Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas Fun

So it's the last weekend before Christmas and I have to say as northern hemisphere girl it is very hard to get into the Christmas Spirit when you have the air conditioning on full blast as the temperature starts to rise for summer. Not a bad thing I love beach Christmas. I have to say there are a few Aussie magazines have certainly put me in the mood for Christmas with fantastic ideas for all those finishing touches for Christmas. I hope you get as inspired as I did. Get the paper glitter and glue out and the Champers. Gather your relatives friends,flat mates and have some fun getting ready for Christmas.
Better Homes and Gardens
have great ideas for Christmas Decorations made of paper.
Decorating the home for Christmas Great times from
Home Beautiful. Great recipes too.
Make your stair case a Christmas Feature
Make a feature of your Christmas Cards
Decorate a window
Ideas to wrap your pressies at Real Living Magazine.
Make your own crackers
Scourer junk shops and markets for sparkle brooches, buttons and bows
and dress up your presents.
Recycle old maps books magazines and even print your own
wrapping paper get creative. Use old fabric scraps and cut them up
to make ribbons. Add a fake flower made of paper.
Bye for now I am off to do my final Christmassy things around the house.
Happy Holidays and Peace to everyone.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Only 3 days Left

Just a reminder that our Christmas special ends on 22:12:2007.
Using our ANGEL code you get 35% off non sale items and free gift wrapping.
Flat fee shipping.
Quite a saver when you bulk buy.
Don't forget if can't choose which bag we have gift tokens to help you out.
We close over Christmas from 24th December 2007 and Deliveries start
again 3rd of January 2008

Susse Top Christmas Stocking Shops

OK not much time left to shop here are a few shops I have been shopping at and some are on-line so save the stress and get those pressie delivered to to the door.
My top 5 Stocking Shops are:
1. WHY ? Free gift wrapping store and fab selection of books suits every ones taste and every ones pocket
2.WHY? Huge selection for books and check out the stationary department I bought heaps of cute things to fill up that stocking. Also free gift wrapping service in store.
3.WHY? Check out the stores decorations. See those huge spotty Christmas Stockings hanging form the ceiling and you are guaranteed to feel all Christmassy and become and instant Santa Claus.Gorgeous selection of treats for Boys and Girls and Party make overs top marks for Christmas Vibe.
4.WHY? Check out all the great gift wrapping and cards and has a true Scandinavian Christmas vibes. Brings back memories of my child hood Christmas. Great recipe tips and gifts for everyone. Fast delivery
5.WHY? Check out this wonderful life style store something for everyone and great Cafe for pit stop rest. Between shopping great cakes yum...people watching...

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Christmas is coming

Only 11 days to go. Tomorrow is the last day to send your parcels overseas.
We have good news we have new flat shipping rate at the Susse Collection store

We send your parcel express post and international post courier so you get fast delivery and easy tracking on-line.

Don't forget our ANGEL promo of 35% off non sale items and free gift wrapping offer until 22:12:2007.

Next week Christmas Fun week......

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Beauty and Lace Susse Interview

Thank you to Aussie e-zine Beauty and Lace for my first on-line interview.

I hope you enjoy their e-zine and learning a little more about me and my life and what inspires my designs for Susse Collection bags.

Visit http://beautyandlace.com/sussecollection.html

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Australian Shopaholics guide to buying online

Christmas is just around the corner. I love using the net to get all that Christmas shopping. What a delight to find The Australian Shopaholics Guide to buying on-line in my local book store. Annie Fox former style editor of Shop Til You Drop has teamed up with Patricia Davidson the lady who brought us the original title The Shopaholics guide to buying on-line. Annie was frustrated finding websites that didn't ship to Australia so she thought a guide for Aussie shoppers would be well received after all we are the top 3rd country in the world who love to shop on-line. Find sites that ship to Australia. Even better Annie and Patricia have given a mention to our own Susse Collection on-line store www.susse.com.au I am feeling very honored to have a mention as a recommend site in the Handbag Addicts section.
Other titles available at www.amazon.co.uk

Monday, November 26, 2007

Win Puss in Boots

Visit Girl magazine Australia's popular e-zine for girls and have a chance to win Susse Puss in Boots work bag. http://www.girl.com.au/comp-susse-workbag.htm
If you aren't the luck girl to win Puss in Boots don't despair you can also take advantage of our
special Christmas offer. Type in the coupon code ANGEL at the checkout and receive 35% discount on non sale items and also enjoy free gift wrapping and a hand written note.
Visit http://www.susse.com.au/ to see our presents for all the girls.
Why not sign up for our newsletter and receive Susse Specials throughout the year.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Elk Cute Brooches

CUTE CHIRP!!
Check out these Aussie fashion accessory designers Melbourne based ELK. They design some cute brooches along with other great jewellery and leather bags. Chirp brooch is so cute great stocking filler for Christmas.
Check out their website http://www.elkaccessories.com.au/

Friday, November 16, 2007

Cute Happy Birthday Message

I found these cute little guys on You Tube. A charming birthday Message. Go and check them out here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yj6cbM-h8xg Maybe you have a friend who would like to receive this cute message.

Happy Birthday

Today Susse Collection Blog is 1 year old. We will still continue to bring you more fun and cute things in the following year.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Cute Karen and Sweetpea Home

I love Karen Walkers fashion designs and delighted to discover her collaboration with Auckland based design studio Sweet pea. They have a gorgeous concept of recycling precious scraps of fabric and idea taken from the European settlers when they arrived in New Zealand.
Karen has designed some toys using scraps of her Summer 2008 collection and the result is very cute. If you want to get your hands on these cute creations you can buy them at
http://www.sweetpea-home.com/home.html and learn more about this cute on-line store.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Trick or Treat

Trick or treat maybe over but I love these apple bangles which would have been a perfect touch for any Halloween outfit buy them from Fred Flare http://www.fredflare.com/
There great for summer and fit in with the bangle trend this summer.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Happy Trees

I have discovered the beautiful work of Catherine Swan. (Spotted in this months Vogue)One exhibition I have penciled in to see before it closes is Catherin's new work Happy Trees. If you don't feel summery yet just take a look at these cute creations. Cutouts made out of vintage books and magazines.
Hurry you can see Catherine's work at The Orson and Blake Gallery in Surry hills.
One of my favorite lifestyle stores in Sydney very nice cafe to chill out and great home grown fashions, gifts and home wares. Check out their website. http://www.orsonandblake.com.au/
If you don't live in Sydney then visit Catherine's website and learn more about her delicate creations. http://www.paperbutterfly.com.au/index.html

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Susse Trend Spotting

Celeb style in the northern hemisphere.
Spotted around the streets of Sydney and even at my Local Coles. It appears that the
Maxi dress has arrived for the Sydney summer. Feminine and a strong seventies vibe you can float about in funky flora patterns and imagine you are a folk singer or a movie extra from
the movie Ice storm. The fab news is you don't have to worry about your legs being beautifully tanned and you can ditch those winter leggings.
The urban girls on-line store Bird motel have some great ones on sale checkout label children of the sun.
or for chain store chic try Supre they have so many funky prints to choose from.
Join our vote this week what do you prefer to wear?
Mini or maxi?

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Fun For Your Toes

My favorite Cosmetic store in Sydney have come up with a great treat for the Summer. Match your toes with your Havaianas available at their stores around Australia.
Even better news they have launch their on-line store with their own blog so read more about their new events and products. http://kitcosmetics.com
Why not visit the Havaianas website and get in the mood for summer and have fun showing off your summer toes.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Pink Ribbon Day

Today is pink ribbon day many of you out there like myself have been touch by close relatives and friends who have had the desease or lost their loved ones to breast cancer.
Lets be positive today and take action.
Start by clicking away and sending to your friends today.
Why not have fun and have a girls night in and donate the money you would spend on a night out to your local breast cancer charity.

My top tips:

Pink party fun.

pink cocktails

pink cakes pink salmon sandwiches and other pink food.

pink champagne

Music

Play PINK

Play Madonna

have all the episodes of Sex and the city playing on your TV.

Wear pink

Give each other pink manicures.

Have fun and have a girlie evening.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

International Shopping

Maybe we can't make the front rows of the fashion capitals around the world.
why not treat yourself to some International Shopping.
Where: Westfield Shopping Centre, Bondi Junction
Level 1 - Italy; Level 2 - New York; Level 3 - Sydney; Level 4 - Paris; Level 5 - London
When: 5pm - 10pm, Thursday, 11 October 2007

Friday, October 5, 2007

Next Week Australian Fashion Week

Let's celebrate Australian Fashion.

Traditional Korea

Head to the Palace in Seoul and you can experience Traditional Korea.
Watch the changing of the guard and visit the folk museum are my top tips when you visit.

Street Graphics around Seoul

Cute inspiration everywhere on the streets of Seoul.

More Seoul Shopping

Traditional Korean Food Stalls at Ssamzie Market
Traditional knots found in Korea
I haven't quite finished the shopping available in Seoul. Customising is big in Seoul everyone likes something a little different and the best place to see this is SSAMZIE Market. This is a gem with great little boutiques with independent designers .
There are market stalls with customised T-shirts jewellery and bags. You can have a go painting bags and pottery. There are great clothes for boys and girls. It had a feeling of London markets Portobello and Spitals Field I felt very at home and inspired.
It is the best place to sample Korean food on the top floor you can find a traditional Korean restaurant and get a hot plate of Korean food.
Another great store is CKD Living housing some of the best Designers from Spain.
Recently opened it is fast growning with a great on-line store. The store is fantastic inside with great objects to accessories your life for home ware and fashion.
Bag by Agatha Ruiz De La Prada
Fall in love with the designs of Agatha Ruiz Prada and Jordi Labanda.
I wanted his rugs but it was a bit hard working out how to get them onto the plane.
Rug by Jordi Labanda
More stores opening soon around Korea.