Durban from a different angle

28 February 2010

This is how I spend my weekend...taking lots of snaps of Durban from many angles. I find the entire city so inspiring - even the not so pretty areas. There is inspiration in each corner - take a look at your city from a new angle today.  Open your eyes to something new and make this week one for discovery.

For Sale 4 SOLD

25 February 2010

Snip Snip Birdies Tape Measure Corsage Brooch: 
90 rand + 10 rand postage (within South Africa)
Sorry this product has been sold.  Corsages are available to order so just send me a mail.
Off white tape measure corsage with handmade bow crafted with ribbon from Norfolk, England.  Vintage button in the middle of bow with little scissor charm dangling down.  Fastens with a brooch back.

Length:  9cm
Width:  6cm
Size of Scissor Charm:  2.5cm

To give this little pretty a good home - just email...

Terms & Conditions available on request and will be sent when a purchase enquiry is made. International shipping costs available on request.

Remember to check out the other products that are FOR SALE.

The Package Project is here...

24 February 2010

The Package Project is an exchange aimed to connect bloggers around the world and to grow the blogging community even further. It is all about swopping pretty packages and handmade delights. The packaging only makes the exchange more fun so get creative...strings, manila tags and ribbons galore. Each package must be a joy to receive and each time you do receive one...pop out your camera and snap away. This way we all get to share in a bit of your excitement.

Hop on over to The Package Project blog and join now! me -

oh, hello friend.

oh, hello friend is one of my favourite blogs and if you have visited it then I am sure it is one of yours too.  Danni is the ever inspiring one behind this special blog.  She makes sure that each post is a treat and a delight to the eye.  Cupcake Couture is filled with joy today as Danni used one of my photos in her inspiration post.  Thank you Danni ~ you made my week!

Interview @ Glossary

22 February 2010

Thank you to Lauren from the blog Glossary for the lovley interview that she did with me. She is such a delight.  Read it here and learn more about Cupcake Couture.

Cupcake Couture's Must Have Items

21 February 2010

Don't let me be the one to remind you the importance of key items.  This week I feel that these are my essentials for a better life:

The Men's Watch

Hunt around vintage shops for broken ones that can be worn as bracelets.  Alternatively go shopping for a real men's watch.  Tempo at American Swiss does some affordable, authentic styles.  This beauty is from ASOS.

The Satchel:

Alexa Chung dangles one so why not invest in a scholarly look yourself. I found mine in a charity shop for £2. A vintage one will have more character and the leather will have that worn in appeal.

The Brogue:

Comfort and an instant wardrobe update awaits you once you embrace the brogue.  Mr Price has some casual "man shoe" options as well has the more committed brogues...look out for the pink, grey and teal options that are in store at the moment.  Contact 031 310 8156 to locate a store near you with your size.  Alternatively for the shoppers not in South Africa - try ASOS.

Let me know what you think are current essential items.  Perhaps I will include your selection in next weeks "Must Have" post.  If you have a clothing range, accessory label or some great ideas then tell me about it and you will be credited for your contribution should it be selected.


20 February 2010

Hello once again.
Apologies for the blogging hiatus this week. The day job has kept me beyond busy.
In amongst all of that I have also been working on some new orders and new corsages. Plus an interview which will be posted by one of my favourite blogs soon. I promise to catch up with you tomorrow.

Girl du jour

16 February 2010

I am focusing a lot on clothes and wardrobes at the moment because I have a passion for organising my own as well as the occasional hanging and straightening of friend's cupboards. Just consider it a little something I like to do. Anyway less of Cupcake's couture and more of Show Me Your Wardrobe. Blogger, fashion expert, stylist and Elle girl du jour...Jackie Dixon is the creative behind this insightful blog. Despite a resume to rival Anna Wintour's, she is a brilliant photographer too. Some girls seem to have it all! Fabulous I say!  I can't urge you enough to take a swift, stiletto clad leap over to her photography site!

My City...

15 February 2010