A new page has been added to my Vintage Tea Sets website to accommodate the fascinator workshops I personally host. Why not take a look…..and spread the word!
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Its manic here, honestly……. let me set the scene, even those around me are bewildered, I’m a whirling dervish, a hurricane but being in the eye of the storm I have a sense of calm, between me and you though I’m feeling a little anxious right now! I have a ‘list’ book now by the bed, multiple lists that stretch weeks ahead and it keeps me sane, between huge hires, talks, photo shoots and last minute tweaking of hats for the Hobbs Best of Bristol Show, not to mention a minor panic about dresses (breathe Vicky breathe!) and a backdrop conundrum I was interviewed by a fella called Dan for BBC Radio Bristol last Friday about the fashion show and it was aired this morning. Amidst the chaos here I actually missed listening to it (was not on my list damn it), I was too busy preparing for a talk I was giving about my businesses Clara Bows Millinery and Vintage Tea Sets which I gave this afternoon to a wonderful bunch of ladies in Bristol.
My interview is here if you’d like to listen, I could not stop laughing during the interview (any minute there will be a knock at the door I know it)….click on Graham Torrington and then http://beta.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/radio/bbc_radio_bristol/20100614 and fast forward to 2.34.
Now I’m off to the Harmony Mega Yacht in Bristol Harbour to set up for an enormous photo shoot tomorrow, I cannot believe the scale of this, over 30 photographers….I’m working with Rosie Parsons of the Photography Parlour. Its going to be great, lots of models, fab dresses, make up and hair……..I’ll be blogging about it in the forthcoming weeks.
Go on immerse your hen or birthday party in the roaring 1920’s with Clara Bows Millinery & 1920’s Charleston Dance with some stunning vintage china thrown in to boot from Vintage Tea Sets. We’ve teamed up with the fabulous Daffodil in Cheltenham, a true ‘Art Deco’ gem to give you this ultimate 20’s experience. Spend the day soaking up the beautiful venue and relax knowing you don’t need to traipse here there and everywhere, instead kick back with a cocktail or two, make a beautiful individual creation to wear and learn some 20’s moves like the knock knees, high leg kicks, snake hips and goddamit shimmy!!! before having a high tea or dinner on some stunning vintage china.
Lots to report from Vintage Tea Sets & Clara Bows HQ, expect lots of blogging action later in the month but for now I’m working on the fashion show and a deluge of orders. But here’s a quick update, earlier in the week the lovely Faye Dicker of BBC Radio Bristol came over to see me for an interview, I put on a simple afternoon tea and showed her how to make a fascinator. It was a lovely afternoon,listen again by clicking here (time on is 0:47.22).
I’m chuffed to pieces with this I really am. One of my recent fascinator workshops has received a glowing personal review from none other than the Editor of Cosmopolitan Bride (and You and Your Wedding) – she attended the Bake-a-Boo one. Click on the image to read it in full for yourself….
What can we expect from this experience -Enjoy a creative afternoon in the idyllic surroundings of the Lackham Countryside Centre. Learn how to create your own fascinator, perfect for a day out to the races or a wedding, in relaxed, friendly and enjoyable company.
Discover the thrill of creating a completely unique fascinator from scratch whilst learning some basic millinery techniques along the way.
Be a real “mad hatter” with afternoon tea served on vintage china.
This experience is suitable for beginners, however basic sewing skills are needed, all materials are provided .
Profile of delivery team
Vicky Rowe founded Clara Bows Millinery after a career change and a passion for 1920s and 30’s fashion.
Vicky was trained by a milliner of royal appointment. She has taken a path of discovery based on research from the 1920s and 30s and has now established her own style. Vicky is known for her elegant designs, which are decorated with vintage embellishments – lace, freshwater pearls, and ethically sourced feathers.
Additional benefits of this experience
It’s great for building confidence and is an opportunity to express self creativity. You’ll produce something unique which will be the envy of others.
A delicious afternoon tea, served on vintage china, is included.
Last Sunday Rosie Parsons (photographer extraordinaire) and I embarked on a road trip to the big smoke from our comfy west country burrows, one that would merge her Birthday celebrations with a fascinator workshop I was hosting at the stunning little teashop run by Zoe called Bake-a-Boo (I’d been itching to meet this vixen after a mutual appreciation of vintage china and cake).
Meet the beautiful Zoe, making us a steaming hot vintage teapot of darjeeling on our arrival.
‘The Clara Bows head’ complete with an example fascinator I made the day before for some inspiration was placed on the beautifully laid table that the workshop ladies would be seated, and I set about laying out all the materials before they arrived.
Then the workshop commenced.
We paused for an Alice in Wonderland afternoon tea…..
Before resuming work again and completing these lovely creations. Here’s a picture of the hen party that took part modelling their pieces.
A lovely time was had by all. If you’d like to take part in one of these workshops or would like one arranged, see my millinary website Clara Bows for more details or email me (Vicky) at email@example.com
Yet more fantastic news folks. I’ll be running regular fascinator workshops on the ‘Harmony 2‘ a 189ft luxury mega-yacht moored in Bristol Harbour, not only that but will be offering hen & birthday party packages (you get the venue exclusively). Its just down river from the SS Great Britain but bang in the centre of the city, a perfect and very unique base to explore the city after having a fun day of activities.
You can stay overnight in the luxury cabins, take part in the many workshops throughout the day, from fascinators, bouquet making, cup cake topping and finally some nautical boudoir! Enjoy a slap up afternoon tea on gorgeous vintage china, relax in the hot tub before leisurely wandering to the many bars and restaurants on your doorstep. More details will be published soon, including details on the very talented individuals who will make up the very special workshop crew.
The gorgeous Rosie Parsons popped up to see me earlier in the week with her camera! after a lovely catch up at Bocca Bar she came with me to a ‘Mad Hatter’ themed fascinator workshop I was hosting at Caffe Clifton and took some snaps to go in my beautiful millinery website Clara Bows that both she and her husband Lee created for me.
It was a really lovely relaxed evening and the ladies that attended made some really beautiful things, two even vowed to wear their creations into work the next day! I so hope they did. Anyway, as they say, a picture can tell a thousand words and as usual Rosie has done me so incredibly proud, I cherish these images and can’t wait for our ‘road trip’ in just over a weeks time!
Further to my recent posts on the fascinator workshops I’m organising…….
I’d like to introduce you to Julie, a lady with oodles of floristy talent and the gorgeous owner of Floriture. Together we’re collaborating on a number of fascinator and floristry workshops this year (one in Feb I’ll post details on shortly). Perfect for a crafty gathering, we can put on a afternoon tea for you complete with my gorgeous china from Vintage Tea Sets for a very attractive package price. Perfect for hen parties, birthday parties or just a meeting of craft loving minds.
Here’s some examples of what the lovely Julie can offer you in her ‘makes’, and remember we can tailor our courses to meet your requirements, just ask. Imagine a hen party where you can make your headpieces, button holes, corsages…..centrepieces….bouquets (obviously you can’t have it all in one day but you can have a selection)….even Bridal jewellery! why not have a two day course and make a weekend of it? Its a great idea for a wedding on a budget and you all go away with having learnt something and gained some new skills. There may be a budding florist in one of you but haven’t discovered yet. Do you have a theme you want us to incorporate in your workshop? Possibilities are boundless honestly. Contact Vicky on 0117 9532973 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Above Pic taken by Rosie Parsons