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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Munster Express, Waterford.

Thank you to the folks at Munster Express Newspaper ( in particular Ann Power!) for doing a wonderful fashion feature on Bonzie this week.
Mayor Mary Roche and Yvonne Crotty ( moi )
Mayor's Ball
Tower Hotel
Waterford City

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Mayor's Ball


We were thrilled to be asked recently to design the official gown for the Waterford City Mayor for the Formal Mayor's Ball. As soon as we got the commission we knew instantly the ensemble we wanted to create for Mayor Mary. Over the months we met and discussed the shape/fit/fabric of the gown and had fittings to tailor the gown perfectly.

The Ball was on last night in the Tower Hotel, Waterford City and it was a huge success. Mary looked absolutely incredible in her Black Silk Couture Corset and Skirt. A matching silk black bolero completed the look. There will be official photos released in the local press this week which we will be sure to share with you.

Meanwhile back at the ranch , it was only 2 days to go and I still had no gown myself! Luckily we managed to rustle something up just in time. Ger sent me down a gorgeous antique lace fascinator with cream vintage veiling in the post with a little note attached ( Cinderella shall go to the ball!) It was the cherry on top. :)

My gown was a vintage inspired tea stain tulle number with pearl and rhinestone epulettes and draping beaded accents by " bonzie " ... bien sur!

More pics to come....

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Beauty Team heading for the Dragon's Den

Uber Glamorous Sarah Jane Hanton, CEO of Beauty

Sarah Jane is heading for the Dragon's!!!

Sarah Jane in action styling the most recent Bonzie Photoshoot...
I've been biting my tongue for ages in the run up to this little nugget of news. Our gal pal Sarah Jane Hanton of is heading for the Dragon's this Sunday. Sarah Jane will be pitching her company to the Dragon's Den on the upcoming episode on RTE this Sunday Night.

I can't wait to see Sarah in action. We are all rooting for her here at Bonzie HQ.

Great to see another local business reaching for the stars.

Best wishes Sarah, we know you can do it!!!

Check out Sarah's Beauty and Style company at

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Bridal Offerings in our Etsy Store

New Vintage Inspired Ethereal Bridal Capes available to purchase in our etsy store

Saturday, March 5, 2011

PhotoShoot Fun!

Model Lorna McGrath showing off those gorgeous puppy dog eyes!

Photographer Ann Power captures some Behind the Scene action....

Beauty Team style director Sarah Jane Hanton putting the finishing touches to Lornas Make Up

The fabulous Loft style Studios at Beauty Team Headquarters...

Professional Photography Studio available for hire ( workshops/yoga/art/photography)
located at Tycor Business Centre, Waterford City. Contact for further details and rates.

We had the pleasure of working with the guys at yesterday evening and we had a fabulous shoot to capture the new Bonzie Fascinator Range. ( Photoshoot pictures coming soon!)

Beauty Team headquarters is the most adorable loft style studio space with professional lighting, warm fans, good tunes and a friendly hostess with the mostess! Our dear friend Sarah Jane Hanton stands at the helm of this fabulous new Style and Beauty venture, which is about to go National ladies ( check out Sarah Jane pitching her idea to the Judges on Dragon's Den, RTE on the 27th March. Episode 6) We can't wait!!

Also rocking out the shoot with us was stunning local model Lorna McGrath and of course the photography was shot by both Alicja Hajdukiewicz and Ann Power. Both terrific gals and talented photographers. ( Get in touch if you would like contact details for either girls folks, perhaps you have an event or local wedding coming up soon!)

We brought along our current fascinator range as we were looking to update our sites with some millinery images and the shoot went great.

Many Thanks to the following

The folks at
Super fantastic Sarah Jane Hanton ( we heart you!)
Photographer: Alicja Hajdukiewicz
Photographer: Ann Power
Shoot Assistant: Shauna Murphy