Posts by Victoria Hannah

Design Your Own Dress.

Rebecca Mayhew is an extremely gifted medium on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and not only did I have the pleasure of designing a couple dresses for her recently but she also agreed to be my model for this blog. She echoes what quite a number of curvy ladies lament, there are not enough beautiful floaty dresses for…

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The Importance of Beautiful, Well-Fitted Lingerie.

Beautiful Well Fitted Plus Size Dress

Lingerie. Just saying the word is sensual in itself and the French terminology is so much nicer than saying bra and knickers, don’t you agree? Rather than trying to explain more about the origins of this necessary undergarment, this site gives a much better description here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lingerie One of the stipulations I make when a new…

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Bespoke vs Off-The-Rail.

What do Jacqueline Kennedy, Amal & George Clooney, Michelle & Barack Obama, Robert Downey Jnr, Princess Diana, Jennifer Aniston, Christine Lagarde to name just a few, all have in common? Answer: Immaculate style and beautifully tailored clothes. Oh yes, it does take rather a few more notes out of the wallet to support such elegance,…

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Learning to Screen Print

I destroyed so much fabric when I was young trying to either design a wonderful dress, before I became a patternmaker, or attempting to paint some fabulous creation whenever I got a plain piece. This was fabric that my Mum bought for me from the local travelling salesman and since we were not a wealthy…

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My Love Affair With Big Cats

I visited a lion park down in Hamilton in the middle of the North Island in New Zealand in the 1970s and fell in love as I held onto a baby lion. He was very heavy but, my goodness, I did not want to let him go. He was utterly adorable. I have mentioned in…

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My Immersion Into My Art Continues…….

Wow, so much has happened since my last post! Last year I was taking control of my art by expanding and exploring my techniques and materials. This year, my sketching has evolved and I’ve now left my coloured pencils rather lonely on the shelf in favour of watercolours, sketching pens and graphite pencils  I am…

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New Year’s Eve in Freiberg, Saxony.

December 31st 2015 and we were on our way back to Freiberg where both my friends Heidi and Bernd studied. It is a journey they make every year to see their very good friends and catch up for New Year, to reminisce, laugh and look forward, although the conversation was rather more sombre this year…

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Dresden and Meissen

Monday 28th December, 10:30am and we set off on a 2 hour drive to Dresden. One thing to keep in mind when travelling into a city on a busy work day, especially if you are not familiar with that city, go to the bathroom en route before you hit the city outskirts. Bernd asked me…

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A Visit to the Mountains

Saturday 26th December was a lovely sunny day and we drove up to Keilberg in the Czech Republic then back into Germany to go up Fichtelberg, berg in German is mountain. You can see both the mountains in the distance as you drive towards them which is about a 1/2 hour  from Annaberg. Keilberg is…

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