Thursday, December 19, 2013

With tongue stuck firmly in cheek

Woop whoop my Dylusions range seems to be getting more popular by the day. I am so excited that loads of you follow my passion for it..

One of my dear friends Cesar Rodriguez has been keeping me entertained over the last few weeks with his photos of celebrities "seemingly" enjoying my inks. He has had me in tears of laughter at some of them, so I thought you might like to see them too.

This is the one that started it all off after his recent trip to the Vatican…

And it just grew from there…

I love how he matched the colours for the Dalai Lama...

And the Queen…lol

My Hero…

And who else could we end with but the man himself.

Thank you so much Cesar for the fun you gave me with this, I still giggle and snort every time I look at them.

I also can't stop the tears from running down me leg when I watch the following video. I sent it to Tim, who is a mahoosive Downton fan and I can still picture him holding his belly and giggling. We are such children and we love it..!!!

Enjoy xx

Monday, December 16, 2013

Advent of the Dress….

Each year when December rolls around I take part in wearing a different dress every day of the month. This year I have been really remiss in posting each days offering…in fact I posted day one and missed the other 15 lol.
So here we go with the first 16 days of 2014 Advent of a Dress

Day 1… Lady V

Day 2…Pin up Girl

Day 3… vintage

Day 4…Pin up Girl

Day 5…Lady V

Day 6…Vintage

Day 7…Vintage

Day 8…Vintage

Day 9…Betty Paige

Day 10…Pin up Girl

Day 11... Betty Paige

Day 12…Collectif

Day 13…Vintage

Day 14… Handmade

Day 15…Hand made

Day 16... Deadly Dames

I promise I will try to keep up a bit more from tomorrow, lol, but don't hold your breath !!!

Enjoy xx

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Last international trip of the year….

My last trip this year was to the fabulous Bikuben store in Norway.

 Of course Mini Me had to come along and explore...

The lovely owner Ellen had manage to make the classroom in an empty store next door to hers which was a fabulous space. Bit of a panic when we couldn't get the electricity to work, but Saturday got off to a fabulous start.

At the end of a long but satisfying day, I left Mini Me in charge of the equipment.

Ellen was putting the finishing touches to the cleaning up

And Ali the Elf was creating a fabulous storage place for all her organising.

Sunday dawned all too soon and we were off again.

He he, look at this the whole class and me, silently engrossed in drawing the couture.

Even Ali was concentrating hard, she didn't notice me even when I was this close.!!

I seemed to cause a bit of a stir every time I ventured outside, not quite sure why!!

At the end of a long day teaching and packing up for the return journey, isn't it fabulous to get into a hot bath and comfortable bed?

That's if you can actually get back in the room.!!

Well its been a really adventurous year, where I have travelled the world to teach in umpteen places. I have flown thousands of miles, packed and unpacked cases more than I care to remember, taught so many wonderful women each with their own story to tell, seen the inside of hotel rooms more than my own bedroom, been patted down so many times in airports that I now look forward to it and I have had a blast. Its hard work, its tiring, its a strain being away from home and family and I often wonder if I am getting too old for all this malarky, but I wouldn't change it for the world.

Thank you each and everyone of you who I have met along the way, You have all enhanced my life and reassured me that it is all worthwhile.

To all of you, I salute you and raise a glass to 2014 and the next adventures.

In the mean time , I won't be resting on my laurels… I have classes to teach in my own studio, oodles of samples to make for CHA, preview classes to sort, dresses to make, dancing to be danced and most of all time spent with the love of my life, the gorgeous Maisie Lilly..

As tomorrow is the 1st of December I will be once again participating in Dressember. Nothing unusual there as I don't wear anything but dresses, in fact its all I own…But I will be wear a different dress each day and  documenting them here on the blog and on the Dylusions Facebook page. Why don't you join me ??

Enjoy xx

Quote of the Century

"You are an extraordinary woman.

How can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you"

Louisa May Alcott