Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Melbourne Cup.Just an excuse to dress up and drink an itsy bitsy bit too much?

Have you organised your outfit for Cup Day yet?

 Do you long for a made to measure dress and hand made head piece?

Well dear, it is WAY TOO LATE!

But luckily for my nearest and dearest family members, I am yet again going to attempt the near impossible (will I  never learn?) and make two dresses and two head pieces.

So look out for Miss Jennie and young Miss Bianca in the Bird Cage in Couture dresses and head pieces hand sewn in vintage fabrics.

Now I had better get started. Only five days to go.

Stay tuned..........

Friday, October 15, 2010

Prettiest pretty pretty party dress

I did it!

Well one dress anyway.

A dusty pink sparkly dress with vintage lace trim. A perfect party dress for any little girl.

And for me.. well thank goodness I have a few Cicciolina samples lying around. It comes in handy being your own house model.

The little girls range for Sunshine & Daydreams is finally coming together. It's taking so long I no longer know what season I am working on.

 Lets just call it trans-seasonal.

And thanks Jennie for the beautiful photos.

More to come soon.......

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I love Yarraville

I just bought all this for $12 from the delightful Green Collective in Yarraville!
A bronze platted wide belt, a silver chain necklace and a pearl ( I suspect fake) bracelet with a butterfly clasp.

This morning I walked to the village, bought a coffee from the fantastic Corner Store, had my hair done at one of my five local hairdressers, window shopped at Laquer (where we religiously buy our jeans) and browsed at the Sun bookshop (where we buy all our presents). And found the exact belt I needed for $6 at Green Collective.

How lucky we are to live here.

And seeing as I'm in a good mood, I'll forgive whoever took over the lease on the shop I had my eye on! To you I say "pooh pooh" and I really hope you put something interesting, independant and green in there. Please please don't let it be an out of the box juice bar, fast food or chain store. After going to Highpoint (the lowpoint of the week) I felt shell shocked, freak out and depressed. We don't need a little highpoint in our main street, quelle horreur.

And now I'm off to whip up Ava and myself dresses to wear to a wedding. Less than 24 hours to make 2 party frocks. Can I do it? I bloody hope so!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Our pre-opening sale! (Not often you see one of those....)

Thanks so much to the follower who kindly pointed out that we should be working a year ahead. That is true, but not in demi-couture.  We just make up pieces and put them out there, the way we used to work through the fashion incubator many  moons ago. If we feel like making a pink dress, we make it, put it out there, someone buys it -  done! Viola! We do not want to be dictated to by the big chain and department stores,  and that is why we a working to have our own stand alone and online flagship stores. And while you wait for those, you can find some pieces already for sale through ebay, stay tuned for more details, or feel free to email us/leave a comment and we will get back to you asap.

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