Thursday, 5 December 2013

Shop Local This Christmas

Thursday, 5 December 2013
When a well-intentioned friend suggested we camp outside a "new" multinational company this morning (hours before official opening for a paltry 10% discount) we got thinking about the real value of shopping small and local versus...well, the huge companies that many of us know and, let's be honest, love.

Although this is a very US-centric post, we can't help but grimace, nod and agree with many of the points.



So this Christmas, please think big and shop small. Your local community, families and businesses depend upon it.


xx Jessica T

Monday, 2 December 2013

Tutorial: Vested Interest - Scarf to Vest in 3 Easy Steps

Monday, 2 December 2013
 Get the Look with Lightweight Scarves by Jessica T
 Get the Look with Lightweight Scarves by Jessica T

We can't get enough of this look at Jessica T HQ! Even though we tend to be a little on the vertically challenged side, we personally love the cape look that longer scarves create, especially when the lightweight fabric flows as you walk. It's like having your own personal wind machine! 

Half the fun, of course, is experimenting with different size and style scarves and seeing what works for you and your wardrobe.

We used the Meji Leaf Scarf [Red] for this tutorial, which is also available in Black. Our Feather Circle Scarf [Blue] is slightly longer and would be perfect for the  longer cape look if that's your thing, plus it would look beautiful belted at the waist too - so many options!

Enjoy!


xx Jessica T


Related Links: More scarf tutorials and ideas!


[Many thanks to Love Maegan and beaYOUUtiful (and Nordstrom by association) for inspiring this post and helping us get the most out of our scarves too!]


Saturday, 30 November 2013

Jessica T at Gold Coast Swim Fashion Festival

Saturday, 30 November 2013
We were very proud to be part of the recent Gold Coast Swim Fashion Festival, and it's always extra exciting to see how Kimberly Gardner wields her stylist superpowers.

We especially love her styling of our Meji Leaf Scarves, which have been tied around the head and over the ears, then layered under a relaxed wide-brimmed hat (like our Sunday Floppy Hat.)

Meji Leaf Scarf [Black] by Jessica T, swimwear by Sunseeker, hat and bag by others.

Meji Leaf Scarf [Red] by Jessica T, dress by Sunseeker, hat and bag by others.

This is a great way to be sunsmart and protect your hair at the same time, especially on the road trip to and from the beach! Roll down the windows, pop off your hat, but leave the head scarf on for a bit of Old Hollywood glamour. Perfection!


xx Jessica T

Monday, 18 November 2013

Summer Competition Time!

Monday, 18 November 2013
Win the Ultimate Summer Prize Pack

We've teamed up with award-winning skincare brand (and fellow Queenslanders) Alpha-H to create the ultimate Summer prize pack! Simply 'Like' both the Jessica T Facebook page and the Alpha-H Facebook page, then head HERE to enter.

Winner announced Dec 2nd 2013. Australian residents only sorry!


xx Jessica T

Friday, 1 November 2013

Trend Alert: Arm Party!

Friday, 1 November 2013

Contrast a laid-back style with layered jewellery to channel the hottest trend this Summer - the Arm Party!

Mix and match metals, colours, textures and styles - anything goes!

FEATURED:
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Octagonal Bracelets [Black]
V Piece Cuff Bracelet [Silver]
Bar Leaf Cuff [Silver]
3rd Time Lucky Ring [Available in SM and ML Sizes]
Set Me Up 5 Ring Set [Available in SM and ML Sizes]
Bead and Chain Necklace [Silver]
Bling Stretch Ring [1 Size]
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xx Jessica T

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Beautiful and Good

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Perfect Wednesday sentiments as we continue to work away our gorgeous Summer 13/14 look book!


xx Jessica T



Friday, 4 October 2013

Long Weekend Love

Friday, 4 October 2013

Here's a little something we whipped up to celebrate the beautiful Spring long weekend that is juuuuust about to begin (for most of Australia, at least!)

Please feel free to share the long weekend love around, and don't forget that we're celebrating the beginning of the Spring Racing Carnival with a huge sale on our must-have clutches

Offer ends October 10 2013 or until sold out - better be quick!


xx Jessica T

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Spring 2013 Behind the Scenes

Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Better late than never! A little behind the scenes action from our Eastern Ascendancy Spring 2013 shoot at the picturesque Japanese Garden at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens.

The scenery - so pretty!

 And action!

Photobombed!

The serial photobomber makes his escape.

 Alicia <3

 Our photographer making magic happen.

Last minute adjustments.

Alicia rocking our Fiery Red feature colour!

 Mid-shoot chats with this suave little lad.

Don't mind us!

Many thanks to everyone involved in such a fantastic day, including the Botanic Gardens ground staff who were most obliging, and the many patient onlookers who kindly shared the beautiful setting with us!


xx Jessica T
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Photography: David Tye Photography
Model: Alicia (Details on request)
Hair and Makeup: Claudia Cranford Makeup Artistry
Apparel: Chi The Label
Accessories: Jessica T (obviously!)
Styling + BTS Snaps: Dot Dot Dot Design

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Dazzle with Pantone's Top Spring Colour

Tuesday, 10 September 2013


Our lovely model Alicia wearing George Wu jacket and Jessica T accessories.

Last week Pantone announced their key colours for Spring 2014, and right there at numero uno was Dazzling Blue - our AW13 feature colour!

This bright blue is the perfect trans-seasonal colour and works brilliantly with a number of current trends, including the revamped colour-blocking, textured florals, or even as a highlight to a monochromatic look. 

Here's some of our favourite Dazzling Blue pieces that are currently available at www.jessica-t.com.au 




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MODEL ALSO WEARS:



xx Jessica T

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Texture Obsession

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Totally obsessed with all the beautiful textures on some of our latest arrivals.

FEATURED:


Love!

xx Jessica T

Monday, 26 August 2013

Summer 13/14 Sneak Peek

Monday, 26 August 2013
A very tiny look at our Summer 13/14 shoot. So much pretty!

 "Winter" in Brisbane. Stunning.

Our lovely model <3

One of our very curious, very photogenic onlookers.


Such a fantastic day at a beautiful location. Thanks to all involved, can't wait to show you more!


xx Jessica T

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Our Spring 2013 Look Book is Live!

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Super excited to announce that our Spring 2013 Look Book is live over on the Jessica T website. We'd love to hear what you think, let us know in the comments!


xx Jessica T

Friday, 9 August 2013

To Chop Or Not To Chop

Friday, 9 August 2013
That is the question. For Beyoncé, the answer is a resounding CHOP!

[Image via Refinery29]

It's easy to get away with just about anything with a face like Beyoncé's, but we think pixie cuts can suit just about everyone, plus they're perfect for the coming warmer months.

What do you think? Is Beyoncé's new look the next must-have style of summer?


xx Jessica T

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Spring Is In The Air

Thursday, 8 August 2013
Don't get us wrong, we love Winter and we'll be relishing any remaining chill that Brisbane happens to send our way over the next month, but Spring is just around the corner and that means a new collection is on the way too!

 
[Beautiful photo by Hannes R]


Fingers crossed the perfect blue skies today were an indication of the Spring ahead!

What's your favourite season?


xx Jessica T

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Jessica T Born To Shine in Fashion Weekly!

Saturday, 20 July 2013


Need a little weekend reading? The latest Fashion Weekly issue is out, and yours truly just so happens to be featured throughout the beautiful fashion shoot. Yay!

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Many thanks to the Fashion Weekly team for including us in such a lovely editorial!


xx Jessica T

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Brisbane News Cover Feature

Thursday, 4 July 2013


We're famous! Our Bone Cross Bangles and Croc Bangle Set are front and centre on the cover of the latest Brisbane News Magazine. Our Wrapped and Cracked Necklace is also featured in the editorial too, beautifully styled (as always!) by Kimberly Gardner

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It's always a very pleasant surprise to see our pieces featured in the press, so it's especially lovely to be featured on such a gorgeous cover!


xx Jessica T

Friday, 28 June 2013

Spring 2013 Behind The Scenes

Friday, 28 June 2013

The odds were ever in our favour today; the rain stayed away and we had a fantastic time shooting our Spring 2013 collection. Pictured above is our model Alicia looking stunning in Jessica T accessories, dress by Chi The Label and hair & makeup (and this lovely snap) by Claudia Cranford Makeup Artistry. Love!

A long but fantastic day with a great team, plus actual buckets of coffee. It was a busy but satisfying end to the week. 

Happy Friday!


xx Jessica T



Tuesday, 25 June 2013

The Pantone Project

Tuesday, 25 June 2013
As we're wading through Pantone swatches at Jessica T HQ in preparation for our next collection, we couldn't help but share this lovely little project we spotted on Frankie.



Chicago-based photographer and designer Paul Octavious has let his Pantone swatches loose on the world in The Pantone Project, and the results are quite lovely...and quite a bit more organised than our swatch collection right now too!


xx Jessica T

Monday, 24 June 2013

Happy Monday!

Monday, 24 June 2013


Have a beautiful Monday!


xx Jessica T


Thursday, 20 June 2013

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Supa Dupa Fly Stamps

Wednesday, 12 June 2013
We're of the humble opinion that some things are better off left in the 90s, but there are quite a few exceptions to that rule and these supa dupa fly rubber stamps definitely qualify! Designed and made by Liana of the gorgeous Mixed Plate blog, these little odes to hip hop and RnB are a cute way to spruce up your winter crafting efforts.








Monday, 10 June 2013

Monday, 20 May 2013

Happy Monday: Bring on Winter

Monday, 20 May 2013

Winter is definitely just around the corner, and with a toasty warm sun still making a daily appearance, we're loving everything about this time of year.

What do you love most about winter?


xx Jessica T

Monday, 13 May 2013

Stockist Spotlight: Top 3 Looks of the Week

Monday, 13 May 2013
We love seeing snaps of Jessica T goodies in action, whether that be in an outfit or in store in some of our lovely stockists. So without further ado, here are some of the recent gorgeous stylings from two of our  wonderful Australian stockists.


Zebra Finch, Newcastle NSW


Sobi, Lismore NSW
Featured: Inca Netting Necklace (middle mannequin), Bead Strand Necklace [Black] (right mannequin)


More Sobi <3


Love!


xx Jessica T

Friday, 10 May 2013

Friday Happy Dance

Friday, 10 May 2013

Weekend O'Clock is finally almost here! Have an amazing weekend and a wonderful Mother's Day!


xx Jessica T

Good News Everyone!

Friday is here again!


We've been craving a little rest and relaxation all week, so this image we found via MessyNessyChic is right up our alley. 

Have a wonderful weekend, no matter what you have planned!


xx Jessica T

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Get The Look: The Met Gala

Thursday, 9 May 2013

The Met Gala is fashion's night of nights, and when punk is the theme of the evening, you know you're in for some interesting looks! We had a closer look at the red red carpet and spotted some familiar styles in amongst the spikes, chains and plaid.


Amber Heard complements her Emilio Pucci red chantilly lace gown with a matching red clutch.



Christina Ricci lets the ruffled Vivienne Westwood dress do the talking with a classic black clutch.



Cameron Diaz pairs a vivid Stella McCartney gown with a textured, hexagonal clutch.



Ginnifer Goodwin goes all out with a metallic Tory Burch dress and matching box clutch.



Gwen Stefani contrasts the soft lines of her Maison Martin Margiela gown with an angular clutch.



Kate Bosworth bucked the small-clutch trends with a Balmain beaded gown and a textured envelope clutch.



Olivia Wilde paired a custom-designed Calvin Klein dress with a small, sparkly box clutch.



Taylor Swift in J Mendel and Nicole Richie in a custom Topshop gown were just two of many who toted a classic rounded clutch on the night.



Rita Ora highlighted her beautifully detailed Thakoon dress with a textured clutch.



Jamie King kept it simple with an elegant long clutch and a custom Topshop tuxedo.


We love how much variation the red carpet threw our way, from elegant (if a little off-theme) all the way to...well, Madonna and Miley

What was your favourite look of the night?


xx Jessica T