Last week, while running a few errands, I decided to stop for a nice little wander around Hawksburn Village. This quaint village boasts a large selection of beautiful boutiques, stocking local and international designer labels. One of my favourites would have to be Belinda.
Belinda stocks one of the most highly desired Italian high-end labels; M A R N I. What drew me to each garment from the current Spring/Summer '13 collection, was the use of simplistic, classic styling, pastel colours and an exquisite and sumptuous selection of Italian fabrics, from silk to cashmere. I was in heaven!
On a mannequin draped an adorable, feminine, lemon A-line dress. It actually reminded me of something Miuccia Prada may have designed herself. In fact, there were subtle hints of Miu Miu coming through this collection, for example, in the pocket-placement of the dress and the necklace, not unlike Miu Miu's Cameo necklace.
Another favourite piece from this collection was a simple white tunic top, at the perfect length (not too long, not too boxy) with a black ribbon trimming along the neckline, very reminiscent of Madamme Coco Chanel herself. I would love to add this garment to my collection!! Who knows, I may be able to pick it up when Belinda have another sale. I would style this in a myriad of ways, including a classic pair of black cigarette pants.
Belinda are currently offering up to 50% off selected styles from their previous season, including garments from M A R N I. They are located at 584 Malvern Rd, Hawksburn &, for your convenience, are now open on Sundays.
Hope you're enjoying your weekend so far. I spent a relaxing morning at my fabulous hairdressers, Rokk Ebony, and the rest of the day was spent pottering around the house. Tomorrow afternoon my husband and I are going to do a spot of shopping before going to the movies to see The Hobbit. I'm looking forward to it!
If you're at a loss of what to do and you're in Melbourne, why not go for a little drive to Hawksburn Village and pop into Belinda while you're there! I'm sure you'll find something you love.
Yours in style,