Marji & Jean

February 2014 A Plus MArket - Frankston

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A Plus Market is a fun filled plus size fashion bazaar.

And Marji & Jean is one that definitely adds to the vibrancy of our events. So we at A Plus Market are chuffed that they are yet again joining us. A Plus MArket Plus size floral

Marji & Jean have become A Plus Market regulars and as such have been featured here quite a bit, see our previous posts HERE and HERE

We totally love having them along for the ride and thought this next feature we could get to know them and the brand a while lot better. The very lovely Lori, the lady behind Marji & Jean willingly obliged to answer a few questions I put to her….

. Your dresses are so colourful and fun, what draws you to such vibrant fabric?

I love to be surrounded by colour, I think having colour around instantly makes people happier. I love finding unusual fabrics that most people might not consider using for a dress.
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Who taught you or how did you learn to sew?

Marji & Jean is named after my two grandmothers who both taught me to sew, knit, crochet and anything else crafty that I wanted to try. They were very different, but both extremely creative and were both excellent teachers.

What’s your favourite part of the making dresses and selling them process?

You know when you find that perfect dress that makes you feel amazing every time you wear it? I love being the person that made that dress and made a girl feel special.
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What is your favourite fashion era? and why?

I love feminine pretty dresses from the 1950’s, when all women seemed to look gorgeous, but I also love the crazy, quirky fashion from the 1960’s and the fact that women stopped conforming to stereotypes about how they should dress.

What do you love about fashion?

I love that every woman has the opportunity to dress in a way that makes them feel unique and special, and that you can tell a bit about someone’s personality by the way they dress. My worst nightmare would be to live in a world where everyone looked the same.

What are some tips or your favourite ways to style your frocks?

My fifties dresses work really well for either a rockabilly look with pinup hair and cool shoes, or just as a super pretty dress with bare feet and a ponytail (the way I have always dressed!).
At the moment in this chilly Melbourne weather, I love to wear all my dresses with boots, tights and a big cardigan.
Meet the ladies and see the dresses in person
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Jewellery by Lisa Kennedy

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A Plus Market isn’t all about bargains, there is also always a selection of extra special pieces
that are perfect for spoiling yourself with.
The upcoming Ballarat A Plus Market on Saturday May 3rd will be home for a day to local jeweller Lisa Kennedy.

Jewellery by Lisa Kennedy is a collection of high quality, handmade jewellery pieces. Lisa designs and hand makes all the pieces in her Maldon studio.

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Lisa’s resume is impressive having worked as a trade jeweller in London, specialised in pearls in Darwin and precious metals in Canterbury. Now based in Maldon, Lisa has total creative freedom,
using it to create unique and elegant jewellery pieces.

Jewellery by Lisa Kennedy is all hand made therefore rings can be any size.
Any ring that is in stock can be resized or remade if required free of charge.
This is fantastic news for ladies like me who have if you are larger than average (and also for those with or smaller), there’s no paying extra for that perfect fit.


The Jewellery by Lisa Kennedy stall at A Plus Market will be stocked with a range of larger rings and neck pieces, so there even more chance that the piece you fall in love with is going to fit straight away.

I have a real soft spot, some may even say addiction, to jewellery so I am looking forward to having a very up close and personal check out of this divine range.

Come along on Saturday May 3 and splurge on a gorgeous one off piece, made by a very talented local artist. Also don’t forget that Mother’s Day is just around the corner.
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Big Blossom PJ’s

February 2014 A Plus MArket - Frankston
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Big Blossom PJ’s pretty new logo

Big Blossom PJ’s are becoming quite a regular A Plus Market fixture and thankfully so as their PJ’s are not only cute but comfy!

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The sister team behind Big Blossom’s PJ’s

Big Blossom’s PJ’s have been featured here before – you can see that post HERE.

So what’s different this time?

Other than they have a fab new logo (see above), I’m just excited to have them back. Along with some other great local plus size designers (check them out HERE)
Big Blossom’s PJ’s will be attending the upcoming
A  Plus Market – Frankston!

It’s extra special this time too as the sister team behind Big Blossom PJ’s are local to the South East. Therefore you can come along and truly support your neighbours!

Adorable polka dot shorts!

Adorable polka dot shorts!

Come along and check out their gorgeous range of PJ’s for yourself.
The fabrics are fun and bright and designs super comfy and as I said before cute!

But wait there’s more…….
Even more exciting for you is that if you come along to the Market this Saturday you’ll have a chance to WIN some Big Blossom PJ’s!

As part of the lucky door prize Big Blossom PJ’s have generously donated a $70 gift voucher for use at their stall! You gotta be there to be in it.

And just in case you are interested Angie (one half of Big Blossom PJ’s) and I, will be interviewed on RPP radio tomorrow morning, just after the 8,30am news!

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Bombshell Vintage

December 2013 A Plus Market (Altona)

Bombshell Vintage is bringing their freshly launched Atomic Bombshell reproduction vintage range to A Plus Market – Altona.

Bombshell Vintage believes you should ‘dress for your style, not your size!’.

Check out these gorgeous frocks from the Atomic Bombshell range.
These are made to measure, bringing the best of vintage fashion to us curvier ladies in a perfect fit.

Bombshell Vintage is all about, colour, pattern and cut, helping you to stand out and look your best.
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In addition to this fabulous reproduction range they have a stunning range of vintage pieces available form their website http://www.bombshellvintage.com.au/

Come along to A Plus Market – Altona
to see these gorgeous pieces for yourself.
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To see a sneak peek of some of the other things on offer on the day
CLICK HERE

Or swing by the A Plus Market Facebook page by
CLICKING HERE

The Natural Flame

November 2013 A Plus Market (Preston), Uncategorized

The Natural Flame adds another gorgeous stall to A Plus Market – Preston where you’ll be able to pick up a locally handmade gift for loved ones.

The Natural Flame offer handmade 100% soy, environmentally friendly, scented candles with all natural fibre or wooden wicks.
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All candles are hand poured which ensures only a small quantity are made at a time to guarantee their quality and uniqueness is of the highest standard.

There is an extensive fragrance range to choose from, ranging from classic traditional scents like Jasmine, Lemon or Lavender to more contemporary ones like White Tea and Ginger or Wild Mint and Lime.
I personally am looking forward to smell testing the Kaluha scent!

Custom made orders are accepted  too – so if you want something specific to spoil a loved on or yourself you can contact Lauren through The Natural Flame Facebook page – HERE

The Natural Flame is generously donating a prize as part of the lucky door prizes which will be drawn throughout the day this Saturday.
You’ve gotta be there, to be in it, to win it.

It’ll be great to see you this Saturday November 30!
Click the flyer for more details.
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To see a sneak peek of some of the other stall holders attending on Saturday Nov 30 CLICK HERE

Polly Pratt

November 2013 A Plus Market (Preston)

Polly Pratt is a local (based in Brunswick) who designs
and makes clothing for the everyday woman.
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A Plus Market is overjoyed that Polly Pratt
will be bringing a variety of her clothing including her
signature piece the Wendy dress (pictured above),
which comes in a size up to 24,
along with some of her quirky and fun hand made jewellery.

I personally really like Polly Pratt’s garments,
bold and bright colours in simple yet elegant designs.

Why not have some fun with your fashion and buy yourself a gorgeous locally designed piece by Polly Pratt. You’ll not only look great and own a well made quality frock/top/or other but you’ll also be supporting your neighbour.
Guilt free shopping at it’s best.

Come down to

A Plus Market
Darebin North West Uniting Church Hall.
399A Murray Road, Preston.
 Saturday November 30,
10-3
to see these gorgeous pieces for yourself.

Big Blossom Pjs

November 2013 A Plus Market (Preston), Uncategorized

Big Blossom Pjs are bringing their gorgeous plus size pyjamas to A Plus Market!

Big Blossom Pjs are all about feeling good, not only that, they look good too.
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Designed for comfort, Big Blossom Pjs have a relaxed and floaty fit, perfect for those hot Melbourne nights. Though they aren’t just comfortable they also look devine.

Big Blossom Pjs make a range of pyjamas and nighties from size 10 to 24, all in high quality, soft fabrics.  This night wear is gorgeous, some with a hint of vintage whilst others are classical. Colours range from soft feminine to bright and funky.

And even better still, these garments are versatile too, some can be worn as day or beach wear!
Spot Shorts and Uggs

Lazy days or snuggly nights these cute Pjs will be your go to.

Treat yourself, your Mum, sister or friend with these beautiful locally designed and made Pjs.

Not available in shops or those big scary (especially at Christmas time) malls, you’ve got to come down to A Plus Market in Preston on Saturday November 30, to get some of these luxurious pyjamas. The extra bonus you can meet the makers, a gorgeous smiley, vibrant pair of sisters.
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Parody Petals

December 2013 A Plus Market (Altona), September A Plus Market (Box Hill) - Info

The absolutely stunning Parody Petals will be appearing again at A Plus Market!

Parody Petals brought some glamour and fun to the debut A Plus Market and will be bringing that same pizzazz along to A Plus Market Box Hill.TGP-338_ppfinished101Just in time for race season Parody Petals will be bringing a selection of hats and head wear including; hand crafted pillbox hats, vintage glamour headbands, mini top hats, hair bows and casual head scarves.

Parody Petals offers a world  of burlesque, pinup, rockabilly, vintage and dark glamour.
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With up to $20 OFF online prices on market day,
you don’t want to miss out.

Come and visit the Parody Petals stall at

A Plus Market – Box Hill

Sunday 29th September
10am-3pm
Box Hill Community Arts Centre
470 Station St, Box Hill

Photos owned by Parody Petals
Model: B La’Belle
Photographer: The Glamóur Parlour

Made by Morton

September A Plus Market (Box Hill) - Info

To top off the fabulous plus size outfits you will be buying at Box Hill, A Plus Market has some wonderful locally produced jewellery available too.

Local Made by Morton will be attending bringing her exclusive and unique range of handmade jewellery.
Each piece is crafted from 100% polymer clay and Australian woven cotton.
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I can’t wait to see the pieces Made by Morton will be bringing for us all. They look fun, edgy and are definitely unique.

A further bonus is that Made by Morton will be contributing half their proceeds of all Made by Morton sales to Liptember.

Liptember is a month long charity initiative that raises funds and awareness for Women’s Mental Health.

To find out more about Liptember or to become involved go to their website:
http://liptember.com.au/

Made by Morton will be available at the
Box Hill A Plus Market
Box hill Community Arts Centre
470 Station St, Box Hill
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Suniitopaz Creations

September A Plus Market (Box Hill) - Info
A Plus Market – Box Hill will also be home for a day to Suniitopaz Creations.
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Suniiitopaz hand crafts tribal and fusion hip belts,
a variety of adornments and accoutrements, street/dance wear, and other crafty items including smittens!
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I am personally very intrigued to see some of these gorgeous creations in the flesh.
Come and see them for yourself at