Monday, November 12, 2012

'The Girl Can't Help It' Summer 2012/13 collection from Ginny & Jude

Ginny & Jude Designs present their Summer 2012/13 collection 'The Girl Can't Help It' - where romantic fabrics and designs are married to an adventurous spirit in a flirty anthology of clothing, accessories and gorgeous hats.

The perfect attire for ladies keen on cavorting amongst rocks, wandering through copses of waving trees and resting beneath hidden canopies of green.

Proudly designed and made in Australia.

 'Pina Colada' woven straw hat ~ $145
'Heat Wave' peplum blouse in white pinstripe ~ $115
'Cream Puff' full skirt in pastel stripes ~ $150

'Sunny Side' headwrap made from vintage kimono silk ~ $30
'Evergreen' button-back, collared blouse in Blue Bouquet chiffon ~ $105
'Banana Split' peplum skirt in yellow linen and tulle ~ $175

 'Gardener Cecily' floral haircomb ~ $95
'Heat Wave' peplum blouse in coral pinstripe ~ $115
'Promenade' button-up wiggle skirt in mint broderie cotton ~ $155

'Gardener Penelope' floral haircomb ~ $95
'Putting on Airs' lace collar with vintage Czech glass drops ~ $45
'Ballet Tee' in Ice ~ $85

 'Gardener Marcy' floral haircomb ~ $95
'Swing' necklace in Amazonite ~ $65
'Ballet Tee' in Lime ~ $85
'Cream Puff' full skirt in grey floral ~ $150

 'Gardener Edith' floral haircomb ~ $95
'Heat Wave' peplum blouse in white pinstripe ~ $115
'Promenade' skirt in vintage peach embroidered cotton ~ $165

 'Gin & Tonic' woven straw hat with grosgrain trim ~ $145
'Evergreen' button-back, collared blouse in pastel bows ~ $105
'Banana Split' peplum skirt in mint linen and tulle ~ $175

 ~ C R E D I T S ~
Photography: All photos copyright Lyndal Irons
Hair and Makeup: Tania Bowers
Model: Gabrielle Dillon
Styling: Rabia Lockwood
Shot on location at Girrahween Park, Earlwood
Girrahween is an Aboriginal word meaning 'place of flowers'.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Pinterest Pick #12

Best and fairest as Spring waltzes through Sydney at the moment...

{All images sourced from the Ginny & Jude Pinerest boards where they link back to their original source}

Friday, October 19, 2012

Film Noir Femmes

The Web, 1947
They don't make film posters like they used to do they?
We've been getting a real kick out of these Film Noir posters from the first half of last century. We love the fact none are photographs, and instead of making it seem less real, it seems more terrifying than ever.
And the women! What a saucy bunch of femme fatales...

We've only seen a handful of these films, which ones have you seen?

Gilda, 1946

Pickup, 1951
The Lady from Shanghai, 1947
The Wrong Man, 1956
The Garment Jungle, 1957
Born to Kill, 1947
Blonde Sinner, 1956

{All images sourced from the Where Danger Lives blog}


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Pinterest Picks #11

Long days and short, hot nights are coming...


{ All images sourced from our Pinterest Boards where they link back to their original source }

Friday, September 28, 2012


Oh my, for those of you following us on Instagram (@ginnyandjude for those who are not!), you will have noticed all the new stock we are slowing posting out to our stockists and even more slowly putting up into the Ginny & Jude Etsy shop...

We are going all gelato-hued this summer and here is a little taste of what you can expect:

First up, our super-duper tulle peplum skirts, guaranteed to pop a wide smile on your dial! We have *just* popped these online to purchase. We are making only the tiniest quantity of these, so don't get complacent and miss out. These are also available to purchase from Follow Store if you prefer to try before you buy...
Banana Split Peplum Skirt in Lemon // $175
Banana Split Peplum Skirt in Mint // $175

Our spectacular v-back peplum blouses have been a hit before we even put them online to purchase! And I think you can see why we are already into our second run of this very versatile style. Currently these are available to purchase in-store from Follow (Sydney) and Spacebar (Hobart). We hope to re-stock these online shortly!

Heat Wave Peplum Blouse in White // $115
Heat Wave Peplum Blouse in Watermelon // $115
We reinvent our staple button-down skirt with vintage broderie anglais fabrics in coral and spearmint with fun flower shaped mother of pearl buttons. Again, these are also limited edition (this skirt below is one of only nine which will ever be made from this fabric).

Heat Wave Peplum Blouse in white with Promenade Skirt in Coral
And finally - a simple wardrobe staple with our new Ballet tee! Made from textured knit fabric and available in fresh colours of Ice, Lime and Watermelon these work perfectly with the Banana Split skirts! These are also now available in-store at Follow and Spacebar, and we will have them online shortly!


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Current obsession: Storage tins

Some time ago, we bought our first colourful tin on We didn't buy it with anything particular in mind - we were buying something else from that particular store, and thought we'd get some extras from the shop to combine shipping (...this is where we seriously fall down when it comes to shopping on Etsy!)

Isn't she a beauty! Such beautiful bright colours...Photo: VintageVanatic
And in situ at the Casa del Studio above and below. You will notice that we have quite a few of them!
Photos (two above): Renee Baker
We use them to store bits and bobs for jewellery making - the red one above (the original by Gray Dunn, and the best!) stores all the brass findings, the big gold one all the semi-precious stones, and the red oval one has all the brass and silver chain offcuts in it.

We love the excited use of bright colour, the texture of the pressed metal and their inherent sturdiness.

Naturally, these few we have are not enough. Not even close! So we are rubbing our hands together with glee planning our next Storage tin purchase. After trawling the 80 odd pages on Etsy (yes, we are *devoted* to our love of these tins), these are what we think are the pick of the crop.

What are we looking for? Colour, texture and a variety of shapes and sizes, that are relatively rust free.

Which should we get?!

Dahner Storage Tin // $10 from AmyKristineVintage
Not so sure about the addition of hibiscus to that centre floral arrangement (!), but the bumpy texture of the sides and mosaic of the top have us sold!

Dahner Canisters // $20 for the pair from TheSquirrelCottage
More magic from Dahner - the pressed metal one on the left is DIVINE! But the other one we would be happy for them to keep...

Another Dahner Canister // $14 from JustSmashingDarling
Oh hello! A twin to our friend above! Wonderful...
Our only reservation? Dahner tins are a dime a dozen! And we were hoping to find something a little more off-beat...

Art Nouveau Candy Tin // $25 from AustinModern
 Like this one! Oh wow - it's pretty rusty and old but golly isn't it beeewdiful! 

Vintage Asian Tea Box // $20 from ARandomFind

Vintage flour canister // $12 from littlewoodenhouse
There's a lot of mid-century looking stuff on Etsy, which isn't quite our style - but we quite like this upside down pineapple quirkiness!

Vintage Storage Tin from Holland // $29 from BestowAppreciation

Vintage Candy Tin from Holland // $13 from spaceroom
These two from Holland are bright and fun aren't they!

Wafer Tin from Western Germany // $17 from therunawaypancake
Seems appropriate given when most of our work gets done!

Christmas Tin // $10 from LucillesAttic

Christmas themed, so a bit naff, but those reindeer on the side! Adorable!

Christmas Mints Tin // $6 from vertzvkv

Handpainted Tin from Denmark 1970s // $10.50 from tessiemay
Fabulous - and a flat top is handy for stacking...

1950s Ransburg Canister // $8 from meggyleves

Painted Canister // $18 from SuzyQVintage
Murray Allan Tins from England // $18 from SwanVintageFinds

Sometimes an upright canister is just the ticket - great for storing tall bits and bobs...

Nesting Tins from USSR // $23 from agafrog

Nesting Tins from USSR // $21 from NewLifeForOldies
And these small nesting tins are perfect for keeping little beads.

Having serious TIN FATIGUE by the end of this, but our conclusion would be to buy them all, yes?!