This one is ALL for the LADIES.
We have had more spectacular arrivals and the stores
are looking amazing.
They are like treasure troves filled with so many inspiring treats.
Maybe I am also feeling excited in anticipation of the new
exhibition that is opening at GoMA tonight.
It is also ALL ABOUT THE LADIES and is entitled Contemporary Australia: Women.
The collection features more than 70 new and recent works including painting,
sculpture, photography, installation, textiles, video and performance by 33 artists
and collectives, a total of 56 visual artists.
There is a full programme of events happening this weekend for the exhibition opening.
I can't wait to get over there and see what wonderful concepts the ladies have waiting for us.
It's such a fabulous gallery. I get excited just walking through the front doors!
This is a free exhibition and runs until July 22nd.
Here is what has just arrived...
No. 6, New York
Emerald Yoke Blouse in Burgundy Large Flower Print Silk Chiffon $368
also available in Nude Floral and Black Floral
Hematite Long Pleated Skirt in Black Large Flower Print Silk Chiffon $378
also available in Burgundy Floral
Nirvana Button Back Dress in Black Large Flower Print Silk Crepe de Chine $389
(Jaclyn, Costume Designer)
Earth Long Ruffle Dress in Black Sousdi Moroccan Cotton $356
Earth Long Ruffled Dress in Sand Sousdi Moroccan Cotton $356
(Natalie, Photo Editor)
Tiger Eye Strapless Trouser Suit in Navy Abstract Floral Print Silk Crepe de Chine $498
Azurite Long Kimono Dress in Navy Abstract Floral Print Silk Crepe de Chine $368
also available in Nude Large Flower Print Silk Crepe de Chine $368
Designed and made in New York, No. 6 is the creation of stylist Karin Berenson
and vintage collector Morgan Yakus.
I love that their pieces feel soft, vintage and romantic but are also very much
a today girl, striding the streets of New York or Brisbane as the case may be.
Like all clothes today, you can't help but feel the references from the past.
This feel echoes one of my favourite periods, the 1970's which of course also references
from the 1930's and 1940's.
So now I'm dreaming about skipping around in Ossie Clarke and Celia Birtwell,
Bill Gibb and of course you can't reminisce this era without thinking of the incredible Biba...
Our static in-store ladies Honey Ryder and Modesty Blaise are currently
resplendent in No. 6 complete with oversized Afros.
They are possibly channeling the musical Hair - another movie which I absolutely
love and I will never forget the emotion from seeing it the first time.
Or it could be Goldie Hawn in the 1972 film Butterflies Are Free which is also unforgettable...
No. 6 is available exclusively in Queensland at Blonde Venus!
The Melanie Skirt in Chocolate Leather/Black Silk $495
The Melanie Skirt in Black Leather/Acid Silk $495
The Lila Shirt in Black Silk $285
The Lila Shirt in Acid Silk $285
The Lila Dress in Black Silk $325
also available in Acid Silk
Model: Alice Burdeau
Photos: Danny Cohen
Hair & Makeup: Holly-Rose Butler
So here are the final pieces to arrive from Felicity Ellison's incredibly modern
winter collection and I'm sure now that you have seen all of them you will have
totally fallen in love with her!
The Lila shapes walk so beautifully with their flowing back pleats.
We teamed up with luxury accessory store Jean Brown yesterday, for a styling
session with super stylist Kimberly Gardner.
The Ellison pieces looked amazing and Jean Brown have some stunning
bags (Proenza Schouller) heels (Louboutin) and hats (Felicity Boevink)
of the Neon variety.
It just makes you feel so happy :)
Ellison is available exclusively in Queensland at Blonde Venus!
Dress Up, Melbourne
Ponti Culotte in Cherry Rayon/Nylon/Spandex $198
Ponti Culotte in Teal Rayon/Nylon/Spandex $198
Corduroy Culotte in Camel $352
This is also the last delivery to arrive from the Dress Up winter collection.
The cute shorties in Cherry and Teal are a heavier weight stretch making
them so flattering on and a great weight for winter.
They would also look fabulous with dark opaque tights.
But oh those corduroy culottes!
They are stunning and ready for striding.
I'm thinking Ali McGraw in Love Story?
Dress Up is available exclusively in Queensland at Blonde Venus!
Dr Denim, Sweden
Snap Light Weight Rinsed Blue (Mid Rise Skinny Jean) $129
All the Ladies in the House (the Ladies, the Ladies) can't get enough
of the new light weight stretch denims from Dr Denim
as they are sooooo comfortable.
Dr Denim in store now at Blonde Venus.
Hey Ladies - The Beastie Boys
Perks & Mini (P.A.M.) Melbourne
Deep Forest Remix AW12
Warped Record Navy Hat in 100% Paper Mock Straw (one size) $130
Semi Freddo Cardigan in 100% Cotton Dip Dyed French Blue $282
Rousseau Sandals $480
Newcomer Dropped Waist Dress in Brilliant Blue 100% Cotton Diagonal Twill $240
Rousseau Sandals $480
Arawak Dip Dyed Maxi Dress in Brilliant Blue 100% Cotton Diagonal Twill $293
If you haven't seen me for a couple of weeks, I have changed my hair tips
from lilac to turquoise and it matches perfectly with this collection!
Bring out your inner grunge/surf/punk self and c-h-i-l-l in these soft and
These look fabulous with stacks of the colourful African bangles that have also just
arrived at The Outpost.
Perks & Mini Women's Collection is available exclusively in Queensland
at The Outpost!
Susie Lau from Style Bubble is coming to Brisbane!
Well this IS exciting news.
Style Bubble is actually the only fashion blog that I read.
I have not seen any other blogs that have won the respect
that I have for Susie and to put it simply, she has a natural talent for it.
Like myself, she has a passion for the new and inspired and she is such a
hard worker - she writes everyday and passionately too.
I have had the pleasure of spending time with Susie at fashion week and
can say that she is a super lovely, charming girl who approaches
her work with honesty and with no pretension.
I was so thrilled to hear that she is also coming to Brisbane for this series.
Can this year possibly get any busier?!
Here's the link to Portable which will give you all the information plus how to get tickets.
I'll see you there!
I'm off to Sydney and Melbourne again next week to see the last of the "Cool School" Australian collections
that I'll be ordering for next summer.
I have seen some sneaky pics but it's never the same
as seeing and playing with them in real life.
I'm also heading to this extraordinary music festival called Dig It Up with bands like
The Sonics, Redd Kross, The 5, 6 7 8's, The Hoodoo Gurus, Died Pretty, Tek & Younger (Radio Birdman),
Royal Headache, Beaches, Frowning Clouds, Straight Arrows, Kim Salmon, Spencer P Jones, The Fleshtones
and it's heavily rumoured that The Sunnyboys will be also playing!
We have had loads of new Mens Wear deliveries at The Outpost too so I'll get
back to you asap with an update on those.
If you can't wait, just drop in and say hello.
See you soon,
Hope you are getting some time off over Easter.
We will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday but
we will open on Easter Saturday from 10am to 6pm.
Come and say HI! and check out all the new season...
Good Easter reading...
Here's what's new...
Nathan Smith, Sydney
Leather Dress $299
This amazing washed leather shift dress in a soft black is a great tunic piece to layer
long sleeve tops under or wear solo and kind of punky.
Nathan Smith in store now at Blonde Venus.
Violet Blouse in Amethyst Floral $451
Christina Lace in Black, available as top version only $495
Divinyl Pleat Tee in Black $396
Divinyl Pleat Mini Skirt in Black $330
Greta Tulip Coat available in Navy only $693
Lover in store now at Blonde Venus!
The Quiet Life, USA
Coach's Jacket $220
Anchor Zip Up $160
Striped Pocket T-Shirt $75
Reaper Baseball T-Shirt $65
Eagle Baseball T-Shirt $65
All Day All Night available in Kelly Green $60
Regal T-Shirt available in LIght Blue $60
Middle of Nowhere T-shirt available in Heather Grey $60
No Noise T-Shirt available in Black $60
Lips T-Shirt available in Black $60
Waylon T-Shirt photographed by Barb Edelblute available in White $60
Notes 5 Panel Cap available in all colours $55
Clouds 5 Panel Cap $60
Sunglasses with The Quiet Life Moustache Decal available in Red, Light Blue and Orange $40
The Quiet Life is a fun Man Love gift - it's perky, quirky, has a sense of style
and a sense humour.
Sounds like I'm talking about the perfect man.
These T-shirts might be a great idea if you're following the current trend of buying
an Easter present instead of chocolate.
The Quiet Life is available exclusively in Queensland at The Outpost!
Bill Cunningham New York DVD is back in stock.
It is definitely the sort of film that you can't just watch once.
What an inspiring man.
I haven't watched this one yet so really looking forward to it.
Apparently in recent years, the once highly regarded New York fashion establishment
was a mess of mismanagement
The Tents follows the transformation and the setting up of "the tents" at Bryan Park which helped
NY Fashion Week reclaim it's former glory.
The film features interviews with the fashion community including Caroline Herrera,
Zac Posen and Betsey Johnson.
These titles are $35 and in store now at Blonde Venus.
See you soon,
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