Cassandra Pulver has opened a ladies fashion shop called Black and White and Shades of Grey in Laidley.
Cassandra Pulver has opened a ladies fashion shop called Black and White and Shades of Grey in Laidley. Claudia Baxter

Fashion in black and white

THE name of Cassandra Pulver's new fashion house really says it all.

New boutique Black and White with Shades of Grey features a wide range of clothes - with a limited range of colours.

Ms Pulver said the store was years in the making.

"I want to share my passion for photography, dress making and clothes with a love of all things black and white," she said.

Ms Pulver said the opening of her Laidley store was the culmination of a long journey.

"Don't give up on your dreams; keep the momentum going," she said.

"Laidley is fast becoming a bit of a tourist destination.

"This past weekend there were visitors from Bega, Newcastle and the Sunshine Coast as well as people from Brisbane and Toowoomba in town.

"So this store is something a bit unique, and along with some of the other places like the Rock and Roll Cafe, there is really a lot happening in town."

For Ms Pulver using black and white as the primary colours in clothes lets her bring out any other colours she chooses.

"By using black and white as your base you can really show off other colours.

"I only use pink and red and having them on black and white is great."

After being opened earlier this month the business was officially opened by Lockyer Valley Mayor Steve Jones.

Following an invitation-only celebration the night before, the store was officially opened by Cr Jones the next morning.

Cr Jones described the occasion as "a step up in difficult times", adding his congratulations to Ms Pulver for taking on a new business.

"The Lockyer Valley has huge potential for boutique businesses such as this," he said.

The William St store is currently only open Thursdays through to Sundays.



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