Miss Green's Garden Party at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2009!

Dust off your prettiest frock and shine your favourite shoes as Miss Green invites Melbourne to her inaugural Garden Party!

Miss Green’s Garden Party is an eco-minded fashion event that will be held in the lush surrounds of The Willows and is part of the official schedule for Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2009. Local established and emerging designers have been invited to take part in a fashion show and design an outfit worthy of the Spring Racing Carnival exclusively for the event. The difference is they must be created using only eco-friendly materials.

Many of the pieces will be auctioned off at the Garden Party with 50% of the purchase price being donated to the designer’s favourite charity. Where else can you buy a one-off designer outfit fit for ‘Fashions on the Field’ completely guilt free?

The dream designer line-up includes...

WIN $500 OPI PAMPER HAMPER!!!

Miss Green has partnered with OPI to give away a $500 “Pamper Hamper” at the Garden Party. The prize includes the latest nail polish shades, hand, nail and foot treatments and a deluxe OPI pedicure and manicure. To enter simply visit the Miss Green’s Wardrobe website www.missgreenswardrobe.com.au and donate to Eastern Health which assists those living with mental illness in Victoria’s east.

Messina Designs

Designer Cara Messina saw an opportunity to do something that she loved and share this passion with everyone. Established in 2009, Messina Designs is a label that prides itself on sophistication, current fashion trends, and immaculate styling.

Historic and era inspired designs with a modern color palette and fabric selection. Designer Cara Messina’s signature feminine details- with a modern edge- showcases a new range of garments including ready to wear, cocktail and unique hand crafted millinery and hair pieces. Her designs are all made in Melbourne, Australia and all fabrics are sourced from vintage and commercial fabric shops in Australia. “As a designer I am always experimenting with new and different tailoring and draping techniques” Messina also enjoys working with a range of different untraditional materials such as couture hand sewn fabrics, as well as more conventional variety.


Messina Designs' Charity of Choice:
Kidney Health Australia

Why did you choose this charity/what does it mean to you?
I choose Kidney Health Australia because it is a charity very close to my heart. I lost one of my kidneys at the age of seven, due to Kidney disease. In Australia, one in three adults is at an increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease.

Nikolina Concepts

"Nikolina Concepts is a millinery label based in Melbourne, where each piece is handcrafted in our studio. The specialty of our label is that we hand make unique silk flowers - expressed through considered techniques of modern flower making. The designs and craftsmanship take inspiration from traditional millinery methods which are then reinterpreted into experimental and contemporary head pieces."

Nikolina Kucan's Facebook

Nikolina Concepts Charity of Choice:
Leona Zajsek - 2 year old sufferer of Juvenile Myeolomonocytic Leukaemia
www.krijesnica.hr

Why did you choose this charity/what does it mean to you?
Having migrated from Croatia I can understand how tough and impossible having a sick child or any member of the family is. Helping Leona get better means that she will get a chance to create and realise her own dreams as I have mine.

Jenny Bannister

“The Jenny Bannister fashion label stands for contemporary eveningwear with a difference. Jenny’s garments are chic and elegant but embody her own unique design signature forged through twenty-five years of successful trading as a Melbourne-based fashion designer and wholesaler.”

www.jennybannister.com.au

Jenny Bannister's Charity of Choice:
Grey St Mission
www.sacredheartmission.org.com

Nicolangela

“Nicole Williams designer and founder of nicolangĂ«la is a leader in the move toward a pared-down, unstructured silhouette in women's occasion wear. Her designs, often characterized by understated glamour, luxurious fabrics and unique exclusive prints, have introduced ease and streamlined modernity into Australian dressing.”


Nicolangela’s Charity of Choice:
Beyond Blue

Why did you choose this charity/what does it mean to you?
Beyond Blue is a fantastic organisation offering a fantastic service. Mental health is so prevalent in today’s society and it is great to have a service to offer education, advice and support.

Miss Lyndel Yeo

“Described as Tokyo Street chic, school girl innocence, MISS LYNDEL YEO followers have come to expect a burst of fresh styles & fun colour with the release of each new limited edition collection!

The award winning label focuses on a balance of strong lines and stunningly feminine silhouettes. Dramatic cuts, bold shapes and soft embellishments have become the perfect recipe for creating pieces that are sure to stay with you forever.”

Miss Lyndel Yeo’s Charity of Choice:
AIDS Trust Australia
Why did you choose this charity/what does it mean to you?
Where to start… AIDS is something I feel passionate about & have supported for years now. It has touched my family & my heart. The easy prevention method’s makes the unknown cure even more devastating.

Tiffany Treloar

“Tiffany Treloar was just 10 years old in the mid 1970s when her mother, leading Australian designer Prue Acton, gave her a sewing machine. Young Tiffany immediately put the machine to good use - she began sewing blankets for her horse.

Today, the pattern for that horse blanket has long since disappeared, but the name Tiffany Treloar has become a by-word for high quality, textile-based fashion amongst discerning Australian women.”

Tiffany Treloar's Charity of Choice:
Greening Australia - Victoria

Why did you choose this charity/what does it mean to you?
They are passionate about protecting and restoring the health, diversity and productivity of our unique Australian landscapes.

Alexi Freeman

"Alexi Freeman is a Melbourne-based fashion designer whose collections for women are manufactured locally incorporating elements of hand drawn & printed textiles worked into drape juxtaposed with tailoring. Informed by his grounding in printmaking and sculpture, Freeman’s eponymous label explores urbane elegance for women who are enamored by the past, but lust after the future. After only six seasonal collections of ready-to-wear, the ALEXI FREEMAN brand is already establishing a strong following in the domestic and international market."

www.alexifreeman.com

Side Show Design

"Side Show Design is a Melbourne based fashion label created by friends Merilyn and Elizabeth. Taking inspiration from the glitz and glamour of the 1930’s 40’s and 50’s and mixing it with the weird and wonderful circus theme, Side Show Design presents a collection full of interest, charm and elegance."

www.sideshowdesign.com.au

Side Shoe Design’s Charity of Choice:
The Lost Dogs Home
www.dogshome.com

Why did you choose this charity/what does it mean to you?
We recently found a dog that had been abandoned and had to give him to the lost dogs home. They found her owners but they wanted to put her down because she had some medical problems. The lost dogs home was able to give her the proper medication and dental work she needed so that we could adopt her..... So we chose this charity for little dog Louisiana Rose (shorty).

Leonard St.

“Leonard St is an independent Melbourne based label, which strives to offer a quality product with a unique style. Leonard St embodies a paired down urban elegance. A simple style, of clean lines and silhouettes, a strong colour palette and original print designs combine to create the Leonard St look of easy chic.”

www.leonardstreet.com.au

Leonard St.’s Charity of Choice:
The Lost Dogs Home
www.dogshome.com

Why did you choose this charity/what does it mean to you?
I love my dog and would hate to see him lost! Many of them have injuries from miss-treatment. Most of the workers at The Lost Dogs & Cats home are volunteers.

Made In Donald

“Made in Donald is a made to order label focused on creating wearable, interesting fashion garments that are not aimed at a specific age group or are limited by size.

Made in Donald is designed with careful consideration of cut, fit, proportion and style and for women who want something a bit more from their clothing, something individual, special and that which has been made with particular care and detail.”


Made In Donald’s Charity of Choice:
Beyond Blue

Why did you choose this charity/what does it mean to you?
Depression is something that many people suffer with and for this reason I have chosen beyond blue because provide an enormous support to sufferers.

K.B.A.D

“K. B. A. D is the essence of young modern design, flawless construction combined with a strong awareness of body shape and high quality control.

Focusing on classic elegance with a twist of modern edge elements, K. B. A. D garments are a guarantee of long lasting timeless pieces that will keep you looking fabulous for seasons to come.

Owned by 23 year old designer Karin Bochnik Altman, who moved to Melbourne in 2004 to pursue a career in fashion design.

Determined to conquer the fashion world, Karin launched her own label in 2007, K. B. A. D is aimed at chic and stylish women who have a great sense of style and elegance but enjoy a “twist”.”

K.B.A.D’s Charity of Choice:
RSPCA AUSTRALIA
www.rspca.org.au

Why did you choose this charity/what does it mean to you?
I admire the work they do, saving animals all across Australia. I think it’s so important to prevent cruelty and protect our beloved pets.

Sara Victoria

“Sara Victoria takes her inspiration from nature and finds joy in discovering ways to preserve it. Creating organic softwears is a new endeavour which combines various skills and knowledge accumulated through prior experiences in natural therapies, film & theatre production, costume making and her keen interest for design and artistry.”


Sara Victoria’s Charity of Choice:
WWF

Why did you choose this charity/what does it mean to you?
If we can maintain and preserve our wildlife it will help maintain the natural balance of our earth.

Lady Petrova

“Created by Petrova Hammond, Lady Petrova is a label that has evolved into a coveted and intrinsic part of the Melbourne fashion market. As described by Kristy Hinze, Petrova’s designs are “Beautiful, bright & breathtaking, a very distinctive style that makes you stand out from the crowd.”

Her clothes provide that bit of luxury that every girl craves. With their distinctive mixture of the ethereal and fashion forward edginess, they are beautiful to look at, and easy to wear.

Targeting an audience who love life and dressing up, Lady Petrova is stocked throughout selected boutiques throughout Australia and in their own flagship store in Flinders Lane Melbourne.”


Lady Petrova’s Charity of Choice:
Cancer Council Victoria

Why did you choose this charity/what does it mean to you?
My father who was also a fashion designer died of skin cancer when I was 6 years old.

Eva Q

Eva Q Facebook

Eva Q’s Charity of Choice:
Clean Up Australia
www.cleanup.org.au

Why did you choose this charity/what does it mean to you?
A great organisation with a simple and effective message to encourage Australians to respect and maintain the natural beauty of our country.

Anna Campbell

"Anna Campbell is a Melbourne based fashion label, specialising in sweeping goddess-like gowns, eye-catching cocktail dresses and stunning, delicate fascinators. All dress and fascinators are made in Melbourne, created using Australian sourced, luxury fabrics. Dresses are made in limited number, and stocked only in selected boutiques."

Anna Campbell’s Charity of Choice:
RSPCA

Why did you choose this charity/what does it mean to you?
I love animals

Joolz

“Designer Airdrie Makim has been creating beautiful jewelled artistry ever since she was a child, growing up on a remote rural property in outback Australia. Now based in Melbourne, Airdrie continued her love affair with jewellery when she started her brand Joolz just a couple of short years ago – and she has been nominated for awards ever since.

Drawing inspiration from 1920s Hollywood glamour, Joolz uses a range of environmentally friendly materials, from pearls, the only sustainable gem on the planet, to recycled vintage playing cards and children’s toys. These materials create striking statement pieces in bold black & white, sometimes including a splash of red, or a dash of cream.”

Hopeless

“Hopeless Handmade Lingerie specialise in high end lingerie and sleepwear, handcrafted from silk, organic cotton and the softest bamboo jersey, with exquisite detailing and vintage flair. Their mission is to provide garments that empower the wearer and celebrate the female form.”

www.hopelesshotel.com.au

Hair Fascinators

Handcrafted fascinators for all sorts of occasions, Weddings, parties, anything! HairFascinators.com use only the finest materials and offer both Made to Order designs in colours to match your outfit, as well as a selection of Ready Made Pieces for immediate dispatch.

www.hairfascinators.com