The Red Russe Collection is an Autumn/Winter range inspired by Ballet Russe costumes and Picasso artworks. Includes: knit jersey tops with full sleeves; fully lined textured pencil skirts; knit jersey dresses with lace; wide flared sleeve tunics that feature vintage trims; and brightly coloured cropped bolero jackets.
Pink Plum Rosavar Bolero Jacket and Peacock Navy Blue Skirt
Aqua, Red and Blue Graphic Tee
A handmade jersey knit tee featuring a graphic red t-bar shape across the bust, contrasting an aqua and blue body.
Purple, Silver and Black Tunic Dress
Black Gisele Top with Large Red Bow at Waist
Black and Ivory Lace Portrait Dress
A women's black dress featuring a stunning cream lace back, wrap around v-neck front and long sleeves.
Red, Blue and White Graphic Top
The Blue and Black Goddess Blouse with Bowtie
Purple and Cream Lace Sweetheart Jersey Knit Tee
The Orange and Black Firebird Blouse, with The Silver Drama Skirt
Purple, Silver and Black Tunic Dress
Magenta and Purple Sweetheart Tee and the Olive and Black Tulip Skirt
Pink and Plum Rosavar Bolero Jacket
Orange and Black Firebird Blouse
Purple and Cream Lace Sweetheart Boatneck Top
Red and Navy Blue Sweetheart Top with the Navy Blue Peacock Skirt
Red Flora Collection
A Spring/Summer range inspired by Floral prints, a French Painting and Marie Antionette costumes. Includes: brightly printed halter tops and dresses; full circle skirts; pretty coton kimonos; wrap around knit jersey tops; and bright high waisted skirts.
Penelope Red Wrap Around Halter Top
Penelope Red halter tops are handmade from a range of new and vintage prints. I create new versions of this style every season as they are very popular, and also, of course, limited edition.
A versatile and easy to wear style- just team it with your favourite pair of jeans for the day, then a skirt and heels to wear at night.
The Red Flora Fashion Parade
In September, 2011, the Red Flora Fashion Parade took place. It was the first ever Penelope Red fashion parade, and it was a huge success!
For one exclusive night, my Penelope Red customers had a chance to experience my designs in a parade, and I shared my passion with my fans. We transformed a room into a fasion show of colours, prints and florals.
Red Queen Collection
An Autumn/Winter range inspired by Ancient Egyptian costumes and Gustav Klimt paintings. Includes: full sleeved knit tops; fully lined jackets with a peplum and contrasting details; a dress made from antique lace; vintage laces and trims; graphic and bold prints; with draped skirts.
The Emilie One- Shouldered Blouse
I wanted to create an asymmetric blouse, but make it still very wearable. I love the one shoulder look, but I wanted women to still be able to wear a normal bra with the design. I also had this stunning metallic braid which I wanted to feature in an amazing design.
So I developed this design to have a one-shoulder feel, but still essentially cover up both bra straps. The blouse features one sleeve, while the vintage braid going diagonally across the body helps to create an illusion of the one-shoulder look!
The Emilie Blouse is a beautiful bias cut design that moulds around the female form. The hem falls to below the hip level, and looks great untucked with pants or tucked in with a high waisted skirt.
The Nephthys Blouse and the Cleopatra Deco Top
The Nephthys Blouse has been handmade from an Italian black and white printed silk chiffon, which I found during my travels in Rome! Complete with button fastening at the back of the gathered neck, sleeveless loose fit bodice and french seams.
The Cleopatra Deco Top is a very unique design, and only 3 copies will be made. The antique lace has been hand sewn onto the black silk of this top- the gold and black contrast, along with the cut out shape and shine of the sequins on this lace really make an impact that turns heads!
Red Hour Collection
A Spring/Summer range inspired by the "cocktail hour" and 60's and 70's retro fashions. Includes: bright psychedelic prints in multi-colours; cotton kimonos; all-in-one jumpsuits/catsuits; high waisted flared pants with big bows; mini skirts with contrasting detailing.
The Singapore Sling Kimono
The Singapore Sling kimono sold out very quickly! The print is absolutely stunning! Each Summer season I create kimonos in a limited edition print, and only a small amount of units are made. They are all cut and sewn the same way, using over 2 metres of fabric, and lots of pleating in the front shoulders and back, with a wrap around tie at the waist.
Lady in Red Collection
An Autumn/Winter range inspired by the "Golden Age of Hollywood"- old movies and the stars' vintage and glamorous costumes. Includes: textured corsets; organza full circle skirts; pencil fitted tailored dresses; cute bolero's in bright and textured fabrics; feminine, classic and sophisticated styles.
I think its very important to show real women enjoying and wearing my designs, rather than just show the perfectly posed images you see in the shop online. This way you get a real feel for what the designs look like on, how you could possibly style it to suit you, and I also include a lot of one of a kind designs here too. Enjoy!
Sometimes I meet someone special who admires my work, and they trust my instincts to create a design that is especially for them. Whether it be a wedding dress or a winter coat, or a cocktail dress, I am usually told, "do what you think will suit me. I trust you", and that is music to my ears! It means I can let my imagination go! This page shows a small portion of the custom work I have done over the years...