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Barbas and Zacari Style Nashville

Australian-based accessories brand Barbas and Zacari is excited to announce the opening of their North American headquarters in Nashville, TN. “While B&Z will always call Australia home, we are excited to bring our lifestyle brand to Music City USA.  It’s a place known for style and substance – which is exactly what Barbas & Zacari pieces mean to our customers.” says director and Nashville-native Rennard Watkins.


The B&Z design team recently spent an afternoon exploring their new neighborhood while curating exciting new looks using pieces from the Spring Summer 2017 collection.  You can explore their thoughtfully designed pieces in the new B&Z Meets Nashville Look Book below, or visit for the complete collection.

See More: View The Barbas And Zacari Style Guide From Your Favorite Bloggers. 

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The Best Ways To Style A Barbas & Zacari Watch

The Best Ways To Style A Barbas & Zacari Watch

It’s amazing how wristwatches are only worn around your wrists but they give your whole personality a touch of style and fashion. Of course, to create the best look and give the best impression, you need to pick the right watch as well. Barbas&Zacari is proud to serve you with its gorgeously beautiful lineup of watches. The common factor in most Barbas & Zacari watches is the elegantly simple and simply stylish. Now, if you have been looking to create a look that is talked about for days by everyone who sees you, look at few of these.

The Elegant Bearded Look

This one is for boys, but girls can turn it into their style with a few modifications. Wear a full sleeve patterned t-shirt in a dark color. Keep your beard at the heavy stubble stage. Pick up a pair of dark shades in a design that suits your face cut. And now for the final touch, you can go with the Nightfall from Barbas and Zacari’s Moments collection. Black color is a clear favorite of most men and this look with major blackness in it will make you look elegant, stylish and definitely sexy for the girls out there.

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Let Your Wrist Shine

While it is true that men love to wear black because it just fills their personalities with buckets of style, it does not always have to be an all-black look. How about making a few eyes notice your wrist this time? Wear your favorite pair of jeans and a good-looking t-shirt from your closet. The true aspects of this look are added with a leather jacket on top and a black cap. Turn the cap sideways to let your face be visible. Once done with that, it’s time to add the gem to the look – the Aspen watch from Barbas&Zacari’s original collection.

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Beauty in the Boots

With this particular look, you would want to let your hair loose and carry a lively personality. Wear blue-indigo jeans and a dark colored top. You can decide the type of top you want because you can try many different types of tops with this style. You could go for a jersey top or even try a cardigan with full sleeves. Land a punch on people’s fashion sense with high heel booties. You could try high heel desert boots, clogs or even desert wedges. Make your final move with that golden “The Millennium watch” with a black dial.

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The Slash Neck Top Notch

Do you like wearing slash neck tops with off-shoulder sleeves? If you do then here’s a chance for you to make this look your own. A camouflage trouser with a slash neck top is the start of this look. If you are not into camouflages, you might want to wear any dark colored trouser. The idea here is to match your wristwatch with your top, so we recommend you go with a white top. A frill top will be a perfect choice here. To match with your white top, we have our beautiful Aspen watch from the original collection. The contrast between white and rose gold is pure awesomeness in action.

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The Identifiable

Wear a pair of black jeans with some faded effect. It does not have to be the skinniest one in your closet. Top it up with a jersey in your favorite color. You know you can make any color work with black jeans. Put on some classic sneakers to go with this look, but if that’s not your type, you could try the hi-tops as well. The watch that will work the best with this look is Midnight from Barbas&Zacari’s original collection. This is an all-black watch and works best with a matching leather strap. You just have to keep that sleeve up to keep it showing.

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The Bold and Bright

If you are a girl who’s proud to be herself, you will be the best person to sport this look. The main idea behind this look is to wear punchy and bright colors. With whatever punchy top you wear, you need to have some bold makeup on too. Talk about making your lips look luscious, thick eyeliner etc. Add some oversized earrings to make this even bolder. Now, naked wrists will definitely not work with this look. The only thing missing here is Barbas&Zacari’s Dawn watch. This watch is from our Moments Collection and it is one of the most beautiful watches for women.

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Killer Look

Are you someone with tattoos on your arm? Just like wristwatches, tattoos can completely change your looks when done right. How do you think it will look if you could flaunt an arm tattoo as well as a wristwatch? You don’t have to get too picky about the dressing. Just wear your casual jeans and a simple t-shirt. Keep your tattooed arm naked. On this tattooed arm, you will boast our Nightfall from the best sellers. As minimalistic as it looks, this watch has a personality of its own. It goes perfectly well with a casual or formal look.

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Dressed up to Impress

If you like dressing formal because you have to be out and traveling constantly for business related meetings, you can make that look work for you every time too. When it comes to formal dressing, it’s gray, black, white etc. that you mostly wear. How do you add colors to this look to kill the blandness of it? The answer is that you pick this rose gold timepiece from our The Millennium look. The rose gold mesh strap, casing, crown and needles make your overall look step out of the blandness and monotony, whereas the black dial (face) of the watch keeps it relevant to your dressing and lifestyle.

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Now, these are just some of the looks that we can suggest you use to bring your stylish personality out. You should surely go ahead and create some of your own looks that work with Barbas&Zacari watches, and tell us how you felt.

Submit photos of your look with your favorite Barbas and Zacari timepiece with the hashtag #BarbasAndZacari #YourTimeIsValuable on instagram and we'll feature the best looks on our page. 

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My Experience in Bali.

My Experience in Bali.

Bali . A place that at times, has no rules. In fact, the bizarre sight of a 12 year old girl riding around on a motorbike with a beaten up pair of thongs and no helmet is a common occurrence. Here is my experience in the land of Dreams.

Thank god that trip was over. A six and a half  hour journey may not seem long to most people, but I don't like flying to be honest. There's no leg room at times and I get claustrophobic easily. 

First impressions last. As I lugged my suitcases and surfboard out of the terminal I was surrounded by 10, 15, even 20 cab drivers. "Brother, where you need to go?", "I take you brother no problem, give me your bag". The heat and mugginess, and the smell of Balinese Cigarettes was potent. I had definitely arrived, and this was going to take some getting used to.

Chaos on the roads. My drive to the Villa was an experience in itself. Motorbikes and Vespas wiz past at lightening speed, with travellers zipping in and out of traffic in one way streets. Anything goes really. If there's a traffic jam up ahead, no issue. Use the footpath instead. All the streets also look the same. If you're a first time traveller, it's hard to know where you're going, and the broken language barrier with the locals at times is proving to be quite difficult. 

Finally I had arrived. Relaxation. I was greeted with a Cold Bintang (Local Beer) by the very lovely Villa staff who took my bags from me and showed me around the place. The place was great, we had our own private pool with a water fountain and a large outdoor living space, connected to outdoor speakers and a large LCD T.V. 

Time to explore. A friend of mine had told me "The only way to get around in Bali is by hiring a Bike, you've gotta' do it!". I went straight to reception and asked to hire a Vespa. I managed to barter with the lady and hired a bike for 10 days straight for a total of 300,000 Rupiah (Approximately 30 AUD). Thats right, 3 dollars a day. Oh, and don't stress if you don't have a license. As long as you've got the right amount of money, you're good to go. Driving on the roads was frightening at first, but I got used to it pretty quick. You've just got to follow the pack, literally. I managed to find myself at a lovely stretch of restaurants along the beach in Legian, where I parked my bike and began to explore.


The locals. They're amazing people. After being in Bali for only 3 days, i'd become quite friendly with plenty of locals. They're always down to help you out if you need anything and show you the best places to eat, drink, and party. However, sometimes it does come at a cost. On the fourth day I decided to hire a driver, Katut. For 4,000,000 Rupiah, Katut drove me to all the amazing surf beaches for the entire day. We visited Canggu, Sanur, Uluwatu and Padang-Padang, a popular surf destination where they hold the Ripcurl Pro. Hearing about Katut's life really inspired me. "How often do you work, mate?". Sheepishly giggling under his breath, Katut replied, "Brother, when do I not work. I work whenever the customer want me to work. It is good for me though, I can support my family". He lives around a 1.5 hour drive from Seminyak, the popular tourist destination, with his wife, daughter, and 3 kids. His average pay for an entire days work is around 20-35 dollars, depending on his workload. Inspiring stuff. 



The nightlife. This is when Bali comes alive. The famous Kuta Strip is filled with Clubs, Bars and Pubs. You need to have your wits about you however, as the strip is filled with all types of characters.






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Top Ten Beach Destinations

Top Ten Beach Destinations

Destination 1: Bora Bora. Sun and paradise. Bora Bora is a Small South Pacific island northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia. An extraordinary location for scuba diving and the perfect romantic getaway. 


Destination 2: Pink Sand Beach, Located at Harbour Island, Eleuthera, Bahamas. This gorgeous speck of land is known for its flower-lined streets, quaint cottages, and above all for the pinkish hue of its eastern beaches. Pink Sands beach, the most famous, is a three-mile-long strip that's wide and rarely crowded. 


Destination 3: Crete, Greece. Greece's largest island has a varied terrain ranging from fine-sand beaches at elafinisi to the white mountains. Crete many amazing beaches such as Elafonisi, Kouremenos beach, Matala, Myrtos beach.


Destination 4: Fiji, is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles. Fiji is the perfect holiday destination, blessed with 333 tropical islands.

Destination 5: Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean off East Africa, known for its beaches, coral reefs, diving, nature reserves and rare wildlife such as giant Aldabra tortoises. Mahé island, with an international airport, is a key transport hub, home to capital Victoria, the mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park and white-sand beaches including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka.

Destination 6: Santorini, Greece: Santorini was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century B.C.E., forever shaping its rugged landscape and villages. Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the clear Aegean and beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles. This is the perfect couples destination.

Destination 7: Maldives. A tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 coral atolls. Numerous extensive reefs, beaches, blue lagoons, the Maldives is another perfect romantic getaway. 



Destination 8: Playa del Carmen. A coastal resort town in Mexico, along the Yucatán Peninsula's Riviera Maya strip of Caribbean shoreline. In the state of Quintana Roo, it’s known for its palm-lined beaches, coral reefs and scuba diving. Its Quinta Avenida pedestrian thoroughfare runs parallel to the beach, offering blocks of shops, restaurants and nightspots ranging from laid-back bars to dance clubs. 

Destination 9: Byron Bay, Australia. Byron Bay is a coastal town in the southeastern Australian state of New South Wales. This laid-back area of Australia is a fantastic surf spot.

 Destination 10: Zakynthos island. Zakynthos is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea and a well-known summer resort. The harbor city of Zakynthos is the capital and major hub, centered around waterfront Solomos Square. Popular beaches like Agios Nikolaos, Alykanas and Tsilivi offer swimming and water sports. Accessed by boat, Navagio beach is the site of a famed 1980 shipwreck resting in a sandy cove framed by cliffs.






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Your top 10 winter essentials

Your top 10 winter essentials

I understand that Winter is still somewhat far away, however when you live in Melbourne - its crucial you're prepared for any weatherforecast.


I've decided to share what I believe are the 10 most essential items for your winter drobe and lifestyle.


you can thank me later...


1. Leather Jacket

Leather Jacket



2. Organic cottin distressed jumper




 3. Camel oversized coat 

camel coat





4. iPhone






5. Slouch drop crotch pants





6. Go-to-Backpack 






7. Blue denim Jean






7. Silk dress






9. The perfect sneaker



10. The Watch 


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Summer Pastel Range

Summer Pastel Range

This summer, we wanted to bring something new to the market. 

The sand, the surf, the sun, and the beach, are a huge part of Australian Culture. There's nothing better than heading down to the beach with a few of your best friends and enjoying the beautiful weather the sunny coast has to offer (most of the time).

Our new Pastel Range is named after two Iconic Australian Beaches - Bondi and Byron. Both stunning timepieces come with two Interchangeable Pastel Straps, so you can mix and match with your friends. We've paired our two most popular 43mm Faces to bring about the perfect Summer Timepiece for 2016.

We will only be releasing a limited number of stock for both timepieces, so get in quick before you miss out.

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Kickstarter Campaign Complete

Kickstarter Campaign Complete

What a Journey it has truly been. I still remember sitting by my computer, refreshing the page every 2.3 minutes to check if anyone had 'pledged' to our Kickstarter Campaign. For those of you who are unaware of what Kickstarter is, it's a crowd-funding platform, and a 'pledge' basically means a customer gives you money in exchange for your product or service at a discounted rate.

Both Tas (Co-Founder) and myself, are extatic at the amount of support we have received over the last month. Pre-selling over 500 timepieces to our loving customers, we've managed to fully fund our new business, but let me say, it has been far from easy. Countless hours, and hours, and hours of contacting bloggers, models, influential people on various forms of social media platforms for help drained us both emotionally, and physically. 

I guess the old saying of 'hard work pays of' is evidently true, and we are super excited to show you guys what we have coming up in the next couple of months. To those who have supported us along the way and who have purchased a timepiece from us already, thanks for becoming a part of the B&Z history.


Your time is valuable.


Emmanuel Barbas.

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Coming this summer!

Coming this summer!

The exclusive VIP access and pre-rder campaign of the new Barbas & Zacári Collection will reach it's end this December. We have already pre-sold most of our stock, so sign up as a VIP today and pre-order to reserve your timepiece before our launch.

The collection will soon be available in our webshop - your time is valuable. 

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The Journey Has Begun

The Journey Has Begun

After months and months of designing, making changes, and constant communication back and forth with numerous manufacturers, we bring to you the Barbas & Zacári timepiece range. 


We are just about to launch our Kickstarter ad, so bear with us. We are hoping to have it launched and ready to go by the end of next week, so your pledges would be greatly appreciated. We'll be sure to keep you all updated with progress during the ad.




Barbas & Zacári.

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