Friday, 27 September 2013

pink elephants

Party time is coming up.  Do you need a new skirt for the party season?  One that really sets the scene?  

Why wait to see pink elephants when you can wear them?  

We have a new skirt - it's in our classic snap wrap style and it's just right for the summer ...  it will be at the Underground market tomorrow AND we celebrate WOW by being open all weekend!  Saturday 10am - 5.30pm and Sunday 10am - 4pm.  

See you there?  Or are you seeing pink elephants already?

Friday, 20 September 2013

Seal photo by Marran!

This cute little seal came to the Underground market last week. 

It was on the rocks just outside the main doors for quite some time. It gathered quite a crowd but seemed quite calm around people.  

Maybe there will be more interesting characters at the market this weekend but NOT Minnie + Ree. A HUGE pile of fabrics is sitting in the workroom so it is scissor-time this weekend. And new skirts and dresses will be the result.

The WOW markets start on 28-29 September. The WOW markets are huge and are Saturday and Sunday during World of Wearable Art.  

We are at the market on 5-6 October as well.  See you there?


Thursday, 19 September 2013

Market style - matchy matchy in a good way

Matching cowgirl bag!
This woman was in the market recently.  Once I spotted her bag I had to get a photo with one of the Minnie + Ree cowgirl skirts.  

They were made for each other, yes?

Cowgirls snap wrap skirt

Friday, 6 September 2013

Skirt lengths and the economy

Have you heard the theory that hemlines are an important economic indicator?  According to the theory that started in the 1920s the higher the hemline, the shorter the skirt, the better the economy.

Now lately I have been thinking about a new skirt design and the one in my head is a longer wrap skirt but with a bit of a high-lo look.  So the question is - will I negatively affect the economy with my longer skirt??? 

Further research has now revealed:
  1. There are quite a few midi skirts and dresses around and I am really liking the look.
  2. The theory has been 'discredited' and replaced by heel height and lipsticks.  Do these researchers have nothing to do I wonder!  The original theory was supposedly to do with the silk stockings that were worn with the shorter skirts by the flappers and then it was 'proven' by the mini skirt in the affluent 1960s. It started with women not being able to afford silk stockings in hard times so wore their skirts longer ... but the flapper pics above are from Wikipedia - hmmm, these skirts would be considered long by the theorists - they are well below the knee!
So it's all just a bit of fun.  And I am continuing on with my new skirt design.  And I've also made another big decision - all Minnie + Ree clothing must have pockets.  They do add to the time and so the cost of making them but it is so worth it.  

Tell me - I meet lots of women who want skirts that cover their knees - are you one of them?