Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Konstantina Mittas

Beautiful new arrivals from Konstantina Mittas are now in our Strand Arcade store. The floor-length black silk dress and gold lace embroidered pieces are perfect for special occasions, and we love the yellow ice-skating skirt for something fun.

Chefs Gallery

Trina Noble of Hardie Grant publications (and Corner Shop devotee) invited us to share in a luncheon at Chefs Gallery this afternoon. It was on behalf of Hardie Grants new publication - Sydney’s new shopping guide FOUND for which The Corner Shop have a special spot in.

Here is our picture from the guide aswell as a few pics from the restaurant - how cute are those piggy puns!?

pastels and cupcakes

One of the displays in our Strand Arcade store, oh and if you're at the counter, help yourself to a boiled lolly!

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang mainline and T resort 2010 have arrived in the corner shop. The T collection sees soft muted tones like blush pink and beige in luxurious tees and singlets as well as a checked print grey silk in a tank, shirt dress and shorts. Wang's sophisticated and androgynous tailoring is still present alongside perfectly shaped cardigans and a show-stopping dress.

T by Alexander Wang taupe singlet and blush singlet

T by Alexander Wang taupe tee and grey check silk tank 

 T by Alexander Wang cotton knit cardigan and tee
Alexander Wang open cut-out back cardigan

 Alexander Wang drape dress

 Alexander Wang vest
 Alexander Wang pants

 Alexander Wang jacket

Black Swan

Due for release in January, Black Swan is one of those movies we just can't wait for. Set in New York, the ballet themed thriller stars screen favourites Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis. We just came across these striking posters designed by La Boca, the perfect contrast of beauty with strong shapes and colours to set the tone for the film.

3.1 Phillip Lim

Phillip Lim holiday 2010 a delightful combination of sequins, lace, leather and applique in clean palette of ivory, black and beige. We showed you a few of the arrivals last week, and here are the rest of the styles you will find in the corner shop Strand Arcade. How amazing is that dress!?

Anna & Boy

New styles from Anna & Boy have arrived featuring the tribal patchwork print jumpsuit and pants and some pretty printed cossies for summer fun!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Email us

The corner shop now have email! If you see anything you are interested in, drop us a line at paddo@thecornershop.com.au or strand@thecornershop.com.au and our friendly staff will help you out. 

3.1 Phillip Lim

Phillip Lim pre-spring has arrived in the corner shop Strand Arcade. We love the stunning leather pieces, embellishments and ruffle detail that Lim does with such precision.

Phillip Lim leather pleated shorts with drawstring, knit top with silk ruffle detail back and silk flower detail bag

Phillip Lim studded leather jacket


Soludos are our newest footwear obsession. Hailing from New York, they re-work the classic espadrille to create the ultimate easy-to-wear summer shoe.
And with the price range between $33 - $35 we will be stocking up on different colours and prints for the ultimate in holiday chic.

We caught up with the designer Nick Brown and asked him a few questions about our new shoe crush...

What is the concept behind Soludos?

Soludos are inspired by the classic jute soled espadrille shoes that I grew up wearing that have been sold in the markets and on the beaches of the Mediteranean for centuries. We updated the traditional colors and patterns as well as improving the overall structure of the shoe but they are still the simple espadrilles that you know and love or will come to love. Soludos is very much a celebration of the summer, those perfect summer afternoons where day seemlessly turns to night.

It is our first season this year and next year we have some exciting NY based design collaborations with Opening Ceremony and Steven Alan.

What first interested you in design?

Ive been wearing espadrilles for ages since travelling to Spain as a kid but they are notoroiously hard to find. I would bring espadrilles back to my current home, New York to share with freinds and realized an opportunity. The designs and color ways are classic and compliment a night out or a day at the beach. What I love about Soludos is that they are definately a summer shoe so while the winter cold freezes New York and much of Europe, I have the tough job of chasing the summer and introducing Soludos to the southern hemisphere. Im down in Sydney for a few more weeks, then Capetown and then off to samba in Brazil.

What are your favourite things to do in summer?

Where do I start? Everything is more fun in the sun. In no particular order: Barbeques amongst freinds, good tunes, a little backgammon, an afternoon dip, a skinny dip, cider on the rocks, aimless road trips, sponatnous lazy afternoons in the sun, festivals and ice cream.

You can find Soludos at the corner shop Strand Arcade. 


Romance Was Born violin print dress from the Renaissance Dinosaur collection has just arrived at the corner shop Strand Arcade.


We love this lightening print dress from Josh Goot, the perfect special occasion piece.

Billy Bride

New this week are rings from Sydney-based Billy Bride. Each ring is handcrafted using naturally occurring minerals which posses unique properties, no two stones are alike. Irregularity in the appearance of stones is a testament to their natural strength and individuality.