Category Archive: Style

You know how to whistle, don’t you?

Lauren Bacall, the last goddess of the silver screen, has passed away. I never had the honour of meeting her, but I do have the great honour of being named after her. She… Continue reading

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 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

Sewing my own Graduation Dress

After all these years I’m finally leaving grad school! I’m going to be graduating in the next couple of weeks, and I’ve made the momentous decision to sew my own dress for graduation.… Continue reading

Best Dressed at the New York Met Gala

The theme for this year’s Met Gala, held at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York, was “white tie and diamonds”. The event, hosted by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, was a spectacle… Continue reading

Royal Tour of New Zealand: Kate Emulates the Queen’s Dress Sense

We’ve been gripped by a media frenzy ever since┬áthe Duchess of Cambridge landed in New Zealand with Prince William and baby George, but the deeper meaning of this visit is symbolised in the… Continue reading