Tag Archives: Fashion

Fashion Trends for Spring 2010

13 Jan

Whether you are a dressmaker, jewellery designer or any other kind of maker of fashion items, or just simply want to keep an eye on fashion trends, these web sites can keep you in the picture – – –


I like the article on Pantone’s Color of the Year: Turquoise; Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “It is believed to be a protective talisman, a color of deep compassion and healing, and a color of faith and truth, inspired by water and sky…”.

Gorgeous Graphic Heels from www.studiojellyfish.com


Courtney Mason of www.studiojellyfish.com talks about her  high heel art:

“The idea came about when I was commissioned to do a job using paint markers. I loved the technique and fine art side to it so much that I wanted to find something that could be painted for women to wear. This way they could feel beautiful while expressing themselves.”

Mmm maybe there is a way of recycling fave shoes that have seen better days.  My red flats come to mind, the covering has peeled off.

And there are many more fabulous articles on this fashion trend web site 😛


“Classically inspired but with a serious infusion of the sex and skin” declares the Fashioning web site, on the fashion trends for this year.  You can sign up for their free newsletters.

Striking patterned trousers big in 2010

I’m so excited about this trend for colourful patterned trousers, I might make myself a pair for my next project on the dressmaking course.  I do like the Marlene Dietrich wide pants…

Fashion tips

Hot pants, slit-to-the-thigh Veronica Lake style dresses, jumpsuits, ripped lacy or patched jeans, knee-high socks and Sparticus Shoes (still in!) …but I wouldn’t say combining those socks and those shoes together is a good look 😉

Other fashions mentioned but which I don’t like include jodphurs (best kept just for horse riding) and sports wear (fat lazy people and chads come to mind…not a pretty picture). 

1940's Hollywood Star Veronica Lake

1940's Hollywood Star Veronica Lake


Why not check out the various – clothing and otherwise – patterns at Burda Style?  A few are free and there is inspiration in abundance!

Paris Fashion Week reported by Vogue, the god of fashion.

I love the green jumpsuit from Issa as shown on the catwalk in London Fashion Week.  Her spring / summer 2010 collection is a joy –  the femininity, the flowing lines, the exotic colours, coral, yellow-green, jade-green, orange, pastel blue and pink, white…  The bold butterfly print skirt, very beautiful!  The Brazilian designer (the one behind Issa) Daniella Helayel, has a beautiful web site too.  No wonder I am a new fan, she is also a dog-mother!  Has 2 Maltesers, Monster and Snowball.

Vivienne Westwood Bambi bag

Vivienne Westwood Bambi bag

UK high street fashion at affordable prices reviewed and blogged at http://www.look.co.uk/fashion/introducing-the-look-show.

Being a dog lover my fave designer bags are from Radley, and there is still a sale on!  

Turquoise Beachball purse from Radley

Turquoise Beachball purse from Radley

I hope this blog has uplifted your spirits, as it has mine in researching and writing it 🙂

Dragon Fly earrings from George at Asda

Dragon Fly earrings from George at Asda

Gok is back! :D

13 Apr

Channel 4 8 pm – Gok’s Fashion Fix
Tuesday 14 April 2009

gw2“Gok returns with a timely new show helping women make the most of less and offering antidotes to excessive shopping. In tonight’s show, Gok meets Dawn from Penzance.”

I am so happy that Gok is back on our tv screens – UK Ladies, don’t miss this one tomorrow night!

http://www.channel4.com/video/goks-fashion-fix/  http://www.channel4.com/life/microsites/G/gok_fashion/index.html

Fashion and Flowers

16 Mar

blacktshirt_yell_pink_fl_2I love the fashion trends this summer ~ floral print skirts and flower accessories, including for the hair. And the colours are bright and clashing and great fun. So this is what the downturn in the economy has done: inspired happy fashion 🙂


Photos show: Black t shirt top from Marks & Spencers and flower and yellow bug decoration created by me.

I love you Gok!

27 Feb


G o k W a n

Why not check out Gok’s lingerie range which includes larger banger sizes?
I just love Gok, ever since I first saw him on tv. He is sincere, trendy, supportive, and brightens my day ~ thank you Gok!
Here you can check out his Gokabulary http://www.simplygokwan.co.uk/gokabulary.html  which is massively gorgeous ~ Dingdong!! 😛