Home' Scoop : Scoop 52 Winter 2010 Contents 122 scoop WINTER 2010
with rachael ciccarelli
Ah, Internet shopping. Is there no greater joy?
Once you surpass the crippling fear everything will
look terrible on you and it ll be too late to change
your mind, you won t ever be able to stop your
trigger finger. The only downside is the waiting
-- and if you re ordering from Europe or the US,
it can be weeks until you receive your vintage
Archie and Veronica lunchbox (yes), and it ll hit
your credit card (fake money) way before it finds
its way to your letterbox.
Perth-based website shopmoose.com.au has got
your postal blues sorted, offering a superb selection
of jewellery, art, homewares and other great bits and
bobs, all by Australian artists, and they ll find their
way to you before the working week is out.
Matt Brown is the brain behind the business
-- he began the site back in 2006 as a platform to
showcase Australian design to the world. It began
with just 12 artists and has grown to more than
140 different talented Australians selling their
wares. The offerings are well-curated; a selection of
the quirky and the gorgeous -- you know, the kind
of pieces people can t help but touch enviously and
ask "where from?"
Each purchase comes with an artist profile, so
not only are you a full-bottle on the hands behind
your new toy, you can feel the hand-made love.
Who said winter had to be cold and grey? There
is so much wonderful happening in Perth's fashion
scene, it just warms the cockles of your heart.
The cool school
Bananas for Anna
Tailor extraordinaire Anna Thomas has once
again triumphed with luxurious fabrics and
beautiful colour to highlight an edgy design
ethos harking back to the boyish 40s. Channel
your inner Amelie with beautifully tailored
coats and trousers, patterned dresses and
shirts and funky knits and jackets to keep out
the cold this winter.
You're sure to find at least one must-have
classic: trousers are wide-legged or pleated and
cropped with a man-style cuff, jackets are nipped
and tucked for a feminine silhouette, skirts are
trimmed with gorgeous buttons and ribbons --
and the "new mini" is fantastic, a slightly longer
length to keep everything... ladylike.
Coats are a signature item and it shows
-- a variety of styles and fabrics are used
including coloured meltons, boiled wools,
chunky tweeds and sleek shower-proof
cotton twill and nylon so you'll stay dry
and warm if you get caught in a sudden
downpour. Go on, just try to say no.
The Anna Thomas boutique is in Times
Square, Shop 18/337 Stirling Hwy, Claremont.
(08) 9385 4878. -- Tamzen George
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