Thursday, 24 July 2008

Love Letters

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.


13 people have commented:

Imelda Matt said...

Your not late, I hadn't heard of either her or her label before PR...but two ep's in and so far so good.

susie_bubble said...

The skirt in the last pic looks like bubble wrap from afar.... therefore it's especially apt for me to wear...!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

that metallic gray dress is amazing, it's the perfect canvas for smokey eyes!

Make Do and Mend said...

Really the balck dress must be mine!

angelgrotton said...

Thnaks for your nice comments dear ))) Love all dresses but the first one is my fav )))

Hugs from Angel.

Heidi at MilkChildren said...

Oh I am so happy you have commented on my page! I think your blog is beautiful and would really love it if we could exchange links? xo.

Grant said...

That last ensemble is truly divine. If I was a girl, I would be buying that so bloody quickly!

Loving your work Francis, your Blog is so wonderful. Xx

Lady Melbourne said...

I hadn't heard of her, but then I'm considerably further south than her home town!
I like the clothes, riding hat is a little contrived but apart from that quite adorable really. I can see some red carpet action for her dresses in the years to come.
LM

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Quite lovely. I like the sheer jumpsuit action.

fashion herald said...

love the color of that first dress!

Honeymoon said...

Beautiful pics !

The Seeker said...

3 great looks, it's hard to pick one.
Love the j-suit and the last look is so feminine and romantic...

xoxo

Cheryl Lynn said...

I love numbers 2 & 3, sans the hat. Simply beautiful and translucently elegant.