Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Summer Holiday' skirts

Despite the unseasonal cold-snap, we're determined not to let go of the heady idea of summer at Ginny & Jude HQ.
For us it's all gin & tonic, elderflower cordial, paper parasols, wicker picnic baskets, shady trees and circle skirts!

The production is underway for these beautiful skirts and we couldn't be more delighted.
Each skirt is completely unique as they are made from the fabric panels from vintage and antique kimonos sourced from all around Japan.
And look at the beautiful fabrics we have gathered:

Perfect for twirling and ruffling about dramatically, the total circumference of the circle is a tremendous 3.15 metres!!
These skirts will be made in two styles - a traditional length - to the knee - and a smaller run of short skirts which will sit mid thigh. (To save our modesty in the winds, the short skirts will have a circumference of about half that of the long skirts).

After lengthy discussion, research and calculations we have decided on three sizes - Small (27.5"), Medium (30.5") and Large (33.5"). Like everything we do, if you want it to fit exactly right for you, you can place an order!

We don't want to spoil too much of the surprise, but we thought you all deserved at least a small peek...

This Green piece with hand-painted slashes of cream and coral is a size M.

Check out the gorgeous vintage porcelain buttons!

This cotton number (S) has a lovely abstract pattern in Indigo and Mulberry

Stay tuned for more updates very soon...


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Buttermilk Sky Launch Party in Melbourne...

Shop Party

Last night we launched the Buttermilk Sky collection at Asta Pubblica in Melbourne's North Fitzroy!
Despite the arctic temperatures outside, a number of brave souls ventured out to celebrate with us and try on birds and bows and other feathered creations.

Shop window - packed with the *new* hat boxes, photos, flowers and little creations...

Dinner Date pieces

Bows and Arrows on a lovely vintage typewriter

Fitting an 'After Every Party' headpiece...

I'm in Melbourne for another seven days - email me at if you missed out on the opening and want to have a fitting while I'm still in town.
Otherwise, the pieces will be available to purchase from Asta Pubblica at 355 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy (112 tram from town...) throughout October and November.