Thursday, 29 July 2010

Saw these fabulous trousers modeled by Olivia Palermo in the latest ASOS magazine and had to find them on for a closer look. I love the details, and the same technique used in one of my favourite Valentino collections. X

Matthew Williamson Fall 2010

Matthew Williamson Fall 2010

Matthew Williamson Fall 2010

Valentino Couture Fall 2008

Valentino Couture Fall 2008

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Lovely Lashes

Oh so lovely lashes! Inspired by traditional Chinese paper-cutting these false eyelashes from Paperself come in 3 styles, each with a symbolic meaning rooted in Chinese culture.

Peony - happiness and good fortune
Horse - success
Peach blossom - love and romance

As peonies are one of my most favourite things I may have to bag myself a pair!

Monday, 12 July 2010


New website now online! X

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Good morning bloggers, a grey day here means I am going to lock myself away in the studio and sew my little socks off! Perhaps treat myself to a lunch date with the lovely Miss Kerry. Here's my latest inspiration... X

Jo No Fui


Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Natalie Richardson

I've long been a fan of the embroidery company Hand & Lock and a visit to their website this week led me to recent LCF graduate Natalie Richardson. For her final collection she collaborated with the company, embellishing her garments with silk shading to give the illusion of fur. A beautiful but time consuming technique, but judging by these photos it was well worth it. X

Colour Me Happy

Colour palette for latest project. X

Tuesday, 6 July 2010


Beautiful book that has already made its way on to my Christmas list. X

Monday, 5 July 2010

New Designers

This time last year I was exhibiting at New Designers in Islington, London. A fantastic opportunity for graduate designers. I went along this year to meet with friends and hopefully gain some inspiration for my own work. Some favourites below. X

Nottingham Trent Stand at New Designers 2009

Nottingham Trent Stand at New Designers 2009
Katy Aston, see more examples of her beautiful work here
Emma Yeo. Exhibiting at One Year On

Imogen Bellfield. Exhibiting at One Year On

Lois Norman

Saturday, 3 July 2010


It has been far too long since my last post, but now that we're half way through the year I have set myself a resolution to be a better blogger!

One reason for my lack of blogging is that I have been off traveling with two of my best friends, Sam and Kerry, traveling up the East coast of Australia and island hopping in Fiji. 6 weeks of travel is probably too much to note down in one blog post, hightlights included learning to surf, hippy town Byron Bay, snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, sailing on the Whitsundays, Fraser Island jeep tour, Australian pies, goon and seeing a shark! X

Fiji - Coral View Resort

Australia - Whitehaven Beach

Australia - Houses in Paddington, Sydney