Designer Spotlight: Anna Campbell Gossamer Collection

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It’s no secret how much we love Anna Campbell over at Something Borrowed, and the latest collection is a testament to why! We will be attending the official launch of this collection on June 27, so stay tuned for a full view of the stunning range at the end of the month. Gossamer is part of Anna Campbell’s Made to Measure collections, meaning that each dress is created during fittings and appointments at either the Brunswick or Armadale Boutique. The Gossamer Collection ranges from $2999 – $6499. To try this collection on, please call either the Brunswick boutique on (03) 9387 0001 or the Armadale boutique (03) 9500 9128.

Designer Spotlight: Elvi Design

Elvi Design Something Borrowed Designer Spotlight Feature

I’m very lucky to have gone to school with some seriously talented women. Recently I’ve been obsessing over the absolutely beautiful bridal collections being created by my former classmate Sandra Banken who launched her brand, Elvi Design, with her mother Birgitta in 2011. I’ve been wanting to write about Elvi Design for so long, I’ve never seen anything like the pieces Sandra and Birgitta have been producing and I’m so excited to share them with you! The Perth-based label has become increasingly well known for their vintage-inspired couture gowns – each individually designed and tailored to ensure every bride looks mind blowing on her wedding day. Bespoke weddings (which I am LOVING) have become increasingly popular over the past couple… Read More →

Designer Spotlight: Lisa Ho

Lisa Ho

I love getting Lisa Ho emails, there’s always something in them that I want to buy! Last week was no exception: the Bridal Boutique edition! Featured within were Lisa Ho’s latest collection of Bridal wear, and got bit a little bit excited! My favourite one was the peplum style silk taffeta strapless gown, it’s very on trend for this season and reasonably priced at $1,999! This simply beautifully crafted silk tulle bodice and low neckline creates an elegant and classic gown. This more elaborate gown is also among my favourites, with it’s intricate hand sewn sequins and delicately frayed georgette to finish off this stunning gown. Check out Lisa Ho’s website for more info.

Designer Spotlight: Karen Willis Homes

Karen Willis Holmes

Introducing a beautiful new gown from one of my favourite designers, Karen Willis Holmes. From KWH Blog: The stunning Clementine Gown is draped in a very flattering silky tulle fabric, giving this bridal dress a simply divine and ethereal touch. The bodice is embellished with a floral inspired diamante embroidery detail and finished on the waist to accentuate the area. This gown would suit an outdoor vintage inspired wedding or even a classy affair indoors. KWH also have an upcoming event for brides across the East Coast of Australia, not to be missed! Register for your closest one here.

Collette Dinnigan Opens Store on High Street, Armadale

Collette Dinnigan Armadale store opening

I am so pumped to introduce Kate Piasecka to you! A beautiful friend of mine, who also happens to be one of the most talented writers I know! Stay tuned for her book kids, it’ll be worth it! Kate went to the Collette Dinnigan opening in Armadale this week, and offers us her take on the evening! ~~~~~ I don’t know about you, but when I was small all I wanted to be was a dancer. A ballerina to be specific. I didn’t quite realise that dream but I still adore being swept up in the frou-frou and the fantasy that is ballet. Last night I was lucky enough to attend the official opening of iconic Australian Designer Collette Dinnigan’s… Read More →

Designer Spotlight: Sarah Seven

I am completely obsessed with Sarah Seven…her collections are flawless! A boutique American designer, there are a few places we can find her treasures in Australia, but they are few and far between! Hopefully one day there will be a flagship store in Australia from this beauty! A few sneak peek snaps of the newest collection, all the way from the USA. Credit to Matthew Moore for the photography. I am absolutely loving the notion of a gold wedding dress, what do you think?!

Anna Campbell Armadale Boutique Launch

It was quite an honour to be invited to share in the special event that was Anna Campbell‘s opening of her second bridal boutique in Melbourne’s highly coveted High Street, Armadale. The bright, young designer has certainly added her touch to this beautiful store. The Boutique The boutique felt so warm and welcoming, and upon meeting with Anna and speaking with her, you understand why. She brings so much of herself to this boutique, with every detail so carefully handpicked and considered. The chandeliers add such ambiance to the room, really highlighting the stunning high ceilings and romantic feel of the room. The special personal touches of Anna’s sketches adorn the walls, with beautiful handmade mood boards with magazine cutouts,… Read More →

Vera Wang opens in Sydney

Vera Wang boutique launch

Exciting news this week with Vera Wang opening a long awaited store in Sydney! The boutique is located in the InterContinental Hotel on Macquarie Street in Sydney, and no doubt will have bride-to-be’s flocking from across the country to make an appointment. Images sourced via The Social Diary and The Knot You might remember my post earlier this year featuring Vera Wang’s new collection, with a heavy emphasis on the big and bold colour red the theme of the collection, inspired by the Paris Opera. The Spring/Summer ’12 bridal collection is in-store now and was previewed for the star studded launch. Brides will also be treated to a twice-yearly Vera Wang trunk show, to be held in-store every May and… Read More →

Designer Spotlight: Jim Hjelm, JLM Couture


I love being inspired by such beautiful designers; and Jim Hjelm is no exception. Designed by Francesca Pitera, Jim Hjelm features gowns that satisfy the most discerning bride. The designer is best known for unique detailing and combining luxurious fabrics with delicate embroidery. Taken from JLM Couture website, ‘Francesca feels these details are important because they “add unique and special touch to the gowns.” The Jim Hjelm collection is diverse; ranging from gowns made of vintage-inspired fabrics to modern silhouettes, all with gorgeous details that make the gowns a joy to wear.’ Featuring some stunning pieces this season, take a look at the latest from this beautiful collection. Check out the beautiful runway show from Jim Hjelm here. My two… Read More →