Saturday, September 10, 2011

ASPEN for Deadbeat magazine.

We adore these photos of Aspen in Deadbeat magazine, how cute does she look.  H.C has this lovely new frock on our new website in duchess satin and between Stav and I,  thought it would be the perfect frock in gingham for the ad. I am now wishing we had made this one up in the gingham, I've had so many people ask about it. Don't worry though, if you like it we are more than happy to make it up in any colour gingham your little heart desires. You can e mail us at
Sometimes I have to pinch myself I'm so lucky to have wonderful people in my life like Stav and her boyfriend Aaron who took these stunning photo's.

The Model is ASPEN.....Photographer...AARON SCHUPPAN......Art Director/ stylist STAVROULA MOUNTZOURIS......Hair TONY VACHER from STERLING H.Q.......M.U.A ..ANGELIQUE HOGAN. Thanks everyone for making Hot Couture look even HOTTER. XXX Joy

Deadbeat magazine Issue 19

If you haven't got your copy of Deadbeat mag yet you better hurry, I hear they are almost sold out in Adelaide, we were very excited to see our ad in this issue and we think it is our best one to date. Sadly our new website didn't quite make it at the same time, it should have said new website coming soon. Never mind, all good things take time and were not worried, having seen what they are doing at Xtrashiny we know it's worth the wait. Thanks to everyone involved in the shoot especially Harmony Nicholas who is one amazing photographer. We have been hanging out to work with Harmony. Our lovely models Ginger and Libie Jean were were so much fun and we think they look gorgeous, not to mention the new frocks they are wearing. Molly Bellman who did both models hair and Evie Sebben who did Ginger's make up stayed all day to help out and did a great job. Thanks to Arabeer as well Libie's very own make up girl. My husband Deane did the illustrations in the mirror, I was worried it would all be too busy but in the end Harmony's vision was spot on. It was all shot on location at Louis Bond in Magill. WE LOVE DEADBEAT and we love Sarah and Pete the creator's of this fab magazine. XXX Joy

Monday, September 5, 2011

I love Mondays off with William.

I usually take Mondays off and meet William in town and we either go to the movies or just go anywhere that might be fun. We worked all day on Saturday up until 7pm so we really needed today off. Last Monday Willy and I walked all over the city, we took stood in the middle of a poppy patch, had cupcakes and tea at Better than Sex, Willy disagreed with their name but those cupcakes were pretty damn fine. Willy also tried to knock off a nanna so we could get a seat at B.T.S.
Guess what cupcake Willy chose, Mr Big and I had the Bridgette Jones, very appropriate. We also went to see the crotcheted reef, now there's a sentence you don't hear every day. It was amazing and it was in the old stock exchange building which we decided to explore.
Today after meeting the website people we went to the movies to see 'The Help" my new favourite film. It was soooo beautiful, sad and happy and thought provoking. It hurt my heart to see black people treated the way they were in the 50's. The clothes were wonderful and I couldn't help thinking how great it would have been to work on a film like that.

Then Willy and I explored all of the neat furniture shops where we found a huge elephant in a wooden crate ready to ship off. I wanted that elephant. We also went to look at underwear, Willy thought the leopard high knickers were a must, I wasn't so sure. It was such a fun day. I wonder what next Monday will bring. XXXX Joy

Saturday, September 3, 2011

This is why I love Hot Couture

What a week. The SALE was more successful than I could have ever imagined, we have sold everything that wasn't nailed down. We are all ready for the website to go live as we have plenty of room now at the studio. I hope everyone is happy with their bargains. One thing we don't have sales very often but when we do you know you are getting the real deal. William Izi and I have worked really hard this week trying to get everything out on time. We've had a few hiccups but all in all I think we did pretty well considering the amount of work. Willy even gave up his Saturday so he could help catch up.
The best part of our day was when the girls from Delectable Sins Kylie and Mel + Erin and Jane, turned up with our favourite cupcakes. RED VELVET talk about perfect timing. Not only did the girls buy about 6 frocks between them but we all had lots of fun watching them try on all of the new frocks. Williams patterns are beyond perfect, I am so thrilled, we make an awesome team, my designs and Williams expertise, perfection. After the girls left

( we managed lunch at the pub first thank goodness ) Willy and I got stuck into writing the product placement for the new website. I had no idea it was so much work and I am so grateful that Willy was here to help me. Thanks girls for making the day so much fun, I can't wait for next Saturday when you bring the baby sausage dog. He may never leave the studio you know that right. XXXX Joy