Sunday, 23 October 2011

Some great pre loved fashion finds

These are my latest vintage/pre-loved finds that I am quite pleased with....

Vintage Oroton tan shoulder strap bag - love love love :)

Vintage 50s style navy hand bag - so gorgeous!

Pre loved bright red full skirt teamed with my cobalt blue ruffle top - go the colour blocking!

I have some more great finds that I will post as soon as I get a chance to photograph them. I also have lots and lots of wonderful vintage and pre loved fashion & accessory items that will soon be listed on the online shop to purchase too! I will let you know once their listed.

Brenda :)

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Taking in the beauty around us

Recently my little family and I went on a road trip west of central Queensland, on the way home we had to pull over so that I could feed my baby daughter. While I was feeding her I looked out the window to see beautiful colour and textures in the red earth which were a great contrast against the charcoal road. It made be stop and think about how there really is beauty everywhere. I decided to take some snaps and I hope you enjoy them.

We also stopped into a little town called Nebo where we found a great old pub, I have always been a fan of old pubs, I love their character and the nostalgia behind them - if their walls could talk they would have hundreds of great stories to tell. This pub had been given a beautiful makeover and was well looked after which was great to see. Across the road was another of my favorite finds - an old rusted petrol pump, I just love taking snaps of such great objects.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Oh My WOW! Dita Von Teese to launch her Muse label at Derby Day

I am a huge fan of style Icon Dita Von Teese, she carries herself with such elegance while oozing glamour. I love that Dita is a fan of vintage fashion and she always puts a smile on my face when I see how perfectly she pulls off this style and is always immaculately presented.

I was oh so very excited to hear that she will be in Australia very soon to launch her capsule collection 'Muse' for David Jones at Derby Day during this years Melbourne Cup Carnival.

A small collection of just 5 pieces will be presented featuring couture style tailoring, built in corsetry, gross grain trims and vintage inspired designs with a strong colour pallet of black, ruby red and a bold original rose print. The collection will be available exclusively to David Jones Australia in sizes 8 to 20 (fantastic size range!) and will be marketed as classic investment pieces.

I must say that I cannot wait to view the collection and be inspired by what she has created.


Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Get styling for the spring racing carnival!

Well it is well and truly that time of the year and if you are one of the lucky one's (like my mother and sister) who are heading down to Melbourne for The Melbourne Cup Racing Carnival then I am very jealous! but it doesn't matter where you choose to celebrate the racing days upon us as long as you look the part :)

I am currently working on the below headpiece for a client for Derby day - using the traditional black and white theme and I also sourced her a fabulous vintage black and white stripe dress for the day and have made the headpiece to complement the dress.

Crazy Teapot has some fantastic headpieces & accessories for the racing season, from stunning statement pieces through to simpler fashionable pieces, you will be sure to find something to suit your style. We do also offer a custom design service too, so if you need your headpiece to match the colour of your outfit then please consult with me and we can come up with something truly unique and special.

There are some really strong trends such as colour blocking with bold and bright colours that will definitely look fabulous in race fashion this season along with vintage fashion from the 20's, 30s, 40s & 50's which will also continue to stand out with vintage inspired headpieces such as our Celeste, Annabelle and Arrabella.
Celeste 1920s headpiece

Annabelle Fascinator

Arabella Fascinator

Remember to have fun with your styling and create a look that works from head to toe including all your accessories not just your outfit, its not everyday we get such a great opportunity to get dressed up for such a great occasion so make the most of it.

Brenda :)