Sunday, May 29, 2011

Lyndal Irons - Our favourite photographer has an exhibition!

Followers of Ginny & Jude fashions will be very familiar with the work of Lyndal Irons - she has shot our past three collections and even the opening to our pop-up shop at Gaffa Gallery last year. As we at G&J are rather ridiculous perfectionists, you can be certain that we think Lyndal's skills behind the lens are second to none.

And, naturally, her talents extend far further than the realms of fashion, and we invite all of you to join us in celebrating her new exhibition 'Parramatta Road' opening this Wednesday June 1st at Global Gallery in Paddington.

Dog Groomers Inner West, Friday afternoon, copyright Lyndal Irons

We all know and love / loathe the great throbbing artery of traffic which is Parramatta Road. In various states of decay and decadence it hosts a curious mix of pompous bridal shops, ghostly long disused shopfronts and the ever ubiquitous caryards. In Lyndal's eyes, "they form a living museum of greater Sydney: its affluence, issues and heritage. Few brave the smog to discover the road’s treasures". And this exhibition documents street scenes and businesses to preserve an important place perpetually threatened by change.
Certainly what we have been privileged enough to see so far has been rather spectacularly moving, so we can only hope for what this final cut will hold!

Men at Mum 'n Dad's Newsagency, Annandale, copyright Lyndal Irons

WHAT: Parramatta Road, Lyndal Irons as part of the Head On Photo Festival
WHEN: June 1st - 12th
Official Opening Event on Wednesday 1 June, 6-8pm
Drinks with the Artists on Saturday 11 June, 2-4pm
WHERE: Global Gallery, 5 Comber St Paddington.

We hope to see you there,

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

l a s t y e a r ' s k i s s e s - AW 2011 collection revealed!

With the wind just beginning to whip itself into a delicious chill, Ginny & Jude Designs present...
l a s t  y e a r ' s  k i s s e s
 our Winter collection for 2011.

Inspired by thoughts of surreptitious meetings in abandoned hallways, secret notes left for you in library books and a spiced brandy at dusk, this is a collection made to evoke the warmth of fire-lit evenings.

This year's crop of kisses don't seem as sweet to me
  This year's crop just misses what kisses used to be
This year's new romance doesn't seem to have a chance,
  even helped by mister moon above.
   This year's crop of kisses is not for me, for I'm still wearing last year's love
‘This Year’s Kisses’, Irving Berlin, 1937

These pieces will be launched to the public at Winter The Finders Keepers Markets in Sydney
WHEN: Friday 21st May 6pm -10pm and Saturday 20th May 10am - 5pm
WHERE: CarriageWorks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh NSW

For pre-orders contact

'Skylarks' Headpiece available in Pumpkin, Navy (pictured), Crimson and Chocolate, $165
'Charleston' necklace, available in a range of semi-precious stones, $85
'Garden Party' brooch, with individual vintage button detail $65

'Steam Train Sweethearts' felt beret with grosgrain and velvet bow detail, available in Forest, Noir, Crimson (pictured) and Navy felt with contrast ribbon detail, $80
'Bachelorette' corsage in a variety of vintage millinery blooms, from $45

'Champagne for Breakfast' silk and feather comb, $85
'Moonlight on Water' pendant, available in a range of semi-precious stones, $65

'Dearest Sophisticate' feather wing headband, available in Pumpkin, Chocolate, Navy and Crimson on Black or Chocolate velvet alice band, $125
'Tea with Poirot' pendant, available in Green, Pumpkin, Chocolate and Red, $80
'Bachelorette' corsage in a variety of vintage millinery blooms, from $45

'Kiss Me Quick' hand-knitted woollen knickers, $95
Made from Lambswool and Acrylic mix, available in Claret (pictured), Navy, Charcoal and Oatmeal.
'Monocle' Pendant, $85

'Bow Tie Betty' headband handmade from a vintage knitted tie, available in a range of woollen textures and colours, from $55

'Love Won't Wait' felt turban in Noir and Chocolate with feather trim available in Pumpkin, Wheat and Nude (pictured) $145
'Dearest Acorn' wooden pendant $80
'Bachelorette' corsage in a variety of vintage millinery blooms, from $45 

all photos copyright Lyndal Irons