Today we catch up with our pal Gwendolynne Burkin from the most delicious of labels - Gwendolynne.
Her bespoke wedding gowns are hand crafted in Melbourne. The beadwork is amazing. Her brides look incredible...every time...and we have been lucky enough to work with some of them.
The gowns are so exquisite that that speak for themselves. Instead I asked her five completely unrelated questions to get a glimpse inside the mind of this magical woman.
Here we go...
If you could relive any day of your life again - would you redo a wrong or have the same fun for the second time...and why?
"Redo a wrong - first thing that comes to mind is I would spend more time with my Dad. I was too young to understand when he was leaving; us nothing seemed real; I had no sense of death yet. It is heartbreaking to recall the last moments with him as a skeleton on too many painkillers. At 16 it was a conflicting time not understanding my emotions & I regret not knowing or being with him. I want to ask him so many things."
If I could grant you three wishes - what would they be?
1. Worldwide balance & acceptance of all kinds of ways of being.
2. Fairness, Logic & Kindness applied to all i.e.) more people should watch Star Trek!
3. And a selfish wish I want at least 5mts x 5mts of earth to have a rambling garden at my home that faces sunset but also have an area where I can grow ferns & also yummy food!
If you could chat to your 20 year old self - what would be your top tips for life?
"Don't bother dating anyone yet; no one's ready to settle so just chill, dance and have fun!
Buy property ASAP
Wear sensible shoes
Moisturise your neck & hands!"
Describe the colour yellow to someone who is blind.
"Yellow is warm. It's the feeling of sun & the intensity of fire. It smells like butter & daffodils. It begins the day."
You’ve been given an elephant. You can’t give it away or sell it. What would you do with the elephant?
"Talk to it & cuddle it! But it could be squishy in my apartment. Do you think it could hang out on my patio? How on earth would I get it up the stairs to my apartment?"
Gwendolynne's Studio is at 71 Kerr Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Veils & Headpieces by Richard Nylon