home grown fashion in the spotlight

On Wednesday night two of the most talented and beautiful Australian actresses around today – Claudia Karvan and Melissa George – both appeared on different television shows wearing the same dress, a work of art from our very own Ginger & Smart.

Melissa George & Claudia Karvan

Photo courtesy of The Daily Telegraph

(See the full article here)

The Heartbeat Draped Dress, made of Silk Satin Georgette and featuring a very delicate print of tiny hearts, is a part of Ginger & Smart’s ‘In The Moment’ range for Autumn/Winter 2011. This stunning dress has been walking out the door since its duel TV appearance. Two different styles are also available in the same print, however the Heartbeat Draped Dress has definitely caused palpitations!

Heartbeat Draped Dress

Heartbeat Draped Dress

The brainchild of sisters Alexandra and Genevieve Smart, Ginger & Smart has grown from humble beginnings in 2002 to being one of the most coveted fashion labels in the country (as can be seen from Wednesday’s double up!) Each season they never fail to disappoint, with deluxe fabrics and innovative designs always a given and with a recent accreditation by Ethical Clothing Australia, you know you are getting a quality piece for your wardrobe.

Their new season features a broad spectrum of tones, offsetting the winter staples of Black, Navy and Grey against Crimson, Sage and Cream.

The Olive Home Group has been proud to showcase Ginger & Smart since its inception. In fact, Olive Home was one of the first stores in Queensland to stock their clothes and spa range when our original store opened its doors in Paddington seven years ago.

Window display of Ginger & Smart

Olive's window display of Ginger & Smart, featuring the Heartbeat Dress

We have a limited run of sizes left, however the range of Ginger & Smart we have is extensive and this season is just beautiful. Be sure to drop by and have a look for yourself. See you soon!

“Home has become fashion” (Rosita Missoni)

Glorious colours, iconic patterns, and distinguishable quality are synonymous with Missoni design. We offer the
largest selection of Missoni products in Queensland.

Standing as one of the oldest fashion houses in Italy, Missoni has crossed boundaries and set standards in fashion and home design with their eye-catching range of brightly coloured garments and high quality fabrics.

A large collection of towels, cushions, throws and bed linen is available at Ollie & Lloyd with towel sets also in Olive Home, Paddington.

New Season Trends:

With autumn approaching, our collection of wool blend throws and cushions will create cosy nights on the couch! This season’s interior trends include: bold colours and earthy tones.

We are pleased to bring you an exclusive look at Melville, the new range for Autumn/Winter, featuring a palette inspired by the winter landscape.

Melville 170

Melville is right at home in the Missoni family, and will fit effortlessly with other established winter staples such as Humbert, Husky and Lenny.

Humbert, Husky & Lenny

Ollie & Lloyd has a large range of Missoni fabrics in store, so please come in and talk to one of our lovely staff members about giving your home a bit of Missoni zest!

a word on our features…

The combined blog of Olive Home and Ollie & Lloyd will aim to bring you all the latest news from our stores. As the seasons change and new trends emerge, expect updates on everything that’s happening in store.

Just a sample of what we have in mind:

  • Gift buying
  • Fashion and Accessories
  • Furniture and Soft Furnishings
  • Homewares
  • Designer Brand Spotlights
  • Interior Design Trends
  • In Store Sales and Special Events. 

 We will also be introducing our wonderful staff you to in the coming weeks, with feature coming up on their favourite items for the seasons ahead.

“a showcase for leading designs in style, function and innovation”

Welcome to the blog of the Olive Home Group – a platform for both Olive Home and Ollie & Lloyd – where we will be committed to bringing you the very latest news on our large collection of Contemporary Design and Fashion!

The Olive Home Group has been a part of Brisbane’s fashion and design community for the last seven years, and is continuing to grow. The philosophy of Olive Home/Ollie & Lloyd is to provide a showcase for the very best designed products in style, function and innovation.

Our collection of Missoni fabrics and home wares is balanced alongside a stylish range of the other Italian design giant, Alessi. And we are proud (and very excited) to introduce to you all George Nelson Bubble Lamps, Sonia Rykiel Maison and Fink Design, which have all just landed in store in the last few months.

As well as this extensive design element, we also stock a wide range of women’s fashion that differs between stores. Ollie & Lloyd will cater more to your formal events with stunning pieces by M-Missoni, Moss & Spy and George Evening. Olive Home however works with Australian Fashion Designers of both day and evening wear, so at any time of the year you will find the store overflowing with gorgeous Ginger & Smart, Morrison and Metalicus. Both ranges however are equally complimented by Nude Shoe and Dinosaur Designs jewellery, both of whom front a massive range of accessories to finish any outfit.

The staff are always on hand to assist with all your designer needs, from finding the perfect outfit for that special occasion, to suggesting the perfect wedding present.

For those who live interstate, our websites are a must.



 If you are in the area however, please drop in and take an hour (or two) to explore what these gorgeous stores have to offer.

We hope to see you soon!