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Red Tulle Moulin Rouge Circus Dress for Secret Cinema

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Red Tulle Moulin Rouge Circus Dress for Secret Cinema

One of a very lovely customers commissioned a specially designed dress for this years Secret Cinema showing of Moulin Rouge. Her character was a fabulous belle epoque circus performer and I set to designing straight away.  A flocked dotty red tulle was used and hand draped over a boned sweetheart bodice. The skirt was full and sheer to reveal silky drawers underneath and the whole dress was wrapped in a bow.  The dress works so beautifully with the sheer skirt!  

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Ballet Photoshoot

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Ballet Photoshoot

Back in January we had the opportunity to work with Hannah, a local ballet student. Ballet has always been a huge part of my inspiration. I dreamt of being a ballerina as a child and later discovered it was the dresses I was most interested in!  Here Hannah has modelled pieces from our Goddess and Bombshells collection along with a couple of our classic pieces. Click the image to find the dress  Model: Hannah TillingPhotos: Alexandra KingDresses in order: The Vicky black silk and tulle dress The Winter jersey halter dressThe Moira draped jersey dressThe Shelley jersey backless dressThe Babette ballet...

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Prom Competition Winners

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Prom Competition Winners

Congratulations to Lucy Philips of the Blue School and Laura Harmer of Norton Hill School, you are both joint winners of this years prom competition! Both of these designs were presented professionally. Both were strong designs for a real dress, both could be styled in different ways, both could be constructed at our studio showing a great understanding of fabrics and both showed creative flare.  When I thought I'd have to flip a coin, I decided that the fairest thing to do would be to have two equal winners!  This was far harder to choose than expected, all of the entries...

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Prom Dress Design Competition, Best Entries

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Prom Dress Design Competition, Best Entries

Our Prom Dress Design competiton 2017 has now closed and here are some of our favourite entries.  We will give feedback on all the designs and whilst judging, we will consider presentation, the design concept, production practicality, styling and creative flare. Thank you all for entering the competition, we were so impressed by the overall effort everyone made with their designs. Please look through our favorite entries and read our initial feedback. I wish we could make all of these dresses! We will announce the winners on the 14th March and will also contact you individually.  Thank you again to...

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Oscars 2017 Best Dressed

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Oscars 2017 Best Dressed

I've deliberated about this years red carpet enough. It wasn't wow, but there were a small handful of stunning looks and gowns. These are the ones I've been thinking about most. Ruth Negga in Oscar De La Renta. I love everything about this dress. Pearl white sequins with flashes of colour on the cleanest cut. Straight across bandeau neckline, cinched at the waist with a huge full skirt graduated at the hem. It looks so pretty and so sharp with the smoothest of lines. No distractions with necklaces, Perfection.  Kate Bosworth in that J Mendel tulle dress. I just keep...

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