Wednesday, 23 December 2009

White Tights (Predicament)

ah, aaah, aaah, aaah
Uhraah!
Bass!

Ooh White, White
Ooh White, White
Ooh White, White

Ooh White Tights- Vision dreams of passion
Blowin’ through my mind- and all the while I think of you
High price- a very strange reaction
For us to unwind- the more I see, the more I do
Something like a phenomenon, Baby!
Tellin your body to come along, but white tights blow away
Blow! Rock it! Blow!

Ahhh Higher, baby
Ahhh Get higher, baby!
Ahhh Get higher, baby!
And don't ever come down! Freebase!

Rang dang diggedy dang di-dang indeed. Guess who is having a white tights predicament? No, not Grandmaster Flash but Yes Natalie. Thought I'd solved my problem of tights suppliers no longer making or stocking white tights by purchasing them at a retail shop only to discover... shock horror they'd sent me 3 pairs of white tights and a load of bloody footless tights.

That's just not on. Especially since I'm in the depths of Somerset and the shop is in London. Grrrr.

So, if you were after white tights with Anchors, Queen of Hearts I'm afraid I'm not going to get them out until the new year. Sorry for any inconvenience. hey, maybe take a peak at the purple, red, teal and cerise styles...pretty hot, no?

Monday, 21 December 2009

Etsy Shop

Did I mention that I have an Etsy shop?
So far, only one design is listed although the others are detailed within that listing. Best thing to do is to order a pair via their site and drop me a line via an Etsy conversation or email to say which style you'd like.

Prints Charming tights on Etsy

Spending this next week figuring out the best way to run Yes Natalie in Melbourne...would hate to lose momentum now.

Right, better prepare myself for a week of full-tum-times back in Somerset. x

Friday, 18 December 2009

Goodness me, word travels fast! I popped out today to track down some very hard-to-find white tights (you wouldn't believe it but two tights companies are out of stock or discontinuing lines, don't they know white tights are white hot??) and came home to more & more orders, an email from some sweet fashion designer in Israel wanting to market Yes Natalie, and the loveliest feature on stylebubble

...of course I'm delighted, Susie Bubble is a bloggers hero, her dedication to covering all the loveliest fashion items is next to none. I wonder how it is she has time to party hard too?

You'll be relieved to know that I now have some white and cream tights and have got out of a craft fair tomorrow so can print away my hangover.

A-hem, I'm also DJing at mine and Laura's night Make it Stop Mum with New Young Pony Club at Moustache bar. Dressed as Jesus no less, with a beard. Come down for the hottest party in Dalston, 58 Stoke Newington Road. x

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Wow, what a night

Really great turn out last night, thanks to everyone who came, who saw and who bought. HUGE thanks to Kat & Cissi who hosted us at Swanfield. We were pretty well behaved for a mass of ladies and free flowing bubbly but it's pretty damn risky combining cake, tipsy peeps and beautiful clothes.

Extra special props to:
Cake baker extraordinaire Ashleigh; Keisha, Lucy, Shannon and Cliona for helping with everything from websites, to party pictures to cleaning, needless to say, it wouldn't have happened without your help. And to Laura who gave me a massive kick up the bum and all the girls for your legs and encouragement.

Lets hope there are some good pics from weknowwhatyoudidlastnight's Christopher James, otherwise, he'll have to give me those peach tights back. (Ssshhhh)

Enough of the schmaltz* ...onwards and upwards! x

(Guess who has Yiddish fridge magnets?)

Monday, 14 December 2009

Helpful freinds & more tight prints

Check out Shannon's pins in the cerise 'The Lady' cameo tights. I've had all the girls helping out at some point in the last week - thank heavens for such a great bunch of mates .
Lucy's not working at the moment so she offered to make me bunting for my launch. I can't wait to hang it in the shop. How sweet of her, it's a bit of a fiddly task. She's also sorted out my business card and logo design. As with all of my house mates, her incredible tolerance of my mess and flapping has not gone unnoticed.
Little scissor kicks, my first tights design, the motif that got the ball rolling.

Shannon's lovely legs again modeling 'The Lady' in teal, they actually look a little darker in real life.

Tights in charcuterie packaging, what a picture. Cute, don't you think?
White Guns & Roses tights

*not actual charcuterie packaging, I promise your limbs wont end up smelling of chorizo.

Looky looky, new tights prints!

The lovely Keshia and Shannon came over to help me today and we had a little shoot in my kitchen whilst I was up to my elbows in printing ink and bossing people around. Happy days. Thanks girlies. x
Pics by Keshia, Legs by Shannon, tights by you-know-who

Blue Dropped Anchors
Guns & Roses on Cerise
Red Queen of Hearts
Black Queen of Hearts

Sunday, 13 December 2009

The Birds tights


Photo: Joss McKinley

Prints charming tights by Yes Natalie launches Tuesday 15th Dec at Swanfield boutique, upstairs in Kingly Court off Carnaby. Come down for a nibble, a little tipple and browse the tights collection, velveteen hand muffs and latest offerings from Mine, Cecilia Hammaborg, Jenny Jenny Jewellery, Nicola de Main and more.

More images of tights designs to follow.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Nataliemariewillis.co.uk is undergoing maintenance and will resume with my portfolio and an online accessories shop poste haste.

In the meantime, here are some recent videos I have worked on and images from shoots.
My most recent work includes a commercial for Air Canada and co-designer of the Moonshadow play in Yusuf Islam's (Cat Stevens) current live tour.

Worship, Short Film by Calum McDairmid

video
Styled By Natalie Marie Willis

Traid Charity Fashion Show






Styled by Natalie Marie Willis, costumes made my Mariel Gimenob

Coldplay Life in Technicolour by Dougal Wilson

Paolo Nutini, Pencil Full of Lead, Designed by Hannah Glossop

Costume Maker & assistant to Hannah Glossop

Get Cape Wear Cape Fly Stills



Costumes Designed by Natalie Marie Willis

Burlesque Shoot



Styled by Natalie Marie Willis

Filthy Dukes 'Messages' Nicolas Randall

Styled by Natalie Marie Willis


Styled by Natalie Marie Willis, with special thanks to Yves Saint Laurent, McQ, People's Market

Leon Jean Marie, Bring it on by One In Three


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLcAeH6CcoQ


Costumes designed by Natalie Marie Willis

The Teenagers, Make it Happen, by OneinThree

Styled by Natalie Marie Willis

Filthy Dukes & Plastic Little - Tupac Robot Club Rock

Styled by Natalie Marie Willis

Filthy Dukes 'Messages' By Nicolas Randall

Largo al Factotum by Dougal Wilson

Worship short film, by Calum McDiarmid

video
Styled By Natalie Marie Willis