Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Bristol Fashion Week Spring Summer 2015

Tara, me, Karen, Amie, Kelly 

At the end of March I went down to Cribbs Causeway to cover Bristol Fashion Week for Bristol24/7. Somehow it was my first time ever at BFW... It's definitely a rite of passage for bloggers from the South West so don't ask me how I've managed to always miss them!

I spotted some blogger pals I hadn't seen in a long while on the way into the pavilion and it was nice to catch up over some fancy fruit juices at the 'M&S departure lounge' while we queued for our seats. A colourful mishmash of dance and high street fashion, with models of all ages, BFW certainly doesn't have the same pretence as normal fashion weeks... and this season's holiday themed extravaganza was no exception.

It was hosted by the hilarious Mark Heyes and, this year, the ever eye rolling Lucy Watson from Made in Chelsea. Most of the high street looks don't tend to be my thing, but I really love how BFW caters for everybody, from adorable kids jumping about in summer dresses to older ladies looking more elegant than I could ever hope to!
After watching the show and collecting our bursting goodie bags we headed to Marks and Spencer's  where a blogger after party had been put on. I'll admit I was a bit skeptical when someone said it was in their changing rooms (!?) but wow what a lovely space it was! We were treated to a lot of v. nice nibbles (so much cheese.) and champagne as well as fancy hand massages, it was all pretty lovely. 

Sunday, 19 April 2015

peacock feathers and pom poms.

Took snaps of some new headdresses yesterday, they're looking pretty great if I do say so myself...! You can also have a sneaky peek at my new tiny tiny fringe haha. Keep an eye on the shop for the new headpieces as well as some fabulous capes which my friend Lucie has been making.

This morning I'm off to a #LauraAshleyCrafts event, will be nice to see some blogger pals and hopefully be cheered up about how I missed glastonbury tickets again this morning...


Thursday, 9 April 2015

eat : breakfast at bills


Easter weekend this year was a very mixed and busy one for me... I worked lots glittering faces at club nights, had my phone stolen on Park Street (!), did some flyering around town, drank incredible homemade cherry gin cocktails, ate a banging veggie roast at The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, went to a techno night in an art gallery and basked in the glooooorious sunshine on Monday. Phew!

This week life has chilled out a bit and consists mainly of work with a little bit of play. My dad stayed at mine last night, on his way to visit our family up North, and this morning he treated me to a pre-work breakfast at Bill's

I'd never eaten at Bill's before and, as I walk past the one on The Triangle nearly every day, I was keen to try it out. We loved its chilled atmosphere and the great attention to detail in the decor. I opted for Eggs Florentine whilst my dad went for Eggs Benedict and we shared a pot of Earl Grey. It was all served suuuuper speedily by our lovely waitress, definitely ideal since I had to be at work afterwards!

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

spring has sprung!

How is it March already? It feel like I've barely finished digesting my Christmas dinner but the sun is already peeking out and festival planning is well underway. I've not mentioned it yet but I deferred university in January to focus on other projects, so until September when I start again I'm no longer a student! Instead I have been working at the Clifton Observatory and doing work experience at Bristol24/7 which has been keeping me super busy.

Today I've had a spring clean of my Dulcie's Feathers Facebook page and started planning and creating this summer's collection which will be up on ASOS Marketplace by April. It's inspired by Gods and Godesses so expect more embellishment than ever before with exotic trims from all around the world, bright jewel tones, lots of different textures and of course lashings of sequins.


I stumbled across these lovely photos taken by one of my customers last summer, this was one of my largest creations to date and these pictures are making me dream of fields even more...! So far I've got Love Saves the Day, Meadows in the Mountains, Lovebox, Secret Garden Party & Shambala in my festival calendar, have any of you got summer plans?


Friday, 6 February 2015

Glitzpiration : glitter makeup looks


So as you know may know glitter is actually my job, or at least the act of putting it on other people's faces is! Although I've been doing it for quite a while I still love new inspiration. These are some slightly more subtle looks (subtle for me anyway!) that you could wear on any night out, I love holographic/irridescent glitter to add subtle shimmering colour and the delicate star sequins are beautiful. There are some seriously great metallic eyebrow looks on here too, I got the fantasy eyeliner from Lush for Christmas, it's an excellent way to get a bit of metallic into your look without glitter.

Visit our page on Facebook, Shiny Happy People, to see where we'll be glittering next!
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