Sunday, September 14, 2008

To Fitzroy

Such beautiful weather this weekend. We caught the tram into Fitzroy to buy factory remnant fabrics for heidi and seek. We visited Bird Girl and Meet Me at Mikes looking for Peppermint magazine. The first issue was free so they'd all been snatched up already.

Peppermint revolves around responsibly-made and environmentally-friendly fashion and culture, so I'm pretty eager to get my mitts on a copy. I ordered one from their website instead, only $5.95 including postage. Can't wait to get it!

This was my first time in Bird Girl, too. It's the cutest little shop on Brunswick Street where the clothing (made from recycled and vintage materials) is designed, made and sold right there in the shop, which is also their studio space. Their clothing is so intricate and unique, probably better described as wearable art. Many pieces are made from a combination of different textures, with buttons or lace placed just so, and edges left raw or pinked. Gorgeous shop definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.


BeanPickleSprout said...

Sounds like fun, I wish I were there!!

Kerry said...

I love Bird Girl! I love how they are sewing things behind the counter... such an "authentic" feel about the place.

I'll have to get my hands on a copy of peppermint. I haven't heard of it before... but sounds like something I'd love to read!