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  • Black Roses

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    Devore is a burnt out fabric which brings to the surface a pattern, zoom in for more detail you will see ‘Black Roses‘, thus her name.  This black velvet jersey dress is a swing dress, with a waterfall hem; these hemlines are so flattering as the fabric cascades down the side of your leg.  The silhouette of your body shape is nipped in at waist, creating the illusion of a waistline, however as there is no waistline the dress floats over the tummy area and hips, (these are really comfortable dresses to wear I have a couple of them).  Neckline, a large roll collar to add volume and lift the dress, however, when viewed from the back the collar theme is more like a scarf, weighted with a single button gilt flower button, continuing the floral theme.

    Drop shoulder, discreet for the top of the arms, she’s a timeless cocktail dress; I did see some lace fabric boots which I thought would look fabulous, but then you could have the same effect with tights.  The length of the dress works with a mini jacket or faux fur gilet.  An ‘Exclusive Originals’ label, the only one made in this velvet jersey fabric.

  • Cher

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    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.


  • Crushed Cream and Flowers

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    The perfect Tea Party Dress is called ‘Crushed Cream and Flowers‘ luxury that’s comfortable, coupled with sophistication is what you will feel when wearing this dress.

    I also think of her as a dress that can be an ‘alternative wedding dress’ especially if having a wedding on beach.  This particular style of a floral jersey dress looks good on hourglass figures, it plays with your curves.  Crushed Cream and Flowers a jersey swing dress by combining two different textured jersey fabrics was such a treat, the overlay of the dress is a floral print, the sheer fabric with its variety of coloured flowers in bloom captures the light making her quite ethereal.

    The crushed cream jersey fabric, the under-lay, serves three purposes, one your modesty and two it lifts the flowers, and finally the fact that its crushed gives another dimension to this dress, and did I mention that the fabric is so soft, well she is. At the hem I came up with a technique that looks as though you have tiny little flowers sashaying across your legs creating a lettuce edge effect.

    A roll neck collar also in cream jersey to create a contrast, and drop shoulder creating a sleeve cap.  I like working with the silhouette that a jersey swing dress creates as she compliments a variety of body-shapes.  If you decide to have this dress as an alternative wedding dress,  you will still be able to wear her many times afterwards for other occasions; with each wear you capture the memory of that ‘special day’, alternatively you could wear Crushed Cream and Flowers as a dress to wear to a Tea Party!  An ‘Exclusive Original’ label the only one made in this fabric, a stand-alone piece.


  • Mini Jersey Dress Green Patterned

    Eastern Promise

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    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.

  • Paisley black and white patterned fabric


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    Monochrome is always striking black and white wears beautifully all the time; aptly named ‘Paisley‘ a black and white patterned dress, derives her name from the print of her fitted shrug.  A short-sleeved jersey dress with mock snakeskin cuff the theme is carried through to a fitted basque. A stretch jersey dress that is made up of 3 contrasting fabrics.

    Soft cotton jersey is the paisley print, mock snakeskin for the fitted basque and sleeve cuff, tapered pencil skirt made of a black textured lace with a beautiful stretch that has depth and weight to her.  Made to hug the contours of your body; both the skirt and basque are lined for additional luxury, comfort and structure.

    I picture you wearing this cocktail dress to a black tie event; a day at the races with a black and white hat, (how about a herringbone fabric for the hat)!  Silver jewellery, black and white, a splash of vibrant colour to spice things up even more, a cuff bracelet, its a beautiful canvass for you to add your personality too. An ‘Exclusive Original’ label, the only one made in these contrasting fabrics, a stand alone statement piece.



  • Rosetta

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    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.


  • Jersey tie neck dress

    Russian Doll

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    This design is all about ‘high glamour’ the jersey tie neck dress which can tied as a pussy bow, or leave free to hang as a scarf, has glass turquoise beads as part of the hand-finished edging.  The fabric print has ‘Russian Nesting Dolls’ a classic Russian gift, thus her name ‘Russian Doll‘. Set on a denim background to a paisley print there’s an unusual tapestry weaved into the mix with gold flecks and a bloom of blue flowers.


    Dropped capped sleeves with blue flower buttons,  she opens on the shoulder seam; moving down the dress a daring yet elegant thigh high split on one side only, a couture interior finish with silk binding.  I imagined this dress to be worn by a James Bond female adversary, she’s powerful, sexy, can fight her corner yet is totally charming! Make your own red carpet entrance, there is also a  that would drape beautifully as a shawl.  Russian Doll is an ‘Exclusive Originals’ label the only dress made in this fabric, a stand alone statement piece.

  • Truly Blue Jersey Swing Dress

    Truly Blue

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    Truly Blue‘ just like you, what can I say, the title rhymed! This is not an ordinary blue swing jersey dress, take a look at the fabric, there’s a lot of fun with this dress, the cotton jersey print which an eclectic group of images in magazine format.  A print featuring big bold sunglasses, shoes, beauty, it says it all.  Also known as ‘Miami Heat Jersey Dress’ – what?  On account of an American gentleman who said to me “Coral I see that sassy blue dress of yours on the hot ladies of Miami”  I gently reminded him that England has ‘hot’ ladies too despite the weather!

    Details the cowl neck jersey mini dress, handkerchief hem finish (a wonderful hemline to show off your legs) added interest created with the herringbone stitched hem.  Turn her around, you will be wearing a deep ‘v-neck’ supported with a gilt buckle so you can wear her on one shoulder.

    I class this as one of your ‘go to dresses’ timeless and ageless, can be worn for a variety of occasions, no restrictions in the waist or hips, she glides over your body.  An ‘Exclusive Original’ label, the only one made in this jersey fabric, a stand alone statement piece.