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Juju Masks Designs on gorgeous gifts

I’m so excited to share my new Juju Masks Designs with you!!

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Juju Masks Designs on Coffee Mugs

My plan is to paint these designs on scarves and create gorgeous new hand-painted silk tops and coats — stay tuned!

Juju Mask Design Products by Teena Hughes
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Available here >>

Currently available as coffee mugs, greeting cards, prints, smart phone cases – and more to come!

Cheers

Teena Hughes signature in pink

Teena

Textile Tour in Paris in July 2018

Textile Tour in Paris with Teena Hughes

Textile Tour in Paris with Teena Hughes in 2018

I love Paris, I’ve lived in Paris, and now I revisit Paris almost yearly to catch up with friends, and to show new visitors to Paris the things I love about this amazing city!

In early 2007 (yes, 7 years ago!) I created my first website about Paris, and it became a daily connection — I wrote about things I loved about Paris, and pretty soon I was receiving lots of enquiries via my website.  This was way before Facebook etc, and I was so proud to have built up my website to receive around 1,000 web visitors per day – an incredible achievement for a new site!

I started to write about all the things I do in Paris, and before too long I was organising tours and adventure for folks to meet me in Paris and join me for a day or more on one of my Adventures.

A lot of folks who wrote to me were textile lovers, seamstresses and people who loved to sew. I shared my favourite fabric stores and districts, quaint little haberdasheries and other places to buy buttons, ribbons, trims and everything related to the love of textiles and materials.

So when I visit Paris I always visit the fabric district to browse and see which fabrics, haberdashery etc are in vogue;  I love the feel of the different textiles, being surrounded with the colours of the rainbow, and finding little treasures to take home for my own sewing adventures.

If you’d like to join me on one of these excursions, we can meet in the fabric district, browse to our heart’s content for an hour or two, and have a coffee or tea afterwards to share our finds with each other.

  • 10:00am to 2:30am – 4.5 hours
  • we will meet for a coffee/tea in the fabric district, and get to know each other
  • next we’ll visit and browse in as many stores as we like for about two hours (they’re all next to each other)
  • next we’ll rest our weary feet during a quick lunch break at a local cafe before we head off to more stores in the afternoon
  • maximum 4 people (plus me)
    1. Wednesday 11th July, 2018
    2. Friday 13th July, 2018
  • $US197 (to be confirmed) per person, includes price of the first coffee or tea.

I’m still in the planning stages, so the dates might change.

If you would like to meet up with me for a tantalising textile-y Adventure, please do send me a message straight away!!  Click here >>

for Textile Lovers

  • I welcome you with a coffee, tea or cold drink in a French café when we meet up!
  • Visit to the Montmartre district at the foot of Sacre Coeur (Sacred Heart Church), explore the many different stores which sell silk and all the other gorgeous fabrics your heart desires, the most beautiful haberdashery, beading and many other embellishments for scarves, clothing and interior design
  • A little AbfabDesigns Silk Samples Booklet of silk swatches with information about types of silk (my favourite)
  • Handouts with information about the history of Montmartre.

What else will we do?

  • Enjoy lunch in a local café in the middle of the day (we each pay for ourselves)
  • Enjoy an afternoon tea, coffee or cold drink at the end of our Textile Taster at a lovely Montmartre café bar (included)
  • Chat with the locals and enjoy being in Paris :-)
  • If possible, I will arrange for one of my friends to join us, so you can talk to someone who lives in Paris.

 

My designs are now available on other gorgeous gifts!

Woohoo! My designs are now available!

I’m so thrilled to have found several wonderful places where I can now sell my hand-painted silk designs printed on other gorgeous items!

Here are the first few and I’m thrilled to bits to see them!

What do you think?  Do they look ok to you? CLICK on any image to view each group in more detail.

My designs are now available on gorgeous mugs!

My designs are now available as gorgeous mugs for tea and coffee!

My designs are now available on gorgeous throw cushions!

My designs are now available as gorgeous throw pillows!

My designs are now available on long pillows!

My designs are now available as gorgeous rectangular pillows!

My designs are now available on tote bags!

My designs are now available as gorgeous tote bags!

My designs are now available on iPhone cases and skins!

My designs are now available as gorgeous iphone cases!

My designs are now available on iPhone skins!

My designs are now available as gorgeous iphone skins!

Skins are thin, easy-to-remove, vinyl decals for customizing your device. Skins are made from a patented material that eliminates air bubbles and wrinkles for easy application.

My designs are now available on greeting cards!

My designs are now available on gorgeous greeting cards!

My designs are now available on clocks! Aren’t they gorgeous?

My designs are now available on clocks!

View them ALL here:  https://society6.com/teenahughes >>


Plus size shopping in Paris? You bet! Shopping Tours in the City of Love

Paris, France “ Plus Size Shopping Tours are now available in Paris, hosted by plus size Fashionista Teena Hughes

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How would you like to stroll the Parisian streets with me, try on gorgeous plus size clothing, maybe even sip a glass of wine or champagne at the end of the day? Ooooh la la, sounds fab, doesn\'t it? I look forward to meeting you!

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Mar 19, 2012

Attention plus size women everywhere – yes it’s true! You can find beautiful stylish plus size clothing in Paris!

The “Plus Size Shopping in Paris” Tours help you to find casual, classic, or more elegant clothing – there’s something for everyone.

The Shopping Tours start in Paris, and offers one day and five day options.

Nothing to worry about! Everything’s been arranged for the Five day/Four night Option which includes airport pick-ups, accommodation, breakfasts, champagne cruise on the River Seine on the first evening, before dinner in a lovely French bistrot. Shopping each day, with some free time to explore. Also included are the Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinner, a fashion show, and more.

Dates for the One Day Shopping Tour – 22nd June and 2nd July, 2012.
Dates for the Five Day Shopping Tour – 26th to 30th June, 2012.

Imagine drinking champagne at dusk as we cruise around the Paris islands in the middle of the River Seine, in the heart of the city. We’ll glide by beautiful well-lit centuries-old buildings which line the shores, and see the Eiffel Tower. We’ll visit several plus size stores each day, and have lunch in cafes and afternoon tea in quaint little “Salons de The” (Tea Salons), and then out to dinner to sample the delicious French food. Comfortable walking shoes will be a must, as we visit the stores on foot, metro or bus (the best way to see Paris!).

Teena Hughes, Silk Artist / Fashion Designer of plus size clothing label http://AbfabDesigns.com, said, “Many women who’ve contacted me via my websites are nervous about buying clothes in a foreign country where they don’t speak the language. When they realise that I’ll be there to help with any language barriers, they are greatly relieved and very excited about my plus size shopping tours. The thought of finding chic, beautiful and glamourous clothes in Paris is exciting and very compelling, plus I love to show people around!”

When asked how the idea of these shopping tours came about, Teena replied, “I used to live in Paris and return in summer to catch up with friends and enjoy being back in the city I love. In my travels around the different districts I’ve found some truly marvellous plus size clothing stores with designs ranging from hip teenagers’ clothes to every day wear (Pret a porter) to chic and classy outfits to suit many occasions – so I decided to launch PLUS SIZE SHOPPING IN PARIS. I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve arranged for private visits in the Salons of several top French plus size designers as highlights of the tours.”

Here is a recent Plus Size Paris video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RC79BAgMCw

For too many years plus size women have found it difficult to find beautiful, classy clothing, and unfortunately many designers have simply used the shape of clothing for size 10 or 12, and made it “wider” – without any thought to the depth of the sleeves, and the ‘fall’ of the garment. Plus size women are tired of black, navy and brown, and want to look and feel gorgeous in all colours, and the Designers in Paris have done a fantastic job providing so much choice.

Judi Lanza, one of Teena’s long-time silk clothing clients says, “Teena loves helping her customers choose the perfect hand-painted silk wearable art, and goes to great lengths to make sure they’re happy with her designs. I’m looking forward to shopping in Paris for plus size outfits and letting Teena organise everything else, all I have to do is book my flight – it couldn’t be easier!”

For a list of everything included in the adventures, and receive tips on how to buy clothes in French, what to say, and what everything’s called, sign up today – you’ll feel so Frenchy, so chic!

http://plussizeparis.com

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Teena Hughes is a silk artist, textile designer and fashion designer who creates stunning unique wearable art and interior design collections. Teena creates gorgeous fashion in bright colours and bold designs. Teena founded the PLUS SIZE SHOPPING IN PARIS Tours in order to show gorgeous women how to find beautiful chic clothing in one of the top fashion cities in the world. Feeling and looking fabulous are the key to everything! Please visit