Friday, 11 December 2015

Production News - Story of a Jacket

With just the right amount of Bette Lynch - this animal faux fur jacket is the party season MUST have. Here at House of Foxy - we feel like proud parents and want to share the story of its making.

I have in my collection of vintage clothing, a lovely and very wearable lightweight 50s jacket. Its warm but not cumbersome and goes with everything. Its starting to get overworked and because of its merits, i decided it would be a great addition to our range AND would be most helpful for all our customers who tend to love the same things as me ;-)

So after further research and the discovery of a fabulous faux fur fabric with a low pile, the new 50s Cute Swing jacket was born. See a similar style from butte rick below.

 Now - we don't like faux fur at our production unit - the fibres get everywhere and clog up the machines. We made this costly mistake before - so this fabric was perfect, it is furry but has a low pile. We also liked the slightly lower key leopard print - not a full on Bette Lynch. non UK readers - google it ;-)

From a design feature point of view - we wanted this cute jacket to be different from our very popular 50s Shawl Swing coat. This jacket is 5 inches shorter, has bracelet length sleeves rather than full length and one button fastening at the collar rather than the open style. We chose a curved collar because it hugs the neck in that snuggly way and reminded me of snaps of marilyn in the early 50s with Joe Dimaggio. (I daren't add any pics because they are really hot on charging people for use)

The buttons is a simple faceted style in bronze/black and is, as ever, from a British supplier. We were going to go sparkly but we felt this was more elegant.

Basically - we are really thrilled with this jacket. Its lightweight but top quality and we hope to make in some heavier colours.

Is there a colour way/style you would like to see in our collection? Email us or message through Facebook - because we would LOVE to know!

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Partywear Photoshoot

Last week we did our annual partywear photoshoot with Burlesque star Missy Malone. Missy was our very first model back in December 2010 and we have worked with her ever since.

I always struggle with timing our shoots because there is always something new coming out that will inevitably be missed. Already we have two dresses that we couldn't get sampled in time - one of which is a hot leopard print style.

Nethertheless, it was a great shoot with plenty of new and exciting styles that we will most likely continue on to early spring.

A lot to get through :-)

This was an easy going shoot, with a simple white background - but we had a lot to get through. We are trying to slowly build up an archive of model shots to show customers, returning and new, how the styles will look their best. We are expecting to do this with separates and to create seasonal look books. Customers tell us that this really helps them to make good choices and build their own looks up.

The party skirt 

New products include the 50s Silver Party Skirt - a full box pleat skirt in silver brocade. So fabulous and very wearable for those who prefer to avoid dresses. But also - and coming soon - is our superb 50s Marilyn Jacket in soft leopard print. My days of venturing out to a party in winter without a coat are completely over so I cannot wait for this - its just the perfect answer to party wear glamour!

To see our party wear lookbook - click here

Many thanks again to Missy and to Dom from Bespoke Imagery for a great day and inspirational pics!