Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
There are 15 or so pieces in the range which include feminine peasant style tops, dresses and harem pants. The accessories are very bespoke, many of them one off. The necklaces below are old bus, train and tram tickets mounted on the back of vintage dominoes. Another highlight are the bibs and collars, hand constructed from intricate panels of old lace.
And it seems fellow Adelaide retailers felt just as strongly about TFC, voting it the best visually merchandised stand at the show. Congratulations Brooke and Danni.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Explain how French Navy came to be?
French Navy is the result of a dream, and the desire of the woman known as Miss French Navy to turn that dream into reality.
Growing up, Miss French Navy was always impressed and enchanted by the elegant people, stylish magazines and coffee table books that seemed to be ever present in her world. This became the foundation of her life-long passion with connecting people through beautiful words, images, design and thoughtful actions.
After working her way around some of the world's most highly recognized advertising agencies, a chance conversation about the frustration in finding quality, simple and elegant stationery produced a brilliant idea.
If Miss French Navy couldn't find the perfect stationery, she'd create it.
The next day, the advertising industry's loss became the stationery world's gain.
What's the best advice you have ever been given?
Treat others the way you would like to be treated.
What is the best advice you have ever given out?
Sorry to be boring - but it's the same as above.
What is your favourite possession?
Photographs from my childhood
What do you consider as the worlds best invention?
Writing paper and pen!!!
What is the best thing about what you do?
Knowing that French Navy promotes kindness - what is nicer than receiving a thank you note or a note to say hi in the mail? It instantly makes you smile and feel happy.
Pumps or ballets?
Ballets - much more elegant.
See the full range at Magnolia Square in Adelaide at Norwood Concert Hall from THIS THURSDAY or view online.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
From the onset, Messagemark is one of those things that brings a smile to your face. Its fun, its cheerful and just the thing to spread the love.
Creator of Messagemark, Kyrie is committed to producing paper products that keep everyone happy...including the environment by using 100% recycled materials. Taking inspiration from Scandinavian design, the range is carefree and reflective of natural elements.
While we are on happy thoughts - the good news is that Messagemark will be on show at Magnolia Square Norwood Concert Hall next week!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Textiles, porcelain, precious metals and ceramic all make an appearance in the collection, unified by their organic shapes and muted, earthy colour palette.
Personally, I am adoring these collars crafted from wool and mohair - colour and texture combos are fabulous! See their blog for the the latest Klei news.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. I was very much a creative child, and funnily enough have been reminded of this quite a lot lately. I would spend hours in my room just making things. Even before I was ten I was sewing my own patterns ( they may not have been the best!) and making willow wrapped bangles which I sold, along with lemonade and biscuits out the front of our house. I was reminded just recently by some old school friends from primary school, that I did always want to be an artist.
Q.Describe your collection/range/business in 5 words?
A. Contemporary titanium and silver jewellery
Q. Where are you right now?
A. I'm actually at my part time job, judging the Harness racing. I get quite a lot of time to do things in between which is great!
Q.Where would you like to be right now?
A. Would love to be sitting at home with my man, laughing at my crazy little baby ( pug puppy) Snickers and a glass of wine.
Q. Where would you like to be in 5 years?
A. Working full time on my jewellery and living in my own home with a lovely garden.
Q.Tell us something we wouldn’t know about you?
A. Sarah fun fact: I don't own a car only a motorbike.
Q.Read or Write?
See Sara at Magnolia Square's Adelaide event 22-24 April, Norwood Concert Hall.
For times refer www.magnoliasquare.com.au
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Each exquisite item is hand crafted from unstitched vintage silk kimonos sourced directly from Japan.
Dames and Divas made their debut appearance at St Kilda and are heading to Norwood for our next event....look out for a peep on Channel nine postcards who also feel in love with the vibrant designs.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Mara and Nicholas will customize a baby birth print for you and include all the important bits of info....the same important bits you tend to forget after the second and third ones come along!
For those without new bubs to share, there are a range of delightful prints to choose from for the young and the young at heart over at Printspace...or better still see the team in person at Magnolia Square in Norwood when we come to Adelaide for the first time.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Knowing Annette only for a short time, gives me enough to describe Gate Uniques as being very reflective of the women at the helm. A bit indy, a bit bohemian and very stylish, Gate Uniques is more like a collection of things Annette loves. Stunningly crisp linens and napery, interesting jewellery and accessories and other trinkets and treats from around the globe.
Annette is South Australian based and will be one of the many amazing retailers showing at our first Adelaide event in just a few short weeks. The countdown is on..in the meantime you can forward plan your purchases by browsing the Gate Uniques website.