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Victoria Seraphina at The Con Club
Timperley based designer, Victoria Clegg was due to speak at the October meeting of the The Creative Network last month. Unfortunately, Victoria had a nasty road accident on the way to the venue and ended up in hospital! The good news is that she is now recovering and planning to speak about her new luxury loungewear brand, Victoria Seraphina, at The Con Club in Altrincham at 7pm on Monday the 11th December.
Victoria will describe the development of her brand from original concept to its launch in September. It has required Victoria to tackle a steep learning curve, gaining skills in marketing, accounts, IT and dealing with suppliers.
For Victoria, , the design and creation of the garments is the easy bit. However, the work is labour intensive as Victoria creates her own patterns and hand sews every piece. For example, her signature satin robe requires seven metres of fabric and 15 hours to make.
Victoria's passion for the golden era of Hollywood is reflected in the vintage elegance and sumptuous fabrics of her robes, separates, lingerie and bridal wear. Elle Magazine recognised the beauty of her garments and featured them in December 2016 - long before the collection was complete! The evening will also be an opportunity to see and perhaps try on some of these gorgeous creations.
Future plans include themed collections named ‘Gothic’, ‘Snow Queen’ and ‘New York’. Victoria’s new website https://victoriaseraphina.com/ contains more details of her work.
Tickets are available from Eventbrite HERE
Open Studios Altrincham hosting a Christmas Pop Up Shop Altrincham
Looking for a different kind of present this year? Something original, handmade and local? Open Studios Altrincham is hosting a fantastic Christmas ‘pop up’ shop selling work from local designers and makers. The shop is in Open Studios’s new premises in a beautiful art deco building at 47 - 49 Stamford New Road, Altrincham. Christmas shoppers will have the chance to choose from a wide range including handmade ceramics and jewellery, cushions and bags and original prints and paintings.
The shop opened on Friday the 24th November and will close on Christmas Eve – unless the stock is sold before then! Trade has been brisk since the opening but, fortunately, new work is arriving all the time so there will be plenty to choose from.
The plan is for the pop -up shop to be open from 11am until 8pm during the week and 12 until 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Any artists and makers who would like to display their work should drop in for a chat.
47-49 Stamford New Road, Altrincham WA14 1DS
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From London to Timperley. How did that come about?
I have a good friend who lives in Altrincham so on a visit from London Made a decision to set up a Herbal clinic in the area as I love the area.
I searched online and found the village osteopaths in Timperley and I have been practising there since June 2017.
How does a consultation work?
In my Herbal medicine consultation a full medical history is taken the complaint the Person has come to see me about .
Their past medical history , their family history , their medication history past and present and a full revue of each body system including blood pressure and pulse taking and any relevant physical examinations.
How do our viewers get in touch?
The best way to contact me is via my website urbanbasedherbalist.com
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