Tuesday, 20 January 2009

White tie? - formal wear for men

I was asked to make a white tie set in time for the inaugural ball - but what is 'white tie' etiquette? I thought I better do some research before I started and this is what I found out.

Formal evening dress is strictly regulated, and properly comprising:
Black tailcoat with silk (ribbed or satin) facings, sharply cut-away at the front Black trousers with a single stripe of satin or braid in the US White stiff-fronted cotton piqué shirt White stiff-winged collar White bow tieWhite low-cut waistcoat (vest) (usually cotton piqué, matching the bow tie and shirt)
'Your jacket should be a tailcoat - it must have a cut front that reaches to your waist and there should not be any part of the white vest underneath showing below the front. These coats have a split in the tail and often buttons on either side. The tails at the rear should not fall below your knees. The lapels (peaked) of the jacket should be covered with silk, or even better with grosgrain'

Sunday, 18 January 2009

free dresses at sf design

it may still be winter but snowdrops and primroses have been around here since early january, they inspired me to make some whimsical little dresses - find primrose FREE at innisfree and lotus and snowdrop FREE at high society penryn or lotus the landmarks are inside for the other one when u find one.
You're looking for snowdrop or primrose cut outs in the ladies dept - and sorry guys u'll have to drag the women there cos theyre no trans.
I'm wearing them with some beautifully detailed jewelry Alyssa Bijoux sent me, tiny flower decorate the necklace and matching earrings, she really knows how to make feminine and delicate accessories.

Monday, 12 January 2009

sf design celestial

A while back i was asked to create the celestial tux in purple for a wedding - it wasnt long before a female customer asked for the accompanying purple gown and the silver which was also missing from the matching sets. Apologies for taking my time but here are the missing gowns, so now the celestial tux and gown are available in 7 colours altogether at the formal branch of SF Design- High Society.

Sunday, 11 January 2009

mens winter separates

The winter 08 set is now available in separates by customer request so that you can mix and match.
6 colours of the chenile sweater - I've added blue and orange.
4 colours of plaid belted pants,
4 winter suede jackets with flexi option and sheepskin collars and cuffs - I've added a new leather edition jacket with all the same options. All items are mod/trans but you are welcome to im me for copy/mod versions on request.