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Royally Photobombed

Jay Taylor was taking a selfie with a friend at the Commonwealth Games, and guess who cheekily popped her head into shot?

Spotted: Dita Von Teese

Here’s a quick pic of Dita Von Teese looking stunning at LAX airport this afternoon. She’s wearing a gorgeous green 1940s style coat, teamed with vintage cats-eyes glasses and killer lipstick. Perfection.

My Grandad in the First World War

Originally posted on John Knifton:
My grandfather had a very eventful journey through the First World War. He joined the Canadian Army on June 12th 1916, and fought at Vimy Ridge, Passchaendale and…

A rose in bloom

Graduating from Durham and Saying Goodbye

Wednesday was a big deal for me, I finally graduated from Durham. I’ve been there for eight years and completed three degrees, but when I graduated wearing the big red PhD robes I… Continue reading

My graduation dress!

I have been sewing my own vintage design dress to wear for graduation and I’m pleased to tell you that, after all the tissues and issues, it was finished on time for graduation… Continue reading

Picking the fabric for my graduation dress

Now that I’m sure that the pattern for my graduation dress is right, I can crack on with making the real thing. The practice toile for my dress was a bit time consuming,… Continue reading

Tissues and Issues with the Toile

Toiles are a great way of practising making a dress, but they’re even better for checking the fit of a garment. So I’ve just tried on my toile, and guess what? It doesn’t… Continue reading

Making the toile for my vintage style graduation dress.

My desire for a killer dress for graduation, as well as my own insatiable need to look just like Joan from Mad Men, has brought me to the decision me to sew my… Continue reading