Friday, September 27, 2013

I know you'll probably say -where have you been living all this time? under a rock?! but I've just come across the most amazing African wax fabric patterns and can't get enough of them to the point where I'm in pattern overload and am planning my imaginary trips to Africa to buy some and watch it all being made. 
I apologise to all of you who take a sneak peek or follow my Pinterest boards... I may have gone a wee bit crazy on them but it's okay -you see I'm not addicted, I don't have a problem and can definitely stop when I want to. Just one issue with that -I don't want to...
On another note (actually the same note really...) Check out this crazy pattern clash lover, Italian designer Stella Jean who incorporates African pattern into her collections at an amazing level!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

I know he's not that new according to the world wide web, but I've just come across a brilliant french designer Maxime Simoens. His dresses are beautifully structured with an architectural feel to them, the cuts hit the body in all the right places. Stunning!
(Top image sourced via -collage a take off of Mark Ryden's MJ cvover for Dangerous).

Friday, September 20, 2013

I've been playing around with garment placement and am dying to get some lightweight fabrics printed with my illustrative patterns, it's tough finding a digital printer here though! Might have to try abroad! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

How stunning are these backstage images from Mary Katrantzou's ss14 show!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

So I may have mentioned somewhere earlier down the page (this could be a lie...) that I've entered into the Kapiti Coast Arts Trail in November. -It's not a huge thing but I'll have a stall to showcase work for visiting art collectors and hopefully I'll sell some of my original works. 
I've just gone on to check the main page and (I'm a little excited...) they've used my store front images as the heading picture! yay!