Monday, 22 February 2010

MakemeaDress Mini

I was delighted to be introduced to our friend's six week old baby girl last night for the very first time and she really is a beautiful baby. (Wonderfully peaceful too!) Congratulations too all who have lovely little ladies in thier lives!

Beautiful babies indeed deserve gorgeous dresses so what better time to introduce Anna's new 'makemeadress mini' collection. Now you can have one of a kind dresses for your little ladies too!

All of Anna's dresses are unique and many are made from vintage cottons with pretty lace trims and bows.

The really great thing about her dresses is that they are all very wearable and washable in the machine!

Not just for parties, but for eveyday style and prettiness in bright florals and all in pure cottons .....

Find them in our etsy shop. Also available made to order in a fabric of your choice and made to measure.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Tales from New York Part Three

The shopping, as expected in pretty good in New York, It's a lot like London but a little more spread out when looking for something really special. The weekends are best for markets which I managed to miss but will keep saved for next time!

My favourtites had to be 'Edith Machinist' (above) for the vast but finely selected vintage collection of designer labels and stunning shoes. Another gorgeous shop was 'some old rubies' where they reconstruct incredibly pretty tea dresses and garments from vintage pieces. Both in the Lower East Side where you'll also find Katz's diner where they filmed When Harry met Sally! There's lots of gorgeous independent shops and the diner's hot dog is a treat for the end of the day.


For some inspiration we visited the Fashion Insitute in the garment district and they have a fabulous exhibition on American design which is a stunning display. A no glass so you can see every dress perfectly! The area is wonderful for fabrics especially B&J fabrics which is a heavenly selection of all the most beautiful fabrics imaginable.

My favourite places in New York

Angelika Film Centre, Greenwich Village...... cafe serving cakes after your film, yum!
Chelsea Cinema, Chelsea ......big seats and slightly grimey in a cool way, great in the middle of the day
Lower East Side St Marks Place to Orchard Street ......gorgeous vintage shops and independent designers
Coney Island .......... when you're feeling in the mood for grunge and lost boys 
Greenwich Village for bars and Jazz, Monday nights are bargainous! The lower main street isn't so in your face as Fith Avenue etc 
MoMA on Friday nights, free entry including the amazing Tim Burton exhibition.
Brooklyn Bridge for the best view of New York.

Tales From New York Part Two

Coney Island.....

This was one of my favourite parts of our New York Trip. The seaside town in winter with an original 1920's roller coaster, it looked so sad but the awesome signs sure kept it cheery!

The best hot dogs at Nathans, true holiday food.   My only regret about Coney Island was not buying a mini dress with a bikini body back and front print! The beach shop has real gems with great prints on T shirts and trashy vintage beach wear.
Tales From New York Part One .........

Our First Night, The Rockefeller Centre and the insanely bright Times Square.

I have never been so grateful for my fur coat, it was so cold. The first time it has ever been appropriate!