Wednesday, 27 May 2009


This one is definitely worth checking out!

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Karina Pires

Drawing inspiration from her favorite summer things, like the ocean and the sun, Karina Pires explores hand dyed fabrics, a water-colour print, hand crafted ruffles and ribbon applied texture for Spring Summer 09-10. This summer it is the contrast between soft and structured that creates an “airy” sort of feel, presented in the form of simple yet strong silhouettes.

There are some absolute treasures in this collection. My picks are the digitally printed leggings and the ruffle dress.

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Ferm Living

I am a big fan of Scandinavian design so I was thrilled to find Danish home-ware company Ferm Living. They cover everything from wallpaper and decals to funky cushions and bedspreads, this is really inspiring stuff.

Miss Unkon

Recently I caught up with Brisbane's newest design talent Courtney Meyer to discuss her creative world and her SS 09/10 collection titled 'The life of a colourful lady"

1. Describe yourself in a sentence.

A girl that loves to be colourful, creative and passionate and loves to be a little over the top!!!

2. What is the first thing you ever designed?

I designed a lot of clothes for the shared little dolls and barbies with my sisters. But the first thing I designed and made for myself was a skirt and top when I was 12. It was rather hilarious. It was bright purple from a scrap piece of fabric I found. I made my own pattern, then created these little tabs that could be snapped into the side of the skirt so you could have two types of skirts. My grandmother took a photo of me wearing it and always kept it on her mantle piece. She and my family were so proud.

3. How was your label conceived?

Miss Unkon was created out of my passion to create a brand that makes a difference to people’s lives through being colourfully creative. As a self taught designer, Miss Unkon launched in 2008. I met this amazing girl Taree Birse at RAFW last year when volunteering and everything just propelled since then through hard work, determination & passion.

Unkon is the shortened word of Unkonventional in german spelling. My father’s background is German and our essence is be passionate, and create something a little bit different and exciting.

4. Describe your labels aesthetic.

Fun, creative, sparkling and fashion that tells a story and makes you want to get up and dance. For a girl that loves to be unique and create her own style and reflects where she is at in love, life and her career.

5. Tell us about your current collection.

The collection is called “The Life of a Colourful Lady” and is a dedication to my beautiful grandmother who passed away last year. She was a lady that always lived each day with colour, passion for life, adventure and just loved fashion. Her stories inspired me with beautiful and vibrant memories which influenced me on this fashion journey. The show is a representation of her essence and a way of life that we can all live by.

6. Where do you draw your inspiration from?

Inspiration comes from everywhere, art, movies, young fabulous girls, vintage. A lot of the times it will be little things I see, memories and fashion I see in my dreams. I also see a whole story, like a movie in my head and then I want to create that story into a fashion style

7. What is the best thing about what you do?

I love creating with the beautiful Miss Unkon team – Nelly pro photography, Becca Gilmartin for the amazing hair and make-up, Taree my amazing assistant, Jesselle management !!! I love turning all the ideas into real life and creating the visual story with the photo-shoot. Having the opportunity to create with such amazing talented people who are so passionate brings such excitement and appreciation to everyday!!

8. What are you working on right now?

We are starting to design for A/W next year. We also support the amazing Amira Project charity Princess Parties which is an inspirational and informative event designed to enhance the self esteem of young women. So we are doing whatever we can to support this amazing event.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Amy Kaehne SS 09/10 - The Kerouac Collection

The collection is inspired by the counterculture movement of the 1950s Beat Generation & its father of the movement, Poet/Writer Jack Kerouac.
Jack Kerouac's masterpiece "On The Road" inspired the collection by eastern influences, art, literature, music and most importantly the idea of bohemian nonconformity in the era of independence & experimentation.
Most beat generation writers and poets were struggling artists that were satisfied by creating literature that was both challenging & eclectic.

I love the inspiration that has influenced this collection. The range itself is very interesting up close. Such amazing detail...

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Rachel Carley Ceramics

Check out these gorgeous ceramic dishes from Auckland based designer Rachel Carley.
Each piece is handcrafted in New Zealand and can be ordered directly from
These would be a really cute addition to your kitchen or around your apartment alike.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

sQ- Meet Me At The Pool At Midnight SS 09/10 Sneak Peek!

Recently I caught up with the lovely Angelique and Vicki from sQ to view their latest offerings, and it looks amazing.
I'm excited to share with you an exclusive sneak peek at my favourite piece from the collection, the beautiful sheer 'Jackie Blazer' in Khaki .
The girls have also shared some visual inspiration that influenced the collection, featured below.

Stay tuned to view the entire collection here in a few months time....

Saturday, 9 May 2009


'Where rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies'......

oki-ni Design Competition

Fashion web-store, are launching a world wide competition.They are looking for someone to design a logo that captures the essence of in any way, shape or form. They need a graphic image (which can be absolutely anything) and a logo which reads The winner/winners (they may use more than one for different projects that they embark upon) will receive £1000 worth of store credit each to spend on anything on the site!

All entries should be submitted by midnight on the 17th May, 2009

Please forward all entries to or post to;

Logo Competition
20 Garrett Street
London EC1Y 0TW

Good luck!