Thursday, 30 June 2011

A homage to Catherine Baba

I'm not sure what to say about Catherine Baba except you can tell it makes her happy to dress up, she is a styliste and costume designer who wears turbans to great effect. C'est si bon. Catherine Baba, I take my turban off to you.
Oh, yesterday I opened where I'm selling some prints of my illustrations. Please do email me if you have any requests or queries,
A bientot!

Monday, 27 June 2011

A homage to Nina Hagen

Nina Hagen, I guess it's not so much her clothes but her whole presentation that I find so inspiring. Her whole person, her hair, her make-up, her voice. Urgh I can't explain her. Watch this video NINA

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

The Social Studio Talks

This is an example of the sketches I'll show at the Social Studio talk. I drew this in lead pencil when I was brainstorming designs in my lounge-room one afternoon. 
The Social Studio are hosting a series of fashion talks from local designers during July, I am doing a talk next Wednesday evening 29th. I will be musing about the art of dressing up and where/ from whom I draw sartorial inspiration. I've compiled a selection of my drawings to show on the night. From early sketches of my collection to portraits of my favorite stylish women of the world.
More details about the Talks HERE
Information about the Social Studio HERE
I just grabbed this off their website: "The Social Studio is many things! They are a fashion school, a designer clothing label, a café, and a community space created from the style and skills of the young refugee community."

Saturday, 18 June 2011

A homage to Pam Hogg

Pam Hogg is another on my sartorial inspiration list. I drew her the other night by the heater. I felt a little daunted, not just by a desire to accurately portray her rather arresting beauty but because her magic is the fearless disregard for conventions whilst still appearing to be the most glamorous warrior woman on the planet. I feel you could never wear a creation of hers without a wild heart.
This video of her song, Opel Eyes is fucking fierce. I love how Pam is surrounded by these deadly gorgeous women.
Pam Hogg website HERE

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Rik Lee, by hook or by crook

Rik Lee, one of my favorite illustrators, is having a sale at his new online store until Friday. I am gonna get this print, by hook or by crook. I'm a sucker for a bee-hive.
Visit his shop HERE

Monday, 13 June 2011

A homage to Anna Piaggi

I've decided what I need to post more of is my drawings, this is number two in my sartorial inspiration series. Anna Piaggi I take my hat off to you.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

A homage to Diane Pernet

I was thinking of women I'd like to wear my collection and Diane Pernet came to mind. I made my mannequin into a Diane Pernet doppelganger as an evocation and drew a picture of her. I'm making a set of drawings of women I reference for sartorial inspirational. Women with elegance, wit, glamour.
See Diane Pernet's blog, a Shaded View on Fashion HERE

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Ah-Mazing Marawa SOLO

Marawa is doing a SOLO SHOW. This is big news, you may have seen her on Britain's Got Talent recently (if not click HERE). I am not in London right now, so anyone who is, please go and see this show for me.
Marawa the Amazing will take you on a tour through the 20th century looking at some of the most exotic circus and cabaret artists of the time. At Jacksons Lane Theatre Sat. 16th June 

More about the show Exotica HERE
More about Marawa HERE
Photo by Jo Duck

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Good list for Autumn

1. Podcasts, when its cold I stay in to do crafty projects while listening to people's weird sexual hang ups on Savage Love HERE, This American Life, The New Yorker: Fiction, and Stuff You Missed in History Class, are also on subscription. BBC Radio 4 have heaps of good podcasts too, I listen to Women's Hour, Excess Baggage and Play of the Week. ABC Radio National have, Lingua Franca, Design and Architecture and The Book Show.

2. Della Reese, Whatever Lola Wants. I find it very inspirational. I also think it would be wise to learn THIS dance routine. You never know when it might come in handy.

3. A stew cookin' in the oven. THIS Jamie one is delicious. Knock back a hot toddy while it cooks.

4. Dom Perignon for a little celebration at home or mulled wine at Southpaw (Gertrude St.) for a drink out.

5. Explorer socks. Warm tootsies are the way to go when you wear a short skirt.

6. A striped velvet scarf, I've made a couple for Edgeley and they are named Bonham-Carter after a lady who knows how to pile on layers in a funny fashion.

7. Books, lie in bed and read, while an animal/person snuggles up to you. I suggest, The Help by Katheryn Stockett, or Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger.

8. A walk in the country side. Mount Macedon is chilly and fresh.

9. Succulents that flower at this time of year our Christmas Cactus is fluro pink at present.

10. A hat. A turban knotted high on your head. Keep your head warm and you'll hardly notice your legs freezing off.