Wednesday, 23 September 2009

I've had a couple of days holiday away from the dungeon and been in my other favourite land - the world of shoes. I started doing the visual merchandising for the fabulous shoe boutique - Pam Jenkins - early this year. I now do the odd day working for Pam in the shop which allows me to indulge my love of shoes, shoes, shoes and especially ones that there is no hope of me owning. For my window displays I have complete creative freedom but all have to be done within a limited budget. I thought I would share with you some of the displays I have done so far.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Noir Fashion Show

The fabulous and fashionable were out in force last night at the Noir fashion show held in The Green Room (The old ego) on Picardy place. Organised by Jonathon Freemantle the show was aiming to highlight the diverse and interesting fashion that was available in Edinburgh and indeed it did exactly that. I was showing some new and old collection pieces with Godiva, Totty Rocks were showing their new collection and other independent boutiques clad their models in gorgeous autumn/winter pieces. We had the gorgeous Diana from Colours Agency modelling in some super high heels that even I wouldn't dare to attempt walking in. She looked fabulous in all 6 outfits and I was extremely excited to see my new pieces in action and incredibly happy with the positive response from the Noir crowd. It was a fabulous night in a gorgeous venue, hopefully the first of many.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Im sat watching Mark dispensing some rather uninspiring fashion advice with Lorraine on GMTV so I thought I would share some of the made to measure dresses I have been making for the lovely customers that have been coming in to Godiva of late. My made to measure range has been up and running for 6 months now and I have been thoroughly enjoying making some gorgeous (if i do say so myself) creations for all sorts of ladies and events. Lesley was looking for a grecian style dress for her school leavers ball and the full length Kat dress with some detailing on the bodice was exactly what she was looking for. Lesley chose one of my favourite colours, a beautiful teal with a gold highlight waistband for the dress and it all came together beautifully for a fabulously unique ballgown. Yurika needed an alternative dress for her wedding day and as soon as she saw my Anna dress that was the one. Made in a lovely cream and gold brocade with a cheeky sequin detail on the top, I think this makes for a perfect wedding dress. So if you are looking for a fabulous, unique dress for any event come in to the shop for a chat, i will be downstairs in my dungeon as usual, and your dress dreams may well just come true.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Welcome to the world of Rowanjoy, for a world of sparkles, bows, polka dots, florals and colour galore. Come look at what I've been making for new collection, made to measure dresses I am doing to make people happy and all the other random work that i happen to do.