Sunday, September 30, 2012

Trunk Show display.

Contemporary jewellery.

Contemporary jewellery is key in today's fashion.Statement pieces are all in Vogue. One company that's very on trend is Stella and Dot. They are an American Company which sell via an online store and Stylists who show samples at trunk shows. The link below explains more.

Stella and Dot.

Stella And Dot.

If you have not heard of Stella and Dot then you have now. A designer lead jewellery range.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Check out my new AVON eBrochure!

Check out my new AVON eBrochure!: Hi Everyone! Here's a sneak peak at some of the latest products available in my Avon eBrochure. Be sure to click

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Monday, October 18, 2010

Blogging via phone.

Smart phones like blackberry's and Iphones are now adding applications that allow blogging on your personal phones.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Chunky leather belts.


leather belts in browns and blacks with a lot of detailing are big this season.Worn ether on the waist or high up on the empire line,just under the bust.Worn with a long waistcoat or with a feminine floral dress or top.Looking towards 70's hippy and rock chic.Belts can transform an outfit and make you feel and look great.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hand bag Trends

Hand bags are still a very big trend this season and will be moving forward.Oversized shopper style hand bags are filling the shops for spring.Thing of a theme you love and go with it.Leather tassel bags are strong a through to the hippy 60's era.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Choose your shape handbag.

Hand bag Trends.

Hand bag Trends.

Latest Fashion Trends in Unique Handbags and Purses



Author: Lynn Donn
If you're looking for something a little different, there are literally thousands of beautifully crafted unique handbags and purses available for purchase online. If you're tired of the mass-produced offerings you tend to find at the mall, the online handbag, purse and fashion accessory market is an exciting and exotic new world.


The variety of unique handbag and purse designs keeps getting bigger, better and more innovative all the time, but as with every kind of fashion accessory, interesting trends emerge with every new season. Here is a brief rundown of what's coming in unique purses and handbags in 2006.

Cloth Purses

Cloth purses are very casual fashion items, so colorful fabrics and whimsical patterns are the strongest trend. If you love bold colors and striking contrasts you'll have a great time shopping for cloth purses this season.

A cloth purse is mostly a spring/summer fashion accessory, so expect to see warm colors, and light breezy cotton or nylon fabrics. Fresh, summery patterned fabrics with flowers, fruits and ladybugs are always popular.

Also very fashionable is the clever and practical reversible cloth purse. You can literally turn the purse inside out to reveal the alternative fabric pattern, so you have two purses in one.

Monogrammed handbags

Monogrammed bags and purses never really go out of style, and this season we'll see a huge range of colors, shapes sizes and styles.

A strong upcoming trend is  leather sling hipster handbags with elegantly embossed initials or a name. Soft leather is a beautiful fabric for handbags because it's durable, always very stylish, and it goes with everything. Sling handbags are very comfortable to carry, and perfect either for business or as a casual accessory.

Monogrammed tote bags

Tote bags are the most casual fashion accessory of all, and perfect for the beach, for picnics, or for a little shopping. Monogrammed tote bags are also great for kids to carry their school books or gym clothes, and having their initials or name printed on the bag means they won't lose it.

Soft cotton canvas is the classic fabric for tote bags, and we'll see an abundance of canvas tote bags this season.

The big trend for monogrammed tote bags will be big initials, printed across the whole side panel of the bag in big, bold colors. A single first initial of your first name as a monogram has a casual, whimsical kind of feel.

Dog purses

Everyone loves dogs, which is why the fashion for handbags, tote bags and purses decorated with a full panel photo of a gorgeous dachshund, poodle, beagle, yorkie or dalmatian just keeps getting stronger and stronger every year. Dog purses are a great gift idea for anyone whose best friend is their beloved hound.

Custom-made dog purses are also becoming more and more popular. You can have your own photograph of your dog printed onto a handbag, so your bag, like your dog, will be truly one of a kind.

Photo purses

Photo purses are simply ultra-cool, and the most individual and personal of fashion statements. You can have your own photo of anything you like printed onto a purse or handbag, like a special person in your life, your cat, dog or bird, or even your car.

A very trendy idea is to use a romantic old photograph of a relative as a model for your photo purse, so you can cherish their memory wherever you go.

Initial purses

Initial purses are a fashion accessory with a personal touch, and they make wonderful gifts. You can have just about any kind of purse printed, embroidered or embossed with a single initial or set of two or three initials in a wide variety of styles.

As for handbags, leather will be a big trend in the upcoming season for purses. We'll see lots of small leather purses with a comfortable sling shoulder strap, elegantly embossed with two or three initials.

Cigar box purses

Cigar box purses are another strong trend for the coming year. They're literally made from a wooden cigar box, fitted with a clasp and a handle, and embossed with an artistic or photographic image.

The most fashionable cigar box purses are decorated with advertising images from the glamorous 1920's and 30's. European advertising artwork from that period has a particularly elegant and alluring style, so we'll be seeing a lot of Cinzano, Cognac and French Perfume labels on cigar box purses.

Hobo purses

Hobo purses can be cool and casual for shopping, or groovy and glamorous to go with evening wear.

Casual style hobo purses come in suede or leather, and soft colors like pastel pinks, beige, cream and white are very much in vogue.

A new look for hobo purses which is on the way in is a small purse in a gold or silver mesh fabric, or even ultra-glamorous sequins and rhinestones. These purses are a new take on the traditional evening purse, and make an eye-catching alternative.

Clutch handbags

Clutch purses and handbags have an elegant, streamlined look, but they're the perfect size to carry all those little necessities.

The big look for clutch purses and clutch handbags in the coming year will be all glamour. Shiny metallic gold, silver, bronze and platinum shades will be the strong colors of the season, in soft suede leather.

About the Author:  Lynn Donn is the webmaster for http://www.unique-handbags-and-purses.com  Her website offers tips and information on all the latest trends in purses and handbags for the fashion enthusiast.










Saturday, March 20, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Contemporary Sunglasses.

Trendy Sunglases.

Trendy Sunglasses For The Fashionista

Author: The Honeyroom

Trendy sunglasses have long been the most coveted fashion accessory of celebrities, superstars and athletes.  Trendy fashion sunglasses do more than just protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays.  The sunglasses that you wear are a reflection of your personal style and personality.  The right pair of sunglasses can give you a touch of style, mystery and let the world know that you have finally arrived.

The great selection of trendy fashion sunglasses available is truly mind boggling.  There are tons of fashion sunglasses brands, so choosing the right pair for you does not have to be complicated.  From sports sunglasses, to trendy fashion sunglasses, the range is wide and there are many price points.

An emerging trend in fashion sunglasses is now leaning towards more color.  For many women choosing the right pair of sunglasses is based on the color of their complexion and their hair color.  Oversized sunglasses are perfect for women because they can double as a head band and still make a style statement.  Men can also make style statements with aviator sunglasses, since they are available in many different styles.  Usually people who splurge on expensive trendy fashion sunglasses, usually own more than one pair.  These are the people who are on the hunt for the perfect pair of sunglasses.

Finding the right pair of trendy fashion sunglasses may not be as easy as it looks.  The best way to find the perfect frame for your face is to try on different frames, styles and lenses before deciding on which ones to purchase.  Don’t just purchase trendy fashion sunglasses to protect your eyes.  You should pay special attention to make sure that the sunglasses you decide on flatter your face.   You can choose from the latest styles that include:  aviator sunglasses wrap sunglasses, clip on sunglasses, oversized sunglasses and even futuristic sunglasses.

Let’s tie everything together and discuss what sunglass material is most popular.  Many people like brightly colored frames.  Popular colored frame colors are red, white or black, just to name a few.  If you are not feeling colored frames you can still be fashionable and chic in tortoise colored sunglasses.  So remember while shopping for a pair of trendy fashion sunglasses, look for frames and colors that are timeless and classic.

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Virtual hair styles

The Hairstyle Software: Upload Your Picture To See Yourself In Any Hairstyles

Author: Marc Marseille

Are you in need of a new hairstyle? Have you wanted to change your hairstyle from a long hairstyle to a short hairstyle but was afraid of how it would turn out? Well, I have some good news for you. You can now use a hairstyles software to upload your picture and see how you would look in any hairstyle. If you are not satisfied with your look and want to make a change it whether it is from a long hairstyle to a short hairstyle or from a curly hairstyle to a straight hairstyle, you can now get a preview of your new look.

The advantages of being able to view yourself in any look before you actually change your whole style is valuable especially for special events like weddings. Your wedding day is one of the most important moments of your life and to be able to plan your whole look down to your hairstyle will prove to be priceless. Could you imagine not being comfortable with your appearance on you wedding day? That situation alone could ruin your mood entirely on one of the most exciting moments of your life. In addition to getting a peek at how your would look, you can also choose bridal hairstyles for your bridesmaids.

The Hairstyler software is a software that is rather simple to use. To utilize the software you just upload your picture and choose from different hairstyles. There is a large variety of hairstyles to select from. Choices of styles include: black prom hairstyles, celebrity hairstyles, bridal hairstyles, short hairstyles and even curly hairstyles to name a few. The wide selection of different hairdos for women makes it easy for you to find the perfect hairdo that fits your personality.

In addition to the many different styles available for women, the software is not limited to just women's haircuts. There are also styles available for men and children, so you can upload photos of your kids to view them in different looks. This can really come in handy when preparing to take a family portrait or a theme picture.

Whatever the occasion, the two most important things you must make sure you have right is, your hair and your shoes. You can always get a look into what your shoes will look like in your outfit with a full view mirror, but until now trying on different hairstyles was not possible. The step-by-step hairstyles software has solved the issue of indecisiveness when it comes to choosing a new hair style. Using the hairstyler to plan you entire presentation will give your more confidence while celebrating your special moments. The only thing better than looking good is feeling good, so make sure that you plan your look before attending your next occasion.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Vintage jewellery

Finding the Vintage Anniversary Rings and Vintage Jewelry Easily

Author: antique12

When it comes to celebrating an anniversary, there is nothing like finding the best way of doing it. At Vintage Yard, the selection in all the precious stones has brought at your disposal the chance to choose vintage anniversary rings you might be looking for to fulfill the desire of your love one, or the dream of your parents. There is hardly a way of telling them how you are proud of them as well as the respect you accord them for having been around for one another than with the best from Vintage.


Vintage pendants and vintage brooches are some of the other precious delights you might want to surprise your lover with, or even a special person like your sister or parents. There are stylish vintage anniversary rings to checkout, each adorning the kind of precious stones you might have in mind. It hardly matters whether you are looking for platinum customized pendant rings, diamond or gold vintage anniversary rings; the fact is there are more than you can believe. In addition, you are given a chance to purchase the best vintage brooches you can lay your hands on for your lover in your home or thousands of miles away. This is because vintage are aptly ready to deliver the jewels to wherever you might be across the world, as they have done for many years.


Customer satisfaction has been a part of the jewel store, with smiles of satisfaction being experience in North America to South, Africa, Asia, and Europe to the heart of Australia. You only need to say where you want the vintage anniversary rings delivered, and the rest is catered for you. With the valentine just about to make a home run, the vintage pendants might just be the best thing you can grace the life of your love or those you adore with. Many shapes are available, as well as size, precious stones of varied expense but you will always find a jewel that suits not only your taste but also your pocket. When you browse across the internet for rings, pendants and brooches, finding a place you can reliably buy or even find the type that meets your budget is quite a task. However, vintage jewels, from anniversary rings to vintage brooches, can be purchased using a very limited investment, yet the quality and magnificence of the jewels will surely surprise you.


There is so much to jewelry for anybody to buy from anywhere, and you require some customer response or recommendation to know how reliable the store of choice is. Vintage promises you the best service ever in the diamond, gold or platinum vintage anniversary rings you might be searching for, while the immaculate rings and diamonds are at your disposal. Whatever specifications you give, you will surely get the ring that you want matching up with the delight in the face of your love. There are many ways to say you love your wife, husband or just any love one, but getting them vintage anniversary rings, brooches or pendants that surely match with their tastes is the supreme way of making it last and true.


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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Vintage fashion show.

">I found this clip on you tube and thought it useful in terms of fashion styling when buying vintage.Combining the new with the old to find a contemporary look.

The eco approach to shopping.


The new Eco warrior fashion vista approach to shopping is to opt for Vintage.Vintage clothes up cycled or authentic.There are a number of vintage shops on the Etsy website.I found a new of interesting sites i would like to share with you.Etsy link
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=38693425

My favorites on etsy.

I thought I would share some of my selected favourite shops on etsy. Etsy is a fabulous Artisan website community.The jewellery shops are wonderful.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Ethical fashion debate.

Ethical fashion is the New Buzz word for eco friendly clothing that embelishes social responsibilities.
Responsible.Ethical Fashion can equate exquisite design and quality without loosing touch with morality and ethical standards.
Ethical fashion philosphy embraces the concept of creating beautiful designs with ethical production practices.
An ethical fashion collection means from fibre production to the finishing stitches.A conscious effort has been made to repect the people involved and also pretect our precious eco system and planet.
Sustainable fabrics and fibres,vintage buttons and fabric are all used to create artisan pieces of fashionable disireable choices to buy.
Ethical fashion philosphy is simple.The peolpe involved in this inspiring eco sound fabric and fashion industry believe that fashion should be ethical and not just beatiful.
Victoria Meadows the founder and designer of original Sample eco fuses recycled fabrics into detail within her collection.Combining the richness of historical fashion values with contemporary western styling
.The combination of classic and contemporary makes her designs timeless and wearable

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Wintery Weather and wooly knits

It has been so terribly cold,every bodies old winter woolies have been dug out of the wardrobes of everyones homes.Original Samples knits have a hertiage and an nostalgic feel which gives them years of wearabilty without them being too classic.This month original Sample are giving 25% discount on all the Winter soft accessories.Why not browse the site or even better ask for a bespoke item to be specially made.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Ethical Fashion the facts.

Green living means green buying.

Into days world of sustainable heating and products.It is every bodies wish to reduce carbon emissions to slow green house gases.One way is to recycle paper and plastics another way is to buy green products.if you start with a small gesture it will become bigger and bigger.After my daughter was born I wasn't working so found it easy to recycle at home.I then decided to sell Isabelle baby things on eBay and it has progressed into me starting an ethical fashion store on an Artisan based community market on line.
It's a small business at the mooment but hopefully it will progress into something much bigger.My website is listed on this blog.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Ethical Fashion World.

Original Sample embellishes Vintage and chic,modern and earth friendly designs.Rooted in things past and present.Embracing the Ethical fashion World.New fashion styles can be found on line.Mongolian Ethical Cashmere can be transformed into soft nostalgic pieces of quintessential English knitwear on line at www.etsy.com/shop/original sample.
All style can be created in angora/wool,pure new Shetland and some styles in alpaca wool.Made to measure and bespoke designer clothing,convo the designer for specialist feedback on choices and styles.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Designing...How did you get started?
I can remember when in junior school if I painted or draw a picture.They would always end up on the walls of the corridor's and classrooms.I never draw just one picture I liked to draw a series based on colour,texture and theme.I was inspired by the great masters that I saw in Art galleries and books.
My mother went to Art college and I guess I was born with Artist genes.
I continued my desire to create by making numerous amounts of Clothes for my Cindy doll's and then followed this by making my own clothes.
I asked my mother to show me how to pattern cut when I was aged 5 years and have created clothes ever since.
The fashion direction which my career has taken can be affiliated to my parents as my mother was a former Fashion designer before she married my father.My father was the son of a statesman and a QC and therefore always dressed smartly and never dressed down.My fathers style of dress was accentually English aristocratic and classic.
I love to design with elements of classic and traditional bringing,colour shape and detail into a contemporary setting.
Embellishing and accessorising the classic's in dressing has always influenced my work.Creating designs with longitude and longevity has always been a strong influentual in my design work.
My etsy site is relatively new as I am just returning to work after an extended maternity leave.My daughter is now in nursery school so I am wishing to re start,relaunch my former fashion house.

When did you realise you were destined to be a designer.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Designer of Original Sample Eco talks about range.

Ethical fashion is the New Buzz word for eco friendly clothing that embelishes social responsibilities.
Responsible.Ethical Fashion can equate exquisite design and quality without loosing touch with morality and ethical standards.
Ethical fashion philosphy embraces the concept of creating beautiful designs with ethical production practices.
An ethical fashion collection means from fibre production to the finishing stitches.A conscious effort has been made to repect the people involved and also pretect our precious eco system and planet.
Sustainable fabrics and fibres,vintage buttons and fabric are all used to create artisan pieces of fashionable disireable choices to buy.
Ethical fashion philosphy is simple.The peolpe involved in this inspiring eco sound fabric and fashion industry believe that fashion should be ethical and not just beatiful.
Victoria Meadows the founder and designer of Original Sample eco fuses recycled fabrics into detail within her collection.Combining the richness of historical fashion values with contemporary western styling
.The combination of classic and contemporary makes her designs timeless and wearable.

Fashion for the future of our Planet.

Ethical fashion is the New Buzz word for eco friendly clothing that embelishes social responsibilities.
Responsible.Ethical Fashion can equate exquisite design and quality without loosing touch with morality and ethical standards.
Ethical fashion philosphy embraces the concept of creating beautiful designs with ethical production practices.
An ethical fashion collection means from fibre production to the finishing stitches.A conscious effort has been made to repect the people involved and also pretect our precious eco system and planet.
Sustainable fabrics and fibres,vintage buttons and fabric are all used to create artisan pieces of fashionable disireable choices to buy.
Ethical fashion philosphy is simple.The peolpe involved in this inspiring eco sound fabric and fashion industry believe that fashion should be ethical and not just beatiful.
Victoria Meadows the founder and designer of original Sample eco fuses recycled fabrics into detail within her collection.Combining the richness of historical fashion values with contemporary western styling
.The combination of classic and contemporary makes her designs timeless and wearable.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Beautiful handmade knitted cardigans.

Fabulous new yarns available on line at Original Sample at etsy.com.The Artisan website based in New York.Also great special offer purchase more than one item and recieve free shipping.Choose any style re-design an item for your own tastes and bespoke your own size at www.originalsample.etsy.com

Monday, October 12, 2009

Key Winter trends.

With this years trends promising to be more versitile and classic.The best destination for your bespoke winter woollies can viewed on line at www.originalsample.etsy.com.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Original Sample Winter collection

Special offer this month on the original sample website is free shipping on multipule purchases.Great winter woolies and soft wintery wooly hats at www.originalsample.etsy.com

Sunday, September 13, 2009

London Fashion Week.

London fashion week has arrived and it is celebrating 25 years of style.The return of many big UK designers to the London show is testament to London being a key fashion city on a Global setting.The new interest is good news for the fashion industry in the UK.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Special Offer

Free shipping on all purchases at Original Samples on line store .www.originalsample.etsy.com.
New Asymetrical cardigan coats in rich deep colours.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Put humanity into your wardrobe.

In to days fashion scene the buzz word is ethical clothing.Eco and green being a later day explanation.The Ethical is based on a reaction to the greedy profit loving fashion industry.The use of chemicals and third world poor working standards.
Sustainable fashion is also a key Fraze via a fashion evolution,regarding an awareness about proper maintenance of our Eco system.
Original Sample embellishes all these concerns within there collection of accessories.Buy vintage and buy vintage inspired to create a fabulous wardrobe of clothing with longitude in terms of sustaining a fashion direction that is timeless and stylish

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Looking for something different.

Looking for something vintage yet new.Try the new wool/alpaca cardigans and waistcoats at www.originalsample.etsy.com

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Vintage meets eco friendly.

If your interested in lowering your carbon footprint mixing eco friendly new clothing with vintage is the way forward and it works on styling level.Don't forget most vintage purchases will have great longitude in terms of fashion direction.
So try nipping into your local charity shop there a lot different these days.
I'm going to bve working in one when my daughter goes back to school in September.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Style hives mood boards.

Have you ever wanted to create your own mood board just like a designer or maybe you are one.If you love the idea style hive has the application.I've used it and it's great for working out what sort of outfit you want to create from pieces you already have etc.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

More news available on eco-friendly products<http://originalsampleprofile.blogspot.com/>
Recyling fabrics and vintage buttons,felting wool and cutting out natural world images into fashionable corsage broaches is a new and inspiring way to create and design new garments and accessories.

Sustainable eco friendly fashion

The products created by the featured company in this blog is Original Sample,there products are part of a new generation of Eco friendly designer products which is becoming increasingly popular with many people wishing to save the planet from unnecessary pollution.There fabrics and buttons are vintage were possible or retro vintage. There yarns are natural fibres recycled from hub style designer studio space.All the yarns used by Original Sample are also bought from small Scottish farmers who sell their wool to the Scottish based yarn spinners they buy from.They have a small set up were by they have a strong Eco -friendly policy using natural dyes and as little possible processes that may damage the environment.
The featured company give there customers an awareness that they are helping to prevent global warming buy choosing to buy hand crafted recycled fabrics and accessories within there vintage designer range.
There shipping policy is within 3 working days using first class recorded delivery always even for overseas. They also like to communicate with customers via e mail, promptly and always give appropriate feedback quickly.
They except paypal payment and cheque or postal order,however paypal is the most effective payment and most common.
They also give postage discounts for multiple purchases.They also have a mailing list inorder for customers to take advantage of exclusive discounts in future offers.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dreamy romantic inspiration, English Romance embellished themes adorn these garments fron Original Sample, creative knitted charm.The bodice of the garment is based around a Georgian corset.The designer remembers seeing in an English historical tapestry corset in an English country estate.The charm and whimsical historical romantic take on contemporary dressing.Ideal for the artisan who wishes to express themselves.This piece would add charm to a wardrobe.
Original Sample create many shades and colours and create bespoke items for customers wishing for a specific choice.

The photograph to the left is a beautiful designer knit felt wool cardigan. It has a vintage 40's styling and can be made to fit or regular sizes can be purchased.The garment featured in this blog has a wide neckline and would suitably look great with floaty floral dress or formal or casual trousers. The fastening is hand crochet and has wide puff shape sleeves. It is made bespoke within an English designer studio. Its usual retail price would be £99.00.The company is offering a discounted rate to a relatively new customer base inorder to encourage purchases of there quality products.
There beautiful designer knit felt wool cardigan have a vintage 40's styling and fit wonderfully onto the body. There styles have wide necklines and are suitable to wear with tweedy dress's and even 60's prints. Formal or casual trousers short shirts and boots. The fastening are hand Crochet and some styles have wide bell shape sleeves.Original Sample made bespoke products within an English designer studio.

Sustainable eco-friendly clothing

In a world were natural resources are at a premium,we need to regenerate the planets resources as best as we can.As customers we can make a difference so long as we make informed choices
to change the planet into a better recylced eco sustainable planet.