ChicFinds loves a market and Suitcase Rummage is a fantastic new concept.
Suitcase Rummage is a mini scaled market held all over Australia, Perth, Sydney, Queensland and more.
Here is their story;
Isabel FitzGerald and Daniele Constance started Suitcase Rummage over a cup of tea and a brainstorming session.
“We wanted to create an event that we wanted to attend ourselves. We wanted simplicity, we wanted beauty, we wanted local and we wanted community. We loved old suitcases and so the idea started to grow.
There were also a few things that were important to us which we wanted to infuse into the project we were creating – that it was something to connect community; support local creative industries, design and production; encouraged sustainable practices; was accessible; and used place-making as a way of reinvigorating and creatively activating spaces. So, we came up with Suitcase Rummage which combined these and ultimately (and importantly) brought people ‘back to the town square’.
We also realised that there wasn’t a platform for emerging entrepreneurs to test their goods on the market before signing up to one of the bigger markets where vendors might need their own infrastructure, insurance and often need to cover high application fees. We saw a need for a step before this and believed Suitcase Rummage would fill this gap – supporting arts and culture, emerging entrepreuners and small business without the high risk.
At the time, we had heard Brisbane City Council was looking for ways to activate public spaces and so approached them with a few ideas. Council liked the idea and wanted to support it as a one off event as part of Youth Week 2010. We were blown away by the response to our first event – we ended up with 60 stalls and lots of attendees.
Since then, there has been so much wonderful support from the different local communities that Suitcase Rummage has now grown to be a regular, monthly event in Brisbane and Melbourne – both of which attract up to 150 stalls! We have also collaborated (and continue to collaborate) with a number of festivals including Home Festival, St Jeromes Laneway Festival, Surfers Paradise OneWay Street Festival, Jumpers & Jazz Festival in Warwick, and one-off vintage and community festivals. We’ve worked in partnership with Councils, venues, businesses and community organisations to deliver the various events.
Suitcase Rummage provides a platform and opportunity for creative ideas and initiatives to be planted, tested, nurtured and grown. There is a sense of community that comes with the event which people are drawn to. We believe that supporting and engaging with arts and cultural industries is vital to a healthy and connected community. What place doesn’t thrive when it has a flourishing arts and cultural industry?”
I am loving this brand; MLM The Label. It’s fresh, minimalistic and contemporary with good shapes and easy wear options. Created by Julia Softley and named after her twin sisters; Camille (Millie) and Corinne (Min). The Label has a fresh approach to classic wear with basic tops and pants and dresses that drape in the right places with fabrics that create great shapes.
I love the black and white, the pastels and gingham. The dresses are an average of $149.00-$199 and the tops are all around the $100 to $149. You cant go wrong!
A true ChicFind. Visit their web site to shop on line http://www.mlmlabel.com/shop/
A presto X
Time to get rid of those much loved unused pieces that take up space in your wardrobe.
Get in touch with ChicFinds as we expand into recycling clothing, accessories and home wares. Provide us with your excellent condition pieces and we will sell them at your suggested price for only 25% commission. if you would like to spring clean your wardrobe and get more details, email chicfinds at email@example.com
Not sure where to start?
Read some tips from Emmanuelle Alt on having a contemporary wardrobe that works;
1. If it doesn’t fit, it never will, get rid of it as clothes look best when they fit whether they are on trend or not
2. If you haven’t used it or worn it in over a year, get rid of it
3. A great wardrobe has the a little bit of everything but not too much of nothing.
4. Trends are great but make sure you have a classic core
Bare it down,,, summer to winter or winter to summer. Get rid of the time and space wasters
With Chicfinds. X
Fashion is a never ending revolving cycle, it goes forward, backwards and makes full circles and fundamentally it is always varied! Thank goodness as it would get very boring if everything suited everyone. You take from fashion what you like and what inspires you and if it takes you on a journey, good, its doing its job. One of the most beautiful aspects of fashion is photography and the art of translating garments and creating stories. Here are a few images from Vogue Italia by Mario Sorrenti.
Black and white, lace and lines are all classics to be played with.
There is nothing quite like a groomed hair and make-up to create the look. It takes you back to dress ups when you were a kid and a transformation would transpire and you could be anywhere, anybody in any life but yours!
Thanks Mario for bringing us some of the most beautiful photographs. MiaoX
Weddings are such an important event and often we have a set idea about how we want everything to be but we need the help to create it. It is like your first meeting with a love to be, films start rolling around in your head and before even the second date we have already fallen in love, married and created a family. All in a one screen shot! Creating your wedding or creating your look for a wedding is like bringing to life your film and the fantasy. To do that, it is often necessary to get a little helping hand and ChicFinds can point you in the right direction!
You want to be your most gorgeous on the day of your wedding and shine in more ways than one. Chic finds can show you how!
As winter will end soon and spring will begin so will the wedding bells. Now is a time to plan and create! For the next weeks, ChicFinds will post a weekly post on weddings to help guide and inspire you. ChicFinds can also offer you a consultation with a stylist for setting up the special day or a personal fashion stylist for the creation of your look plus photographers. For inquires please email; firstname.lastname@example.org
ChicFinds can help you create every possible fantasy unique to you.
This beautiful shoot is the creation of the amazing photographer Camilla Akrans, Chicfinds loves her work!
Maya is wearing pants and top by Bassike, fur vest by Museum; http://museumclothing.com.au and bag by Prada.
Maya is wearing Armani denim jeans with Just Cavalli shirt and Belstaff boots. Sunglasses are by
Get green this weekend. X
AND DECIDE TO TREAT YOURSELF LIKE A PRINCESS! BECAUSE YOU DESERVE IT…. Kisses X
Another photographer that Chicfinds adores is Craig McDean. A renowned photographer and filmmaker whose work repeatedly appears in publications such as i-D, W, Vogue, AnOther Magazine and Interview. He has photographed campaigns for brands including Christian Dior, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Emporio Armani, Estée Lauder and Calvin Klein. In 1999, McDean created his highly anticipated book, ‘I Love Fast Cars’, highlighting the world of drag racing. He is now represented by Art + Commerce New York ; http://www.artandcommerce.com/AAC/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=AAC_HomePage