Monday, 2 August 2010

Recently seen..

Two really good shows at the Tate Modern at the moment. The Francis Alys in particular was great. Worth it for the Tornado! If you have seen this you will know what I mean, but if you haven't I will not spoil it for you.

New fabrics..

Selvedge Inspiration

Selvedge this month had a good article on Erica Tanov. I love her clothes! Her clothes are how I would like to dress if I was rich and very skinny. But alas I am neither, so the nearest I will get is the odd thing from Toast, when I go to Bath.


I love Hay-on-Wye. It is a strange little town, hard to find, because it is not sign posted very well until you are almost there, but it is lovely when you do get there. Loads of bookshops obviously, but I like the tiny little junk/antique shops that sell old french linens and welsh blankets along with vintage dresses and dusty chandeliers.

Husband and I always like to have lunch in this one particular pub, which is all rickety and old fashioned, with speckled mirrors and old maps on the walls.


Some of my vintage buttons, I have a box of buttons that used to belong to my grandmother, and these ones are some of the ones I have found.

70's Inspiration

The seventies were the decade of my childhood: the most evocative time for me memory wise. My mum wore maxi skirts and boots, my dad wore paisley shirts and big belts, and I had green hot pants, and all those fabulous synthetic jumpers that gave you static whenever you took them off. Actually it surprises me that more children did not die of spontaneous combustion during the seventies; we had nylon sheets, brushed nylon pajamas and sparks would fly off you is you got out of bed in the middle of the night, not to mention the static hair!

But aside from that, I love the fashion of that decade, Biba, peasant skirts and cheesecloth, flares and platforms, it was great! It seemed like a really liberating time, men were having perms and wearing velvet, it was truly a much more sartorially experimental time than now.