Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Back with lots of Vintage


I've been on quite the hiatus from my blog and online store. Dust has been gathering in the toolbar and the shopping cart is rusty. But I'm back and returning with me are a stack of new vintage pieces in a crisp new online look. 

Hope you enjoy what's in store and please keep an eye out for the heaps more to come in the next couple of weeks. I'll be working overtime to get as much up as I can; make up for those quite months. 

What have I been doing though? I'll be able to share my exciting project with you very soon. It's not at all vintage related and it's been my most worthwhile creative endeavor to date. 
Hopefully there are still some folks out the reading (if so do please leave a comment) and if not I look forward to capturing your attention again.

Much love
Ginger xx

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Help out Penelope and Odysseus

Have you bought your coffee yet today? Perhaps forgo your hot, frothy caffeinated bevarage and go with instant. Save those dollars and send them in support of worthy Perth art. Local lad Lloyd Hughes, is currently raising money (via crowd funding site Pozible) to host an exhibition of his epic photography project, Penelope and Odysseus, a visual interpretation of Homer's 'The Odyssey'.
The project was 4 years in the making and shot entirely on film. Our help will see these 24 images realised on 1.5 x 1.5m framed prints and exhibited in late February.

You can offer as little as $1 and as much as the purse strings allow. Every little bit matters and is monumentally appreciated.

If you would like to follow the progress on the exhibition and stay involved feel free to “like” the facebook page at www.facebook.com/lloydhughesodyssey

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

WIN - Rachel & Henry Climb a Hill debut album

Last Saturday I attended the launch of Rachel & Henry Climb a Hill debut album. The Fremantle arts centre never looked better with balloons, party lights, colourful bunting, kites, flowers, popcorn and fairy floss. Entertaining the sell out crowd were Simone & Girlfunkle, Polly Medlen & DJ Troy Division. Rachel and Henry ended the night, taking to the stage and performing songs from the album 'The Little Things'. A particular highlight coming in the encore as the band performed acapella supported by enthusiastic hand clapping from the audience.

The wonderful ladies and lads of Rachel & Henry Climb a Hill have kindly given me two signed albums to give away, all you need to do is 'LIKE' their facebook page and email me at ginger.fox@hotmail.com when you're done. Good luck guys

Monday, October 10, 2011

Water for Elephants: Costume design by Jacqueline West

I can't say I am too huge a fan of the film Water for Elephants. Not sure if I will ever truly embrace a flick with Mr 'Twilight' Pattinson in it. That being said, I will recommend it for viewing for the costumes alone. A divine feast for the eyes, the 1930's inspired satin's and sequins glow in the richly saturated cinematography. Costume designer, Jacqueline West is no stranger to period pieces and has been responsible for (among others) the Victorian garbs of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, the Georgian wardrobe of Quills and the evolving fashion of the last century in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, for which she was nominated for an oscar.

What really stood out to me was Reese Witherspoon's character, Marlena, and her beyond fabulous circus costumes. They had an edge to them; incorporating cut-out designs, high buckled shoes and boots (a nod to today's fashion) and a mixture of delicate pale colours or cool, deep greys. Have to say, after watching this flick, I am itching to throw a little 30's circus chic into my wardrobe, that's for sure.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Triple J Unearthed Launch Party Perth

Resident DJ's

San Cisco Scarlette

Rosie Beaton and super producer Corynne

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Made By Bees: Ginger Vintage on the Street

Just found a lovely little blog post by fellow Perth blogger Jessica Mcleod - Made By Bees. I was tickled pink to see this particular street style post: the dress is a Ginger Fox vintage number, and, as a bonus, it's on a lovely friend of mine, Perrie Taylor. I adore stand-out vintage designs like this spunky red number. It's a fantastic example of 80's American vintage - bold and wonderfully crafted (sturdy, vibrant cotton). Vintage items like this are a challenge to wear sometimes, it takes a little extra thought towards how to style it and more importantly, a healthy dash of confidence. Well worth it when you end up in a head turning combo like our Miss Taylor's.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Laneway Vintage Markets for Outskirts

William Street was a buzz with fine folks and dazzling art this weekend just gone. If you didn't make it along to Outskirts, you surely missed out. There was such a fantastic bustle of people in Northbridge, and you couldn't swing a glow mesh bag without hitting some fabulous young designer, artist or vintage enthusiast proudly displaying their amazing work. Hip Hip Horray I say! Yay for Perth talent and thanks a plenty to the marvelous minds at OnWilliam for bringing them all together.