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Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Mysterious Masquerade Veils.

I adore working with lace fabrics and have quite a collection of vintage and new pieces, collected over the years. I only need a very small piece to make a very alluring masquerade veil! If you are going to a Venetian, Mardi Gras Ball or fabulous party this season and want to dress up your face in a mysterious way, a little lace veil may be the way to go. I'm always open to new suggestions on the veils and I'm thinking up new ideas all the time, here's a few listed in my website. I will happily add a sprinkle of crystals on request!

Oh what a circus!

"I'm running away to the Circus!" I heard my daughter Talulah Blue cry out, before joining up with Cirque Le Soir in Dubai and Hong Kong! That was some time ago and she has been back to HK several times since, but that's another story, I will save for next time! Recently we have been collecting ideas for a vintage circus theme, with a bohemian Gypsy mood and thrown a good selection of items into our shops, who knows where our imaginations will take us next. Thank you for reading, click the images for links!


Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Etsy Black Friday Sale!

Like many Etsy sellers, we at Talulahblue are partaking in the usual Black Friday Sale's. It's a great way to give something back to our very loyal customers and hopefully get a few extra sales in the run up to Christmas. Get 15% discount all this weekend and into next week by using the code BLACK10 at checkout. All items are included! Click on the photos to go straight to the shop, many thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Fancy Peacock Fascinators.

 I love this time of year, just before the party season begins. It spells the beginning of my mammoth feather headdress making sessions! I'm very excited to show off my most recent makes, which are So very pretty! Pink or blue peacock feather hair clips at a very affordable price and there will be more to follow. As always, I am also turning out plenty of 1920's flapper style headbands, I have quite a few in stock already, great for Gatsby, Downton theme parties over the Christmas period. They look great with a sparkly sequin dress, it doesn't have to be a flapper style dress, a mini looks super cool to give a more contemporary and younger vibe!  The photos go straight to my new web site, but these items are in my Etsy and Folksy shops also, many thanks for reading!
Blue peacock hair clip.
Black feathers flapper headband.
Peacock feather flapper headband.
Pink peacock hair clip.

Friday, 30 October 2015

Happy Halloween from Talulah Blue

Halloween is here again tomorrow, hooray!! This is a very short post, as I'm off out to start the weekend, the end to an extremely busy month. Orders are all finished for the festivities and now to breath a sigh and thank my lovely customers for supporting handmade! Wishing all readers a very Spooky weekend!!
The beautiful Talulah Blue herself wearing lace cat ears meoww!!

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Lovely lace cat ears!

My lace cat ears come into their own at this time of year. They make the perfect accessory for a fun Halloween outfit, without thinking too much, because they just about go with anything! Puurrrfect!
I have quite a big range of lace cat ears headbands, ranging from my fun felt and lace kitty ears, up to the top of the range couture lace ears on a frame with a mysterious veil. Ariana Grande liked several of my designs and wore the white cat ears on stage for Jingle Ball! She looks amazing and I have to thank her for supporting Artisan handmade items! The images take you to my new website, thank you for reading as always!
Ariana Grande wearing my white lace cat ears headband.

Black lace veiled cat ears headband, modeled by Talulah Blue

Lulu Lace cat ears headband.
Felt and lace Kitty ears headband.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Beautiful Birdcage Veils.

Birdcage veils are the easiest way to add glamour to an outfit and are easy to wear. You just slide the little comb into your hair and you're good to go. I make a variety of designs to suit most people. One thing that strikes me is, a veil can look super modern, as Beyonce looked when she wore a diamante black veil, or they can look vintage, think of Dita Von Tease. My veils are great for brides and offer an inexpensive way to look stunning, whatever your wedding dress. Here's a taster  of the veils on offer. The photos link to my website, many thanks for reading!
Ivory birdcage veil, many colours available.

Birdcage veil in stunning purple.

Bandeau style veil, very popular with brides.

Merry widow veil, vintage vibe!

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Halloween hats and headbands

As Halloween and the party season approach, I find myself starting to get into manic panic mode! I try to make as much stock as possible during the summer months, but by mid October I am always sold out and literally making the orders daily as they come in! October is my busiest time and this year is no exception! I'm not complaining, as I know I'm extremely lucky to be able to create the items I love to make and have other people find them desirable! This year I have focused on a vintage circus theme with a touch of "Day Of The Dead", for my headpieces and neck ruffles, but couldn't resist making just one black lace witching hat! The usual best selling lace bunny and cat ears are in the store as always! Click on the images to go to my Etsy shop. Happy Halloween!

Deep red roses veiled flower crown.

Circus Pierette neck ruff.
Circus big top pom pom hat.
Black lace witching hat.
Black deer antlers with roses and lace.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Down in Mexico with Talulah Blue!

Talulah Blue, as I'm sure you all know is a fabulous burlesque, circus and cabaret performer, based in the UK.
Talulah works internationally and one of her popular dances, "Down in Mexico" is a celebration of the international vibe of her acts. Hey, it's also a great excuse to wear an outrageous outfit on stage! We have some fabulous new images of this act and we think they capture the mood perfectly! Many thanks for reading!

Photography: Tigz Rice Studios
Hair: Sarah Iovane Make Up: Miss Honey Bare Model: Talulah Blue

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Arts, crafts, highs, lows, lost loves and Folksy!

Much time has passed since I began making items to sell in my Folksy and Etsy shops. Its a great way to channel your energy if you can't stop making things! I don't honestly know what it feels like not to be creative. My mind is almost always alive with new ideas. Some, happily come to fruition and some, sadly fall by the wayside. It's no secret that some creative folk have up and down personalities, happy one moment, sad the next, that's the life of a creative! It makes me happy, sad, lonely and inventive, all of these things and I'm just me! My Folksy shop has evolved so much since I first started with just a few cocktail hats and I'm very proud of it now. I'm proud to be part of the "handmade in the UK crowd". This is what we do, this is who we are. Here's a mix of some of my makes and ideas in action. Thank you for reading, catch you next time! www.talulahblue.folksy.com

Monday, 27 July 2015

Ariana Grande wears my lace ears!

Recently, I had cause to google "Ariana Grande". I'm either very old or spend way too much time alone in my work room, or both, thinking up new designs to spring on my buyers, but have to admit, I didn't know who Ariana was!! There, I'm out, I've said it, I'm rumbled!!
Low and behold, there is Ariana Grande in many images, wearing my lace bunny ears and my white lace cat ears. Oh my goodness, she looks as cute as a button and more!! I vaguely remembered sending an order out to a lady with a pretty name, some time ago! It only took me nine months to realise!!! So, here is Ariana Grande sporting my ears in all her glory!!  If you want the same ears as Ariana, they're still for sale to order in my Etsy and Folksy shops, thank you for reading, catch you next time! Images will take you straight to the headbands!

Ariana on her honeymoon tour.

Ariana Grande on stage at Jingle Ball, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

This is my favourite photo, love it!! The image links to my UK Folksy store headband.

Friday, 24 July 2015

Baroque jewel box bijoux bird fascinators.

The decorative feather birds I use for my fascinators are becoming harder to find, but I still have a few in my box of tricks. I've decided to team them up with Japanese kimono fabrics and lots of gold and colourful trim and edging details. I have an obsession with Baroque, Rococo vintage circus and carousel moods at the moment, so these little handmade hats are designed to feel this vibe and look like trinket or musical jewellery boxes. The hats are listed in both my Etsy and Folksy shop and look great teamed with a circus neck ruff for that vintage cirque feel, which is going to be big in the up and coming party season! Thank you for reading. www.talulahblue.folksy.com
Purple bird fascinator with gold accents.

Vintage brooch fascinator, the bird is optional!

Red bird fascinator.

Making the bird hats!

Monday, 20 July 2015

Jabot time in Folksy!

It's an unusual word "Jabot". I looked up the meaning and found this quote,
 "a decorative ruffle or other arrangement of lace or cloth attached at the neckline and extending down the front of a woman's blouse or dress or, formerly, of a man's shirt."
So I have been trying my own versions of  jabots and come up with one fabulous design, handmade by me, using stunning lace which comes in black or white. I've made lovely lace ruffled neckbands with ribbon ties and added a pearl diamant√© button. It's a great item for adding the finishing touch to a stempunk vibe outfit or an alternative wedding ensemble. I'm going to make one for myself and wear it with velvet pants, or maybe just to add an edge to a jeans look. I have several of these jabots listed in my stores, here's the Folksy shop, thank you for reading! www.talulahblue.folksy.com

Black lace jabot

White lace jabot

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Pink is the new Pink!

There's something about pink, the colour pink! There are so many shades, from cool icy pink, through blush, peachy pink, right up to hot pink, fuchsia  and cerise! Oohlala, I just have to celebrate pink today! I have a few delicious pink items in my Folksy store right now, handmade by me, here's a taster, thank you for reading. www.talulahblue.folksy.com
Pale pink bow wedding fascinator, cocktail hat with veil.

Breakfast at Tiffany's pink satin sleep mask.

Huge hot pink hair flower.

Silk bow fascinator, cocktail hat.

Fighting breast cancer with pink.

Friday, 17 July 2015

Folksy handmade wedding.

In my Folksy shop Talulahblue, I make a capsule range of wedding accessories, bridal birdcage and bandeau veils, cocktail hats and fascinators, wedding sash belts. All items can be made to order at short notice in many colours. My prices are very affordable for a unique piece, often a one of a kind headpiece! Here's a few of the items available right now in my store, thank you for reading...

Cocktail hat, ivory silk and chiffon with beading and birdcage veil

Cocktail hat in dupion silk with bow and veil.

Ivory taffeta bridal sash belt.

Bandeau style veil, any colour available.

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