Sunday, January 30, 2011


Howdy guys n' gals!
So, last week, I promised y'all that I'd post some AMAZING photos of our fave HC gal, Stav! These, just like the photo shoot of the ever beautiful Tania, were created by the amazing team at Paperdoll Pinup's! The genius of Jen and Sven ( I love that their names rhyme!!) came together to make Stavroula look even MORE beautiful than she already is. A hard task, because this woman is truly what dreams are made of.

Hot Couture also makes an appearance in these shots! WOOT!! Stav is wearing the Billie Jean Top in both of these shots! And you can get yours too, in any colour polka dot or check fabric your little heart desires! DOUBLE WOOT!! But remember kids, Billie Jean aint' on our website, so if you want one, email us!!

Well, here they are kids! But before I go remember, you too can have a hunky photographer take beautiful shots of you, ANNNND get a vintage themed makeover by possibly one of the best hair and makeup artists in the world, just go to their facebook

Stay gold, my HC lovelies!
<3 Marie xoxo


Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Aloha Guys n' Gals!
So sorry about the late blog entry, Joy and I have had a couple of rough days, but we are so so excited to share an amazing bunch of photos by Paperdoll Pinups, featuring one of our most loyal and beautiful Hot Couture followers, Tania Poropat!
Paperdoll Pinups is a great little Adelaide company founded by the immensely talented make-up artist and hairdresser, Jennifer Rossiter. They specialise in Pin-up and vintage styled photography, and let me tell you, from what I've seen, Jen and her creative team produce the most amazing stuff. Check out their Facebook  link here. Jen and her team, consisting of two photographers, the talented man about town Sven Kovac, and Denise Hojdyssek are obviously fabulous at what they do. Just take a look at what they've created with Tania, who is decked out looking super beautiful in Hot Couture (as every gal should be in my opinion!)
Just loungin', generally being fab
Rinso! Oooh!
Who looks this hot when cleaning... Only Tania. Sigh.
It's a hard life being this beautiful. Aaaah.

See what I mean folks!? AMAZING STUFF right!? These were taken by Sven Kovac a couple of weeks ago, with the trusty (and busty) Joy Taylor on hand for laughs and comic relief. Everyone had a swell time on the shoot, and doesn't it show!? Now, if you want the opportunity to look as beautiful as Tania, just go to Jen's site or to the Paperdoll Pinups Facebook, you know it's got to be good when even I, (who absolutely DETESTS being photographed) wants a series done!

Now, my children... NEXT WEEK I will have Paperdoll Pinup photos featuring the ridiculously photogenic, ex Hot Couturette, STAVROULA.
Clearly Stav looks amazing from the moment she wakes up, and probably vomits glitter, but wait until you see what Jen and Sven have done with her. 'Tis sure to blow your mind!
Stay tuned my lovely ones!

Thanks for reading tootsies!
Lots o' love and sunshine,
Marie :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Flood Appeal Thank You! xoxo

Hello Hot Couture Lovelies!

Last week Australia experienced one of the worst natural disasters in its history. The QLD floods saw many lives lost and left thousands homeless. Here at Hot Couture, the amazingly generous Joy Taylor chose to donate 100% of last weeks sales to those in need. When she told me this, I was so taken aback with her generosity, and I'm sure you are too. The aftermath of this disaster will prove long and severe, so if you're in a position to help in any way, please do. I ask you to do whatever you can, from monetary donations, to small messages of support, hope and love; and to those who have already given so much, Thank You.

On a much brighter note, we at HC headquarters had some fun in the sun shooting our ridiculously cute Monday Special!
T'was a morning of play (and some work), with the lovely Sven Kovac and ever-so-foxy Ginger Taylor! Joy was a supreme photographic assistant, falling in the sand every ten seconds, and apparently, I can't jump in a photo without looking like a royal ham. Needless to say, there were laughs a'plenty, which seems to be the case whenever a Taylor is in earshot! Here are some behind the scenes shots for your enjoyment! Now kids, Remember to check out the Hot Couture Facebook profile to view the Monday Spesh and other random happenings!

Hunky photographers, always harassing models.

Best, and most professional photographic team out!

Well folks, thats a wrap for this week, but stay tuned, because next week we'll have some fab photos from Paperdoll Pinups, featuring one of our favourite hot couturettes, Tania Poropat! Woot! xoxo

P.S. To make a donation to the victims of the QLD flood crisis, go to:

And remember, its not only humans who have been greatly affected by the floods, the RSPCA QLD need supplies for affected livestock, domestic animals and wildlife. Please don't forget our furry friends.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Goodbye Stav, Hello Marie

Greetings and salutations most beautiful followers of Hot Couture!
Firstly, allow me to introduce myself, I’m Marie, Joy’s brand new go-to-gal, filling in for the incredibly talented and well-organised Stavroula!
Joy and I are currently undertaking the 10 step program: How to Live Without Stavroula, and are making steady progress, as you can see from our photos.

Prior to 10 Step Program

I know, I know, they’re big shoes to fill, but someone’s gotta do it. And hey, I’ve been her best pal for over a decade, so hopefully some of her brilliance has rubbed off!

Guys n’ gals, I cannot tell you how fun my first day working for HC and the lovely Ms. Taylor has been. I feel like the luckiest gal in the world right now. We had a little initiation breakfast with the photographic genius that is Mr. Sven Kovac, then we made our way to Woorabinda lake to take photos of the Monday Special, which, unsurprisingly, is pretty damn special!
Ah, life is hard. Spending a day beside a beautiful lake wearing ‘A Frock Called Wanda’ (tee hee!) being photographed by a hunk… Sign me up for life!

Well lovelies, I must depart and continue working, but I would love to hear any suggestions or comments from our fabulous customers! Feel free to email me on: anytime you like!
I think this is the beginning of something beautiful, kids. 

P.S. For more of the talented Sven Kovac, visit

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

We will miss our girl Stav.

Our girl Stav has scored an amazing job in Sydney with an Animation company. If you asked me if we will miss her the answer is a BIG yes! Personally and professionally. 
It's a sad and happy day here at H.C.H.Q. I met Stav just over a year ago after she had styled a shoot with Merge magazine. Stav wanted to return the clothes and I suggested we have coffee. I was only with her for 5 minutes before I realised she had to work for us, I had no idea in what capacity so I told Stav if she could think of a job she was hired. Stav has made so much difference to Hot Couture, setting up our blog, our Monday Special  organising my office and just making H.C. so much more than it was. 
She came in like a whirlwind and lit up our studio, with her pink one day, yellow the next, hair. 
Stirling will never be the same again, neither will we. I had a look back over the blog the last year and we have had so much fun it has been a year we will never forget that's for sure. We knew Stav would be leaving us as her gorgeous and incredibly talented boyfriend Aaron managed to get into A.F.T.A.S in Sydney, no easy task. Watch out for that boy he is on his way up and Stav will be right there beside him making a name for herself. We couldn't be happier for them and we all wish her and Aaron every success. Of course it will mean more trips to Sydney to buy fabric, I already have two kids to visit and now I feel like I have one more. We will miss you Stav thank you so much for everything, you have been a bright light in our lives, I never ever thought you could possibly make me cry but I'm all teary right now. 
Good luck, knock em dead kid.............I know you surely will with your fashion. I don't even know if Sydney is quite ready for you. There isn't a kinder, more thoughtful and more genuine gal on this planet and I LOVE you Stavroula. XXXX Joy P.S. I always wanted a Greek kid.

Goodbye Stav!