Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Great gowns and stories

Presenting the Princess of the Far Reach:

 Her inherit ears attuned to the sound of nature and life, of growth, 
the Snow and Apple.
Her soul entwined with that of a flock of cranes.
Whose fate rests in no man's hand.

And of the Knightess of the Southern High Peaks of Hereat

her hair coiled around her tiara is her strengh's source, 
can bend metal with her very fingers
 and leap over canyons spear in hand and
in her muddy boots and delicately ruffled dress. 

Thanks to the wonderful people of Vera Wang and Nina Ricci - 
your advertisements never fail to inspire a magical story behind the scenes.

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Palette Pin: Purple and Pink and Blue

I love how even the black areas in the palette look dark blue, 
or is it the other way round? 

Zooming out to give you a wonderful view of the print on this fabric
The touches of peach work alongside the pinks is
one of my favourite things about this fabric.


Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Butterfly prints flutterby

 John Lewis Edition Spring 2014?
Only because the dark needs some colour to it
and a lightness to it lines.
Advert for Marccain @ Marie Claire January 2011

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Labels of a decorative sensibility

The original tags for the jeans that are now, sadly deceased (a moment of silence), 
but preserved in photos in this old blog post here
Love the simple graphic stripes with these 
wonderful decorative floral like shapes.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Blue skies, rain and denim

Then orange, then pink, so denim splurge.

John Lewis Edition (unknown)
Marie Claire. January 2011, pp. unknown

Embroidery on denim too is something that really fascinates me at the moment, 
some of my own embroidery below:

Testing out watercolour brush in MS Paint - nice texture, really irritating point/beginning of it though. If it was a gimp moving brush maybe that would be better? Blues abundance. 

John Lewis Edition Spring 2014/2013, pp. unknown

John Lewis Edition. Spring 2013/2014, pp. unknown
Marie Claire. Spring/Summer 2013, pp. unknown