage — I pop on my throat chakra charm to invite in clear communication and creative self-expression.

When I’m meditating, you’ll find me wearing my third eye charm for spiritual (in)sight, or my crown chakra charm to remind me of my connection to the divine.

When I’m in launch mode — a notoriously ‘heady’ time — you’ll most likely see me with a base chakra charm hanging around my neck for grounding and stability.

I also wear ‘Guided Grace,’ a charoite ring, on my finger to usher in flow and ease, and you guessed it, GRACE.


Now, the bit you’re going to love. 

As a celebration of our ‘coming together,’ for the next seven days until Tuesday 30 June, In Spaces Between readers will receive 10% off the entire Violet Gray range * excluding sale pieces.

If you’ve had your eye on one of these beauties for yourself, or if you’ve got a friend/ sister/ loved one with a special birthday or event coming up, now is the time!

:: All you’ve gotta do is ::

Click this link to comb through the site.

+ Then enter the code rachlove at the checkout to receive your discount.

Easy as that.


Tell me, are you the proud owner of a Violet Gray piece already?

If so, which one? Do you wear it to remind you of an intention or energy you want to embody? (your reasons might just help someone else pick their treasure!)

Photos by Tegan McVey

On My (Birthday) Wishlist!

It’s my birthday on the 23rd (next Wednesday, yippee!) and I’ve been asked numerous times by my man and my mother what I want, so I thought I’d help them out with a bit of an inspiration post.

What I actually really want is a new logo and web design but it’s quite far down the list of priorities at the moment, so above are some of the other goodies I’ve got my eye on.

You’ll notice there are no books on there, and the reason for this is I’ve been going CRAZY lately on the Book Depository – to the point where I can’t even remember how many I’ve ordered in the past week, which is slightly ridiculous. Fair to say I’m “well stocked up.” I also left clothing off this list as I plan on publishing a separate summer style post very soon.

1 // Tigerlily Euva Beach Towel – I’ve been using our regular bathroom towels down at the beach lately and they really don’t cut it. I love the simplicity of this Tigerlily one and I’m also a huge fan of the fringing. Win all round.

2 // Mezi Aaliyah necklace  – My love affair with statement necklaces continues. This one from new store Mezi is a show-stopper! Would be perfect with a plain black dress/ top.

3 // Alexander Wang Prisma Biker Calf Hair Wallet – Love Wang, love this wallet. Hot.

4 // 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Messenger – Sigh. I’m majorly in love with the Pashli. Stunning.

5 // Kora Exfoliating Cream – Will I magically start looking like Miranda Kerr if I use this exfoliant?

6 // St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur – Yum. Perfect for summer cocktails in the afternoon sun.

7 // Topshop Leather Satchel – A more affordable alternative to the Phillip Lim messenger.

8 // Quiksilver Campfire Beach Blanket – Summer means plenty of picnics in the park, so I have no doubt this cute tribal print blanket will get whipped out on a regular basis.

9 // Peeptoe Goddess Isis Necklace – Again with the statement necklace love.

10 // She Sits By The Sea Shore Vintage Oil and Vinegar Bottles – I’m pretty lucky when it comes to op shop scores but there are some rarities that never seem to pop up, like these babies.

11 // Low Luv Triple Crystal Cocktail Ring and Large Pyrite Ring from Molten Store – Cool finger candy.

12 // Vintage globe – I’m obsessed with globes and have always wanted a vintage style one for my desk.

13 // Miles of Light 2012 Calendar and Rifle Paper Co. 2012 Calendar – Pretty paper goods for the New Year.

+ What about you, what are you currently coveting? I love a sneaky peek at other people’s wishlists so share below what you’re saving your pennies for!

Currently Coveting: Statement Necklaces


I’m not much of an earring wearer (for some reason, I always feel too dressed up when I put earrings on… very strange!) but I absolutely love a statement necklace. They’re definitely having their moment in the spotlight and there’s everything from the affordable “wear-a-few-times-then-forget-about-it” styles out there to the investment pieces that you’ll cherish for years to come.

I love pairing a statement necklace with a block colour dress for going out or with a plain shirt/ tee/ singlet for work to dress up a relatively low-key look.

If you’re a fan too…

Make a statement with an attention-grabbing necklace from: 

1. My Wardrobe2. Off the Runway
3. Samantha Wills
4. Urban Outfitters
5. Alegorie
6. Diva
7. Sportsgirl
8. Topshop
9. ManiaMania  
10. Mimco

+ QUESTION: If you could only wear one piece of jewellery (well two, if your choice is earrings!), what would it be?

Images: 1. Haute Design 2. Fashion Confidentials  3. Fashion Confidentials 4. Berlin Street Style 5, 6. High Snobette 7. FrockShop 8. Anthropologie & Paperlime 9. Langoliers NYC 10. Olivia Palermo the Socialite 11, 12. MOLTEN store 13. Fenton 14. Samantha Wills