Thursday, November 25, 2010

Issue 4 instore now.

Extra-curricular issue 4 with a special Christmas project lift-out bonus is at emma now-lucky us & lucky you. Pop in and grab one before they all become stocking fillers:0

Santa's coming!!!!

In our shop window this week, taking centre stage to welcome in the festive season and looking cuter than ever, it's Filiokus!
We have a fantastic selection of this beautiful, locally made children's playwear label in store now, let your child's imagination take flight ( & smile as they look super cute whilst doing it).
Strawberry & watermelon sun-hats, santa suits, sunrise dresses and dinosaur romper suits- ohh our munchkins never had more fun dressing up.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Fabric and fabulousness

Fabric-a-brac is back!
In fact it's tomorrow-Saturday 13th November 9am-1pm.
Back in the big venue of St. Anne's Hall, Emmett Street, Newtown.
Loads of parking right outside the door and FREE!
Yeeha, it'll be a cracker and emma will be stocking a table chocka full of goodies:)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

This summer be a bathing beauty...

Ester Williams eat your heart out... Swanwear is here!
Designed and made in Wellington by the lovely Annemiek, emma is very proud to be the only retail stockist of Swanwear swimwear.
They are flattering, comfy, beautifully made and oh just a bit glam.
We have the styles and colours pictured above- Black Swan, Fifties Birdie & Retro Butterfly-instock but can mix and match for you if you want something a little different, nice.
Come on in and try them on for yourself-you'll be a bathing beauty too:)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Oh so-pretty...

Just arrived at emma!
Poppy so-pretty dress in silk spotty stripe (o.k.- it can be a tunic top if you're not up to getting the pins out just yet:)
It also comes in the sweetest cherry dot silk print and our very favourite teeny tiny cotton floral print as a blouse.
Numbers are limited so check it out at emma in berhampore now.

get emma online now!

We're very excited to tell you that the lovely online shop Foxes is now stocking emma
There's some great end of season specials on there right now and new season summer not far away:)
So now you don't need to despair if you're living the life up north or way down south. If the mail can get to you so can emma xx

Monday, September 20, 2010

To market...

This Saturday emma is going to wheel out the clothes rack and set up a wee pop-up at the extra special Frank Kitts fashion themed market-yah!!
With WOW just around the corner Wellington has fashion clothing firmly on the radar so pop on in and you'll get an exclusive taste of some of the best and freshest local labels all under one roof.
How good is that:)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lovely local jewels

Anna from Quail design has just brought in some more of her beautiful skeleton leaf necklaces:)
They all have very special vintage blossom beads hanging either with the leaf or at the clasp as an extra treat.
We loved them so much we featured them in our summer '10/11 collection look-book, so pretty, we know you'll like them too.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Word on the street... emma (hee, hee)

The lovely Bel wrote this piece and we think it's kind of grand, so thank you and everyone have a peek at this new site it's all about our wonderful Wellie- town and it's secrets.xx

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Check out these 'Threads'!

Thread is a great site that tells you heaps about what's happening in and around the NZ fashion industry.The lovely Cyndi G has just put up a piece on emma so go have a look-see:
There are some pics from our latest late night shopping session there too so thanks to everyone that came along and got snapped.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Viva les macarons xx

Something in the universe was speaking to me last week and when in Christchurch, after visiting lovely Tipi at Where The Fox Lives, all the stars had aligned and I found myself outside a wee shop/ slice of heaven called J'aime les macarons
A romance was begun and if flavours suchas rose, bitter chocolate, sour cherry & champagne, salt butter and caramel, among a host of others, make your tastebuds water then you've come to the right place. They also fly mixed boxes up to Moore Wilsons, Wellington on Fridays & Saturdays (saviour!!)
This is a secret desire once you try you just have to share with those you love so treat yourself this weekend-go on:)

The WINTER SALE has been been going great (promoted by our wonderful owl art window created by the talented Miss Phoebe!) and don't despair if you haven't got to emma yet, there's still plenty of styles and bargains available.
Just to make things even easier for you...our opening hours have now extended!!
Tuesday-Friday 10am -5pm & Saturday 10am-4pm.
Come on down to 'Happening Berhampore' folks:)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Fabric sale at emma

Love fabric, but you missed 'Fabricabrac' recently,fret not! emma has joined forces again with pal Deborah Sweeney and have an awesome mix of fabrics for sale at emma. Extended until this Saturday 17th July (due to popular demand). There are some great value pieces for crafters, sewers and textile lovers alike:)

You can always check out my winter range too!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Gotta love Fabricabrac

Thanks to my trusty helpers, Phoebe and Bella, emma enjoyed another great Fabricabrac.
Although I could only be there to set up I felt our collection of fabric gems was in good hands and with the occasional mandatory cupcake break some great bargains were had and much inspiration shared.
There are so many treasures you have to watch you don't leave with more than you arrive with but I was immediately seduced by this delectable swan/water lily doilly at the table opposite. I don't know yet what I'll eventually make with it but for now it's being ever so pretty helping display brooches on my cabinet at emma.

Friday, June 18, 2010

scarves, skirts & more

A few new items have hit the racks at emma to help keep those winter chills away!
The Popette reversible skirt comes in chocolate or grey marle merino wool/modal one side and when flipped becomes a cute stripe skirt. The name says it all, it is totally reversible-got to love those two for one pieces.
We've also stocked up on some scrummy neck wrap/scarves to add a bit of zing to your winter gear - woolly, stripe, merino, red, orange, green-it's a great easy update.
And not to forget the new emma staple the long line terese tank top in merino wool. It's comfy, cosy and so handy to add layer upon layer, upon layer....

Thursday, June 17, 2010

and then there were more...

Just had to show you the latest members of the emma (OWL) family.
Tea-cosy owl has haunted me for the last couple of months and finally I found one of my own-it's peaceful now and very nice to have settled home on my shelves:)
Then my dear friend Emma (yes, jinks!) sent me this ever so lovely print from Hobart of a very wonderful owl to grace my workroom/shop wall. So perfect, thank you. I haven't had it framed yet, as can't bear to let it fly away for long, but will soon , promise.
What is it about owls that makes us love them so?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Fabric-a-brac is back!

It's all the fun of the fair and it's all about fabric (+buttons, vintage notions, trims, patterns etc...)
How good is that!
There hasn't been a Fabricabrac for awhile so you know they'll be loads of treasures to discover and make your own. They've even got someone on-site to sharpen scissors so bring yours along and they'll be no excuse not to get creatively cutting!
emma's got a table booked and we're busy digging up some choice cuts to tempt and inspire you clever clogs out there:)

Don't forget it's a new venue!
St.Anne's Hall, Emmett St, Newtown.
Saturday 19th June 9-noon.

Craft rescue from Ruby in the Dust

Yep, it's raining again in the Capital but this does give you the perfect excuse to get comfy inside and get those crafty fingers working. As we know sometimes a little helping hand is needed to get you started and Ruby in the Dust have come to the rescue.
emma now stocks these cute felt craft kits with everything you need to make six beautiful birds or hearts, tweet!! It's a great gift and perfect for any friends, young and old, just starting out in their journey into the fabulous world of craft:)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Winter's here finally

Yep it may be raining and chilly but it's a great excuse to snuggle up in your winter woolies and layer, layer, layer.
Having a late night at emma tomorrow night and hope the weather doesn't scare everyone away.
Remember cold hands, warm heart...there's lots to warm you in-store at the mo:)
See you Tuesday 25th May 5-8pm, bubbles on me!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Slinky melinkis

Have just put some new winter stock into emma which I call my 'slinkies'.
They're made of a lovely viscose that hangs and drapes beautifully. Each piece has an easy fit, which makes them super comfy, while still having a dressy edge.
Celeste tunic top, skirt and dress are all instore now and come in black or midnight blue.
Perfect for a treat night out:)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Here's more winter coming at ya!

Of course there is and looking 'tres chic'.
The brigette batwing top is my merino wool winter '10 version of the fav summer number you might well own and is instore now.
There's also very snuggly cotton/spandex velveteen veronique trousers or boot shorts.
They are a brilliant more tailored sub for leggings but just as comfy-mmm...
Also if you haven't twigged already emma is now on Facebook
You can check out the whole emma winter collection pics there too:)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Warm tootsies for you

I've been looking for another nana rug for quite awhile, to keep your tootsies warm in the changing room, and thought it was a lost cause but yippee-doo found this lovely one on Trade Me.
Made from beautiful floral vintage carpet, which even matches the large nana rug already instore, and clever Mandy has shaped it into a tiki which I think is pretty cute.
You can contact her on if you want to know more or just come into emma and admire her handiwork!

new season collection

Being in the middle of 'redesigning' my website (with the talented help of the lovely Anna Stewart) my updating of the winter collection pics has been somewhat delayed-sorry:)
Thought I'd post them on here over the next few days so you can have a look-see at what's hitting the stores over the next few weeks.
The collection is called elle voyage and my inspiration whirled with thoughts of travelling, near and far, real and imaginary, whilst listening to French songbird Melanie Pain.
So a wee bit of French seduction has helped create this range and there's cosy and chic new numbers to ease you into autumn and beyond!
Hope you like,emx

Monday, April 12, 2010

The best knickers for Frockers!

After a fun day spent visiting my lovely stockist 'Live like Lola' in Blenheim (and squeezing in some valuable op-shopping time:) I was really pleased to come home with a new addition to the nana lounge.
emma is now the exclusive Wellington stockist of some fantastic, fun, form-fitting knickers
Fanny Adams
You may have spotted them at the Nelson Market, as they're a real fav with shoppers down there, and well-known for their great fit.
Two cool boy-leg cuts (one a half brief, the other a full) all in cotton/lycra and fancy but not frilly colours.
We chosen some of the more vintage-look combos for emma,here take a peek...