When I first moved to Perth at the young age of 19 I didn’t know anyone. I was having a fresh start without a clue in the world of what I would be doing or how I would be supporting myself. Luckily for this little Jam Jamer I had a few family members over here that would show me the ropes until I had myself settled.
After leaving Uni and a Visual Arts Degree that I no longer wanted to do I was at a loss to find my creative outlet.
The great thing was that when I first moved to Perth I was living up in the Hills of Perth and if any of you have had a chance to live up there or even visit you will understand how beautiful it is up there.
I started making clay jewellery as a hobby under the name of Lotus Dream Creations. I was a little flower power girl at the time and a lover of all things odd even then.
I started making nightmare before Christmas necklaces and as a results I was selling my necklaces at the markets in Kalamunda, A shop over in Melbourne and thus began the meeting of Adele from (at the time Vex Gifts) now known as Beyond the Trapdoor.
Adele is a little bundle of squee.
Cute as a button and allowed me to bring down my wears on consignment.
Thus created the stocking relationship I had which evolved from my different labels to now, Stocking Miss Jam Jam.
Beyond the Trap Door is in the heart of Subiaco.
Stocking creative designers; Clothing and Corsets to Gifts and Babywear.
Some of the labels available but not limited to are :
Savoir Faire Cosmetics
One of the longest running alternative stores in Perth, If you have not checked them out yet.. Do it this week!
Let’s take a trip, a trip down to Bunbury to be exact.
A few years ago a few emails were exchanged and thus begin the fun part of getting to know that there was a little alternative shop called D-Ranged Shop in the country town of Bunbury a few hours from Perth, Western Australia. This shop was run by a gal by the name of Dee.
Having seen the amazing things Dee had done for the alternative scene in this country town I was excited to get on board and bring Miss Jam Jam to the outer places of Perth.
Now Dee not only runs this awesome store but she also dabbles as an amazing artist too. This girl is all kinds of talented. You truly must take a look at her work.
Aside from all that she still finds time to be heavily involved in the local roller derby scene too.
If you ever feel like a leisurely drive down to Bunbury to check this wicked store out I know you will NOT be disappointed.
I would just like to say a huge thank you to any one who voted for Miss Jam Jam in the Raw awards. We have been short listed for winning Accessory Designer of the year for Australia. As a thank you I’ll be having a sale soon to celebrate. So keep your eyes peeled :)
http://www.rawartists.org/missjamjam swing by to give me a vote last day you can do so..which means the past day I annoy you bout it too :p
Have you voted for missjamjam today over here: http://www.rawartists.org/missjamjam you will need to register to vote. Love love love if you do
After our little post down memory lane featuring Burlesque Baby and Mame Clothing. It only seemed fitting that the next in line would be Redstripe Clothing.
Our partnership started back when Jade and I were together for Suzi Homemaker. Upon having our wares in Redstripe , Lake Bovell owner and operator of Redstripe Clothing went above and beyond to help our little label become well-known and established with in the Perth Fashion Scene. Once I started with Miss Jam Jam the generosity flowed from Lake again.
Lake is well situated in many events and committees running to make Perth the creative hub it is today.
Lake is not only a part of Red Stripe Clothing which started out as a little market store at the Subi markets which over the years evolved to the well reputable alternative store it is today.
She has leant her hand to many of the events featured in Northbridge to help support local designers.
a collection of William Street Stores coming together to Show case events
in 2011 Miss Jam Jam was asked to be a part of Popsicle. This event is another event that Lake is heavily invested in.
Popsicle is associated with Perth Fashion Week featuring many up and coming designers in Perth.
Window Displays in Redstripe helped me really bring my label to a whole new crowd.
I thank Lake and Redstripe for all their continual support for my label and I hope for a long and enjoyable relationship for the future.
all items featured in this post are on the redstripe clothing website for sale