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Find your style at Holli Grove

We first came across Holli Grove a few months ago when meandering through Kippax Fair. Since then Holli Grove has undergone a minor reinvention and moved premises to incorporate its new persona. Now Holli Grove and Flawless Complexions and Beauty, this classy little boutique can offer you a complete style makeover. LFW checked out their first day in their gorgeous new surroundings. By Aine Dowling

Peta O'Connor and Emma Neame - Emma wears FOIL black and white jacket

Peta O’Connor and Emma Neame – Emma wears FOIL black and white jacket

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Emma Neame (Holli Grove) and Peta O’Connor (Flawless Complexions and Beauty) have come together to provide a one-stop style service. Peta is a qualified beautician, therapist, and make-up artist and the new premises include two make-up stages and two therapy rooms where you can wind down with a herbal infusion before relaxing with a facial, massage, waxing and tinting, manicure, or pedicure with top-of-the-range cosmetics and products including Dermalogica, Proof Cosmetics, and OPI.

After which you can chat with Emma who can help you with your personal style from the gorgeous range of clothing from Vigorella, Morgan Marks, FOIL, Olive et Julie, and Namastai. Match this with jewellery from Morgan Marks, Namastai, and Rare Rabbit and we can guarantee you’ll look (and feel) a million dollars!

 

Here are two LFW faves from the current spring/summer range.

Gorgeous light cardi from FOIL with zip pockets and stunning back panel detail

Gorgeous soft light cardi/jacket from FOIL with zip pockets and stunning back panel detail

Beautiful summer top - perfect for cooler evenings with a splash of colour underneath. Jewellery by Morgan Marks

Beautiful summer top – perfect for cooler evenings with a splash of colour underneath. Jewellery by Morgan Marks

DSCN0239The shop is beautifully fitted out in monochrome and stainless steel, with two change rooms, a client bathroom, and a quiet corner when you can sit and have tea or coffee and flip through Vogue while you wait.

Holli Grove and Flawless Complexions and Beauty also stock a full range of aromatherapy from Peppermint Grove, and Palm Beach Collection.

And you can find them at Unit 8 Scott Chambers, Hardwick Crescent, Holt, or on Facebook and Instagram.

 

Relax with Flawless Complexions and Beauty

Relax with Flawless Complexions and Beauty

 

A Treasure House of fashion at Holli Grove

Holli Grove is a small Canberra boutique that is growing in reputation and size! LFW caught up with owner Emma Neame and checked out some of the gorgeous fashion and accessories available from Holli Grove. Though the shop is a little hidden in the suburban centre of Kippax (Belconnen), it’s definitely worth a look. By Aine Dowling

Vigorella at Holli Grove

Vigorella at Holli Grove

Holli Grove opened in May 2012. Emma’s Mum had owned a fashion business for over 20 years and Emma grew up surrounded by clothes and fashion, so the obvious next step was to open her own fashion outlet. “I always loved clothes and fashion and I originally worked alongside Mum, but I really wanted my own business,” says Emma. “The shop is named after my daughter Holli and we just thought Grove was a lovely match.

Smart casual at Holli Grove

Smart casual at Holli Grove

“The Holli Grove customer is usually 30 plus. We set out targetting the ‘mother and daughter’ look which has continued to work really well and we love being able to find something for everyone. The daughter look offers a little more cutting edge or stylish professional if you prefer, and the mother look is a more classic, functional style, but having said that we’ve often sold the same item to a 30 year old and a 70 year old.”

Vigorella tunic available in red and black

Vigorella tunic available in red and black

One of the more popular brands available at Holli Grove is Vigorella—beautiful soft, drapey woollens that flatter every figure, size, and age. “About three months after we opened the shop one of our lovely (now regular) customers came in wearing an amazing green woollen coat that we fell in love with, so we asked where she bought it, and discovered Vigorella. It suits any shape or size and our customers just love it!” Vigorella is made in Australia and uses pure Merino wool, bamboo, soy, and cotton blends, so it’s sustainable, ethical and local, as well as totally beautiful to look at and wear.

Smart casual LBD or tunic at Holli Grove

Smart casual LBD or tunic at Holli Grove with jewellery from Rare Rabbit

Other gorgeous Australian designer labels available at Holli Grove include Morgan Marks, Namastai, Sancerre, and a small collection of my all-time faves—the seamless, and very flattering Body Sock Cafe. Accessories include lovely leather bags from Willow & Zac, jewellery from Rare Rabbit, and aromatherapy goodies from Peppermint Grove, and Palm Beach Collection.

Aromatherapy from Holli Grove

Aromatherapy from Holli Grove

Holli Grove is growing. So much so that they’re actually on the move, and have big plans for the future. “We are moving to new premises quite soon,” says Emma. “Plus, we’re going to include a more personalised service where we can offer individual styling sessions to all our customers in a really exciting environment, and workshops where they can access all of their beauty (and fashion) needs in one space—so stay tuned, it’s going to really exciting!”

Until further notice you can still find Holli Grove at the Kippax Centre, and on Facebook, Instagram, and the bi-annual wool and fibre festival at the Old Bus Depot Markets. And, keep your eye out for the Holli Grove Pop-Ups at various shopping malls around Canberra—you never know where they’ll pop-up next!

Recent Holli Grove Pop-Up at Woden Shopping Centre

Recent Holli Grove Pop-Up at Woden Shopping Centre