Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Shaheen Dresses and Cocktails

It has been the first mild day for weeks,  and i am already thinking of summer.  And when the sun shines that means only one thing, a Shaheen inspired wrap dress and cocktails... that's two things... oh well they go hand in hand!

Rose Desire and I at the Riviera, Nottingham last summer
I have been making Shaheen inspired dresses for a few years.  I blogged a bit about the history of Alfred Shaheen a while ago here. So if you are unsure what of what the hell i am on about, have a read.

I showed you my first wrap dress i made back in summer 2011. Have a look at the blog post for more dress details.

Photo by Samantha Gallagher Photography
I then sourced some fabric made using original prints designed by Alfred Shaheen himself! Read more about the dress here.  I made this wrap dress that the lovely Frankii Wilde is modeling at Americana fashion show last year. 

Photo by Miss Rain photography
 There are still a few Alfred Shaheen prints available, but be quick only a limited amount were made.

 Here are some recent Shaheen inspired dresses i have created.

Here are some examples of Hawaiian fabric i can get from my supplier in Hawaii.

If you are interested in having a custom Shaheen inspired dress, drop me an email at info@boobookittycouture.com


  1. Wow I LOVE that dress with the three straps on one shoulder! Beautiful!!!!

  2. Your dresses are so fun and colorful! I love them! :)

  3. Looove them! The white birds on black print is my favourite! I've always wanted a Shaheen style playsuit in my wardrobe

  4. I found a cotton candy pink linen hand printed Shaheen shirt dress in the Brick Lane Beyond Retro a couple of years ago for, would you believe, £3! I snatched it up and held onto it for dear life!! LOL!