October 31, 2014 Behind the Seams – October

01. 10. 14 – Happy World Ballet Day everyone!
Having flashbacks to the old days of tutu making when I made this gorgeous Nutcracker Ballet tutu featuring hand appliquéd gold lamé lace, delicate Swarovski crystal beading and pure silk in the most luxurious shade of gold. Not to mention the giant 8 foot tall Nutcracker soldier – also a hand carved KWD creation!
The Australian Ballet is participating in a continuous live-streaming event in partnership with Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and The San Francisco Ballet giving dance fans around the globe beautiful insights into ballet life.
You can watch from midday here:

World Ballet Day Collage

03. 10. 14 – Flashback Friday to this gorgeous girl in her custom made KWD formal dress!
See more beautiful photos here.

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05. 10. 14 – All set for a quiet night in with this bad boy! “The only person who can stop you from achieving is you. Get up when you stumble, try another path when a brick wall appears and forge ahead with resolute self-belief even when the world screams ‘no!’ ” – Lisa Messenger.

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06. 10. 14 – Watercolour sketching in the studio on this gorgeous sunny afternoon. Love being able to work with bright colours in formal dress season! Plenty of exciting new projects happening over the next few months, so stay tuned!


07. 10. 14 – Hey there, sexy leather. Something a little different happening in the studio – stay tuned!

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12. 10. 14 – Flashing back to this gorgeous custom made KWD wedding dress tonight! Bronwyn’s stunning wedding dress featured hand appliquéd French lace and layers of luxurious pure silk – divine! Head here for more beautiful photos.

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13. 10. 14 – Pretty in pink in the KWD studio this evening. This gorgeous custom made formal dress features 50’s inspired cape-let sleeves, waist tucks, and will feature delicate hand beaded pocket detailing of pearls and Swarovski crystals. Stay tuned!

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20. 10. 14 – Working with leather this week has been a bit interesting – you can’t use pins at all! This custom made gown features a fitted leather bodice and a delicate pure silk chiffon skirt – beautiful!


21. 10. 14 – Can’t wait to see these three gorgeous custom made KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS bridesmaid gowns on their big day out on Saturday! Each gown features pure silk chiffon, delicate sleeve detailing, and hand beaded French bridal lace. Divine!


24. 10. 14 – Looking forward to seeing this sexy leather number worn by a very special return customer tomorrow! Featuring a fitted, low cut leather bodice and a soft pure silk chiffon skirt, it is definitely a show-stopper.
Happy Friday!


25. 10. 14 – Huge congratulations to my gorgeous customer Lara on her special day today! Lara had these three pure silk bridesmaid dresses made for her three beautiful bridesmaids. Each dress was tailor made to suit each individual bridesmaid and features slightly different sleeves, an open back, delicate silk chiffon and hand beaded French bridal lace. Can’t wait to share some photos with you all, the three dresses look absolutely stunning together!


27. 10. 14 – The perfect finishing touch.


28. 10. 14 – Just received this stunning photo of Lara’s beautiful bridesmaids in their custom made KWD bridesmaid gowns over the weekend – can’t wait to share more photos with you all! Each dress was tailor made to suit each individual bridesmaid’s body shape and features slightly different sleeves, an open back with beaded lace detailing, delicate silk chiffon and hand beaded French bridal lace. Love the three colours next to each other; stay tuned for more photos!


29. 10. 14 – Pretty in pink in the KWD studio today! Loving the pockets on this custom made pure silk formal dress.

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30. 10. 14 – It’s safe to say things are a little busy in the KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS studio at the moment! Working on some beautiful formal gowns, as well as a lovely mother of the bride outfit – making room in the studio for the up and coming wedding season!


31. 10. 14 – Ever wondered why that store-bought strapless dress keeps falling down no matter how much you tug? Using couture methods pioneered by talented couturiers like Dior, Balenciaga and Lanvin in the 1940’s and 50’s when strapless dresses were all the rage; KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS ensures no dress will budge by using a tailor made built-in bra – meaning no terrible photos of you tugging at your beautiful dress!

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