Fantastic dress designs inspired by flowers from Grace Ciao

A friend pointed me to this blog by Grace Ciao, a dress design artist / fasion illustrator who is inspired by flowers when generating her imaginative, elegant and oh so feminine dress designs of which i just had to share but a few.

Flambuoyant almost flamenco style dress based on the hybiscus flower.

This dress is made using lily petals.

Gorgeous colour for this rose inspired creation

Lovely pink dress inspired by the purple Ecuadorian Rose

A wedding dress creation

And another wedding dress design.

A creation based on the blue iris.

Some nice shoe designs from Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta is the legendary New York designer known for collections that evoke elegance and sophistication. His contemporary designs wow both editors and A-listers alike, while his impeccable tailoring, pretty blouses, feminine jackets, and fabulous jewelry make every woman feel beautiful.  Here are some examples of his shoe designs.

There Is No Place For Boredom – 10 Most Darring Shoes Of The Season


Some fabulous shoes at fabulous prices – way out of my pocket!  But then i can dream can’t i?  Obviously i need a sugar daddy!

Originally posted on A Stairway To Fashion:

The best way to put a spin on our day is to treat ourselves with a pair of fabulous shoes, and we do have plenty to choose from. In the current collections designers lure us with classic pumps in bright prints and eccentric motifs – Garphical hearts at Saint Laurent, stones at Miu Miu, floral motifs at MSGM and Dolce & Gabbana – before you 10 most trendy pairs from the online stores.

€ 485.00

495,00 €



€ 695.00

Nicholas Kirkwood at

VALENTINO GARAVANI at farfetch,com
804,00 €

€ 209.00

€ 569


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Some nice looks at nice prices!

I keep my eyes open for clothing that i like and would wear, all the time wishing i could afford to go out and buy the items i find.  However, my wardrobe is full and my purse is empty so i am beaten on both counts.  i desperately need a bigger wardrobe and also the time to go through the one i have and throw out some of the older, less fashionable items that i no longer wear.  Here below are a couple of looks that i would love to have and wear.

A-Line/Princess Sweetheart Knee-Length Organza Satin Cocktail Dress With Lace Sash Bow with Leatherette Stiletto Heel Pumps, Elegant Cotton With Flower Clutch/Shoulder Bag, Gorgeous Alloy With Rhinestone Ladies’ Jewelry Set and Shining Alloy/Rubber Rope Ladies’ Hair Jewelry

Pink is of course the favourite colour of all sissies and i am no exception. This look compiled by Chalany High Heels and JJ’s House is lovely.  JJ’s House stocks all of the items as follows:- Dress; Shoes, Clutch/shoulder bag, Jewelry and Hair Jewelry, and the look as a whole can be bought for $230.

This little black dress (LBD) from Birdsnest speaks for itself!

Textured fabric adds a modern touch to a classic LBD. This look from Birdsnest uses a textured panel dress from Rebecca Ruby as a canvas to show off the accessories which comprise Comet Heels from Bellini; Piccadilly Clutch Bag from Louenhide, a Tiger Tree heart and love necklace, floral laser cut earrings from Bec Stern and Cardovan natural lipstick from Karen Murrell.  The entire look can be bought for $289.

All i have to do now is begin saving!


Welcome Into The Beauty Land – Christian Louboutin Launches His Own Nail Polish Line


i can’t afford his shoes and at $50 apiece his nail polishes are extravagant also but his designs are brilliant and i have no doubt the nail polish will be up to the same standard – oh to be wealthy that i could afford such luxuries!

Originally posted on A Stairway To Fashion:

Christian Louboutin Nail Polish Line

Back in 1992, looking at one of his shoe sketch, Christian Louboutin, was disappointed that the actual shoe didn’t come out as colourful and bright as the original sketch, especially underneath, so, he took a bottle of nail polish from his assistant, who was yelling in protest, and his famous red soles were born.

Twenty two years later, the French footwear guru launches into the beauty world, with a collection of signature nail polishes in spiky bottles, strikingly tall just like his sexy heels.

The Rouge Louboutin nail enamel

Priced at 50$ the red shade – Rouge Louboutin – will go on sale at Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York, and on August 6, the same shade will arrive at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom and select Sephora stores, as for the other shades they will hit the stores on August 31

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