Friday, 6 May 2011

Shaheen Dream!

Firstly I would like to welcome all my new followers to my blog and apologies to my original followers for the lack of pasts over the past couple of weeks.

As you might already know, I run a small made to measure clothing company BooBoo Kitty Couture.  It may be because the sun is shining or wedding season is upon us, but i have been really busy sewing lately! :)

Back in February I wrote a post about the King of Hawaii, Alfred Shaheen.  Whose dresses i am still in love with and dying to own!
Shaheen Dress, Etsy $350
Shaheen romper $258
As you can see from the above examples which i found on Etsy.  An original is rather pricey!

So i made my own Shaheen inspired wrap dress.

Close up of the fabric used
My Shaheen Dream
Close up of the wrap and pleate detail
Can you spot my new/old Bakelite.  Picked up the chunky olive green one with brass inlays from the Newark Antique fair, from Mr Bakelite. The fella with the most impressive collection of Bakelite i have ever seen! Snapped this 1940s number up for only £15!  I just love the brass inlay, i haven't seen Bakelite like this before.

I have also developed an addiction to Ray-Bans.  I got these last month with my clear prescription lenses in.
Avana RB5226 - 2144
I then got them with prescription sun glasses lenses in...

I now have my eyes on these..

RB4132 Catty Clubmaster, PINK!
Aren't these Ray-Band Catty Clubmasters just fab in baby pink!

Toodles for now,



  1. That dress is delicious!!! Will be checking out you site!

  2. Wonderful dress! Love the bakelite and the glasses, as well.

  3. Your dress is amazing, I didn't think I'd be brave enough to use that fabric for a dress but you've inspiried me - thank you!

  4. that dress is the detail on the fabric.Just beautiful