Lara Power and Leanne Brook wearing Rani’s Circle, probably the most versatile item of clothing you can buy.
Lara Power and Leanne Brook wearing Rani’s Circle, probably the most versatile item of clothing you can buy. Allan Reinikka

Wrap design fit for a princess

ROCKHAMPTON designer Leanne Brook created her first outfit for her Barbie doll as a child.

At the time she didn't realize her parents' refusal to buy her Barbie doll clothes was a blessing in disguise.

Now, years later, she was selling that very same design - but much bigger and for women, not dolls.

Called Rani's Circle, Ms Brook said the patented wrap could be worn 25 different ways and used as a dress, scarf, cape, cloak and jacket.

"You see lots of ladies layering their clothes," she said.

"Bigger ladies and ladies who don't like their lumps and bumps... the wrap has a really flattering fall and drapes beautifully."

Ms Brook initially could not decide what to call the wrap because it could be worn as so many different outfits.

So she decided to call it Rani's Circle, after the Hindu word for princess and the circular design of the wrap.

Ms Brook said the wrap gave women the opportunity to use their creative expression and were ideal for travel.

She began selling the wraps through Facebook last year and she decided to hold a stall during Beef Week.

Ms Brook tried to get a site at Rockhampton Showgrounds, but said they were booked out.

"So I decided to go to City Centre Plaza because they have a bus there from the showgrounds."

Her stall would be at the shopping centre on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Ms Brook said the hand-made garments cost about $50, with silks and woollen fabrics costing about $70.

To see the designs or contact Ms Brook go to facebook.com/raniscircle.