How did I not post this before?!?! Outrageous!
See here Twincest AKA Laura Noir and Hayley Foster, AKA Tasty Lopez and Tanzer, singing their single "I Got One"
Catch the Edgeley Silhouette Catsuits I crafted for these beauties at 2.20 mins.
I love these ladies, so damn fine!
The Edgeley collection will be available instore at the end of Sept. though you can come in and pre-order /view the samples anytime. The Tusler bag and belt collection is in store now. Each item is either a one off colour or limited so get in quick.
Phew, what a week! I'm still recovering from the Fred Hates Fashion event where Hanna (Tusler) and I debuted our Spring/Summer collection.
This is backstage when all the models are killing time. It was such a huge day and I met some really excellent people. Daniel Cumbo, who's label is IDOL was an absolute darling and I love, love, love his work.
Hanna Tusler and I have collaborated on a Spring/Summer 2014/15 collection and will be showing it on 30th August at Fred Hates Fashion for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week.
FHF is an amalgamation of fashion film and runway, showing 8 designers in one evening. This is a first for Edgeley and Tusler so we will be beside ourselves with excitement/nerves until it's done and dusted!
Our is going to be nothing like this (Gareth Pugh film by Ruth Hogben) but I thought this was a good fashion film to get you in the mood. Actually I hope our film is going to be more camp, more silly, more kitsch LIKE THIS.
Shomara Roosblad, of brilliant style blog, My Roots My Style! wrote to ask me if I'd like to be interviewed. I'm not particularly interested in explaining my work but talking about my wardrobe/style influences, that's another matter entirely! I love reading about other women's style, their make-up routines, their recommendations so I was probably rather too eager to blab about myself. I visited my parents house to hunt through old photos and drawings and came back with boxes full. Thankfully Shomara gave me a five fashion moment limit and you can read the edit HERE
Here are the results of my trip to Dr. Sketchy's art class. This was my first visit to a Dr' sketchy event and I had the best time. I love drawing a live model, I usually draw to illustrate a clothing design, they're pretty static and a very repetitive style I've come to rely on.
To loosen up I like to draw one using my left hand (I'm right handed), see above. Ha ha!
Tanzer was the performer, model, muse for the event. It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Tanzer and she wore the black sequined catsuit I made her which looked super la Dolce Vita I thought.
Look out for a couple of Edgeley ensembles flying about stage and sketchbook this weekend.
Saturday night 28th June, at the new performance/bar/hotspot Grant Street, will be an evening of dance curated by the outrageously talented and gorgeous Holly Durant (pictured below). Flatteringly, Holly asked me to contribute a costume, I can't wait to see what everyone is doing.
Book tickets HERE or I'm sure you can just show up on the night.
On Sunday afternoon (such a civilised time) 3.30- 6pm Tanzer (diva, goddess,see below) will perform at Dr. Sketchy's 8th birthday celebrations at The Toff in Town. Then you are encouraged to draw/sketch her! Delightful, I've been having a drawing renaissance lately so I will be sure to take my pens and pencils.
My dear friend Marawa executing some serious discotheque hoop technique wearing Jungle Baby (private circus custom collection) Edgeley, ha ha! What a combination hey
Watch more from her Quality novelty series where she collects all the maddest baddest bestest noodle head performers and presents them for your amusement and amazement!
Aleisha Whitson (up and coming fashion journalist) sent this to me, she'd written it for Uni in the shadow of Suzy Menkes. I think it's brilliant. Read on.
EDGELEY’s latest Autumn/Winter 2014 collection creates a stretch for warmth but true to Edgeleys name springs back to spandex. Rock n’ roll glam punk meets everyday comfort in materials for the
collection Jungle Baby. Not letting go of any sass, designs scream for those who aren’t afraid of their body contours in high definition, always with a bit of cheek and humour, with the Edgeley staple heart slapped across the bum.
Designer Alice Edgeley based in her Melbourne store (Gertrude St, Fitzroy) designs her own collection but also designs costumes for local dancers/performers. This season looks to cheetahs, leopards and kittens (cubs?) in the jungle, it seems the collection is made for survival of the fittest (body) with a large portion of spandex, fitted tops, skirts and leotards. Breaking it up with a sheer silk organza dress and a wrap viscose dress (can be worn open).
The 9th collection to come out of the Edgeley studio Jungle Baby pays homage to varied, and quite entertaining muses from Poison Ivy, from American punk rock band The Cramps, the designer describes as a ‘mean machine guitarist’. A punk 80’s stage girl style with sass, inspired the Jungle Raglan Top.
Also Gloria Swanson the Hollywood actress from the 20s and 30s, and star of the film Sunset Boulevard, crazy and glamorous, she set the bar for the Gloria Turban.
Furthermore, inspiration for the Strawberry Leotard, Flo-Jo aka Florence Delorez Griffith Joyner, an American athlete, who is considered the fasted woman in the world, aka 6-inch fuchsia nails, the metallic one-legged leotards that she designed herself and named "athletic negligees." Flo-Jo’s’ glam, spandex look crossed with the all girl pop music group Josie and the Pussycats, who toured the world getting involved in mysteries.
Edgeley holds a punk 80’s party girl aesthetic, with a bit of classic elegance in the fit, the designer Alice was previously head seamstress for Christopher Kane in London. Edgeley, completes all garments in store (quaint studio separated by curtain in shop) and takes pride in her sewing, with beautifully finished pieces. The range saw orange, pink, black, gold creating a pop jungle, rather than the lush green you’d imagine in a real jungle, baby. The usual statement Edgeley fabrics of velvets, crushed and stretch, ‘high quality spandex’ pairing with pieces of viscose, pure silk organza and wool to break to up the palate added a more breathable, comfortable touch.
Edgeleys collection covering tops,skirts, dresses and leotards leaves the legs and body cold for the winter months, but as the winter nights inside kick on, it’s all about the hips.
As always true to her fruitful nature of design, she incorporates her own personal style of elegant glam, pink patch hair, and that of her loyal companion, Rupert the little black poodle.
There's a Rennie Ellis exhibition on at Monash Gallery of Art. WLG and I went to visit last Sunday and it made us both so happy. It's a really brilliant view of Australia in the 70s and 80s and it really hit a nerve with me. Its not often that I feel proud to be Australian but this was one.
I found this great article about the exhibiton HERE
I just went to NYC to see my friend Marawa, as a surprise. I wore a giant black organza bow on my head so that I looked like a present (for her birthday). Airport toilet selfie above, I'm wearing Edgeley barbie pink wool jersey Shirley top and Raspberry velvet leggings with my fave Tusler belt.
I delivered Marawa's custom made Edgeley costume. Restraint bra, knickers and turban all out of glittering tropical orange sequins! Marawa is wearing it with massive pink flowers on her head, Mint Tassel earrings and Charlotte Olympia heels.
I love designing for Marawa it is PURE PLEASURE!
La Soiree is where you can find all these amazing women, and plenty of other crazy talented noodles, performing for the next two weeks at the Union Square Theatre New York City.