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Published July 13th 2014
Fashion Like You've Never Experienced
Mackenzie Mode is one of my favorite dress shops in Sydney. I'll never forget how I discovered it. I was looking for a rehearsal dinner dress for the night before my wedding in the States.
I already had a dress but I wasn't completely satisfied with it. I happened to be in Coogee and I saw this enchanting dress shop right on Coogee Bay Road.
I popped in and began to fall in love with the unique, vibrant and color dresses that make Mackenzie Mode. Emily, the owner was in and she was incredibly helpful, which I find is very rare in Sydney, to have such excellent customer service. She helped me pick out a unique stunning dress that I would never find anywhere else. I wore it to my rehearsal dinner and still get comments to this day on how beautiful the dress is.
I spoke with Emily about how she came to create Mackenzie Mode. Originally from Canada, she used to sew dresses for her friends without a pattern. When she moved to Sydney she made her dream of becoming a fashion designer a reality and attended the prestigious Whitehouse Institute of Design in Sydney. She launched Mackenzie Mode in 2007 and has been going strong since.
As a new generation designer, she endeavors to keep her line eco-‐friendly, using high quality natural fibers such as cotton, silk and wool. In addition, Emily uses digital, placement printing for her designs, including benefits of providing dazzling colour, creativity with very fine detail, enabling artwork to be printed with unlimited illustrative results, and the ability to design the prints to fit the garment. Environmental benefits of this type of printing include minimal fabric waste as printed fabric amounts are controlled, and zero ink waste.
Just some of the unique one of a kind dresses and prints you will find at Mackenzie Mode
Mackenzie Mode dresses are perfect for the races, attending a wedding, going out on a special date night, any function where you want a dress that will make you feel special and beautiful!
Mackenzie Mode designs have won awards and been featured in local publications, and word of mouth has seen her business grow. Emily's fashions are being worn all over Australia and around the world.
Yet another unique Mackenzie Mode design
For the last year, Emily has been hard at work designing new pieces of artwork for her first ever swimsuit line. Mackenzie Swim is set to launch this September 2014. The swimsuits will cater for all body types, from an A cup to DD. The bathing suits are functional yet stylish and sexy, one and two-‐piece swimsuits will be made with neoprene and traditional swimsuit fabric, and there will be a style in sizes 6 to 14.
If you purchase a swimsuit in the 2nd week of September your name will go into a drawing to win your choice of over 20 styles of Mackenzie Mode Melbourne cup hats and if you mention this Weekend Notes article when you come in you will receive a 20% discount. Make sure to like Mackenzie Mode Facebook Page to receive a 20% discount. (Only one 20% discount applies)
All those stunning dresses, accessories, fascinators and swim suits are waiting for you at Mackenzie Mode. Come to Coogee to experience the Mackenzie Mode Magic.
Not local to Coogee? Not to worry, enter the code TWENTY at checkout on the Mackenzie Mode e-boutique to receive 20% off all your online purchases. Valid July 2014.