Friday, December 28, 2007

The Floozy SALE is NOW ON!!!!!!!!!!

Yes it's SALE time!!

  • Up to 50% OFF selected Pink Lining
  • Up to 50% OFF selected Nicole Van Dyke
  • 50% OFF all Nicola Martin hats
  • 50% OFF Sportloop
  • 30% OFF selected Luisa Clare
  • Up to 30% OFF Susse Collection
There's so much more over at the online store, so head over to the SALE NOW & grab a Floozy Bargain!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Coming in at Number 6!

The sixth "Most Wished For" item from the Floozy collection, is Designer, Nicole Van Dyke's glorious "Lucy" Bag in Black Leather.
A wonderfully classical handbag, handmade in Paris, that will stand the test of time.
You can also buy "Lucy" in Tangerine Leather or Dalmation Spot with Turquoise Leather.
Available in New Zealand only at Floozy.

Monday, December 17, 2007

5th Most Wished For......

.........is the gorgeous Lola Rose, Open Heart Pendant in Grey Agate!
Fit for a princess! Well certainly a Prince's girlfriend! The Open Heart Pendant has been sported by Kate Middleton!
If you need to give Santa a nudge in the right direction, send him over to Floozy, or email him your Wishlist!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Number 4 on "The List"!

The seriously COOL, "Guardian Angel Classic", from Rotterdam based Designers, "Vlieger & Vandam", comes in at fourth place on items most wished for by our Floozy store visitors.
For just $419.99 you can grab yourself a work of art, YES, "The Guardian Angel Bag", is part of a permanent collection at "The Museum of Modern Art" in New York!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Viral Elves!

No, this is not a nasty disease, but great festive marketing from those clever chaps at OfficeMax.
Check out this fantastic website www.elfyourself.com and guarantee yourself some Christmas Cheer, this is definitely a laugh out loud experience!!

Floozy's Most Wanted - 3rd Place!

All a girl really wants is a little bit of Christmas Sparkle!
Hot on the heels of the Travel Wallet, the Heart Beat 1Gb USB Memory Key from Philips/Swarovski is the third most wished for item from the Floozy Online Store.
Beautifully packaged, this gorgeous USB can be worn as a necklace and costs $370.00 from Floozy.
We also love the fabulous Lock Out Memory Key!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Floozy's Most Wanted - Runner Up!

London based Designer Label "Pink Lining" brings us the Travel Wallet in Glorious Green Daisy Fabric.
This little baby is runner up for the most wished for item from our online collection.
Buy your very own, for just $126.99, head over to Floozy now!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Floozy the Festive Fairy is here to help!


Stuck for inspiration! Every day from now until Christmas, we'll publish Floozy's Customers MOST WANTED!
Number One on the Floozy gift guide, the item most wished for by our Customers - The Velvet Ballerina Slippers from Ruby & Ed, just $72.99.

  • Available in sizes 5/36 to 10/41
  • Beautifully packaged in their own voile bag
  • Perfect present for your Mum, your sister, your girlfriend or YOU!

Congratulations!

To our winner! Amie from Auckland.
Amie won the Floozy Prize Draw, which we ran during the month of November, just from joining the Powder Room.
Sign up to the Powder Room NOW, we'll let you know when new stock arrives, you'll be first in line for any SALE bargains!
You'll also be eligible for any members only promotions or competitions which we run. YAY! View our Privacy Policy here!

In the Press!

Those lovely people at "Her Magazine" have decided that Floozy once again deserves a mention! See "The Guardian Angel" listed as one of "5 Great Stocking Fillers" in the December issue of this great read!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

The Bags are Back in Town!

This wonderful "Guardian Angel" Bag from Vlieger & Vandam was an enormous success over at Floozy, we sold out, almost as soon as we'd put them online! But don't despair we now have new stock & just in time for Christmas!!!!
Keep an eye on the store because over the next few days we'll be introducing further "Guardian Angel" designs. Including a brand new rich burgundy colour and ............. Guardian Angels with knives!

Monday, November 19, 2007

And the perfect cocktail........for NZ!

This recipe comes from Nigella Lawson's "Forever Summer" cookery book.
Our favourite domestic goddess has embraced the "Kiwifruit", impress your guests with this delicious cocktail! The "Kiwitini"!
  • 25ml chilled vodka
  • 50ml chilled dry martini
  • 1 peeled kiwi
Put the above ingredients in a blender (with a handful of crushed ice), blitz to a cool, velvety puree. Pour into a martini glass and enjoy! (Makes 1)

Summer Fun!

Well it looks like Summer may finally have arrived, with lovely warm sunshine and settled weather over most of NZ!
Bad luck, Invercargill!
For the rest of us, it's time to light the BBQ and mix jugs of summer cocktails!
You may need to grab your hat from the closet to protect yourself from those damaging rays! If your tired baseball cap needs updating, we loved the selection of funky hats in the summer edition of NZ's favourite fashion glossy, Fashion Quarterly!
We'd also like to recommend Nicola Martin's "Muffin Stripe" hat available online at Floozy!


Friday, November 2, 2007

Pistol Packing MOMA!

For those of you who've been to The Museum Of Modern Art, in New York, you may have already seen "The Guardian Angel" bag from Vlieger & Vandam.
If you haven't, don't despair! It's arrived in New Zealand & you can buy your very own, only at Floozy!
Of course we didn't want those pesky boys to feel left out, so we've included a "Man Bag" in our collection for the very first time! Don't give socks this Christmas, give your man his very own "Guardian Angel"!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Technical Problems With Recent Gift Vouchers.

Ooops! It appears that a promotional Gift Voucher recently sent out to some valued Customers may have a technical hitch.
If you're a Customer who received a voucher from Floozy and can't open it, please email me kate@floozy.co.nz and I'll make sure you receive a fully functioning voucher.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Slip into Summer.......

...... with the totally glamorous Seashell Silk Mule from Ruby & Ed,
now available online at the Floozy Store.
These wonderful house slippers in glorious teal coloured raw silk, come packaged in their very own voile bag for safe storage or traveling.
A perfect treat for yourself or delightful gift for a friend!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Luisa Clare now available in store!

As promised in our previous newsletter to Powder Room Members, we're thrilled to announce the arrival of a brand new Designer at the Floozy Store, just arrived from Sydney, "Luisa Clare"!
We're offering our Customer's a delicious selection of handbags from this much sought after label, including the Gypsy Tote, pictured here in green.
Pop over to the store to check out the other bags, from cute little clutches like the limited edition "Owl & The Pussycat", to wonderful everyday bags in hot metallic leather for a sizzling summer look!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Every Cloud has a "Pink Lining"!

Looking out the window it's hard to believe that spring is here.
However, it's official clocks have moved forward and to get ourselves in the mood for Spring, we've just introduced some new seasons stock over at the Floozy Store.
The collection features some popular styles from last season, like everybody's favourite Busy Day Shopper.
Together with some fresh designs. These include the pretty Petal Wallet, which comes in both a large and small size and a brand new smaller sized Baby Bag for Yummy Mummies!
The entire collection is available in three new and exclusive fabrics from British Designer, Charlotte Pearl.
Remember, we're New Zealand and Australia's only stockist for "Pink Lining". So if you'd like to put a spring in your step with a brand new bag head over to our online store and place your order!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Floozy's Favourite from London Fashion Week.

I can't believe it's over a week since I arrived back in the "Land of the Long White Cloud", following my whistle stop European tour!
My trip culminated in a visit to London Fashion Week, hosted at the Natural History Museum on Cromwell Road.
My favourite label showing this season just had to be "Luella".

Designer Luella Bartley has recently opened her first stand alone store in Brook Street, W1. Just a stone's throw away from Mulberry in Bond Street, where Luella's bag's first became a must have accessory, as seen adorning the shoulder of many a super model!

Famous not just for accessories, Luella's clothes take a quirky look at traditional English style.

It's no wonder this very talented lady won Elle & Glamour Magazines Designer of the year in 2006!

I long for a scrummy Suzi Tote, still Christmas is coming! Here's hoping that Santa's reading this!!!!!


Thursday, September 20, 2007

Air New Zealand Fashion Week.

As Floozy's been busy in Europe, we've been unable to get to Air New Zealand Fashion Week in Auckland. Thankfully, our fabulous friend, Fashion Journalist, Miranda Likeman will be covering events for us. She'll be sitting in the front row, interviewing the Designer's, stalking the models and going to all the swanky parties. Check out her blog here!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Introducing Luisa Clare.

In the forthcoming weeks Floozy will be introducing our customers to a fantastic Australian Designer Label - “Luisa Clare”.
Sisters, Luisa & Carla, are the creative inspiration behind this award winning and much sought after collection.
“Luisa Clare” began designing beautiful handbags in 2001, the label quickly built up a loyal following and has it’s own boutique in Sydney’s very fashionable “William Street”. The beautiful bags also enjoy enormous success in other fine boutiques throughout Australia, the UK, Singapore, Japan and now New Zealand!
The glamorous, feminine designs have featured in many publications, Harpers Bazaar, Cleo Magazine and NW Magazine, to name just a few.
Floozy is proud to be New Zealand’s exclusive stockist for Luisa Clare’s Summer 2007 collection.
Be sure to keep an eye on the Floozy Store, where the arrival of this gorgeous label is scheduled for later in the month!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Where will you put your Lippy on the Big Day?!

This one's for all of you blushing brides to be, who may have seen our advertisement in "New Zealand Weddings".

Yes, the fabulous "Luisa Clare" Bridal Clutch is on it's way!
Pop over to the Floozy Store for more details.

Floozy's European Tour.

Floozy's currently in Europe, visiting both Paris and London, looking for lots of new and exciting fashion accessories to bring back to New Zealand.
We'll be sure to keep you updated with the latest trends, letting you know what's hot and what's not!
View the blog again soon to find out who and what we discovered at Pret a Porter and London Fashion Week.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Nicola Martin's Hats in "The Press".

So we're not the only ones loving Nicola Martin's fabulous hats! Just the day after we place four of her gorgeous creations on the Floozy Website, here she is popping up in the "Christchurch Press"! Way to go Nicola!!

Want to know what your man's really looking at on his computer?

Yes, we know the answer! Having just discovered a great guy's website, "getfrank"!
So from now on, when your brand new "Marie Clare" goes missing, (those boys just love to know what we're reading), head over to Frank's place and indulge in a little boy talk! What's good for the goose is good for the gander!!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Hats and Belts.............


..............both designed and made in New Zealand!!

We're pleased to introduce two new collections to the Floozy website. Both from talented New Zealand based Designers!



This fabulous range of belts comes from Ooby Ryn, based in Cambridge. We're currently stocking the Flower Belt, Arrow Belt and Button Belt.
We're also thrilled to be stocking Nicola Martin. Nicola who is based in Queenstown, designs fabulous fashion accessories, including some amazing hats, the glorious "Carnival Queen" is pictured here, but pop over to the online store to see the full range!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Handbags Spread Joy!

I found this delightful card in a local shop the other day, it echoes my sentiments exactly!
"When the World seems DARK and full of SORROW, when my feet are DRAGGING on the ground, I simply look at all my GORGEOUS HANDBAGS. And, suddenly, TRUE HAPPINESS is found!"
That nice chap "Edward Monkton", artist and designer, said I could use it on the Floozy Blog, to spread the secret to eternal happiness!

Just arrived from Paris........

......the fabulous new season's collection from "Nicole Van Dyke". Featuring a gorgeous colour palette of eternally chic, black & white with hot turquoise accents.
Classic styles such as "Lucy" and "Coco" are featured in the new seasons colours, and there are also some great new additions like "Uma", "Edie" & "Doris".
Once again Nicole's collection is available only at Floozy in New Zealand, so head over to our online store to see the entire collection. With handbags, wallets and cute little purses available we're sure you'll find something to lust after! Vive la France!!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Hello Sailor!

We're pleased that you're all loving the "Pink Lining" Busy Day Shopper, with it's pretty blue bows printed on laminated cream canvas fabric.
Not only did this great bag feature over at the nzgirl website this week, but it's also inside the Spring Fashion Quarterly, Accessories Mini Mag, with a whole nautical theme going on.
Head over to the fantastic Floozy shopping site to find your sea legs and heaps of other goodies!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Mrs, Miss or Ms.

I've just received an email from an upset Customer, who felt Floozy has regressed to the 1950s by not offering the title "Ms" in our web based order form over at the online store.
Now I've had this omission pointed out to me, I can only apologise to anybody else out there who has been offended by our choice of titles at check out.
Rest assured I feel extremely chastised, I will definitely be speaking to the men (and women!) in white coats tomorrow to get this rectified as soon as possible!
If you feel strongly about this matter please feel free to add your comments.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

The W List.

Krishna De of The Podcast Sisters recently published an article referring to, The W List: aka women who blog.
The list, originally started by Valeria Maltoni, has been picked up and added to by numerous bloggers. The Floozy Blog was kindly added by Krishna, and the inspirational Podcast Sisters have put out a call for all women bloggers to shamelessly self promote!
Currently, I believe that the Floozy Blog is the only entry holding up the "Kiwi" banner and I know there are more of you out there!
So head over to The Podcast Sisters, read all about the W list and add your blog!

Friday, August 10, 2007

A Message for our Customers.

We're aware that currently when you place an order online, two automated receipts are being delivered to your email address.
We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you, please rest assured that you will DEFINITELY NOT have been charged twice, the men in the white coats are working on this problem and we hope to have it resolved soon.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

It's Sale Time!!!!!

It's SALE time at Floozy!
All Animal Magic, Totes, Small Totes and Workbags, from "Susse Collection" have been reduced in price by a fabulous 40%! So head over to the Floozy store, to grab a bargain, we only have a limited number of these cute handbags and you can't afford to miss out!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Crystals are a Girls Best Friend!


We're proud to announce the arrival of Philips Swarovski Active Crystals to the Floozy Store. We've secured a glittering prize, by being New Zealand's first and at the moment exclusive stockist for this stunning range of unique Fashion Accessories.
Working Out, or just plain Working, need never be a dull affair again, with these beautiful headphones and USB memory keys that perfectly combine functionality with outstanding glamour!
Here's a photograph to titillate, but head over to www.floozy.co.nz to see the full range!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

You've Got To Be In It To Win It........

We've tied up with New Zealand's number one fashion site, FASHIONZ, to bring you all a fantastic competition.

Yes that's right you can win a beautiful and totally glamorous "Pink Lining" Jet Set Weekend Travel Bag in Green Daisy.
To go into the draw to win this bag you just need to name one of the International Designers, from our Floozy collection. So head over to Floozy's store and check out the Designer Room, where you'll find out everything you need to know to enter!

Floozy's Hot News!

Yes it's official we're hot! As all those of you travelling on Air New Zealand during August will discover, www.floozy.co.nz features in this months KiaOra magazine, Air New Zealand's in flight read, as "Hot News". This regular spot features the latest cool stuff, hot spots, beauty products and gifts. We're chuffed to be among them!

The Best Things in Life are STILL Free!

Following the positive feedback we've received since we introduced free shipping for July. Floozy has decided to extend this offer for our New Zealand customers.........permanently!
Visit the online store to view our updated Delivery Policy.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Let Floozy Come to You.

If you like the blog and you'd like to read more it's easy to subscribe.
You can do this in two ways. Either by entering your email address, so that every time something new is published on the blog, it will be delivered directly to your inbox. Alternatively subscribe through a feedreader, this sounds geeky, but it's really easy! I use Google Reader, but there are plenty of others to choose from! This little tool works just like an inbox for your blogs. Basically you can subscribe to many different blogs that interest you and keep them all in one convenient place to read at a time that suits you! It doesn't cost anything, you just need to set up a free account.
You can find either of these subscription methods on the left hand side of the page, so click now and let Floozy stay in touch with you.
While you're subscribing to the blog, you may also wish to join Floozy's Powder Room. You can do this directly from this page. Alternatively, pop over to our beautiful online store where you can also browse through our delightful range of Fashion Accessories.
Members get notified in advance of any forthcoming sales or promotions, we'll also keep you up to date with what's new from our fantastic International Designers!
We won't share your email address with anybody else, you can read our Privacy Policy here.
Make life a little easier on yourself, let Floozy come to you!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Famous Handbag Haka!


What a shame that the boys hadn't discovered the wonderful Nicole Van Dyke "Alice" Bag at Floozy! It would have gone so well with the rest of the outfit!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

The Ultimate LBD!

There are a few basic items that every woman should have in her wardrobe. A pair of jeans that fit perfectly. A great white shirt & and a "little black dress".
I probably have ten pairs of jeans in my wardrobe, but I wouldn't consider any of them a truly perfect fit. I have several white shirts, all good, none great. But as of yesterday, I am the proud owner of the Ultimate Little Black Dress!
Purchased from my favourite Nelson boutique, "Palm", this dress is twenty dresses for the price of one!
This ingeneous frock, from Australian Designer "Sacha Drake", comes with an instruction booklet detailing 20 different ways to create a new look! I haven't had as much fun since I was dressing up Barbie dolls! Visit the Designer's website for more details on the Ultimate Little Black Dress!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Almost Famous.........!

I was recently interviewed by Krishna De, an International author, broadcaster, journalist, speaker and mentor in the fields of corporate, employer and personal branding.
Krishna is a member of the Podcast Sisters, a trio of successful business women who generously share their wisdom through a podcast! If you haven't yet discovered this informative show, visit blubrry where you can listen to the entire series and subscribe to future episodes. All for FREE!
Listen to this audio file to find out more about how the Floozy Blog was inspired!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Show you care with a "Lovemark"!

We LOVE this great website from those clever people at "Saatchi & Saatchi"!
What is a "Lovemark"? It's a new way of thinking about the things we love, it's the future beyond brands!
In a world where consumers expect great performance from products, services and experiences, a Lovemark delivers so much more!!!
A Lovemark is more than a brand, it's something that reaches your heart and that you can't live without!
You can nominate anything for a Lovemark, be it a person or your favourite place. From the new Apple iphone to Vegemite, if it's important to you, show you care with a Lovemark! If you're still not sure how it all works, take a look at the nomination guidelines, spread some BIG LOVE today, and make the world a happier place!!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

You Can Ring My Bell!

Here at Floozy we have improved our service by giving our Customers a "Hotline to Handbags"!
We can now accept telephone orders from 9.00am until 6.00pm Monday to Friday, and from 9.00am until 12.00pm on Saturdays.
Visit the online store for more details.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Shoppers of the World (wide web) Unite!

You may already have discovered our Virtual Department Store at www.floozy.co.nz, you could even be a member of Floozy's Powder Room. If neither of these apply and you're not sure what you're missing visit us now!
If you're a Floozy happy customer, with a story to tell, why not share it here? Or, if we've not quite hit the mark, you could have a moan if you like and we wont hold it against you!
We'd love to know what you think about our shop. Can you find your way around? Do you like what we sell? What would you like us to change?
At Floozy we strive to deliver excellent Customer Service, but rely on your feedback to help us. So start blogging and share your thoughts, simply hit the "Comments" button below, we'd really love to hear from you!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

The Best Things in Life are Free!

For the remainder of July, all purchases made from our online store,
www.floozy.co.nz qualify for free delivery within New Zealand. (Excluding overnight deliveries which will incur a $3.00 surcharge).
This month we will continue to send out all purchases via courier, ensuring that your purchase is received by you in pristine condition and is insured and traceable throughout it's journey, but this special offer cannot last forever, our pockets are simply not that deep!
If you would like us to review our postage and packing policy long term, we need your feedback, so why not post a comment about this topic? Simply hit the "Comments" button below to join the debate.

Pink Link!

Pink Lining's delightful "Travel Wallet" and "Heaven Sent Wallet" are currently featured at the NZ Girl website! Take a look at what else is "New in Store" by visiting www.nzgirl.co.nz

Floozy is New Zealand's exclusive stockist for British designer, Charlotte Pearl's wonderful Pink Lining label, so if you want to be "in the pink" visit our online store www.floozy.co.nz where you can a view a whole range of Pink Lining goodies!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

A Passion for Online Shopping!

When Floozy was created, I never had any doubt in my mind that we would sell online, rather than from a physical address.
Having been a big internet shopper for many years, I had discovered the comfort of shopping from home, it's so much easier without the constraints of store opening times. How can one fail to feel excitement and anticipation whenever those perfectly wrapped purchases are delivered to the door!
Some of my favourite shopping sites are listed below.
Why not share your favourite shopping sites with fellow bloggers? Publish them here by posting a comment!

Friday, June 29, 2007

My favourite possession........


...........of the moment!

I can't decide between my "Bunny Girl Work Bag" designed by "Susse Collection" - the home of the cute handbag! Or something that resides permanently in one of the perfectly sized, inside pockets of said handbag!

My pink nano! A constant companion and excellent source of entertainment and education! I'm currently listening to the Podcast Sisters - "The Podcast for the Non Geek" and the inspiration behind my foray into the blogosphere! If you haven't already come across this excellent podcast, be sure to visit www.thepodcastsisters.com you will discover a wealth of "FREE" information about the power of social media and how it can enhance your personal and professional life!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Hot off the Press!


Floozy features in the July edition of "her magazine" as a website to watch out for!
"Her Magazine" is an inspirational business read for all women!
With New Zealand fashion designer Annah Stretton at the helm, it's a great publication, a little bit more than a regular magazine, it offers interesting networking opportunities.
Visit the magazine's website for more details or to subscribe.
www.herbusinessmagazine.com

Whoever said money can't buy happines, didn't know where to shop.......

............ and that's why I created Floozy!


When we moved to New Zealand three years ago,
(for a lifestyle change!), my partner thought he would cure me of my addiction to retail therapy, unfortunately for him that plan backfired!

I'd always been a serious shopaholic. In a previous life I was Cabin Crew, (for The World's Favourite Airline), giving me an opportunity to shop on a global scale, from the souk's in Istanbul to "Bloomingdales" in New York, I was always on the quest for the perfect fashion accessory or must have item!! Suitcases left the UK rattling with emptiness and returned bulging with booty! Yes, everything you've read in "Air Babylon" is true we partied 'til dawn, danced the night away with our gay best friends, but, (for me anyway), nothing ever interfered with the very serious business of shopping!

Having relocated to "The Land of the Long White Cloud", I often found I got admiring comments on some of my finer International purchases, leading me to believe that New Zealand was ready to embrace Floozy, and all she stood for, "Empowerment of the Modern Woman through Fantastic Fashion Accessories"!

www.floozy.co.nz was created, a fantastic online store where one can purchase all manner of delightful treats and trinkets, from a selection of fabulous International Designers, including, Susse Collection, Pink Lining, Nicole Van Dyke and Lola Rose.
So as you can see life has taken a new path for me, now instead of shopping for personal gratification, I shop professionally on a much larger scale, life just keeps getting better!!