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By August 25, 2014January 15th, 2018No Comments

(Photo credit: Maurice Rinaldi

This just in! See who has been spotted wearing Leiela this week.

Verity Hunt-Ballard

Verity Hunt-Ballard is an Australian musical theatre performer most recognised for her award winning role as Mary Poppins. Verity graduated from WAAPA in 2003. Starring in Mary Poppins in the coveted role of  Mary won her a Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Musical and a Green Room Award for Best Female Artist in a Leading Role in Music Theatre. The talented performer accepted her awards wearing Leiela.










Verity won the Helpmann Award a second time last week for Best Actress in a Musical. This was for Sweet Charity which had a sold out season earlier in the year. Congratulations Verity! We are proud to say Verity accepted her second Helpmann Award wearing Leiela

Her other theatre credits include: Jersey Boys, The Rocky Horror Show, Virgins (The New York Musical Theatre Festival and MalthouseTheatre), After the Beep (The Adelaide Cabaret Festival), Eureka and Metro Street (The State Theatre Company of SA) for which she won a Curtain Call Award for Best Female Performance. Verity is featured on Eddie Perfect’s recording ‘Drink Pepsi Bitch’ and performs regularly in concert with various orchestras and big bands around Australia


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 Chloe Shorten 

Chloe Shorten, wife to Bill Shorten, dressed to impress at the Gatsby themed Midwinter Ball at Parliament House earlier this June.

Shorten wore the powder Blue Natalie Gown with the faux fur caplet by Leiela

You can read the full article here:

l(Photo credit: Melissa Adams)











Celeste Billinge

As featured above, Celeste Billinge wearing Leiela gown to The World Supermodel Fashionista Party.

 She became a household name, graced our televisions as assistant to Ian Turpie on The New Price Is Right and principle model for Sale Of The Century. She has been featured in commercials and campaigns for household brands, fashion labels and car companies such as Adidas, Sunsilk, Sportsgirl and Mercedes to name a few. To top off her successful career this talented woman has also appeared on the covers of New Idea, TV Week and Cleo.

View the Celeste Billinge collection at:

(Photo credit: Ngoc Nguyen)





Amanda Cannon

Amanda Cannon won the title of Melbourne Rose of Tralee 2014 and was seen wearing our Royal Leiela Gown.

This beautiful lady is currently working as a psychiatric nurse in Melbourne after completing her bachelor of science with honors.







To see more of our gowns, you can visit our website:

Make sure that you don’t miss Art Du Jour by Leiela for the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014 by purchasing your tickets at Eventbrite:

The Spring Soirée
Friday 5th September
6.30 PM – 9.30 PM
$40 plus booking fee
The Apartment, 401 Little Bourke Street Melbourne VIC 3000