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Samantha Wills

Posted in aussie greatness, effing amazing., global trend, Keep an eye on it, Shop Online!!, Stores we adore, the big guys., we like. with tags , , , on June 27, 2011 by streetcredthread

Australia’s hottest new export – Samantha Wills jewellery – is taking the world by storm. Growing up in Australia’s east and moving to Sydney later on, she started her empire at the early age of 21. Six years down the track, and the likes of Kate Bosworth, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Eva Mendes all swear by her jet-set creations. 

Her new collection is called ‘A Decadent Solstice’ – Also join the VIP section at www.samanthawills.com to receive 50-80% off when you shop online. 

It’s that time of year.

Posted in aussie greatness, effing amazing., freakin cheap, Keep an eye on it, Melbourne Designers, Stores we adore, we like. with tags , , , , , , , on June 14, 2011 by streetcredthread

TIGERMIST’S MEGA FIVE DAY SALE!

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER OUR 5 DAY SALE WILL BE HELD AT BOTH TIGER MIST BOUTIQUES! A STOREWIDE SALE FOR THE FELLAS AND THE LADIES! THIS IS OUR BIGGEST SALE TO DATE!! ALL DRESSES, TOPS, TEES, DENIM, JACKETS YOU NAME IT’S ON SALE! 

SO GET DOWN TO GRAB A BARGAIN AND STOCK UP ON YOUR WINTER WARDROBE!

DOORS OPEN AT 9AM THIS WEDNESDAY AND THE SALE ENDS THIS SUNDAY!

GUYS JEANS 20% OFF
SALE RACKS FOR GUYS AND GIRLS: $19.95, $29.95, $39.95, $49.95, $59.95, $69.95!!!

Yeah so this is definitely a sale you don’t want to miss. We all know how good the stock is down at Tigermist in Eltham, and this time round it’s in both Eltham and Ivanhoe stores, which only means double the bargins and double the brands. Get down and see all the lovely girls even if your not after a  bargain (who isn’t, anyway?) for a chat.

SCT XXX

THANKGOD IT’S HERE

Posted in Amazing stylists/Fashion Gurus, aussie greatness, effing amazing., Keep an eye on it, Melbourne Designers, Shop Online!!, Stores we adore, we like. with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 4, 2011 by streetcredthread

We have all been waiting for it, anxiously. The girls from the Tigermist boutique stores in Eltham and Ivanhoe have launched their new label, Rise of Dawn. It is now being sold in both stores, and at Mrs Madame in Templestowe. Check out their facebook page to view the collection, where you can also pre order and phone order! (excellent).

OH MY GOK!

Posted in Amazing stylists/Fashion Gurus, An excellent cause, effing amazing., global trend, Interviews, Keep an eye on it, Stores we adore, the big guys., we like., wonderfully famous. with tags , , , , , , on March 2, 2011 by streetcredthread

OH MY GOK

He’s coming to AUS!


He has taken the TV and Fashion worlds by storm, and is an internationally renowned author. Gok Wan never thought he would be someone who people would one day aspire to be like, however now his title falls no shorter than that of ‘guru.’ In an Australian first, Gok is teaming up with shopping centre giant Westfield in order to launch the Westfield Styling Tour accross the country! He will be visiting Westfield stores in VIC, NSW, QLD and SA so stay tuned for more information and permanent marker the tour dates into your calendar!

And big kudo’s to Westfield for continuously providing Australian women with style advise, help and most importantly, amazing places to shop! For your nearest Westfield store and all the Gok tour dates head to www.westfield.com

WESTFIELD PRESS RELEASE:

Westfield today announced that it will play host to one of Britain’s top fashion gurus, Gok Wan, for a national tour that shoppers across the country won’t want to miss.

Fashion stylist to the stars, author and host of TV show How To Look Good Naked and Fashion Fix, Gok will hit our shores late March, embarking on a national tour with Westfield’s talented team of Stylists on the Westfield Style Tour.

Taking Aussie women under his wing, Gok will share his style tips through a series of revealing makeover sessions, showing ladies how to maximise their body shape with this season’s trends from the best Australian retailers.

Launching Westfield’s team of Stylists and services, the Westfield Style Tour will hit the road for 10 days – bringing Gok’s brand of bold, brassy and interactive fashion fun to Westfield centres in NSW, ACT, SA, QLD and VIC. During each show, one lucky winner from Westfield’s online ‘Win a Makeover with Gok’ competition will receive a full makeover, along with selected audience members.

Commenting on the tour from his home in London, Gok said, “I can’t wait to get Down Under. I love Australians and wish I could spend more time there! It’ll be fantastic to see what looks everyone’s wearing because every country has its own unique style.”

The Westfield Style Tour will further bolster Westfield’s position as the destination for style inspiration and guidance, translating the latest Autumn Winter trends into real fashion for different body shapes.

With services available 24/7 at home and in-centre, Australians can get style-savvy with the following services from the Westfield Stylists:

Free 15 minute one-on-one Style Sessions – Launching mid March, these sessions will take place with Westfield Stylists at Style Lounges in selected Westfield centres; Personal Style Sessions – A current favourite, these in-depth, personalised shopping experiences start from one hour, with a Westfield Stylist in-centre; Style Workshop – Sessions designed specifically for larger groups, the Style Workshop offers tips and advice for an audience of 30+ shoppers; ‘Ask A Stylist’ – This brand new online function joins the Westfield Style stable from mid March allowing shoppers to seek professional style guidance at http://www.westfield.com.au and receive free, personalised advice from a Westfield Stylist within 24 hours.

“We’re excited to be expanding our Westfield Stylists offering and can’t wait to bring Gok to Australia to help kick it off. Whether you’re visiting a Westfield centre, or seeking style advice online, Westfield will show you how the latest trends from leading Australian retailers are right for you,” said John Batistich, General Manager Marketing, Westfield.

For the chance to be in the running to ‘Win a Makeover with Gok’, visit http://www.westfield.com.au for more details.

WESTFIELD STYLE TOUR DATE CENTRE TIMING:

WESTFIELD STYLE TOUR
DATE CENTRE TIMING
NSW
Thursday, March 31 Westfield Parramatta 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Friday, April 1 Westfield Miranda 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Saturday, April 2 Westfield Belconnen 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Sunday, April 3 Westfield Kotara 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Tuesday, April 5 Westfield Hornsby 12.30pm – 1.30pm
SA
Wednesday, April 6 Westfield Marion 12.30pm – 1.30pm
QLD
Thursday, April 7 Westfield Chermside 6.00pm – 7.00pm
Friday, April 8 Westfield Carindale 12.30pm – 1.30pm
VIC
Saturday, April 9 Westfield Southland 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Sunday, April 10 Westfield Fountain Gate 12.30pm – 1.30pm  



A Close look at Melbourne’s hottest new label: Amie & Me

Posted in aussie greatness, collegefashionista, effing amazing., Interviews, Keep an eye on it, Melbourne Designers, Stores we adore, we like. with tags , , , , , , on February 21, 2011 by streetcredthread

 

Best friends and entrepreneurs Amy De Forest and Ammie Doherty are stitching their signature into Melbourne’s fashion scene. Their two year-old label is as imaginative as it is visionary, and is generating it’s own publicity and a wide interest amongst young Melbourne trend-setters.

A conversation over pizza and wine changed the dream of owning their own label into a reality. Starting off with a small Spring/Summer 2011 collection, they sold exclusively to only 20 boutique stores around Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide. A year and a half down the track, they have doubled their stockists and their Autumn/Winter collection is due to hit shelves in February and March, with plans to open stores in Western Australia later this year.

If you add to this a front cover spread on Fashion Journal’s 100th Edition and increased prominence on the pages of Melbourne’s fashion blogging culture, it seems these two 24 year-olds are on the quick road to success.

Although admitting that the reality of running and funding your own business got hard around the six month mark, the girls pushed through and weren’t scared off by the competitiveness of the industry. “In the first year of owning our business we were both working eighty hours a week minimum,” said Doherty. “But it’s good to have [the other] there to hold your hand when it gets tough.”

The girls find their point of difference in that they are the market to which they are designing for. “We create designer pieces at an affordable price. We are the market, and so we design for ourselves and other women can relate.” Ensuring  their clothing is affordable to all women will be a consistency within the Amie & Me line.

Throughout our interview a few things grabbed my attention about the two go- getters. They are both involved in every aspect of the business – both design and garment construction to the finances, advertising and promotion. Interestingly, they like to think of themselves as best friends rather than business partners. They do everything together – work, play, socialise – and yes, they even finish each other’s sentences.

“We don’t ever fight,” said De Forest, “Ammie knows me better than anyone.” “Women our age can be erratic, insane and emotional, especially when under this amount of stress, but we completely support each other.”

Both Doherty and De Forest come from a strong background of fashion – Doherty studied design at RMIT in Brunswick, and De Forest studied design and product development at Melbourne School of Fashion. Despite their extensive study the girls know that being successful requires knowledge of the industry and of running a business.

So what can we expect for Amie & Me Autumn/Winter 2011? A goddess inspired collection featuring ivories, crochets and open shoulders. “The garments are draped and free flowing but still compliment the female silhouette. The typical client is feminine with a strong undertone of female perspective. It is for strong passionate women, like us,” said Doherty. From what has been previewed so far, there is a lot to look forward too for those looking to find wardrobe pieces that are different to anything else on the market.

The Amie & Me website is due to launch this week, and listed below are some stockists from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. Make sure you get down to these stores as soon as the Autumn/Winter collection arrives, because I have a feeling it wont take long to sell out.

City Dweller – Brisbane, QLD

Drobe – Fortitude Valley, QLD

A-Store – Chapel St, VIC

Liquid Clothing – Fitzroy, VIC

Toyah Boutique – Eltham, VIC

Piink Boutique – Niddrie, VIC

Tuchuzy ,NSW

 

To see the Amie & Me ‘Designer of the week’ feature head to http://www.collegefashionista.co.uk !!


IT’S A SMOKEY GLADE

Posted in Keep an eye on it, Melbourne Designers, Stores we adore, we like. with tags , , , , , on February 2, 2011 by streetcredthread

GET EXCITED BOYS>>> CHERRYTREE ROAD’S NEW

COLLECTION IS OUT NOW. “SMOKEY GLADE.”

Another amazing instalment from Jared Laoumtzis. We knew the collection was going to be great, but he continuously breaks out the big guns >> Right bicep, Visionary and Left Bicep, Unique. You wont find anything else like it, and his items aren’t saturated throughout the market. So you will NOT see a million other guys with the same necklace. No sushi radio/kiss chacey embarasment here folks, 100% originality. More good news? The label has expanded to the US and UK/Europe. Check out the full collection at http://tinyurl.com/4ucnwdm..

WE      L<3VE      CHERRYTREE    ROAD!

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Balmain Autumn / winter 2011.. boys this ones for you.

Posted in effing amazing., global trend, Keep an eye on it, Stores we adore, the big guys., we like. with tags , , , , , , , on February 1, 2011 by streetcredthread

 

BALMAIN: AUTUMN/WINTER 2011

I have posted about my adoring love for everything Balmain before, and it is a love that just keeps on growing. The autumn/winter 2011 collection is amazing guys. With their collections continuously evolving, they have widened the skinny leg jean and added endless draping of scarves and knitwear; completed with a military-style or trench coat. You may not be able to afford their prices — however this collection is mandatory for inspiration in your winter wardrobes. Check it out fellas: