Posts from Felicity Westmacott

The dip dye dress, called ‘Phoenix’ was first designed and made as a romantic ivory silk and tulle wedding dress for another shoot but was perfect to upcycle as a canvas for the colours of autumn. Sustainability and un-needful waste in the fashion world are causes that run deep in my philosophy so recreating a…

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If you have ever despaired of understanding sizing in the shops, rest assured, you are not alone. Why are you a size 14 in one shop and a size 18 in another? Unless, of course, you have just eaten A LOT of cake in a cafe in between the two shops my musings below may…

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Until wash-fast chemical dyes were widespread (1940’s/50’s) most children were dressed largely in white, whether boys or girls, right up until the age or six or seven. Of course they did wear other colours too, but white was practical as the clothes and nappies could be bleached. As they grew up styles were chosen that were…

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The dress needed to have a vintage, showgirl feel and be really sexy but still realistic as a bridal dress, not many people actually get married in a leotard and feathers! The wiggle skirt with a boned bodice hit all these marks showing off our lovely model, Vanessa’s curves and cinching her waist. I added a teal net petticoat that would show when the high/low hem moved and delicate gold lace detail with Swarovski crystals for showgirl glamour!

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Tradition 1: Who’s Wedding Is It Anyway?   So the story I was told (a friend of a friend, you know the sort of thing): A wedding organiser was sitting in a pre-wedding meeting with the Bride and her mother. But it’s a strange thing that the bride is not answering any of the questions,…

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Felicity Westmacott and The Wedding Secret   Planning weddings is often a stressful and confusing task which is why I’m passionate about ensuring that choosing, designing and fitting your wedding dress is a relaxed and enjoyable process. Recently I’ve been in touch with another company that aim to make planning a wedding that little bit…

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Should we ban balaclavas because a few criminals choose to wear them? People have as much right to wear a bikini without being hassled as a burkha and I will defend their right to that choice.

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