Thursday, December 11, 2008

Expert advice

"A bride should treat the purchase of her wedding gown as an investment. It is the strongest representation of a woman's personal style she'll ever have - not to mention the most important dress she'll ever wear." Oscar de la Renta

The Oscar de la Renta bridal collection is available in Australia only at Helen Rodrigues.

The quote is taken from an article by Kathleen Nicholson in Martha Stewart Weddings.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Inspiration from Grace Kelly

“This season, I was inspired by pictures of Grace Kelly on her wedding day. I wanted to capture the regal beauty that she exuded. I also wanted to take the collection back to a traditional time. Over the top luxury but in a subtle way.” Monique Lhuillier (on her fall 2009 bridal collection - courtesy Lyra Mag)

The Monique Lhuillier bridal collection is available in Australia only at Helen Rodrigues.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The gown story according to Vera Wang

"For most women, the wedding gown represents far more than a dress. It is the embodiment of a dream, perhaps one nurtured since childhood. Then, add considerations of tradition, propriety, sensuality and fashion, and capture all of that in one dress". Vera Wang.

Vera Wang gives you more information on the gown and hopes it will help you direct your passion and energy in selecting the perfect gown for your most special and cherished day.

Elements of design
Five brides
Fabrics, form & function

Vera Wang is available in Australia at Helen Rodrigues.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Designer sample sale, 15 -17 Nov 2008

Up to 40% savings on many ex catwalk, show gowns and samples. 3 days only.

Gowns include designs by Vera Wang, Suzanne Neville, Alan Hannah and Jenny Packham.

Saturday 15 November 2008 - by appointment
Sunday 16 November 2008 - by appointment
Monday 17 November 2008 - by appointment

Book early to avoid disappointment! Call Helen Rodrigues on 02 9904 5700 to confirm your appointment.

Payment by cash, visa or mastercard.

Monday, September 22, 2008

It's what's underneath that counts

You have worked hard to look and feel great on your special day. Now go even further!

Enhance your waist, have slender thighs, encourage your butt and look glamorous all over.

Behind every beautiful bride there is Helen Rodrigues Shapewear®. After all, it’s what’s underneath that counts!

Visit the website to shop online.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Prepare to party

It’s the party season with Spring Carnival followed by the Christmas party circuit, New Year’s Eve and summer, and this year is going to be better than ever! Helen Rodrigues is the queen of party frocks by celebrity favourites Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Oscar De La Renta and Jenny Packham.

She knows what a woman wants when it comes to looking her best with the Helen Rodrigues Shapewear® range to help you prepare for your party season. With a range of fourteen undergarments designed to enhance your curves and streamline your silhouette underneath the season’s hottest fashion frocks. Made in Brazil, the home of beautiful women, the quality fit means you can indulge this season without worrying about added inches because Helen Rodrigues Shapewear® have got you covered.

From briefs to leggings and body suits in nude and black the Helen Rodrigues Shapewear® collection knows it’s what’s underneath that counts.

Visit the website to shop online.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Oscar's advice on choosing a wedding gown

In a recent article on, Oscar de la Renta writes about choosing a gown inspired by a sense of place.

Oscar ends the article by saying, "A wedding gown should be a reflection of the bride's own individuality. My best advice for a bride is to choose a dress that suits her personal style, so that in years to come she can still look back on that day and feel she was her most beautiful."

The Oscar de la Renta bridal collection is arriving in Jan 2009 and will be available in Australia only at Helen Rodrigues.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

In Oscar's own words

"My designs are known for their beautiful ornamentation, details, fabrics, and embroideries – which are never more important than on a wedding dress.” Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta is available in Australia only at Helen Rodrigues.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Oscar de la Renta in Australian first

In an Australian first, the queen of bridal couture, Helen Rodrigues, presents Oscar de la Renta’s romantic and elegant bridal collections for antipodean brides.

Oscar de la Renta’s design talent has been celebrated globally from Paris to Spain and New York for decades. He launched his first bridal collection in 2006 and was the designer of choice for President Bush’s daughter, Jenna Bush, for her nuptials in May this year.

Helen Rodrigues has been personally invited by Oscar de la Renta to view his collections for the Australian market when she visits New York City in October.

“We are thrilled to be working with Oscar de la Renta’s bridal collections. His work is exquisite; the attention to detail is simply stunning” says Helen Rodrigues.

Helen Rodrigues Sydney by appointment studio is already known for stocking Hollywood celebrity’s favourite wedding designers. Her exclusive Monique Lhuillier designs have been worn by Pink, Angelina Jolie, Debra Messing and their friends and featured in Sex and the City.

While British designer, Jenny Packham, is favoured by Jessica Parker, Halle Berry and Helena Christensen and stocked exclusively at Helen Rodrigues. Add uber famous Vera Wang’s bridal and evening frocks to the mix and Helen Rodrigues has the world’s top red carpets covered.

Fresh from the success of Myer Melbourne’s magic window display celebrating the world’s most iconic perfumes, including Vera Wang and a dress from Helen Rodrigues Vera Wang collection, Helen Rodrigues has also been invited by Vera Wang to experience the latest collections with a private viewing in New York City.

Australian brides, watch this space.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Are you a Jenny Packham bride?

"A Jenny Packham bride is a fashion conscious, confident kind of woman who wants something traditional but slightly new (or) alternative and in line with fashion generally." Jenny Packham

Her gowns are available in Australia at Helen Rodrigues.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Trim and shape your figure

The Helen Rodrigues Shapewear range of 'Bodysuits' will trim and shape your figure while still maintaining femininity and comfort.

Featuring adjustable & detachable straps with the option of extra silicone straps, the Bodysuits are made of luxurious high quality material that is super soft, comfortable and ideal for everyday wear and special occasions.

Visit the website to shop online.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Favourite window

The winners of the 'Fragrance by Design Exhibition' were announced and below are the results:

1st - Chanel
2nd - Vera Wang
3rd - Christian Dior

The beautiful bridal gown in the Vera Wang window is available only at Helen Rodrigues.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Jenny Packham walks the white carpet

The Jenny Packham evening was a great success! Over 30 guests (brides, family and friends) attended this exclusive evening.

On show was Jenny's latest 2009 bridal collection where brides-to-be had the opportunity to see the collection first hand and decide on their dream gown.

The collection is available at Helen Rodrigues.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Be true to your own style

"Be true to your own style. If you normally dress conservatively, your wedding is not the time to try something risque. The most important thing is wear something that makes you feel beautiful." Vera Wang

Vera Wang is available in Australia at Helen Rodrigues.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Fragrant windows

Myer in Melbourne is having the 'Fragrance by Design Exhibition' that runs from July 15–27, 2008.

Specially themed windows in their CBD store feature displays by Vera Wang, Christian Dior, Chanel, Thierry Mugler, Yves Saint Laurent and Viktor & Rolf.

The bridal gown in the Vera Wang window is called 'Callalily' which Vera says, "celebrates the gentility and otherworldly glamour of the high-society debutantes".

This dress is available in Australia only from Helen Rodrigues. Make an appointment to try on this beautiful gown.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Helen Rodrigues Shapewear for all occasions

Helen Rodrigues Shapewear has 14 different styles of undergarments to shape and sculpt a woman's body the way a woman likes it. They are:

- Long Leg Bodysuit
- Long Leg Reducer Bodysuit
- Bodysuit
- Shaper Bodysuit
- Body Slip

- Shaper Brief
- Hi Waist Brief
- Brief

Leggings & Shorts

- Hi Waist Short
- Hi Waist Long Short
- Hi Waist Legging
- Low Waist Legging
- Low Waist Short
- Shaper Short

Visit the website to shop online.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Look your best

Helen Rodrigues, the founder of Sydney's leading bridal couture boutique and exclusive stockist of Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier and Jenny Packham has watched women struggle to find the perfect under shape with no visible lines for the biggest day of their lives.

Their struggle inspired her to create her own range to help women look their best, always. With a unique technology designed to lift, separate, reduce, enhance and create curves and lines, Helen Rodrigues Shapewear works with a woman's body, not against it. The collection is ideal for both every day wear and special occasions

Shop online for Helen Rodrigues Shapewear.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Badgley Mischka in Australia

The Badgley Mischka Bridesmaids collection is available exclusively in Australia at Helen Rodrigues.

The label synonymous with glamorous eveningwear, Badgley Mischka Bridesmaids captures the essence of Badgley Mischka with its sophistication, romance, and nod to vintage Hollywood glamour.

Badgley Mischka’s timeless designs appeal to a range of women, including celebrities Madonna, Catherine Zeta Jones, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Winslet, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Ashley Judd.

Make an appointment to view these stunning gowns.

Vera's ultimate fashion tips to brides

In a recent blog post, Vera Wang lists her ultimate fashion tips to brides. They are:

- Be more accepting of your shape
- Find your comfort zone
- Dress your body type
- Choose a gown that reflects who you are before all else

Vera Wang is available in Australia at Helen Rodrigues.

Friday, July 4, 2008

In Vera's own words

"I dress the individualist who understands style. The ultimate Vera Wang bride is someone who is fearless." Vera Wang

Vera Wang is available in Australia at Helen Rodrigues.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Monique Lhuillier's tips for wedding gown shopping

An article published in the USA Weekend lists Monique's tips when shopping for a wedding gown. They are:

1. Go in with an open mind. You may think you know what you're looking for and what works for you, but you have to try on several different dresses.

2. Don't shop with too many people. You'll just get confused, because everyone has an opinion. Listen to the little voice inside of you.

3. Fit is key. Be as comfortable as you can in your wedding gown. The better it fits, the happier you will be on the big day.

Monique's bridal gowns are available exclusively in Australia at Helen Rodrigues.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Exclusive Jenny Packham designer evening

Experience an exclusive showing of Jenny Packham bridal gowns at Helen Rodrigues. Sip champagne, relax, enjoy the catwalk and choose the gown of your dreams.

Over 20 gowns hand picked by Jenny Packham will be flown from London for this exclusive evening of bridal glamour. These gowns will be available in the boutique for 2 weeks only.

When: 30th and 31st July 2008
Where: 7, 211 Ben Boyd Road, Neutral Bay NSW
Time: 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start

Limited tickets at $35.00. To reserve your ticket call Helen Rodrigues on 02 9904 5700.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Be yourself

Whilst we may have the perfect outfit in mind when it comes to a special dinner, party, or even work, choosing a wedding gown is a momentous moment in every girl’s life. As Oscar de la Renta asserts, your wedding gown is the most significant dress you will ever wear and should therefore reflect your personal style and taste. Individuality and flair is encouraged – whether you are a classic bride after a graceful, romantic feel or would prefer a more modern, edgier sort of frock.

Nevertheless, it is important to be open to trying on dresses of varying style and form, as many brides ultimately decide upon something different than originally envisaged. The best advice afforded to any bride-to-be is to choose a gown that is in keeping with your inherent style – and you can’t go wrong.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Who can resist cake?

Thanks to Helen Rodrigues Shapewear you don’t have to resist. You can have your cake and still look sleek.

Helen Rodrigues Shapewear instantly smoothes the figure, creating a sexy silhouette under your favourite little black dress.

Boost your confidence, and your posture, in Shaper Briefs or Full Reducer Bodysuits. A must have garment for every woman’s wardrobe, Helen Rodrigues Shapewear range is seamless meaning no naughty VPL and the waist bands are designed with silicon so no nasty rollovers.

Whether you want to flatten your tummy, trim the hips or tighten the thighs, Helen Rodrigues Shapewear’s range of fourteen lush underthings will enhance your womanly assets where you want them and reduce them where you don’t.

Who said a woman can’t have it all?

To buy the Helen Rodrigues Shapewear products click here.

For trade enquiries email us.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Cocktail & evening wear sale - 26 June 2008

Helen Rodrigues is having a cocktail and evening wear dress sale. These are one off beautiful dresses ideal for special events.

Designers include Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, Jim Hjlem, Alvina Valenta and Lazaro.

Date: Thursday 26 June 2008
Time: 12 noon - 9.00 pm
Where: 4a, 211 Ben Boyd Road, Neutral Bay NSW 2089
Sizes: 10 - 14
No appointments required

Be prepared to make a decision when you are at the store.

Payment by cash, visa or mastercard.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Best British bridal designer

Jenny Packham has just been honoured as Best British Bridal Designer at the Bridal Buyer Awards 2008.

The Bridal Buyer Awards, organised by Bridal Buyer Magazine, reflects the voice of the industry in Britain and now internationally. Judged by bridal retailers and press, the award of Best British Bridal Designer represents an ambassador for British design setting new boundaries in creative excellence and collaborative efforts in retail.

Perceived as one of the authorities in bridal and eveningwear elegance on an international level, Jenny Packham’s resolute and revolutionary vision has contributed to a redefinition of the bridal market.

Jenny Packham's beautiful gowns are available at Helen Rodrigues.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Designer sample sale, 24 - 26 May 2008

Up to 50% savings on many ex catwalk, show gowns and samples. 3 days only.

Gowns include designs by Vera Wang, Suzanne Neville, Alan Hannah and Jenny Packham.

Saturday 24 May 2008 - by appointment
Sunday 25 May 2008 - by appointment
Monday 26 May 2008 - by appointment

Book early to avoid disappointment! Call Helen Rodrigues on 02 9904 5700 to confirm your appointment.

Payment by cash, visa or mastercard.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Suzanne Neville

Classic, beautiful, elegant and sophisticated are all words that come to mind when describing the designs of one of Europe's foremost couture designers. The multi award winning Suzanne Neville continues to be at the forefront of UK’s bridal design.

Suzanne Neville prides herself on designing gowns that create flattering shapes for any bride whether featuring perfectly structured bodices with exquisite paneling detail, classically structured A-line gowns or a slim bias cut dress, Suzanne hand crafts the finest in contemporary wedding couture.

Suzanne Neville's gowns are available exclusively at Helen Rodrigues.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Visually drop a dress size and feel confident

The Hi Waist Long Short is one of the products from the Helen Rodrigues Shapewear™ collection.

Wearing this will help your figure in the following ways:
· Lifts and shapes bottom · Firms thighs · Trims and shapes waist · Flattens tummy· Visually drop a dress size · Seamless and invisible even under tight fitting clothes · Smooth silhouette from bust to knee · Supports the back

The Hi Waist Long Short has a cotton gusset and a silicon band in the waistband to prevent rolling and provide a better fit.

It is comfortable and ideal for everyday wear, special occasions as well as under tight fitting clothes. They are available in extra small, small, medium and large.

Currently this product can be bought from the Helen Rodrigues store.

shape control seamless underwear

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Nobody makes dresses like Jenny Packham

Honoured as ‘Hollywood Style Fashion Designer of the Year’ and 'British Bridal Dress Designer of the Year', Jenny Packham's bridal collection is available at Helen Rodrigues. Her glamorous celebrity fans include (amongst many others!) Sarah Jessica Parker, Beyonce, Halle Berry, Helena Christensen and Keira Knightly.

Revered in the top fashion capitals of the world, the Jenny Packham bridal collection encapsulates a look that is glamorous and decadent, incorporating luxurious and sensual fabrics with exceptional craftsmanship and individuality.

Synonymous with a contemporary approach to design, her distinctive collection with eminently feminine silhouettes, offers diverse appeal with designs that continuously evolve and remain unique.

Positioned as one of the world's most prominent designers, says 'nobody makes dresses like Jenny Packham' and refers to her as 'One of London's Most Successful Exports' whilst Drapers Record extols Packham as an 'Eveningwear Supremo'.

Make an appointment to view these stunning gowns.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Add a touch of elegance with a veil

"Other than a wedding ring, a veil is perhaps the most symbolic accessory a woman will ever wear." Vera Wang

Add a touch of elegance to your wedding day with an exclusive hand made veil.

Whether long or short, with Swarovski crystal detail or scalloped edging, Helen Rodrigues has a range of veils that are beautifully cut and draped in a range of colours and styles.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Vera Wang maids collection from New York

Helen Rodrigues is pleased to announce the arrival in-store of the current 2008 Vera Wang Maids collection direct from New York.

These stunning gowns feature feminine detailing combined with contemporary, cutting edge design for which Vera Wang is renowned. The collection is available in a range of colours and fabrics and is suitable not only for weddings, but formals, races, black tie functions and other special occasions.

Make an appointment to view these stunning gowns.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Compliment your gown with the finishing touches

With so much emphasis placed upon the selection of the wedding gown, the finishing touches can often be left until the last minute. Sometimes a hasty decision can ruin an otherwise well thought out and beautifully put together ensemble.

Helen Rodrigues offers you a range of beautiful accessories to compliment any gown. From beautiful hand made jewellery to delicate floral headpieces and fascinators to exquisite veils.

Make an appointment to visit the store and let Helen Rodrigues help you complete your wedding outfit.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Vera Wang's first shop in shop in Australia

The Vera Wang bridal collection has been availabe in Australia at Helen Rodrigues since 2003.

In January 2007, Vera Wang opened her first shop in shop in Australia at Helen Rodrigues. The acclaimed designer, recognised as the authority for a modern, sophisticated approach to bridal elegance, partnered with Helen Rodrigues to offer brides the world of Vera Wang.

The shop in shop represents Australia’s most extensive range of gowns from the latest Vera Wang bridal collections.

With exceptional service offered ‘By appointment only’, Helen Rodrigues ensures each bride receives their undivided attention with the entire boutique to themselves.

Please call to arrange your appointment.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Monique Lhuillier in Australia

The Monique Lhuillier bridal collection is now available exclusively in Australia at Helen Rodrigues.

Having taken the fashion industry by storm over the last six years, Monique Lhuillier has established herself as one of the world’s leading innovative bridal designers.

Sophisticated looks are combined with dramatic cuts, elegant silhouettes and soft draping with a play on textures. Monique’s latest collection is versatile, glamorous and luxurious.

Favourite amongst many of Hollywood’s “A” List including Debra Messing, Angelina Jolie and Sharon Stone and featured on one of TV’s most popular shows Sex in the City, the Monique Lhuillier bridal collection is now on show at Helen Rodrigues.

Make an appointment to try on this exclusive collection.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Get into Shapewear

Helen Rodrigues announces the launch of Helen Rodrigues Shapewear™.

Helen Rodrigues Shapewear™ is a range of shape control seamless underwear that instantly smoothes the figure and eliminates unwanted bulges. They will enhance your silhouette and provide visible results immediately, giving you the confidence to get into that little black dress!

There are 14 ultra-comfortable products in the Helen Rodrigues Shapewear™ range, which includes Shaper Briefs and extends to Full Reducer Bodysuits that can be worn under even the most form-fitting clothing. Moreover, Helen Rodrigues Shapewear™ is ideal for both every day wear and special occasions.

Currently, you can purchase these products from the store:
4a, 211 Ben Boyd Road
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089
Tel: 02 9904 5700

You will be able to purchase these products online and through a retailer near you soon!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Vera Wang sample sale - 1 day only

Saturday 19 April 2008
(by appointment only)

Up to 40% saving. Gowns start from AU$4500 and includes alterations and dry cleaning.

Book early to avoid disappointment! Call Helen Rodrigues on (02) 9904 5700 to confirm your appointment.

Payment by cash, visa or mastercard.

Exciting new store now open

To meet the ever increasing demands from customers for a dedicated store for bridesmaids, evening wear and formal wear - Helen Rodrigues announces the opening of an exciting new store.

The address is:
4a, 211 Ben Boyd Road
Neutral Bay, NSW 2089

The store operates by appointment only.
Monday to Friday 9.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

About Helen Rodrigues

Helen Rodrigues is one of Australia's leading luxury bridal boutiques.

Established in 2002, Helen Rodrigues has brought collections from the world’s top class bridal designers to Australia. Those in the know and lovers of designer luxury head to Helen Rodrigues to view the latest international designs and trends in bridalwear.

Our globally recognised designers include Elle Macpherson’s favourite Jenny Packham, Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier. Add best British Bridal Designer of the Year Alan Hannah and UK celebrity favourite Suzanne Neville and you have the world’s premium bridal collection under the one roof.

With exceptional service offered ‘By appointment only’, we ensure each bride receives our undivided attention with the entire boutique to themselves. It is our aim to ensure that this important and special time of your life is a pleasurable and stress free experience. With our extensive collection of shoes, jewellery, veils, shrugs and bridesmaids to complement your gown - you have no need to look any further!