Thursday, 26 January 2012
During the summer I came across some battered brown leather books underneath my parents' bed and subsequently spent half an hour poring over the hundreds of tiny illustrations I found within.
My dad identified then as having belonged to his father, a grandpa I was never able to meet, and yet through his sketch books I feel I was able to capture a glimpse as to who he may have been and how he perceived the world. Some of the things that particularly drew my attention were how similar his illustration style and sense of visual humour are to those of my own dad and how he, too, must have found cats deeply comical. The 1920s and 1930s references are also quite charming, such as the little bobs and cloche hats that feature in some of the drawings.
One for cat lovers all over the world:
Thursday, 19 January 2012
1980s sage green silky pussybow blouse - medium
AQUASCUTUM rust cashmere and wool coat - medium
1970s Liberty print maxi dress - medium to large (adjustable)
Sage green wool and angora fleckled sweater - medium
1980s perfect brown suede leather skirt - extra small
1990s jungle canvas festival rucksack / backpack
1960s pure new wool rust boat neck jumper - medium to large
1970s mustard calf length skirt - extra small
Finally, some new items added to the shop, shot in a new location. I apologise for the inconsistent lighting, the British weather was not on my side today.
Expect lots more to come!
Sunday, 1 January 2012
Coat and cardigan: H&M
Blouse: thrifted in Manchester
Skirt and tights: Primark
Belt: L.K Bennett
Monk shoes: Topshop
Velvet headband: American Apparel (Xmas gift from Jian Wei)
Happy new year all!
I hope everyone had an enjoyable evening and that 2012 holds lots in the way of luck, health and happiness. I'm looking forward to seeing The Nutcracker on the 14th of January, visiting a friend in Amsterdam, hopefully going to Malaysia in the summer, meeting my new nephew or neice due in July, studying lots of literature, growing things in the garden and greenhouse, going on lots of adventures around London and enjoying my new home more and more every day. We have recently acquired a sofa, a proper coffee machine with a spout for milk-steaming, a Dualit toaster and have a real open fire and I cannot say I have ever been happier in my new location.
I spent New Year's Eve in with Jian Wei and his mum and sister who came to stay for a few days. During the day itself we went to Notting Hill, pottered around Portobello Road and had mulled wine in a friendly pub. You may recognise Maisy in the bottom picture from her blog, Little Miss Maisy.
Photos by Jian Wei.