Thursday, April 23, 2009


Apart from feeling fuzzy for getting a mention in the new Frankie Mag, theres some great stories in it to add to that; I love the interviews with the littlies. I love magazines; I always have; since being a littlie myself - its a nice little world that I can escape into.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


RPM love the image of Crystal and the Floral Wall, so she's larger than life in there, and lights up the shop at night. I don't get a chance to get out shopping much, but it's very tempting to linger when delivering to stores. RPM especially have some gorgeous things, I have my eye on the Cacherel floral raincoat on the mannequin. Lygon Street, Carlton.

Monday, April 6, 2009

The Last Thread

The final delivery of winter collection into store. Dresses knitted in fine silk; and they will keep you warm; honest; and this thread is really made from butterflies; well the butterfly lays the egg which becomes the cocoon which is where silk is harvested from.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Anonymous Artisans

I've often wondered who belongs to the nimble fingers of the handmade behind the luxury label; who's laboured over the beaded, crocheted, painted, felted, embroidered, whatever; piece with the glistening desirable tag on it. Well if you do come across these pieces somewhere in the world; this maker was me. SS09 production for Aurelio Costarella.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Goodbye Shweshwe

A retail store I co-owned and conceived from a dream of owning a space with beautiful textiles and hand-made products. Shweshwe named after the South African traditional cloth was full of georgous collectables all found from there; my hometown; a place I will keep going back to and still draw on for inspiration. I created the feel and look of this space and these images with the help of some talented and generous friends, Virginia Kerridge Architects, , Skeet Booth photographer, and Anthony, my darling who did all the graphic design; so its thanks to them too for the realisation of a beautiful idea. I split from Shweshwe in 2007, a year after it opened; and it's now closed it's doors and stopped trading. So it's goodbye to an old chapter.
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