Wednesday, 31 July 2013

NEW PRODUCT ALERT!!!! The Bettie Pyjamas

It's that time of the season to introduce you to some new products.  Today I received my costing for these babies and so I thought I would share with you the lovely photos of the Bettie Pyjama Top and the Bettie Pyjama Bottoms that match perfectly with the Peach Bettie Robe.

Wear the shirt untucked like above, or for a more authentic 1940's look tucked into the trousers, like the photos below.

These shots were taken back in May when I had my photoshoot with Tigz Rice Studios, and Miss Honey Bare Hair and Make-Up Artist.  Here is a little blurb about the new products:

"Too add to the Bettie Collection the Bettie Pyjama Top and Bettie Pyjama Bottoms have been created.  Again this set is in a typical 1940’s style to compliment the Bettie Robe.  The top is a traditional pyjama shirt with gathers at the sleeve head for that 40’s twist and gathering above the bust.  It is finished with pearlized peach buttons down the front.  The style is loose to accommodate many bust sizes.  The pyjama bottoms are a high waisted style and in a typical ‘full’ style so reminiscent of the 1940’s.  There is a flattering detail ‘V’ shaped band at the front waist, emphasising a slim waist and full hips, and elastic at the back for slipping on and off."

They will be available late August early September and the shirt will be £105 and the trousers will be £110.  As always they are 100% Made in the UK!!!  Oh and make sure you zoom into the photos to see the AMAZING necklace that I was kindly loaned by Pip Jolley Jewellery.  I HAVE to have one of these!!!  It is cast in silver then dipped in yellow gold, even the clasp is gloriously luxurious!

I actually squealed with delight when I saw the clasp!  This beauty is a steal at £195 so head on over to her website and snap one up!  Which reminds me, I am going to the launch event of Pip's new video tomorrow night so will probably blog about it in the near future. 

In the mean time I would love to hear your thoughts on the Bettie Pyjamas.

Lots of Love
Betty xxx

Thursday, 18 July 2013

La La La La La America

I am back from the Americana International Show and currently basking in the summer sun.  Who knows, we may not get another spell of good weather like this in 7 years again!  So would you like to see how I spent last weekend?  Well go on then!  Here are some pics the delectable Ellen of B Millinery took of our weekend.

I first have to state that it was the hottest weekend we have had here in Blighty for A VERY LONG TIME.  And to add salt to the wound the fashion show and my stall were held in an aircraft hanger...........a metal aircraft hanger.  Needless to say it was like being on the inside of an oven AND I lost my fan.  So can I say I enjoyed my weekend?  Well no not really.  But the company more than made up for the hellish conditions.

Here are the gorgeous models making themselves look even more gorgeous, huddling in the shade to try and keep cool.  Shout out to Miss Jessica Holly (red skirt and white cherry top), I love this lady!  Great model and great person so go and check her out, she's a star in the making.

Here is Aislinn showing the models how it's done!  Aislinn is the lady behind Boo Boo Kitty Couture and organised the catwalk show for us all.

Then of course Ellen and I had a stall and rail side by side showing our wares.  So here are a few artistic shots Ellen took (I was far too hot and bothered to faff around with my camera ;))

Did the crowd love our wares?  Well of course they did!!!!  Did we do a roaring trade?  As good as could be expected, but it wasn't our target audience really.

The clientele was a strange one, I can't really figure out who their target market is at this festival.  It was like the cast of Cry Baby meets the cast of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and not in a good way.  Very very odd.  But there were a lot of pretty cars around to distract us from the strange landscape.  Again cue artsy pics Ellen took.

How awesome are the piggies and the mini car that child is in!  Well actually all the cars are pretty awesome.  So we did some gratuitous posing by a car............Except I really wasn't in the mood on account of being a bit tired and grumpy.

That's my 'hurry up and take the goddamn picture' face.  Fear it.  Ellen however did a much better posing job.

I guess I should get more practise in as we are going to Viva next year and there will be lots of posing in front of pretty cars to do.  Anyway back to the point of this post!

The fashion show.  On the first day I sat at the front of the stage and filmed my slot on the catwalk.  I have had SO much fun today editing it in Windows Live Movie Maker!  It's actually like a mini movie!  So here it is:

And yes there are some NEVER BEFORE SEEN NEW AW13 items in this video ;), can you spot them?  Well I will be releasing the official product photos of them over the next few weeks on facebook, my newsletter and right here on my blog - so make sure you keep checking and have signed up for everything!

All that is left to be said is a HUUUUUGGEEEEEEEE thank you to Ellie at Darlings Vintage, who put Ellen, myself and Miss Jessica Holly up for the weekend.  I can't speak for the others, but the best part of the weekend for me was being welcomed into your home and sharing 'lady fuel' (white wine), watermelon daiquiris and yummy food with your friends and your lovely Mummy.  I'm going to hazard a guess but I don't think Liam is going to appreciate this next photo, but we made him into a pin up girl!!!

Not sure he knew I took a picture but ho hum.  Oh and of course huge thanks to the lovely models that agreed to model my designs.  If you are interested in who modeled for me look at the credits in the video or keep checking my facebook page as I add photos and will link to their modeling page.

Lots of Love
Betty xxx

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

NEW PRODUCT ALERT - Peach Bettie Robe

Hello my lovely readers.  I have some exciting news for you all.  My fabulous London factory contacted me to tell me they had managed to fit a few of my Autumn/Winter 13 items a little earlier than they had pencilled me in for.  So this means I can release the new Peach Bettie Robe early :).  So without further ado here are the piccys of the Peach Bettie from the photoshoot I had with Tigz Rice Studios and model Fleur de Guerre in May.

it is exactly the same as the original leopard print Bettie Robe, except it is made in a glorious peach crepe back satin.  It is quite a heavy weight satin, so perfect for that in between weather, when it is not too hot but not quite winter yet.  She is going to retail at £235 and I have popped her up on my website for pre - order.  So go and snap one up!  Oh and did I mention that it will be in an increased size range?  It will be available from size XS through to XL to please even more of you ladies out there.

This robe is the ultimate in Hollywood Glamour.  I imagine Rita Hayworth would have had one of these in her wardrobe.  In fact I did spot a similar robe on Lauren Becall in a film I was watching the other month.  Can't for the life of me remember which one but here is a photo.
So you too can look like a Hollywood starlet with the new Peach Bettie Robe!  Head on over to my website to pre-order your robe now!

I hope you like this brand new product and I would love to hear your thoughts on it :).

Lots of Love
Betty xxx