Laura Cavallaro has been designing and making custom bridal headwear and racewear since 2005.
Laura is a qualified Milliner and also has experience in the bridal industry. Laura has trained with some of Australia’s best Milliners, including time at Opera Australia’s millinery department. Her work has featured in Vogue Italia, and other bridal magazines.
If you have a vintage or heirloom piece, Laura can also assist in repair or refurbishment to make your piece as beautiful as the day it was made – the perfect way to have “something old” for your wedding.
Whether you’re looking for a traditional veil, a jewelled headpiece, or something completely unique, Laura’s skill and experience can craft the perfect piece to suit your style.
Laura can also be found at The Wedding Collective NSW. The showroom is located in Carrington, Newcastle.
I had to wait what seemed like an eternity to share this amazing headpiece with you all! But now you can finally see why I was soooooo excited when Nikki came to see me last year with her mothers beautiful wedding headpiece in tow. I couldn’t contain my excitement when I saw what was in the box , i think Nikki’s mum may have thought I’d just keep the piece myself 🤣. It was such a lovely piece to work on, and I have to acknowledge wonderful Kerryn from @ldcluxurydrycleaning who helped me to restore this piece and breathe new life into it. As you can see, this ‘something old’ worked perfectly with Nikki’s style. She not only had a ceremony gown, with a quick reception change, but also a veil/headpiece change! And the photos show why I’m absolutely speechless.... #weddingoftheyear @ Hunter Design School
I ❤️ corded lace, it’s a nice medium between delicate French lace and the heavier guipure laces. It comes in a huge range of styles and sizes, so you can choose a little bit (like a few scattered motifs) or a lot (like a full mantilla style). It’s incredibly versatile and is perfect for so many different looks.
I have a few lovely little styles just in this week for some new samples and end of year clients. Can’t wait to show you 🥰
It was great to meet so many lovely couples at our open night on Friday. I hope you ticked some things off your planning list! Those of you who sent through an enquiry, check your inbox, all your questions have been answered 📧
Behind your veil or headpiece are these little hands. They design, cut, pin and sew each of the pieces all by themselves. I’m lucky to work in my little studio to produce pieces for my clients at my own pace. I am not a factory, I don’t mass produce, I don’t work under slave like conditions as many people do in the garment industry.
This week I hope you have stopped and thought about where your fashion comes from. Maybe you have asked the question, #whomademyclothes ? Unfortunately, fast fashion isn’t only cheap and wasteful, it destroys the planet and is unsafe/unfair for the workers.
So next time you are purchasing any garment (or hat!) please consider what and who is behind it. Think about the many sets of hands that will have touched and made your piece, and consider its impact on these hands and the environment. It’s one of the many reasons I choose quality, natural fabrics and components over price. Please don’t ask ‘Can you do it cheaper?’ etc as the answer is, no. This means it’s fair on me, the maker and kinder to the environment. Purchasing quality ensures that you can pass your piece on as an heirloom, or to someone new to wear and love as you did.
I’ll leave you with a nice little quote from one of my favourites, Vivienne Westwood
“Buy less, choose well, make it last”