Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Yohji Yamamoto

Born in Tokyo 1943, it was only after completing a law degree that Yohji teamed up with his mother - a seamstress, to create a series of collections that would become internationally renowned. His idiosyncratic style, which comprised of his alternative use of fabric, over-sized and un-finished design choices, were part of a rebellious need to challenge traditional notions at the time and I believe, it was this way of designing that spurred the likes of McQueen and Westwood. 

showing at the V&A till 10th July

A sneak preview...

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Bold Brights

This BEAUTIFUL weather has got me in the summer spirit... Best of the brights 

Fluro by


POP by


Citrus by



My first work placement was with Jonathan back when he was a team of 1 and worked away at the London Printworks Trust, Brixton


Dusky pink coat dress with pocket detail by


Shells on string by


White wash traveler trouser by


Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Gold Glorious Gold


1 & 2 Branch Pendant - Heart Leaf - Fairtrade gold by Cred

3. If I wore silver by Cred

4. Kids got style - present from my 11 year old brother on his French exchange 

5, 6 & 7 All by Made Jewellery  available at TopShop and here

Monday, 21 March 2011

Day 3

Metro  Porte de Clignancourt

Wonder the hickledy pickledy marche aux puces, where the dealers have as much character as the variety of their stock, world wide antiques from wartime cuffs to last season Chanel...


1. My finds... (left) Leather and metal in Blk&Gold (right) Chanel gold coin bracelet! 

2. A brick-a-brack dealer

3. Over-sized neck-piece - body armor 

The perfect ending...supper at Laiterie and a sunset view from the Eiffel Tower

A wonderful weekend away, suffice to say that the Parisians are doing sustainable with style!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Day 2

Ekyog 'Positive Fashion'  No. 1 Rue Montmartre 

Parisian easy-lux at it's best. Ekyog designs wearable classics and key seasonal looks to keep you on trend. The clever bit? Their pursuit for design excellence is never compromised by their ethics and drive for a more sustainable fashion future. 

At a glance...

View from Sacre Coeur before lunch at Chartier