One year later, in a time when the retail market has been struggling the boutique has defied the odds, building a loyal client base and reputation as a premier fashion destination. Although other retailers have closed around them, Cecylia's dedication to customer service has seen them succeed in a tough industry. Cecylia and Linda always go above and beyond to meet the needs of not only their customers, but any visitor to their store.
I was lucky enough to attend the boutique's first birthday bash to celebrate with Cecylia boutique's friends and clients. There was plenty of cupcakes, champagne and fairy bread, and the fashionable crowd were treated to live music. There was an array of stunning hats as required by the invite, which made for some fantastic pictures.
Stocking beautiful labels such as Karla Spetic, This is Bento, Damselfly, Felder and Felder, Roksanda Ilincic and Sophia Kokosolaki just to name a few, Cecylia boutique has a diverse range of pieces from designers who produce their collections in their home countries.
With the continuing support of JC Lloyd-Southwell d'Anvers and Dean Hewitt from the wonderful Madam Virtue (Cecylia's mentors), along with support from their growing customer base, I have no doubt Cecylia boutique is destined for great things.
I encourage you to visit the boutique to not only look at the beautiful pieces, but say hi to Cecylia, Linda and Theodore who are always there to greet you with a smile and sometimes a cupcake!
In tough economic times, it's important to show our support for independent retailers who are keeping fashion exciting and unique in Australia.
|Cecylia Boutique owners Linda and Cecylia|
|Chian and Suzi|
|Suzi, JC, Sonia, Adam and Laichi|
|Me with the lovely JC, designer and co-owner of Madam Virtue|
|Yummy cupcakes with C's for Cecylia!|
|Stylish couple Eugenia and Dave|
|Me and the lovely Suzi|
|Me with Cecylia in her stunning Roksanda Ilincic jacket |
and cute bow hat!
|Suzi and JC|
|The glamorous Candice and stylish Dean, co-owner of Madame Virtue|
|Beautiful blogger Michelle (http://michellesstylefile.blogspot.com/) and talented designer Jolet who made her outfit! (http://jolet.com.au/)|
|Suzi, Cecylia and Eva Q, another talented designer |
who made her own outfit! (http://www.evaqdesign.com)
|Model Stefanie and photographer Kon|
who recently did a wonderful photoshoot for Cecylia boutique
|Chian, Cecylia's supportive husband and photographer |
with Stephanie and Kon
|The well-dressed Cecylia and Chian|
|Love the bubbles!|
|The adorable Theodore|
|Suzi and Theodore|
|Suzi and I with Theodore|
|The lovely Linda|
|Minki and Ron|
|Pharmacist and musician Ron (check out his tunes at www.myspace.com/500i005)|
|Musician Gooey, Minki and Lockie|
|Dress: Roksanda Ilincic from Cecylia boutique|
Bag: 1980s Chanel make-up bag from Madam Virtue
Shoes: Tony Bianco