Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Polly pratt craft market coming soon

Have you ever been frustrated when you go out to buy a gift or just a little something for yourself, and you go from shop to shop and everything is the same? Yes i agree. As a retailer it is very frustrating when you have brought stock for your store only to find the same products in the shops a few doors down and to hear customers say` oh look there they are again`.

Out of pure frustration of this happening to me, i will be launching a Polly Pratt craft market in the front courtyard with fresh unique products .

I have chosen Ponsonby market day 20th September to launch this weekly Saturday market.

Where you will find something different and unique for yourself or friend.

I will be keeping you up dated on products that will be avaliable from the market as i have got some of my crafty friends in on it.

I look forward to bringing you Polly Pratt`s very own craft market.


Mid winter sale

Our winter sale is now on with one off samples and some great buys from $80 to make room for our new range ,that i will be launching in Melbourne during September. Most of the range is avaliable now by order just come on in and we can show you samples which we can then make in a colour of your choice. Check out the previous post for a peak at what is to come . I`m just waiting for the photo`s to come back before i put some more up and they go on

Come on in from the cold and check out the winter sale.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Polly Pratt`s Australian Adventure- Fashion Exposed Melbourne

Remember when tea parties were a special occasion and playing dress up was an adventure?

It was my favourite past-time, my Polly Pratt shop and label is a result of hours playing in my mums wardrobe and the treasures in the dress up box. Way back then opening my own dress up box was only a dream . Years later i was lucky enough to be able to bring that dream into a reality.

Within weeks i was opening a very small shop in a space under the stairs(very Harry Potter) in Newmarket, Auckland. After 2 years playing dress up under the stairs i made the decision to move my dress up box to Ponsonby.

Here i had the vision to give women of all shapes and sizes a chance to feel feminine , beautiful and youthfull all at once, reminding them of there times in the dress up box as a child.

I wanted women to see Polly Pratt garments and not be afraid to try them on .

I also didn`t agree with the idea of designer clothing only being avaliable up to a size 14 and anyone else having to go to a `big girls` shop on the out skirts of town, where the fabrics and fits were unflattering and beautifull silks and colours were never seen. This is why most styles, with more to come are avaliable up to a size 20.

After tea parties and a lot of dress up in Auckland, i`ll now be giving Australian women the chance to embrace the tea parties and dress up box again. I will be launching a wholesale range at Fashion Exposed Melbourne 14-16 September.

The range will focus on trans-seasonal , Silk dresses, tops and skirts that can be mixed with everything from leggings to diamonds and will take you to the races, cocktail bar or a day shopping worn with your favorite Embody jeans. Most styles are avalible in size 8-20 .

I will be posting all my Fashion exposed details, stand etc once i have them. In the meantime if anyone is interested in viewing the range from the 1st of August please feel free to contact me on 09 3764970 as i will be in Melbourne for 2 weeks., or at the store 49 Ponsonby Rd , Auckland. I`ll will be photographing the range next Sunday . Once i have the photos i will post some for you all to see .

Until the photo`s are posted next week these will have to do, some of the styles are part of the range.


close up of fantasia

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Fantasia 2008


It`s been awhile since i last up-dated the blog. There have been a few exciting reasons for this , starting with Fantasia.

Polly Pratt was lucky enough to be invited to design a piece of lingere for the KidsCan Charitable trust , The Fantasia fashion show which was based on the Victorias secrets shows, was held in the Auckland town hall. Firstly a little bit about the charity.

KidsCan is a national charity dedicated to levelling the playing field for kiwi kids living in poverty.Over the past three years, they have provided 20,000 raincoats,4,000 pairs of shoes and provided food for 7,000 kids per week around New Zealand.

The brief was to design a fantasy piece of lingere, Christina and i decided to take our inspiration from Pierrot the dancing clown, this is the final outfit on the catwalk.

We are already planning next years piece.