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How To Tea Stain Lace

Tea staining has been around for hundreds of years. It is the perfect way to give fabric, lace or even paper an antique or vintage feel. I was first introduced to tea staining as a small child when my brother and I drew out a treasure map. To give the map an aged look my mother made a cup of tea, removed the tea bag and wiped it gently over the paper. It worked! She also set the corners alight with a match to give it a vintage feel, though I wouldn't recommend you ever doing that with any fabric or lace! It was from that moment that my fascination with natural dyes began. Our latest Antique Tea Rose Collection, featuring a...

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How To Wash Silk Lingerie

Each item in our collection is made in Britain with extra love and care. The silk and lace pieces have all been tried and tested in our studio and washed in a dozen different ways to see which will keep the silk luxurious and the delicate lace trims intact. Everyday wear will affect the quality of your silk lingerie. Body heat, body lotions and perfumes will spoil the fabric, so extra care has to been given when washing each piece. It may be time consuming, but we highly recommend hand washing every silk and lace piece from our collections. The extra time spent caring for each piece will make them last so much longer. Use a mild soap or silk...

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Behind The Scenes Of Our AW13 Shoot.

    On the 6th January 2013 a group of the usual suspects gathered to work on our latest collection's photo shoot. We decided to meet up in a very small yet stylish hotel room in London to prepare for what I feel is the best shoot to date. We also managed to confuse a few guests by ironing our knickers, bras and teddies in the communal ironing room. I'm sure they wondered what 7 girls and 1 guy were doing in one hotel room!  We were very excited to have stylist Frankie Murray not only style the shoot for us (for our fourth season) but also document the shoot on her blog. So for a behind the scenes look at what goes on...

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Shhh.. It's Our Secret Sample Sale This Saturday

We will be holding our first ever Brighton based sample sale this saturday. Limited edition pieces, sale items as well as some styles from our Autumn Winter 2012 collection will be discounted and avalible at this secret location along the seafront. Guests will be welcomed at the door with drinks and nibbles, and an opportunity to view the collections alongside British jewerelly label DOWSEdesign and the Secret Store's stunning selection of hand picked vintage womenswear and accessories. The event, this Saturday 24th November, from 11am till 4pm, is invite only. Please RSVP secretstore@btinternet.com to add your name to the list and receive the address. Please note this event is cash only.

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