Thursday, June 13, 2013

Best Laid Plans

It's been a while since my last blog so time for an update.  I made it through my RAW Generation showcase.  It was a fantastic night & the most tickets were sold for any RAW event anywhere so we broke a record.
Leading up to the night I'd had bugger all sleep & worked hard to get it all done.  So on the night I turned up with wet hair, no make up looking like a wreck so not the ideal time to be photographed or videoed but meh, I'm over it, the clothes looked awesome on the runway &  once again I was blessed with a fantastic team of models & helpers including Leigh Auld Hair & Nikita Pere MUA also featured RAW artists. .

These photos by Josie Richardson Photography. 

So post RAW I had to shut down my web store (not ideal after doing such a big promotion) & head off to Adelaide to help my mum pack up her house & get it ready to be upgraded .  I knew it would be a big job but man o man, it was a big job, it nearly killed me but I got it done.  Needless to say, as much as I hated to leave my mum there on her own, it is great to be back at home in my lovely tree house & with the mild winter weather(it was freezeballs in the Adelaide hills). Two months away is a long time.   And with so much work to catch up on I've dived in to try & make up for lost time. 

In an effort to consolidate & focus & pay the rent, I'm currently having an EOFY Sale in my web store.  Most things are ridiculously discounted, so check it out & buy up as this won't happen very often.  Just go to this link.

Then at the end of the month I'm having a Pop Up Fashion Store to finish off the big sale.  There will be other designers including the fab Good Golly Its Molly taking part & including a men's label so the guys are not forgotten plus more.  It will be a unique opportunity to nab yourself a designer bargain, something special for your collection.  And it's being held at Kobblers in Bardon which is a great venue & has the best coffee & fruit toast going.  All in all it will be a pleasurable way to spend part of your Saturday.  

That's pretty much all the news I think.  You can always contact me by email to  if you have any queries.  

I'm planning on going into the new financial year with a much more streamlined operation.  An exciting new collection, the best photo shoot ever, more magazine articles & trying not to be frustrated that I can't do what I want quick enough.  I'm trying to be sensible about everything & realise I can only do what I can do & it's no point stressing right? right.  XX


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

My Heart Went Bang Shang a Lang

Time for a bit of a catch up.  Check out the 'Shirleyesque' poodle in this video, though the 'Shirley' poodle is much prettier but then beauty is in the eye of the beholder, plus it's a happy little ditty to accompany this blog post.

Well it's been a great start to 2013.  In January an article appeared in a fantastic American mag., Fashion Faces Magazine in the International Fashion section about my label which was a lovely way to begin the new year.  The accompanying images by  Josie of / look awesome as do the models, 'Shirley' faves Heloise-Laure Ruinard & Lara Cresser with hair by Carly Hammond & Bek from Ragdoll Rampage & make up by Meghan Bell MUA & Heloise.

Also in January I became a featured RAW natural born artist & will be on the runway for their upcoming showcase, 'Generation' in March.  You'll find all the information about the night if you click on that link.  Tickets for the night are on sale now for only $15 which is fantastic as you get to see the work of over 40 artists, other fashion designers, visual artists, jewellers, photographers, musicians, performers & more.  When buying your ticket make sure to click on Shirley Fracture Couture on the little drop down feature as the artist you are supporting.

So you certainly get a lot of value for your $15 & it's going to be an epic night to remember.  I know my runway is going to be spectacular & I'm teamed up with fantastic Hair (Leigh Auld) & MUA (Nikita Pere) for the night.

In the mean time I'm working away  getting a collection together for the event & for Autumn/Winter 2013.  I'm loving colour at the moment so there will be a lot more of that than usual for me.  The new designs have an art deco influence, there are really graphic designs, metallics & pop colours & the look is very rock & roll babies.  It encompasses the usual 'Shirley' vibe.

It's been a while since I started this post in the middle of the night when I had a bit of time spare.  Well RAW Generation is now only a couple of weeks away.  Eeep so much to do to finish.  I've done about 20 hours of sequin  sewing so far & have about another 40 to go.  It's sequin mania here right now.

On a personal note, after the RAW gig I'm off to Adelaide for a couple of months to help out my mum whose partner has died.  You never now what will happen from day to day, this wasn't a planned trip.  Also my gorgeous brother in law who is responsible for my logo, has been undergoing  chemo & radiotherapy for the last few weeks & is about half way through his treatment.  It's pretty heavy but it seems to be going well & he is always in my thoughts right now.

Then look out Melbourne, here I come.  Some time in the next 18 months I'll be making the move.  Although it's a big move, I love Melbourne so much & am really excited about it.   I love my tree house here in Brisbane & am sad when I think about leaving it but hey, upwards & onwards.

Brissie folks, here is a link to get your tickets for RAW Generation.
As I said earlier, just tick Shirley Fracture as the artist you are supporting & I would absolutely love to see you there.  XX