Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
What wonderful dental professionals I can share with you!
Usually a blog dedicated to vintage weddings and fashionistas.
But this 'stylist to the stars' took herself off to root canal therapy today, suitably stressed, anxious, wasting at least a month with swelling, antibiotics and all associated pain killers in preparing for the trauma of the dreaded 'root canal therapy'.
Seeing a 'surgeon' made the drama even more of an issue.
- And then friendship well wishes............. "oooh....good luck with the root canal".
I knew I was in for a traumatic session.
Not so. In fact, on the contrary
Please may I highly recommend The Whole Tooth in Paddington http://www.thewholetooth.com.au/ where Sherly, with her wonderous sense of grass roots humour, and her team of highly skilled tooth fairies, will treat you with kid gloves , so much so that you may easily be forgiven in forgetting that you have just visited the dentist!
But it gets better!...................... My new and dearest friends (no aftershock anesthetic here) are Dr Michael Franks http://www.endoongeorge.com.au/ and his beautiful assistant, Sonya Davis, who carried out gentle, painless and anesthetic free root canal with less stress and drama than any basic filing I have ever known.
Monday, November 29, 2010
"I loved my headpiece and it made my day. Thankyou for your talent. It was truly appreciated. I had a million comments on how beautiful the headpiece looked."
Loretta was such a delight for me to create with.
To see our beautiful Greer in her fabulous wedding gown.
Greer immediately fell in love with this divine vintage creation.
Her Mum, Margaret did those special mum things in reworking a 'few' seams as well as sewing a matching full tulle petticoat (if you have ever made one, you know the mammoth effort in dealing with layers and layers of tulle all bound with satin ribbon) Margaret tell us she used an adaption of a pattern found on site http://www.pettipond.com/
Being a full on team effort, I have some fun photos only Greer and I share, of her headpiece veiling soaking in a pot on my stove to obtain the perfect match.
Reminds me of the time I was studying under the famous milliner, Jean Carrol, when my white frilled and wired showstopper/skyscraper/Gone With The Wind/Exam Piece looked way too white for my liking. I soaked it in coffee, hung it on the clothesline and it was immediately attacked by every bird within cooee. After this drama, it was too 'coffee coloured' and soon was seen soaking in a tub of napisan! Passed the exam with ('scuse the pun) flying colours and my dear friend Jeannie remains unaware of the excercise to this day :-)
When my brides visit the studio seeking a vintage gown, I always stress that the key element of vision must be applied when opting to wear vintage. It's always worth the effort - and almost always cost effective. The bonus being that your gown will always be remembered as unique and you will never see another of the same.
My seamstresses and myself are often seen chopping out sleeves, reworking a modest bodice to a sassy new look, building new petticoats and more recently, applying a serious haircut to hemlines.
The draping, fabrics and laces of yesteryear are truly worth preserving and how wonderful to have a mum like Margaret to be part of the reworking process.
Coming soon is a full length cream tulle gown with detailed gold embroidery on the bodice and hemline - a real showstopper if you, like Greer, are seeking a Vintage Wedding.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Online Store Up and Running
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Beautiful Leonie wrote:
"I love love love it!"
"You created my dream dress & it was so lovely to wear it on the day"
From the beginning, you were a delight to work with and all the girls on staff are so genuinely lovely".
"Thankyou for being a lovely, creative and inspiring person".
"I love your shop and all of your wonderful creations".
Aww shucks - Leonie, we truly love you more!!!!!
Monday, June 28, 2010
Our last day in London was a toss up between a trip to Portabello Road or a mission to Greenwich Markets.
Meeting the gorgeous Lynn and Kit at 360_Degrees_Vintage
7a Greenwich Market
was worth the trip!!!!
A fabulous sightseeing river tour down the Thames from London centre, brings you to this quaint little town, truly worth mooching for a day.
I had such fun with the owners, Lynn and Kit, as I tore the shop apart buying almost everything I could lay my hands on (as well as serving a few customers as I shopped)
These gals do have THE most exceptional quality stock with a special eye for unique pieces such as the hand knitted 1940's golfing vest - an original 1920's tennis dress (now ours) and WWW1 nurses uniforms.
Excess baggage takes on a whole new meaning as the pic describes!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
This divine piece came from a fantastic little shop in Bath - over the next few weeks,
(especially with some much needed blogging tuition), I will post information on 'must see' vintage shops discovered during our adventures.
Plus!!!! at the same time, I managed to get my hands on exactly the same dress as above in Prague
Gorgeous 2 piece cotton suit from Rome
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Chuffed to say that for the third year running, one of our special clients have once again won the NSW Myer Golden Slipper Fashions On The Field.
Not only did we receive the winners place in this fabulous fashion event, we are also proud to say that four of the finalists were also showcasing our work.
In honesty, I have not kept a record of our achievements, but it would be a close estimate to say that since I have been a milliner, I believe we may have won this prize perhaps 6 times in the last ten years.
Many many thanks to my treasured clients for showcasing my work so beautifully. And thank you also to Sydney Turf Club and NSW Myer for holding such a fabulous event.