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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Love My Dress - UK Wedding Blog and Style Diary

Gals, we were incredibly lucky to have been featured on one of the UK's hottest Style Diaries .

Love My Dress - UK Wedding Blog and Style Diary...: Bridal Wear

Writer and all round fashion passionista, Annabel creates a style diary daily absolutely packed with fabulous finds from the fashion and bridal sphere. Its an incredible minefield of inspiration and interesting finds. Annabel adds links, pictures, videos throughout each feature so there is always a new avenue to explore once reading any of her finds. A lady of impeccable taste with an eye for vintage inspired designers and labels I find myself losing hours each time I visit!

This is a must read for whos who on the vintage and bridal scene. ;)
See Annabel above on her own special day looking stunning!

Studio Bonzie 101.

Hi gals, thought it might be nice to follow the last post with a picture of the studio as it looks now. The previous pictures show the shed/studio when it was first bought and its been a long time since it looked as bare and spacious as that!

If you would like to see more of the studio space and how it all works you can catch more in the upcoming book "Where Women Create:Book of Inspiration", available to buy from and Barnes and Noble this coming April 2010.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

1000th Sale!

Bonzies Corner of the World. :)

Ger and I woke up today to a very special "Bonzie" milestone! Today we had our 1000th sale from our wee etsy shop.

Our 1000th customer is in fact a lovely lady who is purchasing one of our wraps for her 6 year old daughter. We are very excited to think that a miniature version of our ruffled wrap will bevmaking its way across the waters to the US and will brighten a little girls day.

Etsy has been an incredible support for us as artistes, the community, the ethos of the site, the support of the staff, our loyal customers have all contributed to a very special year for our label. We would like to send a huge Thank You out there to all of our customers, supporters, followers and etsy staff. We are so grateful for the opportunity to express our creativity and make a work as an Independent Irish Design Label.. We hope you continue to enjoy our designs for the next 1000th milestone. :)

Picture above show the Studio that we bought right at the beginning of our etsy journey, its hard to believe so much has happened since then and even more difficult to imagine the studio once looked so bare! Its been full to the brim of bits and bobs ever since! Will share some studio images soon. :)

Important Notice!

Hi Gals,

Just got word today that the Nationwide Feature has been swapped around for another date in the very near future, we will await confirmation from RTE on the new date.Sorry to those who were tuning into see it tonight, we hope you find something nice to do in its place.

Looking forward to seeing it too, stay tuned for new airing date.

Thanks guys.
bonzie & ger

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Bonzie on Irish TV!!

Hi Gals,

Very excited to let you all know that Bonzie Designs will be featured on RTE Television next week ( Wednesday Night 27th of January) We will be interviewed on Nationwide which airs at 7 O'clock. ( It can also be caught afterwards online from RTE's Online Media Player)

Last year, Ger and I along with models/dancers Jess Rowell, Trish Murphy and photographer Shane O'Neill ( not to forget my partner T who provided provisions for the day) took to local Hotel,Waterford Castle to spend a day filming with the RTE Television crew to capture an interview for RTE Programme Nationwide. It was a surreal experience, we all had a blast and we are all really looking forward to seeing the feature next week!

A huge thank you to all the people involved and we hope you all enjoy a sneak peak into our Bonzie bubble!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Book News!

Corner of our studio!!!!!!

There are some very exciting developments afoot for team Bonzie in 2010, all of which we will be keeping you all posted as soon as they come to fruition.

Well that time has arrived for one such project that we have been keeping under our caps ( been a tough time not spilling the beans on this as we have been totally excited about it) and we are delighted to share the news with you all.

Jo Packham, Jenny Doh, and Lark Crafts have created a stunning Book called "Where Women Create: Book of Inspiration", a veritable feast of creative inspiration, sharing the workspaces of a collective of very talented Women in the artistic community. We were honored to be featured in the book and overjoyed to see our wee studio on the front cover too!

The book will be available to buy in April 2010, we will be sure to let you guys know where you can snag your very own copy. In the meantime we are looking forward to running a blog giveaway for a free signed copy. Keep an eye out for the giveaway, coming soon. :)

A huge Thank You to Jenny Doh for her continued support of our label, your our very own fairy godmother! xxx Another huge Thank You to our top notch photographer buddy Shane O'Neill, your work has always produced such positive results for us! We are in your debt buddie!

Well done to all the artists involved, it was a pleasure to be involved in such a wonderful publication, a first for us!
bonzie & ger

Friday, January 15, 2010

Bonzie on Irish Brides Magazine

Bonzie Coquette Ruffled Scarf
Bonzie Petite Tulle Bridal Skirt

Very exciting feature out now at the moment in Irish Brides Magazine January edition featuring our signature tattered tulle bridal skirt in a quirky short version.

Credits :

Photographer-German Collins

Stylist- Tanya Grimson

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Website Update...

Last Christmas we bought our first website from an online Web Design Service. We were thrilled with the blog but my technically challenged brain took an absolute age to get accustomed to the workings of the website itself. ( So it went on the long finger!)( for a year!)

Well as we were snowed into our house today I decided it might be a good opportunity to revisit the site and try figure out how to update it properly. I managed to get my head around most of it and I'm happy to say after a solid year ( hangs head in shame) its up to date and full of new bits and bobs.

Hope you like it. :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Big Freeze

Killalone Church, Waterford Rd, Co.Tipperary
Lake Mora, Comeragh Mountains, Co.Waterford

Thomas's Bridge, FerryHouse,Clonmel,Co.Tipperary

FrenchMan's Stream, Wilderness Grove, Clonmel, Co.Tipperary (mybirthplace)

Guys, for those of you who are not from Ireland I thought it might be intersting to post up a couple of my Dad's recent captures of the stunning weather we are having here recently. The News is reporting "The Big Freeze" as the worst Winter we have had in 30 years and its playing havoc on the country's logistics and transportation and sadly causing a lot of accidents, but it's an absolute playground for a budding photographer!

My Fave is the eerie graveyard Dad!
psssssst. if you like photographs and would like to follow my Dad's uploads he has an account for photo sharing at



Interview on Bufflyleigh!

Hi Guys,

We were recently Interviewed on a dear friends blog over at "Musings of Buffyleigh"

Buffy has an incredible eye for quirky fashion and shares her passion for Independent Design and Uniqueness with her readers over at her fashion blog. Each post is so inspiring and full to the seams of Independent eccentric designers from all over the world that Buffy just seems to be able to unearth from all corners of the Internet. Its certainly a blog on my reader and a good one to add if your also into quirky finds from the fashion-sphere!

A huge thanks to Buffy for featuring our label recently, we are delighted to have our work shared with your readers too. :)