Saturday, 4 December 2010
Today was a very successful fair at Surbiton High School, tomorrow Kingston Grammar. I've got Denbies late night shopping on Monday and then a few business visits and jewellery parties coming for Christmas. Manor House and Tiffins were amazing but sent me into a panic worrying I hadn't enough stock! I had to dash to a bead shop to re-stock and get making!
Anyway, it's good to be busy! Hope to catch you at a fair!
Friday, 22 October 2010
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
After purple, the other big colour for winter is orange, as seen at Ralph Lauren and Nina Ricci. Like purple, orange is showing up in various shades from reddy orange and apricot to copper. It's going to be a big feature on accessories as well as clothes including coats and macs, and we'll be seeing it in materials from silk and wool to synthetics.
The arrival of flares this summer was a precursor to the wave of large trousers we're seeing now, but the difference this season is that they're worn short, Eighties style. These also signal the end of skinnies once and for all, which will no doubt be good news for some! (Me included!) Expect to see wide trews in styles from pleated to belted to turned-up.
9. The Puffa Jacket
Ungaro and Dries Van Noten have updated the puffa jacket this season, giving it a chic, urban feel. This season's snug puffas are bright, belted and feminine – check out Zara for some examples around £100 which I’ve already been trying on! Team a puffa with ankle boots and a knee-length skirt for out about town.
10. The Cape
The cape is making an elegant, original comeback. Expect to see mini and maxi capes in a variety of colours, in buttoned or loose styles. They go perfectly with narrow skirts for ultra chic style, and also look good with narrow trousers and short skirts. They don't go with casual clothes, but if you're going smart you can't go wrong with a short black or grey cape.
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
4. PVC - a big feature on the Givenchy catwalk this season, with both black and colours set to be massive. Limit it to just one key item. Be bold in boots for a Sixties touch, go Eighties in a bright padded jacket, or dare to bare your pins in PVC leggings and a long woolly sweater or white shirt.
5. SEQUINS – on accessories, also they’ll be seen on skirts, dresses, oversized gilets and more...
6. BACK TO SCHOOL - knee-high socks, crest-embroidered blazers, pleated skirts and argyle sweaters are ALL on display. To avoid looking like you're on your way to 6th period maths, don't wear ballet pumps or trainers with the preppy look: break it up with heels or biker boots.
Friday, 10 September 2010
3. FUR, after making a minor impact last winter, fur is back on the scene big time this year. Authentic or synthetic fur boots, bags and clothing are going to be huge. The key piece is the gilet. Use sparingly if you don't want to look like a poacher. Combine fur with plain, dark colours: team a sleeveless gilet with flared jeans or cords.
Monday, 30 August 2010
Thursday, 22 July 2010
Choose the beads,colors to blend
I know it's here
A shade so rare
It's here somewhere,I know.
Piles of beads begin to grow
It's here somewhere,I know.I know.
Thursday, 15 July 2010
Monday, 5 July 2010
Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Monday, 14 June 2010
Thursday, 10 June 2010
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Friday, 14 May 2010
Monday, 26 April 2010
If you have a similar passion for anything creative - PLEASE let me know so that I feel better about this! It may be other forms of jewellery making, knitting, scrapbooking. Just tell me - I'd LOVE to know what it is about it that draws you to it and why you get excited about it.
I have decided I have a "bead" problem...I went to my local bead shop today, just to say "hello", and before I knew what, I was there, buying beads which I really didn't need, they were just so irrisistible!...Do any of you shop at Bead Time in Kingston? Let me know if you do - I'm bound to be in there!!