Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Behind the scenes: dulcie's feathers summer '16

Everything has been very feathery in Dulcie land recently! 

Summer has well and truly arrived and as ever I'm not feeling prepared (swear it was christmas like a week ago...??!) Last week I had a feather and glitter stall at Rave on Avon and next week I'm going to be back at Love Saves the Day with the wonderful Bristol Bazaar. It's been full steam ahead recently in DFHQ ( bedroom) making stock ready for festival season. 

I've decided to switch my dulcie's feathers shop from where I have it now on bigcartel over to Shopify, so last Friday my pal Ross did a quick shoot for me with some of the new headpieces I've been designing and making. My friend Jahdine (who you might recognise from some previous WESTWORLD shoots I've done with her) kindly modelled for me with one of Ross' design interns Aaliyah.

Here's a few sneak peeks from the shoot - I can't wait to show you the final photos! Stay tuned on my facebooktwitter and instagram to find out when the shop launches and come and say hello at The Bristol Bazaar if you're at Love Saves the Day next weekend. I'll be sharing a pitch with Capes Capes Capes, Neat Frontage and Tezla Designs so between us we'll have you covered for your full festival wardrobe this summer. 


Friday, 13 May 2016

Floral fun with Crown and Glory

Flaunting my finished floral crown, photo by Hayley
Yesterday I went to pretty much my dream event - the blogger preview of Crown and Glory's bespoke flower crown pop-up shop! I've been pretty vocal about my love of G&G's products before and as a headdress maker myself I was very excited when I saw that #BlogClub had organised an event.

Upon arrival we were greeted with cherries in champagne and cupcakes by the lovely Sophie and Gareth who run Crown and Glory. Lily and I had the first slot making and our initial job was to choose our flowers and foliage from a wide selection of jars on the adorable C&G cart. One of my favourite flower crowns was lost at Secret Garden Party last year so I wanted something to wear this summer; I decided on some big flowers in bright pinks and purples with smaller neon green buds as an accent. 

After picking my flowers Sophie then laid them out on a tray and we had a crown consultation to see which placement of flowers and shape of headpiece I preferred... then I got to relax whilst Sophie got to work putting it all together for me! 

You can see the whole process below as well as some of the other bloggers' creations. Crown and Glory's bespoke flower crown pop-up shop will be open on the ground floor of House of Fraser in Cabot Circus all weekend. 

Arranging my chosen flowers.
Sophie putting together my crown.
Gareth finalising Lily's design.
Sophie hard at work with the glue gun.
Hayley in her huge glitter bow.
SO much choice!
Emily's finished crown. 
Lily's pastel beauty.
She & Hem picking flowers.
The finished piece!

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Flash Feather Sale - until tomorrow only!

I've put a load of new headdress on the shop this week with a special springtime 20% off offer, until tomorrow afternoon only. Just enter the code FLASHFEATHERS at the checkout for some feathery bargains.

New product photos courtesy of my lovely pal Beth.


Friday, 19 February 2016

Getting juicy at Festival Number 6 '15

Juice, S'juice Me, sign painting, festival, Festival Number 6
Juice, S'juice Me, sign painting, festival, Festival Number 6
Juicy ladies by Laura 
FN6, Festival Number 6, main stage, Portmerion
My penultimate festival last year was a last-minute jaunt to Festival Number 6 (for me last summer, actually festival number 10!) with my friend Chelsea to work with the lovely ladies from S'Juice Me

FN6 is held in the quite frankly incredible village of Portmerion... a place in North Wales which was designed and built in the style of an Italian village. It's set on on a beach with a backdrop of welsh mountains. There's a main arena as well as stages set in the village and the woodland areas - I can definitely say I don't think I've ever been to a festival location quite like it.

FN6, Festival Number 6, S'juice Me
FN6, Festival Number 6, S'juice Me, Gypsy East
FN6, Festival Number 6, S'juice Me

We spent most of the weekend juicing - I've never felt so healthy (if a little juice bloated) at a festival. I was in charge of making hydrating watermelon juices and also Rose & Laura's amazing 'green love' smoothie... my mouth is watering just thinking about them!

We also had a little time to explore and even have a little dip in the pool. It was quite a different crowd from most festivals I go to... maybe a bit more refined!?  But definitely refreshing at the end of a busy season.

FN6, Festival Number 6, Portmerion, swimming pool
FN6, Festival Number 6, Portmerion, swimming pool

Monday, 8 February 2016


The latest issue of the university Arts and Culture magazine that I edit came out this week! We collaborated with the wonderful Love Specs for our cover shoot which Klara shot for us again.

I also created a shiny new website for WESTWORLD - I'd love you to let me know what you think of it! Our recent feature of 16 things to not to be missed in 2016 is well worth a read especially if you're a Bristol dweller.
Love Specs, Klara Foreman, WESTWORLD magazine
Love Specs, Klara Foreman, WESTWORLD magazine, Tezla Designs

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