Top Wedding Dress Designers | Moi Moi Fine Jewellery

Date Added: August 10, 2016

Australia's Top Wedding Dress Designers
There are a million and one choices when it comes to picking a wedding dress, and we often get asked by our customers who just bought an engagement ring,
who we recommend as a wedding dress designer; so where should a ‘bride to be’ begin?

To make things a little easier we’ve brought together a list of Australia’s finest wedding dress designers.
From the luxurious laces of Anna Campbell to the minimalist glam of Johanna Johnson, the Australian bridal design scene has something for everyone.
We’ve got the down low on who to look to for creativity and inspiration for that all-important dress.
Read on to see who’s who of our picks, of Australian talent in wedding design!

 

1. J’Aton Couture

J’Aton Couture has been creating unique gowns from Prahran, Melbourne since 1995. A favourite among Australian celebrities (think Rebecca Judd’s glorious gown),
prize-winning duo Jacob Luppino and Anthony Pittorino met at a Melbourne fashion college in 1989. It hasn’t always been easy going though; the pair worked for 15 years in the suburbs of Melbourne before they became a household name in the bridal fashion world. J’Aton Couture has a reputation for attention to detail; think sexy sheer lace, hand beading and intricate details.
As the boys themselves say, "We dress woman through the eyes of Men”.
Embodying a unified vision of design stemming from an insatiable desire to create, the J’Aton signature style is a lavish juxtaposition between contrasting elements- the avant- garde and the classic;
the opulent and the raw; the masculine and the feminine; the past and the present.

(Image courtesy of http://www.jatoncouture.com/
Photograph by Jennifer Stenglein)

 

2. Anna Campbell

If you want a luxurious, elegant, feminine, and romantic feel for your wedding day, then Anna Campbell is your designer. With gowns that sparkle with decadent embellishments over soft tulles and silk chiffons,
or dresses of delicate laces with floating trains, there is something truly mesmerising about an Anna Campbell dress. No matter which kind of bride you may be, when you slip into your Anna Campbell wedding dress you will feel timeless but not traditional, glamorous but elegant. Anna Campbell creates breathtaking dresses and sparkling accessories, inspired by Old Hollywood glamour and vintage romance, all ethically handmade in Melbourne Australia. 

 

(Image courtesy of www.annacampbell.com.au,
Photographed by Lost in Love Photography)

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3. Maggie Sotero

Maggie Sotero’s stunning dresses are the culmination of four generations of artistry. Her work captures the imaginations of brides around the world by fusing classic,
romantic silhouettes with modern, alluring details. The Maggie Sotero collections draw inspiration from all over, some are designed with the classic, romantic bride in mine, while the Sotero and Midgley collection pushes the edges of bridal fashion with bold, contemporary statement and cuts (pictured).

 

(Image courtesy of www.maggiesottero.com)

 
4. Steven Khalil

Steven Khalil’s designs embody elegance and beauty. In his collection you’ll find sheer cut-aways, bold lace sequinning, eye-catching shapes and fine tulle. All his work combines classical elements with a fresh, contemporary edge. Steven’s talent and hard work was recognised young when, a few years out of fashion school, he became head designer at the tender age of 22.
In 2003 he established his own fashion house in Paddington, Sydney and hasn’t looked back since.

(Image courtesy of http://www.stevenkhalil.com)

5. Paolo Sebastian

At just 26 years old, Adelaide’s Paolo Vassilef (the designer behind Paolo Sebastian) has already made waves in the bridal fashion world, designing for the likes of Giuliana Rancic, Sonja Kruger and Carrie Bickmore. His dresses are unique and aimed to highlight the beauty of each individual who wears them. His work encapsulates a stunning blend of bold, high fashion with delicate beauty. Combining flawless technical tailoring with tiny hand-sewn details, every dress exudes timeless elegance.

(Image courtesy of paolosebastian.com)

 

6. Johanna Johnson

For the bride who’s too smooth to look like a princess, Johanna Johnson’s gowns are the embodiment of minimalist, art-deco inspired glam. If you’re seeking a simple, sleek and graceful dress then she’s the designer for you. Her designs feature smooth silks, and minimal but eye-catching beading and draw inspiration from 1920s glam, with drop waists and beautifully beaded shift gowns. They’d be perfectly paired with a 1920s style beaded headband. Popular with international celebrities (she’s dressed Madonna, Angelina Jolie and Meryl Streep!), Johanna Johnson has boutiques in Sydney, London and New York.

(Image courtesy of johannajohnson.com)

 

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7. Mariana Hardwick

Think shape flattering, fine-boned corsets and it’s all about the drape and texture. Melbourne-based, Mariana Hardwick has been in the business for 30 years, and she knows exactly how to strike the balance between grandeur and couture artfulness. Hardwick’s dresses feature complete lace, nude looks, and just a hint of colour, making them truly unique.
Based in Melbourne, Mariana Hardwick’s Bridal Nouveau Collection is available in some of the best bridal boutiques in the country and the world.

(Image courtesy of marianahardwick.com.au)

 

8. Jennifer Regan

After graduating from the Sydney Institute Ultimo and East Sydney Fashion Design Studio, Jennifer Regan has taken her experience in fashion design, costume design, pattern making and couture processes to craft signature bridal gowns. Her trademark is that perfect combination of luxury, simplicity and fine detailing.  Encouraging every bride to embrace and enhance her individuality,
Regan uses nothing but the best European laces and luxurious silks, and works with a dedicated team of artisans.
“Unique design is my passion”, says Jennifer. “My mission is to create beauty – and I am rewarded every day when I watch a woman step into one of my creations and they realise this is the one’”.

(Images courtesy of www.jenniferregan.com.au)

 

9. Lilli Marcs

If you’re after lustrous fabrics that float gracefully across your wedding dance floor, then look no further than Lili Marcs. With 20 years of experience, Lili Marcs designs range from the minimal and simple,
to the luxuriously embellished – there is truly something for every bride. Quality is the highest priority with the best silk and lace imported directly from Europe.
We asked Lilli a few questions:

What do you love about designing wedding gowns?

Making a brides dreams come true on their special day is what I truly love. It's such a privilege to be able to join them on their journey towards their happily ever after.
Every bride is different and l love to listen to their story to understand their wedding ideas and aspirations. With this in mind I work collaboratively with each and every bride to design their own unique gown.

What is your trademark look?

My own design collection definitely has a signature look. Recently described by Luxury Weddings as the couture queen of slinky bridal gowns, my gowns are designed to highlight and flatter a woman's natural silhouette. The backs of my gowns are just as important as the front and low feature backs are a theme throughout. This combined with exquisite detailing, beading and only the finest laces and fabrics make a gown from Lilli Marcs truly unique.

What is your inspiration when designing wedding gowns?

Inspiration can come from many different areas; from the materials I work with such as new fabrics, laces and beading to the desire to help a bride’s hopes and aspirations for their perfect day come true. I love the hollywood screen legends such as Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, their timeless style and simple elegance is definitely echoed in my design collection. The Gatsby inspired 1920's is also a source of inspiration. My gowns often feature beautiful beading from fully encrusted gowns to beaded shoulder accents, embellished gowns really can make you feel like Hollywood royalty.

  

(Images courtesy of www.lillimarcs.com.au)

 
10. Leah Da Gloria

Leah started out with the Sydney Institute of Design. After graduating in 2007 she refined her skills with some of Australia’s most distinguished labels before launching the Leah Da Gloria brand in 2012.
Since then there’s been no looking back. Her dresses fuse sleek, luxe gowns with ornate embellishment. Leah Da Gloria specialises in custom-designed gowns, hand-crafted at her studio in Sydney.

(Image courtesy of www.leahdagloria.com.au)


11. Sant Elia

If you want to push the boundaries, then Sant Elia, with their signature touch of cheekiness, might just be for you. Drawing inspiration from dark, musing European subcultures,
SANT ELIA’s Stephanie Caltabiano Cherrington, has an edgy European undercurrent that harks back to her European roots. These dresses are nothing if not lavish! Cherrington specialises in bridal lace, and her craftsmanship is reflected in the detailed embroidering, fringing and 3D floral lace throughout her collections.

(Image courtesy of santelia.com.au)

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Spoilt for choice!

The Australian ‘bride to be’ is truly spoilt for choice when it comes to the creativity and talent of home-grown wedding designers.
Whether you draw inspiration from the sleek, minimalist looks, the flattering silhouettes or the exquisite detailing, Australian wedding designers really do have that perfect look for every bride.

 




Welcome to the newly refurbished Moi Moi store

Date Added: July 8, 2016

The store is refreshed and change is as good as a holiday, right?! We are now open and we look forward to welcoming you.

We feel excited about the next phase of Moi Moi and we have some very exciting things in the pipeline… stay tuned!

For now, you will notice our famous magenta colour which was on our carpet has moved up onto our back wall.

We have a whole new wedding band section and a new consultation area to serve you.

 

 

 

 

Our speciality is designing and crafting. We love working with our clients to make their dream rings a reality.

The process is smooth and rewarding. You can choose to work with any jewel, including our signature jewel Moissanite.
A CAD drawing will be provided to you for your approval before we begin crafting your ring.
Come by for a cup of tea and a chat about your design ideas, or send an email to
info@moimoi.com.au

See you soon,
Moi Moi

 




Oscars Jewellery Trends 2016

Date Added: March 3, 2016

 The 2016 Academy Awards fashion did not disappoint on the red carpet. From stunning gowns, beautiful hair and gorgeous jewellery, we have got all the trends right here for you.

 

Sparkle Dresses

A bit of bling was certainly a popular choice this year with plenty of sparkles covering elegant dresses.

 There were gowns top to toe covered in sequins like Margot Robbie’s ‘Oscar-gold’ number by Tom Ford; Robin Roberts’ metallic silver gown; Naomi Watts’ midnight blue classic dress; and Saoirse Ronan’s delectable Emerald green slip which we loved.

 

Margot Robbie, Robin Roberts, Naomi Watts, Saoirse Ronan - Photo Credit: Getty Images


Emily Blunt’s pale pink gown and Alicia Vikander’s playful yellow Louis Vuitton dress were both youthful, elegant and fun with sporadic sparkles on both.  

  
Emily Blunt, Alicia Vikander - Photo Credit: Getty Images

 

Art Deco Accessories

Brie Larson, winner of best actress for ‘Room’, looks effortless with her Art Deco jewel encrusted belt on her Royal Blue Gucci pleated gown, perfectly complimented with simple pearl drop earrings. 

Olivia Wilde stuns in a jeweled choker and Art Deco fan stud earrings with feature pearls.

  

Brie Larson, Olivia Wilde - Photo Credit: Getty Images

 

Simple Hair, Statement Jewellery

There’s nothing like a whopping piece of feature jewellery to make a big statement. The celebs wore their hair quite simply to draw your attention to their stunning jewels that complement their gowns.

 Giuliana Rancic simple bun enhances the shape and size of her round chandelier diamond earrings. 

One the best looks of the night, was the mismatched pair of drop earrings worn by Saoirse Ronan. They featured 18 carats of Emeralds, over 3 carats of diamonds, nearly 6 carats of Jadeites, and pearls. Her natural beachy hair set off her eyes which complimented her Emerald green dress, a colour she chose to wear to represent her homeland Ireland. 

Naomi Watts always loves the statement necklaces, and despite her petite frame she pulls them off beautifully. This year she wore a gorgeous collar diamond necklace, and simple but large stud diamond solitaire earrings. Her naturally styled hair finished her overall Hollywood glamour look.

Chalize Theron’s plunging neckline showed off her long statement necklace of 48.8 carat diamonds, and cluster earrings and pulled back hair completed her fresh and striking look.

 

Giuliana Rancic - Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Saoirse Ronan - Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP
Naomi Watts - Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Charlize Theron - Photo Credit: Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP

 

Multiple Cocktail Rings

We love jewellery stacking, and it was a definite trend at the 88th Academy Awards.

Priyanka Chopra wore 50 carats of diamonds plus stacked diamond rings on numerous fingers. 

Rachel McAdams looked sleek in backless jade-coloured gown, and stacked diamond rings on both hands.

Jennifer Jason Leigh also stacked large cocktail diamond rings on both hands.

 

Priyanka Chopra - Photo Credit: Angela Weiss / AFP / Getty Images
Jennifer Jason Leigh - Photo Credit: Getty Images 

   

Rachel McAdams - Photo Credit: Getty Images

 

We love to spy the trends at the Oscars and share our thoughts with you of some of the red carpet looks. Overall, the jewellery truly was stunning with lots of statement pieces, and plenty of classic simple pieces too. The best thing is that you can get some of these looks without having to be a movie star or pay a fortune for them. Check out some more Oscar jewellery looks and that we’ve matched with similar items from Moi Moi, with our ‘Get The Look’ gallery.

  

 >>>>> GET THE LOOK <<<<<

Charlize Theron never disappoints on the red carpet, and her statement necklace, cluster earrings, and split shank rings complete her stunning look.

 

Get the look with your own cluster earrings: "Camille", 1.56tcw Moissanite, $1,080 https://www.moimoi.com.au/product-camille-1212.aspx

And split shank ring: "Kinsey" 1.95ct Moissanite, 0.25tc Diamonds, $4,090 https://www.moimoi.com.au/product-kinsey-873.aspx

Photo credit: Noel West for the New York Times

 

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Tina Fey stands out in this violet colour, and blue sapphires to match. 

You can get the look of this stunning and elaborate necklace but in a smaller toned down version. Get the look with our created sapphire and moissanite necklace: $10,500 https://www.moimoi.com.au/product-jacaranda-a-343.aspx

 

Photo credit: via Getty Image

 

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Aw we love Leo and Kate.... Kate Winslet wears Ralph Lauren and again we see the chandelier earrings!


 

Get the Look with similar chandelier earrings.

‘Eliza’ earrings – 12.50ct Moissanite, $7,800 inc GST

https://www.moimoi.com.au/product-eliza-229.aspx?

Photo credit: via Getty Images

 

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Kerry Washington wears chandelier earrings to complete a strong look in this gorgeous black and white Versace gown.

 

Get the Look with similar chandelier earrings.

‘Eliza’ earrings – 12.50ct Moissanite, $7,800 inc GST

https://www.moimoi.com.au/product-eliza-229.aspx

Photo credit: via Getty Images

 

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Always beautiful Margot Robbie looks sexy in this gold number and understated jewellery. We love the simple diamond ring she wears on her left hand.

 

Get the Look with a half band of diamonds or Moissanite.

‘Scarett’ ring – Moissanite, $1,040 inc GST

https://www.moimoi.com.au/product-scarlett-2-5-831.aspx

Photo credit: via Getty Images

 

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E! Host and Producer Maria Menounos sparkles in silver in this elegant gown and complimentary jewellery

 

Get the Look with with her drop earrings.

‘Deborah’ earrings – Moissanite & Diamond, $1,550 inc GST

https://www.moimoi.com.au/product-deborah-i-357.aspx

Photo credit: via Getty Images

 

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J.K. Simmons with Michelle Schumacher arrive on the red carpet. Get the Look with with her circle pendant.

 

‘Oriana’ pendant– Moissanite , 1.29 total carat weight, $1,350 inc GST

https://www.moimoi.com.au/product-oriana-169.aspx

Photo credit: via Getty Images

 

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Priyanka Chopra, star of "Quantico" arrives wearing Zuhair Murad, and stunning classic statement jewels.

Get the Look with with her big Cushion ring worn on her right hand.

 

‘Celeste’ ring – Moissanite , 2.12 total carat weight, $3,780 inc GST

https://www.moimoi.com.au/product-celeste-910.aspx

Photo credit: via Getty Images

 

 




Forever One Oval Moissanite

Date Added: February 2, 2016

  

SEEING IS BELIEVING

Stunning, elongated Forever One Oval cut Moissanite, is now available for a limited time.

Find Out below how you can use this stunning cut...

Choose from one of our impressive designs to set your oval Moissanite into.

 

 

“Gigi” ring 
Forever One Oval Cut Moissanite, 1.52ct
Diamond accents, 0.24ct
18K gold
$4140 inc GST

 

“Mia” ring
Forever One Oval Cut Moissanite, 0.96ct
Diamond accents, 0.36ct
18K gold
$3520 inc GST 

 

 

“Olive” Ring
Forever One Oval Cut Moissanite, 0.96ct
Diamond accents, 0.37ct
18K gold
$3600 inc GST

 

Take inspiration from celebrities such as Blake Lively, who look timeless, elegant and fashion forward with her oval cut engagement ring.

 


Moi Moi can custom make a bespoke oval ring for you with our CAD technology that will show you details of your custom jewellery so you can visualise what the end results will be.

  

  

 

Forever One Oval Moissanite is available for a limited time in the following sizes:

7mm x 5mm Oval, 0.96 carats (diamond equivalent)

8mm x 6mm Oval, 1.52 carats (diamond equivalent)

9mm x 7mm Oval, 2.19 carats (diamond equivalent)

Contact us to enquire about Forever One oval loose stones or any of these designs.

Forever One Moissanite is the new white Moissanite created by Charles & Colvard USA. It has the same superior qualities of brilliance, fire and lustre, which Moissanite is known for. The only difference is the colour, which now falls in a colourless range.

 Forever One Moissanite is also available in limited sizes of Round Cut, Cushion Cut and Square Brilliant Cut.

Find out more about Forever One.

 

 




HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Date Added: January 7, 2016

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

Another year has passed by, and here at Moi Moi we are stepping into our 11th year of business at the very same location where we first started inside the beautiful Queen Victoria Building. 

2016 will be an exciting time ahead. Following the launch of the stunning new Forever One Moissanite in limited availability at the end of last year, we will have more exciting offerings for the year ahead. 

The festive season usually means a feast of food, drinks and laughter with family and friends. We hope everyone had a wonderful time, well rested, and ready for a brand new 2016! 

Best wishes from all at Moi Moi