Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Just had to blog one more time about Bendigo's Bob Boutique. It is just too damn cute.
In the pic above you can see five of my handbags sitting in amongst all the other gorgeous goodies.
And for those of you not lucky enough to live near Bob Boutique, you can still pick up my handbags from their website. Yay!
Well today I have some SUPER EXCITING news!
ReJenerate has teamed up with the wonderful folks over at Oxfam and we are holding a fabulous give-away of a ReJenerate original, 'Baby Billie Blue' (below) in celebration of Fashion Week.
Three Things is a fabulous new project at Oxfam designed to get people thinking and talking about ideas on what makes our world tick and how we can make it better.
It's such a fantastic project and really innovative as it is a whole new take on the way not-for-profit organisations have worked in the past.
Rather than asking people to donate time or money to achieve Oxfam's overall goals, Three Things asks people to look at their own lives and their own little corner of the world and try to live responsibly and ethically within that space.
This made ReJenerate a natural partner for Three Things, thanks to the green principles behind the products and the brand.
So how do I win the handbag you ask???
Well just head over to Three Things Facebook Fan Page and leave a comment on their wall listing your three favourite items in your wardrobe. It's that easy!
And don't forget to become a fan of Three Things while you're there!
And of course, while you're on Facebook, become a fan of ReJenerate too.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I am constantly looking for new products that follow the recycling theme. In case you hadn't noticed, I really get into recycling :)
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
The store will be opening on May 5, so spoil yourself and pop by to check it out and support this small, local business by picking up some eco-friendly gorgeousness!
Friday, April 24, 2009
How cute are these little rings by Aussie label Candy Hand? Or should I say how 'sweet' are these rings...they're tiny little desserts attached to adjustable rings. Love it!
And best of all, you could win all three of them through a little comp being run by Leeloo!
Just head over to the gorgeous Daydream Lily blog and leave a comment about which is your fave product available in the lovely Leeloo shop.
Or sign-up for Leeloo's newsletter or buy something on leeloo.com.au and mention the Daydream Lily Blog and you'll get automatic entry!
Today's little gift from me to you :)
Thursday, April 23, 2009
"Mod Mary-Jane screams sixties sexiness and shows-off serious vintage cred. The combination of a funky vintage print, pre-loved buttons, a salvaged belt for a strap and recycled fabric for lining makes Mary-Jane green and gorgeous. Let Mary-Jane transport you back to the mod days - jump on your scooter and take the ride of your life!"
Find out more here.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Be sure to do some virtual widow shopping on their website, or even better use that stimulus money to support this handmade Aussie label!
Monday, April 20, 2009
"Retro Rhonda started life as a super trendy Scandinavian fabric in the sixties. Now that retro is cool again, Rhonda is raring to re-invent herself! Paired with a pair of salvaged curtains and topped with recycled buttons, Rhonda is retro, recycled and ready to roll!"
Find out more here.
Here's Rosy Ramona's story:
"Rosy Ramona is retro, recycled and oh-so ravishing. Starting life as a divine vintage upholstery fabric, she never got the chance to try out life as a lounge in the sixties. Now that she has been lined with a pre-loved skirt and 'rejenerated' into a show-stopping handbag, Ramona is ready to rock her life as a handbag in the new millennium!"
Find out more here.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
If you live nearby, you can drop by the store between 11am-3pm but if you can't get there, don't worry, you can shop online. Yay!
Their website is having a bit of a make-over right now, but you can keep up to date with all things Bob related by visiting their blog , and by saturday their website, www.bob.net.au will be all ready and re-launched for Bob Day.
Be sure to drop by as it is such a fun and unique shopping experience.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
It has just had a bit of a make over and in my humble opinion, it's looking pretty damn cute.
At this stage, the crazy world of online shopping still alludes me, but it is in the short term plan.
Until then, there is lots of info on the site, and links to external sites where you can pick up some Rejenerate goodies.
So please head on over to http://www.rejenerate.com.au/ and check it out!
It feels pretty great to own your own little corner of Cyber Space!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
So even when creating with vintage and recycled fabrics, I refuse to throw away any scraps or off-cuts. Instead I hoard them away like a crazy woman with the idea of one day turning them all into one huge, fancy patchwork handbag that is completely mismatched and all over the place but somehow uber-cool.
Well that hasn't quite happened yet and my little workspace is being overtaken by fabric scraps so I have designed a little clutch/pouch that can be made with the off-cuts of my vintage and pre-loved fabrics...now that's recycling!
Here is the first creation in the 'Little Splash of Vintage' range:
This particular clutch is made from a groovy sixties fabric, lined with the material from a pre-loved shirt and topped with recycled buttons.
At just $35 a pop, I think they're a really cute way to add a little vintage to your outfit.
See more details here.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Apparently it's on the market and is the most expensive house for sale in the US. Um...great. But aren't there senseless wars going on and devastating humanitarian disasters? Shouldn't reporters be busy with these issues? Apparently not.
Anyway, upon hearing the story for the 7th time, I realised that Candy is actually a woman after my own heart. She has a 'gift wrapping room'!!! Now if I were rich and famous that's something I could go for.
I love, love, love wrapping gifts and do have a special spot in my workspace that is entirely dedicated to wrapping my creations before sending them on their way to their new homes. I also have several drawers dedicated to storing all the recycled tissue paper, ribbon, wrapping paper etc that my friends save for me so that I can package my handbags prettily without feeling guilty!
I thought having one surface space entirely dedicated to wrapping was extravagant but apparently good ol' Candy has THREE gift wrapping rooms in her mansion!
Surely she wouldn't mind passing just one of them onto me?
Friday, April 3, 2009
Although I haven't listened to the Ataris for years, this show was too intriguing to pass up as I love acoustic shows and there was a promise of 'focusing on the old stuff'.
I have to say that Kris has aged a tad and I'm not sure that he gets away with the teenage anthems like he used to. But he does have a bloody good voice and eventhough his songwriting can get a little cheesy, generally it's really great and it definitely made me, the mister and all of our mates feel more than a little nostalgic!
It was a bit random when he got the support band on stage at the end of the set so that he could 'rock out' a little. It was weird watching him perform Ataris songs with another band...should've stuck to the acoustic bit.
Anyhoo...not sure why I suddenly appointed myself as a gig reviewer but there you go :)
Thursday, April 2, 2009
"Autumn Audrey started life as a stunning kimono but now that she's Down Under, she decided it was time for a change. Combined with some recycled wool and topped with some pre-loved buttons, Audrey has been completely 'rejenerated' into a one-of-a-kind handbag. Audrey's past life as a kimono means that she's used to showing off and being admired so get ready to be the centre of attention when you hit the town with Audrey!"
Audrey is available now in my etsy shop.
For those who aren't familiar with Curvy, it's a fabulous all-girl art book put together by the good people at YEN Magazine.
This year's edition features 120 female artists from 39 countries...and it does not disappoint!
All of the art was just amazing, and there was free beer so all in all it was a pretty good night :)
In my eyes, there were two artists who particularly drew my attention.
The first was Bec Winnel of My Charlie Girl.
She is the artist behind the gorgeous illustration on the cover of this month's Peppermint Mag.
This is one of the limited edition prints she had on display last night:
She also had an original on display which absolutely took your breath away.
You can pick up the above print at My Charlie Girl's etsy shop.
My other favourite was an Israeli artist by the name of Shira Sela.
This one is called 'Human Nature' and is just stunning. I ordered a copy from her etsy shop this morning. Be sure to check out her work.
Congrats to all the incredibly talented female artists featured in Curvy 2009. You're amazing!