Constant visits to the quirky little Vintage clothing and bric-a-brac shops in Bristol are starting to go to my head……..
Last day to apply and I decided to enter 2 pieces into the RWA Open Exhibition: my signature 7ft fabric Space Doll Banner and one of my ‘Surreal Fashion Doll’ paintings (exhibiting the original piece(s)
I’m Currently having a rest from the hustle and bustle of London by escaping to my home town of Bristol for a few days! Looking for fresh inspiration I took a trip to Bohemian Gloucester Rd, which has a wealth of small independent shops and Cafe’s.
I discovered Vintage Clothing Boutique : Cox and Balloney which had a delightful little tea room built in and the shop is like an Aladdin’s Cave of vintage objects and clothes! What attracted me the most to this boutique was its layout and decor and the merchandising really has maximum Visual impact!
I just got my entry into the Rocotillo T-Shirt Design contest (today being the last day for entries).
Rocotillo’s is a very cool 1950’s American Diner style restaurant, complete with red leather seating booths and Duke Box, located in home town of Bristol, at the top of fashionable Park Street!
The competition was to design a uniform T- Shirt for staff to wear and it would also be on sale in the Restaurant.
For my entry I adapted one of my illustrations of a vintage toy mouse (as I feel its important to keep a strong signature style whilst designing), which I colour co-ordinated with the decor in Rocotillo’s and styled as 50’s rocker to fit the companies image.