Last week we were invited to attend a special brunch at the Thurley boutique in Armadale, Melbourne, with the chance to browse the latest designs and potential racewear for this season.
The boutique was fit out with an abundance of floral decoration and equipped with only the finest brunch canapes, offering museli bowls, smoked salmon bites and smashed avocado sandwiches. Despite the early morning start, glasses of Yarra Burn Premium Cuvée Brut were flowing, as well as much needed coffee from Niccolo.
The beautiful Estelle of The Bespoke Illustrator also painted live illustrations at the brunch, allowing Thurley’s guests to each take home a unique artwork of their choice just a few minutes after being painted.
Thurley’s designs boast a distinct bohemian vibe with a feminine edge that can flatter a woman of any shape or size. Using intricate lacing, embroidery and detailing, fashion-forward designer Helen O’Connor creates some of the most unique and dreamy pieces of clothing we’ve had the pleasure of wearing.
The label has always had a flair for the fabulous and the daring, e.g. making dramatic bell sleeves a must-have on every girl’s shopping list and lace overlay a dire necessity. Thurley’s latest collection emphasises the neck and shoulders, playing with delicate cold-shoulder cut-outs, off-the-shoulder sleeves and various high neck features.
Pastels are hot-to-trot for Thurley’s spring racewear options, including baby pinks, blues and yellows, as well as your staple monochrome attire in black and white which, of course, are perfectly suited to Derby Day.
Judging by the mass amount of Thurley we witnessed at Sofitel Girl’s Day Out last month, there is no doubt this sought after designer label will be a spring racing go-to. To get a better look at this gorgeous collection, visit the website here.