Sunday, 13 March 2011

A new vintage dress

A lovely day at Stony Creek

Heading to the barrier

And they're off

Past the post the first time
Round the bend

whips are cracking
Back to scale

A pat for the winner and a job well done

Thursday, 3 March 2011

A new vintage shopping paradie for Melbourne

If you haven't heard yet Hunter Gatherer, run by the Brotherhood of St Laurence have just opened up a shiny new shop right in the centre of the CBD. Located in the charming Royal Arcade in the Bourke Street Mall Hunter Gatherer - City is a mecca for lovers of fine vintage threads. Stocking mostly Mad Man style tea dresses, skirts and blouses plus awesome vintage shoes, the store also carries a range of retro mens fashion and handpicked locally craft jewellery and accessories to completement you brand new outfits.

Store Located: Shop 51 Royal Arcade, 335 Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne 3000
Phone: 03 9650 1843

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Welcome Home

Travel The World

As i head off to the airport today to pick-up my boyfriend, i thought it fitting that my "Homeward Bound" Necklace be included in these two stunning etsy treasuries today...

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

A sad Farewell to Summer..

So today we bid a sad farewell to the Summer that wasn't and usher in the new season of changing colours and falling leaves, it's time to take stock once again as we ready ourselves for another long cold winter ahead.

So the news man tells us that this was the coldest and wettest summer in 17 years. But despite the all rain which washed out many events and markets and the need for the heater to be turned back on, in fact it was never put away in the first place, for me this really was one of the best summer i've had.

I spent most of January road tripping up the east coat of Australia, staying in my tiny tent, spending my days opp shopping, bush walking, kyaking and even learnt how to scuba dive too. After almost 3 weeks and my my car all loaded up with vintage dress, fabrics and nic-nacs it was time to head home. My head full of inpirations and ideas i was ready to start another busy year.

This summer also brought in some changes to the business, our brand new homewares collection is taking shape with new buntings and funky cushion covers made from vintage fabrics being added to the website. There are new stockists and we are commiting to a full year of market this year.

There were parties and dinners, days out and even managed a trip or too to the beach to boot. I have also very been blessed this summer to have met some wonderful people and made many new friends, whilst reconnecting with old ones. I'm very much looking forward to the seasons ahead.