Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I have a vision......


........Getting the feel of the shop together. While not wanting to give too much away, the vision board has helped to give a feel for what we are trying to achieve. This stays in front of me to keep me inspired while completing feasibility studies, break even analysis, cooking dinner, between ballet and kindy drop-offs, entertaining five year olds, dragging the sewing machine to the kitchen table, and desperately trying to come up with catchy blogs, to drum up enthusiasm for a business that doesn't exist yet. To whet your appetite, here is our vision board and more delectable Cicciolina pieces. Jennie will photograph the new range as it develops, with the lovely house models Bianca MIranda and Ava Sunshine.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Nobody puts Baby in the corner!

Day 13

I stayed up way beyond my bed time last night.
I couldn't help myself.
Flicking from channel to channel- I hit Gold!
Dirty Dancing was just starting.
A film I had so despised growing up presented itself to me as a revelation.
Everything that was good about  80's and 50's fashion all wrapped up in Patrick Swayzes more than capable, exceptionally toned arms.
High cut long sleeve leotards,crimped hair pulled up tight with enormous scunchies, sheer black stockings and of course full circle skirts.
Here comes summer 2010.
Bring it on.
Stay tuned..........

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Many Moons Ago

So so long ago, way back in the olden days, so far back young folk have only heard whispers and rumors, there was a cult label called Cicciolina.

Cicciolina was a beautiful demi-couture women's wear label specialising in one off party/cocktail dresses. We used vintage fabrics and hand beading to create sumptuose dresses for It Girls and It Girl wanna bees.

After 5 years maternity leave, I can't wait to start again!

Here are shots from Cicciolinas last range. Spring Summer 2004.

New range coming soon.............


The title I have given our new little girls party dress range.

Designed while helping my daughter make ginger snaps and discovering the joys of an afternoon Gin.

Have you tried working from home with an energetic, attention seeking pre schooler?


It is a known fact that I have no waist. But that's not what is important.

Waste in garment manufacturing is a problem. So much fabric is thrown out. Not to mention the terrible habit some people seem to still seem to be inflicted with. BUYING CHEAP DISPOSABLE CLOTHING.

Stop it now.

Live with less. Investment buy. Buy with a conscience.

Sunshine & Daydreams and Cicciolina will use all our fabric and manufacture locally. The garments are to be worn over many years, and handed down or given away to be loved another day.

When we open flagship store Sunshine and Daydreams later this year we will support  other locally made quality designers, as well as especially selected vintage and recycle pieces. And look out for luxury green essentials.

Stay tuned for more........ 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Day three...

We are..........

a little bit green,

a little bit family,

a little bit couture,

a little bit recycle,

a little bit Melbourne

and a whole bit lovely.

An oasis of beauty

For big and little girls

Thank Heaven.

Sunshine & Daydreams is to open its doors soon.
Follow our blog while we over come our many obstacles we choose to ignore on our journey to open our first Melbourne Boutique.
Can we do it???????
Yes we can!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010