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Friday, February 18, 2011

One of our Bravest Brides..Anna

Toes and Tulle!!!!

Anna came to us looking to order her entire Wedding Ensemble from us and we were so chuffed to be working with such an adventurous bride. Anna opted for a Bonzie Victorian Embroidered Blazer and our Signature Tea Stain Romantic Tulle Skirt. ( A really unique Vintage looking combination!)

I have to admit, I can only imagine how scary it was for Anna to be ordering her made to measure Wedding Gown over the Internet and from a designer based in Ireland ( Anna is based in the US) but one can only say that her bravery paid off and she looks an absolute vision in her finished look!

We hope both Anna and her new Hubby are very happy together!
Thanks to Anna for sharing her special day with us!!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Couture Collars

A whole new range of Couture Collars with intricate embellishments and ruffled chiffon. Available now from Bonzie Designs in Black, Ivory, Monochrome and Pink/Creams. Try layering over a simple plain dress for an instant update. Perfect for those heading to a Wedding this year or a special day out at the Races!

Custom Requests Available

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Teal Silk Corset

Bonzie One of a Kind Teal and Black Silk Corset.

Perfect for a daring debutante!!!

Available to purchase now, only 1 available!!
PRICE €260 ( $353 )


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

New Facebook Shop


Bonzie Designs is now available to purchase directly through our Facebook Page!!!

If we haven't had the pleasure of your company on our Facebook Page ( aka Bonzie HQ!) , please do Join us there.

Click on "Like" button to join the fun, regular updates!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Studio Shots...

Bonzie Designs
Kite Design Studio
11 Henrietta St
Viking Quarter
Waterford City

Monday, February 7, 2011

Client Corner ~ Lauren

Our Bridal Client Lauren sent us these stunning images from her special day recently. Lauren looks like an absolute vision in her vintage inspired Bridal ensemble. Also loving Lauren's Hubbie's Light Suit, very dapper!!!! Lauren was a dream client and we are so grateful that she popped back to us with her wedding photos. It's such a treat to see our wee boleros in action across the pond.

Lauren is wearing a Bonzie Bridal Bolero to top off her wedding outfit. She chose the Gabriella Style available from our etsy store HERE.

We want to extend our warm wishes to the Happy
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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Our New Home..

My Godchild Alice covering the shelving unit in Vintage Papers!
We tried to add a touch of Bonzie Romance into the Contemporary Space...

The Henrietta St Side of the Facade with a lady checking out our Window Display. :)
Note the lovely Gallweys Handmade Irish Chocolate Café next door! (And yes, we can confirm that the chocolate is yum!)
The Retail Space at the Front of the Facade, the workshops/studio spaces are behind this area. :)

It's been a tricky task to actually come up with the content for this post as it's so very personal to us both. A blog post couldn't quite capture how excited we are about the news that we are about to move into a brand new studio, which will we open soon for the very first time to the public. We are joining the Kite Design Collective in the new Viking Quarters in Waterford City which houses 5 different Craft/Design entities including their workshop spaces and a retail frontage. The Collective has an incredible array of talent and Irish products to share, Irish Handmade Glass, Sean Egan Art Glass, Anne McDonnell Print, Stradbally Jewellery and ourselves, Bonzie Designs. :)

The new Viking Quarter in Waterford includes attractions such as Reginalds Tower, Waterford Crystal, The Theatre Royal, The Museum, Greyfriars Art Gallery and not forgetting the gorgeous wee Gallweys Irish Handmade Chocolate Cafe right next door!!! The whole are is being reinvigorated as a Tourism Attraction and we are absolutely blessed to be a part of the new plans for the City.

It's always been a dream of ours to have a public space to share with our customers and after a long time plugging away the opportunity as arisen. We are going to keep you all updated on the developments but for now, it's a blog entry of gratitude. Thanks to those who supported us and our dream to date, to all of our clients for keeping us in silk and lace, to the Waterford City Enterprise Board for supporting the new venture and Waterford City Council for having the vision to redevelop our lovely City for the coming years. We hope that some of our International customers will stop by our studios the next time they are in Ireland it would be incredible to meet you in person!!!

New Store Address

Bonzie Designs
Kite Design Studio
11 Henrietta St
Viking Quarter
Waterford City

Shop opening very soon!
more pics on the way as the venture comes to completion. :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Our View from the Balcony..

We were so chuffed to find out that we had been included in the Top New Products in Ireland for 2011. Our product entry and packaging took pride of place down in the main arena in the New Products Gallery.

The Corner of our stand at SHOWCASE 2011.

I paid a visit to my pal, Elaine Sarah at her stunning Button & Co stand in the main arena. A Waterford based craft brand blazing a trail on the new Irish handcrafted products stage! I must add it took me quite a few visits before I could catch a chat with Elaine Sarah, each of the previous times I paid her a visit her stand was surrounded by very official looking buyers in official looking suits! To say that Button & Co are doing well would be quite the understatement. Also worth adding that this gal is one of the most hardworking, passionate and talented girls I know, very determined and deserves all of the success and support that is coming her way! Ger was also at SHOWCASE but she managed to get through without getting her picture taken so if anybody captured a vintage looking gal tiptoeing around in red tights and matching red shoes please do send them onto me.x

Our New Vintage Inspired Bridal Fascinators at SHOWCASE.

We returned from SHOWCASE ( Ireland's biggest Creative Expo showcasing the best of Irish Handmade Products and Brands) at the RDS Dublin, last Weds Night and it's taken us days to come round from the exhaustion of the week away. We had a long week in the run up to the fair, prepping products, packaging, designing leaflets at 2 in the morning etc, ya know that kind of thing! Once the fair kicked off it was 4 days of networking, meeting potential clients and showcasing our wares to 1000's of buyers from all over the world. It was our very first time exhibiting at any trade fair so it was a really eye-opening experience. We were showcasing in the Balcony area under the Local City Enterprise Board. We joined forces with 4 other local craft/designers as part of the new Waterford Design Collective, Kite Design Studios ( more about this in the next post) . We are already looking forward to next year's SHOWCASE and hope to be exhibiting in the main arena, fingers crossed. :) In a nutshell, we made new contacts, made new clients and we were included in the Top New Products List for Ireland 2011, a great way to step into the New Year. We also had a chance to bond with our new friends in Kite Design Studios (our new home!). There was lots of chatting, a couple of bevvies all round a great opportunity to get to know one another over the 4 days away. ( Tell you all about these guys in the next post)

( A special Thank You to Waterford City Enterprise Board for the opportunity to participate in SHOWCASE this year. Thanks also to the Crafts Council of Ireland for running such a terrific event)