Tuesday, 26 July 2011

An Afternoon With Pamela Usanto

After catching my eye with her beautiful feminine designs, I was keen to learn more about Melbourne designer Pamela Usanto. With the release of her latest collection Très Jolie, I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon with Pamela and have a sneak peak of her new designs.

Located in the beautiful Salon XVI, Pamela's beautifully decorated showroom is the perfect place to have a chat and cup of tea whilst admiring Pamela's beautiful pieces.

The Très Jolie collection features lace, coral, grey, black and lots of delicate beading. The collection is tran-seasonal with the beautiful pieces perfect with sandals for warmer weather and a blazer and tights for the colder seasons.

With chain stores gradually taking over the Australian retail landscape, it can be difficult to find garments which are not mass produced. Pamela only makes a small number of each piece to maintain the exclusivity of each garment.

Ashleigh Cummings (center) at the
AFI Awards in one of Pamela's
beautiful gowns
Pamela also produces beautiful couture dresses, bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses. Pamela's designs have been spotted on the red carpet on Ashleigh Cummings at the AFI Awards and on Ashleigh Brewster at the Logies. During my visit, I was lucky enough to try on the stunning Lady Grace dress Ashleigh wore to the Logies and it was so beautiful! These pieces have an amazing attention to detail with Pamela hand sewing on all the beading herself. The pictures don't do justice to the beautiful pieces and you really have to see them in person to appreciate their beauty.

If you are interested in checking out Pamela's new collection and couture and bridal gowns contact Pamela on 0430 842 448 or info@pamelausanto.com to arrange an appointment.

Salon XVI and Pamela's workspace is located at Level 1 267 Bridge Road, Richmond, Melbourne.

To learn more about Pamela check out Part 1 and Part 2 of my interview with her.

Pamela was lovely enough to sketch this beautiful picture for me for my blog:

Thanks Pam for letting spend the afternoon with you! I had a great time looking at your beautiful collections and I'm sure I'll be back soon!

Check out some of the new pieces from Très Jolie, pieces from Pamela's couture and bridal collection and her beautiful workspace:

The stunning Lady Grace dress:

Pieces from the Très Jolie collection: 

Pieces from Pamela's made to measure collection:

One of Pamela's beautiful bridal gowns:

Pamela's beautiful workspace:

The beautiful Salon XVI where Pamela's workspace is located:

Images by Stylus Muse and www.zimbio.com


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