I've been consumed by the Northern Hemisphere shows and thoughts of what
I'll be ordering for next season.
London was quite delirious, still full of colour and incredible textiles and a kind of optimism that
is bordering on insanity.
Well, that works for me.
Here's some of my favourites...
Simone Rocha: breathtaking textiles and polish for such a young designer. It must be in the genes.
Mother of Pearl: Maia Norman makes cool clothes for art house girls and actually collaborates with artists through her design process.
Antipodium: SO PROUD (I'm holding back the tears) Geoffrey J Finch leaping and bounding forward with this super stylish collection. All of the above please!
Peter Jensen: No matter who the muse, I love that his girls still always look like Scandinavian indie chicks.
House of Holland: now this looks more like the HOH that we used to love. Bring on the Mod Squad!
Christopher Kane: I have a love/hate relationship with his collections but you can't deny his amazing textiles and this is such a sexy collection.
photos courtesy of style.com
JW Anderson Menswear: One of the most directional young Menswear designers in the world at the moment and I think this is his strongest collection to date.
photos courtesy of catwalking.com
E Tautz: Patrick Grant designs based on beautiful traditional Savile Rowe tailoring but this still looks like it would be at home on The Avengers. Dashing!
photos courtesy of catwalking.com
Here's what has arrived this week...
Lola Suede and Leather Clutch in Blush with Matt Gold hardware $350
Lola Clutch in Tan Suede and Leather with Matt Gold hardware $350
Lola Clutch in Navy Suede and Leather available with Matt Gold hardware $350
Lola Clutch in Black Suede and Leather with Gunmetal hardware $350
Alex Leather Clutch in Pistachio $190
Alex Leather Clutch in Blush $190
Alex Leather Clutch in Bordeaux $190
Alex Clutch in Blue Croc Embossed Patent Leather $190
Racheal Mini Shopper in Black Leather $400
Kodi Leather and Metal Cuffs $120
New Kodi Colours!
I already have 3 of the cuffs and now there's even more colours!
We have just received:
Blush with Matt Gold
Pistachio with Matt Gold
Bordeaux with Matt Gold
Navy Blue with Matt Gold
Navy Blue with Gunmetal
Black with Matt Gold
Black with Gunmetal
You would not believe how many labels email me their lookbooks every week
and it seems that chic accessories are the hardest to achieve.
We don't need the whole kitchen sink on a bag or a clutch.
Just give us something simple but incredibly luxe.
Brenda Harvey has the idea. You know how much I love her beautiful
Australian made pieces and these new colours are so delicious.
Hope that you love them as much as I do!
Benah available exclusively in Queensland at Blonde Venus.
Interiors NH SS12
Mandate Coat White Leather and Natural Cotton Huckerbuck $749
Mandate Coat in Black Leather and Black Wool Boucle $799
Mandate Mini Skirt in White Leather with Natural Herringbone Cotton $269
also available in Black
Breadwinner Shirt available in Sky Blue Herringbone Cotton $219
You have to say these style names out loud.
They are made for it.
Go on, shout out "I want a Mandate!"
I did and I'm getting one - in white that is...
We have also received these styles but be quick as you can -
we are already quite low on some of these:
Breadwinner Dress in Black Herringbone Cotton $199
House Rules Skirt in Silk Cattitude Print $319
Heavy Petting Tee in Cattitude Printed Rayon Jersey $139
Violent Femme Tee in White and also Bone Silk with Cotton Tulle $139
Violent Femme Maxi Dress in Natural Cotton Tulle $199
Family Man Shirt in Lemon $149
Family Man Shirt in Grey/Blue $149
Fairplay Shirt in Sky/Beige $169
Fairplay Shirt in Beige/White $169
Corporal Shirt in Sky/Chocolate $159
Uncle S/S Pullover Chocolate/Black $129
Creeper Coat in Tan with White Leather Collar $349
It's about time we had some Man Love!
These colour combinations are so fresh and the shirts are cleverly finished
with contrast plackets and buttons which really gives them an edge.
My favourite is the Trench Coat - naturally.
Antipodium in store now at Blonde Venus.
4ZZZ needs our help!
Much loved Brisbane based community radio station 4ZZZ have
been broadcasting since 1975 and they need our help to buy a new
Are you a subscriber or would you like to make a small donation?
Give them some love as Brisbane can't afford to lose any more
of it's creative community culture.
Go to the website here:
Save the date for our end of summer sale!
Our bi-annual event is on again and this time it's just for the ladies.
Sorry guys - we will hold a special sale just for you, a little later on...
So put this one in your diary and it's at a special pop up location
9th, 10th, 11th of March @ 358 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
I've had both The Black Lips and Electrelane on high rotation at Blonde Venus
and it's not long until both of those bands come to The Zoo.
It's not long until the Dirty Three also come to Brisbane for their show at the Tivoli
and their new album Toward The Low Sun releases today so expect to hear that one
over and over too!
See you soon,
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