Cocurata are the creators of
artistic clothing, made with maximum quality and this shirt is a prime
reflection of that. The main body of the shirt is a
straight fit made from 100% cotton and boasts a sharp, neat collar and cuffs. On a black background, the main features
of the shirt really stands out – two white sharp lines, that being Cocurata’s
There are two logos on the shirt;
the first sits neatly on the left sleeve, and a larger version sits on the
lower back of the shirt.
The simplicity of this shirt makes
it very wearable, with the finer details creating a slight edge making it
perfect for casual Fridays at work or as a going out shirt on the weekends.
Whether is it dressed up or down, it’s a great wardrobe addition to keep your
can shop this shirt and other pieces by Cocurata in store at our Albert Street
City Store or online here
posted by zoegreen
COCURATA IS AVAILABLE IN BRISBANE AT VIOLENT GREEN ALBERT STREET STORE AND VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE
Sydney based Third Form aims to
create premium garments for the modern day woman, and one of the stand out
pieces is the Restless Slip Dress. This dress is a great take on a
standard slip dress with the thin over all pleats. Featuring spaghetti straps and
a modest cut away down the back, it’s shows just enough skin, leaving the rest
to the imagination.
The dense pleats are highlighted through
the gloss black texture, giving it a great 3D effect. This fabric is exclusive
to Third Form, as it is engineered in-house and is also fully lined. If you’re looking for a modern take
on the little black dress, then look no further; this is the piece every
wardrobe can boast.
this dress and other great garments by Third Form in store at our Albert Street
City store or online here
Hailing from Sydney, Speakeasy Co. makes
100% soy wax candles that smell truly amazing. A Violent Green staff favourite is the salted caramel...we know you aren’t meant to eat
them, but it’s pretty hard not to. We
got together with head honcho, Katie to talk a little bit about the label.
Hey Katie, how are you?
I am extremely well thanks!
Congratulations on a great
collection of candles, they smell so good! Where did you get the ideas
for the scents you used?
The scents came from a lot of messy hours of
experimenting with fragrance oils and then choosing what we liked best.
What made you choose soy wax over
a more traditional wax?
Soy wax is a very clean wax that burns at a much
slower rate so you can enjoy your little folk’s flame and smell for
That's awesome, I didn't know that. The scent of the candles is quite
varied, going from a really decadent Cinnamon and Vanilla to a more subtle
Coconut and Lime. Was this an intentional choice to have such a varied
We wanted the brand to cater for all noses. We also
tried to make a fragrance for every room in the house and every occasion. The
more earthy tones work nicely in creating a sense of warmth and homeliness in
the living room and bedroom and the more floral and spicy tones work nicely in
kitchens and bathrooms.
Do you find the different scents
of your candles complement each other in anyway?
The Salted Caramel and Cinnamon & Vanilla
compliment each other really well. They both smell like delicious home baked
Nice. I'll have to give that combination a go. So all the candles are hand poured
in Sydney, how important is it to you to keep things local?
I am a big believer in the idea of what you put in,
you get out. We put in so much love, time and energy into ensuring each candle
is looking and smelling its best for our customers. That is why my partner and
I hand brew and hand pour every candle. The consistency for our Speakeasy
candles is our number one. It’s amazing how much better the quality of things
are when they come from love.
That's a great way to think. So where did the name ‘Speakeasy
Co.’ come from?
Funny story actually. I started my chandler career one
day out of pure boredom. My boyfriend and I wanted to learn how to cut beer
bottles with string, ice and fire and after many failed attempts we finally got
some to work. I started a little stall at the Brewery Yard Markets and from
there things kind of picked up quickly. After work we would wonder down to the
local bars in the area and bring as many bottles back to our small studio in
Sydney. Before we knew it the studio was full of beer bottles, wax and oils and
we kind of felt that we were running a secret Speakeasy operation. We don’t cut
beer bottles anymore...
Ha ha, that's a great story! There are currently six candles in your collection, all are great. Can you see yourself extending the roster
Absolutely! We are already experimenting with some
more woody, earthy and citrus fragrances. We are also bring out some larger
vessels soon, which is really exciting as they will be double the size, with 80
hours of delicious burning.
Exciting! So from the start of the design
process to the end result, how long does it typically take to craft a candle?
The Speakeasy Co. brand has been running for less than
a year now and I think we are only now really starting to get the process down
to fine art. We make our candles in small batches of ten to keep consistency
and due to demand are struggling to find a day where we are not in the studio.
From melting the wax, adding our fragrances, pouring, labelling and packaging
it takes about an hour to create each batch.
Man, you guys are doing great for such a short amount of time. Can we
expect to see Speakeasy Co. branching out into other avenues in the future?
At the moment we are solely focussed on bringing
our customers the most delicious candles. We have thought about other avenues
surrounding the idea of fragrances and soy based products, however for now
being candle addicts, we are happy to keep expanding the current candle
After a day of pouring hot wax, how do you guys
To be honest, pouring the hot wax is how I unwind. It
is a very relaxing and mindful time. We play really good music and
dance around breathing in the delicious aromas. When it’s time to
cook, I get exciting about having a break from the other more boring parts of
the business like finances.
I hear ya Katie! Hey thanks
so much for your time and best of luck
posted by rob green
SPEAKEASY CO. CANDLES ARE AVAILABLE IN BRISBANE AT VIOLENT GREEN ALBERT STREET STORE + VIOLENT GREEN ONLINE STORE. SHOP THE COLLECTION HERE *FREE SHIPPING ON DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL ORDERS *conditions apply, see online store for details