Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Fashion at the Oscar's

There was a real whiff of old Hollywood glamour in the wings as starlets upped the fashion ante for the biggest night in the showbiz calendar

Amy Adams at the Oscar's in Oscar de la Rentas dress
 Beading and embellishment were in abundance, giving this year’s Oscars a real feel of luxury, which is exactly what you want from your movie stars. Sandra Bullock and Selma Heyek pulled off the look with precision in Elli Saab and Alexander McQueen while Jennifer Hudson and Catherine Zeta Jones dazzled in their skin tight liquid metal creations.
Surprisingly coloured dresses missed the mark this year, looking garish next to the nude hues and metallics on show. Blushes and lavender brightened skin tones underneath intricate bead work and embroidery.
Sally Field in a bold Valentino red dress with lovely long sleeves.
Actress Kristen Stewart in Reem Acra
Salma Hayek with her choice of wardrobe  choose  a McQueen and looks like an Egyptian goddess.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Ideas everywhere

Spring is in the air, things are looking bright!! However don't get carried away, take your time to decide.
Its an exciting time for all you bride's getting married this year! If you feel someone is rushing you just stop and think and remember you only hope to do this once so you need to get it right. At this time of year there are lots of shows and fayres and people in  the wedding industry can panic you into booking something and before you know you are committed to something as once you have paid that deposit you don't get it back.

Take your time, enjoy every second of planning your wedding.I always have loads of ideas for you and your wedding. I love to help brides get it right for them.

Picking a style and shape that suits you is crucial, if you don't feel good you wont enjoy your Day.
Ideas are following, embroidery detail seems to be the fashion of the day.
Veils too are very popular, they are so romantic and fairy tale.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

It's London Fashion Week!!

London fashion Week
More catwalk inspiration
Embellishment to enhance the shape

Bora Aksu

Monday, 18 February 2013

Latest from the catwalks

 New York has been and gone and now it is London fashion week, but first let me share some of the scenes from New York Fashion week.
Oscar de la Renta feels the love at NYF week

Embroidery detail is  BIG

More and more embroidery.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Valentine's day

Make your sweetheart's day with a  valentine gesture.

Saint Valentine's day, commonly known as Valentine's day is the 14th February every year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, although it remains a working day. The day was associated with romantic love in the High Middle Ages. In the 15th century it evolved as an occasion when lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, giving confectionery and sending greeting cards, known as "valentines".Then in the 19th century handwritten valentines gave way to mass produced greeting cards. Why don't you make something or personally hand pick something for your sweetheart for tomorrow.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Latest work

                 Ideas are flowing and I just can't  embroider fast enough. 
With embroidery so in demand I have so many ideas for brides and their ensembles

Detail of embroidery on tulle with some 3 dimensional petals and leaves

I can create bespoke pieces of embroidery to place wherever we want. Less is more, it doesn't take a lot of embroidery to make something very special.

If you have too much embroidery on a veil it can weigh it down too much, some working small areas is as effective and delicate.

An example of areas of the veil embroidered.
Belts are another popular feature and can be areas of embroidery and beadwork.
Embroidery work on a satin belt

belt and buckle detail beaded to match the dress

beadwork on one of my latest dresses.

Red carpet shapes and styles

Last night at the Bafta Awards we were treated to an array of shapes and styles. here are some for you to see.
Fearne Cotton with belt & bow detail enhancing her waist in the contrast colour.

Holiday in soft  layers of tulle with a satin  belt

Jessica with a deep plunging V neckline cinched in under the bust and at the waist. 

Emilia Fox with lots of bouncing layers of lace frills from the waist.

Edith Bowman shape is totally vintage with her frilled hemline and sleeve trim

Downton Abbey actress does it with style, stunning!!

Black, red and ivory seemed to be the set colours of the night.

Meryl Streep as always looks great.

Simple and effective.

Lovely peplum detail

layers of tulle with embroidery detail allover

Tilda modern and clean lines

Poppy in poppy red, tall and elegant

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Catwalk Inspiration

As NYC Fashion week kicks off today I thought I would share some catwalk inspiration with you.