Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Che Camille - Harris Tweed Exhibition

What a lovely night we had at the launch for Che Camille's Harris Tweed Month. Yummy cocktails, fashionistas and istos, stunning roof terrace, tweed clad models and 'the dress'! The most beautiful dress I ever did see...

We went along with a group of our Fantoosherie Dolls and after a few glasses of wine in Sloans headed up for some mingling (we thought for a second we might not get in though, seemed like the builders were getting a bit angry!!) We wandered around dreaming of all the things we would buy if we could, a leather dress in the back corner really caught my eye!! There was also another Jewellery Designer who had dabbled in working with tweed, her necklaces were beautiful and unusual, who ever thought tweed could be so versatile!

Moving on to non Tweed related subjects...there is a new design studio/exhibition space created by Andre Daniels, Karen Andrews and Marianne Vosloo opening its doors tomorrow night from 7pm. The arts and crafts Studio is on Hayburn Lane, just off Clarence Drive. It will be host to weekly exhibitions of selected artists...there will be tattoos, paintings, jewellery, photography, film making, jewellery, glass work, graffiti...the list goes on! Come along and tomorrow night and see for yourself! Fantoosherie will be displaying a range!

Until next time...stay fancy!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Fantoosherie is the New Black

Hello fancy friends, Fantoosherie have been busy stitching a big, sleek, black beauty of a necklace for an amazing woman we met on Monday. We were (rather unexpectedly) invited over to show our accessories to a mysterious woman who wanted to have a piece of our jewellery to wear to an event in South Africa. We didn't realise at the time she'd be getting on the plane the next day and that she wanted an gigantic, extravegant black number! Well we jumped at the challenge! I have to mention too that this woman is living in my dream house: high tenement ceillings, Frida Kahlo prints plastered on the wall, the most amazing view of Glasgow from her bedroom and a fantastic 1920's mahogany drinks cabinet the size of my wardrobe!

But to the jewellery... Myself and Kirsty ran straight home (ok via vino to chatter over the bizzare evening's happenings) to dig out all the black scraps we had. Leather, lace, satin, silk it was going to be a mass of black texture! We brought our pieces together last night and will be dropping it off to her husband later tonight who will be flying our precious creation out to her! I don't think I can let it go. I think it looks like a fancy Queen of the Crows!

We also had a wee bit spare so we're going to add a surprise fabric ring to her package too!

In other news we're getting very excited for the new Harris Tweed designs launch at Che Camille Tomorow evening. We are thrilled to be part of the exhibition as Tweed fanatics! Pictures coming soon, it will be a kaleidoscope of colour compared to our dip into black!

In the meantime, put the kettle on and stay fancy x