I am absolutely loving Suboo’s just released second summer rangeViva La Vida“.  This gorgeous label really captures the Australian spirit, with colour ways ranging from the outback burnt oranges to Bondi blue and white.  Whilst the 1st Suboo summer collection was predominantly sweet summer pastels, the 2nd collection is bold and sexy.  The accessories are also absolutely fantastic, this really is brand brining you everything you need to be stylish throughout Summer.

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Sue Di Chio is the innovative founder and creative force behind designer resort label Suboo.  Suboo’s beginnings were serendipity at play. When Sue couldn’t find a fashionable beach umbrella one summer, she went about revolutionising a faded Aussie icon. Sue launched her debut collection in 2007 which quickly gained a loyal following of fans in Australia who appreciated the stunning individuality of the Suboo product. This initial success paved the way for an expansion into apparel and accessories.  From here Suboo has become a multinational label designed for women that have moved beyond the surf labels of their teens in search of a more sophisticated label which embraces the mood and essence of the unique relaxed Australian lifestyle.

Sue’s brand may have evolved but her design philosophy remains the same; to produce relaxed, feminine resort wear that’s uncomplicated yet special.  Her background in Fine Arts has given her an appreciation for clean lines and gorgeous detail.  Inspired by the vivid colours of Australian summers and the natural coastal setting of her beloved hometown Sydney, Sue has a talent for translating fashion trends into chic, wearable resort collections.

Check out the fabulous new collection, and some fantastic sale pieces too, at


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The gorgeous, vivacious, delightful and talented designer and head of Nina & B, is a dear friend of mine so I’m very excited to be featuring her collection in The Pati0 Frock.  I simply love Gold Coast based Nina’s zest for life and her entrepreneurial spirit, both of which are evident her inspired designs.  I believe Nina & B have created the quintessential summer wardrobe, offering everything from rocking jewellery and stunning sandals to silky kimonos, stylish caftans and groovy bejewelled ponchos.  I was fortunate enough to be with Nina and her team, including photographer extraordinaire, Thor Elias, in Byron Bay to shoot her collection at an amazing home in the hinterland, aptly named Margaritaville.

Nina & B. is the fruit of contemporary Australian flair and classic european elegance.  Being based in Rome and foraying around the globe over the last decade, Nina & B.’s founder Nina has created a range to capture the essence of understated sophistication.

Combining only the finest fabrics for her unique styles, Nina has incorporated lessons learned whilst in Italy working for fashion labels such as Bvlgari.  After years of  ‘La Dolce Vita’, Nina has returned home to Australia to launch her fashion line, Nina & B.

All products are made with love and proudly designed in Australia and can be found and or shop online at

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