Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hot Couture and Our Monsters!

We here at HC headquarters are extra stoked this mornin' because we just Skyped with Costume Designer extraordinaire (and Joy's fabulous daughter) Gypsy Taylor! Gypsy just wrapped on what's going to be our FAVOURITE SHOW IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE UNIVERSE*** called 'Me and My Monsters'. Here's a sneak peak of Gypsy with the OMG adorable Haggis who kinda resembles a more fluoro, less stinky Greek Uncle of mine who shall remain nameless:

Keep your eyes peeled for the show when it hits our shores in February for a Hot Couture cameo!

You can check out more on the show here

Whilst you're at it, gawk at  Gypsy's seriously inspiring and flipping amazing design work here

xxx Stav 

*** Conditions apply, 'Toddlers And Tiaras' will always be number one in our heart of hearts. Amen.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Em Bodinar finalist in Fashions on the field

We're so proud of one of our fave customers Em Bodinar who made the finals yesterday at The Caulfield Cup. Em won a ton of prizes and was on the Channel 7 news last night. Em wasn't the overall winner in her Hot Couture frock but she would have definitely been our choice. Good for you Em and thanks for the photo.. XXX Joy

Em in the finals at The Caulfield Cup

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hot Couture in Cruzin Magazine!

Have a lil' squiz at the Hot Couture writeup and interview with Joy in this month's edition of hot rod mag Cruzin! Many thanks to Kat Creasey ( for the fabulous interview!

xxx Love Stav

Pia in Women's Weekly and Beyond!

Hot Couture model and singer/stylist Pia Andersen has had lots of great press lately and we are so proud of her lookin' so darn fine and flashing those pearly whites! Here she is in Australian Women's Weekly all dolled up for the special on how to dress '1940s' and the following are from various publications around Sydney. Yippee!

And here she is with Dita Von Teese at the Cointreau Ball! Bit of a, erm, cointreau-versial statement here but Pia has definitely outshone the Queen of (modern) Burlesque! Go Pia Go! 

You can see Pia's fabulous work at

xxx Love Stav

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hot Couture Fashion Parade @ Rockabilly Rumble!

Well kiddos, the video is in. Check out our gals rocking their proverbial socks off. REOW!

Many thanks to Aaron Schuppan for being the dodgy guy at the end of the runway filming us like george Michael in the 'Too Funky' video.

xxx love Stav 

Hot Breakfast Meeting!

Joy, Greta and I meet every Monday and/or Wednesday morning in Joy's crib of Stirling to chat about the direction of Hot Couture: new designs, ideas, inspirations, girlie stuff, fabric that we've spied and love......and also to mung on our favourite breakfast in the whole of Kaurnaland. Today was a particularly healthy brainstorming sesh so make sure you check out our Facebook page every Monday to see what limited edition specials we've come up with!

xxx love Stav

Rockabilly Rumble Wrap Up!

It's official: the hangover has gone but the buzz from the Rockabilly Rumble hasn't.

We here at Hot Couture had THE. BEST. TIME. EVERRRRRR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sooooo....the organisers were expecting around 300 people or so but turns out Adelaideans aren't too shabby when it comes to partying as A THOUSAND PEOPLE showed up! Yee haw! Ginger and I had a stall during the day selling Day of the Bed pillows and Hot Couture boat hats and flowers. Observe:

Ginger through the mirror as taken by our resident angular photographer deluxe, professor Sven Kovac.

Me and my new children, me wee lil' hair flowers trying hard not to say "Hey kid, ya wanna buy a flowa?"!!

So anyways, there was a pie eating contest during the day (that I somehow missed) and the pizza guy was late but fun was still had by all. Especially my long suffering boyfriend Aaron, who put the 'man' in manning our stall whilst we faffed about, squealing and pinching bums et. al. Hi Ron! Love you bubbeleh!!

Mama Joy surprised us all by hiring a luxe hotel room across the road from the joint where we could all get ready together in harmony, and with Harmony (Harmony Nicholas, our honorary model-slash-photographer-slash-muse-slash-dream woman)!

Marie and I ironing my awesome pink human hair extensions from Harlem! God I love this woman. Any best friend who hand-dyes and irons some poor Indian girl's hair for the good of a fashion parade is worth her weight in gold!

Sarah looking mighty interested in the physics of makeup application! You can do it Sarah!

Greta looking B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L all hibiscus-ed up...and totally incognito to Aaron!

Carla 'The Boss' Lippis getting her 'Sass' on being a 'Bad Ass'!

Ginger hamming it up with Harmony's delicious, delicious strawberries!

Our saviours, Mortimer and Sven, aiding us flailing maidens with shoe emergencies!

The mess Joy was faced with pre-parade and pre-bed. Le sigh!

So with 5 mins to go until the parade, we rushed our way through makeup n' hair and made it just in time. WOOT WOOT! And after the best dressed competition we strutted our proverbial stuff and had the MOST AMAZING TIME AND HAD SO MUCH FUN AND LAGHED OUR ASSES OFF AND FUN FUN FUN FUN ADD SUPERLATIVE TIMES A MILLION AD INFINITUM FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ahem. So the parade was mondo fun. Us models were so proud to represent Joy's company and new designs with most style and aplomb. She really is such a magnificent lady and it was a pleasure to wear her clothes and strut around the Cranker for a night, making her proud. The video of the parade will be up soon so keep a stalk, I mean, eye out!

The rest of the night was admittedly a teency bit blurry. Booze flowed a-plenty, there was a fight during the Satellites' show that Ginger and Joy ended up being in the middle of (somehow?), dancing was done, food was scoffed and some of us may or may not have broken into the Botanic Gardens to make out with our lusty boyfriends. Alas, the true spirit of rockabilly people!

Congratulations to Jessi and Phil of Smokin' Betty's Events who did such a professional and magnificent job organising the first annual rockabilly Rumble. Everyone had a pret-ty dang great time at said hootenanny and we can't flipping wait until next year!

And thank you as always to Joy Taylor, Designer of Hot Couture, purveyor of the finest quality and most feminine frocks around, everybody's fairy godmother and my employer slash friend who really inspired her models to do the best job possible and have as much fun in life always.

Postcard designed by Sven Kovac! Until next week friends and internet stalkers!

Love Stav xoxoxo