On Saturday I went and met a girlfriend for a bit of a business meeting and she suggested we go and have a coffee at Market Lane Coffee out the back of the Prahran Market. Let's just say... Quite the experience. Be sure to check it out!
Market Lane Coffee
Shop 13 Prahran Market
163 Commercial Road
South Yarra, VIC.
Open: Tues - Sat 7am until 5pm and Sat 9am until 3pm.
This week Melbourne was lucky enough to have the presence of Mister Zimi back in town to order, promote, and sell their new Autumn/Winter '11 range.
On Sunday morning I pottered down to view and order my first pieces from this amazing collection. I was overwhelmed by the range of prints, fabrics, cuts and styles on offer from tops to bottoms, dresses to blouses, jackets to shoes, bags and skirts.
It was a wonderful experience being there. Not only did you get to pick pieces you liked (just like any other shopping experience) but you were able to then have them custom fit to your specifications as well as change the fabric or print!
The designer Zoe Paul has created a magnificent range, one she should be very proud of!
Creator/Designer - Zoe Paul
Zoe with her partner Jimi
The blouse I've ordered, but added length to, so I have a dress!
Whilst having to hold myself back (so I could actually eat this week) I ended up ordering this beautiful navy and white print blouse, which when it arrives will be a dress, and some black suede heeled boots. EXCITEMENT! And on the 'To Get' wish list (pending next pay day!) will be the leopard print silk dress and wrap leather jacket (resembling that of our good friend Rick Owens... But a third the price!).
If you haven't already, check out the complete range at their online store: Mister Zimi.
Last night I was transported back to my childhood was lucky enough to attend the Sportsgirl Knitting Revolution - Knitting Evening. Held at the store in the Burke St Mall of Melbourne, 20 lovely ladies gathered to learn/refresh the basics of knitting and how to knit.
The session was run by the lovely Jedda-Daisy Culley who is a knitting extraordinaire and artist in her own right.
We learnt how to 'cast on', do a 'knit side' and also a 'purl side'.
I have always wanted to be retaught how to knit (after being shown MANY years ago by my grandmother) and cant wait to see what I come up with!!
The visual merchandising in the store to promote knitwear this winter and this 'Knitting Revolution' were outstanding!
For the evening each of us received our own knitting kits complete with wool, large wooden knitting needles and a how to guide so we could go back and remind ourselves when we got home!
The gorgeous Jedda and I at the end of the session.
Check out Jedda's website for all her deets and photos of her work.
Thankyou Sportsgirl for putting on such a wonderful evening and look forward to hopefully showing you what I've made soon!