This week we look at Gold Coast’s top 10 fashion and jewellery designers and why we love them!
What started off as a mere daydream in 2009 turned into an independent Australian lifestyle brand that has been featured in the pages of Instyle and OK! Magazine. The Gold Coast based bohemian fashion label specialises in exotic handmade leather bags, wallets and clothing inspired by local designer Brie Shinn’s love to travel and explore. The colourful and unique pieces resemble every bolt and creative women’s wanderlust, bringing a sense of mystery and adventure into their lives. You can find Lokoa every Sunday at “the Village Markets” or in the Bohemian boutique “Freedomestate” in Burleigh Heads. For more info check out their website.
Willow & The Little Gypsies
Why we love the 2013 founded children’s fashion label? Because their cute designs are ideal for free-spirited little people living within the beachy culture of the Gold Coast. Cassandra Cooper, mother of 5, started off as a stay-at-home mom creating clothes for her little ones when she realised the increasing demand for unique and ethically made clothing. Shortly after that she launched her Facebook page and Website, the rest is history! You can find Willow and the little gypsies at any of Gold Coast’s arts and crafts markets or online at www.willowandthegypsies.com.
The Lobster Shanty
Now something for the fashion-savvy men amongst us – insert “the Lobster Shanty”. Jarro Dartnell is the brains behind the Australian beach-oriented fashion label/clothing store. Inspired by his Granddad Jims’ love for the sea, Jarro created his own boutique range of signature tee shirts and snapbacks but also offers a wide array of seasonal essentials for the like-minded adventurers such as Brixton, Obey or Santa Cruz. To keep in the loop check out www.thelobstershanty.com.au or visit him at the Village Markets.
The Gold Coast is known for being the bikini capital of Australia and that not without reason. If you’re from the Gold Coast it is very likely that you basically live in your bikini/swimwear and that you have come across one of its numerous swimwear labels including MyraSwim. Bianca Elouise has launched her first line of MyraSwim in 2014 and hasn’t stopped since. Inspired by the sun, surf and the sea and the idea to create a swimwear line for curvier women Bianca has reached an international following including customers such as Kim Kardashian herself. You can find the high-quality pieces at the “Sean Scott Photography” boutique in Burleigh or online at www.myraswim.com.au .
Wild Heart Jewellery
Wild Heart Jewellery is a mother/daughter duo who started to design bohemian chic jewellery a bit over 6 years ago. You can find their love for road trips, travel and freedom in each piece they create. “We draw a spiritual energy from the natural stones and crystals such as turquoise, amethyst and quartz and identify the power behind each piece. We want to share our passions and inspirations through our creations”. You can check out all their collections online at www.wildheartjewellery.com.au or try them on in person at the Village Markets every Sunday.
Casey Tanswell Designs
Drawing on the premise of clothing as an art form, the label, Casey Tanswell, was born of a longing to present women as works of art. The female form is celebrated and enhanced with a palette of opulent fabrics, themselves a testament to art and skill. The use of specialty fabrics and faultless fit has become a signature of Casey Tanswell pieces, designed and constructed to be both timeless and unique. Launched in 2012, the self-titled label is a melding of both an International Business and Fashion Design background, and an accumulation of European, architectural, and artistic influences.
Our favourite thing about Casey Tanswell Designs is that every piece of clothing is uncontrollably chic! It's the stuff dream wardrobes are made of! Check them out here. http://www.caseytanswell.com.au
Mollie Rose Accessories
Mollie Rose fashionable accessories for mummies and bubs was created to fill the need for affordable baby shower gifts that are meaningful and useable for both mum and bub. Tackling teething can be a nightmare, but with fashionable, child childsafe necklaces, teething and looking good go hand in hand!
Hooray for functional wardrobe!
Ready to sink your teeth (or babies teeth) into one of these gorgeous necklaces?! Head over to their website! http://www.mollierose.com.au
Molly and Polly Swimwear
Molly & Polly Swim is a lifestyle label inspired by the feeling of Summer… Laying under the swaying palm trees at your favourite sandy beach spot… Salty locks, sandy feet and the smell of coconut oil on your skin… All Molly & Polly Swim is made with love in Australia by mermaids for mermaids. Devoted to quality and the perfect fit, all of our designs are made in an illuminated high shine luxe Italian Lycra with prints ranging from vibrant to dreamy sorbet ice cream hues. Molly & Polly Swim has fastly become a recognised leader in Australian Swim labels & the innovative Sundae Funday Collection & Great Barrier Reef Collection have been featured in top International magazines such as Elle Magazine Australia & Vogue Espana. They are independently owned & operated by a small team and proudly work alongside local Gold Coast creatives. We love them because their designs are HOT! #QueenslandRepresent!
You can SHOP Molly & Polly Swim online exclusively at www.mollyandpollyswim.com.au
Grace Loves Lace
Espousing a fresh and unique take on the experience of getting married, Grace Loves Lace proud to be revolutionaries defining a new era of bride; the modern, free-spirited woman unbound by monotony and tradition. For the woman with style, substance and originality. She is the unique bride.. (Who Runs the world?!! GIRLS!) They specialise in unique, free-spirited and timelessly sophisticated luxe wedding dresses handmade from only the finest French laces and silks.
Ladies, check them out! When it's time to slide on that ring and pop the champagne, you can't be in any ordinary dress, you NEED French lace! Only the best on your big day, Sweetheart!
Take a look (and try not to gush too much!) http://graceloveslace.com.au
When two mums from the Gold Coast Emily and Sammy got together and figured out they both shared a love for home decor and ladies accessories, Emisa Collections was created!
Their Polymer Clay Collections are lovingly hand made with each and every bead being hand rolled, baked and ready to be styled into Emisa accessories. They can custom design any necklace by colour, length and combination to suit your individual style!
We love them for 2 reasons- 1 custom made jewerly is so much more meaningful than a piece made for anyone. 2, you can find them set up at The Village Markets!
Cant wait until the weekend? Check out their website! http://www.emisacollections.com.au
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By Louisa Ingelheim & Marleigh Kelly
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