Bhunny=Designs

A Plus Market (Preston)

 caitlin testimonialA Plus Market loves it’s locals; local plus size designers, local makers and local artisans.

 

 Bhunny=Designs is a local jeweller, just starting out, who will be sharing her handmade creations with us this Saturday.

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Each piece is uniquely hand crafted. The designs are funky, abstract and modern.

They are great with any look, whether for that all important board meeting or shopping on Chapel Street, taking a stroll down the Yarra, or all glammed up and ready to the paint the town red.

Bhavani the creative behind Bhunny=designs says she finally embraced her creativity after years in the corporate rat race.
“I never believed I was creative until I started ‘playing’ with the versatile nature of Polymer Clay and was excited with its endless possibilities.  
I make the designs I love, and I hope you like them too. “

Bhunny=Designs have a great range of necklaces, earrings and rings at a bargain price.

Bhunny=Designs will be available at this Saturday’s A Plus Market – Saturday August 30.
and can also be found online at www.etsy.com/shop/bhunnydesigns or on www.facebook.com/bhunnydesigns.

 Support your local designers, and top your new look off with the perfect unique statement piece.
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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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The Natural Flame

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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

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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!
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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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Spotlight on a Stall holder – Maureen

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We have such a great diversity of pre-loved stall holders at the upcoming
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that it’s worthwhile introducing another.

Previously the bubbly Ayse was introduced, now here is the ever crafty Maureen!

Maureen recently reduced her work hours and wants to reduce her clothes store accordingly. Working part time has made more time for her hobbies cross stitch and dressmaking. Holding a monthly market stall selling her beautiful hand made children’s clothes, bags, cushions and  cross stitch cards, Maureen is an old hat at markets.

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Maureen has graciously answered a few questions so we get to know her and her fashion and what will be kitting out her pre-loved plus size fashion stall.

What’s your personal style?

I’m pretty conservative, but some may say it’s a bit left of centre, but its definitely my own!

 What is your favourite fashion style of all time?

The thirties, Gatsby era. I love the head pieces they wore and beautiful lines of their dresses.

Do you prefer dressing for the colder or warmer months?

I much prefer the warmer months. There are much prettier styles available and lovely floral patterns.

Can you share your best fashion tip?

If it feels good, looks good [on you] then go with it.

What are you selling at A Plus Market?

I’m reducing the bulk of my work wear. However they are not classic business clothes. I have hardly worn shirts and skirts along with some evening dresses, evening jackets, day dresses, long line tops and lots, lots more!

Come and grab some of the bargains Maureen is serving up at A Plus Market. This Sunday the 29th of September at Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 10am-3pm, 470 Station Street, Box Hill.
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Inspirational Plus Activewear

December 2013 A Plus Market (Altona), September A Plus Market (Box Hill) - Info
Inspirational Plus Activewear brings their high quality range of
plus size exercise wear to A Plus Market Box Hill.
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Sports bras, capris and jackets all in sizes 16-22 form only part of the comfortable active wear range.
Inspirational Plus have lots of one-off specials on market day!Get your sport on and come down to

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

Spotlight on a Stall holder – Ayse

September A Plus Market (Box Hill) - Info

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The Box Hill A Plus Market has a entirely new array of stall holders!
First to be introduced is one of our gorgeous ladies clearing out her closet, Ayse (pronounced Aisha).

Ayse is a 29 year old stay at home Mother from the South-East of Melbourne who is a self confessed internet clothes shopping addict.AishaVery kindly Ayse gives us some insights into her fashion style and hints at some of the treasures she will be bringing to the Box Hill A Plus Market on Sunday the 29th of September.

How would you describe your fashion style?

Vivacious!
Lots of colours and chunky jewellery

What’s your favourite piece of clothing and why?

I love my long length cardigans,
they are versatile and cover all the right areas

Do you love to accessorise or prefer to keep your look simple?

Definitely accessorise, especially with earrings. I cannot walk out of the house without earrings. I feel naked without them

If you had to choose, would you pick a handbag or shoes?

I totally agree with this quote from Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw (“Sex And The City”)

“I’m thinking balls are to men, what purses are to women. It’s just a little bag but we’d feel naked in public without it.”

What is your favourite fashion ‘rule’ to break?

Rule # Don’t mix Gold and Silver….

Mix it up!!!!! I love mixing rose gold and silver necklaces.

Aisha’s A Plus Market stall will feature brands such as ASOS, Myer, City Chic and some from overseas amongst others.

Come and relieve her of these gorgeous clothes and  help her continue her online clothes shopping sprees.A Plus Market Box Hill flyer