Thursday, 28 July 2011

Americana Weekend

A while back we were contacted by Miss Fortune about being involved in a fashion show at Americana Weekend.

Sadly we couldn't go, but some of our clothes did and we're living vicariously through them! Not only did we get some fantastic pictures out of it there is also a film of the whole thing.

I think there is maybe a few more to come too...but the top photo is the new purple and black colour options of the classic swimsuit. I knew I'd like it, but it looks so cute on! I also have to say hat's off to the fantastic modles, particluarly in the case of Emma who I understand hadn't done much modeling before, and was extreamly brave wearing a swimsuit on stadge.

The photo at the bottom is of the Shirley's skirt with a new tee for next season. Named after the indescribably awesome Betty Flowers from You Make Me Blush, I can't wait to get some Betty tee's in....

Finally the video! The music in our section is thanks to Jessie & The Orbits. Jessie modelled for us a while back and the band are constantly touring and playing weekenders around the world

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Bettina Scarlett

A while back Bettine Scarlett did some photo's for Lady K Loves, we were really pleased with them so we asked her if she'd like to do some more. We really needed new pictures of the Old Town Dress in the available colours, and we also wanted some of the black Hello Sailor Shorts and the new red colour shorts too.

These pictures are fantastic, they have a bit of Bernie Dexter to them in the posing I think....but she looks fantastic and did a really good job. What do you think?

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Sun Glasses

Recently I helped out a friend of mine, she runs Jackomettii Spaghettii, baby accessories made in the UK. If you have little ones or know someone who does and likes things a little different definitely check them out.

Not only does this lady have the most amazing collection of vintage and retro sewing and knitting patterns she also had some fantastic glasses....which she gave to me and completely made my day!

I know very little about them and think it will be quite hard to find anything out as they have a product code and 'Made In Italy' but no brand name. 

Below is a close up to show you some of the detail on the rims. I think really they could do with a good clean, and since I know little about them, quite possibly replacing the lenses to make sure they do have UV protection so I will take them to The Optical Lounge to be looked after by Tom. However that hasn't stopped me from wearing them for the last week. They're just too awesome.

And finally below is me feeling self concious trying to take a picture that didn't make me look grumpy, arrogant or bored or super cheesy! 

Friday, 8 July 2011

New Dorris Dress Colours

We've been waiting on these to come out of production for a while, but they are so worth it!

Along with the pictured navy and tartan version above (belt not included) we now have these in white with black polka dots and red with white polka dots...I'm planning on making one of them my outfit for a friends wedding in a couple of weeks so will add more pictures after that....

But we realised it looks a little like the famous Bert Hardy photograph of two 'Belle's' on Blackpool parade.

Apparently there has been some controversy in the past over who the Belle's are... The ever trusty (!) Mail has a whole article on it here....
The swim suit she wears a little later in the shoot is fantastic and we're definitely inspired! Might need to leave that one till next year though....

In the mean time you can get hold of the Dorris dress now as it's in stock and practice your sea side posing.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

A Little Something Tiki

A slightly odd outfit post in some ways....

Firstly becuase I don't have red hair any more (back to blonde which feels more 'me') it's odd seeing pictures from when I did. 

And secondly since the pictures are all from about this time last year, firstly when we visited Scunthorpe, as Mr K, better known as Los Furias Tiki, was involved in a wonderful tiki art show at 2021 Visual Arts Centre, and then from Puttiki at the lovely and much missed Hunny Lu Lu's in Hastings.

Tiki Today in Scunthorpe was supposed to be a fun weekend away for both of us, a little live painting for him, maybe about 8 hours over the whole weekend. Combined with rum, good friends, great art and even some night time entertainment.

Unfortunately he spent the whole weekend painting.... but as you can see it was clearly worth it....his piece is on the left hand side and a beaut!

I however, brought coffee, food and regular supplies....then come the evening more hair flowers than even I thought possible and this Hawaiian print little number.

It's made of 100% cotton fabric, and is 100% Hawaiian, those of you who have seen Lady K Loves web site, might recognise the fabric in fact, it's the same black print used for the Leilani and Natalie tops (which are now pretty much sold out). This pattern is ready to go at some point, but this was a first draft to make sure it worked, and see what didn't work. One of the joys of making samples is that for the most part they need road testing, there's nothing worse than having a lovely piece of clothing which looks great if you stand still, but bunches or moves in an odd way when you move. Or if you just can't walk in it, or sit down....any way you get the picture. So this is a first draft of a one-day-will-be-made-when-I-can-find-some-nice-fabric-which-I-don't-need-to-import variety. I think if it gets made it will have a halter strap added, but still it's one of my favourite summer wardrobe items.

Having had a look through I don't really have anything that shows the's a faux wrap around, creating a sort of tulip shape at the front, and wiggle shape from the back, this second picture gives you a better idea.

This is me behind the bar with Joe excellent mixologist and bringer of rum.

I'll add some more pictures when I have some better views of the skirt!