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Tuesday Shoesday – Louboutin Exhibition at the Design Museum

This week saw the launch of the Louboutin exhibition at the Design Museum in London. This is Christian Louboutin‘s first ever retrospective in the UK and the press, including Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, The Guardian, Grazia & Telegraph, have been salivating over the exhibition – here’s a preview in pictures from The Telegraph Fashion pages.

Not only does the exhibition feature exhibits of his design classics and celebrities stepping out in his ultra-high heels, but according to the Design Museum it is also educational; “At the core of the exhibition is a unique exploration of Louboutin’s design process, taking the visitor through every stage of the design journey, revealing how a shoe is constructed, from the initial drawing and first prototype through to production in the factory”.

The highlight of the exhibition is this amazing hologram of Dita Von Teese performing a 3 minute burlesque show in her Louboutin heels. I especially love all the sparkly glitter that follows her movements in this hologram and how she emerges from a Louboutin shoe. This sort YouTube clip was filmed at the launch of the exhibition to please excuse the background noise! 

The exhibition runs from 1st May until the 9th July – more info from The Design Museum website


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It’s a very special day…


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Metallic Trend at the British Soap Awards

Soapstars sparkled extra brightly at last night’s British Soap Awards – with many of the serial dramas’ leading ladies stepping out in glitzy metallics for their big night.

Michelle Keegan looks gorgeous as ever at the 2011 Soap Awards

Michelle Keegan scooped the Sexiest Soap Female award again, and you can see why as she dazzles the paparazzi in her glamourous gold gown. Many designers, such as Cynthia Rowley and Rebecca Taylor, featured silver, gold and sparkly beadwork in their Spring/Summer 2012 catwalk shows and Chado Ralph Rucci’s collection saw dazzling silver jackets paired with stark white trousers, while Giles paired short-sleeved white blouses with metallic pencil skirts proving that the best way to wear metallics is with a neutral item and minimal accessories.

Not only is metallic a massive fashion trend this season, but Vogue and Harpers Bazaar have included smokey metallic eyes and sparkly metallic nails as their key beauty looks for Spring/Summer.

       

Sparkling Soapstars, from left to right: Jessie Wallace, Danielle Harold, Lisa Gormley, Jacquleine Jossa and Claire Cooper

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Little Children LOVE Fancy Dress!

                 

I love seeing little kids in fancy dress and I love how these outfits have incorporated tutus – my favourite thing! There’s some great fancy dress ideas here: the easter bunny, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz (how cute!) and a rock n roll 50s chick! I especially love how mini Audrey Hepburn is rocking her look – you go little girl!


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Famous Tutus – Doing it for the kidz

Most of my “Famous Tutus” post feature adults getting their princess-vibe on wearing tutus for fancy dress or as fashion items. But in truth, who are tutus really for? That’s right – the little ‘uns! And it’s about time I shared with you some of the famous offspring who have chosen tutus as their look-de-jour and who make these tutus look even cuter than I could have ever thought possible!

 

Here’s Nicole Ritchie with her cute daughter Harlow Madden and the Queen of Pop MDNA with her adopted daughter Mercy. Below is Helena Bonham-Carter and her baby girl Nell, Sarah Michelle Geller with toddler Charlotte and the gorgeous Isla Fisher & little Olive.

   

And finally, the style icon of little girls everywhere, Suri Cruise – who famously wears stylish tutus whenever she can get the chance!

 

 

   

Wow! I wish I was a little girl again, I’d definitely make the most of being small and cute  and would wear a tutu day-in day-out!

If you want to recreate the style of these famous little princesses, please visit www.TutusWingsandPrettyThings.com for child tutus and even matching adult tutus for mum!


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Bicycle Fashion in Glamour Magazine…

I am in love with this photo! I spotted it in last month’s fashion feature in Glamour Magazine and its sooo wonderfully girly. I love the frilly flowers frothing out over the wicker basket and the pastel pink boxes on the back – this is what I imagine I will look like when I get a basket for my bike (although maybe I’ll skip the mega-high-heels)!

I was inspired to scan & share this image when I saw Elizabeth’s blog posts about Bike Style on one of my favourite ever blogs Delightfully-Tacky.com. Here’s the links to her posts: Bike Style – Summer Inspiration and Bike Style – Business As Usual. It seems there’s a lot of ladies out there loving their bikes & making cycling stylish!


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What does the new website have to offer?

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Well, not only do I still retail my lovely handmade and customised tutus, but I now also sell a massive range of skirts, petticoats, fancy dress items and FAIRY WINGS!

Please check out the new website www.TutusWingsandPrettyThings.com to see what new products we have added to our glamourous range and take full advantage of the discounts we’re offering during the website’s first week after the re-launch!

Most of our products are discounted this week and you’ve got until Easter day to choose your favourites and bag yourself a bargain!

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