Peachy Keen to Shut Its Doors


  We shed a tear late yesterday afternoon when we found out that our favourite accessories boutique Peachy Keen is to be consolidated into its sister store Rebel Muse only a couple of months shy of its first birthday. For those of you despairing about where to fuel your ongoing accessory habit, a curated edit of Peachy’s best selling shoes and accessories will continue to be available in store at Rebel Muse with a wider range available on their website www.rebelmuse.com.au. Peachy Keen has been Canberra’s exclusive stockist of shoe brands including Alias Mae, Dept. Of Finery, Jaggar, Mode Collective,… Continue Reading

A Vintage Dream


                What’s What Photo 1: Vintage Celine bag from Claire Inc Photo 2: Vintage Chanel neck tie from Claire Inc on vintage Dior jacket Photo 3: Vintage Kenzo hankies from Claire Inc, Vintage Celine and Yves Saint Laurent silk scarves Photo 4: Vintage Hermes from Designer Opshop and vintage Hermes pouch Photo 5: Vintage Chanel jacket from Claire Inc Photo 6: Vintage Chanel shoes; navy and oxblood flats from New York, green flats from Paris and heels from Designer Opshop Photo 7: Chanel bag from Claire Inc Photo 8: Vintage Dior bag, vintage… Continue Reading

How to Style – Three Ways with Statement Socks


The change of season can be a tricky time for getting dressed. If you aren’t yet ready to commit to stockings, a good way to get more wear out of your summer faves is working a sock and shoe combo. Bare legs, a statement sock to keep your feet that little bit warmer (although not that much warmer, we’ll admit it), and a matching shoe, can earn you bonus style cred. Be careful when choosing your sock length compared to the hemline of your dress, skirt or pants, as you don’t want to make your legs appear shorter than they… Continue Reading

Lusso – A New Boutique


  Friday 31st of March saw the opening of Canberra’s newest shoes boutique, LUSSO. Located on Bougainville Street, LUSSO by Paris offers up an exclusive array of Italian shoes, coats and accessories, bringing the fashions of Milan to Manuka. An evening hosted by Sarah Kelly saw the exciting new shopping destination officially opened. On the Thursday evening before the opening to the public, we were lucky enough to attend the official opening. The shop was absolutely packed with people excited for the new addition to the Canberra shopping scene. The shop has been beautifully designed by Concept Interior Design to… Continue Reading

Talking Shoes and Accessories with Alicia Xyrakis


  With her new footwear and accessories boutique Peachy Keen just over a month old, we sat down with owner, buyer and all round lovely lady Alicia Xyrakis to talk all things shoes and handbags.   Emma: What core styles do you think every woman needs in her shoe wardrobe? Alicia: Nude stiletto point toe pumps Black strappy heels Nude sandals with some sort of heel (a block heel is great to take you through spring/summer occasions) black closed toe flats in the form of loafers, brogues or similar. Make sure your flat shoes have a proper sole on them… Continue Reading

The Museum of Bags and Purses


  Princess Grace’s gorgeous face on a sandwich board tucked between bicycles on a narrow canal-street in Amsterdam advertises ‘Royal bags and purses.’ It’s the Museum of Bags and Purses and it’s a little off the tourist track but attracts an assortment of visitors. Behind its rather ordinary door is a rather extraordinary display showing the development of bags and purses from the Middle Ages to the present day. I was told it is the largest collection of its kind in the world and that’s not unexpected when you consider the uniqueness of it all. The Museum of Bags and… Continue Reading

Peachy Keen


  Peachy Keen is a new footwear and accessory destination located just a few steps down the road from its big sister, clothing boutique Rebel Muse. Owner Alicia Xyrakis describes her new venture as fun and playful, a haven for those looking for fashion-forward labels, amazing customer service, and that all important girl talk while shopping up a storm.   Who: Ladies What: Expect footwear from Senso, Mode Collective, Jaggar, Superga, Birkenstock, Alias Mae, Dept of Finery, Siren, and Robert Robert. As for bags and accessories you will find Dylan Kain, The Wolf Gang, Pared Eyewear, SundaySomewhere, Elizabeth & James,… Continue Reading

Keen on Peachy Keen – VIP Launch Wrap Up


  Last night we had the pleasure of attending the VIP launch of a new footwear and accessories boutique in Braddon, Canberra, Peachy Keen. Having observed the instant success owner, Alicia Xyrakis, enjoyed over a year ago when she opened her first business, clothing boutique Rebel Muse, we were naturally curious and more than a little eager to discover what her second retail venture would offer. We arrived a little early to be rewarded with a glimpse of the final preparations going on inside: mouthwatering food from Woodbook Catering being laid out, champagne cocktails topped up and last minute adjustments… Continue Reading