BTS From Our Pooch Party & Summer Trunk Show
All the fun from the latest in our summer event series
After a year of ups and a few (lock) downs, the festive season has been in full swing at Calexico. Last week, we hosted two events – our first ever Pooch Party and our annual Summer Packing Trunk Show. Both got us really excited and even more ready for the much anticipated Christmas holidays. Check out the fun, the fashion, and a few of our favourite furry models.
On Saturday December 4th, Calexico made a lot of puppies Christmas dreams come true. Fashionable local pooches and their human counterparts descended on James Street to have their photo taken by our resident photographer in front of one of our most incredible sets to date – a 10 meter tall tree and custom made Santa Sleigh.
Dozens of dogs, from labradoodles to French bulldogs, beagles and more, “patiently” waited for their photo in our Very Important Pooch playpen. Together, they mingled and nibbled on a custom menu catered by The Brisbane Barkery including Christ-mutt Tree Pupcakes made with dog-friendly peanut butter and carrot cake, as well as kangaroo jerky. As temperatures soared, they were also grateful to cool off with a refreshing craft doggy beer.
Although there were a lot of good boys on the day, the “Prettiest Pooch Award” went to Irish Schnauzer, Heidi (@heidischnauzer).
Summer Trunk Show
Earlier in the week, we hosted our annual Summer Trunk Show. This is an opportunity for us to say farewell to the year that was, catch up with our favourite Calexico clients before everyone breaks for school holidays, and to send our clients off in style with the best in international summer fashion.
This year, the trunk show centered around Isabel Marant. Being the first store in Australia to receive her Bon Voyage Capsule Collection, it is always a privilege to share her latest drop with our clients that truly love and appreciate this designer. As always there were some amazing summer pieces that are perfect for long Noosa lunches, as well as her usual cult classics in new colours. Although we're headed into summer, there were also some stunning trans-seasonal pieces that everyone stocked up on for their future winter vacays and wardrobes.
Melissa Odabash and Left On Fridays – both made from Italian fabrics – provided all the swim inspo. Melissa Odabash’s collection was once described by British Vogue as 'the Ferraris of the bikini world' and is perfect for a little poolside glamour or beach luxury. If you’re looking for something that is pool and also surf-friendly, Left On Fridays create stylish active swimwear that are fade resistant, smoothing (AKA cellulite friendly), compressive (meaning they’ll handle big waves), and fast drying (because nobody likes a soggy suit).
For all those beach to bar summer packing essentials, Alexis and Love Shack Fancy were on full display, and clients were able to check out Rixo’s pieces being shot on our gorgeous model live in-store.
As our clients shopped, they enjoyed cold pressed juices, French champagne, and our cheeky Calexico Christmas chocolates. A duo of comedy mimes brought the fun and our resident DJ brought the tunes (PS. he’ll be in-store every Friday through the end of December).
Feeling inspired to add a few essentials to your summer suitcase? Check out our full Summer Vacation packing edit here.