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Saturday, 21 January 2012

Memorable dresses by Anna Campbell





I have an absolute insatiable appetite for the talented Australian designer, Anna Campbell! She is a young designer based in Melbourne. Inspired by her grandmother’s style and her personal taste and love for soft, dreamy, elegant and feminine designs, Anna started her own label in 2007. She specialises in bridal gowns, cocktail and maxi dresses, exclusive one-off garments and handmade fascinators. All her designs are made of luxurious and high quality materials and hand finished with her signature touch. If you are familiar with her designs, it is extremely easy to spot her dresses without anyone telling you! Her designs are unique, goddess-like, feminine and classy. Depending on the dress, some designs can be detailed to the core with fine lace and intricate embellishments.

It was a few years ago now, that I discovered her beautiful and unique dresses.  I have a number of Anna Campbell dresses, but there are two of them that are my absolute favourite and come with so many lovely memories. The two dresses are my first Anna Campbell dress and the dress I wore to when I was in high school to my formal.  Due to new seasonal collections and series being designed and made in limited numbers and stocked only in selected boutiques, my dresses will not be available from boutiques anymore. However, I fully recommend similar but improved dresses that are available now!
The new range incorporates the same romantic theme as past collections, but adopts a standout (or losing the classy feminine feel) slightly sexier feel, featuring exposed backs and plunging/open necklines to accentuate and, best of all, flatter the female form.

I first discovered her gorgeous dresses when I was dress shopping in Brisbane for a formal party. Before I encountered the Anna Campbell’s boutique, I had looked at many dresses and was rather happy with them. However, none of the dresses made me feel excited and the designs didn’t intrigue me. Luckily for me, there was light at the end of the tunnel as I stepped into the Anna Campbell's boutique.  I was in love with ALL the dresses! I tried many dresses on, and on that day I bought my first Anna Campbell dress. The dress was in a delicate shade of pale and grey lavender and the material was made with high quality silk.

(Sophia) Myself in my first Anna Campbell dress

 A similar design from this season is the “Chloe Dress” in Lavender or Steel. It has the same features such as the beautiful flowing silk fabrics and gentle splits at the front of the dress. However, this dress is more flattering for the female figure and features elegant hand embellishments.

Chloe Dress (Ivory)
ANNA CAMPBELL SPR I NG / SUM M E R 2 0 1 1 / 2 0 1 2 COL L E C T ION


Chloe Dress (Steel)
ANNA CAMPBELL SPR I NG / SUM M E R 2 0 1 1 / 2 0 1 2 COL L E C T ION




    
Front of my dress
The second dress was the one I wore to my school formal. I saw this dress unintentionally as I was going for a walk in Sydney. I saw a dress through the windows of La Luna boutique and was in complete awe of the dress. This ivory dress was Grecian in style, like a goddess’s gown! It had beautiful plaits to tie over the neck. This season, the “Camilla Dress” is very similar. However, instead of having the plaits over the shoulders, the plaits are gracefully featured as a silk belt.





Back of my dress


Camilla Dress (Ivory)
ANNA CAMPBELL SPR I NG / SUM M E R 2 0 1 1 / 2 0 1 2 COL L E C T ION

If you have a favourite dress from Anna Campbell, please share it with me! It is always lovely to know others’ tastes (:

For more information about Anna Campbell (including her collections, and boutique locations) you can visit her website at http://annacampbell.com.au 


Love, Sophia x

16 comments:

  1. Halo !!! nice photos. the dress looks beautiful and the blog sounds professional hhaa :P

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  2. I love Anna Campbell dresses! x

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    1. Absolutely! They so are beautiful!!

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  3. It is about time to have something sexy and femine for your age group! Sick of tired with the Bogan style these days!

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    1. Yes, Anna Campbell designs is perfect for young girls! x

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  4. Love it!! The dresses are lovely~

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  5. Love these dresses. You look amazing! Glad I came across your blog!

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  6. I love those dresses, they are so~ beautiful!

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    1. They really are (: thanks for visiting my blog! x

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  7. Those dresses are so beautiful! :)

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