Thursday, 22 September 2011

A Postcard From Rome

Arrived in my inbox this morning a gorgeous postcard from the lovely Alice wearing one of our 'one of a kind' dresses, whilst on her travels in Rome. What a delight. She's gaining many compliments too, we wish her lots more fabulous adventures on her travels around Europe in her dress! x

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Boho Bride Shoot

Our Astor Dress

Our Blush Floral Dress

Sarah at Boho bride and Dressed with love contacted me a few months ago to use some of my dresses for a photo shoot she was planning. This was the first time I had lent my dresses out to a stylist but Sarah was so lovely and reassuring (plus had a super pretty blog and was working with the amazing wedding photographer Rosie Parsons) that it was immediately a risk I wanted to take.
I can be a little over protective about my dresses sometimes as so much work and planning goes into them that the thought of a dopey courier loosing them can get a bit nerve wracking.

As you can see from the images this was a good decision to make and seeing it all on Rock My Wedding with the other shoots was fantastic! huge Huge HUGE THANK YOU to Sarah and Rosie! The models were a real life couple and the fabulous hair by Claire Mathers and make up by Eve Ashby. 

Sarah's blog is filled with all the inspirations for her own wedding (congratulations for last weekend! ) and tonnes of great styling ideas for weddings and parties. She is also a wedding stylist based in the Southwest UK and can make your day the gorgeous affair you have dreamt of and take away the stress of trying to everything yourself. Go check it out!

Our Astor wedding dress is available made to order from our website here 
Our blush floral dress is also avaible made to order or to buy ready to wear on ASOS

Monday, 19 September 2011

Tie Dye For ........

OK, that was a silly blog post title! Here are the tie dye dresses available on Asos. We have only made two from these amazing vintage tie dye sheets found on our travels and layered with a black lace tulle. Gorgeous with or without the nets too x

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Giffords Circus

A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to get a trip to the circus as an end of Summer stroke birthday treat for Mum and myself. At first when she said we were going the the circus I wasn't too impressed, the only local circus comes around every Christmas and has a very un-traditional Spider man theme.
This was not any old circus though, it was The Gifford's Circus, which is in a whole different league of circus. This years story was War and Peace and words really can't explain just how beautiful the whole set up and show was.
It's vintage, original Vaudeville that takes you back to pre film, way before television to a quality that is very real. (I was sat there thinking what idiots people are today for sitting in a watching nonsense X Factor/ Britain's got no bloody talent when you can see proper talent and dedication here)
Where do I start........
The clown, Tweedy has this face and manner that I can only describe as a cross between Charlie Chaplin and early Robin Williams and he makes you really laugh out loud with excellent slap stick routines and super fast witty jokes.
Everyone takes part in the whole story including singing, being the band, acrobating and acting. Beforehand they take your tickets, serve great food, take care of the horses, they do everything themselves and when I heard that the show we watched was the third of the day we were blown away, everyone was so perky.
The costumes by Lindsay Pugh were stunning, vintage Russian peasant costumes, pin up soldiers, tail coats and beautiful velvets, everything you could wish for in a vintage circus dressing up box. It looks like it must be a real dream to create for. (I would love this job!!!! even to help out must be a treat)
Then there are the acrobats who again appear like they have stepped out of a different age steeped in tradion and genuine skill. They are head spinning, balancing, hand stand tap dancing and incredible plank somersaults which takes your breath away.
The Juggling has you on the edge of your seat as knives are flinging past the arms of Tweedy the clown and fire is whooshing around in circles.
There are horses and chickens and a goose, and it's all really so perfect.
I would really be here forever going on about how wonderful this show was, it's an experience that shouldn't be missed, a cliche but true.

The show is over for this year but they will be touring again next year and you can buy music ( I forgot to mention the band which is fantastic, multi instrumented folk music, and they are also acrobats too!) and you can buy Gifford's circus gifts and even your own circus wagon. Follow on facebook for more updates

To make this a little more relevant all this vintage circus inspiration may have to work its way into a collection of dresses when I get a chance!

Monday, 12 September 2011

Three Floral Bridesmaids

We have just received the photos from Sasha's wedding for which we made three gorgeous fifties style sun dresses in a wonderful Tanya Whelan print.  A blue silk belt was added to trim the waist and we made matching blue underskirts to make sure those full skirts made an impact. The bridesmaids look fabulous and I love that they all have different shoes and hair. 
Anna also made a matching flower girl dress that looks so adorable in the picture above. (That dog must be so little!)

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Oh Baby......Magenta Cord

We have just finished three super cute baby cord dress in fair trade cotton with hand dip dyed hems. They feel gorgeously soft to wear, we just wish we had been able to grab more of this fabulous magenta pink. 
Available in our asos boutique. one has a dropped waist and the other have a high waist, not sure which I prefer at the moment?
On another note it's my Mums birthday tomorrow and to celebrate, tonight we are going to the circus, not just any circus though, Giffords circus, I'm very excited!

Friday, 2 September 2011

Pretty In Pink

A Friday party dress recently made in this shimmering grey pink silk, it's very pretty at that's all I need to say today.  (way too much sewing to do!)

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Annas Lucky Horseshoe

Anna's lucky horseshoe made for Emma's wedding. I love traditional things like this, the horseshoe is a genuine iron shoe painted silver and trimmed with gorgeous ribbons and bows. Hopefully Anna will make some more to share with you.