Saturday, 11 December 2010

My gift to you!

Dear AbleGrables,

I want to wish you all a Happy Xmas and a very elegant 2011.

Especially commissioned By Miss Matilda a limited edition of just 6 hair flowers,
ladies from Miss Sweets Boutique
And for 2 lucky ladies, I announce the New Year Blog giveaway.

Simply, leave a comment here and let me know what you'd like to see in the coming 24 months
on the Able Grable website...don't be shy!

Two winners will selected on 6th January 2011.

Enter as many times as you like, just have fun!

If you don't have a blogspot account never fear, enter anyway and checkback
on 6th January and if you win I'll ask you to email me!!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Miss Mouse

Beautiful Model Dee La Beau wears her Ready Hedy "Cheese Dress"
as she calls it, way to go Miss Mouse, this is an amazing shoot!

Friday, 29 October 2010

M'Lady gets an outing

Designer wearing her own M'Lady Frock

Photograph: Cointreau France

Monday, 18 October 2010

Burlesque Boudoir debut

Dee La Beau made her burlesque debut on Saturday 16th and she was wearing her
Able Grable Boudoir Kitten frock as part of her show costume!

Friday, 15 October 2010


Kitten Von Mew debuts the M'Lady gown.

A seriously glamourous 1940's silk tafetta gown which is made in white or black.

Photography: Candee Handful'lady

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Gown design Service Launched today!

VERY! Proud to announce the "Dorothy Shaw" dress

And our new custom design your own gown service, unique frocks just for you!

Monday, 27 September 2010

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Darkteaser is a tease

Custom gown designed for our dancing muse Darkteaser!

Photography By

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Sunday Telegraph

Amelie wearing Miss Lola Burns

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Dee Looking hot!

If you want to appear on the blog in your Able Grable outfit email me pictures at ablegrablecasting @gmail . com

We want to see you in your frocks!

Monday, 20 September 2010


Darkteaser wears a new design!

Monday, 13 September 2010

M'Lady Helen

Beautiful Helen Highwater wears Able Grable to her brothers wedding.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Able Grable Peach

Annabell , Belle of the Ball. Wearing her Dream Girl.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Miss Amanda says "Anywhere But Here"

"Anywhere but here... is painted on a building somewhere in
Houston--if any of you can identify where exactly it is (part of the fun
is discovering the artwork), I'd love to find out!" Quote Miss Amanda Lee

Amanda wears her Miss Iris Henderson frock

2:12 said...

Thanks Miss Matilda! Cutting out the pattern for the dress took quite a bit of time but was worth it. I'm very pleased with the way she turned out as well!

2:12 on blogspot

Monday, 12 July 2010

Boudoir Kitten

I should like to announce exciting new additions to the Able Grable team,
Candee Photography & Miss Kitten Von Mew.
They join us as the UK House Model and House photographer.

Welcome aboard ladies, you are joining the already established USA team, House Model
...Miss Amanda Lee, House Photographer Doug Monce & House Muse Syd Divine. Not forgetting our UK House Muse Fleur De Guerre!

The excitement is killing me!

Kitten and her Debut frock, here!

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Mysti, Candee and Sakura.....

I've been a longtime fan of Candee photography, she also happens to be the very first
Able Grable customer! I'm not sure if she knows that, but she was!

I didn't know she was going to use her Miss Lola Burns in her shoot for my favourite UK hat
designer, Sakura Designs, so I am completely bowled over.

The Icing on the cake, is of course Mysti Vine.

Thank you ladies, this is more than Deco Divine! xxx

Mysti Vine

Monday, 28 June 2010

Vintage Baroness

See the newest design here, made for the divine Vintage Baroness.
Our Cover Girl for July!

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Samples and Vintage on Etsy!

I have popped some samples and vintage on Etsy here!

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

The winner is....

1930s Girls About Town said... Happy Birthday!

This is from 1936: Frank Buck's Singapore Gin Sling
(Otherwise known as the "Bring 'Em Back Alive" Cocktail)

1 jigger D.O.M. (Benedictine)
2 jiggers cherry brandy
3 jiggers dry gin
juice of 1 lime
dash of orange bitters
dash of angostura bitters
Add water or soda (as preferred) in amount equal to the above ingredients.
Mix with swizzle stick until foamy.
Add ice chipped fine, and serve

I shall be making the Bring Em back alive shortly.

Here is our celebration drinkies

10 mls Monin Violet syrup
100mls champers

and fresh Guernsey flowers!


Friday, 4 June 2010

Able Grable Giveaway!

Happy Birthday to AbleGrable, we are 1 whole year old.

I want to thank all of you out there who have given such wonderful support!
You know who you are!!

Have a drink on me!

(Dita in Stockholm mixing ! 1st June 2010)

Well, I can't physically give you all a drink, but I can give you one chance to win one of these very special little pink shakers to make a celebration cocktail.

Just look at the things you can make!

To win the shaker just like Dita is using, just post a recipe here for a celebration cocktail
that we can make on the 6th June to celebrate our anniversary and DD Day!

Much Love xx

Winner announced on 7th June after cocktail has been tried and tested!!!

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Miss Amanda Takes a Sentimental Journey

Model: Miss Amanda Lee
Photography: Doug Monce

Dress: Miss Ann Darrow by

Music: Doris Day & Les Brown and his Orchestra

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Syd on the cover!! Miss Amanda in the article!

Monday, 26 April 2010

Miss Rusty Parker

Who doesn't like Rita Hayworth in Cover Girl? Picture above by Hurrell.

Introducing Syd Divine in the newest Ablegrable creation, Miss Rusty Parker.

Photography : Doug Monce.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Miss Dee La Beau Frock!

The latest frock and a new cover gal!

Dee La Beau asked Able Grable to make a copy of a vintage frock she was dying to own.
Here is our version.

We try hard to please and everyone who collaborated in the project agreed that this dress simply must be made for everyone to dream about owning! Dee kindly agreed to let Able Grable offer
her design idea to you all. She's a dream.

Photography was by Nicole at THE HOURGLASS Dee tells me there is nothing quite like becoming an Hourglass Girl. I have admired Nicole for a very long time and am delighted to have her featured on Able Grable with her delicious work!


Saturday, 10 April 2010

Come Haggle this weekend!! It's fun!

It's haggle with Miss M time!!

Take a look at all the ready made up designs, pick your favourite and
make me an offer!
Just for today and tomorrow!

Pop over and secure your favourite frock here

mail ablegrable @ gmail dot com


Tuesday, 2 March 2010

How about Apple Green?

If yellow isn't your choice, here are some examples of colours you could have,
not shown, white, Raspberry pink, turquoise & black!

Monday, 1 March 2010

Ready Hedy!

Nip over to and catch the latest frock.

Late 40's early 50's house dress for all you domestic Goddess type gals.

Miss Amanda Lee and Sari show you how it's done with style.

Are you Ready Hedy for the first Able Grable house dress, wear it ANYWHERE!

Sunday, 28 February 2010

The Lady Vanishes

Miss Amanda Lee By Doug Monce

Miss Fleur de Guerre by ClaudiaBurlotti

Just a little taste of one of the 3 new frocks for the Spring Summer 2010 collection.

The Miss Irene Henderson. Introduced today 1st March 2010