Sunday

GLO TATTS® X RadaPriya Exclusive Collection

Pretty excited of this one. I've been contributing design and creative ideas to my twinnie's mega metallic glow-in-the-dark temp tattoo label GLO TATTS® since its launch exactly a year ago, so when she gave me free reign to create a complete pack, my concept came quick and fast. I had my hand drawn designs within an hour, and Saci worked her magic turning them into this stunning set of wearable skin jewels 

The inspirations for my designs draw on my personal style and how I like to wear body jewellery. Subtle statement pieces with a touch of romance. As a wedding dress designer and a mother, these two roles reflect in each design. Intricate floral and gem motifs that can be worn as ear cuffs and necklaces without curious little hands pulling at the delicate jewellery. White and Turquoise compliment the metallic hues and sparkle on any skin type.

All Garments featured are Rada Priya Custom Designs

Wednesday

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REAL WEDDINGS

REAL WEDDING: SACI + FRANK 1

Having their closest friends and family stay for  three days on a property dotted with cabins, these two were really able to enjoy each and everyone’s company. Yoga on the morning of the wedding to bring good energy, picnics at the beach and visits to waterholes for afternoon swims – there was a real sense of comfortable, familial celebration and union. There was an earthy, grounded feel to the day as seen in these images shot by James Ballard. Saci’s GloTatts designs used as body jewellery allowed her to express herself in an exuberantly glamorous yet natural way. Indian garlands, Moroccan inspired decoration and delicious foods: it was a melting pot of festivity and celebration for Saci and Frank, celebrating the coming together of themselves and their family.

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Tuesday

DIY Mini RadaPriya Pinafore Dress

This little Paisley Pinafore dress could not be more simple to make. You can order one from me (email request to radacampbell@gmail.com) or you can make one for your little lady yourself!
Its a simple as choosing a cotton fabric with a great print - recycle/up-cycle something old - go for a wander through your local op-shop. You'll get enough fabric out of any ladies blouse or dress for this little pinafore. Ive used a paisley print from my fabric supplier (as it runs through my collection)
If you can sew in a straight line, this ones for you
You will need: 
1meter Cotton Print fabric
2 X colourful buttons
2 X snaps, velcro, or buttons for pinafore straps
Enough Elastic to go around your little ladies waist + 2cm for seam
Contrast or complimenting cotton
Newspaper, or any paper you can roughly measure out a pattern on

MINI Kaleidoscope Knit Tunic

Mini RadaPriya Designs is currently undergoing a makeover in preparation for our New Collection, which will drop Mid Winter this year. Lots of exciting designs and projects in the works, as well as a new baby - She should be arriving about the same time!
As Mini suggests, the collection will be mostly smaller versions of the ladies designs, some you've already seen, like this MINI version of the Kaleidoscope Knit Dress from the very first collection in 2011! The mini version is a Tunic Style that can be worn on its own, or over leggings. Sahana is wearing a size 1 (6-12 months) here so that it is more like a Top than a Dress
This design is now available through out ETSY store here, or direct through PAYPAL BELOW
We are currently making Baby Moccasins also, in a variety of colours and styles. We source vegan leather. The cream in limited sizes is also available

ORDER Now securely with PAYPALKaleidoscope Knit Tunic Dress

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CREAM Leather Baby Moccasins $22.95BUY NOW Securely with PAYPAL
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Tuesday

VAMFF Runway presented by Miss Vogue

Once again Melbourne Fashion Festival did not disappoint - last night we attended Runway 1 presented by Miss Vogue. Although the main sponsor has changed from L'Oreal to Virgin Australia, and the set up was a little different, we still enjoyed the same buzz and inspo pulling experience as every other year. We actually had no plans to go (preoccupied as late with my new- and growing- family) but thanks to my girlfriend Dani for hooking up our tickets through David Jones Group. I was hesitant about taking my 18 month old, she came with us last year when she was only 6 months, but didn't come inside for the actual runway. Its dark, and the soundtracks are always mind numbing, body tingling, loud. Camilla & Marc, Scanlan Theodore and Bassike overwhelmed us with their black magic to a haunting theme tune, that had me on edge, but surprisingly Sahana found it enchanting and squealed and bopped her way though the fashion courses.
 here's a snapshot of our evening
Hopefully this pic explains my absence from my blog and social media... 5.5months pregnant with another baby girl on the way - couldn't be happier!
My little darling wearing all her Mini Rada Priya Designs - Find us on Etsy
Saci is Rada Priya Wool Short Crop Suit / ASOS Metallic Tee / GLO TATTS metallic tattoo jewellery 
GLO'd out fingers

Thursday

Labour of Love

In 12 months I have created 3 of my favourite wedding dresses. Unsurprising, as I believe its a natural process to continually grow and improve in your work, in your art. But it was particularly special creating my own wedding dress in April and than my twin sister's earlier this month (you might also remember the beautiful dress I created for Christine last November - featured here) Each unique in design and how I approached them, but all a product of a labour of love. Beading featured strongly in each, and while it is particularly tedious and time consuming, I enjoyed every moment, right down to those late nights before the Big day. Beading is my art, and to this day Ive never "completed" a beaded work - always feeling I could use another 6 months on each. But thats the beauty of it. Like paint to an artist, it can be layered and changed by adding more.

Saturday

mermaid

We decided on a little impromptu photoshoot while on our picnic last week. The weather was crisp, the scene was amazing, Sahana was in her element playing amongst the pebble beach, Saci was wearing her GloTatts, and just happened to also have her favourite Spell & the Gypsy Collective bikini on hand - this is the result. Our muse, Ariel, wished for legs so she could be with her prince

Tuesday

Sahana Turns 1

There's no other feeling in the world quite like the feeling I had waking up on the morning of my daughter's 1st birthday. I didn't realise the gravity of this milestone until it was here. And for the first time in a year, I really stopped to reflect. I'd made it! with (most of) my sanity intact, and a wonderful little creature that had suddenly become her own little person. She is no longer an extension of me, like a limb, but a bubbling, smart, determined and curious little girl. Her little fingers ran over every detail when opening her presents, from the paper and sticky tape, to the shapes and colours of every new object. She has a seriousness to her that makes me laugh, and in turn of hearing my laugh she lets out a squeal of delight, or a fake giggle, either, but never without an reaction.

Thursday

Instagram Giveaway

Spring has Sprung! & to celebrate the launch of Mini RadaPriya Designs, we have put together a huge INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY that includes some great Melbourne based labels

Head over to our instagram for details: @radapriya  @miniradapriya


Tuesday

Mini Me!

We have been hard at work designing and creating Mini Rada Priya Designs - Baby versions of our Collections, past & present. We have opened a store on Etsy: www.etsy.com/au/shop/RadaPriyaDesigns  and we are slowly adding styles as we make them. Please find us on Instagram @MiniRadaPriya for instant and more consistent updates
Next week Sahana turns 1 (insert dancing shoes) and her party Tribal Theme has inspired a whole range of feather headbands - which will also be available soon.

Thursday

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook Instagram Twitter & Pinterest for regular updates + a HUGE giveaway coming soon!

Glo Tatts Giveaway


My sister's at GLO TATTS (Metallic Glow-in-the-Dark Temporary Tattoos) are having an instagram GIVEAWAY So, if you haven't tried GLO TATTS yet - It's COMPETITION TIME

Win GLO TATTS 'Indie' Pack
To enter:
1. Like their INSTAGRAM competition post (http://instagram.com/glotatts)
2. Repost ANY GLO TATTS pic on Instagram
3. Tag @glotatts AND hashtag #glotattsgiveaway
4. Enter as many times as you like
Winner be will be drawn on Sunday 10th Aug at 8.00pm
Good luck xx

04.04.14

Planning a wedding in just under 2 months, with a 5 month old baby should have been more challenging, but everything slotted into place as if it had been mapped out in our own little destiny handbook.
I knew I wanted it low key and intimate, not just because it was my second trip down the aisle, but that we already had the greatest prize to symbolise our devotion - our daughter Sahana.

Since meeting Julian 4 years ago, it has been a journey unlike any other. I would describe it as I still feel it today, as if we took each others hand and stepped out into the darkness, only to have it light up as our feet touched the floor. I've never known what was ahead of us, and through it all I have learnt a great deal about trust. I know that Julian would tell it very differently, but that is only a testament to how vastly we contrast each other. 
Deciding on all the wedding details was mostly easy because Julian was collectively very cool in leaving it my capable hands ;)
Red Hill is like our little slice of Tuscany down under, so naturally we were inclined to choose a winery for the ceremony and reception. We married at Tuck's Ridge Vineyard on 4th April, surrounded by 30 of our closest family and friends. Sahana cooed and smiled throughout the ceremony, but leaving her for our interval photoshoot amongst the vines proved to be too much for our little lady, and thus the remainder of the evening I spent half naked in the powder room trying to comfort her! It is to be noted here, that I did indeed make my own wedding dress, fully aware that our 6 month old daughter was still breastfeeding - I don't think I could have designed a more inaccessible dress… I blame it on severe sleep deprivation. I had given myself a mere 50 hours over 8 weeks to create a style I would feel comfortable in my post baby body (I spend about 300 hours over 6 months for my clients - just to give you an idea). I didn't quite finish it, but wore it anyway (actually, half wore it for best part of the day!)

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

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