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#shoplocal twinning with Matching Miini

Are you a mum that has been called out for wearing the same ensemble as your daughter before? I am. #guilty My gorg girlfriend Sarah will testify she has had to point this out to me on many an occasion. And it’s only gotten worse since birthing a second girl child! Not just twinning any more but tripleting (?) mainly with stripes 😉 But you know what, I kinda dig it! It’s cool to have fun and dress the same as your babes, especially when they look like you! Mine are total mini me’s so we like wearing similar outfits sometimes.

Anywho, the baben’ Rachel with the pink, sometimes peach, hair is all for twinning. So much so, she has made a business from mums and daughters twinning in her stunning bomber jackets! She is making the matchy matchy look super cool <3

I came across Rachel, surprise surprise, on instagram. She has a gorgeous aesthetic that speaks to her makeup artist and stylist background, with a penchant for pink, leopard and metallic which won me over immediately. And she’s funny! And knows all the great spots to coffee in her ‘hood. I’ll hand over to Rachel to tell you all the goss about Matching Miini, her fabulous #shoplocal business which is set to get even cooler. #keepreadingtofindoutwhy

Please introduce yourself… My name is Rachel and I live in Dromana with my husband Phil and 2 year old daughter Presley. My hair is usually always pink and I love bright lips and lots of makeup! Being a makeup artist my style is quite quirky and I morphe between Vintage, Retro, Glam Rock, Rockabilly, Pin-up, you get the drift!

Tell us about your biz…My business is called Matching Miini. It’s a matching bomber jacket label for Mum’s and Daughter’s. We currently stock sizes S-XXL in woman’s and 1-5 in girls. I am currently designing a unisex range for Dad’s and daughter’s and Mum’s and sons and extending the sizes to cater for older children

*cannot wait for this, can’t think of anything more fab than matching with Alex or Tom matching with the girls #allthehearteyes <3 <3

Where can we find Matching Miini…We are based in Dromana and it is all online for now. If the right opportunity arose I would consider retail but no current plans for the future as yet

How did Matching Miini come about? We were holidaying in Vietnam last year and I came across some fabric I fell in love with. It just seemed natural to get my daughter and I matching jackets made. I posted a pic of us on Social Media with the caption “matchy matchy” and everyone went crazy, I even had some requests for orders and that’s when I decided to create it into a business

What is #shoplocal to you…Shopping local you know where the product has come from, more often than not you know who’s made it and you know you’re supporting someone’s dream as opposed to a popular brand name you know nothing about.

Our first range of bomber jackets were designed here in Dromana and created ethically by a third generation family Tailor in China and the fabric was sourced locally. We are currently working on our next range of bombers and in conversations with two factories both here and in Bali, so keep an eye out for some exciting updates and inspo

The nitty gritty; are you a tea or coffee gal? COFFEE!!! With home made Almond Milk otherwise it’s a long black!

Where can we find you to buy from you…

Anything we should keep an eye out for? We will be having an EOFY sale so keep an eye out for a huge saving! *Matching Miini offers AfterPay which is super helpful #hinthint

Tell me, which is your fave of Rachel’s gorg bombers? I feel Leopard City could be my fave…but then so could the She’s Golden. It’s so very hard to decide! Make sure you give her a follow on insta for not just updates on her awesome bombers but for super stylin’ twinning pics and funny quotes.

Also, if you haven’t caught up on previous #shoplocal posts, you can see the stunning illustrations from Jen and Jennifer here and win some fabulous tasting and fabulous for your body Apple Cider Vinegar Soda from Fruit & Co. here.