Following on from my virtual reawakening at Paul Hunt last week, I decided to do a little more research into home grown talent. I recalled a sneak peak of the whimsical label Grbac back in 2006 and thought I would let my “perfect coral” manicured fingers do the walking and see if she ever amounted to anything.
I was silenced. With a Central Saint Martins degree, the delicacy of Dinnigan and a small dash of creaming soda, it seems that not only Queensland but Australia may have found something truly special in Brisbane based Juli Grbac. Her website is one of the prettiest I’ve seen since Alannah asked us to "please wait while I paint the perfect lipstick pout". With an overflow of femininity and a pallet of sorbet colours, all of a sudden I was in cocktail dress heaven.
Now, there’s a very good chance I’m a few years behind with this discovery. With a highly coveted spot on the Australian 'Project Runway', it seems Grbac is already a major player in the Oz fashion world. Late discovery or not, I’m extremely over excited about what’s on offer in my new place of dwelling. I apologise to Juli and her pretty frocks (and am kicking my own shins) for not picking up on her successes earlier. I also, therefore, look forward to picking up some “last season” sale items on my return home later this year. For all my lovely global readers – here’s a slice of what Australia’s New Generation has to offer….. soft and simply beautiful.