i’m feeling 22


Hello darling friends!

Happy birthday to you all! Vess and I celebrated our birthday on the weekend and how did we celebrate? By buying ourselves Gorman dresses, wearing our new charcoal and twine necklaces and blowing confetti at each other!

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Birthdays are always funny things, it’s a day of celebration, happiness, specialness but it is still a day like any other. The sun rises and sets, my body feels the same, my mind feels the same, but I know that my age will never be the same.

In celebration of our 22nd bday I thought I would share “22 things you didn’t know about us post”. Which maybe a bit too long winded, so we’ll do instead 5 things you didn’t know about us. val-vess-happybirthday5

1) Val is 5cm taller than Vess
All my life I’ve been slightly taller than Vess. Perhaps I ate more when we were kids but it is definitely a handy way for people to tell us apart. So have a look next time you see us. 

val-vess-happybirthday6ves-happybirthday-hands2) Val loves boo the dog and Vess loves Tom Hiddleston
It is true, I have this strange infatuation with Boo the dog. I don’t know why but he just embodies cuteness and adorability in his giant round head! Vess, actually really loves Tom Hiddleston, not for his good looks (sorry, Loki) but I think she likes his intellect and very charismatic and kind character (as she has perceived from his tweets). 

3) Val doesn’t like pugs and Vess doesn’t like….
Yes, I don’t really like pugs, I think it’s from a repressed childhood memory. We were trying to think of something that Vess doesn’t like that is the equivalent to my distain for pugs but couldn’t come up with anything. Please, feel free to send me pics of pugs to help me see otherwise. vess-happybirthday-confettivess-happybirthday-confetti2






4) Val and Vess aren’t identical
Despite what you think, the two of us are not identical twins at birth! Although many people have questioned the validity of that, our mum says that’s the truth! We’ll stick by mum’s word. 

5) Val and Vess have an awesome little sister named Vivien 
Yes, there is three of us, and yes, our names all start with V. And yes, our little sister is very awesome, in our next post we will show you how awesome she is.


So, now you have learnt 5 new things about us. But that’s not the only special part of this post. For the end of this month we are running an Instagram GIVEAWAY with the ladies from Charcoal and Twine. Follow both our instagrams and regram this image with the hashtag #lovecharcoalandtwine and you could win one of these two lovely necklaces! Competition closes 1st March AEDT.

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  • Claude 17/02/2015 at 8:39 pm

    Not even birthday pugs?

  • Livia 17/02/2015 at 8:42 pm

    Ahhhh you be

    • Livia 17/02/2015 at 8:45 pm

      Lol… On my phone here and for some reason it posted when I wasn’t ready. But as I was saying. AHHH YOU BEAUTIFUL SOULS, happiest 22nd birthday to the most amazing and inspiring duo!! Love the dresses in this post, they’re so gorgeous (I might have to borrow them off you HEHEHEHEHE). And what! I didn’t know you (Val) are 5cm taller than you (Vess)! Maybe because you two are always towering over me so it’s difficult to tell the height difference between tall and tall!! Haha. Love you guys.

      • Val & Vess 17/02/2015 at 9:12 pm

        Bahaha you gorgeous lady! Don’t worry that’s probably why a lot of other people haven’t realised either! Hope u had a fab bday our favourite lady friend!!! Yah! Borrow! You’ll feel so happy in them! LOVE U More!!!

  • Shona 17/02/2015 at 8:55 pm

    love these photos! you girls look amazing <3 <3

    • Val & Vess 17/02/2015 at 9:13 pm

      Thanks Shona! Let’s take some photos some time!!;) feel free to borrow any of my camera gear whenever !:) when I’m at work, I don’t use it!

  • annieandtammy 17/02/2015 at 9:06 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY VAL AND VESS!!!!!!!! I hope you guys had a memorable and wonderful day 🙂 You both look so lovely in your new dresses! Thank you for continuously spreading positivity everywhere! You guys always inspire me with your happy vibes and creativity. I say this all the time, but I am so happy to call you guys my friends :’) xoxo Annie

    • Val & Vess 17/02/2015 at 9:31 pm

      Thank you Annie! U and Tammy inspire us even more! Hehe when I saw Tammy she showed me a little sneak pic of the up coming post and it looks incredible! I love how we can connect over creativity, life and challenge one another to be better artists! Can’t wait to be celebrating your bday soon lovely lady!!! Xoxox

  • Susan 20/02/2015 at 9:18 am

    Happy Birthday to the both of you! You both look so amazing, and all you’re work is. Hope that you had a lovely day, and your year is a blessed one xx

    • Val & Vess 20/02/2015 at 9:45 am

      Thankyou wonderful Susan!! U are the loveliest! Yay! We missed your comments 🙂 x