If you’ve read the older posts here on MissMatchy, you know Lady Petrova is one of my all-time favourite brands. Her Flinders Lane boutique was my happy place – where I’d go to when I wanted to feel better after a tough uni exam, when I wanted to be surrounded by sparkly things or even when I just wanted to have empowering girl talks with women I came to know and admire.
I was among the many people who got pretty bummed when Petrova announced she was closing down the store, early this year, even though I knew great things were coming up in the next chapter of her life. Since then she has established a beautiful bridal atelier just a block away from her old boutique and released the first ready to wear collection for Lady Petrova Bridal. Now that some time has passed, I couldn’t be more excited about this new direction, especially because I’m engaged… but I will always look back fondly on the years I got to feel the magic of the Flinders Lane boutique.
That’s why the day before Lady Petrova closed its doors for the very last time I went there to say goodbye and make a video so I could always remember it and so I could show what the store looked like to the people who never got a chance to visit. To be fair, it usually looked better than it does on the video, given that they were at the end of a clear-out sale, but you can still see how magical that little place was. Check it out and don’t forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel: