Monday, 28 February 2011

on my high horse.

'try, try and try again' is the moral of this story...
good things come to those who strive, or more like 'work hard and you will eventually get what you dream of', do you want to reap your reward in heaven or get your just desserts right now?... God I should've been a journalist...two great things happened today, I didn't realise how great they were till I actually sat and thought about it, but it was actually fabulous, well, now I've started to write I can only remember one of them.
a student of mine is looking for sponsorship for her final degree show, she has been proactively seeking sponsorship for... let's say a while, please note: she has written A LOT of letters and she has had some success already.
anyway, the story goes she sent an e-mail (one of many remember) to an online bead supply company as she is doing heavily embellished surfaces therefore requires a lot of beads, sequins etc. and the reply was actually quite astounding...she has been offered AS MUCH as she wants from the factory, 'take some binbags and fill 'em!' but also an offer of creative work! this all comes from being PASSIONATE about something, in this case this companies products, which she is too... enthusiasm is catching and some people are VERY kind and appreciative. cliche no.100: 'what goes around comes around' - so be nice.
P.S. when I remember what the other amazing thing was, I will let you know.

feels like...


Thursday, 17 February 2011


Comme des Garçons;

I think you love me.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Inside the Russian box...

1. open
2. zoom in
3. drool...

so many idea's for titles/concepts/themes,
but my next project shall now be named'

Monday, 14 February 2011

Paris (purchased)...part 2

of course there's more...
just one more thing...
odd numbers
: red. (evens on reverse)

Paris (purchased)...

ok so you knew I wouldn't be able to visit anywhere and not buy anything! but... each purchase was 10 euro's or much less so how could I resist, and a girls gotta do what she shouldn't!

a pair of pigeons: I looked at these, wasn't sure, asked the price, 10 euros, mmm = no, (I had 5 in mind). tried to barter, got as far as 7, gave up, walked away, a woman picked them up and was studying them for a long, long time; I watched her turn them over in her hands and at that point realised I really, really wanted them. so... as soon as she let go I RAN back and paid 7.

beautiful, tonal, pastel, warped, tinted, 60's Russian slideshow: for those balmy nights when all one wants to do is dream of Leningrad and statues of Kirov...and a tractor driver (he was free).

portable record player: this is sweeeet, still... I had no intention of buying this, was just curious when I asked the price. but the man with the black irish gypsy curly hair said 10 euro's; I shook my head slowly as there was no way I was going to carry this round Paris ALL day, but then he said cinq.

this is IT. the definitive piece of French vintage striped ribbon. I LOVE this! (just a tiny bit more than I love my children.)

Sunday, 13 February 2011

so many carbs, so little time...

am actually looking forward to a carb-free week!

Paris (working) ...

showing the collection at Indigo (student's designs).

Paris (shopping) ...

Saturday, 5 February 2011


thanks to my sister for the photos... this is a selection of work for sale at the DLI, please feel free to make a purchase while you're there, this is the last of the limited edition bags, and also brace yourselves for the new collection which should be available by the end of the month.
am currently getting ready for my Paris trip tomorrow, or rather I should be...