Interview by Dixie Rose// Photos by Mason Rose
As an Aussie Cafe we knew we needed to collaborate with the best that’s out there as far as Aussie fashion goes. When the girls at ZZ said they were down to collab on some linen aprons, we made it happen! We talked to Director Candice Rose of Zulu and Zephyr about Aussie and Hawaiian similarities, and her go to spots.
Do you guys have a morning routine?
I always sneak out of the house with one kid (I have two) for a trip to my local coffee spot.
My preferred transport is bike, my order is soy latte with coconut sugar and a babycino is essential for the little ones. It buys me at least two minutes of peace!
What comes to mind when you hear the word "ARVO”?
Australian summers at golden hour.
Favorite Aussie slang?
I love the warmth of a ‘Hey mate’. And I love words like Eftpos and Thong. Exclusive to Aussies.
You live in Byron- if you could get a takeaway coffee and just sit and relax...where would that be?
I prefer a sit in coffee - so I would say Tullys (before the crowds) or McTavish (after the morning 9am rush)
Can you explain a bit about how our collaboration came to be/ the design and detail of it?
We wanted to team up with cool restauranteur who were doing creative things. Since ARVO opened its doors, there have continued to evolve and become the must visit place when coming to Hawaii.
The ARVO apron was designed two key things in mind - it was to be relaxed and casual, but practical for cafe culture. The embroidery is a personal touch that we love and the brass hardware is a highlight.
What inspires you when creating a range for ZZ?
Many things. The runways for colour and shape trends, vintage shapes and prints, comfort and effortlessness, magazine editorials…
Where is your go- to when visiting Hawaii?
North Shore and the East Side for more of a local experience. We stay at the Modern Honolulu or the Royal Hawaiian when in town. Makapuu for surfing and the coast drive - stunning. We shop at HERE and Olive Boutique and of course - ARVO for food and coffee!
Any similarities between Hawaii and Australia?
They are similar and different - they share a sense of tropic, love for the ocean life and surfing culture.
As a household Aussie brand making noise globally, do you have any advice for any up and coming brands?