Sunday, 21 February 2010

Country Crochet

Chanel's 2010 barn yard conceived collection had me very excited about summer crochet patterns.

I was particularly taken with the detailing on the dresses and of course the handbags!

Perhaps it is just having done the shoot for my part on Kirstie's Homemade Home (will blog on such later) but crochet seems to be everywhere I turn at the moment.

I know there is a crochet handbag I made a while ago and I think I'll go and find it and use it to make a bright beautiful new one to carry around as my summer must-have accessory!

Monday, 8 February 2010

Vancouver Olympics 2010

I had the great pleasure to design the Parade Wear for the British team at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. I used the Union Jack colors for inspiration as you can see in my design board, I wanted something clean and classic with a degree of comfort for their hardworking inhabitants! I met up with Shelley Rudman, at the British Airways HQ for a photo shoot and fitting, it was a real honor to meet such an amazing athlete. Here is a picture of Shelley wearing my new designs, we were able to catch her just before she left for Vancouver where she will be competing over the coming weeks. I send her my best wishes and the best of luck for her extraordinary effort in the Skeleton event.