Tuesday, 21 October 2008

ARIA Apocalypso

A big congratulations to The Presets who've just finished ruling this years ARIAs.
Wearing pieces from their 'Namaste' collection as well as customised pieces, Romance Was Born helped the mighty duo clean up the award ceremony.

Complete with their totally beyond costumes by Romance Was Born, The Presets capped off an already mammoth year scooping up Album of The Year, Best Dance Album, and Group of The Year. To add to the gong, they already have one for Best Producer, Best Cover Art and Best Video.

For those of us who missed it on TV, check out their performance of My People below, complete with Romance Was Born costumes and completely nuts choreography!

Monday, 13 October 2008

Romance On The Corner...

Romance Was Born launched their Spring Summer 2008/09 collection 'Namaste' at The Corner Shop in The Strand on September 25, 2008.

Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales installed their collection which overtook the store for a 10 day residency including 'museum' one off pieces, tribal head pieces and their first season drop now available to buy in store.

The Corner Shop
Level 1, The Strand Arcade 
414 George Street, Sydney


Elbows Out

The Yen Young Woman of the Year awards are now open for voting and the fashion section is sure to be tightly contested.

There are a total of 10 categories for uber-women under 35, covering areas including business, film, music, sport and community vision. The designer finalists include our favourites Therese Rawsthorne and Anna Plunkett of Romance Was Born. 

Winners of each category are then back in the pool to be dubbed overall Woman of the Year.

Vote now!


Linda Revisited

Therese Rawsthorne's summer collection is the first to use a print from the Linda Jackson archives. The Waratah print from 1985 features on tulip skirts, zip-front biker jackets and veiled under sheer cotton on drop-waist dresses. 
"I've loved Linda's work for ages", Rawsthorne said. "I think a lot of people in my age group aren't really familiar with Linda's work. It's good to get those people a bit more in the know". 

While all the initial talks and organisation took place by email and phone, Rawsthorne admits that coming face-to-face with Jackson was a tiny bit daunting. "I didn't meet her until I picked her up from the airport the night before my Fashion Week show. I was quite nervous because she hadn't seen the finished pieces. She was really lovely and seemed very supportive".
Other highlights of Rawsthorne's collection include a hot-pink washed silk gape-fronted dress and laser-cut tiered-sleeve blouses.