Sunday, November 29, 2009

New to juniper... "Your Favourite Tee" by Mardle.
Shiana Weir launched the Mardle brand in August 2009 followed by the launch of the label’s inaugural collection in October.
As a Massey graduate with a Bachelor of Design(Hons) (Fashion&Textiles), Shiana has worked in the fields of Marketing, Merchandising and Graphic Design since leaving University.

Your New Favourite Tees are the result of Mardle's design philosophy - to create pieces not just clothes, using a flattering cut, a higher class of fabric and light hearted graphic elements.
Created from Modal, a textile made from spun Beechwood cellulose, the tees have a remarkable level of comfort and wearability. The fabric is much softer and more breathable than pure cotton, is resistant to both shrinkage and fading and is environmentally sound as the process produces a considerably smaller quantity of harmful waste than in the production of cotton.
The tee's combine multiple design features which flatter a woman's figure including:
- The Shaped Hem - getting rid of the nasty horizontal line which cuts women in half- The Scooped Neck - defining any woman's assets- Tailored side seams - allowing the tee to follow a woman's contours- Slightly Longer, Bound Sleeves - for a more graceful finish
As part of Mardle's continuing support of the New Zealand textile manufacturing industry and commitment to a higher quality of product, every stage of the manufacturing process, fabric, construction and printing, is carried out in Aotearoa. Support New Zealand Made Fashion.
Shiana wanted to keep production of the tees as local as possible. The Modal fabric for Your New Favourite Tee is knitted in Levin, the tee itself is manufactured in Porirua and printed in Newtown.
Sam like the singing bird I like the pinwheel, I thinks its a cute nod to Wellington.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

New in store this week we have lovely Polli jewellery from Australia. Gorgeous new AQ summer bags, Starfish Summer collection of dresses and Kowtow summer range as well. Hope to see you soon.

Oh oh and heaps and heaps of wee gifts for squirreling away for xmas pressies. Because remember, spreading out your purchases means there's more for you to spend on yourself in that last week of xmas. (wink wink)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

$5? $54? $540? Naaah, How about
$5400! Yep that is what Juniper helped raise for Newtown Plunket with this years Charity Fabric Auction. A very big thank you goes out to all of the fabulous designers & design houses that donated the jaw dropping gorgeous fabric and SO MUCH!
Alexandra Owen,
Alison Blain,
Baby Star, Bridesville, Deborah Sweeny, Duncan Prudence, es design, Fabrics Direct, Fabric Warehouse, Finlay Furniture, Global Fabrics, Inhabit design, NZNY Kids, Robyn Mathieson, The Workroom, Thunderpants, Voon, The Living Room.
also special thanks to Kiwi Diary for a donated Diary, the Sandwich Place for use of thier tables and chairs.
And thank you to everyone who came out to support the event. We had a record turnout. Can't wait till next year.
*Lastly a very special thanks to Diana Potter who worked so tirelessly to bring all the amazing designers together and organised everyone so well. You are a star. xox

Saturday, November 07, 2009

tonight, tonight, it's fabric galore tonight! the first lot of gorgeous fabric has started to arrive and wow! WOW! I am not even allowed to bid till the auction starts. There are some amazing deals and the grab bags ooooooh the grab bags. I am so excited. Hope to see you all here for a great cause. Remember tonight at 7-8 one hour only. come erly to get in line. that's my tip.


Thursday, November 05, 2009

week one-lap top stolen
week two-puppy eats brand new cell phone
week three-insurance looses claim for lap top
week four-claim found then replacement lap top is "misplaced" at lap top store by 14 year old sales assistant.
week five-laptop found & replaced, puppy eats prescription eye glasses next day.

what will next week bring I wonder?

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

two days to much fabric, so little time mmmmm....