Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Vintage Treasure of the Week: Bonzie

I've been spending more time on Etsy lately, scoping out treasures and one-of-a kind items.  I stumbled across Bonzie, an aunt-and-niece deisgn duo from Ireland creating gorgeous Victorian inspired pieces from recyled and vintage materials.  Their frilly boleros, corsets and wraps are utterly romantic, and I soo wish I had found them when I was married as it would have gone so gorgeously with my Alvina Valenta gown (picture below).  Their blog features some of their latest creations in gorgeous settings. 

What I love about Bonzie's whimsical pieces is that they can go girly and romantic, or be punked-up in bad-ass gothic way.  Looks like I'll be saving up for one of these wearable art pieces as my next fab buy.


The Haute-Shopper said...

Such gorgeous pieces - thanks for posting this! I can totally relate. I would have loved to have had something from them for my wedding. I remember desperately looking for a bolero or something else, but not finding anything suitable.

Kelsey said...

Their work is gorgeous, but that dark collar is absolutely beautiful!

Yvonne said...

Hi Liv,
Thanks ever so much for sharing our work with your blog pals, we are so chuffed to be featured and really appreciate your lovely comments.
Biggest hugs from Ireland.
bonzie & ger

Livie said...

@Haute-shopper - yes me too! i ended up getting a little sequined shrug from bebe as i hated the pashmina look. i think these pieces are so beautiful though that I want one anyways to wear with jeans.

@kelsey - that dark collar would look v bad ass on you!

@yvonne - you're welcome. I can't wait to get a piece of my own.

xs said...

those are quite gorgeous. i can see how they'd be perfect for a wedding.