This month we're shining the spotlight onto the earthy, free-spirited power couple of Only Lovers Left.
HOW IT STARTED
"We are Carly and Brendan Munday. We started Only Lovers Left in 2015 as a platform to photograph and share the story of our lives and to connect with like-minded, free-spirited souls. Around this time we began to experiment with hand-dying garments for ourselves and fell in love with the creative process of tie-dye. We began to incorporate our love for tie-dye and our creations into the Only Lovers Left story as it had become such a special part of our lives".
"Through the twists and turns of life, the birth of our son River, our wedding and a move from the Gold coast to beautiful Port Macquarie, it is a project we keep close to our hearts and keep returning to as we evolve as a family. It has remained a constant source of happiness and inspiration for us."
WHY YOU STARTED THE BRAND
"Our brand really came to life very organically. We didn’t have a specific purpose for Only Lovers Left, it has really flowed along with our lives and morphed into what it is today through a love for all the beautiful textures and colours of Mother Earth, and a desire to create wearable pieces that will emanate its beauty."
"Our son is one of our main inspirations for our designs. Seeing him so happy and free in nature reminds us to stop and admire the beauty that surrounds us in the natural world."
THE BEST PARTS
"It’s like Christmas morning waking up to a fresh batch of dyes to rinse. The whole process is like magic. Each piece takes on a life of its own, born with unique patterns and blends of colour."
THE HARDEST PARTS
"Our biggest challenge is juggling parenthood with running our business. We are so passionate about our work, it’s more about knowing when to take a break and ground back into reality."
"So many exciting adventures! Our plan is to buy a bus and take our family and Only Lovers Left on the road. We want to experience the freedom of the open road, soak in the beauty of our country and share it all with River."
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