Don’t forget the Mercedes Prix de Fashion at Auckland Cup Week’s Telecom Derby Day!
In 2010 one of Passionata’s customers was a grand finalist.
Shardae Mitha wore a retro blue hat from Passionata, 1950’s earrings, retro bracelet and hand crocheted vintage 1920’s gloves.
(We think she should have won!!!)
Remember to make your outfit very ladylike. Dress as if you are going to the royal wedding and are going to be introduced to the Royal Couple. Bling is out. Pearls and classic jewels and bags are in. Adding an element of vintage to your outfit will ensure you create a completely individual style.
Passionata has also previously assisted and sponsored some of Claire Hahn’s outfits, now a judge.
We are on the cover of the latest New Zealand Fashion Quarterly! Our jewellery and handbags have been used in two lovely editorials, styled by Marina Didovich. You can see the pages on the In The Media page.
Look out for FQ in your newsagent or bookshop!
You’ll be excited to see one of our lovely handbags on the cover of the Spring ’10 Fashion Quarterly! It’s a shot taken from their “Clash Palace” editorial, in which they’ve used various handbags and pieces of jewellery from our shop.
We also feature heavily in the latest Simply You (Summer 10-11), in an editorial called “Sweet Surrender”. The photos are gorgeous! Good enough to eat!
Have a look in detail at our media updates on the “In the media” page.
Friend of Passionata and stylist Michiko Hylands is writing the Style Blog on the TVNZ site – have a look!
We had great fun recently at Celebration Studio‘s School Ball Expo; lots of our dresses featured on the runway and we had lots of interest in our stand.
Here are some photos from the day; all of these are copyright Celebration Studio, head over to their website and see lots of others.
1: Laina is wearing a black sparkly retro 1980’s Mr K dress, black lace gloves by Vera Laskina, fascinator by Michel Rene, vintage diamante necklace from the 1950’s.
2: Amy is wearing a 1980’s Thornton Hall blue dress with black lace, black lace gloves by Vera Laskina, Funky Fashion cat necklace, fascinator by Geoffry C.
3: Caitlin is wearing a Prima Donna Petticoat dress made with vintage fabric, black lace gloves by Vera Laskina, French beaded bow choker, retro stretch gold/black heart bracelet.
4: Chelsea is wearing a ball gown from the US, very 1930’s, vintage 1950’s diamante drop earrings, silver mesh Whiting and Davis evening bag, 1950’s stretch bracelet.
Some of Passionata’s stock has been used in several fashion editorials in the latest Simply You magazine, out in shops now! See the media page for details.
The latest edition of M2woman (Winter ’09) features some of Passionata’s jewellery in the Pirate fashion editorial.
For this and more media appearances, see the ‘In the media’ page.
At last photos from the Tim Allan Haute Couture Soirée are online! Sorry to be so slow with this… the new year got the better of us!
Photos of some of the dresses and some of the guests are on the Tim Allan page.
Get along to your favourite magazine store – Simply you Winter ’09 is out now. Some of Passionata’s jewellery and belts have been used for the Gothic Grove fashion editorial. Have a look at In the media page to see our photos.
Also don’t miss our stunning full-page advert on page 248 (see right), featuring the gorgeous Debbie Toko-Stevens.
Hilary Timmins MCing Passionata’s Tim Allan Haute Couture Soiree
Hilary Timmins will be MCing our event for the first half of the afternoon.
Hilary will have her Tim Allan Wedding Dress on show along with one of the lovely gowns Tim made for her.
We have Rima Te Wiata’s gorgeous navy and red Tim Allan evening gown as well.
Tickets available for this event by phoning Passionata on 4809-709 and Shannon on 021 509 482.
Tickets may be collected at the venue.
Sunday, November 23rd, 2-6pm
Orams Marine Function Centre
look for our Passionata Tim Allan signs
For a map click here
(at the rear of the large grey building stacking launches and up some stairs at the back).
Mary Livingston will be singing light opera… it will be lovely!!!
We have tested the Terrace Road bubbles. Verdict….yum…
All of the Tim Allan sketches and miniature dresses are now online. The sketches are a mixture of evening wear and wedding gowns, items for both Tim’s Parnell boutique, and some for individual clients. Click here to see the selection.
All of these sketches have been mounted and will be on sale at the Haute Couture Soirée.
Was your wedding dress designed by Tim Allan? If so, we might have the original sketch!
Tim Allan’s miniature gowns are also online. These gowns were hand made by Tim, mostly during his early career. Click here to see the collection.