Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Stylist Love: Edward K Gibbon of Skins

With the next SATC epic looming (oh its just not going to be that great but you have to watch it don't you? such a pickle) I gots to thinking about stylists. Now along with the rest of the world I adore the kooky Patricia Fields and her fearless styling, but who else can I rely on for my television fashion fix - Edward K Gibbon that's who!

Cassie: without a doubt my favourite Skins styler.

Stylist extraordinaire for the UK drama series Skins, Mr Gibbons consistently comes through with the style goods. The show may be on the way out with its increasingly far fetched and overly melodramatic plots, yet I will continue to watch for the clothing alone. He carefully considers each characters background and personality and presents a fabulously skewed yet finely tuned version of typical UK style. Mish-mashed prints and fabrics, bold colours and no fear of experimentation.

Now for an added bonus; in the process of researching this post I uncovered a fantastic little find on the Skins website. Gibbons has an entire section devoted to Skins style where he explains the thought process that went into the season 4 cast costumes. Fantastic stylist insight! Get it here :)

Sunday, May 23, 2010

OH no no no no no!

From time to time I indulge in a bit of self-googling to see where The Ginger Fox has travelled in the www. Unfortunately this time I was just a little bit mortified to find my logo used as the image for a terrible pop song. Thank god the song belongs to a fictional pop star who appeared on iCarly (a nickelodeon show I have never heard of) and who is essentially a parody of Britney Spears. However it is safe to say I am not at all happy with youtube user 'talkinThatBlah'
My poor poor cross stitch lady, she has served me well and does not deserve to listen to this song over an over again (oh dear 8,928 times so far), though clearly I'm not helping her by posting the video haha.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Ginger's Style Guide: Turbans

Love them or hate them turbans are back! A bold piece for a confident gal, these 1940's style creations are a great alternative to the winter standard beanies. I suggest we all take a moment and work out just how to wear these tricky little things.


My tip for trying the turban: keep it casual and fun. Wear it like a beanie on the back of your head with hair falling free. Fringes and bangs help a great deal to integrate and soften the look.

I am not a fan of a turan wrapped tightly round the head with your hair tucked under. It's so harsh, all emphasis is on the face which needs to be flawless. Even Jessica Stam looks strange in this get-up, and if something can make that girl look less than perfect then thats something Im going to stay waaaay away from.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Kids rather like paper airplanes

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Facebook Comp Winner: Alexandria Wilson

In early May I drew the winner of The Ginger Fox Facebook fan competition; the prize, a $100 gift voucher for vintage delights in our online store. With the help of my darling assistant Indy, the winner was picked;
Alexandria Wilson
Now due to some restrictions in the Facebook business pages, I have been unable to contact the winner! So this is my shout out to little Alex - you need to email me at ginger.fox@hotmail.com to claim your prize, the vintage is a waiting darlin.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Perth city style




Friday, May 14, 2010

In the News: UWA

Phew have I busy folks! There are some very exciting developments occurring with The Ginger Fox that I will let you in on soon. For the meantime I have some catching up to do in terms of Perth style.

I have been hitting the various university markets of late, scanning for dolled up dans and dames. Unfortunately I haven't had much luck this week. I put this down to the temperature plummeting sending everyone scrambling for any available article of clothing to keep them warm, style be damned. It is also, quite largely I would say, due to my reluctance to emerge from beneath my pastel plaid nanna blanket to go in search of the fashion forward folk. Lastly, it is because the fashion trend at UWA now seems to be roughly strewn together newspaper garments that leave little to the imagination. Not the most inspired trend, but I will feature it non the less. haha

Adrehel did not fall victim to the paper fad and seems to have her winter wardrobe pretty worked out.

Now, I realise this was not the most style packed post however, fear not! I hit the streets today and snapped a few more gorgeous outfits and will post the pics tomorrow so stay tuned. P.s if anyone can tell me what the paper people were doing I would love to hear from you. I hope the bow tie guy won :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Ginger's Style Icons: Bettie Page

Bettie Page - vivacious vixen and perhaps the most iconic pin-up of all time. In the 50's, Page's red lips, raven hair and divine curves graced the pages of just about every American men's magazine there was to be found. Her shots are a wicked combination of sex and smiles.

"I've never seen the impish glee in Bettie's eyes in any other model," Elizabeth Snead, fashion editor USA Today.

Page's style and trademark bangs have had tremendous influence on fashion and pop-culture. You only have to look at the rockabilly indie girls of today to see the original pin-up girl's spirit shine through. A stroll through Wheels & Dollbaby must be somewhat akin to what it'd be like to peruse Bettie's wardrobe. She has even reached the runways of Milan; inspiring the likes of Dolce & Gabbana in collections laced with corsets, fishnet stockings and lingerie.

"I never kept up with the fashions. I believed in wearing what I thought looked good on me." - Bettie Page

In her handmade bikinis (yes she made them herself), leopard print and leather, she laid the foundation for the cult and fetish scenes we see today; from burlesque to bondage.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Chills and style thrills at UWA

You can't always have a giant SLR camera handy now can you? Well lucky I have my new iPhone and twitter app. Yep I am now ultra-super-massively connected it boggles the mind. My phone is now the portal to everyone I have ever met, the master of my events, the answer to all questions and grand keeper of my secrets. In such a short period of time I have become entirely dependant on this little device. Now given my history with anything electrical, me thinks this will not end well... But hey, live in the now I say, and boy is it fun to tweet Perth style.
It was a wonderfully warm, sun drenched day today and people really seemed to be enjoying laying about on the grass and relaxing in a manner that only students can. To bad the sun didn't reach me at my stall; instead I had deep shade, concrete and an icy wind wiping through the UWA corridors. I spent the day either scrambling for vintage jumpers to use as blankets or choreographing my own version of Zumba fitness (mine has jumping jacks ehh ehh). Curse you glorious, carefree children of the sun, curse you.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

The obsession with florals contiunues

A massive, gigantic,pretty much dominating trend in my wardrobe is florals; I simply cant get enough of the pretty little things. My favourite designs are striking and feature large blossoms in contrasting shades on dark backgrounds. Like a moth to a flame, I cannot help but gravitate to them. I will blindly trample any who stand between me and a deliciously dark floral number, the mere sight of which transforms me instantly into a fashion zombie, mindlessly driven by an overwhelming need - floowwwwwers...floowwwwwwwers.