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Feb 14, 2013

Meet Jack

Meet Jack, he's our retail visionarie. Handsome, well informed, worldly and wise - and that's just for starts. We love him, so, here's a couple of things he'd like to be doing outside of work - we hope the pastry cooking comes off for him.

Your idea of happiness?
A 25 degree day spent in the park with my friends, dogs, good food and beers.

If not yourself, who would you be?
Being an overpaid Basketball player wouldn't be too bad at all. I'd probably choose to be Kevin Durant, so I would be the best.

The natural talent I'd like to be gifted with? 
Cooking. Pastries and desserts really; it would be awesome to be able to nail the perfect Creme Brulee. I'd love to impress all my friends and host fancy dinner parties.

Where would you like to live?
In a four sided glass house in a forest somewhere. Maybe overlooking a lake. Just a bed, lamp and a record player.

Feb 12, 2013

A little BluDot

BluDot Australia. 
With an inventive use of materials and playful sensibility it's exciting Sydney now has a BluDot of it's own. 
More than just furniture, it's design, practicality and creativity rolled into one fun package.
We featured two of their well known items in the new campaign for Summer 2013, the Splash Coat Rack and the Strut Console Table. 

6 Shades of May - Labour behind the Label

For 6 weeks, May (one of our own), will be 'fashion-fasting', giving up her wardrobe and committing to no more than 6 items of clothing in support of garment workers worldwide. 

The 6 Items Challenge is a continuing tradition of UK organisation Labour Behind the Label, where participants agree to wear only 6 key items of clothing (excluding shoes, socks, accessories, jewellery, sports gear or pyjamas) for a period of time.

The aim of the game is to raise as much money as possible to support garment workers worldwide, who are essentially the backbone of the fashion industry. 

The upcoming 6 Items Challenge coincides with Lent, which starts on Wednesday the 13th of February, and runs for a period of 6 weeks! 

May will be replacing her wardrobe with a total of 6 items, donated by Vanishing Elephant.

You can follow May's efforts to wear only VE for 6 weeks and check out her daily outfits on her blog:

Also have a look at what all the other participants are wearing on the group blog:

If you are feeling generous enough to donate, hop onto and send a few spare bucks her way.

Jan 31, 2013

Whats in a Name?

What's in a name? and more so what's it to you? 
We wanted to give ourselves a break on the style naming front, shift the responsibility like the proper adults we are.
Well. Here it is, we're putting our feet up and awaiting your master stroke. Get over to our social vortex;

Share our link, scratch your head, comment with why your name, nickname, or pseudonym is worthy to carry our shirts' heavy load and be forever a part of Vanishing Elephant history.
If we love,  the name will be printed on all corresponding style swing tags and you can have your pick in your size!

The Seamus shirt? The Barry Beanie? The Kenny knit? just think...

All pieces/styles arrive in May 2013 and are available in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

Jan 22, 2013

The Moderation Hotel - In store

The modern day pub is much like the old coffee houses that arose during the Age of Enlightenment. We share stories of battle, of triumph, we debate, discuss and fall handsomely into dispair.  A pub, good or bad, is an institution, a remnant of what's past and a canvas for what's becoming.

James Ross-Edwards has formated his Moderation Hotel - A Series on Pubs into a lovely little 24-page masterpiece, a string of honest renditions regarding our much loved 'locals'.  

The little read will be available in store at Vanishing Elephant QV Melbourne to purchase. 

Illustrations and Design by Tessa Chong
Limited Print of 200.