Posts Tagged ‘Fashion’

Paulie Waulie New Tee

September 26, 2008

Paulie Waulie’s Matt has just released one more new tee for his new range! This one is a nice one- loving the colour combination. If you like this, check out his other designs on the original post HERE.

Bar Open


She Said Yoo Hoo [update]

September 5, 2008

Hope you guys all remember Lauren Boyle and her label “She Said Yoo Hoo” – her designs definitely stand out. Here’s a preview of her new season, which are all stocked at Popsicle!– Check out more photos on her MySpace!


September 1, 2008

POPSICLE has come!

“Showcasing 11 days of fresh designer wares!

4 -14 September | 11am – 6pm daily | 214 William Street Northbridge

Popsicle! is a pop up retail space that is the first of its kind in Perth. Discover the latest collections from a selection of our State’s most exciting designers right in the heart of Northbridge.

This 11 day event has been especially created for the Perth Fashion Festival and is where the public and buyers can shop for the latest in clothing, jewellery, accessories and more. Popsicle! showcases Perth’s finest within an abandoned building, which has been transformed by interior designers and will stay open only for the duration of the festival.

Popsicle is bought to you by The William Street Collective with the support from the City of Perth, Department of Culture and the Arts and the East Perth Redevelopment Authority.

Bim Kenesis, Joveeba, ANAN, ADAM Wore Short Pants, Beardsley in Blue Jeans!!!, minniMon, Golden Child, She Said Yoo Hoo!!!, Igor and Katja, KV Reyes, Ignite Gear, Malachi Alister Yiap!!!, Dapple-Grey, Generics Accessories, Anna Vedelago, Lucky Kat Kustom Jewellery, Ali J, Love is My Velocity, Relative Magazine, Mayk, King Brown Magazine, Cry Bloxsome, Serps Press, MD Zine.

Popsicle! continues Northbridge’s trend of offering alternative retail environments for the adventurous shopper.”

Popsicle Website with links to designers
Popsicle Map with links to venues

Fashion Updates!

August 3, 2008

Sydney fashion designer Bethany Joy Monsted has recently collaborated with two up and coming film directors on a documentary short film, featuring her fashion label Bethany Joy.

The documentary centers on the day of her second collection’s photoshoot, with fascinating insights into the designer’s inspirations. Directors Lachlan Monsted (Bethany’s brother) and Joshua Finch joined forces in filming this documentary. An emphasis was firmly placed on capturing gorgeous visuals and lush location shots – capturing the mood of Bethany Joy’s tea party inspired “Wasn’t that a dainty dish?” Summer 08/09 collection.

Still photographer Abe Bastoli of Pennant Hills Studio has contributed the beautiful fashion photographs featured. Young musical talent Alex Lees composed two original musical compositions as the film’s accompanying soundtrack. The resulting film has been published on Youtube, with already hundreds of views in the first few days.

Video Link 1
Video Link 2

The new season for Acropolis has arrived!

Check out the website for the full range.

Acropolis Site

Strange Games, the new Spring/Summer 2008/09 range for Donna Sgro, will be delivered in store early September. To coincide with this release, Donna Sgro is launching a new website (, which will for the first time feature an online store.

Strange Games will be available in select boutiques from September. Stockists include:
Mood Paddington (Brisbane)
Forest (Melbourne)
Little Salon (Melbourne)
Lady (Melbourne)
Disrupt (Surry Hills)

Mood Paddington in Brisbane will receive the largest part of the range, and will stock key pieces such as the metallic mesh jacket and halter dresses. Little Salon in Melbourne will stock a selection of dresses from the range. Forest, Lady and Disrupt will stock accessories and some garments.
The new website development will include an online store. The online store will initially stock the Strange Games jersey range alonside current accessories and select pieces that may not be available in store.

Donna Sgro produces garments and accessories that feature high quality fabrication, with a unique take on graphic colour, cut and combination. With fabrics sourced from Japan and New Zealand, Strange Games is a tailored, ‘future-sportive’ range for women wanting an individual and high-spirited look.

For more information or to view the Strange Games range, contact Donna Sgro via website.

Donna Sgro Site


July 11, 2008

Kirsha Whitcher is the designer that’s produced some very creative pieces recently. The thing I love about these clothes are that they are so different from what you usually see in commercial clothing, yet they are still so wearable for everyone. No matter what style of clothing you usually wear there will be one item that you can imagine wearing. The general theme I could say about the clothes are that they are a classy and sophisticated style of alternative clothing.

How did you come up with the name?
Sala is Samoan for love of heart + sai is Chinese for cut. We came up with the name by making it up based on the heritage of my father, a play on words….

Who’s the brains behind the designs?
I am, I come from a BA in Fashion since 1998, and have worked overseas in the fashion industry for a number of years before returning home to NZ to start this brand – I wanted the label to be easy, non-pretentious and clever

When and how did you start out?
We started at the end of 2005, so I am into my 4th season production now designing my 5th….we started out in a garage with a pattern-cutting table and a sewing machine, and some friends giving me a hand..ha ha a lot has changed since then

Was it hard to actually start producing clothes?
Yes to be blunt, takes a while to find a good production house to make your stuff to a good quality and price, producing the clothes is the hard part I think because you get thrown in line after all the big designers, they don’t take you very seriously because your units are smaller and your prices are higher..that’s why it is hard!!!

What’s your inspiration behind the designs?
Non-conformist, easy oversized shapes, innovative silhouettes, and historic fashion that has shaped our time.

What did you do before you began designing?
I was 18 and thought maybe I would make a good school teacher, but I got denied teacher training college so I thought I was pretty good at art and I loved clothes so Ill do something fun instead, if I was to change though now – I think I would like to be an architect

Any advice for design students who wants to start a line?
Go and get some industry experience first, to know how it works in the real world which is so different to what you learn at tech.

Any big plans in the near future?
Yeah! We’re building a new workroom and doing our first solo NZFW show this September – very exciting stuff happening!!!

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
Papa don’t Preach by Madonna – my girlfriend sent down the cd, so I put it on in the kitchen while I’m cooking and mucking around, stays in my head all day….

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
My bed for sure

Do you have a secret name for your favorite inanimate object?
ha ha no I don’t

Does being a fashion designer help in picking up boys?
ha ha if I was looking sure, but don’t use the design line to pick up – I’m sure my husband wouldn’t approve!!

Check out the website because as with past brands that I love- I can’t possible put up all of the photos. My favourite collection is the Summer ’07 set.

Salasai Page
Salasai Online Shop

Unwrapped – The day

March 17, 2008

Beardsley In Blue Jeans

Sunday the 16th probably was the day of the Unwrapped festival (click here to read all about it). I had a few friends who set up their products there so I went to see how they’re doing and take a look around for myself. It’s safe to say that I’m glad I did go because the amount of art and creative talent there were on one street was amazing. It’s hard to feature ALL the people I talked to in this one feature, so in the next few weeks I’ll be having features of most of the designers and artists that sold stuff that day.

My group of friend’s and their stand did great – Malachi Alister Yiap, Murr Designs, Kelly McIntyre, Cherie Designs and a clothing line by Elise Capelli.
One of them in particular, Kelly McIntyre, managed to sell all her necklaces. She mentioned that it was a bittersweet moment as she was sad to see them go, something she worked so hard on, but a good feeling that someone loved her work enough to want it. Another jewellery collection that was popular was Cherie Designs by Celia Chee, by the time I left I saw that she only had three necklaces left- out of around 15 she had at the start of the day. Elise Capelli and her clothing designs became really popular as well, and her almost full rack of clothes looked almost empty at the end of the day. Lauren had the same success with her clothing line- she said yoo hoo– featured earlier.

As I walked around, so many things caught my eye I just had to stop and look. Here are some designers and brands I had a stop and look at:
Ryan La Touche designs
Lethal Clothing Line
Beardsley In Blue Jeans design and clothing
Planet Lime accessories
Gemma Lovitt- Walk photography/design/jewellery
Rachel Collins & Sheridan Kate fashion designers
Megan Isabella Graphic Design & Illustration.

There were even more artists that I couldn’t get to because their tables were surrounded by customers! Most designers behind the stalls could say that on the whole, the Unwrapped street festival day was a great success. Click on the link to check out photos from the day and I’ll get in contact with all the designers to organise an interview throughout the week!

If there are any designers out there who want some information from these designers- feel free to send me a msg or email with questions they would like to ask them.

Unwrapped Photos–(go into the photos section under Unwrapped ’08)
For those who don’t have myspace click here

Megan Isabella

Ryan La Touche

Malachi Alister Yiap

Jesse Zorski

March 1, 2008


Now to credit the guy who made the new amazing graphics for Hot Generation- Jesse Zorski. He’s an awesome nice 19 year old dude currently living in New York and has been drawing his whole life. He’s only just started to do some design for fashion labels making flyers, tees and cut and sew designs in the past few years.

When he’s not being creative- he’s just a normal uni student doing typical student things (most of us can relate).
What else are you doing apart from doing designs?
Binging. Binging. Binging. Sleeping. Going to class when I can make myself get up.

Any plans to do professional stuff in the future?
I would love to say that I plan on never having a real job, but that’s just a false dream. Hopefully everything pans out soon and it will be all be worth something.

What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
Mash ups, mash ups, heavy metal, The Cool Kids, an old Mishka NYC mixtape, DJ Vibe, Mothface… my memory is terrible, the song names get lost in the gaps.

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
My PC…and my sneakers.

Does being creative and being in design help in picking up girls/boys?
I wish, I really wish. Sadly…it doesn’t look like it. Here’s where you would insert a lame pick up line.

Thanks Jesse!


Sneaker Pimps

March 1, 2008


Sneaker Pimps is basically heaven for all sneaker fans out there – They tour around the world with 1000+ pairs of sneakers. They’ve been to:
“Australia (three times), New Zealand, USA (three times), Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, China, Thailand, Canada, Belgium and The Philippines.”
The exhibition showcases sneakers that are artistic and fashionable – it includes rare, vintage, limited edition, celebrity signed, artists collaborated sneakers as well as sneaker inspired artwork, fashion and photography.


Here’s a list of some of the artists that have contributed their original art:
Futura, Stash, Doze, Shepard Fairey, Dave White, Cope2, Ghost, Ewok, JB Classics, Methamphibian, Jor One, SBTG, Kinsey, TechVector, C2, EricQ, Jeremy Fish.

Keep checking the site for details just incase they come to Australia again (for the 4th time!) so you can really be amazed.




February 25, 2008

Unwrapped is kinda like a Sunday market situation but there’s no one setting up stalls to sell their old things- or fruits and vegetables. Instead, fashion and design students/graduates as well as emerging designers come together and show off their creativity. This includes Fashion Design, Photography, Jewellery/Accessories and Graphic Design/Illustration.

The whole aim of this event is to allow designers to test out their work in public and see how everyone reacts to it. There are already many designers coming to showcase their work (listed on the site). It’s also a good way to give designers the opportunity to sell their designs to retail buyers and get some more fans. It’s not only for people in the fashion and design industry, it’s a chance for you guys out there to get your hands on clothes that aren’t even available in stores yet. Jewellery, clothes, art and photography will all be available for sale on the day.

This event will take place on Sunday 16th of March from 2-7pm. It’s part of the “South Perth Mends Street Carnivale”. If you’re a designer that wants to be a part of this event, you’ll need to fill out an application form available on the site.

Thanks Alister for letting me know about it!


February 17, 2008


A good friend of mine suggested I take a look at this brand and I’m glad I did. Their clothes designs are more towards awesome guys streetwear than girls but for you girls- there’s MOB (featured earlier in the site).

Orisue is what the art of paper folding was called before it was called origami. The Orisue designers see their clothes-making as the intricrate art of paper folding- start of with a flat piece of fabric and with some work the fabric turns into a piece of 3D art ready to be worn.

Michael Huynh is the founder and creative director of Orisue and his independent apparel company was inspired by the underground culture of skate, hip hop and art. The clothes that are created have unique and original designs- especially the hoodies, my personal favourites *pictured*.

The clothing brand is actually available in Perth in these stores:
Beyond Skate -154 Russell St, Morley WA 6062
Unison Apparel- 140A Oxford St, Leederville WA 6007
Momentum- 16 Point St, Fremantle WA 6160 &
– Shop 24 Times Square, 337 Stirling Hwy, Claremont WA 6010