Monday, August 22, 2011
Magdalena Velevska (pictured)
The special opening night of Australian designer Magdalena Velevska last Tuesday was celebrated at the The Corner Shop to commemorate her Printemps-Été 2011 collection entitled Continuum. On the same Friday week of Australian Fashion Week held back in early May, the Belinda team were enthralled by the hand-working techniques that Magdalena incorporated into her collection. The distinguished use of Peruvian knitwear, the open lace work of macramé to the cuffed lightness of her silk trousers and rhythmic cadence of her concertina pleated camisole dresses, the exquisite colours brought all those who came in celebratory fanfare.
Nearing to the end of the convivial night, Magdalena took the time to speak with the The Corner Shop. She reiterated that the selling of a good product and of great quality would make the future of her eponymous brand shine brightly.
The pandemonium of another fashion parade inside the Strand Arcade undeterred the surge of springing visitors that observed and admired the finessing of Magdalena's garments. The pouring of silver glasses filled with red cranberry and sparkling water meant the night was entirely filled with much gaiety, so much so that the ghost of Mister Jay Gatsby could have been here.
With special thanks to Magdalena and Anna Turkington for making the night possible.
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Thursday, August 11, 2011
Carven has become one of our favorite French label so we are loving the fact it has just arrived in The Corner Shop Strand today. Personal pick: the cable knit jumper ($595) and the lilac lace dress ($1295).
the beloved jumper
the favorite dress
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
We love the month of August because this is when we receive daily goodies from all our favorite local designers... minutes ago we received the latest BENAH bags and scarves, from the Pale Ryder Summer 11 collection. The look book is a proper magazine that is heaven to read; see some photos below here...
our personal favorite... Nico bag in tan/rust. We want him!!
Thursday, August 4, 2011
At The Corner Shop we love hunting down rare and special pieces from all over the world
and this season one of our find is MASSIMO PALOMBA.
Massimo runs his small line of handmade leather bags in Sestri Levante (Genova, Italy).
He explained to us that each bag is hand cut then dyed only with natural colours and, due to the high temperature that this process entails, the bag shrinks, becoming much more compact. Beautiful to see and soft to touch! He only makes 100 of each style and they are hand numbered...
Which number will you get???
Comes in white, green, navy, natural and chocolate
Available now at The Corner Shop Paddington, The Corner Shop Strand and Belinda Double Bay