Fashion History

Richmond Theatre Photo Shoot!

Photo Shoot at Richmond Theatre. (Outside Richmond Theatre wearing a selection of our new jackets)  Richmond Theatre was the choice location for our Autumn / Winter photo shoot 2013. What a fabulous day we had running amok in the stunning old theatre that has been the backdrop for many a glorious play and the set… Read more »

London Plus Size Fashion Show.

A Starry Fashion Show and a pic in the paper! (The photo of Hayley wearing  'The wild Flowers' Party' dress  that featured in the Daily Mail – Monday 18th of Feb) WOW – My dear curvy readers, you are hardly going to believe it, but one of our new summer dresses made it into the… Read more »

‘Tis the season to be Jolly!

Oh what a jolly month December is turning into – with enough parties and festivities to keep one going for a full year. In fact sometimes I wish we could spread all the good cheer into January as well, just to sparkle up an otherwise dull month! But let’s forget January for now and concentrate… Read more »

Beauty Pageant 2012.

The Miss 'BIG BEAUTIFUL WOMEN' International Beauty Pageant 2012. (Champagne on ice and ready to go!) There is nothing like the spiciness of life – when a single day can bring a contrasting variety of activities that can take you from one extreme to another. Saturday the 10th of November was one of those days…. Read more »

Warehouse photoshoot

    The Wacky Warehouse   Photo Shoot!     (Hot off the machines – My favourite blue and white blazer – I have been dreaming this design up forever and at last it is made!)   Girls, aren't you just loving this glorious weather. It is truly splendid and makes me feel so alive… Read more »

Fashion Show Madness!

Darling Buds Fashion, Art and Music Show – May 4th 2012 – (Sabine Gruchet, Martin Purdy and Kate Blackett) WOW – what an amazing time we all had at the Shooting Star Chase, Children’s Hospice Charity fashion show in Richmond Surrey.  It was certainly a night to remember with so much going on and so… Read more »

How we now laugh!

The Mystery of Liz Jones. There was great excitement in the Carolyn de la Drapiere studio – the inimitable Liz Jones was coming to visit and take a look at our new collection. The date and time had been set through a series of emails and the preparations began! Previous appointments and plans for the day… Read more »

Fashion Show -Earls Court

    The Ideal Home Show   – Fashion Show –   Earls Court – London,  March 17th and 18th  –   The biggest home show in Britain opened its doors to thousands of people flocking in to see the latest technology for homes of the future. Lights that switch on and off with a… Read more »

The Funniest Photoshoot ever…

The Funniest Photoshoot Ever! If only I could tell you all about the hilarious goings on with the photoshoot we did with the London Welsh Rugby team. It was completely comical with all sorts of shenanigans and naughty quips and more laughter than you could possibly imagine.   (poses in the locker room!) However girls,… Read more »

Vintage Fairs

Clothes in Clerkenwell, Handbags in Hammersmith, Treasures in Chelsea, Vintage Vanity !! Ladies, as you know I love Vintage…. Vintage dresses, bags, shoes, hats, gloves, lace, buckles, haberdashery and above all – jewellery. For some reason, I like things that have had a long fascinating history and that have been worn and loved before. They… Read more »