Monday, August 31, 2009

Handmade In Bloom: Two weeks to go

More of my favourites at the upcoming Handmade Market...

Male/Female WC decor bathroom sign retro green/yellow/blueBaroque Chalkboard Frame

1. Rummage wall art 2. Prim & Pretty brooch
3. My Sweet Muse jewellery 4. Tango & James wall clock
5. Tango & James jewellery 6. Tango & James fauna cushion
7. Mooza Designs wall art 8. Flat Bird chalk board decal
9. Anna Stockel pyjama set 10. Tango & James earrings

Handmade Market In Bloom
Yarralumla Woolshed
10-4 Saturday September 12th

Monday, August 24, 2009

Designer Trunk show: Glamour time

For three days only, Canberrans will be able to meet with the designer, Carl Kapp and his team of experts over drinks, and have the exclusive opportunity to be styled by the Sydney designer.

During the Trunk Shows, attendees will have a unique insight into the designer, and his inspiration behind the collection, and be able to purchase items sized 6-14.

Canberrans can join the ranks of Carl Kapp wearers such as Cate Blanchett, Nicole Kidman, Rose Byrne, and Rachael Taylor, and acquire pieces from the collection which are not available anywhere else in Canberra. Trans-seasonal pieces from the Winter Collection will also be available on the day.

"Since launcing the brand in 2005 we've had a growing number of Canberra-based customers. As our tailored suiting has a very strong following, I feel this is a very important demographic for us as we offer jackets classic enough to wear to the office or parliament but different enough to make it a must-have addition to any wardrobe.."

Canberra's fashinistas can expect beautiful silks and summer wools in a palette including Black, Ink, Putty and White with striking accents of Jungle, Hot Pink, Nightshade Blue and the softest metallic Italian leather. Perfect evening dresses and tops, stunning jackets and great layering pieces.

This is the perfect opportunity for Canberrans to select the next special items to add to their wardrobes.

Event details: Carl Kapp - Spring/Summer 2010 Trunk Showing
Dates and Times: Thursday 17th September 5-9pm. Friday 18th & Saturday 19th September: 9am – 12.30pm, 2 - 5pm, 6.30 – 9.30pm
Location: Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, Barton, ACT, 2600
RSVP for attendance by appointment to Weihan, phone 02 9331 5325 or 0418 290 230.

Hot hot HOT,

Love Nina x

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The booty: a couple of bargains

Thanks to the Vinnies Monster Clothing sale on Saturday, here are a couple of gorgeous goodies I scrummaged... for a whole $5 I grabbed an as-new Mambo tweedy overnight bag, gorgeous nude and black gorgette scarf and completely cute clutch.

Actually, I ended up there as a volunteer for the morning - re-hanging the many fallen and discarded items on the floor. I'm sure glad I went to the trouble though, of selecting the perfect outfit to clash horribly with the fluoro vest I was given to wear for my shift! But then again... what does go with fluoro orange???

It felt really nice to help out... and I got to shop thoroughly afterward... marvelous fun!
Did you go too? What bargains did you get?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Monster op shoppping event: Vinnies

Awesome... For the first time ever, the public are invited to shop in the Vinnie's massive sorting facility in Mitchell. All proceeds will go to Vinnie's Youth, who care for under privileged children in our community. Don't miss your chance to have a solid rummage through the clothing items on offer...

9-5 Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd only at 10 Buckland st Mitchell.

In thrifted fashion below: Lady Smaggle, Pony, Skylark and Ninaribena...

PLUS: SATURDAY NIGHT 22nd August - Vinnies at Tuggeranong are holding a fashion parade extravaganza. Tickets to the Fashion Parade are available by calling Dee 6208 6000 or drop into your local Vinnies store.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Handmade Market: in monochrome

Here are a few more of my favourite things coming up at Handmade Market...

1. Sinead Buckney Felt Brooch 2. Prim & Pretty Zipper brooch
3. Klei (from Melbourne) collar 4. Tango & James Bow Tie necklaces
5. I Heart Bella jewels 6. Sinead Buckney acrylic laser cut cuff
9. Tango & James fan earrings 10. Klei two-faced rings

Handmade Market Saturday September 12th from 10-4
at the Yarralumla Woolshed

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Spotted... this gorgeous rocking chair on Allbids Me2u, with more than a passing resemblance to the original Thonet rocking chair. It's probably a reproduction, but still a knockout piece in my book...

Check out the listing here for it's amusing life story as a nursery feeding chair by an exasperated father!

Monday, August 10, 2009

NGA: Architects series

Always inspiring... Contemporary Australian Architects speaker series hosted by AIA ACT at the National Gallery of Australia. The series this year kicked off last week with Phooey Architects, and continues this Wednesday night with Chenchow Little Architects (faaabulous!).

19 August Philip Thalis, Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects, Sydney
26 August Angelo Candalepas, Candalepas Associates, Adjunct Prof of Architecture at UNSW

James O Fairfax Theatre from 6pm
Tickets each session $20 ($15 for members) book here.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Handmade: In Bloom

Handmade Market is on again soon... and now in a fabulous new location. Following the recent surprise closure of Albert Hall (presumably for restoration), the next installment of Handmade will be bigger and better at the Yarralumla Woolshed - a fabulous rustic space with room to move.

Handmade: In Bloom will be brimming with our ever talented Handmade favourites (including yours truly) and many more emerging Canberran artists, designers, crafters and foodies and makers to bring you the best of Canberra... and some pretty spring things...

1. Mooza wall art 2. The Owls Are Hunting table lamp
3. Tango & James Flutter Mobile 4. Look Mamma Gift Card
5. Annie Pritchard Wren original painting 6.Grace Designs flower brooch
7. Tango & James Table lamps 8. Tango & James printed cushion
9. Flat Bird blossom wall decal 10. Prim & Pretty brooch

6-9pm Friday Sept 11 (50 sellers) twilight market
10-4 Saturday Sept 12th (100+ sellers) in full bloom
Now at Yarralumla Woolshed
off Cotter Road, near Lady Denman Drive, kinda near the zoo and gorgeous Government House