STYLE INSPIRATION NO. 4
Vintage Wedding Guests
This is the window display at the St. Michael's Hospice Charity Shop, Queens Rd, featuring all the outfits that were showcased at the recent Cake & Earl Wedding Fair and Catwalk Show in Tunbridge Wells.
The beautiful 70s salmon coloured lycra dress with diamante detail is to die for - it would be mine if I could just fit into it (size 10) - and the beaded organza top combined with a pleated skirt ( I somehow have a thing for pleated skirts) and a pashmina (always perfect for weddings: demurely wrapped around the shoulders during the wedding service and then flung off at the party when dancing on the table - ahem!!!).
And those cute accessories: straw hat, beaded vintage bag, those very chic gloves, pink fake snake clutch and those seriously beautiful Best-Man-Beware vintage Woolford stockings ...!!! Looking THAT gorgeous your only job is to catch the bride's bouquet!!! So start working out, girls!
(sorry, wedding stuff makes me sooo go into stereotypes...)
TRUE (ROYAL) BLUE, BABY,
I LOVE YOU!
STYLE INSPIRATION NO. 3
This was my humble styling tribute to Kate & Will's Right Royal Wedding. What a beautiful event it was and even I was swept away by the excitement and jolly party atmosphere around.
The royal blue halterneck long evening gown with diamante detail fit in perfectly. Very Kate.
Together with the 70s blue and silver sequins top (Wills?) paired with a pleated skirt, a gold metal snake scales stretch belt and beaded evening bag. The navy velvet beret reminded me of Henry VIII and the blue satin clutch bag and matching shoes ... well, very much
HRH The Queen.
GOD SAVE EVERYONE!
All garments will be available for purchase from today, 18th May, at the St. Michael's Hospice Charity Shop, Queens Rd, Hastings or to make a donation visit www.stmichaelshospice.com.
MORE PAPER COUTURE ...by Freya von Strapp
Watch out for a different kind of wedding fair experience ... Cake & Earl, a beautiful eclectic showcase and fashion show with a mix of stunning modern and vintage wedding dresses and everything you need for that special day in your life .... with a twist! For more information contact www.sugargroup.com.
Last Sunday, I was very fortunate to style a section of the catwalk on 'wedding guests' with vintage charity shop clothes, kindly provided by the St. Michael's Hospice Charity Shop, Queens Rd, Hastings, as well as show my latest
PAPER COUTURE WEDDING DRESS.
The event took place at the Brew House Hotel and the Old School House in the picturesque old town of Tunbridge Wells. Brides-to-be sporting goodie bags provided by Hoopers were spoilt for choice of jewellery, wedding accessories, gorgeous gowns, silk underwear, make up and hair tutorials, massages, flower arrangements and a catwalk show. Entry was free and the event was in aid of the Tree of Hope Childrens Charity.
My two beautiful models Kate - wearing Freya von Strapp PAPER COUTURE designs, a flurry of white tissue paper - and James wearing black shorts, original Austrian knitted knee-high white socks, white shirt with cufflinks, a white vest and a black tailcoat.
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