Thursday, 22 July 2010

My new blog!

I thought it would be cool to do a separate blog for myself, use it like a diary really but fill it with things that I think are interesting and things that I have opinions on, its still being worked on but have a ganders.

You can get to it by clicking on BeeBee at the side of this blog.


It's CARNIVAL time

With being a new business in the town, it's our first time to be able to join in with the carnival. About a month ago when I was away in Belfast, we got given a leaflet at the shop to do with a competition they had running for the local businesses in Watchet.

The idea was to dress your shopfront or window in the style of Superheroes and Villains in order to get the town in spirits for the upcoming carnival weekend. Give the town something to talk about.

The perfect opportunity to get creative, something I like to be and I absolutely love taking the time out to do the window!

So......Superheroes and Villains, you have to think about what stock you have in in order to be able to do who you want. We thought about doing Catwoman but I think that in the middle of Summer you need to project some colour into the window. So Matt, Mandys eldest son, suggested Miss Pamela Isley, aka Poison Ivy!

What a great idea! We had plenty of green goodies and a splash of orange and red was a must to really reflect her appearance in the Batman film.

There were a few contestants when it came to choosing a dress for Delores, but I knew we had this gorgeous vintage number which had a subtle floral design. It's cut beautifully on the back and is ideal for summer party.

I managed to get some Ivy from the back garden and got plenty of tissue paper to adorn the windows with. I spent all day doing the window and I was literally sitting in a greenhouse, the heat from the sun and the lights above me was immense lol.

I tied bits of the ivy together and suspended it from the celing and also thought a cheeky little bit wrapped around her legs would top it off. The Windows are decorated with cut out ivy paper shapes, in different tones of green and red. Let me tell you, I spent the majority of my time trying to get these little cut outs right, it took me several attempts but eventually my plans worked.

The rest just flowed, sometimes its nice to just be simple, a few bits here and there.

Tell me what you think! Lets hope people like it!



He's done it again!

Step Shurman has produced another fantastic painting, to compliment my painting we decided it would be nice to paint one of the fashionistas of the 1960s. A true style icon and timeless beauty.

We thought it would be a good idea to choose a photo of her from my book that a couple of close friends gave to me as a present when I started out on this new venture. Her posture and elegance is resonant in all her photos.

In addition, we thought it would be nice to reflect one of our gorgeous vintage dresses from the shop into the painting, one that would compliment her in every way.

Take a look!

The colours are fab, its better when you see it hanging up in the shop, I feel like it should be hanging on my wall! The way Step has painted her is stunning, especially her silver skin tone, its so soft and totally suits her, her pose is subtle and elegant and you can feel her humbleness through the painting, definately worthy.

A real icon and I'm sure many young women like myself are envious of her in some little way.

This original is on sale in the shop so come see, be blown away.


Friday, 9 July 2010

The Second Stage

We are now into the next stage of the competion for Heartfelts search to find Somersets Young Fashion Designer Of The Year. The moodboards have been submitted and it was great fun looking through everyones ideas for what they would like to produce.

The entrants who have gotten through to the next stage have been contacted by letter and it is now time to put their ideas into a garment or two, depending on if they have entered Daywear, Evening wear or both.

The garments have to be completed and delivered by Friday the 27th August, which gives them an extension of one week.

We can't wait to see these creations.

Last time I blogged about the competition we had a date but no venue, we are pleased to announce that we are now hosting it at the Regal Theatre in Minehead. It's going to be a fabulous evening with so much will be on sale soon from their box office so don't miss out guys!


Sugar and spice and all things nice!

With Mandys return comes goodies, the shop has bundles of interesting pieces again, a real mixture of beauties. From all over, theres always something that will catch your eye.

With Summer here, we've decided to have a sale, clothes and shoes have been priced down and you can find some real bargains, come and see!!!

The displays are ever changing to keep things alive, I love playing with everything and making things different. Its a real buzz!

Heres a few snaps of the shop, don't miss out!

We would love to meet you and offer you a drink whilst you browse.