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Close up: Cocktail hour in lace

Creation is a strange thing, sometimes it goes well, sometimes not so well, occasionally there are a few false starts which can be frustrating.  I’m rubbish at drawing, so each design starts on Muriel Mannequin which requires time and energy for pinning, draping, cutting and often re-cutting.   336 more words

Fabric And Embellishments

The Art of Accessorising

No outfit is complete without accessories. Accessorising is an art. Not only does the type of ring or earring you wear reflect your personality, it also reflects your mood and shows your taste. 354 more words

Yepme Fashion Reads

Close up: Beaded English garden dress

As a designer who is commission based – my customers come to me with ideas for their special occasion or big day and I  bring my own creative twist to them – I seldom have the opportunity to create dresses with my ideal woman in mind. 204 more words

Fabric And Embellishments

Close up: Marilyn inspired evening dress

This week I’ve had the difficult task of selecting shots from my recent photoshoot – difficult because there are too many splendid shots from which to select! 247 more words


Holiday OOTD - Multitasking a playsuit

It can be tricky to know what to wear on holiday if (like me) you hate being too hot, but also can’t prance around the shops in a bikini. 167 more words


Muriel Mannequin's day out

Last week the splendid sunshine in Valley Gardens was the setting for shots of the Eliza Wyke summer designs.  Muriel Mannequin, who has been part of the Eliza family since I started my business back in 1999, enjoyed her first taste of Harrogate sunshine. 133 more words


In Support of Supportive Shoes

Mrs. Vanguard generally wears some type of heel, believing that anything that gives the illusion of a length in the lower regions is a leg-up. Recently, however, I have noticed many a lovely young thing wearing flats–sandals, ballet style–on the streets on New York and recognizing their appeal and obvious comfort, exemplified by the ease of their gaits, I decided to try them for myself. 292 more words

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