Friday, 1 August 2014

* shiny happy people glittering *

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(my serious glitter face)
In my last post I briefly mentioned my latest festival venture : glitter face painting!! Last weekend my friend Oriel and I were lucky enough to blag a stall space to do glittering at Secret Garden Party and in a week of frantic ebay buying, van sorting and glitter practicing 'Shiny Happy People Glittering' was born! 
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dulcie's feathers, festival, glitter, face paint, festival style, turquoise
dulcie's feathers, festival, glitter, face paint, festival style,
We've been casually glittering ourselves and our friends at festivals for years so you can imagine how exciting it was when our bulk buy of glitter, gems and sparkles came in the post! Being a professional glitter fairy is definitely my new favourite job... Before I share the pictures from our wonderful weekend, here's a few shots of some last minute practice we managed to get in the weekend before. 
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dulcie's feathers, festival, glitter, face paint, festival style, gems, rhinestones, glitter eyebrows
I'd love to know what you think of these early designs. Have you indulged in some glitter this summer?You can see our facebook page for a sneaky preview of last weekend, or visit Dulcie's Feathers to see more of my headdresses. 

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Field Guide Launch


I've been so busy going to festivals and events that I haven't had time to write about any of them! Hopefully in the next week I'll try and catch you up with what I've been doing... get yourselves ready for an onslaught of posts and pictures.

At the beginning of June in the Platform Bar at Netil House in London I was lucky enough to be invited to sell at the launch of online festival lifestyle magazine Field Guide, which I've been blabbering on about for ages, here's what happened that evening


My friend Claire and I arrived early to help to set up for the evening's festivities; lots of trademark Field Guide red and white stripes draped around and festoons of fairy lights everywhere. We also got a chance to meet Anika from Urban Face Designs who glittered us up before the party kicked off!


Next to my little stall was the inimitable Charlie Gates from Mind Like Magpie, whose headdress you can see Claire sporting above. You can also read a great feature about her and her arty accessories on Field Guide. To the right of me was fellow Bristol designer Lydia Cooper, who you can also see above. Other familiar festival clothing institutions Puckoo Couture and Fudd Hoods were also present. 


My gorgeous songbird friend Lucie Zara, who I have briefly mentioned before, opened the night's musical entertainment and was glorious as per usual... I can't wait to tell you the story of her surprise set at Glasto!!

Monday, 14 July 2014

dulcie's feathers X revolva


I've been itching to show you these pictures for a while now! My friend Louise runs the online vintage fashion store Revolva and asked to borrow some of my headpieces for this magical festival inspired woodland shoot a few months ago. I love way they've turned out! The styling is gorgeous and the make-up & the way they've woven the model's hair pieces into my headdresses gives the pictures a boho edge.


You can read Louise's blog post about the pictures or have a gander at their ASOS Marketplace boutique for a massive selection of gorgeous handpicked vintage & retro clothing clothing for men and women. You can also see some more of my headdresses on my facebook page

What do you think of the pictures? I'd love to do a shoot like this myself at some point but too many festivals at the moment... I'll be updating you on those just as soon as I get my disposable cameras developed! How are your summers going? 

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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Vintage shopping in East London.

Sorry for the lateness of this post! Blogger hasn't been my friend lately and wouldn't let me upload any pictures, however now that it's all working so I've got loads to share from my recent trip to London :)

If you are a regular reader you will know that I love a good vintage shop! From Bristol to Birmingham, fairs to pop-up shops, I love a good rummage and I'm always interested in a bit of up-cycling. On my trip to London last week my gorgeous friend Claire (the cutie in the hat in the pictures below) took me for a whizz around Brick Lane to see all the gorgeous, quirky shops.

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street style, Brick Lane, London, 1920s,
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Blitz London

Monday, 9 June 2014

LOVE SAVES THE DAY!

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A bit of a belated post on my lovely if hectic weekened at Love Saves the Day Festival a fortnight ago! Despite the slightly drizzly weather on Saturday I had a glorious weekend catching up with old friends and getting to know new ones. We boogied to some amazing music and somehow managed to drag ourselves out to after parties on both nights. It was also really lovely to see  so many gorgeous faces in my feather creations!

To top the weekend off the gorgeous Larissa who is pictured above was snapped by Grazia wearing one of my headdresses in their round-up of the events which I was very chuffed about as you can imagine!
Dulcie's Feathers, festival style, feather headdress, Love Saves the Day, Bristol
Dulcie's Feathers, festival style, feather headdress, Love Saves the Day, Bristol
Dulcie's Feathers, festival style, feather headdress, Love Saves the Day, Bristol
Dulcie's Feathers, festival style, feather headdress, Love Saves the Day, Bristol
Dulcie's Feathers, festival style, feather headdress, Love Saves the Day, Bristol
Dulcie's Feathers, festival style, feather headdress, Love Saves the Day, Bristol