Hand in Glove | Basic Glove Etiquette

Hand in Glove | Basic Glove Etiquette

I admit, I have a bit of a thing for gloves. specifically vintage gloves that are small enough for my stubby midget hands.  They look smart, come in a trillion styles and colours and make you feel like a lady. They are also the one part of my wardrobe that gets consistently noticed.

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Meet Me in the Olive Grove

Meet Me in the Olive Grove

I feel like I’m running a sewing marathon at the moment! But a nice marathon, where I decide the route and you don’t end up sweaty and red faced at the end. With awesome retro events like the Beach Hop and

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The Day We Ran Away with the Circus

The Day We Ran Away with the Circus

As a slightly crazy, fabulously attired performer sometimes you get to do really neat stuff. Like spend an afternoon ringmaster-ing fairground games for the Vintage Amusements Co. at a summer circus wedding.

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Mad Love : The Joker & Harley Cosplay

Mad Love : The Joker & Harley Cosplay

I can’t believe I never wrote a full blog on our Joker and Harley Quinn cosplay! Well, actually I can, it’s been a crazy few months.

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Kumeu Classic Car Show 2015 | A Hot Day of Hot Cars

Kumeu Classic Car Show 2015 | A Hot Day of Hot Cars

It’s been a scorching summer here in godzone, perfect for BBQ’s, beaches and beautiful cars.

The Ever Patient Husband and I hit up the Kumeu Classic Car Show in January, on a day so hot the sun bounced off those polished cars so brightly you couldn’t look straight at ’em.

I..

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Making Faces | Zandy J Pinup Photography

Making Faces | Zandy J Pinup Photography

Exciting developments in Velvet-Land!
I’m immensely thrilled to reveal that I’ll be joining the delightful Miss Charlotte Cake as one of the faces of Pinup photographer Zandy J!

This ingenious woman..

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The Bride Wore Black | A Gothic Wedding in NZ

The Bride Wore Black | A Gothic Wedding in NZ

I’ve spent hours trawling through images of Vivien’s amazing big fat gothic wedding trying to pick my favourites.  They’re all gorgeous… It’s a hard life…

But two cups of tea and many biscuits later, here they are – wedding photos proving that brides..

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‘Til Death Do Us Part | A Victorian Steampunk Wedding

‘Til Death Do Us Part | A Victorian Steampunk Wedding

Recieving photos from my clients is one of the most exciting parts of my job! Always accompanied by my squealing with delight and making my Ever Patient Husband look at every. single. photo. I gush over every detail, thankful that I get to be a part of your special events.

I shared some..

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A Mad Hatter’s Wedding

A Mad Hatter’s Wedding

Sometimes as a designer you get to work with people who light up a room. People who have effervescent personalities just bubbling over – Stacey, one of my brides this season, is one of those people!

As a bridal stylist I had the honour of helping select her gown and wedding jacket, an..

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