Monday, June 25, 2012


Black Caviar owners being presented with the winning trophy by the Queen!
Jill Taylor (on right of the queen holding the trophy) looked simply divine, in her House of Snowball Lemon and White Wiggle Dress with custom made wide brim silk organza hat.
Jill's dress was custom designed and hand-made by the House of Snowball mother and daughter team, Louise and Kristie Coakley. Her gorgeous wide brim silk hat was hand-crafted by Kristie Coakley.

Above: Detail of the dress.
"Lady in Lemon and White Wiggle Dress"
Vintage white cotton organdy broderie anglais eyelet and daisy lace, over yellow and taupe cottons. Lemon silk organza draped straps with white silk organza edged neckline and hand-detailed yellow piping behind scalloped daisy trim lace on bust.
Yellow silk satin chameause lining with boning and hand finished zip.
Scalloped hem skirt with self-covered yellow silk belt.
"Lady in Lemon and White Hat" in progress... hand-made sinamay base with wide brim. White and lemon silk organza flouced and bagged out layers with hand-crafted yellow and white petals and vintage cotton drippy lace center.

Saturday, June 23, 2012


House of Snowball goes Cou-Cou--Couture over Black Caviar
By Paul Rowe 

The creative team at exclusive House of Snowball boutique, South Melbourne, have been burning the midnight oil over the past month, in preparation for this weeks Royal Ascot racing extravaganza, featuring the mighty mare Black Caviar in the Golden Jubilee Stakes!

A collection of 10 gorgeous ladies, comprising of Black Caviar owners and admirers and ranging in age from 18 to 70, has joined the party who have flown to London this week specifically to watch their magnificent horse have her crack at equine immortality. They will all be wearing House of Snowball outfits that have been custom-designed and created for the momentous occasion, this Saturday. 

One of Black Caviar's owners, the glamorous Jill Taylor, will be dressed head-to-toe in House of Snowball finery, with her custom-designed couture detailed dress, jacket and hand-crafted hat, sure to make the Royal Ascot faithful stand up and take notice. After meeting Prince Charles and Camilla earlier this week, rumour has it that Jill has been diligently practicing her curtsy in anticipation of accepting the winners trophy from Her Majesty the Queen!

The collection of garments we've created for show at Royal Ascot this weekend, will feature a broad range of our unique House of Snowball design aesthetic. Race style 'Wiggle' dresses and full 50's inspired petticoat skirts, vintage hand-dyed and appliqued laces and couture detailing will be the order of the day, all in complimenting, on trend spring colours, to excite the discerning and fashion-forward International racing crowd.

The race will be shown in Australia tonight live at 12.45am Eastern Standard time.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Black Caviar Shines in House of Snowball

House of Snowball has been at the races again... but this time it was with Black Caviar! 

Wearing a gorgeous House of Snowball Fiorella Dress, Jill Taylor, one of the stylish ladies who owns Black Caviar, proudly walked the beautiful mare out to win her 21st consecutive race in Morphetville, Adelaide.

Stunning Jill also wore a specially designed French butter silk brocade and hand-dyed steel silk hat by House of Snowball.

Jill's gorgeous daughters are sporting Abbie Walsh rosette headbands purchased from House of Snowball, perfect winning outfits!

Look out for House of Snowball in the Black Caviar party at Royal Ascot... Goodluck!