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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The Classic Future Fashion House

A Plus Market (Preston)

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A Plus Market loves fashion and believes the best way to top off the perfect outfit is with some gorgeous statement jewellery.


Our 1st Birthday Market on August 30 will be showcasing some fantastic array of fashion, both clothing and jewellery including some unique jewellery pieces from
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he Classic Future Fashion House.

 The Classic Future Fashion House offers a large range of modern, classic and timeless necklaces and earrings. Each piece has been discovered sourced from ethical suppliers only found in a range of rural parts of the world.Fortuna one of The Classic Future’s founders says:

“From the depths of South America, to the hidden jewels in Africa, we collect materials and creations that speak to those who are bold, wild and adventurous.

By bringing pieces together from around the world, we are aiming to bring people together through the language and connection of fashion.”

If you are like me and always looking to expand your costume jewellery collection AND delight in chunky distinctive pieces, The Classic Future Fashion House is for you.
Come along and check them out August 30.

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Pretty Vixen

A Plus Market (Preston)

Pretty Vixen is the new label from one of A Plus Market’s first ever stallholder’s, Bec from Parlour Vintage.

After a huge response to online sales of her up-cycled and handmade skirts she was selling from her personal collection, Bec saw an obvious gap in the market for her style of fashion. With variations on the ballerina style skirt ranging from Rockabilly, Gothic, Classic Lolita and Mori Girl to  BoHo peasant skirts, women of all ages have been snapping up these skirts.
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Soon, Pretty Vixen will be opening it’s new Etsy store with ready to wear and custom made options available to the world.
In the meantime, be sure to check out the multi season range of skirts available at the upcoming A Plus Market in Preston this Saturday.
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Marji & Jean

December 2013 A Plus Market (Altona), February 2014 A Plus MArket - Frankston

Marji & Jean make gorgeous vintage inspired frocks right here in Melbourne. Each frock is unique, made from fun and quirky fabric prints.
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Marji & Jean attended the very first A Plus Market and had such a fun time they are returning, this time with some classics but also some gorgeous newly created frocks.

Stocking sizes 16-26 Marji & Jean dresses are a perfect choice for that fun party dress you need for the upcoming silly season.


Check out the previous Marji & Jean post
HERE.
Check out some of the other stallholders attending A Plus Market – Altona HERE
And check out all the details of the Altona market
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.

In the News

December 2013 A Plus Market (Altona), More media

aplus market hobson Bay Leader The Hobson Bay Leader has included a story about the upcoming A Plus Market in Altona. Thanks to the wonderful Marji & Jean for providing the gorgeous dresses that are modelled.
Here’s a link  to the story on line. Check out page 14.
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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

Parlour

September A Plus Market (Box Hill) - Info

A Plus Market is pleased to present Parlour as a Box Hill stall holder.

Parlour attended our debut market last month in Preston and is one of only two repeating stalls!
However, the Parlour stall might as well be new, as is stocked full of all ‘new’ summer stock and has a new refined name to boot.
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These beautiful skirts are either hand-made or reworked from pre-loved or vintage pieces. The skirts shown range from size 18 – 22.
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Parlour is a local to the Whitehorse area, so come and support her on her home turf!

You can find more information about the Box Hill A Plus Market here
or by visiting our Facebook page.

Antigone.K

September A Plus Market (Box Hill) - Info

A Plus Market is honoured to be showcasing this talented local designer at the Box Hill A Plus Market.

Antigone.K Handmade Accessories makes jewellery from wooden puzzles using beautiful papers and incorporates the original puzzle image on the back.
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These little gems are gorgeous and would compliment anyone. Everyday garb can be transformed into a quirky, fun and playful outfit.

Antigone.K creates brooches, earrings and cufflinks, so you can even pick up some locally crafted bits for the man in your life.
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Each piece is unique, so come and find your piece of the puzzle
at
A Plus Market Box Hill
Box hill Community Arts Centre
470 Station St, Box Hill
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Parlour Vintage and Hand-made

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Another wonderful plus size stockist showcasing their gorgeous wares at the August 31 A Plus Market is Parlour Vintage and Handmade.
parlour vintageI am a complete sucker for paisley so wanted to share a little of the paisley trove that awaits.parlour paisley
But don’t worry if you are not into paisley there are some beautiful vintage florals and petticoats too!