celebrating in style

One of our newer Surry Hills favourites and sister store to the most highly excellent Paris Texas, Bourke street shop The Candy Store is turning one this September and sure has picked a great way to celebrate. They’re introducing a bunch of new labels to the store, having handpicked them from Fashion Week earlier this year, with standouts including Karla Spetic, Ellery, Konstantina Mittas and Micahel Lo Sordo.

Candy Store and Paris Texas owner Annette Verrusio has been fostering young Australian design talent for years with this kind of thinking, and we hope she keeps at it.

Check the website and blog for news on how the they’ll be celebrating the introduction of these up-and-comers to their stable.

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Michael Lo Sordo, OPT, Friday May 1st

Imagine the fictional girl who inspired this range: a dedicated career woman by day, and cocktail-sipping, poolside vixen by night. Of course, it would have been circa 1960. Bright one-tone fabrics featured throughout this collection. When patterned textiles were featured they were vivid, with an undeniable retro-ness to the designs – full skirts, tight bodices. The cuts were unashamedly bold with full dresses, frou frou collars and one particularly stunning white number, reminiscent of ‘that’ swan dress adorned by Bjork at the 2001 Oscars.      

Photos courtsey of Zimbio