How to turn a Halloween t-shirt into a spooky cushion

If you want to get into the Halloween spirit (excuse the pun) by styling your home with spooky decor, I’ve come up with a quick and easy tutorial to turn an old t-shirt into a Halloween cushion. You could make a few and use them to dress up your sofa or pop a scary pillow […]

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The ultimate party outfit

My birthday is coming up and to celebrate my husband and I are going away for a dancing weekend at a swish resort, so I need a party outfit for this special event. It’s been my dream to be able to dance all my life and this year I’ve finally started taking lessons and have learnt […]

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1940s fashion for men

If you’ve been reading my blog over the past few months (and even earlier this week, because I mentioned it again in my dancing shoes blog post!) I’ve been getting very ‘into’ the 1940s scene and swing dancing. It started when I went to the Mid-Suffolk Vintage Festival back in June for the D-Day celebrations […]

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The Funny Bones family – our Halloween costumes

In my opinion it’s never too early to be talking about Christmas, bonfire night or Halloween, so when my brother asked me if I could sort out a costume for my niece and nephew for their first ever trick-or-treating session at the end of the month, I set to work. I found the best possible […]

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DIY easy nail art designs for Halloween

Can you believe that it’s nearly Halloween? Have you got your costume sorted out and your treats ready for visitors? I recently wrote about decorating your home for autumn and how you can easily turn your decorations into a spooky Halloween decor with just a few changes – carve up those pumpkins and spread a few […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ Scary shoes

With Halloween only a couple of days away I’ve been getting carried away while looking for costume accessories and the result is this Tuesday Shoeday blog post about spooky shoes. Now these aren’t really the kind of shoes you’d want to wear all year round (or maybe they are, who am I to tell you otherwise?) […]

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DIY scary skeleton Halloween costume

It’s Halloween this week and as usual I don’t have any budget for a costume for all those parties I’ll be going to. But I’m not worried about that because I personally think that Halloween is about making-do and creating some crazy costume yourself that no one else will be wearing – the tattier the better in some […]

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Hen party series ~ the t-shirt you’ll wear again & again

Welcome back to my hen party series! Over the summer, blogger Claire from Lacey in Places  blog has been sharing her top tips for planning a hen party (read her first article here), including a downloadable budget spreadsheet and invitation templates (read this planning article here) to make it super-easy to keep track of the hens, […]

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Hen Party Series ~ Making it personal

If you’ve been following my fun hen party series, you’ll know that we have been spoiled-rotten with lots of lovely articles from my fellow bloggers, sharing ideas for party themes (check out the links below!) and how to plan the perfect hen do. In her past articles for this series, Claire from Lacey in Places  […]

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Hen party series ~ Dressing up the bride

Over the past couple of months, I’ve been running a series of articles on hen parties – and today is actually the hen party of one of my fab fairy-friends! Obviously, I’ve made her a bridal tutu for her big night out, which I’m sharing with you below and I’m also discussing the tradition of dressing up the […]

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Gold fashion trend from Britt Nicole & Scarlet Johansson

Last week I saw this video of Grammy nominee Britt Nicole discussing her stage costumes for her tour and was pleased to hear that she is fully embracing princess-ness with a gold tutu skirt: “I do feel like I have to be comfortable on stage because I’m moving a lot, I’m dancing…so I have to have something […]

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The spookiest day of the year is nearly here…

Although you’d be forgiven for thinking it had already been and gone, judging by the number of Halloween parties that were going on over the past weekend – including Halloween specials on the X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing. I particularly enjoy these programmes around Halloween week because the show producers ramp up the kitschness […]

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Fashion inspirations: The cute-factor with Little Mix

As this year’s X-Factor has begun, I’ve taken a look back at last year’s winners Little Mix to check out their fashion looks and to take influence from their cutesy-teen style. I especially like this style on the Little Mix girls – I’d call it the ‘pin-up-housewife’ look and its funked up with the plastic jewellery and […]

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Burlesque dance class – update

As I mentioned last week, I was off to try out a taster session of a Burlesque dance class at the weekend, and I promised to let you know how I got on… Well, it certainly didn’t disappoint! I dragged one of my girlfriends along with me for support and I’m pleased to say we had […]

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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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Happy Easter Everyone!

It’s Easter weekend and for many of us that means time off, days out, munching on chocolate eggs, and in my case eating what is basically a second Christmas dinner! I’m also pleased to say that the special discounts we’re offering to celebrate our website relaunch will be available this weekend – TODAY and EASTER […]

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Get Dressed – Rock your tutu

Over the years many famous rockers, such as Courtney Love, Kelly Osbourne, Florence Welch and Blondie (below) have sported tutus, using a lady-like skirt to prettify their otherwise heavy-rock look.     Team your black, white or pink tutu with black leather, denim and oversize band t-shirts to create a modern rock-chick look:     Related articles […]

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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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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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Famous Tutus – Will Harper Seven take after Posh?

  Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the poshest of them all? Yes, Victoria Beckham is making yet another appearance on the Cassiefairy blog, as she has been spotted wearing layers of tulle and big frothy dresses, looking not unlike a fairy tutu! These gorgeous creations by Valentino, Marc Jacobs and co are the […]

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Strictly Come Dancing – Another year, another tutu!

The new season of Strictly Come Dancing has started on the BBC and it begins the countdown to Christmas for me! And another reason I am excited about the new series is looking at the dancers beautiful costumes every week. As you can probably guess, I’m a sucker for all things frilly, sparkly and pink […]

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Famous Tutus – Even men love a tutu!

Its been yeeeeaaars since I last saw Ace Ventura Pet Detective and when I spotted it being re-run on a freeview channel I couldn’t believe my eyes – Jim Carey in a tutu?! I don’t remember that scene at all! But it is true and here’s the pictures to prove it:      And that’s […]

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University Freshers – some advice from a graduate!

If you’re packing for university this week here’s my words of wisdom (!) of moving away to uni – I reckon you’ll think “oh I wish I’d brought that with me” on more than one occasion but its true that space is tight in Halls – You usually only get a TINY wardrobe (smaller than […]

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Famous Tutus – Katy Perry’s wacky wardrobe

As her music videos and red-carpet outfit choices often show, Katy Perry is a fan of all things weird and wonderful. She seems to live her life in a Willy Wonka world of sweeties and fluffy things and this sickly concoction of lilac and neon blue is no exception! I love the A-line shape of […]

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Famous Tutus – Lucy Liu in Marchesa

At the premiere of Kung Fu Panda 2 Lucy Liu wore this wedding-dress-ballet-tutu outfit by Marchesa. This designer has already featured a few times in the Cassiefairy Famous Tutus Hall of Fame as Marchesa is renouned for creating flirty layered tulle concoctions!           Personally, I’d be happy to get married again in this dress […]

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Ballerina Fashion at the Costume Designers Gala

One of my lovely fairy friends pointed me in the direction of this image of model Miranda Kerr at the Costume Designers MET Gala event last week: The 28-year-old Victoria’s secret model channeled her inner ballerina as she wore a stunning white strapless tulle and lace Marchesa gown and Nicholas Kirkwood ivory lacy platform heels. […]

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Fancy festivals in 2011

Looking back photos of music festivals that my friends and I attended in the past couple of years, there has definitely been a noticable increase in the quantity of festival-goers who see fancy dress as a key part of their festival wardrobe. This year we are in fact choosing which festivals to attend based on […]

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