Editor’s Letter

On The 1st Day Of Christmas…

The Inspiration Behind Red / Rot / Rouge

Paint The Town Red…

“If there’s one woman wearing red, she will inevitably be the eye-catcher
of the evening. It’s as though the room is suddenly illuminated
— simply perfect for a grand entrance.”
– Valentino

Following the launch of my second fashion art collection, I thought I would share some of the inspiration behind Red / Rot / Rouge…

While creating my Red / Rot / Rouge collection I was inspired by the glamour of London in the 60’s; the union jack; Kate Moss; brilliant red lips; Georgia Jagger; red nail polish; British telephone boxes; David Downton’s Illustration of Twiggy; thick textured paint; and of course Red! Vivid, bold, unforgettable, dramatic red…

To view the  Red / Rot / Rouge collection & shop online, please visit caragray.com xx

p.s. And remember you will receive 8 complimentary Gift Cards with every purchase from CaraGray.com this Christmas!


Photos from daviddownton.com / katespade.com / rimmellondon.com / fashiongonerogue.com / google images

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Editor’s Letter

December Inspiration

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” – Yves Saint-Laurent

This month I am inspired by a beautiful, sparkling gold and cream colour palette – perfect for Christmas cocktail parties and your festive decorations…

Christmas is without question my favourite time of year. I am so excited for the festive season and to add to my constant happiness, my little baby boy is due to arrive in early January… so the preparation and anticipation is filling my every thought!

On Uptown Twirl this month I am also thrilled to be bringing you the ’10 Days Of Christmas’. Each of my 10 featured posts will be accompanied by a Christmas inspired fashion illustration! 10 Days Of Christmas articles begin next week! So watch this space for Christmas festivity!

Just a few of the things inspiring me this month…

The intricate, exquisite detailing of Marchesa’s Spring / Summer 2013 collection; ornate tea-parties with delectable sweet treats and fabulously dressed ladies; cute bow embellishments; sparkling sequins; precious flowers; beautiful ball gowns; luxe candles with pretty scents; and everything and anything Christmas…

What is inspiring you this December? xx

Photos from style.com / thealternativebride.blogspot.com.au / littlebitsoflovely.blogspot.com.au

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Editor’s Letter


“One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.”
– Karl Lagerfeld

My November Inspiration…

This month I am crazy for red, black and white. As Coco Chanel so perfectly put it:

“I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony”.

Maybe it’s the fact that the festive season is just around the corner and pretty Christmas decorations are beginning to appear on street corners and Shopping Centres. Or possibly it’s that my Red / Rot / Rouge collection will be launching in just over a week {which is entirely red, white and black – see a sneak peek above}! Or even a very special project I am working on right now with a Magazine for Christmas… {will tell you more later}! Red, black and white are my November inspiration…

Just a few of the things inspiring me this month…

Everything in vivid shades of red – from the bold, striking, yet unbelievably pretty Christian Dior Resort 2013 collection to perfectly manicured nails, luscious lips, flowers, capes and macaroons {of course!}; the exquisitely elegant, understated perfection of Chanel packaging; the quintessential Chanel 2.55 handbag, worn with complete sophistication against a white blouse with black cuffs; and this editorial featuring the beautiful Emma Maclaren from December 2011 {with her statement-making red lips and accessories}…

What is inspiring you this November?

Happy Weekend! xx

Photos from dustjacketattic.blogspot.com.au / littlebitsoflovely.blogspot.com.au /
thealternativebride.blogspot.com.au /  kjsdesign.blogspot.com.au

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