Blogger Anouska Proetta Brandon in GL Frenchie Dress & Exclusive Interview

We caught up with the Beautiful Blogger Anouska from Dublin Ireland who is seen below wearing our “Frenchie Dress” She happily gave us an insight into her Style Icons, Fashion Inspiration, what she’s currently listening to on her Ipod and also what makes her happy….See below for full details of our Interview with her……She is such a beautiful Gia girl!

Name: Anouska Proetta Brandon
Country you live: Ireland
Age: 20
You’re Blog:

 1. Describe your look/style in 5 words? Girly yet rock-ish :)

 2. Whose wardrobe would you love to raid if you could? I would love to raid Alexa Chungs wardrobe or Mary Kate Olsen, love her style!

 3. Where do you get your fashion inspiration from? I get it from everywhere but music does influence me somewhat.

 4. What are you listening to on your ipod right now? Right now I am obsessed with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club! I also can’t stop listening to the song Sleepyhead by Passion Pit. 

 5. What makes you happy?(can be a one word answer) Sun :)

 6. Favourite Style Icon? Mary Kate Oslen, Alexa Chung, and Natasha Poly!

 7. Favourite Holiday Destination? I love New York, I can’t wait to go back! 

 8. Favourite Website? My favourite blog by far would be The Satorialist ( Its like my bible!

 9. Favourite Fashion Label? I love Gia London of course :) others would be American Apparel, Topshop & River Island at the moment

10. Favourite Country to Shop? New York!

11. Favourite TV Soap/or Movie? This is a tough one! I recently watched all 5 series of Dexter, I am totally obsessed with that show. I honestly can’t pick my favourite movie I have too many!

 12. Favourite Gia London item? My cute little peachy dress :)

Thanks Anouska, Gia Fans check out her beautiful blog here:

To make our world out of fringing and leather…

Vintage fashion really does travel and so I must take every opportunity to journey through what comes my way!
Whether it be local or in a land far away I am interested in beautiful things and beautiful places which whisper tales of the past; fashion, imagery, photography, textiles, prints and all things sprinkled with sunshine shimmers….

This month we are inspired by all things fringed, namely leather with a Rock and Roll edge! Come escape into our inspiration with us. We begin the journey on the back of Marlon Brando’s Motorcycle in our hot leather shorts!

Just not sure which ones?- they are all amazing….

Now iam ready….

Put your hands up if your feeling free and happy in your fringing…

American Indian Vintage- love this…

Weave your way through the world…

Waistcoat love, heart heart heart…

Moss always pulls the waistcoat look off so well…

But this is our the sun can peak through

Studs and flexing leather…partners in crime

The Run-aways knew how to shake their fringing in their flares…

Short and Flirty?

or short and outrageous?

or tight and sexy…

or the perfect Pinnafore…

which ever way you like, just remember to make it your own…

and dont forgot to ALWAYS smell the flowers along the way!



Festival Fever….

Vintage fashion really does travel and so I must take every opportunity to journey through what comes my way!
Whether it be local or in a land far away I am interested in beautiful things and beautiful places which whisper tales of the past; fashion, imagery, photography, textiles, prints and all things sprinkled with sunshine shimmers

We are headed into Spring and extremely excited about the Summer ahead…. Bon Voyage mister Winter Wonderland!

The journey starts with a phonecall to a friend…..

and of course a new bag for all the festivities…..

Moon Affirmations in the nude to get us inspired?

The vans all packed for Coachella!

Hitch-hikers on the way….

Novella-Ria head-bands are essential!

and my favourite jacket and sandals, for the ride

Some pumping tunes….get your “rock” awn

There’s no place id rather be..

Hope to see you there…

The Secret lies in an inner Glow….

 Christmas is not in tinsel and lights and outward show. The secret lies in an inner glow. It’s lighting a fire inside the heart. Good will and joy a vital part. It’s higher thought and a greater plan. It’s glorious dream in the soul of man.

Wilfred A. Peterson, The Art of Living


Vintage fashion really does travel and so I must take every opportunity to journey that comes my way!
Whether it be local or in a land far away I am interested in beautiful things and beautiful places which whisper tales of the past; fashion, imagery, photography, textiles, prints,

We are November and December at the same time!  (sorry its been a hectic couple of months….) This one is soooo awesome hopefully you will forgive me…….. Winter London Land!

I need one of these!


Haunting but so reminiscent..log fire ohhhhhhh……

Even though it’s freeeezing outside, I wish you were here so we could make snow castles in the fields xoxoxoxox

You d0nt get these with an i-pod app do you?????

These things are sooooo much fun but sooo much trouble!

Raindeer raindeer on the wall, you are the fairest of them all.

Beautiful metropolis!


My footsteps love to be the first in the snow…there is no better feeling-SATISFACTION!

sunrise at dawn takes my breath away!


not sure this is gonna work…

The good old day’s POST!

SO cute 

SO cute cuddly bear. 

It’s magic!

Your mum let you go out in the snow without tights on?

There is something about london x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x0x

Not sure it’s possible to look this good when skiing….

Beautiful illo’s

This childhood friend takes me waaaay back.  I love the snowmanxxxxxx

cute outfits!

Not good to run arround in but magical!

Jingle bells, jingle bells jingle all the way…..

Wow, what a snowman…..lets try and do one better.

‘some men must be pursued………’ go girl!

I love these things….dress up paper doll.

Heart flakes xxxxxxxxx

The end!  Keep warm…….

We are October!

Autumn is kicking off!  It’s all about the boots, coats, transeasonal wardrobes dresses and embellishments!

At Gia London we are a big fan of surface decoration; you are guaranteed to look so show stopping and precious yet effortless if you get this look right!

While you girls are living it up with the Autumn winter 2010 collections we are looking to be inspired for Autumn Winter 2011.

For us fashion is not fast-its timeless but we are ahead of the game so check out these beauties and be inspired:

Amazing detail….mirrors on velvet.

Surface detail is not just for clothes, we love these envelopes!


Timeless classics, love this look.

Nice colour inspirations.

baby doilies-love,love,love!

coolest perspex heals with lace-nice contrast here.


Always wanted one of these-fun and warm!

Surface decoration for the hair is supercool.


Nice dye techniques.

Machine embroidary looks bold and Exquisite, beautiful use of colour…

Love the 3D effect here.


Mexican inspiraton

Breathtaking image of floral vintage print. LOVE!

Contrast of English rose meets exotic waterlilies…

Pretty meshy!

Feels like home this one does.

I would dye for one of these traditional Afgani tribal frocks!  Anyone know where i could get one?

Home sweet Home….

I heart You.

Nice one…..

Trims and things.

Nice take on the Blousant.

Note paper-yummy!

Cool mixture of elements….

Classy lady.

This week Its all about ‘Come September’ and 1960’s glamour with the ‘Mad Men’ Theme all over the glossies.

Here is a clip from one of my all time favourite movies ‘Come September’ the fashion and the women in this film are amazing!

Come September

Here are some iconic images of the time:

Beautiful Audrey

Whish I had the time to look this good when I’m chilling with my friends

I’m stitching myself a dress from a Vougue pattern tonight-Yes right!

Cute with class-this beauty is from Come September

Capes are in again-take inspiration from the 60’s take on capes-love the collar on this one.

Some like it Hot-others LIVE HOT-this woman is BOOM!

Not sure why I picked this one now-bit creepy…

Big Smile-makes a change from what you see on the tube in London!

Pretty Purple….

So much Spirit-must be getting those legs out!


Pretty Dress.

Looks like fun!

Wow, Print…

Beautiful Bardot…

Works as Winter florrals

Cool as……..All about the Military jackets here.

Retro Cool

Big Skirts Rule!

Seasonal colours….nice inspiation ideas.

Any chance of a late getaway?  I never got to go on holiday yet!

Like the contrast between body con and volume here….nice one.

Come September, we are ready!

This week : August is looming the mags’s are filled with images of the perfect bikini bodies and the hottest swimsuits.  

Here are some images i fell in love with…..

Weird and wonderful!

Pool boy has a fit body! nice body con swim suit…nice idea, can see this one comming….hummm

Love to do this with my friends! In something a little more stylish perhaps!

Thats better…I love the hat…the look…sleek and stylish.

I sooo want to ride on that sea horse! Underwater paradise is where i would love to be now!

Love the flower in the hair-very current

Surfing looks like so much fun! Not sure you can look that good and surf at the same time though; drowned rat look or sexy deshevelled look???

Very very nice, I can see this look comming-supper, supper cute and it hides those hips!

This one is from my almum last summer-cool party trick..(dream on!) the caps too!

I can really feel this one, i can hear the waves….

Kind of ugly but cool at the same time, I would defo give this ago in my wedges ofcourse!

How HOT is this girl?- adventurous type which makes her interesting too. I like that.

Love the muted colours-I feel like I know these girls.

This picture is calling me!!! I’m comming!!!

You ‘Are’ Inspiration

Girls that are girls and women that are still girls at heart. There is always more than meets the eye and they always dress so well even when they dont try!

Effortlessly sexy; Loving the greek Goddess look!

This girl had more style in her little finger than most of us have in our entire bodies…

Its all about the fun of it!

Because the girls know all about dressing for the heat…and boy do they look hot!

Its all about the party and what to wear???

Every girls dream is to be a ballerina that was my second dream job!
So much grace….

Perfect dress…

Living the life!

Mirror mirror on the wall you most certainly the fairest of them all…

Better than a tracksuit-J’adore!

Its all about the vinatge print-look like you have just walked out of the pages of history.

Flirty and sexy-love it!

It all starts right here on my doorstep-Because London fashion rules and the girls just cant help being so cool. They make the rest of the world green with envy.

Welcome to the Gia London Blog-world!

I love vintage inspired fashion; I love to travel to exotic destinations (or just anywhere hot really), i love the sea, the sand, the grass and rainbows and clouds and I cant let go of the child in me!
This blog is about all the beautiful things I see everyday and the things that inspire me to keep living the fairytail……

Gia’s World

Breathtaking picture! This is just what life is all about; I could stare at this picture for hours….

What a scene, amazing playtime!

Most precious items from back in the days. I still have my baby shawl, romper suits(which are evidently back in fashion) and the handkerchief my mum stitched strawberries on for me. it all still influences my wardrobe!

They know all about the ‘Bling’ from these parts of the world; such skills in the hand embroidery department. All our collections features a vintage embroidery storey every season which is our sunshine!
One of the most inspiring fashion destinations of all time!

This is always my beginning……we chose our designs based on if our heart skips a beat-that means its love at first site. If we fall in love how can’t the rest of the female population?

I love the sun shining on my face…

I love ice cream…coffee and mango flavours are the best-and nutty ones too…mmmmm….

Love the vintage prints, Although we would never use this, this one is special.

It’s all about the ‘ahhh’ dress because there can only be one belle of the ball!


its not all about Paris you know?

Love it! She looks like she’s flying. Looking like a daisy even in that winter fur. Its the florrals darling….


This place is HOT!

up and down, round and round, upside down. Feel sick? Sometimes but I love it!

Picture perfect….

Nice frame…nice picture, likeing the activity.

One day!

This bird actually almost looks like a bird(femail) stange but wow.

Down under again and again and again.

Its all about the dress remember and lace one look good enough to eat-well I would do that with this one but I would love to waer it!

these illustrations are beautiful well done for being so talented. I love.

Because you light up my world and smell so good.

How amazing is this collage? Whoever did it rocks.

Romance, innocence, stunning, We love all things lacey and etherial and light and airy and ohhh so pretty!

These covers are amazing right? She’s a sun worshipper and she looks beaming!

I love tea (strictly herbals, I love the tea cozy except i would wear it as a hat, Dianna was cool….she did lots of great things for charity.

One day….. not in the clouds but by the sea I will have a castle to cal my own!


Boat party? Better than that!

Im in love with this print, with the dress-I want it!

Carnival of Love sounds fun….

Gold sea or sea of gold-eitherway I just want to dive in!