Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Free* portrait of yourself in your Peta Pledger garment!

As some of you have gathered from reading my blog, I don't have enough photos of people wearing their 'Peta Pledger' outfits.

Leanne Bertram from H & B Foto Grafic has kindly offered to photograph you in your 'Peta Pledger' dress/outfit for free!

There are no catches and there will be no spammy follow ups. The details are on the flyer Leanne has produced and if you want to email her for further details or to make a booking, you can send her an email to:

If you want a vintage hairstyle and make up person for your shoot, I highly recommend Candice DeVille, quotation requests can be sent to:

So please, make a booking get a snap and send me a copy too!

*This offer is only available in Melbourne, people outside of Melbourne are more than welcome to fly down to Melbourne to take up this offer at their own expense.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Meet Gaby from Hopeless Lingerie

Hi Peta Pledger friends and fans! My name is Gaby and I am the owner/operator/sewing lady/designer and everything in between for Hopeless Lingerie.

Peta has asked me to write a guest post for her blog about my little business so here goes!

I have been working on Hopeless for close to 3 years now, so much has happened and I am still so excited to see what the future holds. I had the dream to start my own lingerie business after many years of being unable to find bras that fit me. As a curvy E cup I am now finding more brands that cater to this market which is wonderful, but it is still my ultimate to goal to create beautiful, flattering and comfortable garments for girls of all sizes, smaller and bigger. So far my journey has mostly involved pieces that cater to the smaller end of the spectrum, as I slowly learn the techniques and find the machinery and materials needed to make structured underwear. There is so much that goes into making properly fitting bras that I am not ready just yet to embark on it, but I am getting close!

I have been enjoying sewing with bamboo and modal jersey a lot recently - and focusing on comfortable sleep-wear and lounge-wear. I spend a lot of time when making patterns and samples to try and create styles that will be suitable for a range of different body types. This means putting elastic in the right places, allowing room to grow in some areas, and making adjustable elements like ties, clasps and slides. I know ordering expensive things over the internet is scary so I try to make the garments as flexible as possible. (And that is also why I do so much made to measure!)

I have a very exciting year ahead, with 4 small ranges planned, the first of these is a (mostly) white bridal range which I am shooting in a weeks time. To find out more about me and Hopeless you can have a look through my blog here .

Thanks for having me Peta!

Gaby xoxo

Friday, February 18, 2011

Check out my friend Anita's first production, The Freak and the Showgirl

“wave after wave of shock, horror and body parts too numerous and
outrageous to mention” The Scotsman

"Holding rudeness and sass as their banner, they test the breadth of
political correctness – before sending “acceptability” flying out the
door," Sunday Times, Perth

Sexy, offensive, funny as hell, Mat Fraser (natural born freak, UK)
and Julie Atlas Muz (Miss Exotic World 2006, USA) present an
outrageous burlesque cabaret spectacular of magic tricks, song, dance
and striptease. Leave your political correctness at the door as these
two celebrate disability and nudity and freaks and showgirls!

The East Brunswick Club
23 February at 7.30pm
280 Lygon Street, East Brunswick
Tickets $26
ph: (03) 9388 9794

2011 Adelaide Fringe Festival
1 - 13 March at 11.30pm
The Garden of Unearthly Delights, The Spiegeltent
Rundle Park / Kadlitpinna, Corner East Terrace & Rundle Road, Adelaide
Tickets: $27 / Conc & Cheap Tuesdays: $20
ph: 1300 37 46 43
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