And was shot by the multi-talented Angela Rose Photography.
When I first moved to Sydney, the Mira Mandic boutique was one of the first bridal labels that I really noticed. Such a prominent position on New South Head Road, something about this flagship space had me intrigued and naturally I wanted to know more.
And so I met Morgan Mandic…
The first thing which grabbed me when I entered, was the décor of the boutique. It has a very zen and almost meditative minimalist design with warm natural woods and plenty of space. It feels open, warm and airy and the gowns certainly take centre stage.
For over two decades, the Mira Mandic design house has been one of Australia’s prominent bridal couturiers and I discussed this with now lead designer, Morgan Mandic.
How did you get started in design?
“My mother, Mira Mandic, was the original designer who created ‘Mira Mandic’ in 1994. She had a studio at home and I grew up constantly surrounded by her sketches and patterns, fabrics and laces, always mesmerized by the intricacies of her creations. After learning the craft from my mother, I became the head designer in 2009.”
Sharing a passion for travel, we talked about all the wonderful places we’d love to shoot editorials…
What is your favourite part of your job?
“Finding inspiration for upcoming collections and sourcing unique fabrics and laces from different parts of the world – and then seeing the gown I envisage realized on one of our beautiful brides.”
Morgan says a Mira Mandic bride is “a confident, strong woman who wants to look and feel modern and timeless” and predicts a return to a “classic yet modern take on minimalism” as the next trend we can expect to see in bridal couture.
How long does a Mira Mandic gown take to make and what does the design process involve?
“We offer our clients the unique experience of a custom made, Couture gown. Each gown design requires 6-8 months, involving 4 personal client fittings at our flagship boutique.”
And now for two minutes of fun with Mira Mandic…
Rollerblades or rollerskates?
Can you flip a pancake?
Unfortunately no :/
If you could join any band which would it be?
Best advice for a woman deciding on her dress?
Choose the gown that makes you feel amazing that you do not want to take off!
Thank you Morgan for taking part in this blog series and for letting us shoot your beautiful gowns. You are an inspiration to have already accomplished so much and I wish you continued success.
I hope you enjoyed this post and be sure to keep an eye out for the rest of the designers profiled in this Bridal Series! So far we have featured:
And showcased behind-the-scenes of the hair and makeup products and techniques used:
Be sure to keep an eye out for the last designer to be profiled in The Bridal Series Sydney on Instagram, Facebook and of course, the blog. And as always, feel free to leave any comments or questions below.