Formally trained in New York City, Australia-born Helen O’Connor returned to the land down under in 2006 to launch her first venture, the THURLEY clothing line. Boasting intricate embroidery and ornate embellishments, O’Connor’s pieces run the gamut from floor-length evening gowns to pretty beach cover-ups. Whether casual or formal, THURLEY dresses have a distinct femininity that will undoubtedly get noticed.