Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Bit of Crazy Love for You

While wandering around the gold mine of independent designers that is Incub8r last week, we came across super cool label Katherine and Punky, and just had to tell you all about them!

Katherine and Punky consists of one human called Katherine and one three legged cat called Punky. While Katherine does everything to do with the label, Punky likes to spend her time pretending to be a chicken in the backyard. It's a wonderful relationship. And works well to bring us some awesome jewellery and accessories.

All the products are handmade and painted by Katherine and all the frolicking is done by Punky. The pieces are made with a bit of crazy love and try to be as wacky and creative as possible.

Keep up to date with their adventures at http://katherineandpunky.blogspot.com and view their collection online at http://www.etsy.com/shop/katpunky. To contact Katherine, the half of this partnership that can type, email katherinedretzke@yahoo.com.au.

We adore them and hope to see more of Katherine and Punky in FJ very soon.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Find Me, Keep Me

The Finders Keepers Markets will debut in Melbourne this October. The indie design and art markets began in Sydney in 2007, before expanding to Brisbane in 2009.

Brainchild of Brooke Johnston and Sarah Thornton, Johnston says the markets were founded to support emerging designers by creating a design-supportive event. “We wanted to bridge the gap between local weekend markets and expansive trade fairs,” she says. The markets will showcase designs from up to 150 hand-picked designers of fashion, jewellery, accessories, homewares, children’s wear, stationery, art and object design. It will be the largest Finders Keepers event to date, including live music, food and inspiring art and design from around the country.

Designers can apply to be involved via the website by August 27, 2010. Entry is free. Check it out at www.thefinderskeepers.com

What: The Finders Keepers Spring/Summer markets
When: Saturday 9 October-Sunday 10 October, 10am-5pm
Where: Shed 4, Victoria Harbour, North Wharf Rd, Docklands

We can't wait!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


One of our fave new Vintage stores, Nook Vintage (258 Johnston St, Fitzroy), has some serious discounts in store for students.

On Mondays and Tuesdays it's Student Day all day.

Pop in to Nook Vintage and get discounts on vintage clothing, accessories, books and homewares.

There is loads to rummage through and some amazing treasures to be found.

Plus, if you bring one vintage item in on one of those days you can swap it for a new item (conditions apply - see below).*

Promotions change regualrly, as does their super collection, so tell your teachers and friends as you may be late to class.

Also check out their feature on page 72 of the current edition of FJ. We can't get enough of Nook.

258 Johnston St (opposite Dogs Breakfast)

Fitzroy, Melbourne

Mon-Tues 12-5pm

*All swapped items must be of vintage quality, clean and in good repair. Swaps are to be done at the staff's discretion. Swaps are to be exchanged for items with red dots only. You must have a valid student card and this offer is valid on Mondays and Tuesdays only.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Keleka Boutique Winter Sale!

Gorgeous Glenferrie Rd store, Keleka Boutique, is having a HUGE winter sale and we recommend popping down for some bargains to warm you up on this cold Monday morning!

There is 20% - 30% off selected items and some of our fave sale items include:
  • 20% off Just add sugar coats
  • 30% off Grab Cargos
  • 20% off Knits....and more

Keleka stocks Ladakh, Anise, Elly M, Just add Sugar, Seduce, Jorge, Grab, Martini.....and many more.

They are located at Shop 3 673 Troubadour Arcade Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122 and you can find their store profile on page 83 of the current edition of FJ.

Check out their facebook page and become a fan www.facebook.com.au/kelekaboutique
Website: www.kelekaboutique.com

Happy Shopping!xx

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Are You Steve Madden's Next Top Model?

Steve Madden is looking for one gorgeous and fashionable lady to be featured in an FJ photo shoot (two whole pages in the September issue!) wearing Steve Madden shoes. Check out the news section of our website for more details or pages 18-19 of issue 98 of Fashion Journal.

We are loving Steve Madden's SS10/11 range. Our favs include the Daynty clog RRP $189, and the Trooper boot RRP $249. Drool.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

We Love Leeloo

We can't get enough of handmade fashion which is why we thought we'd share this super-awesome discount with you all.

The lovely ladies at leeloo.com.au are offering FJ readers 10% off until the 30th August 2010. Just enter the code FJJUL10 at the checkout. Pink and girly, we could spend hours browsing the Leeloo's virtual shelves. Leeloo founder Angela D’Alton created the site as a platform for young designers and artists to show the world the creative goodies they’ve put their heart and soul into. Check out www.leeloo.com.au

Here are some of our favourite pieces. Happy shopping.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Dressed by Thread Den GIVEAWAY!

Funky boutique slash chic vintage store Thread Den has a wardrobe up for grabs! Wander in for a visit and experience more than unique couture. Spread over two levels of art deco interiors, you'll find a concise collection of local emerging designer products, a cosy corner of vintage finds and a sewing lounge buzzing with classes. It's this combination of all this fashion that has put Thread Den on the map.

With the opening on the brand new store at 422 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, the ladies of Thread Den have decided to it's time to celebrate! Dressed by Thread Den is the special chance for one lucky reader of FJ to be kitted out from head to toe in designer and vintage gear to a value of $500! To enter, simply visit the new Fitzroy store (422 Brunswick St, Fitzroy) between 9 July and 31 July and vote for your favourite label.

Also check out page 83 of the current edition of FJ for a store profile on Thread Den. We adore this new store and are very excited for one of our readers to score this fabulous prize. Get in quick for your chance!


Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Issue Out Now

Issue 98 of Fashion Journal hit the streets of Australia last Friday. If you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, head down to your favourite boutique and pick up a copy. Not sure where we are stocked? - email leah@furstmedia.com.au and we'll help you find one. Here's a little sneak peak of what's inside.

We are currently welcoming submissions for issue 99 - out 3rd September. Email us if you'd like to be involved or to find out how you can contribute.

We'll be drawing the FlexiFlats competition later this week - there's still plenty of time to enter. We've got so many more giveaways and competitions coming up over the next few weeks, so please stay tuned.

We are also about to reach a massive milestone - our 100th issue. If you have any ideas on how we should celebrate please comment away.

We hope you love the new issue.

FJ x