Sunday, 16 October 2011

Forest greenery Ferretti

Please enjoy this new arrival Alberta Ferretti forest green silk satin, chiffon, lace and beaded top. I love this piece for its transeasonal beauty; right now, all it needs is a pair of light wide legged pants and summer is a breeze, and in the winter a gorgeous knit fitted bustier or bodysuit and a narrow pencil skirt! The lace is cut so intricately and the beaded leaf that can be snapped on for evening or off for day adds that touch of Italian glamour. Perfect!
Alberta Ferretti mainline silk lace and bead leaf detail top, Sz Italian 42 (Fits Aus 6).

Remember to contact through the blog, email on or call directly on +61424583409 to arrange a time to visit the gorgeous Salon in Elwood.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Badgley Mischka dazzles!

I don't know if I have mentioned this already, but I really like American designers and feel that here in Melbourne they are definitely under appreciated and almost unseen! What could be more amazing than this Badgley Mischka Couture silk crepe beaded sheer detailed dress? Not a lot, indeed!
This is American 'sportswear' at its finest; beautiful fabric, attention to detail, a streamlined and body conscious fit and of course the touch of Hollywood Glamour with a touch of restraint. I love how the back has been paid attention to with the small reveal of skin without being vulgar, and the bead work on the front is just so intricate and 'right'. Best of all this dress will be enjoyed and impressive at an upcoming pre-races ball! Perfect!
Badgley Mischka Couture beaded sheer details silk cocktail dress, sz US 4 (Aus 8) SOLD

Remember to contact through the blog, via email or call directly on +61424583409 to arrange a time to visit us in person at the gorgeous salon in Elwood. Enjoy!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Dear Alison!

Hello all,
I would like to introduce you all to a new but certainly dear friend of mine Alison Waters. Alison has had an illustrious past; she has experienced the height of London through her work at the fabulous and legendary BIBA, started on her own by looking after visiting philosophers and of course has a permanent place in Melbourne's history by bringing the life to every party she attends!
Alison has amassed a famous collection of hats (more than 300), perhaps the most amazing one I have seen is over 120 years old from France and features the most stunning and shiny featherwork from some exotic game bird. Of course the one pictured below is divine, and the Costume National dress from the Salon is spot on perfect with it!
Costume National panelled silk dress with cut out back, SOLD to a fabulous friend!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Newly come and gone

Hello, its a rainy day once again, can't spring finally break through!
This is a selection of new arrivals and also some amazing pieces that have come and gone and actually you lovely internet darlings never got to see :(

I loved this simply stunning Gianfranco Ferre golden silk jacket. With an abundance of details; the lightly pleated cuffs, the wide 1940s lapels and puff sleeves and the impeccable contrast silk binding and organza panel at the double vent on the interior (unfortunately unseen), it was bound to impress and it certainly did!
Gianfranco Ferre golden silk jacket, sz Italian 40 (Aus 8)  NOW SOLD

This was a real stunner too. Donna Karan Collection, only the best of course! I loved the abundance of buttons that help to define the line of the top and add a little subtle sparkle on the cuffs. The silk chiffon is pleated organically that gives the piece that extra lightness, and the stretch back keeps it all together. Its one to take to the office, to dinner, to a costume ball, and in fact I know its been to all three!
Donna Karan Collection pleated elasticated sleeve button detail stretch back blouse, sz Italian 40 (Aus 8) NOW SOLD

Wow! I got excited by this one of a kind number! One of the strongest purveyors of body conscious and sexy dressing is Antonio Berardi. This piece hits that on the nose; the corset jean all-in-one, and its amazing! When summer finally hits it will surely be a go-to piece for any party hopping, beach loving lady, and she most probably will not even be from Melbourne. I love its unabashed youth and playfulness, and as one would expect, its fit, finish and construction is tip top!
Antonio Berardi corset denim half overall, sz Italian 40 (Aus 6)

Narciso Rodriguez is one of my all-time favourite designers. I love the absolute precision in cut and slowly evolving nature of his work and this ensemble is a perfect example. The fabric is an amazing hemp mohair silk mix, and is nothing short of luxurious. The dress is strapless, but there are two fine straps which a somewhere between a halter and sweetheart neckline, and the panelling on the bodice is just lovely, subtly 3D with every part bound and lined in silk. The big metal zip at the back gives it a harder and not too pretty feel, something which Narciso does so well! Then jacket; the little boxy cropped shaped raglan bolero. I love how it lifts the outfit to the next level, and of course can be worn on its own with a pair of fitted jeans and a tank; the slightly loose silhouette showing the space between garment and body. Its just great!
Narciso Rodriguez hemp, mohair, silk strapless dress and cropped jacket, sz Italian 42 (Aus 8) Now SOLD.

Remember to contact us through the blog, email or call directly on +61424583409 to arrange a time to visit the salon in Elwood.