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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

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Blog Love!

Gals,


I think its high time we gave the blog a wee facelift! We are working closely with a graphics person to come up with a cute new blog face so bare with us while we tinker around with a few bits and bobs. :)

Welcome to our newest blog readers, we hope you stay a while, peruse our aisles and get comfie. It will be lovely to have you with us along the way.

x
Yvonne & Ger
~bonzie~

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bonzie in You Magazine


We were thrilled to be recently featured in the "Irish Daily Mail" You Magazine. Stunning ethereal shoot set on Killiney beach with the gorgeous Anna Saccone and captured by talented photographer Adrian Heffernan. Shoot was styled by the brilliant Georgina Heffernan of RTE fashion. We are blown away by the gorgeous images of our signature tulle skirt on Anna braving the cold on an Irish day on the coast! A true professional!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

What the Critics Say.....


A Huge Thank You to Waterford Critic, Liam Murphy for his colourful and positive piece about "bonzie" in the local paper, The Munster Express".


See what Liam has to say here.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tulle Tiered Tea Length Skirt

Photography: Shane O'Neill www.aspectphotography.net

Just added this new baby to the range, a stunning tea length tiered tulle skirt , perfect for a romantic event or your big day. Also available in floor length version for a breathtaking bridal skirt to compliment a bonzie corset. :) (range of sizes and shades available)
Available to order HERE
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bonzie Recommends!





For those of you who just can't get enough of all things fashion and style related, we have the very thing for you!!! Irish fashionistas can now help themselves to classes in style and beauty with Style Fish, Ireland’s First Dedicated Fashion School teaching Style & Beauty Programmes for women nationwide!

Here's what the lovely folks over at Style Fish had to say...

"We currently teach in Kilkenny, Dublin, Cork, Kildare, Tipperary & Portlaoise. We offer a Cost effective, Fun & fully personalised Programme for women who walk away feeling completely transformed in all aspects of their Style & Beauty. Not only that but all our ladies become part of the Style Fish Club receiving fantastic offers from Fashion & beauty companies right throughout the year in our Style Fish Newsletter & Online. We guarantee women will make less mistakes when shopping, be much more confident when it comes to their style and we will become their new fashion best friend!"

Sounds fabulous ladies!
Check out http://www.stylefish.ie/ for more information on joining their classes.
Keep abreast of the fashion goss over at their blog http://stylefish.ie/fishfood/
Fancy joining in? Check out their upcoming classes HERE!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bonzie on TV

Gals,
What a week!! We are absolutely over the moon with all the recent support and well wishes from all our family, friends and clients since our feature aired on RTE's Nationwide last night. It was a wonderful experience to hear the feedback from the segment and the hotline has been ringing all day long. :)

For all our International based online friends and clients we are delighted to share the link with you to watch the feature online ( the link lasts about 2 weeks so catch it while you can gals. :)

Hope you enjoy it! We all had a blast filming it!




Monday, April 12, 2010

Congrats to Liz!

The Prize, "Ruffled Venetian Wrap"
Model: Real Life Bride Kelly
Photographer: Eryn Shea Photography


A huge Congrats to upcoming bride Liz who has recently won our Venetian Ruffled Wrap Competition as featured with Weddings Unveiled Magazine in the U.S.

Liz wrote the following comment on the blog :

"I'm getting married this November and chose a dress that modestly fit my dad's budget - my parents are retired and have come to hard financial times, as so many have. Though I found a beautiful Vera gown, I just couldn't bring myself to spend their money on it, so found a sample dress for under $1,000. I've just been torn with the fact that it's just not quite THE dress, it needs something. I considered a sash, some alterations, etc....then I saw these. I have to admit I tried a little photoshop work to see what it would look like with my dress and for the first time, I am really, really excited about my dress. I think this would make the look- I can finally see it coming together now! I think I would get the Victorian Inspired Silk Bolero with Corsage Trio. I love these and think it may be fate that you featured them now! Thank you!"
Congratulations liz and thank you so much for sharing your comment!
Also a huge thanks to the gorgeous Kristin from Weddings Unveiled Magazine for running the Giveaway, we are chuffed to be featured with such a stunning publication.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Studio Invasion!





Gals...

We spent the weekend doing a shoot in the studio for an upcoming U.S Publication. The studio was surrounded by lighting rigs and camera tripods ( looks like an alien invasion in those pictures!) The pictures came out very cool and other worldly, looking forward to sharing the book with you all when its published. :)


On another note.....

We are going to be featured on RTE's Nationwide Programme tomorrow (Monday) night. We are both utterly petrified and excited about this all at once. We hope some of you get a look and share your thoughts with us afterwards. :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

More Pics of Absolut Style at Set

Ger and I buried in tulle, lace and all out flippery and fancery! More pics taken from the "Absolut Style at Set" Vintage Style Fair, courtesy of vintage fashionista and "Smoking Lily" Boutique Owner, Shona. If your a local gal , be sure to check out Shona's new haven of style and fashion fancy. Join Shona on Facebook to keep abreast of the upcoming Smoking Lily news.

Ger rocking out the hourglass look in her bonzie houndstooth corset skirt with tattered petticoat! ( I might be in trouble for posting this one, but I think she looks great in it! )

Absolut Style at Set Success!

Ger and I enjoying selling from our stall at the Style Fair. It was a really terrific experience to interact with our customers ( especially given the fact that all of our client relationships are carried out online) so getting positive feedback was really wonderful. Our stall was parked right next to "Dirty Fabulous" an absolute stunning vintage store from Dublin run by another fun loving duo Cathy and Caroline, we really enjoyed their company for the weekend and look forward to bringing you all another post about their fabulous "Dirty Fabulous" Brand! ( and their recent tragedy at DF headquarters in Dublin!)

A lady commented that our stall was like being transported to a Parisian boutique from days gone by (which we loved!) and overall it was an experience that we are looking forward to repeating again next year! Run by the uber stylish, stunning and talented Blanaid Hennessey (of stylebitches.com) everything was pulled off effortlessly, you can check out more about the aftermath of the event at Cathy Lawsons ( gorgeous gurl!) fabulous Irish Style Blog "The Style Strutter"
more pics to follow of this fabulous event!!


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Bonzie in Irish Brides April 2010

Gals,
Delighted that our bridal fascinator/headpiece is featured in this months "Irish Brides" Magazine. :)

Credits:
Photographer: SarahDoyle www.sarahdoylephotography.com

Model: Olwen at Morgan the Agency
Stylist: Tanya Grimson
Millinery: Bonzie
Dress: David Fielden
Make Up: Vivien Pomeroy
Hair: Sevlene Roddy

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Weddings Unveiled Giveaway


Guys,


The lovely folks at Weddings Unveiled Magazine in the U.S are running a "Bonzie" giveaway on there blog. Enter to win a free Bonzie Venetian Ruffle Wrap for your big day!


Good Luck!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Before the Big Day


A huge thank you to http://www.beforethebigday.blogspot.com/ for featuring us on there stunning bridal blog. Another great resource to all you gals out there thinking of tying the knot in style! :)

Check them out for more breathtaking bridal inspiration.


xx

bonzie & ger