Lifting the veil on Create. 2016

Create. is a fashion forward project where dance and design take centre stage in support of The Australian Ballet. Every year as a part of Create. we invite a select few Australian designers to elevate the beauty of a dancers pointe shoe by decorating it in their signature style. It’s the designers opportunity to Create. These artisan shoes will then be displayed at the upcoming Advertiser Gala Luncheon where they will be available for purchase by silent auction.

Its time to lift the veil surrounding Create. 2016 and announce the designers we have on board as a part of this years project,
and our artisans are……


Aje. | Contemporary Australian womenswear

“dishevelled elegance, tough femininity and effortless cool”

We’re in love with Aje. Every season their collections just epitomise relaxed glamour. Their collections are wearable every day of the week – traditional, refined, staple pieces – yet beautifully crafted and bold in design so that you’ll never fade into the background when wearing Aje.

We’re looking forward to seeing the Aje. Pointe shoe effortlessly step out, and stand in support of The Australian Ballet.


Viktoria Novak | Australian couture

“Exclusive millinery couture for fashion, bridal and race wear”

From bridal to high fashion couture- Viktoria Novak delivers the most captivating headpieces. Personally, one can always find an excuse to wear a headpiece or adorn oneself in a couture crown. If you do just one thing today, make sure you have a look at Viktoria Novak’s online shop – and whilst the title might be ‘Bridal Couture Headpieces,’ I’m sure we could all find an excuse to wear one of these creations on a lazy Sunday afternoon. With the approaching Swan Lake season our pick is the feathered headpiece titled ‘Murphy’s Law’ or, if if your in the mood to be adored perhaps adorn yourself with ‘The Goddess.’


Cinquante | Adelaide fine contemporary jewellery designer Jane Edwardson

Cinquante, by Jane Edwardson was borne from a vision to produce limited ‘hand crafted’ jewellery pieces. Each piece is unique – hand crafted by a jewellery artisan. What is surprising is that these bespoke pieces are still affordable – its not often you can afford to wear a bespoke hand crafted piece every day of the week.


ParlourX   A premier, multi-brand, luxury fashion boutique founded by Eva Galambos
Eva Galambos, the face behind ParlourX, is who you come to when your looking for a hand picked edit of what’s hot. Galambos clientele reach out to ParlourX, ‘the ultimate shopping destination for Céline, Chloè, Balenciaga, Balmain, Saint Laurent, Valentino, Stella McCartney, Azzedine Alaia, Comme des Garcons and Isabel Marant,’ to hook them up with some of the seasons most sought after pieces. Just how will ParlourX adorn their BLOCH pointe shoe this season?


Anna Vlach | The Advertiser’s much loved, and followed, Fashion Editor
We have all been swayed, many times over, by Anna Vlach’s well written articles. As a true fashionista Vlach will forever steer you toward greener pastures, particularly when you have unknowingly fallen into a seasonal rut which is no longer on trend. How will Anna make the transition from well placed words on fashion to a well placed piece to be auctioned at this years Advertiser Gala Luncheon?


To bid on one of these bespoke slippers, in honour of The Australian Ballet, ensure you secure your tickets for the upcoming Advertiser Gala Luncheon in May 2016. 

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(above) Aje. Autumn Winter Campaign 2016. Model: Rosie Tupper

Viktoria Novak_The Goddess_16(above) Viktoria Novak. ‘The Goddess’ The Royalty Show-Stopper which is Custom Made to Order. 


(above) Cinquante. ‘Summer Cuff’ Handcrafted from Sterling silver and Brass. Photo: Elise Wilken

Eva Galambos

(above) ParlourX. Eva Galambos’ edit for Mother’s Day – have a read online of Eva’s own very thoughtful and inspiring blogs (a must)

Article by: Rebecca D’Arcy