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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Chewy Cosmos thingly time

An exhibition by Andy Holden.
Curated by Dan Cox.
This week I took myself of to my local art gallery, Kettles yard in Cambridge. The artist on show was Andy Holden. The show starts before you enter the gallery with a piece of music he composed entirely from sounds recorded in sea side amusement arcades. It made for interesting listening.

The show was inspirational, it was great to see a range of media and ideas under one roof. First you enter Holden's world with a video of his amazing Boulder and to the left glass cases filled with beautiful , deliciously knitted fruit representing the arcade ' grabber ' ! Great fun.

As you walk around following the unusual plasticine smell , his work becomes more thought provoking and sad. Bookshelves filled with books belonging to his friend Dan Cox, the curator of this show who was sadly killed in February.

I particularly loved the wobbly eyes in space and bowls hanging made from gramophone records. Watch out for Charlie Brown, he pops up everywhere.
A show definitely worth a look.

For more information visit the Kettle's Yard website

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Fashion icon: Valentina

One designer that I'm absolutely obsessed with at the moment is Valentina Schlee. Watch this short documentary to find out more about this sensational designer and her beautiful courture creations.

My studio

At the moment I'm exploring golden feathers and wings as a key theme for my autumn millinery collection.
I love the idea of combing different fabrics such as tartan and lace and using gold embroidery to add real impact to my headpieces. Here are a few rough sketches and samples that are on my studio wall.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Millinery inspiration: Paloma Faith

Always love to see what amazing headpieces Paloma is wearing. Here are some of my favourites:

Check out the following gallery of Paloma's eclectic style: ContactMusic

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Epsom Ladies' Day

To see photos of some of the fantastic millinery creations worn at Epsom Horse Races, visit BBC Sport and The Sun

With Ascot soon upon us, have you found your perfect hat or fascinator yet? Why not give me a call to discuss your unique individual requirements. Visit my Ladies' Day web page for more information.