If you follow me on instagram and twitter then this might be old hat by now, but a couple of weeks ago I moved into my new studio space on Mare Street! Ridiculously excited to be sharing the building with some of my design favourites, Lou Dalton, James Long, Holly Fulton and my buddy Danielle Foster!
Feeling a bit like it’s a dream come true, also excited because it means I’ll be starting a new series on this blog where I can show you more of the design side of my work. A bit crazy on the run up to fashion week right now so I can’t promise when that will be, but I am looking forward to showing you more of the nitty gritty anyhoo.
Last week I went to Ibiza with Tia Maria to soak up the sun and get a taste of island life. We stayed in the beautiful Talamanca and traveled around the island each day in our own open top jeep – Ibiza style! I’d been to neighbouring islands Menorca and Mallorca on family holidays long ago, so I was keen to see more of this party island with the big reputation. I have to say it was more chilled out than I thought as we didn’t really touch the big club scene at all.
The first night we went to the beautiful Blue Marlin, a private beach club with gourmet food and sun beds looking out onto the ocean. Trees grew up through through the wooden deck surrounding the bar and restaurant, making it feel like our own hidden getaway. During the days we hung out by the pool or at beach bars; eating delicious seafood and drinking fresh juice cocktails. My favourite beach was Benirrás, tucked away behind dense pine forest and cliffs, the little cove had crystal clear turquoise water! Our memorable trip ended along the seafront at The Savannah, with a Tia Maria, watching the sun setting over the Mediterranean. Perfect.
Thank you to the Tia Maria & Early Morning team for inviting me out!
There are so many picture editing apps out there, my phone alone has over 5 and now I’ve discovered VSCO to add to that. I teamed up with them before fashion week for their One Day With feature, shooting moments throughout the day on my iPhone and using their editing app to pretty them up. You can see the full feature over on their blog, these were my favourite pics from the day. Still dreaming of those yummy cocktails!
In the English countryside at the moment enjoying some R&R before lots of buyers meetings begin to take place next week. I still have so many pictures from the show to share with you that I will start to put up soon, I promise! Right now I’m enjoying taking little 7 month old Kobi out for long walks and knowing that a large chunk of the work is done. :)
Some comings and goings in my life lately. Sometime I feel like my instagram is way better than my blog, or at least shows different aspects of what I love to do in real-time, like traveling and eating, mostly.
This week I’ve been meeting with Danielle Foster to see the finished bags from our collab (they’re so awesome!); securing the show venue, which is going to be bigger and better than last season; visiting the bloggers suite at the St Martins Lane hotel over London Collections Mens for cocktails and relaxation time, and of course, general studio working of toiling and making the AW13 collection! I had to share a picture of the current AnOther magazine – my very talented seamstress Maria, made all the giant plastic domes that are in this editorial. So insanely amazing!
I thought I’d share some new beauty treatments, as my skin really suffers in the winter with the harsh cold and dry-out central heating, so to combat it I got some Embryolisse lait-creme concentre for day and Jurlique night moisturiser for night. My skin feels amazing, so both genuinly recommended! As for new eats, this week I tried out Patty & Bun, new London burger joint everyone’s raving about, and you will too; also Dishoom, that I’ve already been to a couple of times as it’s just so good! Favourite buy of the week is the Noemi Klein spine ring in gold, pictured top, which hasn’t left my ring since I got it. I hope you all got to enjoy the snow over the weekend, if you had some!
Kobi’s 5 months old now and we’ve been dying for the weather to take a turn so we could take him out in the snow. He’s not quite big enough to attach a sleigh to yet, but he did cause me to skate across the ice unintentionally a few times due to sheer excitement. Shouting MUSH did seem to stir something within him, making him charge around the park like a crazy dog, slipping and sliding on all the snow, he is a snow dog after all!
Enjoying some of the last few days of the holidays. Despite the constant rain and flooding which left us exploring most of the coastline via car; every time I got 5 steps away the rain would start again and we would have to run back with our hats scarves blowing behind us! Sometimes I wonder why anyone would want to look at photos of the rainy Devon countryside when there are blogs out there showcasing much more exotic locations, but I do think England looks better when it’s moody.
See you in 2013!
I’m finally back from my mini impromptu blog break! It’s good to take an internet holiday sometimes, even when it’s not out of choice.. I’m staying with my family in North Devon over the holidays where the internet seems to rarely work. These are all images from my instagram over the last several days; ice skating, shoe shopping and walking Kobi in the countryside. Thank god for 3G!
I hope you’re all having an amazing Christmas! I finally managed to get some pictures done in between rain showers today so I’ll have a real post up tomorrow!
My hands have been pretty full the last couple of weeks with this little guy; his name is Kobi and he’s a 10 week old Siberian Husky pup! He was majorly distracted in these pictures by a dog chasing a ball across the park, but I’m sure he’ll be appearing on here a lot more often now.
Shooting like a rocket up Heron Tower’s glass elevator early on a Sunday afternoon was quite the surprising experience; doing 0-40 floors in 3 seconds, I’m surprised I even managed lunch after the vertigo! The lift kicked us out a couple of floors down, which gave us the chance to to take in the views and stop off for a quick outfit shot, before being told off by the security guards (apparently the tower is still somewhat being built and the glass hadn’t been secured – erm ok!). The food at D&W was so good though, I’m still dreaming about those ox cheek donuts and of course, their signature dish – the duck and waffle! I’m looking forward to going back at nighttime to see London lit up, and jealous of anyone who managed to go on Monday for fireworks on bonfire night!
Photos by Lexxi