It’s been a while between posts, we actually have quite a few posts building up but our team got busy with Tet, weddings and various other fun things. In amongst all of that, we released our 6th collection, inspired by Jacqui’s favourite song Crimson and Clover by Tommy James and Shondells and her second favourite song, which is the Joan Jett version of the same song. This 6 piece High Summer collection encapsulates comfort, romantic days and sought after basics that match with anything. Hoa, our magical elf, modelled the collection in Hanoi and then we opened the collection to our United Sass members to preorder their lust-worthy items with a deposit system well before actual release. This meant that our members didn’t miss out on their favourite piece, as with capsule collection we often only make one of each size, and in normal collections we rarely make 5 of one size, so preorders are a good idea. If you haven’t become a member yet, read about it here; it’s free and worth joining.
After the preordering period was over, we finished up production and sent it to Melbourne where Jacqui worked with her model Daryl preparing the pictures to emphasize the casual and free-loving vibe of the collection. They decided to work with the concept of a romantic 4 day trip to Melbourne seeing the sites, check the images below to see if they met the brief!
Such A Sweet Thing Dress
This frock is available in size 6 to 20 with an elastic empire waist band with lace to create a baby doll dress, adorned with our iconic heart pocket surrounded by more lace. This is by far the girliest dress we’ve ever designed, but the waistband and empire design ensures it comfortable and perfect for caffeinated chilling in Flagstaff Gardens on a sunny Melbourne morning. Check it out here.
Do Everything Culottes and Over & Over Crop
These light blue denim, high waisted culottes with button up fly certainly set you apart from the crowd. Inspired by the flariest culottes one can find, the kind that look like a skirt until you have a second look, these are made of tough stretch denim and available in size 6-20. Paired with our soft stretch jersey Over & Over Crop with iconic heart cut-out, Daryl is ready to explore Victoria Harbour. Our Over & Over Crop is designed to be oversized with an exaggerated loose hem, so, if you want a more fitted version, like with more of our recent tops, we’d advise sizing down. These two pieces together really emulate a summer day at the water that pushes comfort hand in hand with style.
Do Everything Culottes and Over & Over Crop in Black
A version of both the Do Everything Culottes in black and the Over & Over Crop was obviously needed. Not only to satisfy the fact Jacqui desperately wanted a comfortable black crop top, but also to stay true to her obvious Melbourne-black-loving roots. Daryl and Jacqui ventured in land to check out the shopping and sites of Bourke St and surrounds, as well as stopping at a laneway bar for lunch and drinks, because, when in Melbourne. There was also an epic and random rain storm while they were there, again, because, when in Melbourne…
The black version of these culottes is made of a slightly softer fabric than the blue, which means there is a little more give in the sizing chart. If you’re tossing up which pair to get, that info might help you decide. That being said, both pairs will stretch adequately with wear because of the good quality denim used.
Don’t Hardly Know Her Dress
Our most sought out frock from this collection is our dazzling Don’t Hardly Know Her Dress. Preorders from members went off tap so much that our fabric purchaser had to scurry back to the market and beg grouchy lady at the Hanoian fabric market for more of this fabric. Luckily the lady was in a less grouchy than normal mood and happily sold us the rest of the reel of this lush green and white floral linen. The same design as our Such A Sweet Thing dress with elastic empire waist and loose skirt, this dress has our well known heart cut out and not quite as much lace as the red version. It’s also made of a slightly heavier fabric, but still lightweight for summer. Available in size 8-20. it is selling itself. Jacqui sold 4 over the first weekend it was released and there are is no signs of it slowly, so, jump in quickly if you can’t live without their beauty in your life. It’s perfect for trying to steal yachts or merely watching the crazy Melbourne weather.
So, that’s our sixth collection, if you want to see the photos in a more comprehensive view, check out our facebook album or, if you have any of our pieces, please tag us when you wear them on instagram, Vinh and Jacqui love seeing our pieces in action! Additionally, check our Jacqui’s personal blog for pictures of her wearing this collection.
We have started production of our next 2 collections already, a 10 piece Winter Collection Carnivorae Botanica and a super fast capsule collection of casual wear and Jacqui has already got sketches for our Spring collection for this year. So, it’s a big year ahead for PHO sizzle, and we’ve got our 2nd birthday on April 2nd!
Lots of love, the PHO sizzle team.