Yearly Archives: 2010

Christmas Frivolities

Christmas Frivolities…… ( Buttons and Bertie, obviously not overly impressed with the whole idea of dressing up for Christmas! Have to say though, they were far more enthusiastic about the celebrations once they discovered they had bones hidden underneath the tree.) Oh what a joyous Christmas we had, with family, friends, babies and dogs all… Read more »

Let the Modelling begin!

Lights, Cameras, Action and the models are ready…… Dec 1st, 2010 saw Carolyn de la Drapiere take part in a wonderful evening of frivolity, entertainment and networking at the annual Christmas event of a large organisation of business women based in London. What a ball we all had, for despite the intrepid weather conditions outside… Read more »

Great Excitment!

Great Excitement ! Guess what? Carolyn de la Drapiere has a new studio/shop Yippee…….. But not quite yet…… We can't get too excited just yet as our new studio is under construction! And what a great deal of construction is needed, for our new premises is currently in a bad way and needs a massive… Read more »


*** Surprise *** Happy 70th Birthday Dad ! I know you keep an eye on my blogs Dad, so I thought I would surprise you with a big Thank-you blog on this momentous week when you turn the grand age of 70!  (Garrie at 70!) I am not sure how much you know about women's… Read more »

Glamour days are here…

 Glamorous days!! One of my pet topics when it comes to women and fashion in the 2000's is the general lack of glamour and classical elegance displayed in the way we dress these days. Walk down Oxford street on a busy week day and what is the overwhelming feeling one gets as they watch hundreds… Read more »

Curvaceous Wonders…

Curves are in Vogue. Would you believe it? It is all very official apparently, Curves are fashionable. We have reason to smile !! Nearly every day in the last couple of weeks, I have opened the paper to find another article extolling the virtues of big breasts and rounded hips. I guess it is because… Read more »

Crystal Palace Photoshoot

Crystal Palace Photoshoot Oh what a fun weekend we have had photographing a new collection of dresses and outfits that will be featuring in our boutique in the next couple of weeks. I thought I would be rather naughty and give you a sneak preview from behind the scenes, plus some wonderfully mad moments when… Read more »

Summer, where hast thou gone?

The last rays of summer……… Where has summer gone ? That humid heat that sizzled us all for a few wonderful weeks in June and July has long since faded…. the air has changed and Autumn can almost be felt. The Summer has been filled with some of the most marvelous times. Laughter, happiness, fun,… Read more »

Ascot Fashion Sale

Ascot Fashion Sale. Where does one start, in describing what can only be described as a very exhilarating and exhausting weekend selling clothes at the Ascot Fashion Sale? At the beginning, I guess! Carolyn de la Drapiere participated in their first fashion sale with a wide selection of stock and samples, plus one off pieces…. Read more »

Underwear : the hidden secret!

Underwear, the hidden secret! (Arabella Bra and Knickers- available from Beautiful Bras) What we wear underneath the outer layer of our clothes tends to be a secret most of us don't share with the rest of the world….. Be it a secret passion for hot, saucy bra and knicker sets. Or Comfy cotton Marks and… Read more »