Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Favourite fashion quotes...

"Fashions fade, style is eternal"
- Yves St Laurent

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening".
- Coco Chanel

(Ok, so I admit, this was a half-hearted blog post, I apologise, I was time poor! What other fashion quotes do you guys love?)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Gimme more...

We had so many beautiful shots it was hard to choose just 20 for the lookbook. Some were weird and wacky, some were quirky, others were cute. Some were god damn smokin' hot and some were incredibly beautiful. It seems a shame not to show you them all, but alas, we can't. And couldn't, there were just too many!

The idea behind gran's loose change is that you mix and match our vintage pieces with your own personal style. We don't expect you to wear head to toe gran's loose change just as much as we would hate to see someone in head to toe designer. It's about personality, it's about individuality and it's about making it work for you.

Each of our models was styled in a way that they might wear the do you wear yours?

Here's a few more behinds the scenes/culled shots for you to cast your eyes over...

Check out the the lookbook, the drifter's escape, here

Fancy that!

Thanks to our new friends at Fancy! blog for this shout out

Friday, July 16, 2010

Behind the scenes, living the dream...

We shot our second lookbook last weekend. It was a beautiful day on a beautiful farm out the back of Te Puna. Trouble is, some of the products sold over the weekend! Beauty is, the people love gran's loose change!!

We couldn't have done it without the wonderful Julia Keddell, photographer extraordinaire and models: Josh Muller, Jamee Thomas, Finn Geoghegan and Natalie Brownrigg.

We are still in the stages of editing but here's a sneak peak at the behind the scenes shots of our rustic Sunday shoot.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

gran's loose change loves Frankie mag...

From Pharrell to Frankie...Yep, that's right, we featured on the Frankie mag website today and we feel pretty spesh.

Upon crossing the ditch in 2007, Frankie was my number one read. Every. Single. Month. So to be featured in this mag, filled to the brim with designers, artists, writers and other such creative talent, it warms my icy heart! Read the tit-bit here.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Can I have it like that?..

If Pharrell's doing it then why aren't you??

'He made me do it' baseball bomber $39

Who is Claire Mossong?

As you know, gran's loose change stocks Neverland Collective jewellery. What you may not know, is that the brains and creative behind Neverland is also a talented photographer and adventure chaser.

Photography by Claire Mossong
You can sneak a peek at more of her photos here. We managed to squeeze in a chit chat with Claire to find out more ....

What is your full name?
Claire Mossong

What nicknames do you go by?
Claire Bear. CB. Clarence. Clawio. Clarry. All the modifications of Claire that you could imagine.

If you could be a superhero, who would you be and why?
I would be Hiro Nakamura, he can cross time and space which means he can teleport, which is way better than flying cos you don't get cold.

What one thing can't you live without?
Shampoo or maybe my toothbrush.

If you weren't designing for Neverland, what would you be doing?
Saving the environment one vegetable patch at a time. Or joining Ric O’Barry in his quest to save the dolphins in Taiji.

Which city is your favourite in the world?
Paris cos I've never been there, so in my head it's still a magical land full of croissants, amour, spring flowers and vintage bikes.

Check out the range of Neverland jewellery on gran's loose change here

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Who is Jasmin Sparrow?

The newest member of our buying team also happens to be an incredibly talented designer as well. If you haven't already heard about her, Jasmin Sparrow is set to take you to a fairytale land of feathers, headpieces, and accessories wonderland! Jasmin starts buying for gran's loose change next week so be sure to check in in a couple of weeks for goodies galore! We had a quick chat to her to find out more...

Who is Jasmin Sparrow?
Loving boho dreamer creator.

What are three things you do outside of 9-5?
Draw pictures, make things, play outside

How would you describe your personal style?
A collection of vintage, op shop, things i've made with a few staple designer pieces

What/who do you find most inspiring?
Music, books, pretty pictures, creative people, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, my friends, being outside, beautifully dressed grannys.

Your three wardrobe essentials?
Cute dresses, headpieces and handbags

What will you be wearing this winter?
A fun dress with layers of warm cardis and jackets. waterproof riding boots for jumping in puddles and feathers on my head.

One thing you couldn't live without?

Photographer: Tammy Williams
Model: Blanche Bradford

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hey AUSSIES...!!

I'm not sure if you realise, but you get more bang for your buck just because you live over the ditch! Your dollar is SO much better than ours at the mo, for $40 AUD you can buy something from gran's loose change for almost FIFTY bucks! Pay via paypal to save bank fees and voila! Easy as 1, 2, 3. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Monday, July 5, 2010

gran's loose change on FashioNZ

My lovely and talented friend, Natalie, editor of online magazines and asked if I'd write a vintage-inspired blog for FashioNZ - and because I love writing (as well as securing a little self-promotion) I, of course said yes!

Each month you will now find me blogging about op-shopping, secret vintage haunts, experiences, memories, hot styles, icons and more... Check out my first post here.

Why thank you...

"I would like to congratulate you on your website. It is genius, never have such great clothes been gathered all in one place and with such a good style to price ratio".
- Sam Lee

Friday, July 2, 2010

Lemme see...!

Buyer extraordinaire Erin (EC) has been doing her thing this week, even photographing some of the pieces she's bought for her own photography portfolio. Woot woot (that's a wolf whistle you know). We can't WAIT to get our hot little hands on her loot, get it photographed and uploaded for you!