INTRODUCING REGINA GARDE
Regina Garde is a lifestyle collection designed for the intrepid modern woman, evoking far flung, exotic destinations. An intoxicating mix of spicy Balinese influences and the fun-loving Australian aesthetic, Regina Garde is the creation of Balinese-born, Sydney local, Regina Tjandra.
With a background in art and jewellery design, Regina brings her artists eye forintricate detail and beauty to the range, which is inspired by both big city life inSydney and the perennial Balinese summer and beach culture. While the extensivefashion, accessory and jewellery range has been available online since February08, January 09 marks the opening of a flagship store on Sydneys fashionableCrown Street strip.
Conjuring images of long balmy summer days, Regina Garde designs featurenatural materials such as cotton, silk, leather and semi-precious stones and areproduced in Bali using traditional techniques.
For summer, floaty, romantic dresses in pure white and vibrant floral printsfeature hemlines flirting above the knee, or falling seductively to the floor. Fineleather handbags are intricately tooled and richly coloured, and exquisite vintagestyled filigree jewellery in gold and silver takes the form of delicate leaves andflowers, as well as more abstract designs. The 100% leather Regina Gardefootwear collection is made in Italy.
Romantic and feminine, Regina Garde is the antithesis of mass-market fashion,with each piece lovingly made by the most highly skilled craftsmen. The finishingtouches, such as hand beading of clothing and polishing of silver jewellery areapplied in Sydney, with each piece taking two to three weeks to complete. Pricesrange from $5 for jewellery, to $500 for leather bags and heavily embroidereddresses.
Regina Garde, 292 Crown Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010, (02) 93577709,www.reginagarde.com