#140YOU COLLABORATION

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I am very excited to share my latest collaboration at 140 Perth’s activation #140YOU

This month 140 Perth is encouraging mental well-being and celebrating you!

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The precinct has been transformed into a fabulous lounge with plush textures and gold reflections set underneath a cloud installation, inviting relaxation and luxury.

 Photo credit: Known Associates Events

Photo credit: Known Associates Events

One of my emotional landscapes “If It Could Last Forever” is regenerated into a decal as a backdrop to the luxurious oasis that 140 Perth have created in Postal Place.

The decal is a large 4 metres x 3 metres backdrop that compliments beautifully the colour palette for the space.

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About “If It Could Last Forever”

An apricot sunrise against the cloudy sky. The landscape took on a reddish glow, and the sunlight seemed to double in intensity as the sun was coming up. The magic of the sunrise and all its amazing colours was nearly gone, leaving just the sun brightening a new day.

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A welcome addition to our city, 140YOU runs from May 29 - June 15, immerse yourself in a beautiful space to stop and reflect in the midst of your busy work day.

Photography: P.S. Smile Production  |  Event Coordinators: Known Associates Events  

For collaboration enquiries please email pr@fragnagna.com

 

COAST – AN EVENING IN CONVERSATION WITH LISA MESSENGER

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How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? May be you have to be a little crazy. May be you have to see things differently.

I am not one to buy magazines very often, sometimes I just feel like flicking through interior magazines at the beach to get visual inspiration but I still remember the day I picked up the very first issue of Collective Messenger back in 2013, I was simply drawn in. Since then I bought every single issue and I still keep them stacked amongst my favourite books in case I feel the need to get back for some more inspiration.

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There’s so many motivational stories featured in each issue of Collective Hub so there’s always something that sparks a bit more inspiration that fuels my creative spirit.

When I heard that Lisa Messenger, editor of Collective Hub, was coming to Perth, I just could not pass the opportunity to see her speak.

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We met Lisa on a warm summer evening at Coast Port Beach, one of my favourite beaches in Perth.

If I’m not at the studio painting, you’ll probably find me at the beach!

So I couldn’t resist the opportunity to enjoy a drink by the coast before meeting Lisa and take in the fabulous views over the Indian Ocean, a constant inspiration to my abstract landscapes.

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Life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them.

I am blessed to be able to work with so many inspiring creatives in my industry and to be surrounded by incredibly talented entrepreneurs in my life.

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So here’s to keeping inspired. Connected. Empowered. Resourceful. Excited.

Creative and curious.

BLOOMING PINK ORCHIDS

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February is my birthday month so I usually feel extra special, extra excited and extra joyful! 

In Australia, it is the middle of summer, so to me, this month also means watermelon for lunch after sunny beach days ;-) 

Perth Festival and Fringe Festival also take place during the month of February so the city is suffused in a real buzz with shows, concerts, and exhibitions scheduled almost every day of the month.  

One of my favorite colors to wear and to look at this month is magenta, or most probably every shade of hot pink, from blooming orchid pink to fuchsia and every shade in between. To me this color palette blooms with intensity and magical depth that intrigues the eye and sparks the imagination. 

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Captivating, vital and uplifting. 

To me hot pink is expressive and warm and it emanates great joy, confidence and creativity. 

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THE SOUTHERN SEAS X ATLAS PEARLS

Dreamy and alluring, the past few weeks felt like a dream. I'm very excited and grateful to share some of the highlights from the launch of my latest collection 'The Southern Seas' in collaboration with Atlas Pearls. 

A collection of dreamy seascapes, highlighted by shimmering golden hues of light that mirrors ocean waves. The most gorgeous pearl jewellery completes the dreamy seaside mood. 

 Medalian top and skirt by Jonte Designs. Jewellery by Atlas Pearls. Photography by Pia Barrera  - PS Smile Productions

Medalian top and skirt by Jonte Designs. Jewellery by Atlas Pearls. Photography by Pia Barrera  - PS Smile Productions

Guests were welcomed into the beautiful Atlas showroom to enjoy the newest collection of paintings and to try on some of the gorgeous pearl jewellery while enjoying flowing champagne and freshly shacked oysters.

For the launch night I decided to capture the essence of the collaboration, centred around the white south sea pearls, with an all-white outfit designed by Jonté Designs, featuring a super soft mesh and beaded flared sleeves finished with Jonté 's signature hand-sewn medallions.

 Medalian top and skirt by Jonte Designs. Jewellery by Atlas Pearls. Photography by Pia Barrera  - PS Smile Productions

Medalian top and skirt by Jonte Designs. Jewellery by Atlas Pearls. Photography by Pia Barrera  - PS Smile Productions

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The magical thing about wearing pearls, is that it enriches you with confidence and elegance in an instant. 

A big thank you to all the beautiful guests that joined us on the opening night to celebrate the launch of ‘The Southern Seas’ an exclusive collection for Atlas Pearls.

I would like to personally thank Pierre Fallourd, Managing Director at Atlas Pearls and all the team who helped us making the partnership such a huge success.

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Paintings are now available to view and purchase at the Atlas showroom

Shop 1, 47-49 Bay View Terrace, Claremont

Monday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm and Saturday 10 am - 3 pm

Please get in touch if you'd like to organise a private tour of the exhibition, I would love to take you through, simply email fra@fragnagna.com to organise a time that suits!

A COLLABORATION WITH ATLAS PEARLS

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I'm very excited to announce my collaboration with Atlas Pearls and to create an exclusive collection of new works inspired by their latest campaign that took place at one of their remote Atlas Pearl farms in Flores, Indonesia.

An exclusive collection of paintings inspired by the stunning palette of cotton candy sunrises, vibrant blue skies, palm trees and jungle for as far as the eye can see, dead calm tropical storms, the gentle sound of waves, bright sunshine and every condition in between, these are 'The Southern Seas'.

 Ocean of dreams, acrylic and 23 karat gold leaf on canvas, 121 x 121 cm 

Ocean of dreams, acrylic and 23 karat gold leaf on canvas, 121 x 121 cm 

Secluded, dreamy and faraway, are the words that come to mind and the inspiration behind the new collection.
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This new and exciting collaboration with Atlas Pearls was born after I saw the new Atlas Pearls campaign shot and filmed by Justin Griffiths. The campaign features Atlas model, adventurer and Australian Survivor TV contestant Sarah Tilleke, on location in the wild and beautiful Indonesian Archipelago.

“At Atlas, we respect and honour nature and the environment. It is essential to value the environment where we make our beautiful pearls and it is also integral to who we are as a company,” says Pierre Fallourd, Managing Director of Atlas Pearls.

“Francesca has successfully captured the essence of the pearl farm landscape. Her unique style and wonderful sense and understanding of colour and contrast is uplifting.

“We are delighted to welcome Francesca into the Atlas Pearls family as our new artist-in-residence,” says Mr Fallourd.

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You are all invited to join me for the launch of this exciting collaboration on Wednesday 29th November, 6-8pm, at the Atlas Pearls showroom, 47-49 Bayview Terrace, Claremont, WA. Please RSVP to pr@fragnagna.com if you'll be able to attend. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

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CREATIVE ACCENTS

I love adding a fun accent to my outifit and the Greta-te handbag is a cheerful, colourful addition to any style that can be easily dressed up or down.

Last week I enjoyed having a sneak peek at the new collection and playing dress-ups with the Italian designer behind the brand, Greta!

I really like the unique soft texture of the latex rubber materials and the irresistible range of colours.

My favourite is this candy pink - Yum! 

Paired here with the sweetest outfit by Curios Birdy “Smothered in Frosting” dress

A classic black and white gets a modern update with innovative textures and unexpected shapes. The best part about it? You can transition seamlessly by stretching life into some of your winter blacks!

And let’s be honest: who can possibly get tired of the Capri style?

What I love the most about the Island-chic wardrobes are the timeless combination of warm white, lemon yellow and lush greens! 

Shop the collection at www.gretate-te.com