Archive for August, 2011

New Essaye by Surface Art Skirts!


We have some beautiful new season stock instore by Essaye by Surface Art. Denim pleat skirts, amazing new citrus-coloured pocket skirts and lots of stunning new designs that are sure to impress. This collection bring a range of new cuts and print designs which work perfectly with existing plain pieces you might have in your wardrobe. Essay by Surface Art is known for its perfect length alines and their bold and unique prints, this season is no different and also offers a new colour pallets of citrus tones, navy, red and misty mint green. Be sure to check out all the latest pieces in store, or stay tuned for future updates on more new stock by Essaye.

Father's Day This Sunday!

With Father’s Day just around the corner, there’s just enough time to pop into Made590 to choose the perfect pressie from the little ones to Dad!  We have so many great gift options including:

– New Threadless Tees in an assortment of awesome designs for just $39.

– The Made590 classic Blindwear Tees, still only $35! Available online and instore.

– Ryan Berkeley framed prints. We have an amazing special instore, 1 print  for $38, 2 for $70 or 3 for $100. See the full range here.

– Furry Animals. The Large Moose Head is a perfectly manly choice. Or what about the new Sausage Dog in brown or Black?! Too cute.

Ceramic Owl Cookie jar – fill it with Dad’s favourite choc chip cookies and he’ll be happy!

– There’s also Animal Masks for $55;

– Candy Stripe Cloud Garden Stakes for the budding gardener;

– or the Made by White Trophy Deer Brooch for the Dad that likes to accessorise with his suit or cool grandpa cardi!

Whatever you choose, it’ll be sure to make Dad’s day!

The Perfect Accessory

We now have in stock, quite possibly, the most perfect waist belt, by Melbourne based handbag and accessories label Only Midge.  They come in 3 colours – tan, brown and black, are 18mm in width and are available in one size (fits waist 26 – 34 Inches).  A great wardrobe staple, they look amazing teamed with all the new season dresses we have instore, and for $45, they’re a steal!

Milk From A Thistle SS 2011/12 is Here!

We are all beyond excited at the arrival of Milk From a Thistle’s (MFAT) new spring/summer range.  Arriving earlier than expected (yay!), we have beautiful silk tanks, skirts and dresses in to-die-for prints, including the digital seagulls print, a firm staff favourite.  Be sure to pop in over the weekend to pick up your own piece of MFAT loveliness!

Brand New Auntie Ollie Dresses

We’ve just received Auntie Ollie’s brand new ‘Stella’ Dress instore! Such a great idea – they’ve added sleeves to their popular ‘Ella’ Dress to create the perfect trans-seasonal piece. They come in a number of fun prints on cotton or cord as well as a light denim and are seriously flattering. Priced at $120, grab yours now to wear while there’s still that chill in the air!

Little Red Umbrella Mug Now Available Online

The supercute Japan Little Red Umbrella Mug is back in stock and now available for purchase online for just $30 plus postage! It features a friendly image of the Wolf holding an umbrella over Little Red Riding Hood with the lid being the umbrella. It is seriously too cute for words. Guaranteed to brighten your day with every use, it includes it’s very own tea strainer and is perfect for ‘tea-for-one’.

New Totem Spring Dresses!

New Totem has hit the racks at made590 and we have some beautiful summer styles to tempt you all! Lovely long length dresses in graphic prints, shift dresses in cute asian-inspired prints and our ever-popular Seria Skirt in a beautiful green “records” design. As always totem is such a fast seller and stock is limited, so pop in and check out the new range while its here. Skirts are priced at $100, and dresses at $160. Get ready for summer in these beautiful light weight dresses!

New Season Kindling

We have two new pieces by Kindling in store, a lovely green skirt and a cute hooded dress with a polkadot lining. Both these pieces will be staples for summer, the green skirt is a soft cotton and hand-stitched mountain detail around the bottom and the dress is a lovely fitted sleeveless bodice with a ruffle edge hood. Too cute! Come into the shop and try one, we’re sure you’ll love it.

Foxes in the stars- new made590 print!

This coming Spring/Summer I have been working with some amazing artists and designers producing fantastic, original prints exclusively for Made590. This new design I am about to show you is one of my favourites and I have been living in the new skirt that has just arrived in store!
Foxes in the stars was created by Kell from The Story Book Rabbit and put together by Lyndsay from Candy stripe Cloud (to make things more confusing they are also both Made by White AND sisters!)
I gave Kell the ‘stars’ image and asked her to draw some foxies scattered and leaping throughout the stars. For pretty much the first time ever the first draft submitted was approved- shows how well Kell knows me!!

+original drawing Kell sent through+

The foxes were exactly what I wanted, they have a playfulness without being to cartoony or kiddy. I love the personality that they have, like all Kell’s drawings you want to pick them up off the paper or in this case fabric and give them a cuddle.
Off went the design to Lynds who put it all together and got it print ready. Contrast is always the key into printing fine lines- black as black and white as white can be. The difference with this print is that it is yardage not placement- meaning that it is all over the fabric, selvage to selvage. This is something that I personally cannot print as you need 10 metre tables, so naturally we used our good friends over at Publisher Textiles!

+final artwork sent to print+

It was fantastic creating our own made590 yardage print, as a designer is nice to know that nobody else will have our fabric (its like walking down the street and seeing somebody in the same outfit as you- disaster!).
for ‘foxes in the stars’ we have created 3 different styles (to keep everyone happy!)

+tie back smock top+

+kelly skirt+

+jersey skirt+

+tie back smock top+

As usual it was great working with Kell and Lynds, two girls that always seem to be able to read my mind, aaah what would I do without you both??  Christina xx
…Stay tuned for some other great collaborations with Kell from The Story Book Rabbit

New Candy Stripe Cloud Jewellery!

We have brand new jewellery in store by Candy Stripe Cloud. The cute new range features fruits, animals and a bit of bling! We are lucky enough to have a lot of new pieces adorning our jewellery display and brightening the place up! We love the mirror perspex inserts and hand painted details in every piece and hope you do too!