For the last couple of years I have released a series of mini hampers containing a variety of fun, discounted items.
This year I decided to go for something a bit more refined and chose a gift box with a window which looks good ad can also be used to store small items.
I have put together three different boxes to suit different styles and budgets.
The “Aria” gift set is the most fashionable of the batch and if the most suitable for combining with non latex items for a stylish yet edgy look.
It costs £50 and contains a T-harness (available in black or white, standard size fits uk sizes 8-12 but custom sizes can also be requested), a pair of latexlace moth earrings (available in in black, white, grey or rose), a necklace (styles will vary as there are not many left), a bow cuff (any latex colour), a pocket mirror and two mini bath bombs.
It can be purchased here.
At £45 it contains high waisted halter hotpants, bow earrings or pasties (please specify), perspex necklace (styles may vary), pocket mirror and bath bombs .
It’s available on the site, here.
It contains bow panties, pasties (or bow earrings if you don’t wear pasties), a necklace, a pocket mirror and bath bombs.
Purchase yours here.
Buying your gifts from small, independent designers is rewarding because you get a unique item that has been hand made or put together with care and attention to detail. There is a much smaller chance of getting your loved one a similar gift to what someone else has got them so they will hopefully cherish your gift and feel special. The seller or designer also appreciates your purchase a lot more than a large company with millions of sales, you are helping them survive in a hard economic climate and, in the spirit of Christmas, making their holiday season a happy one too.
Last month I put on a fashion show at the Katzenjammer Club a new, vibrant and interesting cabaret style night in central London.
I would like to thank The Roustabouts, who put on the night for having me and my gorgeous models for doing the outfits justice and putting on a great show. They are:
I’d also like to thank Richard Ayres for loaning me the headpieces to use in the show.
Show Images by Al Overdrive and the official Katezenjammer club photographer.
There wasn’t anyone there to film the show but my friend took a little video on her phone.
Al Overdrive also took some shots of us back stage:
I realised I haven’t done any shopping/wish list type posts for ages so I’ve put together a board with my top 10 affordable gift ideas (a lot of which are on my list too).
- 1. Round cushions, £6.99 Ebay
- 2. Chandelier, £38.00 ebay or BHS
- 3. Box frame, £4 Ikea
- 4. LED cherry blosson tree, £34.99 Ebay
- 5. White stag head, £50 ebay
- 6. White candelabra, £32.90 kandco.com
- 7. Waffle maker, £23.99 Ebay
- 8. Scatter lights, £5 Ikea
- 9. Note book, £4 Ikea
- 10. Oil burner, £4.95 Ebay
This week I’m continuing with the decorating inspiration, though I have got my tree up and have bought most of my presents. I’m also looking to the future, with the realisation that the year is almost over and I should probably get planning my large projects for 2014!
I also managed to get my tree up. It isn’t as big or elaborate as the ones in my inspiration pictures but I’m quite pleased with it. I made some of the left over perspex jewellery into decorations and also used fake fur from last year’s winter wonderland show, roses from the Opulence collection shoot and lace trim from the “origin of monsters” editorial to give it a personal touch.
When I was younger I always enjoyed the fact that our family Christmas tree was covered in miss-matched decorations, each telling a story so I wanted to incorporate objects that evoke memory into my decorating as well.