Jo had been traipsing around Hull for three hours and rummaged through just about every
clothing rail in Hull.
She had a big night out coming up that weekend and needed that elusive fashionista party dress.
The only problem was she really couldn't find a thing.
She dreamed of looking like a model, sleek and chic.
It's only her expanding bottom and wobbling arms that are keeping her from achieving
that perfectly styled Chloe Sevigny vision. Sound like a familiar scenario?
This is where Bohemia and Suzie Marquito step in.
Situated down the ever-evolving Newland Avenue, Bohemia is every girls dream; a
dressing up box of exclusive fashion goodies.
The added bonus to these designer draperies is that the clothes in here can be
made to fit any size and shape.
Think of the clothes in here as a sample, explains Suzie, they are all one-offs,
but similar creations can be made to fit your exact shape and size.
Girls come in and they don't like the tops of their arms, but they like their
shoulders ... and almost as if by magic Suzie makes a few alterations and a
faultless flattering outfit appears.
Suzie designs and makes, with the help of Cecilia, her Chilean sewing side-kick,
around 60% of the extensive range of dresses, tops, skirts, handbags, and accessories.
The other pieces, come from up and coming London designers Ceci Tokyo and MBYM,
and the jewellery and art works are from Suzie's numerous contacts, I have
connections in Leeds and Leicester, that's were I went to university, and
then worked and she uses them to her advantage, sourcing some truly unique and gorgeous pieces.
Bohemia is bespoke couture at its best, the only thing missing from these trendy togs
are the obligatory hefty price tags.
Bohemia's clientele are not just the artsy fashion students that Hull uni has
to offer, Suzie says that her clients range from 16 - 76, an elderly lady came in
and bought a printed jersey kimono top.
Anyone and everyone is welcome in the shop, even if it's just to browse, and have
fun dressing up. With Suzie's mum also behind the counter, the more mature,
and slightly less fashion savvy ladies also feel right at home in this cosy boutique.
No pretentious fashion nonsense here.
Suzie has her fashionista fingers in many designer pies.
She started off studying for a BTEC in art and design and went on to do a
Fashion and textiles degree in Leicester.
After years of working in Harvey Nicks in Leeds and lecturing for 8 years as
BTEC course leader, it came to be her 30th birthday and I wanted to do this.
Bohemia was set up in October 2005 and utilises a unique all under one roof philosophy.
Fashion - Plump Those 'Lovely Lady Lumps!' By Jo Allison
Just when you thought you were going to have to shell out thousands and go under the knife to get that bouncy JLo bottom...
Hallelujah for the "Falke Foam Buttocks!" However, if padded briefs seem a bit too
excessive; take a look at six of the gentler ways to get that "just had surgery look".
No pain, no gain, or so the saying goes. For decades women have been living up to
Fashion - If You Haven't Got it, Flaunt It By Jo Allison
David Bailey's most recent project, Democracy, takes a frank, naked view of the real human body. Just what we need in our aesthetically obsessed society.
For too long now skinny has been beautiful, airbrushing a prerequisite.
The fashion world is perhaps one of the worst culprits for warping our perception
of the human body, but the latest offering from
Fashion - Trendy Traditionalists By Jo Allison
Lost your patriotic sense of what it means to be British? Do not despair.
As Gordon Brown urges us to celebrate Britain, Jo Allison re-introduces us to our classically cool English Heritage, from traditional tea to quaint seaside holidays.
Queuing is undoubtedly an extremely English, if somewhat boring occurrence.
However, it can be rather enlightening.
While queuing in the Post Office, I
Fashion - Platform News By Bekki Stephenson
From disco-inspired, glittering soles to five-inch wooden heels, platform shoes are destined to get you noticed.
It is no surprise then that they were all over the catwalk this season.
From post-war inspired cork soles to seventies inspired disco-classics, the runway was flooded with
platform shoes this season. After so many seasons of flowing, dainty designs a
shift towards a style less
Fashion - Fur Goodness Sake By Bekki Stephenson
Supermodel Elle McPherson has backed out of a £1 million contract with luxury
fur company Blackglama over fears that she will be targeted by anti-fur extremists.
But should we really ban fur? Or are we being manipulated by anti-fur movements?
I like fur. I don't wear it very often, partly due to the unforgiving looks of
those from the I'd rather go nakedRead more...
Fashion - Sharon's Fashion Page
Yeah it's Sharon here, Sharon Saxby in fact, though with my special interest in jewellery
I suppose I should be called Sharon Stone.
That was a joke.
Anyway. Here I am with my new exciting fashion page, featuring all the latest
trends from our estate. I can guarantee you'll find something here that you wouldn't
Fashion - Revolver: When Mod meets Modification By Daniel Laney
The new vintage clothing shop set to make a big impact in Hull city centre.
Trinity Market, Hull (Opposite Trinity Church. Mon - Sat 9am-5pm)
When the terms Retro or Vintage are linked with clothes, thoughts of over priced charity shop
fabrics and the smell of musty damp cupboards rapidly come to mind.
Fashion - Looking Good for a Makeover at Les Ciseaux
Les Ciseaux Salon is jointly owned and run by sisters Karen Grant and Cheryl Boulton, aided by Jeannie. Karen is a stylist with 19 years experience in the business and it was her job to make my hair look gorgeous! Cheryl, the salons resident beauty therapist was going to do her best with my face!
Some of Hulls local young talent showed what they were made of last Monday (4th August) in a bright and vibrant summertime bonanza at the Welly club, Beverley Road.
The late-night fashion show was organised by young designer Holly Cryan, who also featured an original collection made under her own label, 'love from holly'. Also supporting the event were designer Emma Lou and with 2 of his current collections in the show, Phil from Rockerfellas Boutique in the Hepworth Arcade in Hull.
Art - Kingswood High School Hosts an Art Exhibition Primary Colours for Fair Trade from school children in Hull by Mo.
Last Thursday saw the launch of a 10 day exhibition called Primary Colours at Kingswood High School, Bransholme.
Featured was artwork from a number of local primary schools - The Dales and Coleford - both under
threat of closure - and Cleeve, Bude and other primary schools
Art - The History of LSD Blotter Art Compiled by Rich Mills
Blotter Art is a term that refers to the artwork that liquid LSD is dropped onto.
The artwork is printed onto blotter paper and then perforated into tiny squares or
hits, which can be torn apart into easy to manage quantities.
In 1938 LSD-25 (or diethylamide
Art Gallery - By Local Artist Patrick Henry
I became a self-taught painter at the age of 36 when living in a mediaeval
village in the French Dordogne.
Post-Impressionism had been my favourite kind of art for long before that.
I think it has a basic relevance that will never be exhausted.
Renaissance paintings are also very
Art Gallery - By Hull Artist Darren Rogers.
This is a series of photographs we'd like to present by Darren Rogers, an artist from Hull, East Yorkshire, England.
Darren has not only proven himself to be an incredible photographer - providing the most
brilliant galleries of live band performances
Articles - Memories of Hull By Frank Storey
I was most interested to read the article by John Firth regarding the fish shop owned by
his grandmother in Redbourne Street.
I worked at Gordon Street Police Station in the ranks of Constable, Sergeant and Inspector
during the period 1947 to 1966, I well remember the Beatles visit - they used
my office to get changed!
I had a great leg pull with a young girl who was an avid Beatles fan, - we gave her a
Articles - The Thames Whale By Michelle Dee
Sometime on Friday 20th January a bottle nosed whale was spotted in the Thames River.
This unusual event caused quite a stir in the capital later that day the 18ft whale
tried to beach itself in the shallow waters by Westminster Bridge.
Volunteers and specialists alike tried to encourage the whale back the way it came
into the deeper parts of the river.
On the Saturday it was thought to have gone back towards the mouth
Articles - Partners In Parallel At Law Firm By Julian Woodford
The truth really is stranger than fiction.
Who'd have believed that the lives and careers of two young women lawyers could have followed such remarkably similar and parallel paths - and without them knowing it.
Claire Ramsden and Jane Longhorn, who have just been made new partners at
the Hull firm, Williamsons Solicitors, both started their education at the same
Articles - More Famous Than Christmas By Jim Higo
You can guarantee that some things never change. Sickening over-indulgence, excessive eating and drunken abuse of your work colleagues, followed by obnoxious obscenities, mindless violence and the inability to string together a coherent sentence.
Yes, that's John Prescott for you.
This Christmas I have managed to stay as close as possible to the true and original meaning
Articles - Consolation Prize By Lydia Rivlin
I came to Hull at the beginning of the year, to run as the Conservative Candidate for Hull North.
I am a Leeds girl and would have loved to have got back to Yorkshire (yeah, I know
Hull is supposed to be a separate entity, but as I said, I'm a Leeds girl).
Well, I didn't make it. Labour got the seat and what I got was the consolation prize.
Although we are all familiar with the expression
Articles - I'm Dreaming Of A Weird Christmas By Maurice Fairfield
I spent roughly half my life in Hull and the North of England and I could count the number of White Christmases on one hand. Cold, yes. Wet, yes. Bitterly cold, yes, but rarely white.
Yet most of the cards featured gabled houses with icicles dangling from the eaves.
Horses pulling sleighs, and always masses of that frigid white stuff.
Most of the yuletide snow I have seen is artificial
Articles - Made In Hull: Stories 1969 - 2005 Part 4 By Rich Mills
Through the large glass double doors I could see a number of other residents. All were transfixed by the pretty flashing lights emanating from the box in the corner, but I knew they were all fully aware of Laura and I approaching. We stood for a moment watching the specimens through the glass, briefly examining their static behaviour as they gave nothing away except a sense of loss.