Hen party series ~ Some more costume ideas for the hens

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 ~ 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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One of my absolute favourite things to make

Yes, I’ve been making tutus this week, as usual – but I was extra-excited when a custom order arrived for a fabulous rainbow ballet tutu because this really is one of my favourite tutus! I love using the bright colours and also enjoy the challenge of getting 2 full rainbows (front and back) to match up while […]

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Fashion Trendspotting – Sundae girl for spring

I was reading this month’s Cosmo and really enjoyed their Spring fashion pages including a story called “Sundae Girl” – ice cream colours and soft, flowing fabrics. It included some gorgeous looks for Spring and clothing that can be worn well into summer too. Here I’ve snapped some of my favourite looks from this shoot 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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Show me how you Burlesque..!

I’ve had a fairly glitzy week this week when I’ve had my friend to stay; we’ve watched a few girly films including Chicago (which I’ve owned for at least a year and never watched it, can you believe it!), Mamma Mia and finally Burlesque. I really enjoyed the glamour of all of these films and the […]

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V-Festival is tuning up as we speak! Festival fashion for fairies

The famous V-Festival is starting today and thousands of festival-goers have packed their best festival fashion looks for the weekend – which is forecast to be hot and sunny – great news for the audience, who can finally leave their wellies at home! But of course, fashionistas still need to be prepared with a few […]

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New York ballet style from Natalie Portman & Drew Barrymore

New mum Black Swan star Natalie Portman and mum-to-be Drew Barrymore both rocked up at the New York City Ballet Spring Gala at The Lincoln Centre this weekend. And both stars looked über-elegant in top-to-toe tulle! As the face of Miss Dior Cherie Portman unsurprisingly wore a tiered Christian Dior gown and wore the ultimate ballet accessory on her arm – her […]

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Famous Tutus – What FHM’s Sexiest Female is wearing…

Despite being voted FHM’s sexiest woman of the year, this weekend Tulisa has been slammed for her awkward ‘dad-dancing’ performance on Britain’s Got Talent on the first live show this Sunday. Fair enough she did look a bit stumpy in her flat shoes, but was it really that bad?? Tulisa has been a trendsetter since she upped her fame […]

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Famous Tutus – Designer look by Anne Valerie Hash

How cool is this preppy-biker-chick look by French designer Anne Valérie Hash? She’s the famous fashionista who designed for labels such as Nina Ricci, Chloé, and Chanel as well as her own.  I think it’s a pretty cool way to wear your tutu for a punky a fashion look. Simply team a pair of pleather leggings from River Island and a […]

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My Favourite Craftspeople – Wish Upon a Charm

I’ve recently met a lovely crafter through Etsy and I simply must share her hand-crafted charms with you – they are SO gorgeous! Sarah from Wish Upon A Charm really puts a lot of effort into making and beautifully packaging her handmade items; From the cute little bow and tiny brown-paper envelope each item is […]

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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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Moschino: Ballet skirts are key for S/S 2012

I spotted this Moschino outfit in a Glamour fashion shoot last month and couldn’t believe the price tag on this skirt – £1525! To be fair, it looks gorgeous and this look is such a hot combination of sensible and frivolous – a smart shirt tucked into a frilly petticoat combined with über-glam red heels. It’s […]

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Famous Tutus – Rihanna’s ballerina outfit

 Just look how cute Rihanna looks in her ballerina dress with a full tutu skirt – a very different look to the usual edgy fashions she’s often spotted in. I think she looks lovely in her sugar-sweet tulle layers and floral embellishments!       But this is not the first time Rihanna has worn a […]

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Wedding ideas – Choosing your bridesmaid outfits…

Choosing your outfits for your younger bridesmaids can be tricky & it’s hard to get outfits to match the dresses of your adult bridesmaids. So how about these gorgeous bridesmaid and flower-girl outfits featuring lovely puffy tutu-skirts – your child bridesmaids will feel like proper little princesses and will look super-cute in your wedding photos! Plus it’ll […]

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Artist’s new book – The Tutu Project

“The Tutu Project began in 2003 as a lark. I mean, really, think of it. Me photographing myself in a pink tutu, how crazy is that?” That’s how artist Bob Carey describes the origin of his series of topless self-portraits wearing frilly pink tulle. But during his photographic journey, the project took a more meaningful turn when his […]

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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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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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TOWIE Girls: Too-tu glamourous?!

  As the recent series of TOWIE comes to an end, I’ve taken a look at the outfits of the girls & spotted a trend for tutu-style ruffles! The girls from The Only Way Is Essex are so über-glam that they are rarely spotted out on the town without first encrusting themselves with jewels and slipping on layers […]

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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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The Uniform Project – simply inspirational

Uniform Project Picture Book from Uniform Project on Vimeo. I have just stumbled upon this wonderful video of one girl’s year-long fundraising challenge of wearing a ‘uniform’ of a Little Black Dress everyday. She was raising money for children who cannot afford to go to school and wore one dress for an entire year, using […]

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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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