Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Twincest + Br00klyn Queenz

The Twincest Fuckotash launch on Sunday night was incredible. So many amazing ladies performing and the crowd were the best bunch of babes. Oh! 
Br00klyn Queenz who I wrote about in my last post were BABETOWN in their Edgeley ensembles I made, shades of pink, mesh, spandex, sequins, heart cut-outs, heart sequins Their's is a style of DJing I have never witnessed before! Let's just say, I had to go outside for air. HOT
Twincest performing are INCREDIBLE, sorry for shouting but these girls have skills! It was the launch of their EP Fuckotash, which you should go buy HERE. 'I Got One' is the single which is happily stuck in my head. 
The darling Daniel Oh took these photos, visit his blog HERE

Saturday, 13 July 2013

ALL GIRL DJs

I'm only listening to girl duo DJs in the shop today.
Bro00klyn Queenz listen HERE
















Next up, long time favourites the Broken Hearts, it's their Jazz fm show I listen to for a weekly fix. Listen HERE (it's a bit of a navigation test to get to the on demand section but well worth it).








Last but not least TWINCEST! they have a new single out (I Got One) AND they are launching their EP at the Old Bar next Sunday 21st July. Mixtape HERE



















Twincest (above) in their Edgeley custom Sequin Silhouette Catsuits.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Keaton Trousers

I love a bit of androgynous dressing, its so sexy to me. Maybe it's my penchant for old fashioned dyke styling. Anyway, I knew I wanted to make some super traditional masculine pleat front tailored trousers for the winter collection. It wasn't until after I'd made them that I went back and found all my favourite reference images. Here are a few.
Lauren Bacall, Katharine Hepburn, Diane Keaton, Marlene Dietrich, Janelle Monae, all know how to don a pair of trousers with feminine charm. 

Though it's women like author Raddclyfe Hall (above) and entertainer Gladys Bentley (below) who really blow me away. 


I'm wearing my new trousers with crepe soled brothel creepers, a skivvy and a knitted waistcoat.
Keaton trousers are on the rack and ready for sale now in my shop Edgeley.  

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Wicked Women Wednesday


Jordan, the original and the best, of Viv's Sex Shop fame. See also Amyl Nitrate in the film Jubilee.
Flo-Jo, fast lady, long nails, lycra luminary. 
Nina Hagen + banana. Healthy afternoon snack. *Swoon*

Ummmm, take it away Grace.
A few of my favourite inspirational google images atm. 

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

TDH Shard Boots

Meet my new boots, they are a sample pair given to me by the generous and truly fabulous Terry de Havilland. I love them so so so so much. 
So I designed and made a catsuit, just to compliment my new Shard boots. 
Thank you Liz and Terry! XXXX
The gorgeous de Havillands have a Pop-Up shop in London at the moment. 
It's at 8 Ganton Street, W1F 7QP 

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Twincest X Edgeley


Yes! Twincest came to visit me and I made them sequined Edgeley catsuits with love heart asses! 
That's my drawing I did of them ^, which Laura and Hayley high teched up for me. 
Most darlingest customers <3 p="">

Above photo by Bella Ann Townes of Twincest performing, (support act) for Kitty Daisy & Lewis Sydney show. 


Saturday, 25 May 2013

Metal Couture new work


WLG brought this new ring in to show me yesterday. It's the one pictured in the top right hand corner. It is huge, and beautiful. I think the middle stone is a tourmaline, with pavé set black diamonds covering  the oxidised silver boarder. White diamonds are set on all four edges of the ring too! 
The other two rings are our wedding rings. 
Go visit WLG in his new city store, Metal Couturier, Shop 48, Royal Arcade 335 Bourke St. Vic. 3000.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Camp Elsewhere


So I went to Camp Elsewhere. We slept in a van, which was pretty comfy, WLG makes a good campsite companion. I was convinced to go mainly because Mojo Juju and also the Sugar Fed Leopards were playing, and it was enchanting, absolutely! Camp Elsewhere WINS!!! Even despite the fact that it rained quite a bit, hence it was muddy and pretty cold.
I was completely confused as to what to wear to attend a music festival in the winter... Drawing above is what I settled on. I borrowed some real furs, a long-ish jacket and a massive stole, after trying in vain to find some high heeled gumboots I unearthed  my old trusty black patent leather high heeled Dr Martens, on zee body I wore an Edgeley maroon velvet catsuit (with thermal underwear underneath) matching tassel earrings, cashmere fingerless gloves made out of old jumpers, and the biggest hair I could muster in the drizzle. 

Mojo Juju blew us away, as usual, Sugar Fed Leopards were divine (Stephanie Brett is a genius), I'd never seen Puta Madre Brothers before and they were hilarious and brilliant, I'd never heard of Delaney Davidson before and now I am a complete convert, all by himself on stage, making a huge and beautiful sound, Richie 1250 & the Brides of Christ ("Walk the Whippet" is still in my head), Gasoline Stew and the Dump (anyone who wears a wig back to front and brushed over their face whilst playing petrol cans as drums is good in my book) oh and there were so many more!

Camp Elsewhere THANK YOU!

Did I mention there was a powder room where you could get your hair set, your make up done and/or your nails painted?!?! Argh THE BEST



Hoop Fighter II


Marawa the Amazing and House of Hot Breath have joined forces to create Hoop Fighter 2, tell me this doesn't make you happy?!?!  Were you hanging out in Video Game Arcades in 1992...?
Game Over Marawa Wins
Oh there's some custom made Edgeley pieces I made for Marawa in there too! YEAY Double WIN!!

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Japonisme

 I've gone completely mad for kimono, or I think the shorter ones are called haori. On a weekend in Tasmania recently I bought a beautiful 1960s haori/kimono in black decorated with pastel metallic chrysanthemums. After a bit of trial and error I've settled on wearing it belted, as a dress. I feel so chic!  Naturally I then did a little trawl of eBay and acquired two more short black ones, slight variations. Also gorgeous. Then I purchased the above kimono. It's the most intense bright ultra purple blue colour. It hangs off my body like a dream. I was going to wear it as a dressing gown but it's just too divine to cook porridge in.
 The ebay purchase, fresh off the boat from Japan, worn with elastic belt and an Edgeley wool mini dress underneath.
 The original 1960s chrysanthemum, perfect for watching Cabaret on a Friday night, worn with over the knee socks and a Metal Couture choker.

I rediscovered this book on my bookshelf and started reading it again, (an in depth deconstruction of the history of the kimono by Liza Dalby).

 Saturday night kimono wearing called for these YSL stilettos to be pulled out of storage. The old purple enamelled lips!

Please excuse the shameless selfies.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes + Edgeley = HOT STUFF


So you remember a while ago I wrote about this band I love? Well I had the pleasure of making those fine ladies a special set of Edgeley Sequin Silhouette dresses for their tour of the USA! What a job.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Major Lazer


 New song from Major Lazer featuring Busy Signal is KILLING ME! All I wanna do is make colourful catsuits and cut holes out of them and DANCE with my WAMP friends! My advice is get the album "Free the Universe" MAJOR LAZER =WIN

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Edgeley and Tusler Launch Party Pictures

So here are some photos from the Edgeley & Tusler A/W Launch night. Thank you to everyone who came, I had such a great time! If you didn't make it down because you didn't get an invite sign up to the Edgeley mailing list HERE



 The Sugar Fed Leopards played. HOT DAMN! Go see them if you can they are gorgeous. 
 Leanne from Miss Gertrude had dyed my hair for me just the night before, my fringe is now the most beautiful apricot/butterscotch colour. 
Claire St. Claire, what a bombshell! 
Two cuties, Bella and Peri from Rose Chong Costumes next door, some of my best customers.

Catsuited and turbaned ladies, my favorite! 
The lovely Hanna Tusler wearing one of the new Apex mesh dresses and a Tusler lambskin shawl. 

Thursday, 21 March 2013

EDGELEY A/W 13 Collection Launch

Hello, very excitingly tonight (21st March) is the launch of the Edgeley & Tusler Autumn/Winter 2013 Collections. Pop down to 220 Gertrude Street Fitzroy, 3065 if you are in the mood between 6- 8 pm
Special guests the Sugar Fed Leopards will be performing at 7pm so don't be late!
See you there X

Edgeley Catsuit Situation in blue and black velvet Bee-hive Beanie
Photo Jo Duck
Model Grace Anderson
MUA Fiona Middleton
Shoes Preston Zly ivory Brogues
Metal Couture Medallion Gift Vouchers worn as earrings

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Sale in the Shop!

A quick update from Edgeley Headquarters, I've decided to make all the garments in the shop half price. There are few dresses from previous seasons which are 75% off too. I've also included 20% off the cocktail hats, AND, hold onto your seats, 20% off the gorgeous Tusler leather bags. Please tell your friends.
Have a look at some of the styles we might have left HERE

The last day of this super sale is Saturday 16th.

Stella Angelico X Edgeley

Photo Amanda Austin

This is a photo from the Public Bar SLAM night (Save Live Australia's Music), Stella is belting out a song whilst wearing the hot-pants-jumpsuit I made her. Its mainly gold sequins, with fuschia side diamond inserts, set off with nutmeg silk and gold lamé shoulder ruffles. I also made a super classy gold chain belt and matching earrings to, you know, jazz it up a bit more.

Mojo Juju launched her new single Psycho and Twincest also played that night, it was wild. WILD


Thursday, 7 March 2013

Sequins are GO

It's been a real treat having Marawa in the country for a few months, I've been able to make her a few really sparkly outfits. This is a tropical print/black sequin paneled one piece. With true panache Marawa added giant yellow dahlias to her already impressive yellow suede heels and a pair of my tassel earrings.

Did you see Marawa's Valentine's Day Hooping Special? There are a few outfits I made in there too.

Photo by Jo Duck

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Top Ten/ What's Hot List


#1 Aperol Spritz is my favorite drink this summer. If you wanna try one, I recommend Gertrude street Enoteca in Fitzroy or Umberto in Thornbury.
Alternatively make one at home as an apéritif
Ice in glass
3 parts Prosecco
2 parts Aperol
a splash of soda
a big slice of orange and an olive
Drink whilst wearing gold stiletto sandals.
2# Antique furniture. This is my dog Rupert reclining on a new piece of furniture (which may be reproduction) at the WLG Metal Couturier shop in the Royal Arcade.

3# Poodles. Poodles are really charming creatures. LOVE
4#  Jazum #1 A really great new record I bought at a garage sale.
5# Rings. I love wearing rings during summer, in winter I have to wear gloves and that kinda rules out big rings. From left to right, my engagement ring Metal Couture, my Wedding ring WLG Metal Couturier, horse shoe ring by Maryam Sattar (I'm hoping to stock these in my shop soon) and finally my poodle with pink pearl ring (he has black diamond eyes!).

6# Arched windows
7# Shoes, it seems I can't get enough. I'd like some new boots in preparation for Autumn. I found these boots in a friends studio.

8# Poirot. I love watching Agatha Christie's Poirot. There I said it.

9# Parasols and 50+ sunscreen. The sunshine is nice and all but SUN DAMAGE is all I can think of when it's shining on my skin for more than 20 seconds.

10# Turpins Falls. Drive to Keynton then, I dunno look at a map, it's a really great swimming hole.