30 January 2010

Jessie Mae Shoot

Jessie Mae is a new trainer label by designer Brian Morton. These are a few pics I took on my camera phone on the shoot yesterday. I should have the proper pics by photographer Leo Cackett, up on my website soon. The snood and hat (styled like a turban) are made by a small indie label PandaCraft.

26 January 2010

Illness/ Pastel Shoot/ Stella M./ Maxi Pattern

Due to illness I didn't manage to do my shoot BUT instead I'll be doing it on 7th Feb which gives me even more time to prep. After finding a lemon blouse in my favourite (secret) charity shop I had the idea that I could do the entire shoot using charity shop/ second hand/ found or homemade clothes and accessories. This is proving pretty tricky but I do still have 12 days to search and sew. The blouse I've bought reminds me of this Stella McCartney SS2010 look. I'm going to replace the buttons to make it look more special. Instead of a denim skirt I'd team it with some pale blue denim cut-offs.

Also I got my maxi skirt pattern in the post last week. I thought, how hard can it be to follow a simple pattern? HARD. But I like a challenge..

14 January 2010

Haberdashery Haven

Whilst looking for lace and feathers for my shoot this Sunday I came across these two excellent haberdasheries:
www.habbyworld.co.uk is incredibly cheap and postage only £2! I've ordered some lace trims.

http://www.josyrose.com/index.aspx#top has some beautiful trinkets (I especially like the feather trimmings) but beware, there is a £5 minimum spend.

Today I'm off to visit my current favourite haberdashery, Frankle Trimmings. It's enormous, I could lose hours in there just admiring the 12-foot high corridors of buttons.

8 January 2010


Been looking for some men's slacks since I first saw Audrey wearing some vintage Chanel ones in the perfume ad. Realised my fella has some he hasn't worn in ages (the best things in life.. are stolen from your boyfriend). They may be a strange greenish-brown cordroy and slightly too big but i reckon they just might work worn slightly rolled up with ankle socks and the new lace-up, grey wedges I purchased from RI yesterday.. add a skinny leather belt, a vest and voila!
Best wait til it stops snowing tho eh :(