Monday, 27 September 2010

Show time!

I am sorry I have been away for a few days. My daughter Izy went back to university, and as she is in Bath I had to be the one to take her back! Things were slow last week until I had a fantastic offer to show my gowns at The Autumn Wedding Show, Westpoint Arena, Exeter on Saturday 9th and 10th of October. I am taking part in the fashion show that will be showing 3 times a day for the 2 days. I am so excited at the chance of getting my gowns out there.
So many things to do ..... show cards to be printed. What do you think to this one? I have had a list of my models, they seem so tall 5ft 9in and super skinny. I have 5 models and a finale model.Which gown do I put on which model? and will they fit!!!! I am now in a flat spin, however, I am trying to stay calm. I have less than 2 weeks to prepare. And after being out of the fashion world for so long , there nothing like being thrown in in the deep

Monday, 20 September 2010

Ready for a Wedding!

As I am often busy in my studio, my daughter Alice loves to dress up. So today she is off to a wedding and created a rather good fascinator, don't you think!
Her skirt is a long piece of chiffon wrapped around and around her waist. She played for hours , maybe she will follow in my footsteps.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

'Flowers from the Garden' by Izy.

I just thought I'd show you this . Its hot of the press from my daughter Izy and not even dry yet!
She has just completed her university work for the Summer on 'Flowers from the garden', and has done some beautiful paintings. She has used mixed media in this painting which has built up layers of texture . She has used simple things like rice mixed in with paint for the centers of the flowers, little bits of gold leaf and fabric for the vase. I think its worthy of a frame. Maybe it will not be going back to Bath! I think we could put one on my Etsy sight to sell. What do you think?

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

New Silks!

Today in the post came lots of new fabrics for the Spring from my suppliers, this is always a exciting time for me, as my mind starts to spin thinking of all those lovely design, maybe later I shall get out my pencils and get totally absorbed , as today we are shrouded in sea mist and fine persistent rain!
What do you think of this simple gown? An old favorite of mine. I have made it in a silk Dupion with a rather intricate lace overlay on the bodice, delicately beaded with little seed pearls. It sits slightly off the shoulder where it is finished with a silk and lace frill sleeve cap. All around the neck edge is a pleated frill to finish off this pretty bodice. The skirt is slightly gathered onto the bodice and is worn with a petticoat. It is finished off with little rulo loops and button at the back. Hand made silk flowers sit at the centre front in a little corsage.... Very feminine

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Busy days!

Its all go here this morning. After 3 days of sending out press releases, I am starting to have some feed back and requests for images. This is very encouraging for me !
William my husband has now got a BLOG at long last, thanks to Flora designing it for him and making him sit down to write it. So if you have time please take a look
You can then see all the beautiful images for our new book coming out in time for Christmas.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Shoes to compliment!

I have really enjoyed decorating these shoes to go with my Sarah Gown. They have a small court heel which complements this dress beautifully as worn in the Jane Austin Era.
In my studio I have a mass of wonderful boxes all crammed full of little gems to decorate my shoes. From flowers,shells and ribbons to the tiniest little seed pearls. I have collected things for years and put them away knowing that one day they will be used!I love decorating and making things look beautiful and I get hours of satisfaction from these fiddly tasks!

Monday, 6 September 2010

Back to School!

Back to school today and back to work for me! I'm really looking forward to pushing forward and getting my new business out there. I have had lots of interest from my blog and now I have to promote my new website

I will also be designing a range of hair accessories and beautiful silk veils, maybe with a little help from the Kittens too!

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