Maya, our white base creation, brings new meaning to the word dreamy. Maya means Dream or Illusion in Hindi, and really sets the tone for this beautiful collection.
Allegra, meaning joyful in Italian, is our gorgeous emerald green base print. The deep greens of the leaves teamed with the green base colour really makes the florals in Allegra pop.
Stella is our star of the show. This deep purple base looks super luxurious on and is super pretty and girly. Its also the name of my gorgeous niece, who is the star of my world.
Our delicate flower is Delilah, with a light purple base that brings out the colours in the floral pattern. The perfect dress for a garden party or wedding, Delilah has you looking feminine and fabulous.
And finally, dive into Tallulah, our deep navy print. Tallulah, meaning leaping waters, was named after my cousins daughter, nicknamed Lulu. The deep blue mixed with the colourful florals and greenery creates a gorgeous pattern that looks dreamy on.
The response to these dresses was incredible. So many people were ordering more than one dress at a time! I was watching with Samantha in awe, I knew I loved the print and was so excited for it to be out in the wild. Even I couldn’t pick one, ending up picking multiple for myself. To say I was thrilled was an understatement.
So if you’ve been reading all 3 of these blogs you will note I said final collection. As I said in the intro, seasons change and things move on. Since this collection, Samantha and I have parted ways. It’s funny, when it all finished, it was more than the end of our business together, it felt like a break up of a relationship. When I work with clients, I invest my time, my passion and my whole self in their business. I want to see them succeed and blossom and flourish and I will do anything I can to help. Which does mean that when it ends, it hurts. I do honestly wish the best for Sam and By Samantha Melbourne, and I know that she wishes the same for me. I also don’t regret the whole experience, it made me a better designer, a stronger businesswoman and the owner of some pretty beautiful dresses.