Tag Archives: Costume

The value of these simple and inexpensive instruments has been proved in too many cases to need any argument in their favour

In which I make a cork Lifejacket… Continue reading

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Caress the detail, the divine detail

“Caress the detail, the divine detail” Vladimir Nabokov A couple of weeks ago I was showing a friend the sights in Peterborough, including our vintage shop, which is stuffed with cut price treasures, when we discovered this bodice. My first … Continue reading

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Process and Collaboration

This blog post is about process, and collaboration. The process of concept to finished artwork, and a collaboration between myself and the very talented hair stylist Toni Tatlow, who created the period inspired styles for my forthcoming book. Toni works … Continue reading

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The pages are still blank

“The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible” Vladimir Nabokov I am trying to finish writing a book. It is hard work and … Continue reading

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The Weaker Sex? 1915

Having just moved before Christmas and this being my quiet time of the year I have been having a bit of a clear out, one of many odd items sold on eBay was this magazine from 1916. Brought as a … Continue reading

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Styling Austen, The Regency Fashion show

This post is based on a presentation for The Glasgow School of Arts Crafting the look Fashion styling conference, click below to find out more about it http://gsastyling.wordpress.com/ For those of you who have lived your whole life in a … Continue reading

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The finished WW1 Trench Coat!

The trench coat is finished and on display at Whitchurch Silk Mill, here are a few pictures I managed to take before it had to be shipped, my husband very kindly agreed to model.

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