Category Archives: Fashion

Fashion plays a huge part in everyday life and inspiration for so many of us. Fashion is the starting point which fabric, colours, prints, accessories etc give ideas for new products and collections throughout so many industries. These then filter through to the interior market then into weddings and parties. Although it can take a few years for fashion trends to take off in the wedding market as brides need to feel they are not doing some very daring!

Prêt-à-Portea Fashion Afternoon Tea – Berkeley London

 

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I  was lucky enough to be treated to a girlie day out, by one of my best friends this week, for an early Birthday Celebration.

We had the most fantastic day – it started with viewing the Alexander Mcqueen – Savage Beauty Exhibition at the V&A Museum in London.  This was an impressive exhibition which told the story of the fashion journey of Mcqueen’s work.  It was great to be able to see so many iconic pieces close up, and understand a little more about the late designer and the inspiration behind his world renowned fashion collections.

Tip:  You need to book this exhibition and be allocated a time slot.

Then on for a real girlie treat – afternoon tea with a twist at the 5 star Berkeley London Hotel.

From the minute we arrived, we were greeted with a smile and all staff were friendly and knowledgeable.  The fashioned themed afternoon tea did not disappoint either – you could order as much as you wanted from the fabulous selection of canapés, sandwiches and cake creations.  Oh and not forgetting a choice of tea!

“Prêt-à-Portea adds a creative twist to the classic elements of the traditional English afternoon tea with cakes and pastries resembling the latest catwalk designs for the style conscious.”

The Berkeley London designer afternoon tea, Prêt-à-Portea, is inspired by the themes and colours of the fashion world. The menu is transformed every six months to follow the changing seasons in fashion.”

My favourite was definitely the themed cakes and biscuits in a smorgasbord of shapes, colours, flavours and textures inspired by famous fashion designers.  We were like children in a sweet shop and couldn’t decide what to try first, of course we ordered everything twice!!

To celebrate the launch of the Mcqueen exhibition the afternoon tea included two of his most famous iconic designs to the cake collection.  “The ‘armadillo’ shoes are transformed into a a heeled chocolate biscuit whilst the much adored feather Butterfly Hat by Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer Collection in 2008 is reinvented as a deliciously dark chocolate mousse with a chocolate miroir and delicate red sugar butterflies.”

FASHIONISTA’S TEA INCLUDES

A collection of cakes and fancies in the colours of the fashion season and in the style of the world’s finest designers.

Mathew Williamson sequin macaroon with Mont Blanc cream ganache and psychedelic swirl of black & whiteJimmy Choo monochrome chic Cayla zebra print bag in Dulcey chocolate moelleux topped with a rainbow of meringue drops
Moschino’s quirky ‘Yellow M’ handbag of blood orange victoria sponge swathed in red quilted chocolate
Charlotte Olympia ‘Sarah’ knee high dark chocolate biscuit boot covered in sultry scarlet and blackDiane von Fürstenberg’s iconic golden gown ginger biscuit with a sprinkling of sparkle highlighting 40 years of Hollywood glamourChistopher Kane silk-organza peanut sponge cake and Poire William brandy mousse with delicate pink meringue layering Manish Arora pink lady apple, cassis jelly and crème de Menthe mousse crowned with a marzipan Candyland apple capValentino’s sexy sixties mini dress chocolate tartellette filled with caramelia cremeux, whipped ganache with red and pink chocolate polka dotsDolce and Gabbana’s whimsical night owl with blackcurrant bavarois and star anis pannacotta savouring the designers’ Sicilian forest fantasy

Tip:  Book this early to avoid disappointment!

I would highly recommend this for any special occasion, a birthday, baby shower, hen celebration, any fashion lover or just an excuse to get together for a girlie catch up with a cuppa and cake!

http://www.the-berkeley.co.uk/fashion-afternoon-tea

By Nicola Briginshaw

Creative Director – Fuschia – www.fuschiadesigns.co.uk

 

 

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New Colours for Spring / Summer 2015

We were excited to see a bright selection of colours being showcased at London Fashion Week.

Key colours for spring / summer weddings 2015For Spring / Summer; blues, greens, yellows and oranges will certainly be a popular choice.  We expect to see this filter through into wedding styling.

These en trend colours didn’t come as too much as a surprise to us at Fuschia.  We have lots of bookings for summer weddings next year with our canary yellow and electric blue chair cover sashes.

Fuschia chair covers with electric blue sashWe are now in the process of designing new wedding stationery and favours to colour co-ordinate with our chair sashes.

http://www.fuschiadesigns.co.uk

Designing new Wedding and Celebration Collections

Pantone colour swatches

With London Fashion week starting today, we are excited to see what new colours and trends will be coming through for 2015.

Over the next week we are choosing our key colours to create new stationery and favours for our 2015 Fuschia customers.

We are also always on the look out for new trends for chair covers….so watch this space!

http://www.fuschiadesigns.co.uk

New! Colour Palette from Fuschia for Weddings

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With London Fashion week approaching this week we are all very excited to see what new colours and trends will be emerging for 2015.

With this in mind, we have just launched the new Fuschia Colour Palette for 2014 / 2015.  These colours are available for chair cover sashes, table runners, wedding stationery, table decor and favours.

Our ivory lace and hessain chair bows for vintage and rustic style weddings have been a great success since we showcased these at recent wedding fayres, events and studio appointments.

To view the colours of chair cover sashes contact us for a free sample on:

 info@fuschiadesigns.co.uk

Honeymoon Makeup for Fasionista Brides, Guerlain by Emilio Pucci

Images courtesy of Gueralin

As a huge fan and collector of anything Pucci we were so excited when a girlfriend tipped us off about the new Emilio Pucci makeup collaboration with Gueralin.

This collection is called “Terra Azzurra Summer 2012” which has been inspired by the Italian Riviera.  So there is no surprise that the colour palette for this designer cosmetic collection boasts earthy terracotta and mediterranean tones.

Images courtesy of Gueralin

The complete collection consists of bronzing powder and blush, 4 colours of eyeshadow, kohl eyeliner, mascara, terracotta lip gloss and two nail colours.   A must have for any Pucci collector is the blush brush which can be kept safe in the stunning original fabric Pucci print pouch.

Images courtesy of Gueralin

These are a must have for your honeymoon hand luggage to give you that extra special glow!  Also your new hubby won’t bat an eye lid as considerably cheaper than an item of clothing or hand bag!

These are limited edition so don’t miss out, these should be available at Selfridges, Harrods and Harvey Nichols.

Images courtesy of H&M

To complete your honeymoon look we recommend packing a couple of different style dresses which will look stunning with the new Pucci makeup collection.  Two of our favourite are from H&M in blues and aquas and at the bargain price of £7.99 and £19.99.

http://www.hm.com/gb/product/01928?article=01928-A

Then with a splash of Miss Pucci perfume your good to go and in the mood for your magical get away!

For more detailed information on the Pucci and Gueralin makeup collection check out this great website:

http://www.makeup.becomegorgeous.com/makeup_products/guerlain_by_emilio_puc-ii_terra_azzurra_summer_2012_makeup-7267.html

Celebrity Birthdays in May

Image courtesy of http://www.kylie.com/fashion/2012/

Nicola our Creative Director at Fuschia celebrates her birthday at the end of May so we thought we would look at some celebrities who celebrate their Birthdays in May too.

Lily Alen, David Beckham, Adele, Janet Jackson, Pierce Brosnon, Joan Collins and Kylie Minogue to name a few!

We will do some research and see if we can find out what they did to celebrate to give you some inspiration, so watch this space!

We love the photo of Kylie as she is dressed in Pucci.  To find out more about Kylie’s fashion view her website at http://www.kylie.com/fashion/2012/ we thought this was very apt with the new launch of Pucci makeup with Gueralin.

We know what will be on Nicola’s Birthday List!

If you have a birthday in May, let us know by commenting on this blog how you will be celebrating!

Jean Paul Gaultier Diet Coke Bottles – Limited Edition

Three Designs in this collection

Images courtesy of: http://www.harveynichols.com/food-wine/categories/exclusive-1.html

Here at the Fuschia studio we were very excited to have received our delivery of the designer diet coke bottles which went on sale last week.

We are a big fan of the designer collaborations which diet coke has done over the years and have a gorgeous collection in our design studio.

If you are in the process of party planning these low calorie drinks are just so on trend to serve to your guests.

We are sure these will get your party popping – just don’t delay as these are limited edition!

The last diet coke bottles to be designed were by the fantastic fashion design guru Karl Largerfeld, no surprising why these are one of our favourites, as there pink!