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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

I heart NOKI

I have recently stumbled across this amazing shop-123 in the heart of east London.

After reading up about it in dazed digital, was really happy to come across it, while walking around Brick Lane this weekend, the store, which is a sustainable fashion concept store holds the exclusive collection of NOKI’S NHS (I have been really interested in this designer NOKI for a while) diffusion line, I have been so inspired by this designer, since I love the idea that each piece he creates is so crafted, and you can really see the love that has gone into manipulating the fabric and shape of the garment, plus it has this unique feel to it, and of course each one-off piece is so vibrantly eye catching. I love it!!

Noki Look Book

Monday, 16 August 2010

Ridley road market and some crazy hair twisting

This Jem of a market is ten minutes from my house, just up the road,a short walk, and I arrive at Pandora’s Box of inspiration.

I love this market, and especially the little hair salons were if you have the right kind’a hair you can get a very funky hair do.

The women in the little hair salons were not to keen on me taking photos…so I have added some images here that I have found on the web of some of these amazing hair styles, I find this tradition of hair braiding fascinating, and some of the hair braids could defiantly be translated into some really intricate knits…only if I had the skill to knit more than the regular stocking stitch etc…

I will stick to admiring the images for the time being, since my hair is way to short, and way to difficult to manipulate into any sort of hair style.

some fancy hair twisting,in this image goddess

british style braiding

Wednesday, 11 August 2010


what caught my eye while wandering around the east end


what my eyes see, and what I select to keep;my sketch book, a visual presentation of my thoughts

paul gauguin

Chris ofili

Henry moore

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

shooting gypsy love

so I spent Monday with the talented photographer Paulina Surrys and Riona O'Sullivan an amazing make up artist,shooting Sophie Frost for my first Spring Summer collection Lookbook.
I wanted to share the general here are some pictures behind the scenes and the amazing images will come later :))

it was a hard day...physically to say the least, carrying photographers lights camera's and other tech stuff that I don't know how to pronounce. but being around other creative people is truly inspiring, and I was very happy with the end result.