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"Bonzie" is an Independent Irish Design Label with Romantic Vintage Appeal. Aunt and Niece, design duo, Ger and Yvonne work on their creative passion from their studios in Ireland. www.bonziedesigns.com

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Love My Dress ~ Sunday Serving


Gals,
One of my favourite things to do on a Sunday night is relax on the couch scouring the internet for interesting blog posts and quirky fashion finds. Well, since becoming pals with Annabel of "Love My Dress" Style Diary, we have found the best bunch of Sunday inspiration all in the one spot.

Annabel creates a fabulous post each Sunday called "Sunday Serving" where she serves up a veritable feast of inspiration,fashion and bridal finds from around the blogosphere. Its an absolute must for discerning brides out there , looking for that something special for the big day.

But don't just take my word for it, grab yourself a coffee, feet up on the couch, tear yourself away from facebook and enjoy the fashion finds @

Love My Dress ~ Sunday Serving
Thanks Annabel.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Style Me Pretty Bride Abby


Victorian Inspired Silk Bonzie Bolero!



Gals,
The talented stylistas over at "Style Me Pretty" Bridal Blog have just recently featured an absolutely stunning wedding captured by renowned photographer Stacy Reeves documenting Bride Abby and her hunky beau Zach special day. The details throughout the whole wedding are exceptional, the theme the color scheme the whole ambience, these folks know how to get the magic just right! We were very excited to see our Victorian Inspired Silk Bridal Bolero on Abby as part of her bridal ensemble, the brides personal elegance adds a really polished finish to the look!

Thanks to Stacy for capturing Abby's and Zach's magic on film the album looks incredible!

Friday, February 26, 2010

TV and Shoots.






Hi Gals,
2 pieces of news for you...

Bonzies Rococco Ruffled Neck Piece available on the RTE Website now
The Afternoon Show, RTE 1

Top Stylist Tanya Grimson creates an ethereal look using soft pastel shades with a flash forward to spring/summer trends including one of our signature tea stain ruffled wraps worn in the shoot as a scarf/neckpiece.

Also pictured above are some sneak peak shots from our recent photo shoot with Foxy Chopper Hair Design, Shane O'Neill ( superfantastical photographer), talented make up artiste, Kate Rose Crean.

Loving the haunted nature of these!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Afternoon Show


Hi Gals,

Just a heads up that "The Afternoon Show" ( pictured above) on RTE 1 will be featuring one of our pieces again in the fashion segment by stylist Tanya Grimson tomorrow. We will pop back and post the link afterwards so you can catch it online too.

Its always a treat to see any of our work on screen, really adds a bit of glamour. :)

Hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Client Corner ~ Heather

Just look at this foot candy by "Irregular Choice" Shoes!!!










Gals,

Wait until you see our latest bride Heathers wedding! Its out of this world gorgeous , the vintage detailing, the atmosphere, the style, the ruffles.........need I go on. Heather and her family and friends hand created a wedding which can only be described as a wedding day like something straight out of the pages of vogue, its utterly stunning.

Heather looked incredible on the day and rocked one of our "Fallen Angel" ruffled boleros with her vintage inspired bridal ensemble.
Heather kept a blog documenting the whole day and the details are absolutely stunning.
A must see!!

Thank you for sharing your special day with us all Heather, we are so glad you did. :)
Hope your and your new man are really happy together. xxx
Check out Heathers amazing photographer at http://www.lifebetweenblinks.com/

bonzie & ger

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Exciting New Beginnings!

Adele Elizabeth one of the Artists in Miss Kiki Salon
Songstress Gabby Young, official muse of Miss Kiki Salon

Gals,
We are both very excited to be sharing some awesome news with you all today. We have been invited to participate in a hot new London Art Collective called Miss Kiki Salon. Launched recently as part of London Fashion Week, Miss Kiki Salon has been described by the press as the next "Bloomsbury" generation.
"A collaborative concept designed to celebrate and promote the work of emerging artists, photographers, illustrators, poets, musicians, writers and philosophers in new and compelling ways. Our early collaborations have brought together a collection of exceptional talents to form the beginnings of a new art/fashion/performance concept that is initiating a new and exciting movement in art and culture. http://www.misskikisalonpresents.com " ............Miss Kiki
We are so excited about this new move for Bonzie Designs and look forward to bringing you future news of our collaborative efforts, watch this space. :)
Follow Miss Kiki Salon on Facebook here
Official Website here

Client Corner ~ Christa




Client Christa looking stunning in her 3/4length sleeve "Bonzie" Carina Bolero.
Congrats Christa. xxx
bonzie & ger

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Loss of a Creative Genius.

Pic: Alexander McQueen & Bonzie
( honored to have had the opportunity to be showcased alongside one of our heroes )

Gals,

It brings me great sadness to speak about the recent loss of a truely inspiring and utterly brilliant idol of ours, UK Designer, Alexander McQueen. Known in the fashion world as the "enfant terrible" for his rebel approach to fashion and his personal ability to push the boat out with each and every collection. McQueen sadly passed away this week under tragic circumstances and the world has lost a genuine creative genuis.

I would have especially admired McQueen as he was a real "rags to riches" story, from a very normal family and discovered by style icon Isabella Blow who tragically suffered a similar fate not so long ago. He worked hard to establish his brilliance in a world typically dominated by a more priveleged class and quickly became one of the most covetable iconic labels worldwide. McQueens loss is undescribable in the industry and no doubt unimaginable to his family and friends. We would like to extend our sincerest thoughts to his loved ones at a very difficult time.

A truely tragic loss. Rest in Peace.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

PhotoShoot with FoxyChopper





Gals, we spent a day with our photographer buddy ShaneO'Neill of Aspect Photography and the talented innovative folks at award winning salon FoxyChopper Hair Design , Waterford ( Any fashionistas in the local area, check out their salon for one of the edgiest staff with the coolest attitudes and awesome customer service!)(I get my own hair done there too!). Models Amy and Leah braved one of the coldest days in nothing but lace and tulle without even blinking an eyelid!

We captured some really amazing shots yesterday and we are busting to see and share the results in a few weeks.




Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ger Your Copy!


Hi Gals,
A quick post to let you all know that "Where Women Create-Book of Inspiration" featuring Bonzie is now available to pre-order online from :

The Book Depository (25% off bargain!)( oh and free delivery worldwide too!) ( Europe)

Amazon (USA)