Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Botanical Floral Summer Dress

Grace 1950s Floral Tea Gown by Alexandra King
Grace Floral Tea Dance Dress

Janey Floral Pin-up Playsuit by Alexandra King
Janey Floral Playsuit

Janey Floral Pin-up Playsuit and skirt by Alexandra King
Janey Floral Tulle Playsuit and skirt

Jayne Floral Wiggle Dress by Alexandra King
Jayne Floral Wiggle Dress
Introducing the new Botanicals collection using the most beautiful vintage floral rose print.

Each of the three dresses are designed with the 1950s in mind in keeping with the design of the print.
The Grace gown, a quintessential tea dance summer dress with hand pleated silk organza detailing and a sweeping full circle skirt.

The Janey two piece playsuit and skirt - inspired by those fabulous beach outfits of the 1950s which go from pin-up cutey to oh so elegant and vice-versa with the added tulle ballet skirt.

The Jayne Wiggle Dress - cut with Jayne Mansfield inspired curves to show off the bust, nip in the waist and accentuate those wiggling hips. One of our What Katie Did corsets or push up strapless bras are recommended.

Each of these three pieces are a one of a kind using original vintage fabrics.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

What Katie Did Lingerie - What to wear on your wedding night

What Katie Did Lingerie - Alexandra King

We are very excited to announce that we are now stocking a selection of What Katie Did lingerie. They are the only company making 'proper' vintage style lingerie and we were so impressed we think all our brides should be wearing this underwear underneath their dresses.

Over the past few years we have seen far too many badly fitting bras and very ugly spanx knickers. The What Katie Did lingerie eliminates these passion killers and make you feel super supported and sexy when you take off your dress. The last thing you're newly wed wants to see is a pair of sausage spanx!

We did a photoshoot to show off the new lingerie with our 1920s style garters and sheer tulle robe. Included in our selection are bras for our 1950s dresses, 1930s corselettes to smooth a Hollywood gown and a fabulous merry widow basque to make anyone weak at the knees.  All in a pretty peach to make you a proper vintage pin-up.

At the studio we really like to be able to style you head to toe using all our expertise and vintage obsessive know how. We can recommend the right lingerie, advise on hair style and our favourite part shoes. This can all help to make sure your dress and you are looking incredible head to toe and underneath for your all important event.

What Katie Did Lingerie - Alexandra King Bridal Lingerie

Photography by Alexandra King.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Cairistiona Vintage Portraits

Alexandra King bespoke dresses

Alexandra King Gold Sequin Dress

Late last year I had the opportunity to photograph our very lovely customer Cairistiona in a few of our gowns. Its always fabulous when we meet someone who is as excited about our dresses as we are and just loves trying everything on!

Cairistiona has a wonderfully elegant vintage look just like a old movie star from the 1940s where they all had personality and intelligence included. The gold sequinned gown was modeled along with a bespoke piece and vintage headpiece.