My Fashion Show
3rd May at The Bear steps Art Gallery, Shrewsbury.
Excited, yes… but too busy to be nervous.
10 mins to go and 2 models missing and no prizes for guessing which ones.
ok so they made up for it with gorgeousness when they got dressed.
So here we go…
…apologies for a very long post but I wanted to document the whole event.
Group 1 the Aquas
The fabulous Katja set the pace for the next 30 mins,
sexy, smooth and…with Nath’s music it was a… will they, won’t they…
just… start dancing…moment all the way through…
Looking totally gorgeous in a turquoise blue shiny satin, wrap round skirt. My Scottish shells, collected and painted from the beach at Kilmory ( previous blog post) came out so well on the silk in this printed lace up back top with peonys.
The elegant Jess in a black satin, side flare Tango skirt, and yes the side flare worked. The same shell/peony print but a different style top, this one a halter neck.
Zoe slightly self conscious but maintaining her usual cool attitude, looked stunning in my Indigo ‘aquilegia flower’, asymmetrical skirt and square tie top.
and, the ethereal Vicki finished the first group in a Chinese flower devoree, aqua velvet, backless dress with low front hem line.
Group 2 was my bright group
With limitless energy and enthusiasm, Shirley certainly worked that floor – Sashaying that shiny fuschia pink, satin wrap round skirt with matching satin halter neck top. ( and with her own perfect shoes xx)
Katja did perfect justice to my ‘bonded rose’, full swirly skirt with side dipping hem. ( I so love this happy bright print ) Looking good with the bright red satin top with orange ribbon tie waist.
Rachael, a little daunted looked exquisite in a midnight, wrap round skirt, and printed halter neck top.
Vicki swished and swirled my ‘coral floral shell’ printed skirt down the catwalk with it’s little matching halter neck top.
Group 3 The sexy soft off the shoulder tops
a break from the printed silks with an easy informal tops for jeans group.
Perfect for dance work shops, slouching around and practicas.
Group 4 – Golden influences
Shirley looked great in the busy Chatsworth inspired print as a skirt and halter neck top.
Katja looked amazing in the olive and red version of my aquilegia print, and so she should as I designed this print especially for her.
The gold dress looked fab on Rachael and Zoe caught the light in gold satin.
Group 5 miscelaneous
I cheated a bit in the next group and put in some of my favourite pieces from my MA collection, the laser cut top and the dressing gown which took me forever to create the fabric, dying, devore and discharging the velvet but it does look so good.
I was really pleased at how well this ‘sand tide’ digital print, came out.
A silk asymmetrical skirt and halter neck top straight from the beach.
and then she did… I suppose it was inevitableout came the dancing… Vicki in another MA print skirt, with a black silk square tie top with gold hand beaded strap by Jane Dearman.
Group 6 Red and Black
I saved my ‘dark sand rose’ print for the last group
Jess looked divine in the printed halter neck top with a black skirt. Shirley wiggled in a bright red tailed pencil skirt. Zoe made me feel proud in the ‘dark sand rose’ silk side flare Tango skirt, with the bright red satin top, and Vicki looked great in the red velvet backless ‘Chinese flower’ devoree dress.
I was so pleased with how it all went and I can’t thank my models enough, they showed my clothes off beautifully, who would believe none of them had ever done anything like it before and how nervous they really were.
and YES we can do it again I’m setting up some dates xxx
I’m also photographing and putting up the garments individually to order online asap, and will put up the link and info on here next week.