8.14.2014

WE ARE YOUNG + FREE

Since it is my birthday weekend & plus the weather is meant to be rain rain and more rain I decided to put off an outfit shoot. Instead I have been thinking lately about Australian talent. I must say I think we are super lucky here to have so many creative people and so much opportunity to do our thing. 

So I thought I would put together some of the home grown labels that are constantly on my wish list and doing great things.

 KUWAII  - clean, precise quiet beauty. This brand came on my radar 2013 and they have truly outdone themselves this season. Their silhouettes are so spot on and their eye for colour makes this brand really stand out. Only launching in 2008, I will be watching this brand very closely for future seasons. 

www.kuwaii.com.au

Visit their newly opened store if you're around Melbourne town:
Shop 7-8 Cathedral Arcade
37 Swanston Street -  Melboune.
STEELE MELBOURNE - feminine, easy with a slight edge. I am all for clothing that is effortless & comfortable, and this brand does it so beautifully. They excel at their exclusive prints and simple flowing silhouettes. 

www.steelemelbourne.com.au
THURSDAY, SUNDAY - Youthful & clean. This collection for me is the perfect balance between modern clean dressing and school yard cool. 

www.thursdaysunday.com

HANSEN & GRETEL - Modern, clean aesthetic & an eye for modern shapes. This brand is always so on point it kills me. I must check their online store weekly waiting for this collection to launch. I suggest you do to!

www.hansenandgretel.com


ZULU & ZEPHYR - Ocean side cool. This brand has the perfect mix of beach/city dressing. The ease of fabrics, cuts and styles makes you want to book an escape to some place coastal as soon as you can.

www.zuluandzephyr.com

ANNA QUAN - So clean, So Modern, So Dreamy. This girl knows how to design and even better how to produce beautiful clothing. I just opened my first item of hers earlier today and I was actually blown away - it is easily one of the most beautiful things I own. The cut, the fabric and the attention to detail is truly amazing. 

www.annaquan.com 

LILYA - Ladylike Ease at its best. If anyone can make someone look feminine and cool at the same time it is this brand. Their lace work, prints and knits are always a stand out. I can not wait to get my hands on this collection, and get on a boat (and look like this). 

www.ilovelilya.com

8.09.2014

NO LIGHT








Top by Eight Slate (shop here)
Skirt by Asos
No Light Coat by Cameo from Saint Bowery (shop here)
Eyewear by Karen Walker 

 One of my new favourite outfits is pretty much this two tone coat with anything, preferably in the grey, black or white scale. Today it was all white, friday it was all black (and yes I wear things way more than once). This white leather halter by Eightslate is also high on rotation lately, wearing it alone and layering it over tees. I have no doubt that you will be seeing this bad boy on here again in no time. 

Ps. I am now in the 7 day count down until I turn 22, so you can't blame me if I miss posting next Sunday!

jasmine x 






8.04.2014

WONDER + WANDER COLLECTION



It is that time again – A new collection of prints has just been launched on The Little Shop of Jasmine. Bare with me though, this post is a little on the longer side. A lot has changed this time round so I thought I would fill you in on what has been keeping my up late for the last two months.


THE SHOOT

Not that long ago now I was invited to a space in Paddington, Brisbane called Showroom. I instantly fell in love. A renovated Queenslander with timber floors, white walls, beautiful original features and sun light to die for. When the showroom isn’t holding pop up shops and venues for local creatives they run their own creative workshops! A perfect addition to Paddington. Wilde Flora Owner Caroline and Spring Shop creator Catherine brought their creative minds together on this space and have made something truly magical. So obviously when I was thinking where I was going to shoot this collection – Showroom was an obvious choice.

If you would like to shop the shoot, I have listed all the brands below. Also make sure to check out the space for yourself if you are Brisbane based!

Fiddle Leaf Fig ($20) - Showroom Brisbane, Paddington / Wilde Flora 
Funnel Vase ($55) - Showroom Brisbane, Paddington / Spring Shop
Wooden Crate ($80) - Showroom Brisbane, Paddington / Spring Shop
Mason Jars ($8) - Showroom Brisbane, Paddington / Spring Shop
Apparatus Lamps ($85+) - Showroom Brisbane, Paddington / Spring Shop
Beaker Terrarium ($85) - Showroom Brisbane, Paddington / Wilde Flora 

You can visit the lovely ladies at 135 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington QLD 4064.

THE COLLECTION

I have now been doing this for 6 months & I would love to thank everyone who has bought a print or supported me and all of my adventures so far. With being so new to this a few things needed to be ironed out and before creating this collection I really took time out to reflect on the past collections to create something truly special.

I know a lot of people are creating brush/calligraphy typography prints for sale and it would be easy for me to pump out ridiculous amounts of cliché popular sayings that the masses would buy. But I realised that isn’t me – that isn’t the work I love. I love the process of creating these prints beyond looking at popular quotes and pumping out designs. I love manipulating or being playful with cliché quotes to create something new and relevant. This was the first point I really wanted to explore with this collection.

Secondly, I wanted to attack the issue of reproduction of my work with this collection. I am well aware that people seem to think it is okay to take my work print it off and use it. So I wanted to thank those who really support me by having the prints bought of shop.jasminedowling.com special. I have changed printers and all paper stocks that they have been created on. Firstly I have used a local company in Brisbane to create my prints on high grade 300gsm white linen stock. To those who are not paper people – this shit feels good, real good. I have also worked with Stitch Press to create a limited edition copper foil print (obsessed with anything copper). All prints have been stamped with a ‘Made With Love By Jasmine' stamp and have been numbered.

There has also been a change around with shipping & collection dates. Due to being in my final semester of my bachelor and the mounting pile of studio work I will be posting off on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. However, I have changed the shipping domestically in Australia so that all packages will be sent express to you. I will also be stocking these prints until Christmas with no more switching of stock every month. At this stage the prints have only been created in 25 sets, so they are all limited edition.

You can now shop the range of prints here - The Little Shop of Jasmine

I hope you all love the collection as much as I do.

jasmine x