Tuesday Shoesday – Louboutin Exhibition at the Design Museum

This week saw the launch of the Louboutin exhibition at the Design Museum in London. This is Christian Louboutin‘s first ever retrospective in the UK and the press, including Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, The Guardian, Grazia & Telegraph, have been salivating over the exhibition – here’s a preview in pictures from The Telegraph Fashion […]

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Metallic Trend at the British Soap Awards

Soapstars sparkled extra brightly at last night’s British Soap Awards – with many of the serial dramas’ leading ladies stepping out in glitzy metallics for their big night. Michelle Keegan scooped the Sexiest Soap Female award again, and you can see why as she dazzles the paparazzi in her glamourous gold gown. Many designers, such as […]

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Little Children LOVE Fancy Dress!

                  I love seeing little kids in fancy dress and I love how these outfits have incorporated tutus – my favourite thing! There’s some great fancy dress ideas here: the easter bunny, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz (how cute!) and a rock n roll 50s chick! I especially love how mini Audrey Hepburn […]

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Famous Tutus – Doing it for the kidz

Most of my “Famous Tutus” post feature adults getting their princess-vibe on wearing tutus for fancy dress or as fashion items. But in truth, who are tutus really for? That’s right – the little ‘uns! And it’s about time I shared with you some of the famous offspring who have chosen tutus as their look-de-jour […]

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Bicycle Fashion in Glamour Magazine…

I am in love with this photo! I spotted it in last month’s fashion feature in Glamour Magazine and its sooo wonderfully girly. I love the frilly flowers frothing out over the wicker basket and the pastel pink boxes on the back – this is what I imagine I will look like when I get a basket for my […]

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My Little Bicycle

I’ve just been given a new bike! Well, I say new, but what I mean is, new to me –  it’s actually a very old bicycle that’s been passed through the family, from my husband’s aunt, to my mother-in-law and now to me. It’s such a tiny little bike, but I think it’s so cute and definitely […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Ankles are back for A/W12

Last week a new footwear trend emerged at Paris Fashion Week – ankle straps.    For Autumn/Winter 2012, Paris Fashion Week was awash with massive variety of shoe colours and styles – all featuring ankle-straps. On the catwalk Louis Vuitton showed super-high, colour-block strappies with eye-catching features including oversized buttons and metallic toe-caps. Christian Dior (above) showcased cute ballet-style shoes with […]

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The wedding season is upon us – and you know what that means – HEN NIGHTS!!

Next month I’m going to my first wedding of 2012 and this sparks the beginning of the wedding season – traditionally from Easter, all throughout the summer, into autumn and over Christmas. Ok, when isn’t it wedding season?! Still, it’s got me thinking about one of the important traditions of modern weddings; the hen party! […]

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I made this all by myself – Chicken Teacosy for Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is fast approaching (18th March to be exact) and I thought I would share with you a little sewing project that I’ve done, and hope it might inspire you to make something for your own mum too! This chicken tea-cosy was made from brown print fabric, gingham and a pillowcase for the. lining. I […]

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My lovely sewing machine is in need of some TLC – can you help?

I love my old Seamstress Sew-Tric sewing machine; it’s the prettiest sewing machine I’ve ever seen, it has beautiful ornate panels and it looks like an ancient hand-powered machine but it is in fact electric-powered – all the style but none of the effort! It’s dreamy and I knew I needed it in my life when I first saw […]

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Oscars fashion – Michelle Williams in THAT dress

At this year’s Oscars ceremony, Michelle Williams wore a beautiful dress by Louis Vuitton that took over 300 hours to make! It was covered in pretty sheer ruffles that contrasted with the racy red colour and underwear-as-outerwear corset back panel.    The actress, who was nominated for the award of Best Actress for her portrayal of […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – The Wedge Welly

I was delighted when my lovely hubby arrived home last week with a treat for me: a pair of bright pink Wedge Wellies! This uber-glam welly company shot to fame on the Dragons Den and is now stocked worldwide in high street stores including Bank and John Lewis. These wellies will be great for splashing around in […]

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Create a vintage-inspired look for Spring 2012

This season, vintage is back in a big way. Last year designers, such as Marc Jacobs and Anna Sui in NY Fashion Week and Fendi and Prada in Milan, presented their Spring 2012 collections with a clear theme: the Retro Demure lady from the 40s and 50s.   As you can see from this Jonathan […]

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Happy Pancake Day – Top Tips for Shrove Tuesday

This year Shrove Tuesday has really crept up on me and I’ve only just realised that today I’ll be cooking and scoffing crazy quantities of pancakes for my dinner. I also need to have a think about what to give up for lent – it’s probably going to be chocolate, so that I can reeeeaally enjoy […]

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Famous Tutus – Helena Bonham-Carter

I recently watched The King’s Speech for the first time and thought it was an excellent film, so beautifully filmed and the locations were simply stunning. Of course, the costumes were what interested me most and I really enjoyed watching Helena Bonham-Carter in her role as King George VI’s wife, Queen Elizabeth. The actress is […]

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BAFTAs go back to black – red carpet fashion from the 2012 award ceremony

Black is back. Or at least, that’s what you would gather from the steam of stars strutting their stuff down the red carpet at the BAFTAs this week. Many leading ladies from around the globe were spotted wearing that timeless classic, the ‘little black dress‘. “From black metallic gowns to gothic glamour and elegant patterns, […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Happy Valentines Day!

Hi to all Cassiefairy.co.uk readers and lots of love to you for Valentines Day! As it’s Tuesday, there’s really only one thing I can give you for Valentines day – some pics of beautiful, Vivienne Westwood shoes to fall in love with!     For Autumn/Winter 2011 the collaboration between Vivienne Westwood Anglomania and Melissa shoes […]

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Famous Tutus – Madonna’s Super Bowl Show

  Anyone who stayed up til 4am on Sunday night to watch the Super Bowl will have undoubtedly spotted that the star of the half-time show was the Queen of Pop and what a stonking show it was too! I couldn’t believe my eyes as Madonna strutted her stuff, jumped about the stage and high-kicked her way […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – Wet weather footwear from @WellyHeaven

A lovely company called Welly Heaven started following me on Twitter last week and their wellies are simply fabulous! The company is based in Ireland and their wellies start at only 30 Euros with free delivery. I think these wellies are perfect for brightening up a dull drizzly winter day and will look great as part […]

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Famous Tutus – THAT Bjork dress

The most famous ‘fashion’ tutu is probably the one worn by Bjork in 2001 for the Oscars. This swan dress designed by Marjan Pejoski it provoked a storm of interest. Bjork is a ‘unique’ musician/artist and probably didn’t want to wear another run-of-the-mill Hollywood Oscar gown. So I think this tutu & swan combo dress is […]

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Tuesday Shoeday – Amanda Holden’s Britain’s Got Talent look

The new panel of judges have come together for the first time this week to audition contestants in Manchester. David Walliams is the new boy and Simon Cowell is back in his head-judge role. Long-standing female judge Amanda Holden arrived wrapped up against the british weather whilst newbie Alesha Dixon wore a sexy yellow dress slashed […]

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Dancing on Ice – a new year, more sparkly costumes & the odd tutu!

This time of year is great for costume-makers like me as the new series of Dancing on Ice has just kicked off and that spells another season of inspiring outfits and sparkly tutus to be spotted and re-created by Cassiefairy.co.uk ! Here’s a few of the ladies’ outfits that I have taken a shining to already […]

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Tuesday Shoesday – My special birthday shoes

I was delighted to be given a “shoe fund” by my mum for my birthday in December and have spent the last month looking for a suitable candidate for the role of ‘my special birthday shoes’. As you may remember, I started off looking for red shoes but with the massive choice of pretty shoes […]

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Fashion lovers flock to Polyvore

I have recently discovered the online fashion community website www.Polyvore.com  and have had hours of fun making my own look-books and nosey-ing through other members’  mood-board ‘sets’. I can’t believe that I’ve never spotted this site before, but the fashion forums & interactive features are great fun & allow me to waste even more time online […]

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Getting ready for Mardi Gras!

Fantastic news to kick off the year: I have been asked again to create a Mardi Gras costume for one of my best customers. This year the theme is Easter/Spring so she chose a pink & white colour scheme and asked me to make a very frilly ballet tutu with lots of frothy layers. Of […]

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Christmas eve & the big day – What are your traditions?

Over the years, families develop their own Christmas traditions and this year I’ll be upholding our family tradition of new pyjamas on Christmas eve and my own personal tradition of eating a Cadbury’s Crunchie whilst opening my Christmas stocking!   When I was young Santa used to visit us on Christmas eve (on his sleigh/trailer) in our village […]

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Rocking around the Christmas tree…

I wanted to share with you my lovely little Christmas Tree. This is the first year I’ve ever had a ‘theme’ for my Christmas decorations – usually it’s dripping with baubles and tinsel of all colours – but this year, due to the need for a smaller tree in my little flat and therefore not […]

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