It's the funnest instrument ever, and i challenge anyone to hold one and not be super-dooper happy....It's just not possible :) I've been teaching myself how to play for a bit over a year now and it brings me endless entertainment, but I'm starting to feel like my love o' the banjo is subtly affecting my aesthetic.
All I want to be wearing these days is high-ish waisted jeans teemed western shirts and cheap canvas shoes (and man do i love a good pair of white socks!) Now I personally think this look is 100% adorable, but when even my dad starts razzing me for looking like a country hick I wonder if things have gone awry (let it be said that my pa isn't the most stylish of gents, but a surely a farmer born and bred knows how to spot a hick when he sees one)
(my hound loves it when i play to her)
These are my two favourite outfits at the moment, and they are on high rotation in my wardrobe. I am willing to concede that they are a little on the country side, but not in a bumbling bucktooth yokel kinda way, but in a cute farm girl kinda way....right? Well that's my opinion anyway, and I'm running with it. Yippie
On a related note I've just got a new shipment of stock in from America....and there is a whole heap of great western shirts. I'll put some photos up next week, but I'd get in quick because they wont last long. Hurrah.
(my buddy Em thought of the title for this post....we thought it was hilarious, but we're a bit silly)
Wowzers.....I just got back from my very first Go-Go dance class and it was the greatest fun the world has ever seen!.
It is run by Anna of Anna's go-go Academy, and she is one super lady. She creates such a fun and exciting atmosphere, and the dances she concocts are incredible. We did a whole heap of different dances to some amazing songs and the hour just flew by (i was however super exhausted by the end)
Well it's been all a-go-go at Poppet HQ lately, I've been madly designing, drafting and sewing up some gorgeous pieces for the summer line. It's gonna be fun and bright and oh so nice :) I was going to keep it all secret until the launch party next month (stay tuned because it'll be a swell night out!) but when I created this little number I got so excited I just had to show you all.
Ta Da! It's a plaid play-suit! Hurrah!
In other news I got a new laptop last week. Yay. For the last few months I have been using a frankenstein like desktop cooked up by my buddy from discarded computer scraps found on the side of the road. Now this was all well and good (free things always tend to impress me) but when my day to day computing had to occur off a live ubuntu CD (vaguely broken mind you) and accessing my files meant going into the terminal and typing crazy commands, I felt like I was turning into a nerd o' the computer variety and that just didn't sit right with me......I like my nerdiness to be of the crafty and board gamey variety. So anyways my new laptop is super. I can do work all day long and into the night, so that means more blog posts for you to read!
A few weeks ago I was the lucky winner of this beautiful pocket watch from 'I like you' I never win anything so this was such a delightful treat :)
If you aren't familiar with the 'I like you' shop in Fitzroy you defiantly should check it out. It is such a cute store filled with lots of beautiful things. And they now have an online shop too for people not in the wonderful city of Melbourne. They also have a fun blog and every week they do a giveaway....so if you wanna win something lovely head over to the blog.... because you gotta be in it to win!
Hurrah......I've been having so much fun wearing it, telling the time has never been more fun! Thanks 'I like you'.....i really do like you!
Hey Folks! My name is Jules and I have a clothing line called Poppet and a shop called Heroes & Villains (123 Scotchmer St. Fitzroy North)
come visit me and check out our range of Melbourne made clothing and accessories!