What a year!
Highs and lows, old jobs, new jobs and nice clothes!
(I have no intention of completing that hearty rhyme by the way…)
I started this blog in early 2012 to highlight the magnificent talent and commitment to local fashion… Australian manufactured clothing shoes and accessories.
As a presenter on The Circle (ten Network) I set myself a challenge to only wear only locally made outfits, it was fun and very satisfying to see that it is possible to still buy locally produced products. The quality and variety was truly inspiring and I was challenged to step put of my clothing boundaries (of what I would normally buy and wear) and really have a good time with it.
Then the show was cancelled (bastards) and I was at a bit of a loss to do with my blog.
Should I keep it going?
I would really like to!
I’ve been busy paying my bills (freelancing in the entertainment and media industries is always a challenge) BUT I know hope to pick up where I left off, highlighting the awesomeness that is local Australian fashion.
If you are a fashion PR person, write to me, send press releases, look books etc.
If you are a new designer and you manufacture locally, get in touch.
If you have ideas and suggestions for the blog…likewise hit me up.
If you are looking for some last-minute gifts or if you’re feeling crafty, check out Meet me at Mikes ‘Good Stuff Guide’, it’s packed full of locally produced products and things I WANT!
Also if you’re in Melbourne, why not head along to The People’s Market, a fabulous market in Collingwood that bursting with crafts, gifts, snacky snacks and booze!
I visited last weekend and spotted some lovely pieces from Melbourne jewellery and accessories label Something Profound.
I loved this roped necklace (tu-be or to to be). Stunning and clever!
I’m looking forward to hitting the market again this weekend to see what other marvels I can report back on.
Do you have any local Christmas shopping suggestions?