Monday, June 14, 2010

Catherine Manuell Designs

Australian owned, Catherine Manuell Design presents their daring winter 2010 collection, named Hero. Inspired by visually striking graphics, eclectic and detailed textures and accents of metallic that create an opulent warmth this winter.

CMD is famous for vibrant and functional designs that make for smart investment pieces. This season they build on this reputation with the addition of new and exciting silhouettes, have-to-have-it hero accessories and the development of the lux leather collection to include handbags, organizers and purses.

The signature collector trolley sets, carry-on luggage, handbags, wallets, designer executive pieces and lush scarves have been injected with a bold confidence of colour and pattern.

Their new catalog has outrageous stunning images of model Sabina ( Chadwick Models) Sabina is photographed by Andrew Vukosav, images edited by Coco Productions. This is one of my most favorite catalog photo shoots ever. Well done!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sonya Pletes Vision

Vision, is an exquisite range of Imagery and Design, produced by fine art photographer and designer Sonya Pletes. Sonya who lives and working in Melbourne, Australia, is a Fashion Design Graduate from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Having designed costumes for the Australian Ballet and Opera Australia, Sonya has exhibited her work in London, New York, Madrid, Barcelona and Stockholm.

Inspired by her love of photography, fabric, fashion and costume Sonya style is based in a world of dreams and fantasy. - I am captivated by her celebration of beauty, femininity and sensuality. Her products are sold mainly into art galleries and museums and department stores throughout Australia.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sparkley Jem

Pink Silk Mini Top Hat

Teeny Floral Chintz Mini Top Hat

Hard to resist these funky mini top hats from designer, Jema Hewitt. With over 20 years experience in the film, bridal, television, museum and theatre costuming business, her style is polished original.

Jema is a published author in jewellery design and regular contributor to crafts and bridal magazines, she lectures at universities around the United Kingdom and runs the Kindred Spirits workshops courses. Her corsetry designs for the burlesque and gothic community were spotted by friends and brides wanting something unusual, and so Kindred Spirits Bridal-Originals was born!

Her passion for sparkles led her to Tiara creation and jewellery design, and from there to writing about them. Some of her published work includes "Complete Beading" and most recently "Tiaras and Bridal jewellery"

Kindred Spirits gowns can be viewed at You can follow jemas blog at and view the histories of her steampunk creations at