Sunday, July 6, 2008

Featured Designer: Black Eyed Susie

Australian-based label, Black Eyed Susie, is one of our recent discoveries in the wonderful world of Etsy shops. The girls clothing line began when designer Susan Dryburgh began sewing beautiful pieces out of love for her daughter Chloe. People began to take notice of her unique vintage fabrics and retro-styling…and thus Black Eyed Susie was born.

What is most appealing about the clothing line is its strong contrast from the pink frilliness of typical little girls clothing. Using simple garments as a backdrop, the vibrant vintage fabrics are able to stand out and shine. Each piece of clothing is hand cut and machine sewn by Susan herself to produce one-of-a-kind items you won’t see on other children.

Black Eyed Susie is always coming out with new styles and vintage fabrics, but a favorite among customers in recent months has been the collection of gorgeous A-line polka dot dresses inspired by1930’s fashion. The comfortable and hardwearing denim dresses particularly caught our eye – where bold, retro-inspired floral fabrics really pop against a dark denim silhouette. A classic look, with a contemporary edge, that can be worn as a summer dress- or with pants or leggings. We also couldn't resist the Little Birdie pants, featuring dark brown, apple and peach hues, and a beautiful pocket accent.

Don’t worry – they haven’t forgotten the boys! Due to the strong demand for unique and cool little boys clothing, Black Eyed Susie is currently developing a new clothing line for boys called “Little Blokes", which will be available in their Etsy shop very soon.