MADE WITH LOVE BY MALLIKA

 

 

DSC_0996DSC_0998DSC_1030DSC_1031DSC_1032Do you dream of a modern yet feminine and elegant wedding dress for your day? We are in love with every design by With Love By Mallika, a designer who is truly creating art with every dress she creates. The collections are a marriage between handcrafted pieces and classic silhouettes – think romance, elegance and beauty brought together in timeless style! When we sat down with Mallika to talk about her heart behind the business, it was clear that With Love By Mallika brings glamour and class, with a twist of modernity!
“I design for a confident woman who dares to embrace herself in whatever she encounter in life.”

DSC_1057What was your inspiration for the business?
When I was searching for my own wedding dress, I had a great difficulty finding what I wanted-something understated, not over the top, modern but yet feminine and elegant. I thought maybe other women were probably feeling exactly the same way, which inspired me to start up my own bridal business. I saw an unmet need in bridal business.
How did you go about starting up your business?
It wasn’t easy starting up but I believed that I had the right energy, will power, confidence, passion, and the right support from people who believed in me.
I started this bridal business from a very emotional place – designing, creating and engineering a gown that represents love, hopes and dreams. For me, designing and creating are both linked to that journey of expressing yourself and connecting with your inner self.
What are you offering that is different from the rest?
I am constantly pushing the boundaries and really design, rather than creating just another pretty dress to add on the rack. I try to be honest to my design aesthetic. I craved for that Art Deco aspect and timeless style but with a modern twist. I also feel that modern bride these days go for a more understated look and feel. They want their personality to shine and not just the gown. I know that my job is done when my gown compliments their personality and beauty from within.

What do you love about your job?
I love the fact that I can create a bridal gown that represents the bride, her love, her hopes, her aspiration and her happiness.
What is your favourite experience as a business owner?
I truly love the amount of freedom and the time I have for my work. I have to say that designing and creating are the two aspects I love most about my work.
What is one piece of advice you would give to someone just starting out in the industry?
Before you start anything significant in your life, find out about your sense of purpose, discover your point of difference, follow your intuition, find that confidence within yourself, surround yourself with positive people, try to be brave, take risks and push the boundaries! DSC_0953DSC_1594DSC_1754Don’t live life with regrets, do it with love and just make it happen!

 

What is your inspiration behind this ‘CITY AT HEART 2018’ collection?

Where do you draw inspiration for this particular collection and how is it different from your other collections?

In every collection I draw my inspiration from the individual bride and I wanted each collection to embody a different bride and her unique personality and style. For this collection, I also incorporated Bangkok city as my main source of inspiration. I feel that where you live really does shape who you are as a person. Bangkok is a city that can take a lot of energy from a person and you need to be very organised and patient to live there.

Why the city?

As much as I love living in the Northern Beaches in Sydney, Bangkok is my home city. It doesn’t matter how much I enjoy the waters, sand, beaches, sunshine and the relaxed lifestyle, I will never forget my home city ‘Bangkok’. Bangkok is such a tiny little city in size but so vast in what it can offer in terms of culture, traditions and craziness and its unique character. The initial spark of this City At Heart Collection also derived from the different cities I lived in the past and the emotional connections I have had with these great cities.  So when you combines all these great cities together, you then get the arrival of this what I called ‘City At Heart’ Collection! I feel that where you live does really shape who you are as a person and for me as a designer as well.

What defines an WLBM bride?

For each collection, I wanted each gown and its style to embody a different bride and her unique personality as well as her individual quality. The gown I created is supposed to compliment her beauty from within. The collection is all about the city brides who are all    very independent women, career driven, decisive, assertive, patient, flexible, respectful and very understanding. All of these qualities sum up ‘the city bride’ that I was envisioning before I started to work on the collection

What do you like about your design process?

There is not one thing I don’t like about the design process. For me design process comes from a very emotional place, I am very grateful that I have the opportunity to create a dream gown which represents love, hope and dreams for my WLBM bride-to-be. The gown is worn on the most special cerebration in a woman’s life, so it just gives me great joy and pleasure to be a part of this emotional journey with the bride herself.

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Photography: Naja Hetrakul @naja_h

Model: Farung Yuthithum @kwangfarung

Dress: @withlovebymallika

Designer: Mallika Hetrakul @mallika.hetrakul

Hair Stylist: @tle_naka

Makeup Stylist: @ninoonmakeup

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This ‘Whimsical Wonderland’ collection is going to blow your mind! Last week WLBM presented their wintery collection, comprised of a variety of designs, that offer a fresh perspective on what modern brides want with an effortlessly touch of elegance and whimsical charm. Each gown portrays a sense of pure imagination and femininity through their romantic silhouettes, pairing the modernity of plunging necklines and handcrafted pearl necklace as a back feature, cascading peplum organza detachable skirts and flirtatious form fitting structures. Think grace, glamour, romance and with a splash of whimsical, free spirited elegance. Finding a balance in the union of textured details, such as hand appliquéd lace and flutters of sheer fabric, Mallika have achieved a collection that evokes a feeling of refined femininity.

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WLBM’s tips on how to find the right wedding dress for your big day!

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When choosing a dress, which is more important – style or silhouette?

I personally think both! Before you start this exciting journey, you need to know what silhouette works for you and what is the style that you want. This is why finding the perfect wedding gown is such an exciting journey. It is important for the bride to pay attention to these two elements and get the right balance. The right dress should not only represent what she is in personality, but also highlight the best of who she is as a person.

If I could offer one piece of advice to a bride for purchasing her gown or before designing her gown, I would say have some options and be open to new ideas and styles.

Don’t go for that one style or trend or look. Creating a ridged, singular gown image before the search process can create some unescessary frustration and disappointment before the big day. I think you need to be open to new ideas and options. If you are willing to try new looks and silhouettes, you are giving yourself time and space to explore and search for your dream dress.

Trends are not to follow but to guide you on finding the right look, style and dress. On trend pieces do not work for everyone. So stay true to yourself and try to find that balance between the style and silhouette. When the balance is right you will feel it – it will show on your face.

Get creative with jewellery, veils, heels and other accessories. Remember to be true to your own style and wear what you are comfortable in. A wedding dress is a bout self expression so wear whatever floats your boat!

 

WLBM’s Signature Look

WLBM’s signature look is all about the fusion of vintage glamour, elegance, simplicity and contemporary. Every of WLBM collection is truly inspired by her love of that vintage glamour. Her bridal collection was created to bring out every bride’s inner beauty and charm.

WLBM’s collection combines sophisticated and elegant styling with luxurious silk, floral laces, embellishments and hand-beaded detailing. Each piece is specially stitched together to create exquisite bridal gowns that flow beautifully around the body. This collection particularly draws inspiration from the stillness of beauty and charm on a wintery night.  The designer offered reinterpretation of signature pieces including her sheath dress, heavily embellished bodice, amping up the WLBM factor through a floral lace bodice and sheer sleeves.296-WildHeartsAUK220717-1208-Final

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Photography: @lifeportraitphotography

Event: @wild_hearts

Designer: @withlovebymallika

Jewellery: @nikkiwittbridal

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Whimsical Wonderland

 

This ‘Whimsical Wonderland’ collection is going to blow your mind! Last week WLBM presented their wintery collection, comprised of a variety of designs, that offer a fresh perspective on what modern brides want with an effortlessly touch of elegance and whimsical charm.

 

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Each gown portrays a sense of pure imagination and femininity through their romantic silhouettes, pairing the modernity of plunging necklines and handcrafted pearl necklace as a back feature, cascading peplum organza detachable skirts and flirtatious form fitting structures.

 

Think grace, glamour, romance and with a splash of whimsical, free spirited elegance. Finding a balance in the union of textured details, such as hand appliquéd lace and flutters of sheer fabric, Mallika have achieved a collection that evokes a feeling of refined femininity.

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Photographer: @llphotography356

Designer: @withlovebymallika

Jewellery: @nikkiwittbridal

Model: @elise_d

 

 

 

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It’s all about the feel of the dress!

This bespoke collection ‘New Romance’ is all about luxury fabrics, intricate details, hand beaded lace, embellishments, clean silhouette and a feel of romanticism . The concept behind the designs was to introduce a new interpretation of romanticism in bridal wear. WLBM’s signature look is pretty much embedded in that classic vintage inspired designs with a fusion of simplicity, modernity and elegance.

For this collection Mallika has captured the effortless style and elegance we’ve come to know and love from the previous ‘Bohemian Heart’. To make an appointment please drop WLBM an email, or check out their Instagram and stay in touch with the daily posts!

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Unconventional Bride

If you’re looking for a killer combination of sexy yet cool, WLBM may well be the designer you’re after. Lots of sparkles, crystals and embellishments and loose flowing garments that ooze rock chick glam as well as effortlessly chic charm. This gown can be wore with a leather jacket to give it that ‘rock n roll’ touch or on its own for more a red carpet look.

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A classic and sophisticated style, featuring a low v neckline and contour seaming detail for an elongated silhouette. This elegant pleated jumpsuit is designed for a more contemporary bride who is seeking for something outside that word ‘traditional’. The wide legged jumpsuit is a perfect choice for a modern day bride who would usually go for sleek gowns and less structured lines to achieve an effortless chic look.

 

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Modern Day Vintage

Inspired by the most memorable wedding gowns from the age of Hollywood stars, royalty and famous brides like Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy, Grace Kelly – With Love By Mallika’s gowns capture the imagination of every bride to be. The gowns the starlets wore in their time reflected their beauty, style and personality. WLBM is set out to create just that!

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WLBM’s exclusive Vintage collection was inspired from the fantastical whimsy, charm and elegance of the 1920’s glitz and glam. For her first collection, Mallika Hetrakul takes on old Hollywood glamour, merged with modern sensibilities, was a relic of Art Deco designs from the twenties and thirties. With wispy flapper-esque silhouettes and pearl headpieces plundered from the Jazz Age, glowing duchess satin, lace, bead embellishments, and soft crepe viscose all came together in loose-fitting, yet still body consciousness wedding gowns. The Australian-based designer’s tulle-lined and delicate drop-waist gowns were made to be timeless—”You can take it out in ten years and wear it out again,” she said. 

With Love By Mallika is a marriage between handcrafted pieces, classic silhouettes and timeless styles – think romance, elegance and beauty brought together in timeless styles.

 

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WLBM – Classic vintage inspired designs with a modern twist

WLBM’s 2017 Collection by Mallika Hetrakul set out to create one of designs couture concept incorporating today’s modern silhouette and vintage inspired designs.

 

This bespoke collection ‘New Romance’ is all about luxury fabrics, intricate details, hand beaded lace, embellishments, clean silhouette and a twist of modernity. The concept behind the designs was to introduce a new interpretation of romanticism in bridal wear. WLBM’s signature look is pretty much embedded in that classic vintage inspired designs with a fusion of simplicity, modernity and elegance.

 

For this collection Mallika has captured the effortless style and elegance we’ve come to know and love from the previous ‘Bohemian Heart’. To make an appointment please drop WLBM an email, or check out their Instagram and stay in touch with the daily posts!

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