Drawing to a close, the final designer in The Bridal Series Sydney is Woollahra’s Adam Dixon.
All photography is by Natasha Foster.
Stepping into Adam Dixon’s Woollahra boutique is like being transported into 18th Century Paris. A keen eye for interiors as well as design, Adam Dixon’s self-styled boutique is ethereal, eclectic and an ode to forgotten grandeur. An impressive array of antiques collected over the years, furniture, homewares, fabrics, textures and colours… every glance reveals another secret.
Adam Dixon grew up painting and drawing as a child. It was no surprise when his grandmother bought him a sewing machine at the age of 14, that Adam knew it was his calling
He went on to study a Diploma of Arts/Fashion in Brisbane and moved to Sydney 20 years ago where he started his first business in evening wear. Six years ago Adam transitioned into designing and creating couture wedding gowns and combined his love of interiors by also branching into homewares, gift registry, scented French candles, furniture, lighting and mirrors.
Inspired by old classic movies and Hollywood starlets from bygone eras like Greta Garbo, Adam says working with clients and meeting interesting people at a wonderful time in their life is one of the favourite parts of his job.
His approach to designing is very organic and he finds inspiration by truly living in the moment and embracing whatever comes his way, “an idea, a fabric sample, chaos…”. Adam explains that all of his gowns are custom made with an average of 5-6 fittings, or “as many as it takes”.
“Fun loving women who know who they are” is how Adam Dixon describes his brides. He tells me they are strong women who want to look the best version of themselves. His best advice to any woman deciding on her dress is to look at the occasion (are you getting married on a beach or in a castle?) and make sure it is to your taste.
Together with Natasha Foster behind the lens, Adam Dixon styling and our beautiful model Tanja from Ava Model Management this is what we created…
And now for two minutes of fun with Adam Dixon…
What do you think about when you’re driving in your car?
I’m always singing!
How do you make a chicken sandwich?
Chicken, whole egg mayo, crushed walnuts, avocado.
Which two celebrities would you pick to be your parents?
Joan Rivers as a single parent.
What was the last photo you took with your phone?
Kevin my dog.
Thank you Adam for taking part in The Bridal Series Sydney and for letting us shoot in your beautiful boutique. You have a wonderful eye for detail and were great fun to profile.
I hope you enjoyed this final post for The Bridal Series Sydney, a project very close to my heart. If you missed any of the other designer’s profiled, you can find them in the links below:
And the dedicated hair and makeup posts for each designer here:
As always, feel free to leave any comments or questions below. Which was your favourite designer post and why? Which makeup look or hairstyle featured in The Bridal Series Sydney would you be most keen to try?…