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Top 10 Spring/Summer Trends

This year on the catwalk we saw 

1. Sequins by Marc Jacobs and Versace

2. Mixed prints, Tartan, Checks and Plaid worn all together

3. Lots of Ruffles everywhere, on skirts, shirts and jackets

4. Cyber Sports, futuristic leisurewear

5. Tailored suits, especially in Pastel colours

6. Bum bags, I know, I don't think I will be following this trend

7. Vintage florals, small floral prints on Long Maxi dresses

8. Bright and bold colours

9. Big accessories, like earrings and sunglasses

10. Last but not least some lovely Cinderella Shoes, very sparkly and glamorous.

 

 

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Ladies Day at the Races

Below are a list of dates, for up and coming Race events all over the UK.

24th of February – Chepstow

14th of March – Cheltenham

13th of April – Aintree, Grand National

20th of April – Ayr, Scotland

6th of May - Wetherby

11th of May - Nottingham

12th of May – Lingfield Park

12th of May - Warwick

15th of May - Wincanton

17th of May – Perth

22nd of May - Huntingdon (evening)

28th of May – Kelso, Scotland

1st of June – Epsom Downs

2nd of June – Crowngate Ladies Day – Worcester

2nd of June – Musselburgh

3rd of June – Fakenham

14th of June – Uttoxeter – Ladies Evening

16th of June - Bath

21st of June – Ripon

21st of June - Ascot

21st ofJune - Chelmsford

23rd of June – Redcar

26th of June - Newton Abbot

29th of June - Chester

6th of July – Sandown Park

7th of July – Leicester

7th of July - Nottingham

12th of July – Newmarket

13th of July - Chepstow

13th of July - Chester

14th of July - Salisbury (evening)

18th of July – Great Yarmouth (evening)

21st of July – Market Rasen

July – Stratford upon Avon

 27th of July - Uttoxeter

28th of July – Newcastle

3rd of August – Bangor on Dee

8th of August – Pontefract

9th of August - Brighton

11th of August – Haydock Park

15th of August – Flemingate, Beverley Racecourse

17th of August - Catterick

18th of August – Bath

18th of August – Newbury

19th of August - Southwell

 21st of August – Newton Abbot (evening)

23rd of August – Fontwell Park

23rd of August – York

25th of August - Redcar

30th of August - Sedgefield

1st of September - Chester

8th of September – Thirsk

13th of September – Doncaster

21st of September – Ayr Racecourse

2nd of October - Doncaster

12th October - Newmarket

24th of November - Huntingdon

 

 

 

New 'How to make a fascinator tutorial'

Find out how to make your own saucer fascinator. Please click on the youtube link below.

YouTube Video

 

1920's Gatsby Dresses and Accessories

1920's themed parties seem to be very popular in 2017 and especially near the Christmas/New Years Eve time.

So I decided to find you and put together a few of the best (in my opinion) and reasonable priced items. Just click on the titles of the pictures to take you to the shop

Gatsby Dress 1  81eNYMam6OL._UY679_

Also available in other colours

41YHdDge8rL._SX342_Black 1920s Inspired Art Deco Sequin Fringed Cocktail Flapper Dress

Can you believe the dress above is only £24.99 and it's so classy you could just wear it even without going to a 1920's ball.

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61F45S0-goL._UX522_Headpiece and accessories

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61shThkjGyL._UX522_Fringed Tassel Dress Only £17.99

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71e6yXX5mAL._AC_UL200_SR154,200_kayamiya Women's Cocktail Dress

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61naNEY6vUL._UX522_Navy Blue Sequin Gatsby Maxi Long Evening Prom Dress £39.99

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DIY Ripped top

Click on the link below for a very easy ripped top tutorial

Ripped top

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DIY pencil skirt video

Another video has been uploaded to my youtube channel. This one is about making a very simple pencil skirt, it is so easy anyone can do it!

Please click on the link below to view

DIY pencil skirt

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H&M shop opening

So yesterday I went to the new shop opening of H&M (Hennes and Mauritz) in Bishops Stortford. It was fantastic! I found out about through the www.flyeronline.co.uk website and knew that if I was there before 11am, that the first 200 customers in the queue would receive a goody bag and 25% discount for that day.

The video below (just click on the link) is me in the queue and a reveal of what was in the exclusive goody bag!

H&M shopping trip

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I couldn't wait to write this blog today. I feel so excited about life right now (even though I've been awake since 3am, just too excited!!) I have a few things that I am working on at them moment, like new fascinator designs for Spring/Summer 2018, Vlogging on my youtube channel TwisTfashion5, uploading DIY videos and Fashion Inspiration. 

I absolutely love crafting so am very happy that I can share that with you guys and hopefully inspire you to make something too.

The best news is that I have become an affiliate partner with Amazon, which will mean that I will bring you fashion from High Street brands, sometimes discounted. I will do all the sifting through all the 1000's of different styles and brands to find you the best items.

Below are already some gorgeous items I have found. If you want to know more about the items or to buy, just click on the link and it will take you to Amazon.

Coast Azure Skirt51AwEXqpjML._SX342_

Coast Arles Dress41p8IgS0WL._SX342_

 

 

Runner up in the best dressed competition at the Autumn Dubai Future Champions Festival

What a weekend!! I still can't quite believe that I won second place in the ladies best dressed competition. To be selected in the first place is amazing but the prizes are just fantastic. So well worth entering next time!! The top 8 finalists received a goody bag from the bedford spa lodge hotel, which included, skin creams, little bottle of champagne, and a bag hanger!

Then as a runner up, I won a selection of chocolates from Chocolat, Perfume from the Bedford Lodge Hotel Spa, a beautiful clutch bag from Fairfax&Favor, a £250 voucher for Coast, a blowdry and treatment at a SeanHanna Salon and a voucher for a made to measure shirt from Wolf in Sheap's clothing.

The winner even won a spa break, a Jaguar Landrover for the weekend, a hat from Ana Bella Millinery, GHD's and many more amazing prizes.

 

Below is a picture of me (left: Fran Bradshaw) and the winner (Right: Emma Wakelin)

 

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My hat was obviously designed and made by me for TwisT fashion. The little fur collar is from Spitalfield Market. The Velvet Cape and matching Midi length skirt were also designed and made by me. The belt was from Primark and brown clutch bag Mulberry.

 

All the lovely prizes.

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Outfits for the Autumn Ladies Day at the Newmarket Races 

With less than 2 weeks to go till the Autumn Ladies Day at Dubai Future Champions Festival I should know exactly what I am wearing. Unfortunately I don't. So below are some of the options which would also be suitable for a winter wedding.

Asos has this gorgeous pale blue dazzler

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This Navy Lace dress is also totally gorgeous

IMG_4074 

 

Silkfred has some lovely styles and are very reasonably priced aswell

IMG_4114

 

Ted Baker always has some gorgeous items, they are a bit more expensive but very good quality

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Phase eight have a sale with up to 50% off some dresses

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Coast which also has a upto 50% off sale. Jumpsuit now £89

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I hope this was useful some how and if you still need tickets you can get them from  http://newmarket.thejockeyclub.co.uk

 

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The Balenciaga Exhibition at the V&A museum in London (near knightsbridge)

If there is one exhibition/show you go to, then I would really recommend this one at The V and A museum in London, hopefully you will be as inspired as I was.

There is even have a display from other well known designers (e.g. Oscar de la renta, Givenchy, Erdem and many more) at the end of the exhibition paying tribute to the amazing designer Cristobal Balenciaga. 

Mr Balenciaga was born in Spain in 1895 and passed away 1972. Other designers looked up to him and Christian Dior once said he is "the master of us all" 

 

 

IMG_2746

He liked to play with different shapes and silhouttes. He would start with the fabric and see how that would flow/shape around the body and let that dictate the design, rather than starting with a sketch and then choosing the fabric. 

 

IMG_2748 These may look like simple dresses but as you can see from the Xray behind they have a lot of corsetry and work underneath.

 

IMG_2751

 

IMG_2757He would design from head to toe. Some beautiful millinery on display.

IMG_2758This sequin material is my favourite and totally handmade.

To create this gradiated design, the embroiderer would build up layers of beading on a piece of silk organza and dip-dye it in pink. 

IMG_2771

 

Below are some designs from other fashion designers as a tribute to Balenciaga

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IMG_2773          IMG_2777

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Love this very elegant Yves Saint Laurent sequin feather dress, this would be perfect for a 1920's gatsby themed party.

The two dresses in the background are by Givenchy.

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The Best Dressed on Ladies Day at Newmarket Races

What a fantastic day yesterday was! If you like dressing up or fashion in general then this is the place to go. I saw so many fantastic outfits, that I knew this years 'Best Dressed Lady' was going to be very difficult for the judges to decide on. 

Below are 9 of the finalists with all very different outfits and headpieces in a big array of colours 

 

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With over 1600 contestants that entered the competition there were bound to be some fantastic outfits that I thought were styled very well from head to toe that did not make the top 10 on stage.

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A great selection of fascinators in the audience that were watching the winner being announced in the Best Dressed Competition.

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Three lovely ladies enjoying themselves.

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Another lady that had just entered the competition

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IMG_1992

 

 

 

DIY lace jeans

If you like making fashion items and accessories, then you have to take a look at our channel. We are aiming at uploading a NEW video of what we have created every week. Hopefully these clips will inspire you or teach you things you never knew.

The latest DIY I have done is to upcycle a pair of old ripped jeans, by distressing them further and making them pretty with lace, as this is bang on trend at the moment.

Please take a look at the tutorial below. If you don't want to miss our next create, you can either subscribe to the channel, or like our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/twistfashion.uk

 

App

 

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Runner up in the best dressed competition at the Autumn Dubai Future Champions Festival

What a weekend!! I still can't quite believe that I won second place in the ladies best dressed competition. To be selected in the first place is amazing but the prizes are just fantastic. So well worth entering next time!! The top 8 finalists received a goody bag from the bedford spa lodge hotel, which included, skin creams, little bottle of champagne, and a bag hanger!

Then as a runner up, I won a selection of chocolates from Chocolat, Perfume from the Bedford Lodge Hotel Spa, a beautiful clutch bag from Fairfax&Favor, a £250 voucher for Coast, a blowdry and treatment at a SeanHanna Salon and a voucher for a made to measure shirt from Wolf in Sheap's clothing.

The winner even won a spa break, a Jaguar Landrover for the weekend, a hat from Ana Bella Millinery, GHD's and many more amazing prizes.

 

Below is a picture of me (left: Fran Bradshaw) and the winner (Right: Emma Wakelin)

 

IMG_4273

My hat was obviously designed and made by me for TwisT fashion. The little fur collar is from Spitalfield Market. The Velvet Cape and matching Midi length skirt were also designed and made by me. The belt was from Primark and brown clutch bag Mulberry.

 

All the lovely prizes.

 IMG_4314

 

Outfits for the Autumn Ladies Day at the Newmarket Races 

With less than 2 weeks to go till the Autumn Ladies Day at Dubai Future Champions Festival I should know exactly what I am wearing. Unfortunately I don't. So below are some of the options which would also be suitable for a winter wedding.

Asos has this gorgeous pale blue dazzler

IMG_4077

This Navy Lace dress is also totally gorgeous

IMG_4074 

 

Silkfred has some lovely styles and are very reasonably priced aswell

IMG_4114

 

Ted Baker always has some gorgeous items, they are a bit more expensive but very good quality

IMG_4071

 

Phase eight have a sale with up to 50% off some dresses

IMG_4112

 

Coast which also has a upto 50% off sale. Jumpsuit now £89

IMG_4113

I hope this was useful some how and if you still need tickets you can get them from  http://newmarket.thejockeyclub.co.uk

 

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The Balenciaga Exhibition at the V&A museum in London (near knightsbridge)

If there is one exhibition/show you go to, then I would really recommend this one at The V and A museum in London, hopefully you will be as inspired as I was.

There is even have a display from other well known designers (e.g. Oscar de la renta, Givenchy, Erdem and many more) at the end of the exhibition paying tribute to the amazing designer Cristobal Balenciaga. 

Mr Balenciaga was born in Spain in 1895 and passed away 1972. Other designers looked up to him and Christian Dior once said he is "the master of us all" 

 

 

IMG_2746

He liked to play with different shapes and silhouttes. He would start with the fabric and see how that would flow/shape around the body and let that dictate the design, rather than starting with a sketch and then choosing the fabric. 

 

IMG_2748 These may look like simple dresses but as you can see from the Xray behind they have a lot of corsetry and work underneath.

 

IMG_2751

 

IMG_2757He would design from head to toe. Some beautiful millinery on display.

IMG_2758This sequin material is my favourite and totally handmade.

To create this gradiated design, the embroiderer would build up layers of beading on a piece of silk organza and dip-dye it in pink. 

IMG_2771

 

Below are some designs from other fashion designers as a tribute to Balenciaga

IMG_2772

 

IMG_2773          IMG_2777

IMG_2779

IMG_2780

Love this very elegant Yves Saint Laurent sequin feather dress, this would be perfect for a 1920's gatsby themed party.

The two dresses in the background are by Givenchy.

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The Best Dressed on Ladies Day at Newmarket Races

What a fantastic day yesterday was! If you like dressing up or fashion in general then this is the place to go. I saw so many fantastic outfits, that I knew this years 'Best Dressed Lady' was going to be very difficult for the judges to decide on. 

Below are 9 of the finalists with all very different outfits and headpieces in a big array of colours 

 

IMG_2026

With over 1600 contestants that entered the competition there were bound to be some fantastic outfits that I thought were styled very well from head to toe that did not make the top 10 on stage.

IMG_1967

 

 

IMG_2039

 

A great selection of fascinators in the audience that were watching the winner being announced in the Best Dressed Competition.

IMG_2007

 

Three lovely ladies enjoying themselves.

IMG_2011

 

Another lady that had just entered the competition

IMG_1971

 

IMG_1992

 

 

 

DIY lace jeans

If you like making fashion items and accessories, then you have to take a look at our channel. We are aiming at uploading a NEW video of what we have created every week. Hopefully these clips will inspire you or teach you things you never knew.

The latest DIY I have done is to upcycle a pair of old ripped jeans, by distressing them further and making them pretty with lace, as this is bang on trend at the moment.

Please take a look at the tutorial below. If you don't want to miss our next create, you can either subscribe to the channel, or like our facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/twistfashion.uk

 

App

 

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