Sunday

Rada Priya Designs X Glo Tatts™

3 weeks ago, my twin sister Saci, came to me excited about a creative concept her and my eldest sister Kat were brainstorming up. The artistic gene runs strong in all the sister's, and we have been blessed that we have been able to exercise that creativity in our day to day lives.
Their idea: Glo Tatts™ - Metallic Glow-in-the-Dark Temporary Tattoos 
It was a great idea, but they had to work quickly to roll it out before the end of summer in the northern hemisphere. So for the next few weeks, Saci sketched hundreds of tattoo designs to come up with the perfect set for their launch. 
With my daughter still in her very dependant upon me (9 months, and still doesn't sleep well!), I was limited in ways to help, so I acted as a cheerleader.
Wednesday was their first shoot - which manifested at Saci's St Andrews Beach shack. Models Emily & Shanai were called last minute. We pulled our favourite styles from my collections from the last 3 years, and I managed to get a set built in about an hour - a teepee made of exquisite sari's that Saci bought in India
Saci shot, edited and built the website in hours, with contributions from her best friend Sophie - App queen of Applause Apps
Glo Tatts™ Launched yesterday, and I'm so excited for whats to come
*On a product side note - I got to wear the first ever Glo Tatt, and a week later, writing this post is a little more fun than usual with my metallic hand tatt still sparkling up at me
These are a few of the raw images taken from the photoshoot - see pic captions for tattoo and outfit details
Shanai wears Eller Tunic Dress in Elm Green (available here on Etsy) Emily wears Kaleidoscope Dress (also available on Etsy) & Charlotte Faux Fur Jacket (Made-to-Order by email)
Shanai wears own dress. Emily wearing Sienna Cotton Wrap Dress (Avaialable here on Etsy)
Emily wearing the Paisley Flower Glo Tatt (I'm sporting the same on my hand) part of the Indie Pack - available for $16 Inc post
That's a Wrap! Saci, Shanai, Emily & myself (Sahana was taking a nap - in between frolicking in the Sari tent & entertaining the girls)

Saturday

home.

Wearing Cobolt Jersey peplum top - now available to order $75 including shipping. Available sizes 6 to 14. Please email: radacampbell@gmail.com
Arthurs Seat over looking my home of in McCrae - feeling so grateful to call this place home

sweet little things

Our wedding bands
Julians band: Paul's Fine Jewellers
Rada's band and engagement rings: Adam jewellery New York

Sunday

one autumn day...


Our Wedding Day
When: 04.04.14
Photography: Kacey Daglish
Flowers: Rosebud Flowers

Fashion Festival First

Valentine's Day was very eventful this year - my beau proposed and we booked our entire wedding the same day! It has been the easiest event I have ever planned, which is lucky as raising our daughter is much more than a full time job. 
We had planned to skip this year's Melbourne Fashion Festival, freshly changed to Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, so when the girls threw me an impromptu Hen's night and chose The National Graduate Showcase runway to host us, it couldn't have been a more perfect. All my favourite girls and one of the most inspiring runways I have seen in a long time.
I was so proud to find Sahana and her aunty favourites amongst the bloggers and photogs outside 
full album on Facebook


Monday

stitches of love

On my birthday this year I had the pleasure of meeting Christine. That was back in March, and today is her 50th birthday. I have had the great pleasure of getting to know this wonderful woman through the process of creating her wedding dress - never before have I had a client give me complete creative freedom, and because of this I maintained passion and motivation during my pregnancy and first weeks with a newborn. From concept to construction, not once I felt like I was working. Christine and Andrew married yesterday (30th November 2013) - here is a little snippet of the making of - 
one of the many fittings with Chris
Sahana always close by
some of the sketches + the actual design left
with her sons, Brett & Joel

Wednesday

vintage blue

so its been almost a year since my last collection was released - the large gap was unintentional and unfortunately it will still be awhile before I am able to get my next collection out and available. But this doesn't mean I haven't been designing and sewing, in fact I work everyday on pieces for my individual clients. Its a little harder now, finding time between feeds and sleep, but I am motivated and inspired more than ever. My plan is to re-launch my entire label in the new year, and in the meantime produce one offs - like this cotton jersey jumpsuit with vintage sleeve fabric from the 1960's

Thursday

crop chop

Our world has became our daughter, and what a wonderful world it is! Mummyhood required a more suitable chop - Sahana was getting fed up with my hair in her face all the time, and its easier to take care of, which leaves more time for the important things: kisses and cuddles

Sunday

mini RadaPriya Designs

For almost 4 months I was convinced I was pregnant with a boy, so when the nurse told me otherwise, I asked if she could please check again. Now with my tiny little daughter in my arms, just over 2 weeks old, I could not imagine a more perfect being to come into our life. 
During my third trimester, with my own collection put on hold, I busied myself sewing mini versions of all my favourite pieces (plus some handy baby bibs)
Sahana is far too tiny to fit into any of her collection, but we are in no rush, and enjoying every second observing the world unfold to our precious baby

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