Sunday 26 September 2010

Vintage Bella Donna

Many Brisbane vintage lovers will know the La Bella Donna boutique at Morningside. It is a shopping destination not only for quality vintage fashion and accessories but also for pre-loved designer wear. Many a formal dress has been aquired here.

When I moved house earlier this year, I sorted my clothing and shoes into 3 categories; items to keep, items for charity and better quality items to sell. Now, with a husband in hospital at the time, a house to pack and a small business to run, I did not have time to do the eBay thing. Instead, I called on the services of Anna Travierso, the savvy owner of La Bella Donna to sell my treasures on consignment.

Anna personally came over to my house and picked up the selected clothing and shoes to take to her store. I have consistently been getting payments from sales ever since. I can't praise her services enough and wish to take this opportunity to personally thank her. You're a star Anna!

Here's La Bella Donna (the beautiful lady) Anna wearing a stylish 1940's dress.

Shoes for every occasion.

Granny chic hats.

Speaking of granny chic, the sign on this amazing lace dress made me giggle. It reads "Please don't touch me, I'm very old (90+ years)". Can you imagine some fragile old lady saying this to you?

Beautiful old world knick-knacks.

A beautiful jewellery display that you could replicate at home. Take an old vintage frame, cover the backing board with rich red velvet (or black), hammer in some small nails and
voilĂ .

How sophisticated is this terry-toweling beach assemble? Unfortunately, not something that I could wear but would look great on someone with nice pins.

Where? Find La Bella Donna at 643 Wynnum Road, Morningside. See map here. You may also browse and buy selected vintage pieces via their website.

Please excuse my photos. I am blaming the lighting.


BOB & MABEL said...

Wow. That shop looks so good, I wish I lived nearby.

Melissa said...

What a beautiful shop
Have a lovely weekend

sue said...

Oh my - what a great space - would love to visit and have a fossick about!

Paper Tree Studio said...

That shop is near me and it is gorgeous! Thanks for reminding me to pop in as I haven't been there in a while. Her prices are really good. Hope you had a great weekend. Michelle

Sandrine said...

Oh that shop looks like a real treasure!Thanks for the information x

Natalie said...

What a great shop - it reminds me of one I used to go to when I was a teenager, where I bought beautiful vintage moonstone earrings, one of which I still have!

Kellie Collis said...

These pieces are so lovely! Have a wonderful week ahead, Kellie xx

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