Sass & Bide’s Heidi Middleton has been treated for breast cancer

New mum and one half of Sass & Bide, Heidi Middleton, has been reportedly treated for breast cancer. The news comes just days after giving birth to her second child as reported on

The 35-year-old Sydney designer had a lumpectomy before the removal of a tumour in her breast after the birth of her daughter, Elke Bay Plowman last Thursday.

On Tuesday she had successful surgery to remove the tumour.

“The good news is that the worst is behind us,” her close friend of 15 years and business partner Sarah-Jane Clarke told The Daily Telegraph’s fashion editor Jen Melocco.

“From now on it’s going to be good and she’s going to get lots of rest and is looking forward to being her happy, healthy self again.”

According to Clarke, the diagnosis and treatment had occurred only in past few days, and that the pair had no idea when they showed their Autumn/Winter 2007 collection in New York Fashion Week earlier this month.

Very pregnant with her second daughter, Elke, Middleton had watched the show from Sydney for the first time, as her designing partner showed their collection.

According to, Middleton will take the next few months away from the fashion world as maternity leave and to recuperate and spend time with her family.

We wish Heidi, her family and friends all the best from


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1 Comment

  • susan says:

    Australians have the best fashion! Sass & Bide is one of my favorites. I was so sad to read about her cancer. 🙁 But it sounds like she beat it, so yay! I saw that is doing a sample sale for this collection tomorrow. I’m soooo excited. I cannot freaking wait to see what they have.

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