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Ballet and Holmes? I Like Quirky Combinations :)

Hiya all! 😀

Here are the last two pics that I’ve taken recently whilst wearing Chicstar clothing. The first pic features elegant wide leg pants, and a faux corset top from Next clearance.

The second pic features a unique pinstripe and ruffle skirt with lace-up ties on the side matched with a pinstripe peplum blouse I got from a cute little discount boutique I found.

Hope you like them!

The statue is one of my favourites in London; she looks a little lonely and strangely situated but I love her 🙂 The items I’m wearing include a floral embroidered Silver/Black corset style top with chiffon sleeves from Next.co.uk. I was a new customer so got a discount and the top was already on clearance sale so double the savings! The trousers are from Chicstar.com and are in the beautiful wide leg flowing style made in stretchy fabric. Unfortunately they are now discontinued.

At a very quaint specialty museum – small but very detailed 🙂 The Sherlock Holmes Museum can be found at 221b Baker Street (of course! 😀 ) London, UK. They have the best gift shop I’ve ever been into at an attraction, the gifts are very thoughtful, decorative and fun. I bought a an excellent detective board game (up to 4 players)!

The skirt I’m wearing is a fabulous couture design from Chicstar.com, it costs $59.95 and $65.95 in plus size. It also comes in Black fabric with Red stripes.

Here is the shop photo:

Stripe Pinstripe Gypsy Swag Lace Skirt

New Photo Competition Entries

Namaste! 😀

Its been a while but here are my latest fashion/customer photo entries for Chicstar Competition 3 – posting a pic of yourself or someone you know wearing an item of Chicstar clothing. If you like them please click on the pics, which will take you to their ChicStar pages and why not take a look at the other entries. Perhaps even get involved yourself; it’s a great way of getting discounted clothing, it can be fun and it’s also nice to see the clothing on different people.

Tip – you get $10 for entry into the contest and could win an extra $100.

Chicstar Black Satin Sweetheart Corset Frill Peplum Top

Black Satin Sweetheart Corset-Style Frill Peplum Top

Chicstar Black Gothic Goth Lace Up Jacquard Sleeveless Top

Black Gothic/Goth Lace Up Jacquard Top

Chicstar Black Sweetheart Velvet Jacket Coat

Black Velvet Sweetheart Bust Jacket/Coat

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New Design Edits by Request! Part 1

Hello everyone! *Waves enthusiastically* 😀

I had a great response to the first set of my latest designs which can be seen HERE  and are still be voted on. I had some requests to make a version with a shorter length for more everyday wear and you can see them below. I hope you like them!

All of these designs are entered in ‘Competition 1 – submitting original designs’ at chicstar.com and if you like them or want to see what other people are saying click the pics and maybe vote. You can also view my past designs by clicking my name on any of the ChicStar pages.

Many of my new designs utilize custom prints submitted by members for the Print Competition, there are many gorgeous submissions to choose from!

Remember there are many awesome designs submitted to Chicstar, and we’d (designers) love your feedback.

Black Hi-Low Hem Coat Dress

This dress has the benefit of a formal yet dressy full length blazer style coat, over a cute/hot mini dress. Sexy whilst smart and with coverage. The dress buttons up at the front (matching buttons on the cuffs), as seen on the outer layer (on the bust there should be discreet hooks), that way the dress can be either stepped into or put on over the head. In terms of fabric – the sweetheart bust is a faux bust, it’s not a full top underneath. It’s just two front pieces sewn to the inner side of the ‘outer coat’ to make it look like an inner layer. This way it’s all really one layer and doesn’t get hot. The skirt is sewn under the the seam for the peplum section, that way there won’t be more than one visible seam. The lower section of the coat dress is draped. I would like shoulder pads if CS has them, I think they would add to the formal basis of this design and keep the arms straight as well as wide enough for those concerned about their upper arms. They could also be easily be removed.

Black White Music Musical Notes Score Melody Coat Dress

Black White Music Musical Notes Score Melody Coat Dress Hi-Low Hem

Black Brown Steampunk Print Hi-Low Hem Coat Dress

Black White Tuxedo Hi-Low Hem Coat Dress

Purple Lilac Print Hi-Low Hem Coat Dress

Black Red Hi-Low Hem Coat Dress

Black Zebra Animal Print Hi-Low Hem Coat Dress

Black Leopard Animal Print Hi-Low Hem Coat Dress

Next post – edits of my boho maxi dress 😀

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Current Fashion Designs – Going for the dramatic!

G’day everybody! 😀

Here are my current fashion designs being voted on at Chicstar.com in Competition 1 – submitting original designs. If you like them or want to see what other people are saying click the pics and maybe vote. You can also view my past designs by clicking my name on any of the ChicStar pages.

Many of my new designs utilize custom prints submitted by members for the Print Competition, there are many gorgeous submissions to choose from!

Remember there are many awesome designs submitted to Chicstar, and we’d (designers) love your feedback. Also, if you see anything you’d like to buy here’s a great 30% discount code for you, type WINNER into the coupon box on your order at checkout and viola!

Black Coat Dress

This dress has the benefit of a formal yet dressy full length blazer style coat, over a cute/hot mini dress. Sexy whilst smart and with coverage. The dress buttons up at the front (matching buttons on the cuffs), as seen on the outer layer (on the bust there should be discreet hooks), that way the dress can be either stepped into or put on over the head. In terms of fabric – the sweetheart bust is a faux bust, it’s not a full top underneath. It’s just two front pieces sewn to the inner side of the ‘outer coat’ to make it look like an inner layer. This way it’s all really one layer and doesn’t get hot. The skirt is sewn under the the seam for the peplum section, that way there won’t be more than one visible seam. The lower section of the coat dress is draped. I would like shoulder pads as I think they would add to the formal basis of this design and keep the arms straight as well as wide enough for those concerned about their upper arms. They could also be easily be removed.

Black White Contrast Coat Dress

Black Green Floral Coat Dress

White Green Floral Coat Dress

Black White Contrast Floral Coat Dress

Black White Contrast Floral Coat Peplum Dress

Black White Contrast Floral Coat Peplum Dress

Black White Contrast Floral Coat Peplum Dress

Black White Contrast Floral Coat Peplum Dress

Black White Contrast Zebra Animal Print Coat Peplum Dress

Black White Contrast Zebra Animal Print Coat Peplum Dress

Black White Contrast Leopard Animal Print Coat Peplum Dress

Black White Contrast Leopard Animal Print Coat Peplum Dress

That’s all for now folks, thank you so much for visiting. Adieu!

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New Designs! Here Comes the Sun – Set 3!

Please allow me to introduce you to the final design and the variations in this series, numero 3!

Remember there are many awesome designs submitted to Chicstar, and we’d (designers) love your feedback.  Also, if you see anything you’d like to buy here’s a great 30% discount code for you, type WINNER into the coupon box on your order at checkout and viola!

Floral Peplum Dress Rose and White Red Pink

This is a peplum dress with a twist. The ‘top’ section is made of two pieces, front and back with the back being partially visible at the front via the left shoulder. This gives a contrasting look. Also – the peplum hip hemline is assymetric so higher on the left side and lower on the right side – that allows the underneath side of the fabric to be shown, this continues the contrasting look. The skirt section is knee length and has a slit/split at the back for ease of walking. There are three decorative bows on the back over the zip (I felt a zip would be easier than buttons).

 Floral Peplum Dress Full Roses Pink Red White DesignPeplum Dress White and Floral Roses Red White Bodice PinkPeplum Dress Checkerboard Check Cherry Black & WhitePeplum Dress Check Cherry & Black WhitePeplum Dress CheckCherry & B/WPeplum Dress Mainly Black with Checkerboard Check CherriesPeplum Dress White with Check CherriesPeplum Dress Hearts Red and Black DesignPeplum Dress Red Hearts Black BodicePeplum Dress Black with Red Hearts DesignPeplum Dress Red Skirt Black and Hearts BodicePeplum Dress White and BlackPeplum Dress Black on White Contrast DesignPeplum Dress Blue Jacquard BrocadePeplum Dress Red Jacquard Brocade DesignPeplum Dress Black with Contrast DesignThat’s all for now folks, thank you so much for visiting. Adieu!

Fashion Designs – Polka and Stripe Love!

Hello fashion lovers! 😀

These are my latest fashion designs being voted on at Chicstar.com in Competition 1 – submitting original designs. If you like them or want to see what other people are saying click the pics and maybe vote 🙂 You can also view my past designs by clicking my name on any of the ChicStar pages.

Remember there are many awesome designs submitted to Chicstar, and we’d (designers) love your feedback. Also, if you see anything you’d like to buy here’s a great 30% discount code for you, type WINNER into the coupon box on your order at checkout and viola!

Thank you!

Jacket with White faux shirtfront, bow tie and 3/4 turn-up sleeves. The main body is either polka or pnstripe. The buttons on the front are functional and White for the Polka versions (drawn in Black for illustration purposes only) and Black for the pinstripe version. The buttons on the sleeves are decorative. The jackets are hip length and peplum style/cut.

An all-in-one dress that looks like a skirt, jacket and blouse but this saves the trouble and expense! The dress has a White faux shirtfront with White bow tie, peplum pinstripe faux jacket layer with White turn-up 3/4 sleeves and matching pinstripe skirt section. The dress has functional buttons down the front which are Black and decorative ones on the turn-up sleeves. There should be a small slit at the back for ease of walking.

Same as above but with polka dot/spot top and plain bottom.

Polka swing dress with faux shirtfront, bow tie and functional buttons down to the waist (the buttons are White but just drawn Black for illustration purposes). The sleeves are 3/4 length with turn-ups and decorative White buttons. The sash belt is White and detachable for perfect fit.

This dress comes in either Black/White stripe or Black/Grey pinstripe fabric and is in swing style. It has a faux shirtfront with bow tie and 3/4 sleeves with turn-ups. The buttons on the front are functional and the buttons on the sleeves are decorative – all buttons are Black. There are sewn on belt sashes on the back of the waist that can be tied for the perfect fit. The belt sash pieces are made of the same fabric as the dress and are only sewn on to the back, the belt cannot be seen on the front of the dress.