Thursday, 25 September 2008

Shhhh....secret squirrel

Last night in a space that normally is the cool store Somedays in Surry Hills, the Secret Squirrel team - Andrew and Bri - had a party to showcase their new summer 2008 collection. Full of searing bright primary colours in silk and linen, contrasting with black and earthy tones, the range is creative but so wearable. Think simple sexy shapes with quirky touches like oversized bows.

Birdmotel will have pieces from this range available for sale within a week. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

New website for Tigerlily...

Tigerlily launched their gorgeous new website yesterday.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

New York Favourites...

Hippie, off-key pastels, waisted belts, white lace.

Black in jersey, sexy dresses, shiny 70s jumpsuits.

Grey with neutrals, sporty, slouchy, low crotch.

Pure white: take it either modern or romantic.

My favourite show: Alexander Wang

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Abbey Lee...

Photo Credit: Abbey Lee, The Moment Blog, NY Times

The amazing Abbey Lee photographed backstage at New York Fashion week. I remember seeing Abbey a couple of years ago in the Little Lady lookbook - and boy she has come a long way since then. She slimmed down a lot - which she probably had to do to get the work overseas. I don't think she is rake-thin which is good, rather I'd say she still looks healthy...and I guess it has paid off for her. Go Abbey!

This picture of her has inspired me to go in a particular direction for one of our up-and-coming summer shoots for birdmotel. That turquoise green colour is one of my favourites, and in lace it is pretty cool, and suddenly becomes vintage-y.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Erin W...

I so love by this shot of model Erin Wasson. It actually has the vibe of One Teaspoon's injection range for high summer. All neutral colours, menswear inspired, and rough cut-off denim shorts. Looking forward to getting that into stock!

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Lou Doillon on Birdmotel!!

You don't know how excited I am! I have managed to secure for birdmotel, the Lou Doillon Summer 08 collection for Lee Cooper. Thanks so much to Berto - you're the best for thinking of us first to sell the range online in Australia!

As you may or may not know, Lou is the daughter of Jane Birkin and Film Director Jacques she has excellent genes (no pun intended) and I personally adore her undone, quirky style.

Lou D at work on her first range for Lee Cooper

Seriously, I have personally tried on the Ruby High Skinny Jean and the Sallys 70s Jean, and both just fit fab, and give you a great view from behind. The tees are whisper thin, so they have that vintage, used rock feel. And the branding is subtle, with the addition of glossy ornate key pins and retro tan leather patches.

Read more about Lou and the range here