Category Archives: Flapper

1920’s Replica Beaded Flapper Dresses!

Its taken a huge amount of organinsing but I’m very pleased to announce that our 1920’s replica dress site Leluxe Clothing UK is live!  We’re the UK and European arm of Leluxe Clothing in LA and becoming retailer and wholesaler for these dresses is a dream come true….I wore one for my own wedding day 3 years ago and have been fixated by them since.  I’m passionate about these high quality beaded dresses and very proud to be promoting them this side of the pond.  So please….do pop over to the Leluxe Clothing UK Website and download the brochure.

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Introducing my 1920’s Millinery Website – Clara Bows

Its official launch isn’t until June this year but here’s a taster, I need to photograph all my hats and fascinators which is easier said that done at the minute (a good chunk are with a magazine which is another story!) so for now there’s some old pics on there .  Excuses excuses! check out my very flapperesque website Clara Bows Millinery (make sure you click on the gramophone!) created by the wonderful Rosie & Lee.  They’ve done an amazing job, thanks guys x

This website will be selling hats I make, giving details on how to order a bespoke hat from me and of course, details on my fascinator workshops (with lots of pictures showing them in progress).  I’ve been selling hats now for well over a year, no promotion at all but still getting at least a couple of orders a month usually people who stumble on me via the web or who stop me in the street.  I’ve been given my own millinery section in the Bristol Fashion Show later in the year.  I’m excited, nervous and honoured all at once about that, I’m busily making my six key pieces……six pieces that I’ve wanted to make for years heavily influenced by the 1920’s, its a creative indulgence and I’ve had to up my skills to create these pieces where the practices needed to make them have almost died out.  And two of these pieces wouldn’t be possible If it wasn’t for a lady with over 50 years in the business making hats for Royalty  passing on her skills as I couldn’t find anyone else up to the job.  All the feedback I’ve had from customers has been incredible but whilst I was growing Vintage Tea Sets I kept this in the background, and lets face it I’m very very busy with the china hire business!  But with the support of my lovely Mum – together we make an amazing team – she blocks the hats for me, makes those lovely vinyl cakes stands that just keep flying off the shelves and helping get big orders together.

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1920’s Wedding Shoot Styled by Vintage Tea Sets

On Monday and Tuesday earlier this week I (Vintage Tea Sets) styled this gorgeous 1920’s inspired Bridal Photo Shoot.  Here’s a tiny snapshot of what the very talented photographer Rosie Parsons captured on the Tuesday, on the Monday we were at a secret location shhhhhh! More to come on that.  She’s done an amazing job yet again and I cannot rate her wedding photography highly enough.

I’ll be blogging more on the detail shortly, the dresses, head pieces etc with a special thanks to all those suppliers, all to come.  But initially I’d like to thank Floriture and Bella & Fifi for the beautiful flowers, Award Winning Make up Artist Sarah Brock and Becky Simpson from Hair by Becks @ Thairapy Bristol.  Not to mention Combe House for letting us shoot there.  Now enjoy these gorgeous images!

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My 1920’s wedding

Butterflies!

Butterflies!

Just a short and sweet post on here as I’m busy packing for the honeymoon, for those of you who landed here from Vintage Tea Sets my Mum Penny will be holding the crockery fort so do not fear, just give her a tinkle on 0117 9532973.

Anyway, it was a blast and Rosie Parsons has just sent me some taster pics of my 1920’s style wedding with a lovely afternoon tea…..that girl does not waste time I tell you! Amazing, just got back from the venue and there were some waiting for me on Rock n Roll Bride

Ads settling his nerves with some bubbles

Ads settling his nerves with some bubbles

More tea vicar?

More tea vicar?

Let the afternoon tea commence

Let the afternoon tea commence

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