Thursday, November 18, 2010

Reduce Reuse and Recycle for the New Year

If you're anything like me you probably have a wardrobe packed full of clothes you never wear, you know the ones, those shorts you swore you'd shrink into for summer and that dress that is so sheer it's almost transparent(but looks great with a slip or over leggings according to the shop assistant). Do you stare at your wardrobe with fashion mishaps, clothes you've outgrown and swing-tag-still-attached numbers looking back at you, wondering how on earth am I going to fit my brand new summer buys in there?

The answer is here my fashion fiends -
Hold a stall at Take 2 Markets, Melbourne’s premier recycled fashion event. Turn your trash into someone elses treasure and get some coin for your preloved items and mistake purchases.

The next market is being held Sunday 20th March at Hawthorn town hall and you can book a stall from Wednesday 1st December at 10am.

Get in quick because these are the hottest tickets in town, last time they booked out in under 2 hours (that's quicker than Big Day Out!). Visit
for more information.

And since you've cleared all this space in your cupboard you may as well check out some of the other stalls, who knows what cute vintage pieces, one-offs and designer finds might be waiting.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fashion Journal 100th Edition Party

A big thanks to all our sponsors, everyone who came & all those people who helped us get to 100 issues

Fashionistas and fashion-misters flocked to the heart of Fitzroy Street, St Kilda to the luscious and brand spanking new venue Pretty Please. Welcomed with Capi fruit soda & 666 Vodka cocktails that kept flowing all night, everyone got a bit silly with Kirin Beers and Four Sisters Wines also helping to quench thirsts.

The head turningly handsome crowd danced the night away to music from the equally as handsome DJ's - Generik, The Bad Cats and Post Percy who played a retrosexual mix of party hymns that transformed even the highest heels into dancing shoes.

The hottest chick on the night came in mini pequeno burgers, wraps and other moreish morsels thanks to Nandos catering. Dessert included a delicious array of Trampoline gelato with flavours like passionfruit, blood orange and chocolate hitting our lips.

It was 100 issues in the making and a night that's sure to be remembered for the next 100 issues to come!

Look out for the photos in the next edition of Fashion Journal out December 3rd or go to to see the photos now!

Retro Queen

Rockabilly became popular in the 50s because of its sexy, laid-back style. Sixty years later and it's still gracing our streets and there is a new store in town for your favourite pin-up threads.

You can try to sew a tulle petticoat and irresistible cherry dress but as the owner of Gasoline Queen, Natasha Sayers, found, it's not that easy! Instead we suggest you step away from the sewing machine and head to Gasoline Queen at 25 Bridge Rd, Richmond, Melbourne, to browse affordable and good quality psychobilly, rockabilly and pin-up trends for gals and guys.

Gasoline queen stocks labels from the US, Mexico, the UK and Australia. Their super range includes clothing, accessories, shift knobs, shrunken heads, day of the dead figurines, prints and homewares. So if you’re feeling like a bit of a change, pop on in to get yourself kitted out with a new rad look! (03) 9427 9024. Open Tuesday – Sunday.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Be as quirky as you want in 2010

A quick Google search informed me of the best shopping destinations in Sydney, or so they say. The Queen Victoria Building, The Strand Arcade and Skygarden were the top rankers, but here at FJ we've got another place up our sleeves. Best of all you won't end up looking like you've walked out of a chain store advertisement.

Love 2010 is an initiative by the 2010 Business Partnership and City of Sydney to shop on 'The Other Side of Sydney' and make Darlinghurst and Surrey Hills your new shopping destination. We're completely on board with this initiative as we can't get over the fact that in one short stroll we can find a whip, a pair of Aussie Bums for our boyfriends, become a 40s Vargas girl, indulge in spandex and leather, or become a nostalgic retro princess. To learn more about the freaky yet strangely fabulous shopping in postcode 2010 then head to

Pictured above - The Other Side Launch. Images Tim Levy