Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Ooh La la: Bombshell Design

Ooh La la! I spotted the hottest lingerie stall at the Kingston markets and spoke with the designer for Bombshell Design - Victoria Worley about her gorgeous designs...

Who or what influences your work? " Mainly calendar pin-up girls from the forties and fifties, anyone with curves. Also the fabrics I like to use are mostly pretty cottons which I think makes mine different to modern bras that use microfibres and moulded cups. I think bras have recently become very scientific and I want to bring some fun back to lingerie."

"I completed an Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design from CIT in 2000 with plans to become a costume designer. I still design costumes for The Australian Choreographic Centre and have done their last five Quantum Leap shows."

How did Bombshell Design begin? "After making a bra for a scene in a play, a friend who had trouble buying nice bras in her size asked if I would make one for her. This got me thinking there was a niche that wasn't being catered for. I decided to take it one step further by designing larger size maternity bras"

"I would describe my style as playful and feminine"

The tartan range pays homage to a favorite fashion design great Vivienne Westwood.
Where can we buy them? "As you know, I sell at the Old Bus Depot Markets and I am loving it. I have my website, which is being freshened up a bit, and I have designed and made a mastectomy bra for women after breast surgery that includes a pocket for prosthesis - available only at Colleen's Post Mastectomy Connection."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Vicki,
Beck here from Motherly Instincts I have just sent another customer your way. Make sure you send more flyers to me as there are lots of women who need your maternity bras!
Keep in contact. These bras are fantastic! Keep up the good work!