Friday, 30 December 2011

Warm evening stroll

A little walk of a warm evening passing through one of my favorite dream house shopping areas, East Melbourne. 




Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Jane Badler


You could easily be mistaken for thinking all we do is loan things out for music videos over here. Well this one is the glamorous Jane Badler singing whilst wearing William's (Metal Couture) chandelier earring and his articulated finger amour. The boys are rather easy on the eye too.

My family and other animals





Monday, 26 December 2011

Brothers Grim and the Blue Murders


This is the new video from those fiends the Brothers Grim, the song is called 'on the meter', you'd be a brave taxi driver to let these creatures in your cab. If you look out for the pink legs that's me!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Memento Mori

This is one of William's latest rings, it's set with a rutilated quartz which he hand carved a skull into the back of. It has MEMENTO MORI (Remember that thou shalt die) written in Latin around the band.  
These kind of rings were extremely popular right up to the beginning of the 20th century.
Here are some other examples of solemn messages which have been found on skull (or death's head) rings from the 15th and 16th centuries.

RESPICE FINEM SAPIENS ESTO (It is wise to contemplate the end)

MORI SAEPE COGITA (Think often of death)

COGITA (Think!)

This one is not strictly of this death's head vein but I like it,
CREDE ET VICISTI (Believe and thou hast conquered)

The Latin phrases used for love and marriage rings are really lovely too, I think I'll do another post on them later.
See more of William's jewellery HERE
There are plenty of pictures on the Metal Couture Facebook page too. 



Monday, 12 December 2011

My Birthday

 It was my birthday last week and boy was I spoilt. WLG gave me some Bernard Willhelm X Camper skull buckle ankle boots (see HERE) ages ago because he couldn't wait until my actual birthday to hand them over!  
 WLG then took me out for afternoon tea at the Windsor which was delicious. I especially liked our camp waiter and his generous sparkling rosé distribution.
 Here are some more delightful gifts, banana earrings from Thea, green silk knickers from WLG, YSL pink lipstick from Josh.
In the afternoon Garth brought me some gorgeous yellow Calla lilies some Crémant de Bourgogne brut which we drank with apple and guava juice and sewed myself a leopard print silhouette dress to wear out to dinner. We supped on dumplings and sipped white wine in the evening and I was tucked up in bed before midnight. CHARMING 

Friday, 2 December 2011

Wall Flowers

I walked past this glorious wall of flowers yesterday. How many different colour flowers can you get on one wall?

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

More o' Marawa


Marawa 'The Amazing' - skipping from Rollo Jackson on Vimeo.

If you have ever seen Marawa flick a skipping rope around you will recognise this feeling of awe.
Do you have hair envy? Well I have been blessed with some lovely curly type hair which I back-comb and hairspray so it is as big as possible. I've always wanted massive hair. Marawa has huge hair, that's not the only reason I love her! Some girls have a blog called Urban Bush Babes and have done a fantastic interview with Marawa about her hair. Read it HERE

Saturday, 26 November 2011

HEIRS, Hunter


Heirs - Hunter from Heirs on Vimeo.
Remember how I posted about this amazing band Heirs? If not see HERE.
Well bass player, Laura Bradfield is wearing an Edgeley ensemble (Chastity shirt, Celia pleated skirt) in their new music video for the song Hunter.
Doesn't she look divine?
I think I might send her the Mary Crucifix dress.
As it happens the hypnotising projections are by Kit Webster who did the projection in my shop for the Gertrude Street Projection Festival.
Brent Stegeman who plays guitar in the band is also the man behind my beautiful website and upcoming online shop!!!!!
Brilliance

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Bill Cunningham New York


Oh what a joy! I went to see this last night and I am truly inspired to dress up to the nines everyday. Bill Cunningham is a street style photographer, fashion photographer and a man with a fantastic grasp on the reality of fashion in everyday life. I love fashion. The end

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Perdita

This is a brilliant David Lynch film, Wild at Heart, I think it may be my all time favorite. Isabella Rossellini plays Perdita Durango and I love her make-up, her look in this. I've been doing my own version of this face all week, darkest eyebrows, peachy-yellow eye shaddow up to eyebrow, cat eye black eyeliner, all inside water-line and bright red-orange Lady Danger lipstick by MAC. Strong.
I do recommend the book this film was based on The Story of Sailor and Lula by Barry Gifford. Gold

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Orlando


Why hadn't I seen this film before? I really can't explain, but now I have and I must sing it's praises. All anyone needed to tell me was that Quentin Crisp was playing Queen Elizabeth I and I would have been sold. Didn't Christopher (Kane) reference this film for his A/W 08 collection when I worked there? This all points in the direction of, if you haven't seen this film RUSH to the video shop and rent a copy.
Also now I want a wolfhound.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Edgeley Summer Collection

 So here's the new collection for summer. I've sent this everyone on my mailing list, if you'd like to join it please go to my website edgeley.com.au
The wonderful Brent Stegeman is building an on-line store which will open in the next couple of weeks, so you needn't even leave the house to purchase something you fancy!
I am always happy to see people in the shop and I love to make garments specially to measure if you can't find something to fit. 
The print which has been used throughout the collection was taken from a piece of artwork by Melbourne artist Andrew Hennig.









CREDITS
Photography, Jo Duck 
Volta Models, Tess Walker and Casey L Hone
Hair and Make-up, Lou McLaren
Jewellery and style consultant, William Griffiths Metal Couture
Website, Brent Stegeman
Poodle, Rupert Von Strudel
Thank you also to Paul Cordero (pattern master), Sophie Kollo (millinery), Narelle Desmond (graphic design) and Rose Chong

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

PAGEANT WET DREAM

 Can I chose a boyfriend for the Edgeley girl, and can he wear this brand? Please?
 This is the new collection from PAGEANT A/W 2012. 
Melbourne duo Kate Reynolds and Amanda Cumming are the brains and imagination behind this new and completely unparalleled menswear label. 
Watch-out world...

 I wrote about their first collection HERE
 PUFFY SCARF LOVE!!!!!



Website: http://www.wearepageant.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/we_are_pageant press@wearepageant.com

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Edgeley Summer 2011-12

Oooooh! First photos of the Edgeley summer collection! 
Thank-you for all your hard work
Paul Cordero for your master pattern cutting 
Jo Duck photography
Lou McLaren hair and make-up
Volta Models Tess Walker and Casey L Hone
William Griffiths belt buckles and style consultant

The Lovebirds

I have been working so hard getting the new summer collection finished that I've barely been left work or home. The other Friday night though, feeling adventurous, I ventured out in my high heels to see The Lovebirds, creation of cabaret super vixen Simoncee Page Jones. As you can see I was happy to be out, I even ordered an espresso martini! I hope they perform this somewhere else again soon I'd like another fix. Maybe the Butterfly club?

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Socks Versus handbag

A nice Saturday sock/handbag co-ordination. 

Spooks

Hey, night owls. This is the new shop window outfit. Ready for a Halloween party and to get the most out of it, you can wear it straight to the races on Tuesday. Done. 
Oh you have to come past and see the hat, it's a one-off made by Daniella Vodoni from felt, feathers and black crystals, molded over a real human's skull! $610 and it's yours.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Texta Queen

Hey people of Melbourne my friend Texta is having an exhibition called We Don't Need Another Hero, this friday night 21st of October, at Gallerysmith 170-174 Abbotsford St. in North Melbourne from 6-8pm.
Read more about Texta Queen HERE
I've also posted about her before, read HERE
Peace xx

Monday, 17 October 2011

Wamp wamp

http://vimeo.com/30437977
I couldn't embed this link so please click on it. Our Marawa of the Wamp-Nation family in all her glory set to the dulcet tunes of The Clipse ft. Slim Thug.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Spring list of goodness

1. YSL Rouge Pur Couture, it's the only lipstick worth having.
2. On repeat while I'm attending to my maquillage, Rihanna's song Man Down.
3. A paper bag filled with chips/fries from Trippy Taco. The best hangover cure.
4. The cause of my hangover is an evening at LuWow the new extremely tiki cocktail bar.
5. Wisteria flowering in the back garden.
6. My Minimal Baroque sunglasses. They cover half my face. So kooky cartoon.
7. Bernhard Willhelm X Camper boots. Thanks WLG!
8. Miss Athénes blog.
9. The Prada SS12 show. I cannot wait to get my hands on a pair of those shoes with Cadillac car lights on the back. Check the details shots.
10. Ordering espadrilles on the internet, summer welcome back.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Sally Bowles

 I just finished reading this, The Berlin Stories. I mean after watching A Single Man, and being a long time fan of the film Cabaret, I thought I should go straight to the source of both these tales, author Christopher Isherwood. It took me a while to become accustomed to his style, a bit voyeuristic and heady, but I'm hooked, I want to read everything he's written. 




Then I got carried away googling images of Liza Minelli as Sally Bowles. Divine decadence.

Friday, 23 September 2011

Marawa makes Melbourne marvelous

Remember how I told you all to go see Marawa the Amazing's SOLO show Exotica debut in London? Well now she is in Melbourne to celebrate 10 years of NICA (National Institute of Circus Arts) and our first ever Circus Festival. Next thursday, friday and saturday nights, 2 shows a night. Go and be amazed.
Read about this show HERE
Buy tickets HERE
More about Marawa HERE

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

HEIRS

Bass player, Laura Bradfeild of the band Heirs is photographed wearing, the Edgeley Chastity shirt, doesn't she look killer-divine?
Heirs have a new album coming out soon and a European tour in 2012 so watch out.

Read all about Heirs HERE

Oh, and that's the Brent Stegeman (up front) who designed my website, fucking genius.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Texta Queen

 This is my friend Arlene TextaQueen, she draws people, almost life size, using felt-tip pens (we call them Textas in Australia). These two, above and below, are self portraits. 

Years ago I was lucky enough to be captured by her on paper, I even performed at a couple of her openings nights. If you want to see more of Texta Queens work look HERE
You might even find the drawing of me! 

Texta Queen has recently brought out a new pack of 54 fully illustrated pin-up playing cards. I'm stocking them at Edgeley, yippee!