Places To Visit

Cotton Couture: 1950s Commissions from Manchester (Manchester Art Gallery)

I stumbled across this fabulous exhibition when I was researching a blog for Time Out Manchester. You may have read my Gallery of Costume Dior blog a couple of years ago – I’ve always wondered what’s in the vaults there and it turns out this is. This exhibition runs until the end of August, and… Continue reading Cotton Couture: 1950s Commissions from Manchester (Manchester Art Gallery)

Places To Visit

Vintage Inspiration: Polsden Lacey

A couple of weeks ago me and the hublet went camping for a week (I know Vegas then camping, I am spoiling myself!). As a day trip out and while Timothy was on his course I took a trip to Polsden Lacey, a National Trust house and grounds in Dorking. I wasn’t expecting too much,… Continue reading Vintage Inspiration: Polsden Lacey

Places To Visit

The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender 2014 & My Vegas Visit

Foreword Apologies in advance to those not interested in burlesque, you may or may not know I hung up my performing shoes in December but still remain a part of the community as a burlesque blogger over at http://www.ivywilde.net and I still co-run the North West Burlesque Society. One of the reasons I stopped performing… Continue reading The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender 2014 & My Vegas Visit

Museums, Places To Visit

Dior Exhibition: The Gallery of Costume, Manchester

Nestled in the rather lovely Platt Fields Park, and very agreeably a five minute walk from my house, is The Gallery of Costume. Entirely funded by the City Council it has, in recent years, been refurbished and updated to include a changing exhibitions gallery, all housed in the magnificent Georgian Grade II listed building. It's… Continue reading Dior Exhibition: The Gallery of Costume, Manchester