‘Cher‘ the name of this dress is a play on words, one for my admiration of the singer Cher, and two because its talks of the boldness of this dress and I guess it’s personality. It’s interesting when you wear something that is contrasting in colours, it talks about a personality not needing to be defined, the vibrant orange background of the shrug top part of the dress, it sets you apart.
This dress is all about the contours of your body, the way a dress should hug and support you, without restriction. You have that in this dress, the brown tiered jersey maxi skirt which also has a basque/corset style fit in the waist and above the tummy area, because of the stretch and recovery of this fabric, it is so comfortable to wear. I wear a style of this dress, I love the way it makes me more aware of my posture, making me stand taller; with heels she is a darling.
Now for the couture detailing, you have this gorgeous lettuce hem edging creating several tiers, so it looks all ruched a the hem. Zoom over towards the finished hemline of this maxi dress. Definitely a day to evening dress for many of occasions, “for some reason I see the person wearing this dress signing her books at a book convention, whoever you are congratulations”! An ‘Exclusive Originals’ label, only one made in this fabric, a stand-alone piece.
‘Eastern Promise‘ is a dress that promises, you will be noticed! Let’s face it, a kaleidoscope of colours, lime greens, yellow, turquoise blue you are going to stand out. Initially the print reminded me of the artistry from Emilio Pucci renown for his geometric prints and bold detail, his work still carries kudos today.
Adding a touch of the Orient with the dramatic flared sleeves, or as I like to say my Kimono styled sleeves, if its a chilly evening you can place your hands in it’s opposite, all in keeping with its unique look the non-conforming jersey dress! The neckline a ‘v’ neck great for your bust-line, compliments a variety of face shapes. The contrasting bustier made in shiny black faux snake-skin is finished with suede ribbon for the mock-tie front with metal eyelets, the purpose of which is to accentuate your silhouette just like a corset from back-in-the-day, only with comfort and no fainting!
Tapered lined mini skirt, a wonderful way to show off your legs and stunning shoes to match. I see Eastern Promise as a Party Dress statement dress, that makes her presence known, worn by a woman who is adventurous, dynamic and full of fun. An ‘Exclusive Original’ label part of a capsule collection, the only dress made in this fabric.
A dress called ‘Happiness‘ because that is exactly how I want you to feel when wearing this 60’s style floral jersey dress. The fabric from Italy, the print is described as being on par with Mexican Talavera pottery. She’s bold and bright, I can see her being worn with a big floppy hat, accessorised with a patent leather coloured clutch bag (I think yellow would look quite nice), quite outstanding for a day at the races.
Looking at the abstract exotic flowers, set on a crisp white background, does it look to you, that the print is raised creating an almost 3D effect? In order to capture the big green flower that sits on the shoulder, the sleeve had to have volume, the only way to do that, was with a dramatic statement that is the Kimono sleeve. Voluminous sleeves create a powerful look and silhouette allowing the dress to have a continuous flow. Hand-finished detail using couture sewing techniques, the tapered skirt and basque are lined in white for structure and support.
I also think this floral jersey dress would look great on a cruise ship holiday, Happiness is part of a mini capsule collection, there is a top made in the same fabric which can be viewed at my studio. This jersey dress is an ‘Exclusive Original label’, which means there is only one for purchase.
‘Rosetta‘ as this dress is named, is a black and red cocktail dress featuring abstract floral roses with the drama of contrasting fabrics; the colour red is associated with vibrancy and power, the black velvet contrast creates an illusion of two styles of dresses in one.
The silhouette of this dress accentuates your curves; she’s a dress for a variety of occasions, Ladies Day at the Races comes to mind, coupled with an equally striking hat and clutch bag, and lets not forget heels, you are already ‘Best Dressed’ at the races.
Rosetta glides easily from day to evening wear, so you would be comfortable wearing her to a cocktail party. Couture details hand-finished velvet v-neck, a basque that cinches in your waist, long slim fitted sleeves, gore paneled skirt, subtle kick pleats, she’s also lined in a sheer mesh. An ‘Exclusive Originals’ label the only one made in this jersey fabric.