Friday, 23 April 2010

Pretty Dog! New store opening! The party!

One Sunday a few years back, I was strolling along Omotesando-dori in Aoyama, Tokyo. Out the front of Dior, I spied a bunch of teensy dachshunds dressed as The Seven Dwarfs. Little Dior-loving doggie dwarfs, they were!

“Pretty,” I ruminated to the person I was with.

“I like dogs,” I added.

“Especially hot dogs,” I continued.

“And they aren’t even real dogs!” I surmised.

And THAT’S my segue into Pretty Dog’s delightful new shop at 5 Brown Street, Newtown.

Here it is, looking especially pretty in a plume of pink!

Last night, Pretty Dog’s lovely proprietor Tanya Stevanovic welcomed a handsome rabble of around 200 guests to ring in the new digs.

Anna Plunkett (Romance Was Born), Tanya, Luke Sales (Romance Was Born), along with Anna's pooch, Monaro.

Local singer/songwriter Sally Seltmann enchanted all present with a set from her new album.

As you will no doubt know, Pretty Dog has been a hot house for local talent since 1996. If I was better at my seven times table, I would tell you precisely how long that is in dog years*.

Excitingly, with the Newtown store, Pretty Dog are headlong out the gates to the International Arrivals lounge, now stocking Future Classics, Opening Ceremony, Jerome Dreyfuss, and Paul & Joe.


Along with much-loved customers reveling round the racks, a bunch of much-loved designers dropped by and enjoyed the fine company and surrounds. Foodstuffs were hot off the plate from Newtown’s Bloodwood, enjoyed with beverages from Chambord, ABSOLUT, Oyster Bay, and Santa Vittoria.

As the night wore on, there was even a dance off to Lady Gaga’s ‘Telephone’.

Off the hook!

More snaps:

Gary Bigeni and Therese Rawsthorne.

Dion Lee and friend.

Pretty Dog party goers, in style.

Anna Plunkett, Sally Seltmann, and Little Hero director, Rae Begley.

Little Hero was thrilled to be part of Pretty Dog's big evening in downtown Newtown.

(Photographer credit: Daniel Boud)

*After calculator consultation, please be advised that 14 years in Pretty Dog years = 98 years.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Antipodium's Brides of Christ

I don’t know about you wild things, but once in a while I do wonder what I’d wear if I ever married Jesus, per chance. I mean, it’s not as though he’s proposed officially or anything. Nah, me and JC, we are far from “If you liked it then you should have put a ring on it” territory, but a girl can only dream.

Antipodium’s Spring 2010 collection ‘Brides of Christ’ has a few fine suggestions of what you should frock up in, if you were to marry Jesus. They’re all power-dressy, schoolgirlish, and late 80s/turn of the 90s cheeky-as-the-devil-that-was-inside-Michael-Hutchence,-back-when-he-sang-the-song-‘Devil-Inside’.

Check it! And how’s about the last one, “The Power of Glove” bodystocking? That'd get the confessional positively beat-boxing.

You know, I did get married once, albeit my groom was not Jesus. My wedding was in a drive-thru, in Las Vegas, on New Year’s Eve. I'm not so sure if Jesus would've approved, but he was referred to numerous times by the minister, a man in a mullet named the Reverend Merle T. Richards, Jr.

And, to add to the trash-bag identikit you are carefully assembling, please note my vows were taken in a mini dress (but not Antipodium’s "The Power of Glove", alas).


It’s an entirely true story and, should we ever meet (and, my, I hope we do!), I’ll probably slip it into the conversation within the first few minutes of idle chit-chat. Pretty much PRECISELY like I did on this here blog.

x Samone

Sunday, 11 April 2010

A very slippery welcome

Hello. I’m Samone Bos, Little Hero’s new resident blogger. BEHOLD! as we launch The Daily Hero.





Without any further lewd ceremony, The Daily Hero is Little Hero’s old blog, re-charged and re-vamped.

We are here to provide informal snapshots into the world of Little Hero. With frequent updates, The Daily Hero will be celebrating Little Hero’s treasured stable of designers, and the greater world of fashion and pop culture. Along the way, we’ll be swingin’ a sweet high-five to the everyday heroes that make our days a little brighter.


Right now, Little Hero is gearing up for Australian Fashion Week, with shows and parties for this bevy of cool cats:

* Stolen Girlfriends Club
* Seventh Wonderland
* Friedrich Gray
* Therese Rawsthorne
* Romance Was Born
* Flannel
* Antipodium


And, almost just as excitingly, The Daily Hero will be transmitting all Australian Fashion Week action LIVE-TO-AIR from the front row, backstage and, here’s hoping, the chiko roll stand! (That’s what models eat, right?)

OH YES! All across Australian Fashion Week, we will be presenting blogs, Facebook status updates, and tweets a-Twittering in a melding of technologies to rival Regan’s Star Wars program (without the nuclear nasties, thanks).

So, hook in your RSS feeds NOW, cos the posts will be a-rollin’ on in!


But for now, something truly absurd ... and very slippery.


x Samone