Monday, 11 November 2013

All in black with Leopard Print

I am still in  my Beatnik phase.  Mainly because i am in LOVE with these new cigarette pants i have just made.  After losing a bit of weight, hardly any of my clothes fit me.  So i thought i would treat myself to a pair of black denim cig pants.  Dressing all in black is a timless and chic look, minimal effort maximum style.  Plus it makes whatever your accessorise with, stand out!  Today i have accessorised with my leopard jacket.

I got the leopard print coat from a vintage shop in Sheffield, years ago.  Since it is my go to warm winter coat i have re-lined it since i had worn it out!  I love it, it only cost a tenner and i must say is the most perfect leopard print jacket!

The pants are made from medium weight denim with spandex.  I can get the denim in a few colours including black and navy.  The pattern is an adapted vintage pattern, which i have made many adjustments to over the years since first making them.  There is a side zipper, fixed waist band with a trouser clip to fasten.   I have made this pair with belt loops (when ordering please state if you would like belt loops or not)

The are all made to measure, so I would need the following measurements from you, your waist taken at the smallest part, your hips taken over the widest part, your front and back rise, and also your desired inside leg length. (see diagram below for where to help on where to measure)

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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Rockabilly Bride

At the beginning of the summer myself and a group of my most talented friends took part in an exciting project.  We created three bridal looks and styled a photoshoot.  The location was Elston Castle in Derbyshire.  Our photographer was Emma from Luna Photography, hair styling by Lucille's Locks and make up by Ms Moo Make up.  We had beautiful accessories loaned to us by Lottie Loves Vintage 
and the bouquets by Rebecca Markham 

Our models for our fun, 'rockabilly' shoot were Sophie and Johnny.  I felt that Sophie's hair and tattoos suited a fun and flirty 'rockabilly' dress. The dress is a full circle skirt, with layered tulle, the bodice is a strapless sweet heart with tulle gathers.  Teamed with a sparkly beaded and sequin belt.

If you are planning a wedding or know someone that is please check out these fantastic gals;

Luna Photography
Lucille's Locks
Ms Moo Make-Up
Lottie Loves Vintage
Rebecca Markham

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Saturday, 9 November 2013

Beatnik Style

Today's outfit is inspired by the 'beat generation' or beatnik style.  Think Audrey Hepburn in Funny face or Midge from Mad Men.  Smokey jazz bars, sipping wine, listening some weirdo recite poetry, having intellectual conversations..... nah i just wore this outfit to go shopping and have lunch.

Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face

Midge with Don, Mad Men

Black Turtleneck; BHS
Shoes; Asda
Cardigan; Primark
Specs; Ray-Ban's

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