Thursday, 4 December 2008
Little Hero PR Silly Season Sale
Up to 80% off!
Antipodium : Cheap Monday : Chip Chop! : Earnest Sewn : Friedrich Gray : Gideon Shoes : Marsu Homme : Therese Rawsthorne : William Llewellyn Griffiths
Men's and Women's designer collections, Jewellery, Shoes and Accessories
End of Season Spring Summer Samples, Seconds and Old Stock priced from 20 bucks!
Thursday 4th December - 5pm-8pm
Friday 5th December - 10am-8pm
Saturday 6th December - 10am-7pm
Level 2, Suite 2, 46-58 Holt Street, Surry Hills, 02 9698 9907
The gracious Anna Plunkett from Romance Was Born accepted the award in the fashion category. All incredible in their own right, Therese Rawsthorne and Tina Kalivas were the other nominees.
Over the road on the same night was the GQ Men of the Year awards of which Ben Pollitt of Friedrich Gray was nominated for the breakthrough artist category.
It was suggested by a particularly clever friend of Romance Was Born that the women and men of the awards meet at the end of the night and then it would be just like a prom. We made it happen and were particularly impressed with the staff at the Ivy who let us take over a substantial area of their cloakroom to attend the most surreal (pool) party since 'The Party.'
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
A stellar line up at the Chambord Shine Awards was on display on Wednesday the 19th November with 10 designers selected by French liqueur Chambord to create one of pieces for auction with all proceeds going to the Fashion Targets Breast Cancer charity.
Antipodium, Friedrich Gray and Romance Was Born were in the mix alongside designers including Jessie Hill and winner Carl Kapp.
Chambord spared no expense with Cham Cham martinis and champagne cocktails as well as the most delicious cheesecake we've ever tasted! Fun and charitable we enjoyed the community spirit amongst the 10 designers who all put their own signature spin on the Chambord brief to create their one off dress.
Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Geoffrey J. Finch of Antipodium was named the fashion winner of the Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards.
The SOYA Awards honour young talent under 30 in the areas of music, photography, film, industrial design and visual arts along with fashion and aim to provide mentors who are leaders in the field. Nominees for fashion this year also included Dion Lee and Reiss Radvanyi.
The very modest Finch was presented with a mentorship from Peter Morrissey, $5000 as well as $5000 worth of travel with Qantas. The voucher would have come in handy as Finch jetted to London the next day to start work on the spring summer collection to be shown at next years Rosemount Australian Fashion Week.
This is a double whammy for Little Hero as last year's winner was Ben Pollitt of Friedrich Gray (pictured above with Geoffrey J. Finch).
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Wearing pieces from their 'Namaste' collection as well as customised pieces, Romance Was Born helped the mighty duo clean up the award ceremony.
Complete with their totally beyond costumes by Romance Was Born, The Presets capped off an already mammoth year scooping up Album of The Year, Best Dance Album, and Group of The Year. To add to the gong, they already have one for Best Producer, Best Cover Art and Best Video.
For those of us who missed it on TV, check out their performance of My People below, complete with Romance Was Born costumes and completely nuts choreography!
Monday, 13 October 2008
Therese Rawsthorne's summer collection is the first to use a print from the Linda Jackson archives. The Waratah print from 1985 features on tulip skirts, zip-front biker jackets and veiled under sheer cotton on drop-waist dresses.
Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Thursday September 18 saw the opening of the latest store to hit Melbourne, Metalicus GPO, and Sydney was in for a treat with the doors swinging open to their new store in Sydney Central Plaza on September 24.
With the warm Spring days now upon us, guests snapped up this season's latest collection.
For supreme comfort and style, head on down to the new Metalicus stores...
Sydney - Shop 19G, Westfield Sydney Central Plaza 450 George St, Sydney
Melbourne - GPO Mezzanine GPO building, Shop M03 350 Bourke St, Melbourne
Tuesday, 2 September 2008
Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton have been having a bit of a Spring clean lately at Sydney Theatre Company. They've rearranged the cupboards, thrown stuff out and put some new labels on the jars. They've blown the dust off....you get the picture.
There will be some new things, some reworked things with new names and a clearer purpose.
It looks like a truly exciting season ahead for the crew at Sydney Theatre Company with an awesome line up of plays like Tennessee Williams' 'A Streetcar Named Desire' (with Cate Blanchett and Joel Edgerton), Tom Stoppard's hit 'Travesties', Steven Soderbergh's 'An Untitled Project', and a new program that gives emerging artists, smaller companies and experimental work a platform.
Pictured above, Cate Blanchett wears Romance Was Born in the Sydney Theatre Company program released yesterday.
While some of us have been busily cleaning out wardrobes to make way for new season threads, the team at Little Hero were busy worker bees adding new designers to their stellar cast...
Chip Chop! is the brainchild of Melbourne-based designer Hannah Chipkin and reflects her colourful, left field perspective on all things big and small. Chip Chop! creates its signature style totes and tees through a balanced mix of thoughtful design, bold prints, clever word play and typography. Latest collections 'Isn't It Iconic?' and capsule collection 'I Heart Art" for Sportsgirl are effortless, fun and stylish essentials this Summer.
With over 10 years experience in hand making shoes, designer Chrissy Hammond has honed her skills working for prestigious designers including Comme des Garcon. The result is Marsu Homme; a collection of footwear for the stylish, well-travelled man (soon to be available for women this Winter) with an appreciation for exceptional quality and design. Marsu Homme's forms are hand-shaped and sculpted to marry comfort and style using the highest quality leathers and an uncompromising approach to production.
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Thursday, 26 June 2008
Little Hero PR and friends present...
The Big x$x$x$x$ Sale
50-90% off retail! Prices start from 20 bucks.
Antipodium, TV, Friedrich Gray, Romance Was Born, Cheap Monday, Earnest Sewn, Metalicus, Splendid, James Cameron, Kate Hurst, Elke jewellery, Gail Sorronda, Mine, Asuza plus extra special surprise designers.
Pleasurable prices on Men's and Women's Winter Samples, Seconds, Old Stock and End of Season pieces from the cream of the crop of new designers.
Level 2, Suite 2
46-58 Holt Street
02 9698 9907
3 days only
Thursday 3rd July - 4pm-7pm
Friday 4th July - 10am-7pm
Saturday 5th July - 10am-7pm
Come on down and pick yourself up a bargain!
Tuesday, 27 May 2008
SPOD presents to you, AMINALS! So very good.
What better way to herald the return from a retrospective retirement than with the delivery of 3 sweet tunes unrelated to anything but the relentless & unquestioning platonic love between man and beast.
The product of the desire to release some songs whilst finishing the new album to say hello to friends new and old, without having to worry about what said songs are saying, what they are, where they came from, where SPOD has been and where he’s going.
It exists only to deliver 3 songs on a limited edition vinyl release, being CATS! Which is the celebration of felines via a Moog & Super Nintendo boogie jam, Ladybug which was written & recorded on the fly by SPODs co-founder Peejay straight to 4 track at the inception of the band about the dichotomy of a man ladybug (before a Bugs Life stole that shit) and a cover of the first naughty song SPOD ever heard in the back of a School bus, 2 Live Crews ‘We Want Some Pussy’.
So buy it! And with every 7” you get a docket to download an mp3 or Apple Lossless verision of Aminals! Or if you don’t have a record player, buy one anyway and stop doing it wrong.
Wednesday 28th May 2008, 6.30pm
Section 8, 27-29 Tattersalls Lane, Melbourne
Andy Uprock hails from Sydney and he's devised a new form of limitlessly creative art called cuprocking. Essentially, this involves sticking thousands of plastic cups in ordinary wire fences to create huge, floating, temporary works of art. He's been doing his thing around Sydney for a while now and has even learnt how to do it in braille, essentially making him the first person to ever do graffiti for the blind. Andy is packing his bags to take on fences all over the world in June. Keep your eyes peeled for this talented and enlightened artist's work...
Friday 2nd May 2008, 9am
It's not that you work for the weeekend it's just that this one is special. It's the getaway you've been waiting for. the letting go of the things that keep you in town.
Built on the idea of escape and the disintegration of formality "The Getaway" is the Spring Summer 08/09 collection from James Cameron. The suits are clean and crisp, as are the club collared shirts but as the time passes the pieces become more and more artisanal. The collar of one shirt has a hand painted trim, shorts are un-hemmed trousers, t shirts are soft, it's time to relax.
James Cameron collections are effortless, natural and understated.
View the show online at: http://www.vogue.com.au
Thursday 1st May 2008, 9pm Cargo Theatre
For ANT!PODiUM's Holiday 08/09 collection RAFW debut, Friends in Low Places, Creative Director Geoffrey J. Finch is cleverly accenting his cult East London aesthetic with references to his rural Queensland roots.
Think London 'It' girls at a B&S ball: a champagne-soaked wonderland where bright young things kick up their heels, losing their inhibitions and probably their shoes. Translated into a witty and eclectic selection of versatile yet distinctive party frocks and chic separates, Friends In Low Places will take the ANT!PODiUM woman from polite 5pm cocktail-sipping through to 5am power ballad dance-offs, and everything in between.
ANT!PODiUM's trademark monochrome palette is punctuated by patchwork, romantic florals and warm, earth tones including blush, cream, Tia Maria, Baileys and a soft pink (titled playfully as 'nipple'). Pearl buttons, industrial nickel zips and a smattering of fringeing accent the collection with aplomb.
Finch and partners Fenella and Ashe Peacock have focussed on texture, playing on ANT!PODiUM's unique cultural duplicity (East London meets rural Australiana) by contrasting luxe fabrics with traditional workwear materials, including a super-soft washed chambray with organza, moleskin with taffeta, luxurious silk with mop cotton knitwear and crisp shirting with a molten jersey.
Confident silhouettes are an ANT!PODiUM signature and for Friends in Low Places they have been created by manipulating menswear, subverting classic party shapes and playfully fusing tailoring with drapery.
View show online at: http://www.vogue.com.au
Thursday 1st May 2008, 4pm
TV debuted at RAFW with their Spring Summer 2008-09 collection 'Instant Karma.'
Inspired by the dark and poetic mystery of the Australian landscape, 'Instant Karma' combines elements and ideas that are abstract, complex and refreshingly simple. Exploring the diversity, displacement and the struggle to find equilibrium within the environment. The collection attempts to address the complex relationship between the figure and the landscape.
Produced are pieces that mimic the natural lines and movement of the body while referring to the shapes and textures of the landscape around it. This landscape with its dynamics of line, surface and scale gradually integrate with the garments as the collection unfolds. Combinations of different techniques and fabric textures are used, often in unison to create the terrain set upon a canvas of classic archetypal clothing while 19th century Australian colonial dress inspires the detailing.
TV worked with Melbourne artist Maria Gloria to encorporate hand made 'dream catchers' throughout the collection, also seen back in earrings and neck pieces.
View show online at: http://www.vogue.com.au