Laura Ashley Exhibition Launch

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the Laura Ashley: The Romantic Heroine exhibition at Bath Fashion Museum, which opened with a wonderfully witty and informative speech by Felicity Green OBE, former fashion editor at the Daily Mirror, who, during the 1970s, astutely described the brand’s look as being one of ‘soft-core femininity’ and ‘Victorian type demureness’. Continue reading “Laura Ashley Exhibition Launch”

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Sewing Like it’s 1972

While I love perusing the glossy images in new sewing books, sometimes the oldies are the goodies – which is why I went straight to Amazon after reading Modflowers’s post on the Golden Hands Encyclopedia of Dressmaking and snapped up a copy for the bargain price of £3. Continue reading “Sewing Like it’s 1972”

Laura Ashley: The Romantic Heroine – Bath Fashion Museum

The Fashion MuseumPhoto credit: natalialopes / Foter.com / CC BY-NC

While countless fashion fads get retired to the sartorial scrap-heap, there are a chosen few that remain style staples. Romantic florals have been around for yonks, reigning supreme as the go-to print to wear at everything from summer barbecues to winter weddings – perhaps even more so now that vintage and thrift shopping is so in vogue. Continue reading “Laura Ashley: The Romantic Heroine – Bath Fashion Museum”