Fashion

From A to V

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I have been collaborating with talented fashion and graphic designer Ani Passarelli to create a new lifestyle brand (I’ll be telling you more tomorrow) but have a sneak peek at our vintage inspired colour-in dolls   and how we’ve been adorning ours.

They make a wonderful stocking filler for children or an artwork for adults.

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Hand & Lock Prize for embroidery 2016

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I’m over-the moon to be in the finals for the International Hand & Lock prize for embroidery 2016.

The live-judging and prize-giving is on the 3rd November at Bishopsgate Institute, please book tickets here

It promises to be a fantastic, gripping night, not to be missed by artists/designers as the networking possibilities will be immense! and it would mean the world to have your support.

Embroidery Project

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Sorry to be a stranger of late, I’ve been working on a certain embroidery project….all with be revealed in a few weeks…but in the mean time here are some images of the development and inspiration has been: William Morris, Craft and nature…

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Painting the Escalators…..

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One of the most fun jobs I’ve ever done has to be painting the escalators in West12 for Petit Miracles…admittedly standing and drawing at the top of a still escalator was rather dis-orientating…

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Commission for Petit Miracles

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I’m working on my commission for Petit Miracles; designing characters to advertise a series of fabulous ‪Up-Cycling‬ workshops….I’m feeling the nineties….

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Candid Arts Trust Spring Salon II

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I’ll be showing some large works including ‘Space Doll’ and ‘Fashion Twins’ at the Candid Arts Trust Spring Salon II

It would be lovely to see you if you can make it along

Private View: 16th April, 6-9pm

Exhibition open: 17th-26th April, 12-6pm

5 Torrens Street,
London,
EC1V 1NQ.
(Nearest tube Angel)

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Jewellery Collaboration

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I’ve been working alongside a dear friend of mine, Fashion and Jewellery Designer Ani Passerelli on an exciting new project creating a jewellery range…..

The start of ‘bird nest’ necklace…..

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Candid Arts Spring Salon 2

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Excited to tell you that two of my works have been selected for the Candid Arts Trust Spring Salon 2 on Thursday 16th April (6-9pm)

My special ‘Space Doll’ and ‘Fashion Twins’ will be on display:

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Fashion…What lies beneath

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So today was last Residency day at Art Fix….what a fantastic, productive week it’s been…….

I’ve been inspired by the works of Alexander Mc Queen from the Savage Beauty Show at the Victoria and Albert MuseumInspired from edgy trends and beautiful things to adorn my dolls, there is also a darker side to my thoughts…..underneath the aesthetics of Fashion lies dark truths….exploited interns being used for slave labour for high end Fashion Brands and slave labour in sweat shops for lower priced high street labels.

Sometimes I forget this….shop in certain places as I love the clothes and they’re affordable (fast fashion) but then feel sad when i think of the reason they’ve been made so cheaply.  I also adore Illustrating Fashion and exploring the craftsmanship behind these couture and high end labels…so I’m torn! My dolls  fit this image perfectly, aesthetic and sweet but real they’re not.10957127_10152893142197982_6341080444841026952_n 11070256_10152893143947982_641999569661975449_n 11070755_777074269043246_4059619679887668155_n 11081004_10152893142612982_4445612722004641937_n 11081205_10152893176132982_2372686264584680241_n

Day two of residency at Art Fix

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Second productive day of my residency at Art Fix…..now the feathers are starting to become apparent. I wish to finish the background wallpaper…….giving it thought ready for tomorrow!

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