Could you start by telling us about the style of Bride you dress? "The Shane McConnell brand represents the modern bride. We work with many different styles of bride, from the classic elegant to the modern, fashion forward bride. What they all have in common is that we help them look timeless. You can look at a McConnell bride from 20 years ago and she still looks modern today. That is what I have always aimed for. Could you describe the Shane McConnell aesthetic and vision?
This years Australian Bridal Fashion Week - Sydney was just simply phenomenal, we at Shane McConnell Couture Showcased 20 pieces from our current collection's and a few newbies. To say our excitement was heightened is an understatement. It was so great to see many other AUSTRALIAN Couturiers and be able to showcase all together and show how brilliant Australian designers are on a world platform. We had the opportunity showing for closing show, and we had a great compliment fr
Emma was originally one of my brides 12 years ago. When Emma called me to make her birthday gown, one of the first things said was that she couldn't think of anyone better to make her gown as her wedding gown was the most beautiful gown she has ever owned and wanted the same experience for her birthday gown. Emma's theme was studio 54 a true 70's look with a modern look. Originally she wanted her gown to be made from glow mesh, unfortunately this idea ended up on the cutting
Today is Italian national day here in Melbourne. Sharif and I were not only honored to attend this event, but we were asked to dress the beautiful young Opera singer Rebecca Gulinello, who sang the Italian & Australian national anthems. Rebecca has been accepted into The Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia USA. We wish her all the success. I designed a form fitted, fit and flair gown for Rebecca to show off her amazing curves. Rebecca has that classical Sophia Loren iconi
Why we love Shane McConnell Couture When you buy your wedding dress from Shane McConnell of Shane McConnell Couture, he won't just be the name on the label. Nope. He'll be the friendly face you meet on your first consultation; the one to help you try on the gowns from his collection; and the one lending his design expertise to your original ideas. The gowns you'll find in Shane’s design studio are a reflection of his aesthetic: modern, current and beautifully tailored. Love c
Danielle is my niece, and today is her wedding day. Sharif and I are not only excited for today, but it is also a privilege to be designing and making her wedding gown. My first discussions with Danielle about her wedding gown were back in May 2015, she had very strong ideas and direction, so she thought. Like most brides they set out with very strong idea's, then as the process begin's things change. So while working on Danielle's gown, something told me that she had changed
M A R I N A & F E R D I You may have seen this real wedding in the last edition of Shots! magazine, but given the gorgeous Autumn shades, it seems appropriate to share it again in case you missed it! Without the limitations of pages we've been able to include a few more details perfectly captured by Woodrow at Infinity Photography. Here is Marina & Ferdi's story ..."I met Ferdi on the beach and spent every single day of summer with him," says Marina. Understandably, Marina
A fantasy the most designers only dream about, Shane McConnell lived the drea when his creation walked the Red Carpet at the "OSCARS" in 2007. Neighbours starlet, Krista Vendy donned a floor-length cream creation to this year's Oscar that had quite a story behind it. The Melbournian who made it big on the aussie soap as Teresa bell from 1999 to 2001, accompanied best supporting actor nominee, William Hurt, to the 78th Academy award in February this year. With all the much fus