Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Puts my costume to shame

I am such a geek and absolutely love Mario
so imagine my excitement when
I came across this absolutely gorgeous latex Mario costume
from Shhh! Couture.
I am excited just thinking about it.

Kind of puts my Halloween costume in 2009 to shame however.

Thanks to this image I have also come across
the very talented Janine Basil
who made that amazing sparkly hat.

She is just as equally talented but I think
she needs an entire blog post, for me to show all the amazing
items for sale.

Hayley x

The amazing Mario costume from Shhh! Couture.

My attempt back in 2009.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Helen Norman Shoot - Final Images.

Here are some of the final images
from the shoot with the wonderful Helen Norman.

I had a fantastic time working with this team. Everybody
was an absolute delight to work with and
truly talented. They all put a complete different look on my garments which I love.
I would highly recommend working with each of them

Hayley x

Model: Lisa Duxbury
MUA: Charlotte Body

Rooftop Series.

This is my favourite image of the set.

Cobbled Street Set

For the following I only made the head dress. The clothes are
the models own.

Manchester Shoot, Final Photos

Back in January I was fortunate
enough to work with a group of extremely
talented and wonderful models and

It has dawned on me that I have yet to post
any of the final images from shoots
this year.

To see more work from all these lovely people and to read
their own write ups of the day visit.

Laura Hince Photography
JCG Photography
Emma Alicia
Zombie Candy

(Rudigo Blog: Page of her write up)
Collette Von Tora
(Collette Von Tora Blog: Page of her write up)

So here is what I have been up to so far.

Photos by Laura Hince Photography.

Model: Emma Alicia, Outfit: Me

Model: Emma Alicia, Outfit: Me
Model: Collette Von Tora, Outfit: Me
Models: Emma Alicia and Collette Von Tora, Outfits: Me

Models: Emma Alicia and Collette Von Tora, Outfits: Me
Model: Collette Von Tora, Outfits: Me

Photos by JCG Photography.

Model: Emma Alicia, Outfit: Me

Emma Alicia and Collette Von Tora, Outfits: Me

Model: Collette Von Tora, Outfit: Me
Model:Emma Alicia, Outfit: Me

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

If I had £480 I would buy these...

I have fallen head over heals for these gorgeous
latex dresses for
Kaoris Latex Dreams.
It's brands like this
that have really pushed latex forward in the past few years.
Avant Garde designs, top end couture and
now applique and digital print, what
more could you ask for?

Hayley x

Digital Leopard Dress £180
Sizes 6-14

'Chain' Dress - £300
Appliqued chain detail and big shoulders, which are supported by
shoulder pads underneath.
Sizes 6 - 14

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Be a Freya Blog Star!

Freya have launched a new competition
to find a new blog star.

All you need to do to enter is give a preview
of your first blog by completing this.
I fell in love with Freya when...
You need to either answer this in no more than
40 words or can upload a video of no more
than 30 seconds.
Entrants need to be 18 years and above and live in the UK
The closing date for the first round is 22nd April,
with four finalists being put to public vote
between the 3rd and 16th May.

And whats even better than being able to blog for one of the most successful
plus size companies, you get loads of free stuff.

My favourites have to be
A new set of lingerie or swimwear every month
VIP access to the Freya factory and fit school
Passes to the annual Moda lingerie fair.
and these are just three, there are plenty more.

As a lingerie graduate I don't think the prizes could get any better,
so what are you waiting for?

Hayley x

Enter here at: Freya, Be our blog star.
Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Boux Avenue

At the end of January I blogged about
Theo Paphitis' new lingerie brand Boux Avenue.

The wait now is finally over and Boux Avenue is officially open.
Their online store went live on the 1st April
and their 8 UK stores have been opening since then with the last opening
on the 8th April

Today is the first real chance I have had to look at what they had to offer,
and they definitely do not disappoint.
Having already known that Boux Avenue's size ranges were to include up to a
40G cup, I was still surprised to find 3 pages of DD+ bras.
I often find myself lusting over the smaller bras in shops, only to find that
if they do have it in a DD+ cup, it doesn't live up to the overall look of the smaller bra.
But not in this case. What they have to offer is far from mundane,
and for most cases, those prettier
smaller bras I am drawn to, also come in the larger sizes, with
every effort to keep the same fabric, design and appeal.

Boux Avenue lingerie is split in to two categories this season
Vintage Garden Party and Burlesque Boudoir.

There are pages worth of beautiful lingerie, but i have chosen my favourites
from each theme. All the bras I have chosen
to feature are those which have sizes in DD+.

Vintage Garden Party

Serena lace balconette bra £26
Comes in a 32B-38G
Luxurious inky blue satin with a floral lace overlay.

Mia lace babydoll with thong £40
Sizes 8BC - 18F
Sheer mesh babydoll with floral lace and peek-a-boo key holes

Georgia spot mesh brief £12
Sizes 8 - 16

Camilla satin and tulle balconette bra-£26
Sizes 32A - 38F
Beautiful silver silk satin with pleated tulle features and ivory lace trim.

Georgia spot mesh balconette bra - £24
Sizes, unfortunately this is only stocked in a 32A- 38DD
Pleated polka dot mesh balconette bra.

Burlesque Boudoir

Tori lace moulded plunge bra - £22
Sizes 32A - 38F
Nude plunge bra with exotic Moroccan lantern lace overlay

Tori lace body £34
Out of stock so no sizes listed.
Black mesh thong body, with Exotic lace overlay and peek-a-boo back feature.

Provocative lace unpadded balconette bra £26
Sizes 32D - 38G
Lavender cup with a beautiful black lace overlay with scallop and eyelash trim.

Frilly Milly shorts £8
Sizes 8-16
Sheer mesh knicker with rows of frilly lace.

French fancy chiffon chemise and knickers set £28
Sizes 8-16
Sheer floaty chiffon chemise embelished with rows of white lace.

Ava vintage floral balconette £24
Sizes 32A - 38F
Vintage inspired floral print with a black sheer lace trim.

These are just a few of my personal favourites, and there are plenty of other
sizes available with some ranges in the following sizes, bras up to a 40G, knickers up to a size 20, Suspenders, babydolls and slips up to a size 18.

And if nothing above takes your fancy then there are whole ranges
for more everyday wear in black and white, nightwear and loungewear in a range
of cottons and homewear pieces to fill your home with
a little bit of Boux Avenue.

Hayley x

Friday, 1 April 2011

Triumph Inspiration Awards 2011

Congratulations to DeMontfort Uni student
Emma Walters
who last night won the UK finals
of the Triumph Inspiration Awards.

Beating off 19 other contestants from DMU and London
College of Fashion, Emma will
be heading to the Final in Berlin on the 6th July
to compete against 36 other international finalists.

Winning design with presenters (taken from TIA website)

Winning design (Taken from TIA website)

If you want to read more about the awards visit
my previous post.

For all other information about the awards visit
The Triumph Inspiration Awards 2011

Best of Luck to all of them.

Hayley x

Birmingham Magazine Shoot

Small post today.

Just been to Birmingham to drop off my knicker and other pieces
to the lovely Sophie Benson of
That Fake Magazine.

I was approached a few week backs, and my work will be featured in the first edition
which will be available in Summer 2011.

To see more of the work that will be feature visit them here.

I will post more information as I get it.

Hayley x

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