Five Senses Cocktail Benefit

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Last Thursday night marked the first of two events as part of Mariposa Perfumery’s Five Senses Benefit. The cocktail benefit was a collaborative effort which brought together many local businesses and creatives to raise funds for Cord – a not-for-profit charity that raises funds for those who have been affected by spinal cord injuries.

Held at FIVE bar in Mount Lawley, the event included a fashion parade which featured designs by One Fell Swoop, Empire Rose and Infamous Friends, as well as items from boutiques Zomp and Lulu & I.

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Emma Bergmeier & Pippa McManus


Reyne Lawson, Samuel England, & Kim Simpson

Accompanying the parade was Cord fundraiser’s signature art exhibition and auction concept. With the aim to explore the relationship between scent and visual art, Mariposa approached 10 local artists to produce new works that depict their interpretation of the unique winter scent they were designated. The artists involved were Lauren Pickering, Pippa McManus, Natasha Muhl, Anna McEachran, Joshua Tavener, Rose Church, Lucinda Hill, Natasha Padernilla, Smij Smith and James Giddy – their works were auctioned off on the night.


Mariposa Perfumery’s Bree Taylor



Anna McEachran


Pippa McManus & Christopher Foster


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One Fell Swoop’s Nikolina Ergic & Daniel Romanin


Mariposa Perfumery’s Marco Octaviano & Bree Taylor

The event successfully tantalised all our ‘five senses’ to the nth degree, but what made it even better was that it was all for a very worthy cause. The next event that will complete the Five Senses Benefit is the VIP Degustation Dinner, which will be held at FIVE bar on Friday 7th August. Tickets are still available to purchase at Mariposa Perfumery. For more information on this upcoming event, please click here.




Junya Watanabe faux leather biker, ShopGoh turteneck, Comme des Garçons Shirt pinafore, Issey Miyake bag, Marséll boots

Photos by Part Blue Photography

I have been living in turtlenecks of the plain black or plain white varieties this winter. They are my most worn style top this season. They’re such a classic shape and there is something so chic about them.




PICA is the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. ‘The annual PICA Salon is a contemporary reworking of the traditional Salon, the official exhibition of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris that showed the works of pre-eminent painters of the day.’ Curated by Leigh Robb and Nadia Johnson, this year’s Salon titled ‘Epic Narratives’, features works by 19 local and national artists. The exhibition consists of entirely new works by the artists. The curators described that the word ‘epic’ brings to mind the extreme explorations during the early 20th century and also the adventurers who underwent the journeys. This year, the artists embraced the ‘concept of storytelling to articulate the politics of identity and communicate ideas about history, place and travel.’

‘Epic Narratives’ is a really great opportunity to see the amazing talent of some of Australia’s best artists. This isn’t one to be missed.

The exhibition runs from 5 July – 16 August 2015.

PICA: Perth Cultural Centre, James Street, Northbridge 6003.