Thursday, June 30, 2011

The bride wore...

How divine and happy does Miss Moss look posing last night with Jamie Hince at their Wedding Rehearsal dinner...the wedding is today and I just can't wait to see what the bride wore. xxx

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Buy now wear immediately xxx

Since opening our doors a couple of months ago we have been on the hunt for a fabulous knitwear that ticks all the T&G boxes.  Obviously it must be fashionable; it has to be good quality; reasonably priced; very wearable...but most importantly we wanted a label that was not already stocked in the West so that we could offer our customers a real point of difference.  So you can imagine how thrilled, delighted and over the moon (can you tell how happy we are) we were when we secured Queen L.  

A little research into the label and our delight grew...designed in Melbourne, Queen L uses prestigious yarns like 100% Merino wool, cashmere, soft cottons, silks, mohair and de-haired angora blends in their designs (tick).  The label clearly focuses on quality (tick) and designs styles that are not only on-trend (tick) but are versatile enough to become staples in your day to day wardrobe (big tick).  Besides which their designs can be worn by the young as well as the young at heart which means I'm covered. 

Banff cardi 100% Merino wool $249 available at Tiger and Goat in sand
Londontown Sweater Merino/cashmere blend $289 available at Tiger and Goat in cream/navy as pictured and grey/black
Monte Carlo Sweater 100% Merino Wool $229 available at Tiger and Goat in sand as pictured and black
Williamsburg Cardi De-haired angora blend $279 available at Tiger and Goat in olive as pictured and black.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tiger and Goat Facebook competition xx

Who doesn't love a competition..especially when it's so easy and the prize is a $50 gift voucher to be spent at Tiger and Goat. xxx To win you just need to spread the word about Tiger and Goat by liking us on Facebook!

You can spread the word in the following ways:

  • Like Tiger and Goat yourself.
  • Post the Tiger and Goat page link to your status on Facebook
  • Email the Tiger and Goat page link to your friends and around the office
  • Link this competition to your blog or website
  • Tweet (Twitter) about it or us
It's that simple.

Then simply email Emma at with your name, address, phone number and where/how you have spread the word about Tiger and Goat and you will go into the running to win the gift voucher.  See easy. x

Terms and Conditions: Entrants must be Australian residents. Limit one prize. By entering this competition your email address will be added to Tiger and Goat's database, however we will not pass your details to any 3rd parties. Entries close Midnight, 22 July 2011. Prize will be drawn & dispatched within 14 business days of the competition closing date.  If the winner cannot be contacted within five days another winner will be chosen. The decision on the winner is final and no correspondence will be entered into.  The prize is not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash. Tiger and Goat accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to the prize in transit or loss or damage associated with your use of the prize.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

It's all in your genetics xxx

Denim brands - they're a dime a dozen..or so the saying goes.  Walk into any retailer that has a denim destination and you are inundated with choice..and I should know, I used to buy denim for Target spending many hours walking the floors of American department stores trying on hundreds of jeans in search of that perfect pair.  And what makes a perfect pair of jeans you ask..well first and foremost it's the fit..the shape of the rise plays such a critical part in how they sit on your body..if that curve in the pattern is too sharp or too rounded you'll have an ill fitting pair of jeans that either rides up your backside or gapes at the small of your back..and really who wants that?  Next up is the quality of the denim..if it's too cheap the fabric becomes chewy..wear it a couple of times, wash it and you have a pair of jeans that no longer fits you unless you wear a belt!  Then there's the different washes; the styling; clean denim or with abrasion???...throw into the mix that we are all shaped differently and you can see why shopping for jeans can become a real struggle.

Enter Genetic Denim..a denim brand that recognises that every individual has a specific genetic code and body type and seeks to present the best possible fit for all..."accentuating assets rather than forcing everyone into the same mold". Brilliant.  Genetic denim is the embodiment of well crafted and innovative denim made with the finest materials (it is actually recognised for using the softest fabrics in the market..gotta love that!) and for offering the most flattering fits. Excellent.  Plus they tailor their denim to different personalities..if for example you're glamourous and alluring (aren't we all?) Genetic Denim suggests Shane their signature skinny jean. A jean that is all around flattering with a twisted seam that perfectly contours your legs and thighs creating a long lean silhouette. Perfect sign me up.

However if after all of this you still aren't convinced just check out who (other than me) is wearing these fabulous fashion forward and underground cool jeans. xxx

Sienna Miller in Shane Zona available at Tiger and Goat

Jennifer Garner in Shane Crush available at Tiger and Goat
Miranda Kerr in Genetic Denim

Kristen Stewart in Shane Crush available at Tiger and Goat

Jessica Alba wearing Shane Crush available at Tiger and Goat

Genetic Denim now available at Tiger and Goat. xxx

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Kate xxx

It's been a little while since my last Kate post...
Happy long weekend everyone.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

An experience xxx

A curious thing happened to me today while reading Mia Freedman's article 'Off the Trolley' in the June 5 edition of The Sunday Age Magazine, I suddenly realised that the charade I've often been through with my husband is not rare or as peculiar as I had first imagined.  Not only is it obviously quite common but Ms Freedman even refers to it as "one of the most popular modern sports for women: Shop, Hide and Lie."  

Having spent most of my working life as a fashion Buyer for a number of Australian womenswear brands this sport has been quite challenging for me..throw into the equation that my husband is an ex fashion Buyer too, who keeps abreast of current fashion trends, and it's game on. "Oh this old honey this isn't new it's just an old sample we never used.."; "No darling, a supplier gave this to me ages ago..wasn't that generous!"

Laughing out loud I was truly surprised to read that this activity is being played out in other houses around the country and saw my old self reflected in other women's tactics of smuggling their new purchases into their homes.  This at least has eased for me recently with the opening of T&G..all of my new purchases are styles that we house at Tiger and Goat and therefore is clearly free advertising (sure this is the only motivation!)

Really though shopping for me should be an experience not a sport!  That's in actuality why we opened in the first offer busy women in the West a place that houses beautiful product that they'd normally need to cross the bridge for, that hopefully wont break the bank or need to be snuck into their wardrobe!  A place that also offers after hour service for one on one shopping; or shopping parties for small groups of friends (also available after hours with champagne provided); styling advice and wardrobe de-cluttering. All available in a warm and friendly environment where no one ever asks "Is that new?" 

* We can also wrap purchases in plain tissue paper which can fit neatly into any size handbag however. xx

Sunday, June 5, 2011

WInter Sale xxx

Nothing warms me more than a mid year Winter sale..when the weather begins to drop it's nice to know that so do other things.. such as the retails on selected items at Tiger and Goat.  Our Winter sales begins on Monday the 6th of June and runs until the 20th of June (or until stocks last) so be sure to drop in and take advantage of these Winter delights. xxx
20% off selected Lilya items
20 - 25% off selected LIFEwithBIRD items.

20 - 25% off selected BĂșl items 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sunny Sunday's

During the Winter months Tiger and Goat will close the 1st Sunday of every that means we will be closed this Sunday the 5th...but trading as normal the following Sunday.