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New Fashion Swing Dress Designs

These are my new designs for the fashion design competition at Chicstar.com. They have always favoured dresses and particularly of late rockabilly and swing/full skirted/sweep dresses so I made one general shape and added variations in colour and print. It’s a smart yet fun dress. Anyone can look at the competition entries on their website and members can submit designs, vote and wishlist them. Additionally, verified members (paypal address needed) can comment and bid on both design auctions and prototype auctions.

Note:
There are two types of design on Chicstar, original designs and alterations of designs that they have already made. Design auctions only take place on alterations.

Design auctions are where verified members conditionally bid on designs. When the auction is over Chicstar chooses which designs they will Accept to make into prototypes. Only the winning bidders on those Accepted auctions have to pay.

Prototype auctions are all ‘real’ auctions that take place when prototypes (of both Accepted original and altered designs) are available.

rockabilly swing 50s dress

rockabilly swing 50s dress

rockabilly swing 50s dress

rockabilly swing 50s dress

rockabilly swing 50s dress

rockabilly swing 50s dress

rockabilly swing 50s dress

Thanks for looking and I hope you like them!

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Black and Red Roses Vintage Inspired Dress

Hello all,

It’s been a long time since I entered the main design contest on Chicstar.com (more info HERE) and recently they gave a simple design spec for what they would like in new entries. It so happens that I have some old designs that I hadn’t got round to submitting and I thought I’d try my luck by entering one I did last Sept/Oct.

The current desired design spec is:

Chicstar_Current_Design_Requirements

My new entry is:

Bolero Vintage Inspired  Flared Insert Dress Roses 50s

This is a 50’s style knee length dress that appears like a dress and bolero but is really one piece. It has a high collar, 3/4 inch sleeves with turn-up style cuffs, a sweetheart bust shape and Black inserts (to match the top/bolero) in the skirt section. The should only be a slight amount of stretch to the fabric, if any.

It is a variation of a design that did quite well and got good feedback. I made it longer to be more practical and changed the print from the ones available HERE

The original dresses were these:

Jacquard Red Black Blue Rockabilly 50s Dress

Rockabilly 50's Leopard Pinstripe Polka Dot Spot Vintage Retro Dress

As blogged HERE

Fingers crossed that I do better this time and have my first success!

Fashion Giveaway… And the Winner is!

Congratulations

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Christina Brown

All the best Christina, enjoy your prizes! 😀

Thank you to everybody who participated in the giveaway and to dangerousfx.co.uk for sponsoring the prize!

It was a great month long event and as a gesture to all the readers who have not won but would still love the items they saw in store, dangerousfx have extended the 10% coupon FTP10 end date until the end of September 2012!

www.dangerousfx.co.uk 10% coupon

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Giveaway almost over – last chance to enter!

THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED – THE WINNER WILL ANNOUNCED SOON.

Hello all!

The Dangerousfx.co.uk giveaway is about to end on 31st July 2012, so this is a reminder to those who haven’t entered but would like to :-D. This is an international competition!

The prize consists of:

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To Enter:

Go to the competition post HERE

Leave a comment stating which is your favourite piece from dangerousfx.co.uk and why, and then Sign Up to this blog with your email by clicking on the little ‘Follow’ button on the bottom right corner of any page, or via your blog ID.

Full details and rules are on the competition page.

See you there! 😀

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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!

Gorgeous Giveaway! Gimme Gimme Gimme!

THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED – THE WINNER WILL ANNOUNCED SOON.

Who doesn’t love fashion contests? Well, I know I love them and so am proud to present to you this glamorous, international giveaway!

ONE lucky winner will receive TWO prizes, generously donated by the lovely people at www.dangerousfx.co.uk

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The winner will receive 1) £40 British pounds worth of store credit AND 2) a pair of delightful cubic zirconia drop earrings in a gorgeous presentation box as shown below:

WIN

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STYLE IDEAS:

Dangerousfx.co.uk offer a variety of clothing and accessories in standard and plus sizes, for women and men with an emphasis on gothic, pinup and rockabilly. Here are some examples of what you could buy:

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             www.dangerousfx.co.uk sailor nautical dresswww.dangerousfx.co.uk White Black Ruffle dress romperwww.dangerousfx.co.uk top-dress-polka

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www.dangerousfx.co.uk polka-rockabilly-50s-dress www.dangerousfx.co.uk petticoat-black-white

How to Enter:

1) Visit our lovely sponsor’s webstore, browse around and leave a comment back here on this post stating which is your favourite item, why, and for an extra smile – how you would style it in an outfit.

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2) Follow (subscribe) to this blog by email for non-bloggers through the little ‘follow’ icon on the bottom right of the screen, or through your blogger ID for bloggers.

Do both to qualify and that’s it! Nice and easy 😀

Rules:

1) This contest is open internationally.

2) One entry per person. No automated entries.

3) The end time is 31st July 2012, 23:59pm BST (that’s Greenwich Mean Time plus 1 hour). The winner will be announced shortly afterwards.

4) To win the contestant must leave a comment with the answer to the question given and subscribe to this blog.

5) The winner will receive their own personal store code with £40 credit, and a pair of cubic zirconia drop earrings (as pictured above) will added to their order in the post.

Why Wait?

Dangerousfx don’t like to leave anyone empty handed, to them everyone is a winner at heart and so they have given this exclusive discount code for all the lovely readers here to enjoy! If you’re anything like me, when you see something you love and have to have it right away, getting it with a coupon is the icing AND cherry on the cake.

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That’s all for now folks – Best of Luck to you all and enjoy!

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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!