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I’ve made another little sky-blue tutu…

Here’s another of my fairy tutus with pretty petal design – this time it’s a baby blue and white tutu with a few sparkly silver and sequinned white shimmery strands to make it extra special!

 sparkly sky blue fairy tutu for children and adults by cassiefairy

Please have a look at my website www.TutusWingsandPrettyThings.com if you’d like to get one of these sky-blue fairy tutus for yourself!


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Famous Tutus – Katy Perry’s ‘Part of Me’ red-carpet outfit

Katy Perry’s fly-on-the-wall documentary film ‘Part of Me’ premiered in London and the star sashayed down the pink (not red!) carpet in a sparkly $4000 Marchesa dress with ballet tutu ruffles and a frilly neckline.

           

We’ve come to expect that Katy would wear something wacky, but she really looked quite glamourous in this dress, and let her crazy accessories do the talking – including these Union Jack eyelashes, chunky ring and umbrella to shield her from the British weather.

And this is not the first time that Katy Perry has featured in my ‘Famous Tutus’ category – Here’s my blog post featuring her jazzy on-stage and off-stage outfits! Plus Marchesa’s designs are featured in these following posts:

 


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Tuesday Shoesday – Colour blocking trend

According to this week’s Heat magazine, colour blocking has now extended from a simple fashion trend, into a footwear story too. Celebs such as Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian have been spotted in multi-coloured heels and Cheryl Cole has been sporting the crazy-colour-clashing look in her music video for Call My Name in these £500 Brian Atwood platforms.

 

If you want to get the look, but don’t want to break the bank, here’s a few high street bargains that follow the trend (which, by the way, will continue into Autumn/Winter so you’ll get a lot of wear out of your new heels!) from Faith, Topshop and Debenhams - and some a little more garish (wear with your animal prints for ultimate clash!) from Dune, New Look and ASOS:


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Tuesday Shoesday – Jazzy jellies for seaside paddling

Do you remember jelly shoes? As a child I used to wear to wear jelly shoes all summer long – they kept your feet cool, were so comfy (and kind of moulded themselves to your feet in the hot weather) and you could go paddling at the seaside or in a river without worry of catching your foot on a spiky stone.

And now, jelly shoes are available for adults too! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw them in New Look and they’ve had a glamourous makeover to say the least – these nude sandals with diamanté studs (or this pair with an owl design below) would be pretty swish beach-wear this summer! Plus these glitter flip-flops come in a range of on-trend colours including coral, oatmeal, gold and turquoise.

  

Even the stars are strutting their stuff in jelly shoes this Summer season; Fearne Cotton and Kate Bosworth were both spotted in yellow jellies, Rihanna & Katy Perry have been stepping out in Vivienne Westwood’s heart jelly heels and Anne Hathaway (below) wore pretty princess pink:

As an alternative to the monstrous Crocs that have been the staple seaside shoe over recent years, jelly shoes seem much more retro, stylish and cute. It probably helps that they come in all kinds of styles, less-garish colours and even with heels for the ultra-glam among us – just look at these gorgeous sky blue Gucci Jelly Marola wedge shoes below!

Best of all, jelly shoes are pretty cheap starting at about £5, around £12-15 at New Look & Very.co.uk and going up to a relatively purse-friendly £60 for Vivienne Westwood’s designer offering. Plus I’d feel a little bit vintage-trendy wearing jelly sandals, especially if I could get these 80′s and 90′s style kiddies ones in my adult size: by Juju sandals at Very.co.uk and Urban Outfitters.

Ju Ju Babe Heel Jelly Sandals    Ju Ju Babe Heel Jelly Sandals

 


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Tuesday Shoesday – The collectible of the future?

      

These S/S12 Prada Flame shoes have got the fashion industry hot under the collar and are simply amazing – crazy, even. The cartoon-like batman-esque heels kind of resemble a vintage American car and this delicate detail, as well as the decoration heaped on the toe, has resulted in the these examples of designer footwear being described as “shoes to look at, but not wear”.

Despite this, many celebs have been spotted sporting this nutty footwear, including style-setters Katy Perry (at Paris Fashion week), Kylie, Rihanna and Fergie. ITV1′s ‘This Morning’ included these shoes in their ‘collectibles of the future’ feature – indicating that they are a designer ‘investment’ piece, although as they retail at over £800 I doubt I’ll be investing in them just yet!