It's not clear how or when the term Flapper first wound its way into the American vernacular. The expression probably originated in pre war England. According to a 1920's fashion writer, "flapper" initially described the sort of teenage girl whose gawky frame and posture were "supposed to need a certain type of clothing-long, straight lines to cover her awkwardness-and the stores advertised these gowns as "flapper-dresses."

About Me

Braintree, Essex, United Kingdom
I am a mature student,in my final year studying for a BA Hons in Fashion and Textiles. I have two children who give me lots of encouragement. They are both studying, one is currently at home and other living in London, but with whom I speak daily. I have a love of anything from the 1920's and have recently read a book that had the title "Flapper." The author was Joshua Zeitz and I found it to be an entertaining read. This is where I got the idea for the title for my Blog, Girlish Delights in Barrooms.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Exhibiting at the Knitting and Stitching shows in London and Dublin.

I have just got back from Dublin where I had a great experience exhibiting my work with the Embroiderers Guild. The Irish people made me feel extremely welcome and they seemed very interested in my work. This experience has given me the confidence to talk about my work with others. They were very appreciative of the work that was involved in designing and making my collection. I felt that they were more receptive than maybe the people who had seen the work at Ally Pally and it wasn't just the younger viewers who expressed their views. There were many older viewers who showed their interest and wanted to share their thoughts with you.
I found the whole experience much less stressful than at Ally Pally, we were very lucky to have a much bigger space than we had had in London and we were able to sit away from our work allowing the viewer to walk around the work without feeling as if they were intruding.
I am looking foward to Harrogate now, it will be intersting to see how it, if at all, differs from the first two venues.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Fashion show-Vendome Mayfair.

I have been asked by Fashion Babylon.com to be part of their catwalk fashion show being held this Friday 1st October, at a club called Vendome in Mayfair, London just opposite the Ritz hotel. I'm very excited and just a bit nervous having never done one before. I have been asked if I would auction off some of my pieces shown on the catwalk. This will be an excellent opportunity for me to see if my work is commercial enough and gage people's reaction to my work. If anyone's interested in comming to see the show in can get tickets from www.fashionbabylon.com

Friday, 24 September 2010

Embroiderers' Guild

My graduation collection has been selected by the Embroiderers' Guild to be part of their Graduate showcase which will be shown at the Knitting and Stitching shows in October and November. The events organisers are Creative Exhibitions Ltd and can be contacted at www.twistedthread.com

The shows will be held at the following venues:

Alexandra Palace, London-7th-10th October.
RDS, Dublin-28th-31st October.
Harrogate International Centre-25th-28th November.

I am really excited to have been selected. It will give me another excellent opportunity to show my collection to members of the public as well as key journalists, interior designers and buyers from specialist stores. Over all 100,000 people are expected to visit these shows!

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

"Sophisticated Elegance,Contemporary Twist."

"Sophisticated Elegance, Contemporary Twist."

"Sophisticated Elegance, Contemporary Twist."

"Sophisticated Elegance, Contemporary Twist."