Monday, 8 November 2010

 Here are our events for the next few weeks - 'The Crypt' this Saturday - 'Tango Tea Dance' on the 21st November and 'Spangate' on the 4th December.  There will be another event at Newburg Street on the 11th December but I'll flag up the information about that later in the week.
Gabriella Lane will be joining me at Spangate along with Aunty Judy's mince pies:)

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

The400Club Issue 6 - Por Una Cabeza (the Loss issue!)

Read the400club issue 6 on love, loss and more at:

including our tale of fashion frustration at the ones that got away...!

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Not from the tango range, but beautiful nevertheless...
Our bespoke made dress made using "Lumatwill tm" reflective tweed fabric from Dashing Tweeds. Not for sale, but you'll be able to see it at our event on Saturday next week :
2-6pm Saturday 26 June 2010
Fifth Floor Studio
60 Newman Street
London W1T 3EE

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Next Sale - 26th June 2010 with special guests Comme il Faut...

Yes, our next sale, on the afternoon of Saturday 26th June in Newman Street (just north of Oxford Street), features as special guests, Comme il Faut tango shoes:



Saturday 26 June 2010
Fifth Floor Studio
60 Newman Street
London W1T 3EE 

Tuesday, 8 June 2010


We are very pleased to bring you news of our next sale, where you will find our full range and, yes, hold on to your horses girls, the fabulous Comme il Faut shoes - definitely the sexiest tango shoes in the world. Unmissable!

Nearest tubes are Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Circus and Goodge Street. You can find a map here:

Expect tea, cakes and warm welcome too!

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Latest Pages

As a new blogger I am slowly getting into the swing of linking my pages together - very slowly.  I edit the pages as much as the 'Home' Page so have a look to see what I have posted there. 

Contact details are in 'How Can I Buy?''

We do styles to suit lots of pockets which are usually on 'Available Styles''
There are Ready to Wear numbers right through to Bespoke pieces. 

The 'Spring/Summer 2010'' are on the way and should be ready in the next couple of weeks.

Sunday, 11 April 2010


A couple of months ago we launched a small range of clothes at Mina and Giraldo's Milonga at Corrientes Social Club in Chalk Farm. Until now I have only talked (OK perhaps not as regularly as one might wish but that's life) about what's available and where, on our Facebook group: Todo Trajeado!/group.php?gid=128074778883;  but given that some prefer not to be friends with the universe here we go with a blog:)
There will be postings about upcoming events, images and prices of the clothes  as well as any features I think you might find interesting - you are more than welcome to comment and ask about the products.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

New Year, New Post

Ella Sharp writes about the experience of designing  clothes for dancers...

There are times in one’s life when one absolutely has to ‘dress to kill’ and what better opportunity can a woman have than when going to a Milonga; the older I get the more reckless I become – subtly of course.  The question of how to have shape without too much cling (my body does not bear close scrutiny just clever dressing!) whilst still being able to take the long steps required by our teachers can be tricky.

When Mina and Giraldo first suggested a student dance at the final milonga of the year at Corrientes, dressing others for a performance (however short) presented many ‘diversions’ and opportunities.  After deciding upon a 40s feel we felt we should use any other colour than black – radical I know but I have to confess colours are a passion and can flatter (and let us face the brutal truth most of us require flattery of one form or another) more effectively than black. 

So to flattery in the extreme! The rivers of silk jersey and acres of silk dupion – not I hasten to add did the outfits in themselves require vast quantities of fabric but the design development to arrive at the final outcome most certainly did. The hours spent in fittings, deciding the most becoming lines and colours for each of the dancers were truly great fun – for me at least – you might need to enquire of the long suffering clients as to their opinion.

There is of course one thing I have failed to mention which is paramount in the extreme, well to us ladies at least - the shoes!  Each Milonga is spent observing closely as to who has the most beautiful shoes. When deciding upon a pair the question as to whether the strap in quite the right place to suit the ankle, will the colour or the trim match any of my clothes is of the utmost importance, they don’t? Oh well I’ll just have to buy a dress to match!

So, back to the outfits; we naturally started with the shoes.  Each outfit had to revolve around the shoes in the wardrobe, and lest you think this frivolous might I draw your attention to the lengths we women go to in pursuing the perfect pair, or five (on a restrained day).  It was a pleasure to see such combinations of jewel like colours (here we have Fashion Speak) moving around the dance floor – we hope you liked it too.