As I’ve mentioned before, Lady Petrova made the move into bridal wear earlier this year. The Melbourne designer closed down her Flinders Lane boutique where she stocked various labels as well as her own and set up a new home in the iconic Nicholas Building. This past July she released her first ever ready-to-wear bridal collection, “As You Wish”.
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.
As I mentioned last week, my love for the pink bomber was born on the day I tried on Valfré’s Mermaid jacket at Lady Petrova. Wearing it felt like a magical hug and though I fell head over heels for it, I was there to buy a dress I’d had my eye on forever so I ended up leaving the bomber behind. A week later it was sold out and I really regretted not buying it, so I started looking for an alternative.
A little while back no fashionista would ever be caught dead pairing sneakers with skirts or wearing sportswear to dinner. Oh, how times have changed! The sports luxe trend is one of the biggest this season and a lot of people are in love with it. For a super stylish way of adapting it to your everyday life, there are two items you must add to your wardrobe: the sneaker and the bomber. We’re focusing on the jacket today.
As most of you who follow the blog will know by now, Lady Petrova is one of my favourite brands. It goes beyond the exquisite designs, though. Petrova Hammond, the woman behind it, is actually one of my biggest inspirations. The first time you meet her, there’s no chance you will be able to walk away without being impacted by her fairy-like persona, or at least her incredible orange hair à la Little Mermaid. She is the personification of her brand, a beautiful unicorn that makes you believe in glittery magic in the middle of a real-world grey metropolis. But don’t be mistaken by her love of everything girly – Petrova is one of strongest women I know, who’s built her cult brand from scratch and now runs one of the most quintessential Melbourne labels.