Monday, 20 June 2011

Annas Campervan Adventure

It's Anna's turn to do a blog post today and this is a fantastic idea for a holiday or honeymoon. Over to her, campervans here we come!

A few weeks ago my husband James and I had our early summer holiday in sunny Cornwall. We've done lots of camping/ festivals in the past and have always admired beautiful VW campervans on our travels. Alexi (Alexandra) had a classic VW beetle when we were at uni together - so we decided it was time to give it a go.................
We found O'Connors Campers online and loved the fact you can hire a fully equipped camper from their individual profiles. We chose an amazing 1965 split screen called Barbarossa. 
The week was so much fun, we stayed at a different campsite each night and covered over 300 miles of windy country roads. The English weather was kind to us,  we enjoyed long beach walks with Scrumpy (our Parsons Jack Russell who loved the van too) and great food and drinks in the evenings.

Barbarossa was full of 60s charm and character, his interior was just up my street, a perfect mix of original features and sympathetic modern touches - just like our dresses some would say :)
We were particularly taken with his quirky little windows (imagine making curtains for them) and the full length roll back sun roof. I'm told he is a popular wedding car - now that's an idea ladies, no worries about fitting your dress in a gorgeous van like this!

What more can I say, but, I WANT ONE!!!!! Here's some pics xxx To hire check out O'Connors Campers

Tuesday, 7 June 2011


Our latest accessories ..................... velvet hair bows in rich greens, candy blue and black, pink silk hair corsages, floral corsages and pretty vintage prom style organza rose corsages. The perfect companions for our dresses. All available at the new Asos boutique and our etsy shop.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Blue Wedding Dress


This little blue lace, fifties inspired wedding dress was just gorgeous, gorgeous, and more gorgeous to work on. Designed and created for a customer who took one look in a bridal shop and was immediately terrified and put off by the overwhelming nature of such places. Me thinks this may have been an all you can eat wedding dress factory style store where they get you all worked up with their hundred of options on big big dresses, satin shoes, tiaras and the whole shebang! It can be a little too much sometimes. 

So she sent me some lovely pictures of herself, had colours in mind and a clear sense of styles that suited her best. I did a few sketches, sourced fabrics and laces and we came up with this beauty of a dress complete with optional covered buttons for the back. I chose slightly larger buttons than usual to give the dress a slightly less delicate look with a bit more punch to the back of required. The underskirt was removable so that it could be worn to parties afterwards getting more use from the dress instead of it staying hidden in the wardrobe to gather dust as so many do.
I know I say this about all of my dresses but this really is a favourite. I am always happy to work on bespoke dresses and if you would like more info on ordering please take a look at our ordering page.