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Angy's Blog April 2010

The trials and tribulations of a fashion designer in the Lake District!



ARCHIVE: my previous entries:

FEBRUARY - MARCH 2010 Stadium of Light - Leeds United Wedding Show - Spring - London Fashion Week Catwalk Show
JANUARY 2010 Life is a Roller Coaster / Alexander McQueen - Tyne Tees TV Interview - LFW - New Year 2010
DECEMBER 2009 White Christmas - Liverpool Debacle - Stolen Dreams Facts - Haverthwaite - Miss Sundlerland - Show Pics & Clips
NOVEMBER 2009 Lavish & Luxe - The Big Flood - Stolen Dreams - Censored Dreams
SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2009 Stolen Dreams - Gambling Man - Autumn - Laughing Stock - Justice - Broken Promises
AUGUST 2009
Lavish & Luxe - Weddings - Chaos - Photo Shoot at St. James' Park - Harvest Time
JUNE - JULY 2009 Sir Bobby Robson RIP - Mannekins - Liverpool - Georgian Splendour - Price of Fame - Detox - Top of the World
MAY - JUNE 2009 (Summer Solstice - Toon in Tatters - Fashion Communism - Ele Horsleys - Kittiwakes - Stolen Dreams - Bluebells)
MARCH - APRIL 2009
Made in England - Stolen Dreams - Easter Sunshine - Victoriana - Alan Shearer - Funland
FEBRUARY - MARCH 2009 (Favourite View - Punk Revival - Gone with the Wind - Fast Fashion v. Recycled Fashion)
JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2009 (In Search of Winter - A Favourite Place - Catwalk Videos on YouTube - A Winter Chill)

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EVENTS DIARY 2010:


Watcjh this space for forthcoming Catwalk Shows and other events




STOLEN DREAMS:
Click here to download my latest leaflet; Bespoke Fashion - with a Difference PDF (1mb)


28 APRIL, 2010 - LARN YERSEL GEORDIE

Mike just found a fab website. The easiest way to learn the Geordie language...type in anything you like and they will translate into the sexiest accent in you UK. Hoo fab is tha ? 
Check it out:
Geordie Translator You may be needing it soon ... now we've won the Championship and are back where we belong in the Premiership prepare for the invasion of the Toon Army!

PS. there is also a fun Cumbrian dialect translater called Babelsheep ... remember Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy?!





25 APRIL, 2010 - OFFICIAL: SPRING IS HERE

Out again for a spin and a bit of walking... Spring has arrived with a vengeance and its wonderful. Outside my window is a tree breaking into leaf - the most gorgeous baby green. Another week or so and I guess the bluebells will be out too. Anyway, we have been out in the northern fells above Bassenthwaite. Definitely one of my favourite parts of the Lake District. Especially on a sunny day when you escape the crowds, and the only company are birds singing, and the odd person out walking a dog


I could I suppose write a bit more about fashion but as we are now between seasons and collections all the fashion mags are full of blogs, Best Dressed, Best Make up Best Hairstyle Best Fashion Photographer and so on ... otherwise the latest celeb faux pas or a special function here and there. Oh yes and we shouldn’t forget about the latest hit on the fashion scene. The Canadian …have a look yourselves:

Erdem Moralioglu


Otherwise, I'm busy at the moment ... wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses and some beautiful antique lace work with. Also working on ready to wear samples for a special project but more of that another day!


Left to Right; Top to Bottom:
Tornado on the Settle-Carlisle Railway; Bassenthwaite Lale with Skiddaw;
Angy's throne!, Bassenthwaite;
Sunset, Whitehaven harbour



12 APRIL, 2010 - OOOOPS

You never know what you are going to come across when you hit the road in the lakes. It was a busy Saturday, and we thought we would slip over Honister pass to avoid the crowds ... and for the best ice cream in the Lake District (Buttermere Ayrshires - check out the cherry - orgasmic! Full of real fruit!),

Anyway, back to the story: we just reached the bottom of the pass fom Borrowdale when we came across a woman in the middle of the road stopping traffic. The pass was closed - and the reason was obvious from the plume of black smoke rising from the trees. A couple had just started to ascend the pass in a beautiful red sports car when they noticed a flame. Fortunately the roof ws open so they were able to jump clear before the whole car erupted in a fireball.

It just shows, it doesn't matter how much you pay for your car, you can't necessarily rely on it. The car was a 12 year old Ferrari Spyder - a replacement on Ebay would set you back £ 50,000.00 ... think I'll stick to our battered old polo!


Ooops - £50,000 Ferrari goes up in flames!

Thankfully the fire brigade arrived quickly before the fire spread onto the fell as it had already ignited some of the dry bracken.


6 APRIL, 2010 - HOWAY THE LADS

What fabu-tastic news - my team has been promoted to Premier League...back where we belong. Chelsea watch out. Joking, of course! Then again, why not? There were more then 48,000 loyal Newcastle United fans packed into St James' Park, what a night ...bonkers. No I wasn’t there although I really wished I was - sometimes I'm scared of bringing bad luck to my team. Most of the matches I went to last season they lost - not a good feeling. Or perhaps that was the 2009 curse! Anyway, I’m over the moon, ....BRILLIANT!!!!


In the end there ws no need to panic as we were promoted before kick-off because Forest didn't win. Not exactly an anticlimax though! Five more games to go to clinch the Championship ... could even be decided by the middle of next week. Wow, what an achievement, and what a rollercoaster year. Well done to the fans, the players and the manager. The Premiership will be tough but I'm confident there will be investment to strengthen the squad over the summer. Hopefully, the chaos and mistakes which lead to our relegation are now water under the bridge, and we can return stronger, wiser, and dare I say it, healthier ... I can feel a new design coming on to celebrate!


See:
Sunday Sun: NUFC fans celebrate promotion



4 APRIL, 2010 - KIRKBY STEPHEN EASTER RALLY

Spring is here yet again! Where is the time going? It feels like only yesterday it was Christmas. My mum in law said to me that the older you get the faster it will go, but the secret is to make it worthwhile. Be happy and enjoy every second under the sun. I will always remember her words... so we did. By 9 in the morning on Easter Sunday we were out. Didn’t care if it was raining, thunderstorms or snow out there I just wanted outdoors and fresh air. By 10:30 the sun was shining on and off, and we were in Kirkby Stephen for the Vintage Vehicle Rally.


Newcastle bus - anything familiar? Inspiration for that infamous away kit perhaps?

I’m not a huge fan of old buses (my hubby is though). I prefer trams but I was so eager for a day out that I did not care where we were going ... I’ve noticed that the rally has grown over the years as I’ve seen visitors from Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Scotland. It really is a well organised event with free bus rides all day, and all sorts of bric-a-brac stalls and things going on in the town and in Brough. The whole community gets together and puts on a fantastic show which always seems to be very popular. Click here for additional information Kirkby Stephen Vintage Vehicle Rally

So, armed with cameras, extra cards and raincoats we attacked bus after bus. What a day... one thing I must say is that there were certainly some handsome, beautifully preserved buses.


On the way home Mike said, lets have a look at our place where the deer usually gather. "Yeah, right. I’m sure you will see them as early as this," I said, sarcastically. And once again I found myself eating humble pie. Not only were some there, but they were very close and you could see the beautiful markings on their faces. They couldn’t be bothered with cars but once we climbed out and started walking towards them they became cautious and fled back into the woods, though not before we had taken a few snaps. They are such majestic creatures. We counted over thirty this evening. The full herd averages 70 animals, and during the summer can be even bigger due to babies and other deer joinng them from a herd further up in the hills.

You couldn’t imagine that somebody would like to kill such creatures ... but guess what, they do. Apparently poaching has increased during the recession. We’ve been stopped whilst out with friends of ours by a Wildlife Crime Officer who asked us to keep our eyes open as they had received reports that poachers are around. I really really hate humans sometimes... ... but it's reassuring to know that there is always somebody on guard, no more than fifteen minutes away.


View over the Rusland Valley near Bouth


1 APRIL, 2010 - APRIL FOOLS: WEST HAM - PINK ANN SUMMERS KIT

Out of all the 1st of April jokes I liked this one the most. Next season's West Ham home shirt will have shocking pink trim added to the traditional claret and red and will carry Ann Summers branding. Can you imagine going to a match and seeing the blokes with AS on they shirts? I’m not so sure they would be able to keep their minds on the game, well perhaps a different game - LOL!

See:
West Ham to sex it up with new Ann Summers kit (Daily Mail)



Another rumour in fashion circles has it that Chanel’s creative director. Karl Lagerfeld, is to retire. It first appeared in March, but it seems strange for this rumour to surface again around the 1st of April. Hmmm I wonder why?

See: Chanel denies Lagerfeld retirement (Independent)






News News News - NEW 'BUTiQ' WILL GO ONLINE SOON - News News News

I am still at the final design stage but will soon be launching my online boutique - 'BUTiQ'. I will have prêt-à-porter (ready to wear) and bespoke, avant-garde sections. I’m still working on my new prêt-à-porter lines, starting with some designs derived from my pevious couture collections. Each line will be limited to thirty or less outfits, all manufactured locally. One thing I would like to highlight is that I don't follow trends. My 'BUTiQ' will be for people who desire to be different, and have an individual and personal approach to clothes. Of course I keep an eye on what’s going on in the fashion world but not in the 'paranoia' way...more a practical approach. I love making clothes but again I will always have a practical approach as I believe that the clothes make the person, not the person the clothes, if you know what I mean! Anyway, watch this space!

Clock on the following pages for more details:

BUTiQ: Prêt-à-Porter
BUTiQ: Avant-Garde



CATWALK PICTURES FROM THE LEEDS UNITED SPRING WEDDING SHOW

Here are a few pics from the wedding show as promised. Photos by Karen gavin Photography ... check out their website for more photos of theatre and dance events: www.KarenGavin.co.uk


Stolen Dreams at Leeds United Spring Wedding Show



Above: Bubbles

Right:
It Should be You; White Wedding
Alice in Sunderlanmd; Old Firm



More photos to follow. The catwalk routine was rather theatrical for my taste - thankfully the outfits stood up to all that twisting and gyrating!




Spectrum in Four Seasons
at Leeds United Spring Wedding Show




This was the first outing for Firecracker, the latest addition to my Spectrum in Four Seasons Collection. This is a stunning cocktail dress made from a dazzling fuschia silk dupion, with bow and details in silver taffeta shot with black. The colour really is stunning. The inspiration was 5th November - Bonfire Night and all those amazing colours that light up the autumn night sky.



Top to Bottom; Left to Right:

Solway Sunset; Hibernation & Melt Water

Florence No.2 & Firecracker; Firecracker






LONDON FASHION WEEK February 2010: Jalouse LFW Closing Fashion Show


JALOUSE LFW CLOSING SHOW: CATWALK CLIPS on YOUTUBE:
ANGY LFW - Lodore, Wildfire, Florence, Humbug Jalouse LFW Closing Show
24 February, 2010
You Tube Clip - 1

'Lodore'. 'Wildfire', 'Florence No.2' & 'Humbug'
by Angy Morton

ANGY LFW - Posh, Alice in Sunderland Jalouse LFW Closing Show
24 February, 2010
You Tube Clip - 5

'Posh' & 'Alice in Sunderland'
by Angy Morton

ANGY LFW - School of Art & Stolen Dream Jalouse LFW Closing Show
24 February, 2010
You Tube Clip - 2

'School of Art / Old Firm' & 'Stolen Dream'
by Angy Morton

ANGY LFW - Bubbles, Shades of Grey Jalouse LFW Closing Show
24 February, 2010
You Tube Clip - 6

'Bubbles' & 'Shades of Grey'
by Angy Morton

ANGY LFW - Northern Soul, The Joker Jalouse LFW Closing Show
24 February, 2010
You Tube Clip - 3

'Northern Soul' & 'The Joker'
by Angy Morton

ANGY LFW - Angy & Shades of Grey Jalouse LFW Closing Show
24 February, 2010
You Tube Clip - 7

Angy & 'Shades of Grey'
by Angy Morton

ANGY LFW - Chaos, It Could be You Jalouse LFW Closing Show
24 February, 2010
You Tube Clip - 4

'Chaos' & 'It Could be You'
by Angy Morton

Music courtesy THE LONG BLONDES - a huge thanks to Dorian and Kate

'Century' from the album 'Couples'
'Giddy Stratospheres' from the album 'Someone to drive you home'

www.thelongblondes.co.uk


Images from Jalouse LFW Closing Fashion Show, 24 February, 2010
School of Art/ Old Firm; Bubbles; Posh

Photographs by Shay Thripp; Courtesy of La Geneve North Events


Images from Jalouse LFW Closing Fashion Show 24 February, 2010
Left to Right; Top to Bottom: Chaos; Alice in Sunderland;Shades of Grey
It Could be You; School of Art/ Old Firm; Bubbles

Photographs by Helena TEPLII: Courtesy of La Geneve North Events


Images from Jalouse LFW Closing Fashion Show 24 February, 2010
Left to Right; Shades of Grey & Angy; Lodore; Northern Soul
Left: Backstage preparations

Photographs by Helena TEPLII: Courtesy of La Geneve North Events


My previous Posts:

FEBRUARY-MARCH 2010 Stadium of Light - Leeds United Wedding Show - Spring - LLFW Catwalk Show
JANUARY 2010 Life is a Roller Coaster / Alexander McQueen - Tyne Tees TV Interview - LFW - New Year 2010
DECEMBER 2009 White Christmas - Liverpool Debacle - Stolen Dreams Facts - Haverthwaite - Miss Sundlerland
NOVEMBER 2009 Lavish & Luxe - The Big Flood - Stolen Dreams - Censored Dreams
SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2009 Stolen Dreams - Gambling Man - Laughing Stock - Justice - Broken Promises
AUGUST 2009 Lavish & Luxe - Weddings - Chaos - Photo Shoot at St. James' Park - Harvest Time
JUNE - JULY 2009 Sir Bobby Robson RIP - Mannekins - Liverpool - Georgian Splendour - Price of Fame - Detox
MAY - JUNE 2009
(Toon in Tatters - Fashion Communism - Ele Horsleys - Kittiwakes - Stolen Dreams - Bluebells)
MARCH - APRIL 2009 Made in England - Stolen Dreams - Easter Sunshine - Victoriana - Alan Shearer - Funland
FEBRUARY - MARCH 2009 (Favourite View - Punk Revival - Fast Fashion v. Recycled Fashion)
JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2009 (In Search of Winter - A Favourite Place - Catwalk Videos - Winter Chill)
NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2008 (ROCS - Florence No2. - Winter-Mere)
OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2008 (Cumbria Life - Glitz & Glamour Haggerston Craft Show)
OCTOBER 2008 (Woman Event - Catwalk Photos - Radio Cumbria - Brochure Download)
SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2008 (Newcastle United Wedding Dress - Wedding Shows)
AUGUST - SEPT. 2008 (Fashion Designers - Spectrum Collection - Sara Gadd)
JUNE - JULY 2008 (Haute Couture - Vivienne Westwood - Dorset Buttons - Magna Carta)
FEBRUARY - MAY 2008 (Lake District Inspirations - Long Blondes - Wedding Show)

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Angy's Blog is written by Angela Morton, Fashion Designer & Dressmaker
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