Tuesday, December 20, 2011

5 Days until Christmas...!


Box No.6
"Tilly" Couture Headpiece hand-crafted by Fleur Coakley for House of Snowball.
Pleated Shot Blue Silk Organza, twisted Tea Rose & Oyster Silk Organza, Soft Pink Tulle, Vintage Velvet Leaf and Blue Silk & Vintage Mink & Gold Lace Covered Button
On silver press down hairclip.
AUS $55.00



If you can't make it into the store and are interested in purchasing any of these special pieces, please feel free to contact us:

PH : 03 9696 1777

info@houseofsnowball.com

6 DAYS TO GO!!


Box No. 7
"Tasella" Chinoiserie Wrist Cuff
Hand-made by House of Snowball with patch-worked Chinese Brocades and Silk Dupion off-cuts with bright coral gathered & frayed Silk Georgette.
Steel Blue & Charcoal Silk Dupion Covered Buttons and hand-made loops.
AUS $71.50

Sunday, December 18, 2011

7 Days until Christmas!



Box N0. 8
Hand-crafted Couture Brooch made from Vintage Blue Satin, glittery lilac stamens, Charcoal Alencon Lace, Tea Rose Silk Organza, Vintage Blue Daisies.
Collaboration - Abbie Walsh and House of Snowball
AUS $55.00

Friday, December 16, 2011

9 Days to GO!!



Box No.10
Absolutely Gorgeous Antique 1920's Garden Scene Appliqued Flowers Bag by Abbie Walsh Vintage. Garden Scene is on both sides - what a rare treasure!! I nearly couldn't part with this one...
SOLD


If you can't make it into the store and are interested in purchasing any of these special pieces, please feel free to contact us:

PH : 03 9696 1777

info@houseofsnowball.com

10 Days to Go!


Box No. 11
A pair of hand-made House of Snowball Cuffs.
Dark Coral Silk Dupion and Charcoal Alencon Re-embroidered Scallop Lace with contrast Silver-Charcoal Dupion Covered Buttons
AUS$132.00 for the pair





Oops! Box No. 12's pink sequin 1920's Flapper Bag didn't last long!
Sold on the first day!
So replaced with a Teardrop Art Deco Pearl 1910 era bag.
AUS $145.00



Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I'm dreaming of a ... Snowball Christmas...



Christmas windows at House of Snowball 277 Coventry St.



Our glimmery white tree is decorated with vintage trinkets, hand-made couture brooches and hairpieces, surrounded by hankie-gift envelopes and topped off with a vintage 1920's sequin fan.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Spring Racing Carnival HATS at House of Snowball!


Instore now at our Coventry St Boutique come and discover a range of unique hats and headpieces perfect for Spring Racing Carnival.

Fleur Coakley, the sister and daughter respectively of designers Kristie and Louise, has created a truly beautiful range of hats, made with gorgeous House of Snowball fabrics and vintage millinery accessories sourced from France and Belgium. Fleur’s new collection features a whimsical collection of different colours, sizes and styles - all designed and crafted exclusively for House of Snowball.

Also in store this week, shipped straight from London, is an elegant selection of more traditional Derby day style hats, by Alba Castillo. Alba is a London based hat designer,she completed her formal education in millinery at the Kensigton and Chelsea College with Kirsten Scott, former milliner for Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel, and then went to work with legendary milliner Stephen Jones where she collaborated in collections for Giles Deacon, Marc Jacobs, Galiano, and Comme des Garcons among others. Alba works with passion and flair and has an innate sense of understanding form that flatters, each piece is hand-crafted and finish to a very high standard.


To top off our collection of House of Snowball Spring season delights, we have a range of exquisite one-off hand-detailed headpieces, hair bands and other precious accessories by Abbie Walsh, made from sugary colour ways and intriguing antique trims.


And of course some ever-evolving creations by us...!

COVENTRY ST SHOP OPENING HOURS


TUES - FRI 10 - 5.30
SAT 10 - 5
SUN 11 - 4

Sunday, October 16, 2011

House of Snowball at DAS boutique, Dubai

House of Snowball now has a Dubai stockist.
DAS boutique is an exclusive outlet in Dubai which houses the DAS label, created by London trained design sisters, Reem and Hind Beljaftla, consisiting of their in house range of abayas based on Middle Eastern traditional design infused with cutting edge style.
DAS Collection discovered the House of Snowball cuffs in the recent UK Vogue Master Class shoot and now stock a range of the hand-made couture accessories to be worn with their abayas designs.
DAS Collection who is also stocked in Harrods in London, recently launched their Ready- to-wear collection at London Fashion Week for the first time.
www.dascollection.com

Thursday, August 11, 2011

House of Snowball teach a lesson in MASTER Cuff dressing...

VOGUE UK SEPTEMBER
"Master Class"
Models: Arizona Muse & Freja Beha Erichsen
Photography: Mario Testino
Stylist: Lucinda Chambers
CUFFS: House of Snowball & Abbie Walsh


Left: House of Snowball B/W Minelli Cuffs
Right: House of Snowball B/W Lattice Lace Cuffs

AUD$198 available to buy on House of Snowball E-boutique at shop.houseofsnowball.com





Left: House of Snowball B/W Minelli Cuffs
Right: House of Snowball B/W Lattice Lace Cuffs
Available on House of Snowball E-boutique at shop.houseofsnowball.com


Left: Matching pairs of Abbie Walsh Bunny Girl Bucks Fizz Leather Cuffs
Available on Abbie Walsh Online Shop at http://abbiewalsh.bigcartel.com/

Right: House of Snowball Couture Cuffs featuring antique white cotton needlerun tulle lace circa 1890's
, vintage french beaded & sequined black alencon lace, white ostrich feathers, white crinkle silk chiffon and white queen silk satin covered buttons.
Only 2 pairs available AUD$450 on House of Snowball E-boutique at shop.houseofsnowball.com



Left: House of Snowball Asymetric Chantilly Lace Cuffs
Right:
House of Snowball Asymetric Chantilly Lace Cuffs with chantilly lace and vintage gold diamonte buttons
AUD $230 available on House of Snowball E-boutique at shop.houseofsnowball.com




Left: Abbie Walsh Bunny Girl Bucks Fizz Leather Cuffs
Available on Abbie Walsh Online Shop at http://abbiewalsh.bigcartel.com/

Right:
Abbie Walsh Bunny Girl Bucks Fizz Leather Cuffs with House of Snowball Abigail Lace Cuffs
http://abbiewalsh.bigcartel.com/ and shop.houseofsnowball.com


Left: House of Snowball Abigail Lace Cuffs
Right:
House of Snowball Abigail Lace Cuffs
AUD$198 available on House of Snowball E-boutique at shop.houseofsnowball.com


Beautiful.

So now you can shop our whole range of
gorgeous accessories online on our brand new e-boutique......



Visit
shop.houseofsnowball.com

To celebrate the launch of our eboutique we are offering free shipping anywhere in the world this week only!


What a lovely treat to be pictured in the Vogue shoot along side our talented London accessories designer, Abbie Walsh. Visit www.abbiewalsh.com to see the Bunny Girl Bucks Fizz Leather Cuffs which you can also purchase on her online shop.
While you are there, take a peek at her gorgeous new collections.


Many of these new Abbie Walsh creations and vintage delights will be available at House of Snowball when we re-open on Friday, 2nd September.








Tuesday, August 2, 2011

HOUSE OF SNOWBALL HITS VOGUE UK!!!!


The latest edition of Vogue UK was released in London yesterday... and House of Snowball cuffs play a starring role in the amazing "MASTER CLASS" shoot photographed by Mario Testino!!!
We couldn't have dreamed for a more beautifully styled shoot!

Stunning model Freya Beha Erichson (also pictured on the cover) wears our beautiful cuffs in a moody yet delicate shoot set in the streets of Antwerp. Styled by Lucinda Chambers both of House of Snowball and Abbie Walsh cuffs are the main accessories styled with the key peices of all the top designers current collections.



Pictured right is one of the devine pictures featuring House of Snowball Abigail Cuffs...

Wow. A-mazing.

also visit
www.vogue.co.uk/magazine for a little preview of our B/W Minelli Cuffs teamed with the Louis Vuitton Collar in the opening spread!

We can't wait to get our hands on the magazine!

Current Air frieght copies should be popping up in selected newsagencies in Australia in the next few days, we'll fight you for them!


Visit our new e-boutique to purchase the little beauties online;
http://www.houseofsnowball.com/

Sunday, July 17, 2011

THE SNOWBALL MINI BRIDE


Lisa and Ken.

The beautiful Lisa STUNNED her hubby and wedding guests when she walked up the aisle in House of Snowball’s first MINI WEDDING DRESS! A great deal of subterfuge was involved to keep Lisa’s ‘mini’ a secret and the looks on the faces of the wedding guests were priceless as she sashayed down the aisle with her gorgeous pins on parade.


Lisa looked incredible in her half traditional white silk satin and organza mini dress, with beautiful vintage 1960’s guipure cotton lace bodice, detachable white silk satin charmeuse drape and vintage diamante buckle.
The dress was custom designed, taking inspiration both from House of Snowball’s “Chinoiserie Tutu” and Lisa’s mum Judy’s original wedding dress from the 70’s, with guipure cotton lace detail.


The full tutu style silhouette was made up of layers and layers of white silk organza circles, which were dip-dyed on the hems graduating to darker shades of ultraviolet purple as they went further in under the skirt. Setting if all off, Lisa wore a pair of matching ultraviolet purple high-heels. The finishing touch was a House of Snowball designed and delicately hand-appliqu├ęd vintage cotton guipure lace edged silk organza veil.



What an event! The guests had an absolute ball when they entered Westside Events, a converted warehouse in West Melbourne, which was decked out like a summertime garden party, complete with Astroturf, ice-cream van and hedged fruit trees.
The Bridal party was escorted to the event in none other than a blue Volkswagen Kombi van!

Sharing the spotlight with Lisa on her special day, was her mother Judy, dressed in a gorgeous one-off Ready to Wear House of Snowball design, made from blended blue and soft gold Chinese brocade and charcoal silk organza with an art deco black jet and diamante belt clasp. Put simply, Judy looked the picture of elegance and sophistication.
The Groom, Groomsmen and Father of the Bride looked dashing, sporting an eclectic mix of brightly coloured ties and each with a unique handmade pin from House of Snowball.

The men’s pins were made from a vintage hatpin, collaged with silk scraps, vintage laces, clustered with buttons, feathers and found objects.



To complement the Groomsmen, the Bridesmaids wore wrist corsage keepsakes, a posy of fruity coloured fabric snippets and haberdashery trinkets.
Thanks to Lisa for her absolute enthusiasm in embracing the creative process with us and we take our hats off to her for creating an exciting and individual event that will be cherished for years to come.