Monday, December 21, 2009

One more step til wonderland...

gran's loose change is famous! Somewhat! Check us out on, YEOW!!!

Friday, November 27, 2009

She lives in a fairy tale, she believes in magic...

Check out this blog

Awesomely inspiring...

The Idea

Starting May 2009, I have pledged to wear one dress for one year as an exercise in sustainable fashion. Here’s how it works: There are 7 identical dresses, one for each day of the week. Every day I will reinvent the dress with layers, accessories and all kinds of accouterments, the majority of which will be vintage, hand-made, or hand-me-down goodies. Think of it as wearing a daily uniform with enough creative license to make it look like I just crawled out of the Marquis de Sade's boudoir.

The Uniform Project is also a year-long fundraiser for the Akanksha Foundation, a grassroots movement that is revolutionizing education in India. At the end of the year, all contributions will go toward Akanksha’s School Project to fund uniforms and other educational expenses for children living in Indian slums.

Monday, November 23, 2009

So close, yet so far...

Woollen tartan blazer, size 8

Vintage military jacket, size 10-12

Second hand Hailwood racerback vest, summer 2008, amazing condition, free size

Leather and suede parka, size 8-10

With the end of the year nearing, we are working hard and fast, above and beyond to get the site up and running. It is taking longer than expected but the team are working their little butts off to develop the site, sort the stock and organise the behind the scenes bits and pieces. I know you're waiting patiently, so here's an unedited, sneak peak. We have everything from vintage military jackets to bombers, Clarks boots, old-school Docs, lace dresses, fur coats and boys leathers.... slow and steady wins the race - my gran told me that!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Love drunk on the goodness...

d-luxe: of special elegance, sumptuousness, or fineness; high or highest in quality, luxury, etc.

Click on it, lap it up...and get it right. here. super. soon.

d-luxe 4 gran's loose change

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A duel of personalities , that stretch all true realities...

Mix and match; vintage; white and wood; polaroids...make the impossible, possible. Safe haven, home inspiration. What mood do you feel today?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Gimme, gimme, gimme...

Sara Moon, 'Catherine'.

A fleeting overnight visit to New Plymouth for a family wedding this weekend is the perfect opportunity to hunt for stock for gran's loose change. I nabbed this Sara Moon a wee while back and am looking specifically for J H Lynch, Sara Moon and Pearson prints at present, so keep checking back and I'll let you know when I find some...

It's a Generation Y world...

We now have a facebook page...YAY! So become a fan and follow our regular updates on the goings on of gran's loose change. gran has been pretty busy gearing up for the opening...stock will be photographed next week and a meeting is locked in with the web developers to start construction! The countdown begins...

Monday, November 2, 2009

Got a hold of my heart...

The magpie brings us tidings
Of news both fair and foul;
She's more cunning than the raven,
More wise than any owl.

Just got back from a city of powder blue skies,
There's plenty of spies.
Every street is crooked, they just wind around till they disappear.

Madame Butterfly, she lulls me to sleep
like an ancient river,
so wide and deep...

From magpies to butterflies
watch it all transform.
In the depths of the night
a new personality is born.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Go on, walk on the wild side...

If I were to ask you what you'd MOST like to see gran's loose change stock, what would you say? Shoes? Dresses? Jackets? Denim?

I am asking.

Your wish is my command, so take this opportunity to be boss, and let me know what you'd like to see available on the online store..

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Living in a fairytale that's not too far to find...

In amongst work, work and more work (busy is good..!), searching for a new house (move in in two weeks, did I mention that it is right on the beach and just peeerrrffeecccttt for summer barbies), planning for my step-brother's wedding and sister's arrival from Aussie, gran's loose change has been ticking away slowly but surely. The unveiling was planned for Labour Weekend.

Labour Weekend has come and gone.

gran's loose change is coming, I promise. I know I have been saying it for a while, but it is. Sooner than you think. And it will be worth the wait.

I have a whole collection of dressers and furniture, denims, bombers, leathers, fur, lace, shoes galore and even a couple of Sara Moon's waiting to be uploaded and priced. Although now I have a new house to decorate the Sara Moon's may not make the cut for the shop.... I wish!

Watch this space....

Friday, October 23, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Not often am I lost for words...

A recent buying trip to Auckland left me frazzled and overwhelmed. It probably didn't help that I had just driven up from the Mount, was late to meet my friends and then missioned over to New Lynn amongst the sporadic thundery weather whilst trying to plan a costume for that night's 'King St Carnival'... But, alas! We made it in one piece. Just.

Not often (if ever) will I share my hot spots for buying the best of the best, but I wanted to let you in on a little secret, you can count your lucky stars that Save Mart New Lynn UNDER-delivered because the entire experience was enough to make me forget all about launching gran's loose change. (Almost).

Picture this, four slightly tired, hungry and grumpy girls armed with credit cards and optimism whose hopes were dashed upon entry into one of the biggest warehouses I have ever seen. (Perhaps I haven't ventured abroad enough if this was the BIGGEST warehouse I have ever seen but I have to make it sound good, and saying it was an average sized warehouse doesn't have the same affect, nor does this pitiful pic unfortunately, but take my word for it, it was HUGE!!) Give me tiny towns filled with unnamed oppies and hidden St Vincent de Pauls any day...

Needless to say, the excursion lasted a whole nine minutes before two of the four piked and went next door to New Lynn Mall for Sooshi (check it out, the best thing since sliced bread! Seriously! and a further four minutes before the remaining two threw their hands in the air in pure despair and went shopping for tutus and all things stripey (for the aforementioned carnival).

So, thank goodness for gran's loose change after all. Well, for you lot at least. It means we endure all of the anxiety and stress of finding the perfect wee dress or spiffy denim jacket and you simply click your mouse and 'buy now'!! Well..that's the plan anyway.......!!!

The killer for all that hurts in me...

Boy, boy, girl, girl. Winter, summer. Whatever the weather.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Distraction she wanted, to destruction she fell...

Pre- drugs, Pete Doherty, ciggies, too much coffee, late night partying and all those other things that kids these days seem to enjoy so much.
That is all.

And this one, a little less angelic, but phenomenal all the same.