Christian Dior Exhibition at the V&A

Christian Dior Exhibition at the V&A

Earlier this week I was lucky enough to go with my daughter to the Christian Dior exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. All I can say is that it is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. Not only is it way larger than I was expecting, it is presented in a such magical way that carries you away into the very special world of couture clothing.

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I think Miss Austen would approve!

I think Miss Austen would approve!

I am always in awe of the fine travelling accessories the ladies of Miss Austen's time had and remember especially going to visit Josephine Bonaparte's house in Rueil Malmaision, in the suburbs of Paris and seeing the most wonderful collection of absolutely beautiful accessories with little embroidered bags and embossed leather carrying cases. Somehow, chucking everything in a zip up holdall doesn't quite have the same feel....?

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Venice - Fortune and Fortuny

Venice - Fortune and Fortuny

Back from holidays feeling revved up and ready to go in the sewing room.  Hope you have had or are having a fab time on your vacation, wherever it may be.   We certainly had an amazing time.  We visited Venice last year for a few days and fell in love with this magical city and decided to return to take a closer look...a much closer look in fact.

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