WHEN I GROW UP…..

August 18, 2009 at 5:11 pm | Posted in DIARY OF A DRESS | Leave a comment

….I WANA BE FAMOUS!

THE INSPIRATION??

THE INSPIRATION??

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So a young girl I bumped in to in Hickeys of all places, wanted a pussycat doll inspired outfit for her 15th birthday. I came up with something worthy of MTVs super sweet 16, an arrival oufit…..and another for her to change in to!!!!So I got stuck in….. pink fabric, black zips, …..and short hem-lines!!

me hard at work

me hard at workfinal outfits!!

 

mini skirt and crop top, black visible zips and all

mini skirt and crop top, black visible zips and all

front viiew of pink satin mini-dress, black visible zip on back also

front viiew of pink satin mini-dress, black visible zip on back also

HAVE YOU GOT A SPECIAL EVENT COMING UP?? HAVE YOU GOT SOMETHING SPECIAL IN MIND???? DONT HESITATE CONTACT ME NOW.

Julieannes 21st!!!

July 27, 2009 at 8:47 pm | Posted in DIARY OF A DRESS | Leave a comment

julieanne having a ball
julieanne having a ball

So the inspiration started out as “When Harry Met Sally”…and i think i did a pretty darn good job. Julieanne looked amazing on the night of her birthday. Its always great to see how something can go from fabric to finished piece, and to see the client delighted with the results!

white goddess

white goddess

 

………and it all started out with an unusual idea, sometimes the best things come from the most unlikely of places. Everytime someone comes to me with a new idea of what they would like me to make ,im surprised, I thought I knew who I was as a designer but I guess inspiration from other people is always a good thing, keeps me on my toes!!

Whose that girl??

June 4, 2009 at 7:58 pm | Posted in DIARY OF A DRESS | Leave a comment
Cut away back

Cut away back

julieanne looking fabulous in a bathroom
julieanne looking fabulous in a bathroom

I like when someone approaches me with new fresh ideas of something special they want made, feels like im making them their dream dress, but when Julieanne asked me to make her 21st dress I thought she had lost the plot altogether. When she told me she wanted something inspired by “When Harry met Sally” I thought what the hell?, but then I started draping on the stand and putting it together and soon enough I could see it.  Julieanne could pull off a black bag ( now this image is only a toille so u will have to stay tuned for future posts to see the real thing, its really going to be in cream), and initially I was sceptical of its appeal but now seeing her in it I think its hot!

     When   Fionnuala   met    Julieanne!

Julieannes inspiration
Julieannes inspiration

Shes got a sexy back!

my very basic starting point on the stand

my very basic starting point on the stand

Structured shoulders

Structured shoulders

Between both of our busy shedules we had to squeeze in a fitting in work in the bathroom, good thing too seeing as ive only a week now to finish the thing.
Stay tuned to see how the finished piece looks on the night?
Coming soon: Im making a top secret dress and can only reveal its diary after its been worn? whose is it? you will have to wait to find out.
Have you got something special you want  made? feel free to contact me….fi.bourke@gmail.com or on www.fionnualabourke.com

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