July 28, 2011

Clutch Purses!

It's taken me a while, but I've finally finished a little, humble, eclectic collection of Clutch Purses! Using fabrics from my tafe Graduate Collection from 2009, you can now OWN a piece of those outfits! I also made 3 mini clutches to play with sizing. Prices are $25-$35 with postage $6.50 (optional registered post $2.95 extra). 

All BZ clutch purses are lined with interfacing and cotton drill for the right, soft feel in the hand, as trending in today's fashion fabric purses. Features press-stud closure, internal pocket, centre divider + pocket & Belinda Zanello label. 

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July 20, 2011

The 250 Necklace & Stylist Advice

What's the best Stylist advice I can give? "Dress Like You Mean It". Don't wear a trend just for the sake of it. Wear what feels right for your personality, age, gender, size, shape, culture, style but NEVER wear something just because it's a status-trend. "Be yourself, no matter what they say" With fashion, you're a hunter/gatherer, hunting for what you love, gathering accents of who you are but NEVER a follower. Belinda x

Introducing "The 250 Necklace":

Stylish and practical, very handy if you're out in town and a dress tears or zip breaks, you have plenty of ammunition to hold your garment together! ;)

"The 250 Necklace"
$29.95, FREE postage in SA
14.5cm diameter
250 individual pieces

To place an order email me at Belinda.Zanello@gmail.com 
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July 8, 2011

Poetry Collaboration

Today, while slowly recovering from a 3-day fever, I was given an inspiring poem, written by a lovely friend. It was so thought-provoking and full of imagery that I started sketching, this is what I created. Thankyou to Virginia Snape, for inspiring me. Xx

A Ripple in Time...by Virginia Snape

Once upon the smallest drop, for it did fell
Sent ripples across a certain wishing well
The woman she bent to the cool water’s edge
Her hot breath whispered her desire, her pledge...
“Oh to recover the youth of my day
For my frame to grow younger while my mind stays the same
For I have learnt when to serve, please and tease
But what good are those things for an old woman like me
If I grew younger I would know what to do
For I had no idea then, I had not a clue”

Now the trees of the forest, they shook with great fear
Their leaves they did rustle as the wind did rush near
For they knew what she asked is the start of no good
They had seen it before in that very same wood
Although she would start with the knowledge of age
She would rely on her beauty while her wisdom waned
For the real young did not care for the wise in any way
They placed matters of importance in the looks of the day
Soon she would learn that she did not belong
She’d find herself drifting to a time that stretched long.

Here she is, the lady by the well, it's a little abstract but I'll explain it all.

The ripples are represented as those rings that grow and behind the lady, inspired by the artist Mucha, brilliant backdrops of circles!

"the leaves they did rustle" and "wind did rush near" is depicted flowing forcefully through her hair as the trees try to warn her.

Her knowledge and wisdom is expressed in the complicated and logical geometric 'diamond-like' circles that are in line with her upper forehead, showing the complexity and intricacy of her wisdom.

I drew her as the beautiful youthful version she longed for, but gave her the drifting gaze of melancholy as she sees that "she does not belong" and is "drifting to a time that stretched long"


Featured in GRACIOUS Magazine

It's lovely to see local Adelaide online magazine's like Gracious spreading the word about local emerging designers, many thanks for including me in their latest article!

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July 4, 2011

Featured in FLUID's "Pink Romance"

A gorgeous article of all things of pure romanticism! So grateful and ecstatic to be in FLUID's latest issue!
Featured: my pink tulle gown from my Tafe Graduate Collection, 2009 Couture. (photographed by Antony Snape)

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at the Opening of 'Stranded' Woolcraft Exhibition

It was a blustery, cold day, light showers and a true winter's day, but that didn't dampen my spirits in the least. A few of my closest friends and family were able to make it to the opening of the 'Stranded' Woolcraft Exhibition at Port Noarlunga Arts Centre, on the 2nd July 2011.

I've never submitted anything for an exhibition on my own before, but am so glad to have done it now. I met some incredible textile artists who were so friendly and happy to talk about their love of using the wool fibre to make art and wearable art, jewellery and even tiny hand-sewn animals which I loved.

 There was a great set up of more than what was described as 'light refreshments' I was in heaven with the huge cheese platter with fresh things to eat and delicious wine, supplied by the local McLaren Vale Winery, yummmmmmm!

The exhibition is running until the 17th July,
Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm
Sat-Sun: 12-4pm

Come and see the inspiring work and my design "Marie Antoinette" (not for sale), inspired by the era and also designer Vivienne Westwood. A big thankyou to all the people involved in organising this event, and the City of Onkaparinga, and to my friends and family who have supported me from the very start.