26th April, 2006
Why, That’s A Shiny Monkey!
fooling; tomfoolery; horseplay;
shenanigans or monkeyshines
Monkeyshine was founded in 2002 when Elaine MacLeod decided to take her love of interesting and different costume accessories to a new level.
Elaine enjoys producing hand worked pieces of jewelry to adorn and embellish the fun loving. Working with different themed “series” and specializing in items that are statement orientated and often ‘one-offs’, Monkeyshine offers imaginative, bold and fascinating jewelry.
Elaine believes that jewelry can allow the wearer to change personality and different facets of our unique individuality can be shown by accessorizing in diverse ways. Elaine loves crafting pieces that appeal to and draw out our artistic temperaments, but at the same time, can be enjoyed as part of our everyday world.
Choosing her stones from many exotic parts of the world, Elaine often focuses on semi-precious stones for many of her pieces. She also uses tumbled recycled glass and different resins or woods. She loves to include re-invented jewelry from bygone days and mix them up with leathers, wire, chain, fabrics, laces, charms and trinkets. The result is deliciously different.
Monkeyshine will be displaying their latest range at the designedge fashion incubator agents showroom at the Spring Summer Mercedes Australian Fashion Week in conjunction with 14 other emerging West Australian designer labels.
Viewing of labels in the designedge fashion incubator agents showroom is by appointment with showroom coordinators TCFWA Committee Members, Margaret & Karl Farrell. Phone: 0403 794 445 or 0422 506228.
designedge fashion incubator showroom will be located in MAFW Agents & Designer Suite 3 @ MAFW, Circular Quay, Sydney. The event runs from the 26th - 30th of April.
For more information on: Monkeyshine
Contact: Elaine McLeod
Tel: 0412 886 813
designedge fashion incubator - belmont has shown its significance to the fashion industry in Western Australia with its constant growth and development. Established by TCFWA & Belmont BEC in February 2005, it is now the largest community based fashion incubator in Australia, housing over 70 West Australian labels. It offers a magnitude of opportunities to fashion labels at all stages of development from established to emerging designers by providing a retail outlet for them to sell their collections to the general public as well as offer them a base where national and international agents can view their collections. With the strong industry connections and know how of Carol Hanlon at the helm, the initiative also offers its designers wishing to start a new fashion label or to grow their existing label the tools to develop a successful small business in the fashion industry.
designedge fashion incubator agents suite @ MAFW has been made possible through grant assistance of the State of Western Australia through ArtsWA Designer Fashion Grants Program, TCFWA, Belmont BEC, Suki Moo and designedge fashion incubator located at Belmont Forum Shopping Centre.
For further information on the designers showcasing at Designedge agents showroom @ MAFW contact: Margaret Farrell 0403 794 445 or Carol Hanlon 0417 963 231.
For all participating WA Designers Media Releases view www.tcfwa.com/mafw06ss.html
For more information on designedge fashion incubator project contact:-
Carol Hanlon Ph: 08 9479 3777 Mobile: 0417 963 231