Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Events: Bella Serata

Our fashion event 'Bella Serata' went fabulously! I am so grateful to each of the women who came out and enjoyed a night in fantastic fashion, accessories and meet and greet with your designer. It was fun, flirty and  floral!  All these dresses were so fun to create and I am so glad I was able to share them with all of you. Thank you so much to my team, they were as always amazing and I am so blessed!

I know what it feels like to be uncomfortable in my own skin, I had body image issues almost for as long as I remember. From 13 – 16 I struggled with anorexia and bulimia, I disliked myself and never felt good no matter what I wore. I also am a recovering over eater and work every day on loving myself even when I fall off.  It has actually only been about 3 or 4 months that I’ve loved my body, and treat it well. I also now know very much what pieces fit my frame and allow me to feel amazing every day. Although, it does help when I create something specifically for myself. I look in the mirror and say ‘girl you got this!’ and go out into the world being the best that I can be, to share my light and story. That is why I do this, to help women and young girls feel comfortable in their own skin, bringing out the best so they, (you) can take on the world and be the force you are meant to be. Whether it is a day at the office or your wedding day, we can all light up this world, because ladies, ‘you got this!’

Photo Credit Michelle Liane; www.michellelianephotography.com
Jewelry by Stella&Dot stylist Helen Themistocleous; http://www.stelladot.com/sites/HelenT

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Dress Making Report: Grade 8 Grad

I have had the pleasure of working with some lovely young ladies. They're ideas. options and ideas have been so wonderful to create. I have been able to add to my skill list and take on some obstacles that were fun and exciting. When putting a dress together, it is so much like a puzzle, having to be patient and know that I can always figure out a more difficult one. I am so happy that I learn from each client and dress that I create, which is one of the very reasons I loooooove what I do!

I can not wait to see these amazing girls all dolled up, while the complete a big chapter in their lives. Next is high school and that is a whole new ball game! Hopefully I can see how much they have grown by the time prom comes, (sorry Moms, not rushing it!). I've seen how they shine and I am so happy to be apart of it.