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Singing suits

Singing suitYou might think that bespoke tailoring inhabits a rather old-fashioned, fuddy duddy world where respect for tradition and convention is more important than innovation and fashion. Well it’s true that I’ve posted several articles celebrating the traditions of the tailoring craft and fabrics made of natural materials. Fine tailoring tends to have a single objective – to make the person look and feel good and to reflect their status in professional or social circles. We’re stuck with certain given factors: two arms, two legs, a head, a torso. And it seems unlikely that this will change much in the near future. So there’s little room for radical innovation, certainly not in terms of shape, structure or form.… More: Singing suits

Matsuri mix

Matsuri 2009Last year I posted about the wonderful Matsuri which took place in Spitalfields Market in East London, just opposite my studio. Well, it’s back, and this time I’ve managed to organise my posting to let you know in advance! So if you are anywhere near London this Saturday (Sept 18), try to find time to get to Spitalfields (close to the City) and I guarantee you will be overwhelmed by an extraordinary sensory adventure – the colours, sounds, smells, tastes and textures of Japan. … More: Matsuri mix

Pockets of consistence

If you wear one of these…
Womans-suit
Where do you put one of these?
BlackberryMore: Pockets of consistence

The power of good service

Bluegold MacawWe all understand the term ‘power dressing,’ referring to how the style and cut of garments can enhance an air of power and authority. Of course we might not always want say ‘I am the boss’, or ‘I am the richest’. We might want to say ‘I am the most popular’ or ‘I am the coolest’. But most people, at some time in their lives, choose their clothes to say ‘like me/love me’ or ‘obey me/listen to me’ or just ‘notice me – I am unique’. And of course once these basic games have been learned, the mind-games clothes can play start to become more interesting. … More: The power of good service

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    Recognised as a pioneer of bespoke tailoring for women, Carol Alayne has over 25 years experience of creating striking garments for arts, sports and media personalities and business wear for professionals and executives.

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