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I spy with my little eye…

…another tutu! Back in the autumn last year I went to what has been affectionately nicknamed ‘tutu school’: Two weekends in a row playing with net, cotton, and lycra. I ended up with a lovely purple net and floral silk … Continue reading

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Valentino: Master of Couture

What’s a girl to do to lift her spirits in the grey and dreary weather – why go and look at beautiful clothes of course! Not having the bank balance to peruse the best Bond Street has to offer (but … Continue reading

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Sewing jersey fabric

A friend is expecting his first baby to arrive any day now, and a few weeks ago asked me to make the little chap some babygros. Of course, I’m always up for turning my hand to sewing something new, so … Continue reading

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News catchup

I’ve been silent on my news pages for some time. Apologies for this…Its actually not due to a lack of news, but just I’ve been short on time to write about it! This autumn has been a steep learning curve … Continue reading

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Couture and Bespoke – the most mis-used words in fashion?

Couture and Bespoke: What do those words mean to you? Would you say they are indicative of a certain quality, attention to detail, and uniqueness? I guess you would assume the item was made specifically for one person – to … Continue reading

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Fashion!

You can probably tell that I’ve spent a lot of time watching films on YouTube this week! Here are some of my fashion favourites – the most inspiring, beautiful films of couture and the catwalk. Dior Chanel CHANEL Haute Couture … Continue reading

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Costume for the Ballet

At the moment I’m learning to make tutus, so I’ve been researching ballet costume like mad. Its quite a specalist skill to make a dance costume, and there are lots of little tricks of the trade that are used to … Continue reading

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The importance of the correct underwear

These days underwear is an under-rated element of dress. Oh yes, we all buy bras and pants, even pretty ones and matching sets, but how regularly do you actually give proper thought to underwear as a crucial element of an … Continue reading

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Visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum

Last week I did one of my favourite things; spent a couple of hours in the Fashion Gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. This has been a star destination for me for yonks, but at the moment … Continue reading

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New York Fashion Week SS13 Menswear

This month is a whirlwind of Fashion shows, with Fashion Weeks taking place in fashion capitals. Today London Fashion week gets underway, but it all kicks off with New York. The shows in September are the Spring/Summer 2013 collections, so … Continue reading

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