June 24, 2015

The Freedom State


It was a pleasure catching up with the beautiful Mandy and Ness from The Freedom State.

Having been a stockist for some time now, it was a joy to see our stock fill the racks with colour and presence.

He’s a look inside the beautiful oasis that is, The Freedom State

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Can you please tell us a little bit about your store, The Freedom State?
We began as an online store and found our little gypsy den in Burleigh Heads a year later.  We wanted to create a store that was different to what was already on the Gold Coast, and bring a taste of Byron up here with so many of our labels originating from there.  The store has a Native American feel with a little rockn’roll boho vibe.  But the boho beach babes can find a few treasures here as well.  And we LOVE HATS!  The store is brimming with a huge array of hats!
We love your name, where did it come from?
It came really easily from a need of freedom in my life at the time when I was beginning the business.  So it felt like The Freedom State of mind you can strive for.
What do you look for aesthetically when picking styles for your store ?
I’m always looking for something different, but I’m always personally drawn to textures in fabrics and amazing prints.
We are so happy to be a part of your store, what do you like most about Arnhem?
We love Arnhem prints!  Always colourful and FUN! 
In a few words, what would you like to see more of from us?
We have been loving all the embroidered, vintage lace and printed pieces. It’s giving our store more of a folky 70’s vibe which we love!


Size Charts

How To Measure:

Measure under your arms at the fuller part of your bust. Keep tape level across shoulder blades.

Natural Waist
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape comfortably loose.

Drop Waist
Measure 1 1/2 inches below your natural waistline.

Stand with your feet together and measure around the fullest part of your hips.



  6 8 10 12 14
AUSTRALIA / NZ 6 8 10 12 14
USA 2 4 6 8 10
UK 6 8 10 12 14
EUROPE 34 36 38 40 42
  6 8 10 12 14
BUST (CM) 80 85 90 95 100
WAIST (CM) 60 65 70 75 80
HIP (CM) 90 92 97 102 107
  36 37 38 39 40 41
AU / US 5 6 7 8 9 10
UK 3 4 5 6 7 8
EUROPE 36 37 38 39 40 41
LENGTH CM 22 23 24 25 26 27
  1 2 3 4 5
AUS/NZ 1 yrs 2 yrs 3 yrs 4 yrs 5 yrs
USA 18-24mths 24mths 2T 4T 5T
UK 12-18mths 24mths 2-3 yrs 3-4 yrs 4-5 yrs
EUROPE 80-86cm 86-92cm 92-98cm 98-104cm 104-110cm