Tag Archives: Bows

GALA Curios


GALA Curios is the name of the gorgeous jewellery created by Sydney based designer Jasmine O’Loughlin. The idea behind each collection comes from a theme inspired by nature, curiosities and the human connection to memories and objects. By combining her talent with unique ideas, the outcome of Jasmine’s designs are like nothing I have come across before, from log rings to hand holding bracelets to my old favourite, bows. These beauties fall in the “investment” catergory for me, but they are definitely worth it if you want a piece that will start a conversation no matter the outfit.


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Nanette Lepore

Nanette Lepore is an Ohio born, New York based designer who has recently caught my eye with her gorgeous SS11 collection. The collection mainly consists of fun, flirty, colour popping dresses, lightweight jackets and swimwear. There are also plenty of subtle details such as ruffles, bows, cutting out, embellishment and cinched waists which really make each piece special. This is the most excited I’ve been about Spring/Summer 2011 for a while!

Here are a few of About your Dress’ favourites:

Loulou Loves You

It’s no secret that I love bows, to the point I have two (tastefully placed) bow tattoos, and sometimes it definitely is a case of bigger is better (for bows not tattoos), so I was delighted to find Loulou Loves You. What began as one girl’s personal love affair with lingerie, has now expanded into an amazing shop selling all sorts of gorgeous accessories, including hairpieces, collars, necklaces and of course bows.

The Loulou Loves You Bow Emporium features bow headbands, bow brooches and bow fascinators, as well as my personal favourite, the giant bow. I found this when I was trying to update an old dress, and it will be perfect! Measuring 9” across and costing £20, it will be great for clipping onto a plain waistline or on a shoulder of a one strap dress or to a plain clutch for an updated, dressier bag. So, I plan to make this the latest bow in my collection, just need to decide on a colour.

Here are a few of About your Dress’ favourites:

All of our Lives


Something you will probably come to notice is that About your Dress loves bows very much, and to a slightly lesser extent, things to put around my neck, scarves, pendents etc. So, I was delighted to find All of our Lives, an independent Sydney based designer who makes striking neckties that will brighten up any plain outfit.

Here are a few of About your Dress’ favourites: