Thursday, October 21, 2010

Spring Racing Style at Vivid Chadstone

What a Friday!! :)

The FJ girls have just been down to check out the venue for the FJ #100 party - Pretty Please in St Kilda. Cannot wait for the big event - November 10. And we also cannot wait to see our 100th edition on the street! Keep an eye out over the weekend and early next week when we'll be in stores, salons, boutiques, cafes and bars throughout the country and check out NOW to get a first look.

With a day like today we can't help but get excited for Spring Racing and we're loving the kaleidoscope of colour that has arrived in-store at Vivid Chadstone, just in time for Racing Season!! With the races just around the corner, the time is upon us to pick out the perfect dress, shoes, accessories and the all important fascinator, and Vivid ticks all the boxes with their impressive selection.

With stunning pastels, pinks, purples, corals and more, Vivid is the Spring Racing destination for any fashionista wanting to express their style in the season’s hottest hues. Featuring some of Australia’s brightest design talent such as Rachel Gilbert, Ruth Tarvydas, Anna Campbell, Razak, Natasha Gan and many more, as well as the most in-demand boutique brands such as Wish, KUKU, Truese and Sumahki, head down and pick out that winning outfit. Check out the girls below enoying the races in their gorgeous Vivid dresses!

You can check out Vivid in FJ #99 or check out their Facebook page

Now go out and enjoy the sunshine!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Handmade heaven at the North Melbourne Market's Spring Fling - this Sunday!

Run monthly in the Lithuanian Club at 44 Errol St, North Melbourne, The North Melbourne Market is a veritable gold mine of never to be seen again vintage, local designer and hand made products. Appearing for four hours on a Sunday, the returning from whence it came, the North Melbourne Market is a floor-to-ceiling bonanza.

And this week is the annual Spring Fling.

North Melbourne Market is a rockstar market; stalls were sold out by dawn on application day. And this is why it continues to gain popularity in the underground market circles. Underground is not too far from the truth. With a labyrinthine journey through the ballroom, the famous “Underbelly” lobby, the upstairs, the downstairs and the in-between, it's a trip not short on surprises.

Pop in to chat with the designers, play with their precious offerings and pick up some handmade delights. Spend hours wandering the stalls that sell vintage fabrics and clothing, sweet treats, local designer clothing, kids head-to-toe cute stuff, handmade jewellery, homewares, artists’ creations and other particularly and peculiarly unique things you’ve never seen before. Divine!

The market is open 10am - 2pm and entry is $2.

See you there!!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fashion on the Farm

Yesterday the FJ team trekked out to Gembrook to a location more fit for gumboots than stilettos! Photographer Ed Purnomo led the herd to a setting of tractors, trucks and hay bails – bringing city chic to the country, with a bunch of cows as our eager audience.

Catherine D from Scene Models made the perfect little girl on the prairie battling spider infested trucks, hay bails and climbing in crates of potatoes to get the perfect shot. Thanks to stylist Jam Baylon for creating the farmer-esque fashions, Jamie and Joel from Xiang for their scarecrow hair styling and Monica for her magnificent make-up.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Lust Have Summer Handbags from Her Ego

This summer, the Her Ego Carnivale Summer Range takes the plunge into deep-water blues, starry-night blacks and delicious ice-cream ivory.

Studs and chains remain de rigueur and are interwoven into the fabric of the leather to feature unobtrusively.

Elephant-patterned sheep leather is prominent this summer in several styles, which is so luxurious it feels like the softest of fabrics.

Blue and black denim acid-looks are shades of summer in this must-have style.

But you can always trust the Her Ego brand to remain true to its boho origins, now flavoured with luxurious fabrics and outstandingly sensual leathers.

The Her Ego Carnivale Summer Range also comprises a new look nautical denim everyday bag, perfect for those warm summer days at the beach!

To view the full range check out and for stockist enquiries phone (03) 9840 2939.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

In Love With Lavallièr

In issue 99 we featured Lavallièr's unique hand-made porcelain pieces, ornate pendants, delicately patterned rings and cute-as-a-button brooches.

Lavallièr lovers can purchase these items and more from the new online store at

Lavallièr can also be found at Incube8r, Lisson Yarn, Kids in Berlin and I Dream a Highway or catch designer Laureen Lansdowne at the Finders Keepers markets at Docklands, Melbourne on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of October

For more stockist information visit