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Tutu | Raylene Harvey

Tutu

I am a sucker for skirts (don’t you know it) and have always wanted to make my own tutu. When I was invited to attend the #CTCFD2014 fashion show as a VIP I knew this would be the perfect opportunity to make it, and rock it!

I think it turned out pretty sweet, especially when paired with my new Christian Louboutin-inspired lace-up heels. These puppies have been on my wishlist since I first saw them all over Pinterest, and when I saw them at Aldo last weekend, I knew I just had to have them! They add that oh so signature touch of edge to the girly-ness of the tutu.

Tutu | Raylene Harvey

Tutu – Made By Me // Cropped Jacket – Edgars // Cropped Bralette – Nick Coutts for MRP/Mr Price // Spikey Clutch – The Lot // Neckpiece – Spree // Earrings – Lovisa // Lace-up Heels – Aldo

“I originally started this blog to document my personal style and sewing journey. And it’s time to reset, re-focus and concentrate on that again. Yes, networking by attending events is important, and I will certainly keep doing that if time allows, but my main priority is expressing my creativity through design, and documenting it on this blog.”


I attended the show with my sister, Arlene (performing artist, dancer, choreographer), and friend, Jill Hector (personal stylist and make-up artist). We all ended up rocking monochrome, one of my favourite trends of all time! We got to enjoy the fashion show in the front row – something I have not yet experienced until now. Being an aspiring fashion designer, you can just imagine how excited I was to get an up-close look at the amazing designs created by the talented students of the Cape Town College of Fashion Design. I was inspired beyond measure, and left feeling amped to start working on my own collection! Yes, so what if I didn’t go to fashion school! I intend to learn from the best and try and make this work on my own. I know it means I will make a lot of mistakes and potentially have to jump through hoops, but hey, that’s what makes this fashion journey so rewarding, right? It’s going to be really challenging working on this creative passion of mine whilst also having a full-time day job as a web developer – that in itself is already pretty hectic. Then, having to attend events, take photos, capture footage, and then put the posts together and also editing the videos all by myself… it’s a lot of work, and it takes time. I have to start prioritizing and really deciding what I need to focus on with this blog! I originally started this blog to document my personal style and sewing journey. And it’s time to reset, re-focus and concentrate on that again. Yes, networking by attending events is important, and I will certainly keep doing that if time allows, but my main priority is expressing my creativity through design, and documenting it on this blog.

Tutu | Raylene Harvey
Tutu | Raylene Harvey
Tutu | Raylene Harvey
Tutu | Raylene Harvey

Photo Credit: Ricardo Harvey

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