Lace is just the most beautiful, romantic fabric around. There’s something very sensual about it. Maybe it’s how your skin shows through from underneath the intricate details of the fabric. Whether there is just a hint of it on a piece of clothing, or the whole garment is made of lace, it’s as feminine as you can get. There are so many different types of lace. The best lace you can get your hands on has to be French lace. It’s also the most expensive, but it’s worth the money spent. Chantilly lace would be my top pick.
Where to buy lace in Melbourne?
The first place that came to mind when I thought of a creating a lace mask was Franke Stuart in Glenferrie Road in Hawthorn, Melbourne. Franke Stuart has been around for a very long time. They specialise in bridal fabrics and have the most amazing collection of lace to suit any budget. There’s every kind of lace you would need, from beaded lace to Chantilly lace.
Another place that comes to mind is D’Italia on Glenferrie Road Malvern, Melbourne. This is quite an upmarket bridal fabric store with some exquisite laces as well.
Stitches in High Street Armadale, Melbourne, specialise in haute couture fabrics. They have some divine laces too along with loads of gorgeous designer fabrics for all your designer dress-making needs.
Clegs on Elizabeth Street in Melbourne’s CBD have a small collection of nice laces as well. They stock lots of trimmings and ribbons and other crafty bits and pieces. You’ll get lots of inspiration here.
Tylers on Cremorne Street Richmond specialises in silks and laces of many different colours. They have a website where you can browse through some of their fabrics
Lace Mask & scarf – The fabulous-femme lace photoshoot
On my lovely model, Carla, I demonstrate how a little bit of lace can add glamour to a portrait shoot.I created three different looks.
The first look is an alluring lace mask made from some French lace.
The second look was from a lace fabric with ribbon flower detail. I used it to wrap around Carla’s neck to look like a collar.
The third look was just some veiling thrown in with the lace collar for a fascinating look.