Friday, 26 June 2009

Goodbye Farrah

I have to admit that I’m not too upset about Michael personally, but a little more about Farrah… I loved her 70s wholesome, athletic, all-American beauty in her heydays.

Skateboarding in Nike trainers, great jeans and that hairstyle! One of those cult images! Energy, dynamism and style!

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Craft Market this Saturday!

The East London Craft Guerrilla have set down roots in the Beautiful Interiors shop garden to bring to the lovely people of Walthamstow hoards of gorgeous hand made goodies. This monthly offering showcases the work of London based designer makers. From hand crafted jewellery, kids apparal, fashion, accessories, cosmetics,perfumes to the best chocolate brownies and truffles in East London! Worth a visit for that in itself!

Free entry. And FREE tea,coffee and *** PIMMS*** to get you into the Wimbledon swing!

Venue: Beautiful Interiors
34 Orford Road, Walthamstow Village, LONDON E17 9N7
From 10 am to 5.30 pm.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Gorgeous etsy treasury!

Hello! Could not resit to tell you that one of my pouches has been featured in this wonderful etsy treasury, put together by Peggy from The Bead Aerie! A geat shop too!

Have a look:

The featured item:

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Folk-inspired birds

I am really into folk art at the moment! The bright colours, the simplicity of the patterns, the craftmanship, the connection with nature and a more simple way of living...

This amazing vintage wallpaper from ebay ticks all the boxes for me!

The dove is one of image I always return to, as leather appliques on zip pouches and clutch bags for instance. As well as a great symbol of peace, the doves remind me of early Warhol drawings. Two fluttering doves designed by Lalique decorate the bottle top of L’Air du Temps, the Nina Ricci perfume that my mother used to wear. So here again, I cannot keep away from them! To continue on a folk theme, I made these lavender birdies. Not only they will add to touch of colour to any closet, they are also smell great and a moth repellent. Available on etsy!

Friday, 12 June 2009

Silk clutches!

I've been keeping busy this week with a new line of luxurious silk clutches!
I had only meant to buy a little bit of fabric to see how the clutches would turn up before investing... but I entered an Aladdin's cave last Saturday and left with a little more fabric than intended! The quality of these Italian silk satins is so amazing!
I am rather pleased with the result below!

They have quite a bit of body, thanks to a felt "secret" layer, and a cute tiny golden bow ornate the front. And now, they're available in my etsy shop! And more to come next week!

Friday, 5 June 2009

My Mickey Ears

Whilst I am not at all into the celebrity endorced products or their one-off design projects, I am totally smitten by Luella's design for My Mickey Ears Auction (
I would definitely wore these given the right occasion!