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A love letter to a bride

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A love letter to a bride

Dearest, You’re getting married to someone you want to spend the rest of your life with, and seeing you so happy makes me happy too.  I know you’ll make a success of your marriage together, as you share so much and yet still allow each other space to be yourselves. Your roots are entwined and whatever the future may hold, you will have each other.  It is clear that you bring out the best in each other, and want the best for one another.  On your wedding day I want you to start as you mean to go on, with love, respect, joy and with a sense of shared adventure. When you enter the...

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Can you keep a secret?

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Can you keep a secret?

I regularly get asked by clients and colleagues ‘can you keep a secret?’  In fact, I spend a lot of time being asked to keep secrets.  Sometimes pretty big secrets, and sometimes relatively small, but all worth keeping nonetheless. It turns out being trustworthy comes up pretty high on the list of required job skills for a good designer or dressmaker and I treat my clients in the same way I do my friends: if you ask me to keep things secret, I do it. For women who regularly seek their friends’ and partner’s opinions on what to wear on even the smallest occasion,...

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Designing you a beautiful, magical reality

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Designing you a beautiful, magical reality

There are a lot of beautiful and yet strangely elongated fashion drawings out there, and many, many sketches of amazing outfits that would never work in the real world on a real person.  When it comes to drawing and designing wedding dresses, evening gowns, or even stage costumes, in my opinion it is above all about people.  I have never been someone who designs crazy or unwearable clothes or costumes, my aim has always been a fantasy for human proportions. I would never want to design something that looks better on a hanger than on an actual human being, as what would be the point? Even in...

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Making time, enjoying opportunity

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Making time, enjoying opportunity

I have just emerged from a particularly intense and  busy few weeks  and now I’m feeling a little dazed and confused, with a list as long as my arm of things I need to get on with (I have very long arms). I emerge from a period of intensity with a long list of things that have slipped by the wayside as well as all those things, both business and pleasure, that I planned to do when more time became available. At this rate I may never have much spare time, but it’s not all bad when you enjoy the work you do. My time lately has been jam packed with designing, wedding fairs, business...

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Inspiration Strikes

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Inspiration Strikes

It’s not always that I can be creative when I want, however much I may think and strive, the ideas just don’t come or they’re not quite what I’m looking for. Sometimes, however, ideas just come to me out of the blue or at moments when I least expect them. Today I had one of those exciting thunderbolt moments and I had to act immediately or miss more than just enjoying drawing and exploring possibilities. This is because today’s post is more than a chance to share an unexpected idea I had, it is also my entry to win a place at the twice sold out Blogcademy...

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No rest for the wicked

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The past few months have felt like one thing after another, with an opportunity to stop, catch my breath, and enjoy the achievements always just out of reach. The moment keeps getting pushed slightly forward to tomorrow, next week, just as soon as this thing comes through and so on, and so forth ad infinitum.  So here I am creating a moment, as otherwise it may never come, and realising that so much good stuff has happened I don’t know where to begin. That’s not such a bad place to be, right? So instead of trying to find the beginning of the thread, I shall pluck something lovely...

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