BACK TO TOP

Fashion Wisdom

I never tire of hearing from wedding gown experts- especially someone who stocks as many beautiful labels in her boutique as Jennifer Gao of The Wedding Boutique in Sydney. Jennifer stocks gowns from designers like Jessica Fontaine, Hilde Heim, Amira Bridal and accessories from Sara Gabriel, Stephanie Browne & Fletcher & Grace to name a

Read the full article…

When I started Savvy Brides two and a half years ago, my dream was always to have a shop. A gorgeous little spot that was girly and comfortable where brides could come and try on lots of beautiful dresses and even though they were buying a second hand dress it wouldn’t feel like a second hand

Read the full article…

Gown by Jim Hjelm If you’re planning to get married in 2012, you’re most likely already looking for that perfect dress. If you want to make sure you’re a stylish and fashion-forward bride, but aren’t sure where to start, then this article is for you. To help you decide what looks might work best for

Read the full article…

As someone who spends the bulk of her life in front of a computer screen, I can easily get in a rut with what I wear. I’m always looking for fresh ways to add something different to my look! Today’s expert Cindy Newstead of Cinz Style is just the right person to go to for

Read the full article…

With the launch of her new bridesmaid collection under her label Mrs Press and her ever growing passion for all things vintage, feminine and stylish, Clare Press has a soft spot in my heart! So I am delighted to have Clare join us today on Polka Dot Wisdom sharing the thoughts behind her very successful

Read the full article…

So much of a bride’s journey to her wedding day has a focus on that one elusive bridal gown. I am always so fascinated to learn about the life, inspiration and passion of a wedding gown designer and Pina Fiorenza with her label Fiorenza is one of those designers I’d love to meet over a

Read the full article…

Image via The Bendigo Art GalleryThe regional city of Bendigo and their extraordinary Art Gallery manages to attract some quite magnificent exhibitions. Not so long ago they attracted the Masters of Couture exhibition and at the beginning of next year they are having the Grace Kelly – Style Icon exhibition from March until late June. At

Read the full article…

With bias being the style of choice for the uber slim Kate Moss, there are many brides I’m sure sighing and wishing they could wear bias on their big day. But the word bias strikes fear into the heart of most brides. Visions of every bump and lump real or imagined on display permeating their

Read the full article…

Buying a pre-loved wedding dress is a great way to save money but there can be some things to consider before you make your purchase. So where to start? Do you have an idea of what type and style of dress you are looking for? Or have you perhaps found the perfect one in the shops but hope

Read the full article…

Hi, my name is Lisa Merton and I design Couture wedding gowns, inspired by different eras and unique cultures from around the world, using rare vintage Japanese kimonos and obis, beautiful Indian saris, luxurious silks and delicate European laces. My label Culture Bridal Couture (formerly known as Culture Shock) is based in Sydney, Australia, and

Read the full article…

Bridesmaids gowns are always a tricky subject and today’s special guest Natalie Dib along with Michelle Tsirogiannis have started solving the problem by creating beautiful gowns for bridesmaids under their Ava Madison label. Today Natalie joins us to share a few thoughts about how the girls grew their business into the beautiful shop front it

Read the full article…

Sarah Janks Couture flagship store in Sydney. Image by Sarah Janks Couture.Looking out of my workroom at home in Cremorne, I can see the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Thinking back, it was more than 6 years ago that I was living in Shoreditch in the shadow of Tower Bridge. Several of the dresses in this collection

Read the full article…

Image by Nerida McMurray PhotographyI often photograph wedding ceremonies outdoors – Sydney is such a great place for it with our spectacular weather and scenery.  Most often this involves bridal parties standing on grass in a garden or park, and hello, guess what happens to heels in those situations … down they go.One of my

Read the full article…

Dresses by Ava Madison from left to right: Sophia, Alexandra and Lauren in Marble Over the last year we have helped brides, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride, wedding guests and women  looking for something a little different choose styles and colours that not only flatter their body shape, age and skin tones but also their

Read the full article…