Friday, November 4, 2011

Photos from the new Red Flora Collection Fashion Parade!

I'm ba-ack!!! Yes, it has been a long while since I posted anything... perhaps these photos will explain why!

I recently held a fashion parade, in Sydney, to launch my latest Penelope Red range, The Red Flora Collection! What a night!!! Y'know when you have had a dream that you wanted to fulfil since you were really young, and when you finally have it fulfilled, you feel like crying? Well, there were a few tears shed by me that night, and I was amazed by the response that everyone had to the designs. It was such an exciting whirl-wind of a night!

The below photos were taken by Johnny Yip. If you would like to see more, please take a look at the official gallery, on my website!

The girls all dressed, made up and ready to go... my nerves were really heightened at this point in time!

We decorated the venue with candles, lanterns, tea lights, and flowers.

Introducing the lovely Olivia... Naomi Meyer was the make up artist for Olivia and Irina.

And the very sweet Deedee...

And the quiet and calm Monique...

Lucy Topp Makeup created the make up for Deedee and Monique, as well as myself. I needed a little extra help that night, as my skin exploded throughout the course of the preparations.

The backstage crew... Lucy, Lisa, Olivia, Melissa, Monique, Me, Naomi, Deedee, Irina, and Leanne.

Introducing Irina!

The Red Orchid Lace Dress was originally in the multi-coloured lace, but it has sold out. Now I have created it in another red lace and red knit. You can take a look at it in the online shop here.

The kimono that Irina, above, is wearing sold that very night. It was a one of a kind creation, hand made from two vintage fabrics and a vintage braid... beautiful!

Well, I had to say something... after I composed myself!

Olivia wears the Hibiscus Halter Neck Dress, handmade from a stunning 100% cotton print (and cotton lining). It is now available in the shop online.

After the parade, guests were invited to view the latest collection...

So many beautiful colours and fabrics!

My friend, Melissa, and myself... once we had a chance to relax! Melissa was such a great help- just what I needed!

Miss Lucy Topp creating that flawless make up she does so well!


  1. Hi Don,

    Thank you! It was amazing, and I can't wait for the next one!