Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ginger's question time.

Hey kids, how have you been? I've missed you.
As you may have noticed I have been very absent on here of late, and my reason...LIFE! Its sure does get pretty complex at times doesn't it; yup its a tricky tricky business this whole game. Fear not though dear reader, we are not heading into D&M territory here. No, instead I thought what better way to get stuck back into my bloggy blog than by answering a few questions that the lovely people from Storm Watches and 2threads sent to me.

In support of their gorgeous timepiece collection, the questions are all time related. Now I found this to be really quite fitting seeing as the thing I need most desperately right now is time... and a tumble dryer!

1. The time you felt most inspired by fashion – your most inspiring fashion moment

Stumbling across this magnificent shot of Elle 'The Body' Macpherson in an old Australian Vogue circa 1989. Never before had I seen fashion so closely resemble art. Her form and pose are so absolutely perfect in the silk dress that she looks like an incredible sculpture painstakingly carved from the rocky surrounds.

2. The time you were proudest of your outfit or style

One outfit stands proudest above all the rest, though it failed miserably in the style stakes. 2001 year 12 High School Ball dress! Hailing from a small country town I had precious few options on offer. Rather than wear a hideous black halter neck dress I decided to put my very limited sewing experience to use.

With only a picture torn from a Cosmopolitan magazine as reference, I designed my first outfit. The skirt was full length and voluminous made from blood red satin with a black chiffon layer over the top to make it a shimmering maroon. The bodice was made from a gold top I bought from Myers that I then flipped upside down, cut up a bit and then sewed all back together in some way that made sense to me at the time. Overall, not the most inspired of designs however I am still proud that I managed to make something wearable and in such rich and opulent colours too.

Too bad it didn't survive the night; the year 12 boys decimated the back hem while moshing ferociously to Limp Biskit 'Rollin'. What a way to go!

3. The Time in Fashion you would most like to return to – e.g 60’s style, 70’s style...

It was a tough choice, I almost went with the elegance, glamour and femininity of the 30's. However, if I was to go time traveling I just couldn't miss the all round style of the 70's! They had it all; sparkling sexpot disco dancers, bronzed hostesses in maxi dresses besides azure pools, wild and free boho babes, rocking concert tees, high waisted jeans and they even had geek chic before there even existed geek chic (though in slightly thicker and itchier stockings).

You only have to look at Boogie Nights for proof - Life was wild, stylish and fantastic for Dirk Diggler and Roller Girl in the sun drenched 70's.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Mens DIY with Andres Espinosa

So good to see a guy exploring his thrifty yet creative side with an inspiring range of DIY outfits.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

This was the Huge Vintage Sale!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Huge Vintage Sale - Perth

I've been so quiet on here of recent you can practically hear crickets riding tumbleweeds across this barren and abandoned web page. Well I do have a reason and that reason is the

12pm Sunday June 6th @ Royal Park Hall
180 Charles St (crn Vincent Street)

I am really excited about this kids! Me and my fellow co-conspirator, the lovely Liz from Awoke Vintage, have been busy busy busy gathering together some of the great names in Perth vintage to contribute to the enormous range of vintage treats and treasures up for grabs.
All for under $50!!

There will also be Emma, of
Dropstitch fame, selling off a portion of her delectable vintage collection, Hunting and Gathering - a burlesque lounge regular and, of course, The Ginger Fox bringing more vintage than you can poke a stick at.
Lastly, Bobby the Baker will be on site to provide you with all your cakie pop needs