Thursday, 10 November 2011

The Jessica T Under $50 Gift Guide

Thursday, 10 November 2011
With only 44 sleeps until Christmas, it's time to stock up on goodies and stocking stuffers! So we've raided our store to find the best Christmas buys under $50. There are plenty more options in the Jessica T shop too, and with free shipping Australia wide, you can't go wrong!

1. Schugen Wallet - $49.95 (Also available in Tan)
2. Aunty Pearl's Scarf - $29.95
3. Give Ari a Ring - $29.95
4. Operator Please Necklace - $24.95
5. Caroline Sling Bag  $49.95
6. Why Not Tiles Headband - $19.95
7. Tutankhamun's Bangle Set - $29.95
8. Mayan Earrings - $34.95
9. Harajuku Girls Scarf - $29.95
10. Forrest Sling Bag - $49.95

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Win with Jessica T and Sweet As Candy Vintage

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Check out this amazing gift pack that we're giving away in conjunction with Sweet As Candy Vintage. Over $500 worth of Jessica T goodies could be yours! To enter, head on over to Facebook for details! The winner will be drawn on Monday October 31st at 8pm AEST, so go share the love!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Jessica T Inspired By...Tschuggen Bergoase

Thursday, 20 October 2011
Sometimes ideas and designs come from the most mundane of beginnings …

While sitting on a small plane on my way from Hong Kong to a remote part of China, I began to read one of the on-board magazines to pass the three hour flight. Quite surprised that the mag had some sections in English (the airline I was flying with is a small southern China operator) I came across an article about the Tschuggen Bergoase Spa in Switzerland.

Image via Architonic

Designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta, the nine "light trees" bathe the below four floors of treatment and therapy rooms in light. The bold geometric lines of the trees pierce the mountain landscape behind. 

Image via Travel Tales

Taking stock of this, I wanted to create a wallet that was simple yet bold, while still maintaing its functionality - after all, we use our wallets every day! The final embossed pattern on the wallets is a mix of static and curved lines, the circular closure piece mirrors the curved lines within the embossed pattern. 

And as for the name...Tschuggen Bergoase is a little tricky to pronounce, so I put my own spin on it, removing the T and one G from 'Tschuggen' and the a from 'Bergoase'.

Say 'Shoe - gen Ber - goes' (Schugen Bergose)

Definitely less European-sounding, but much easier for us lazy English speakers to say!

xo Jess

Thursday, 1 September 2011

What's That Sound?

Thursday, 1 September 2011
I like that sound, 

I love that sound!

 It’s the sound of my shoes!

I love it when you find accidental creations that only a select few people would actually see due to some slightly different wiring in their creative brains. I came across this concrete stiletto whilst on a run on a familiar track in my local area, I would have run over this somewhat distorted shoe figure more than 50 times, yet once I stopped to check it out, it became something to look forward to on this particular running track. I know it sounds silly but the small thing really do make us happy, and when I cross paths with the stiletto I smile a little inside.

I love shoes
I’m superficial

It may be shallow, and it may be simple, but in some ways this is my motto, and I imagine I am not alone in sharing a Barbie-like lust for shoes. I also love to create little treasures that make others happy, and the ‘It’s The Sound of My Shoes Scarf’ represents this almost childlike obsession with the humble shoe. Subtle and stylish, it feeds that footwear addiction without having to save for 5 years to buy a pair of Louboutins!

Also check out the track ‘Shoes’ by Tiga - the film clip is so overly cheesy it is amazing!

xo Jess

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Chinese Craftsmanship

Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Image via Beijing Today

As a general rule, the words ‘China’ and ‘quality’ are unfortunately not used together often. This is largely due to the demand for ever lower prices from western multi-national chains for the lucrative discount retail market, as well as the tenacity of the Chinese people to copy luxury goods (sometimes with frightening accuracy!) 

There is, however, a change in the air, and there is a small movement of people determined to show the world that not everything out of China is of poor quality.

Ask any Baby Boomer - when they were growing up, all those cheap imported goodies came from Japan(!)  now one of the most expensive cities in the world, and certainly not considered a hub of cheap factories.

Gradually this shifted to Taiwan. I remember when I was very young seeing the ‘Made in Taiwan’ logo stamped across many items in discount stores. As it stands, China holds the cheap foreign manufacture flag, but not for long. 

With the re-evaluation of the Yuan, sky rocketing labor prices and a growing middle class, China’s days as the worlds' bargain factory are numbered. Not only is the price of the raw materials increasing, it is becoming increasingly difficult to recruit and retain highly-skilled factory workers. 

That's precisely why it's more important than ever to have amazing suppliers who understand both quality and economy. We travel throughout Asia multiple times a year to meet the fantastic teams who make Jessica T products come to life. Our suppliers are far more than factories - they're friends.

In addition to fab suppliers, China, and especially Hong Kong, is producing some world class designers from all fields to rival those of Milan or London, and the obvious oriental background gives them a fresh take on design. There is definitely a ‘Hong Kong’ style, and with a little insider knowledge it's easy to spot and is becoming increasingly desirable.

For a little glimpse into the latest and greatest designs from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, have a peek at ‘Nicely Made in China’ - times are a-changin'!

xo Jess

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Jessica T Goes International

Tuesday, 9 August 2011
We've got a little bit of travel ahead of us, so before things get too crazy, we took a very quick break in Bali...and we took along our Forest Stripe Sling Leather bag and the Sports Luxe Velcro Visor along with us. Here's a few of their surprising Bali adventures!

Thursday, 4 August 2011


Thursday, 4 August 2011

So here we are, finally firing up the blog again after an amazing (and hectic) few months! We've been busy little bees over on our facebook and twitter pages (including photos from the debut launch party that we just added today!) but we have a few different things in mind for this corner of the internet.

We'll be keeping an eye on the fashion scene in Australia and abroad, sharing a few snapshots from our travels, and giving you even more behind-the-scenes insight into the inspiration, ideas and people behind the Jessica T range.

Watch this space!

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Oh, What a Night!

Sunday, 24 July 2011

A massive thank you to everyone who made our debut launch such an amazing night! More photos are on the way, so be sure to check out our Facebook page!

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Welcome to the world of blogging!

Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Hi there! This is our first blog post, the first of many more to come!

Check out our facebook page and like for a sneak peek of the behind the scene photos from the debut Spring Summer shoot!

You can also follow us on twitter for the latest updates, offers and comps!