Firstly, Gabby Young and I have had the pleasure of working with many amazingly talented and generous designers this year. Here are just a few of the highlights:
Wearing Kumiko Tani in Japan
Wearing Elizabeth Lau at her pop-up shop on Ganton street
Dress by Inbar Spector
This was also the year that Gabberdashery was born- culminating in the wonderful wall we did with Supermarket Sarah. We launched with a small collective of artists and designers at The Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair and later in the summer we had our own little shop at Standon Calling.
Rosa Bloom, me and Gabby at the art car boot fair.
Gabby and I are pictured wearing our name badges made by Love from Hetty and Dave.Other amazing contributors who've supported us include Merrimaking Hoods, Hatastic, Creme Nouveau, Rosa Bloom, Tinsel Edwards, Twinkle Troughton, Dot your teas, Alice Gabb and Her Curious Nature. A mention in the Financial Times finished a fabulous year for us. In-store gigs for Gabby at the first Sketchbook Magazine pop-up shop, the Illamasqua flagship store and Elizabeth Lau's pop up shop, as well as sponsorship from Tabio tights have made being a stylist super easy!
I've also had fun doing some creative dressmaking of my own, upcycling this vintage wedding dress.Much more of that this year, I hope!
I had the pleasure of meeting Debra and Adriana of Young British Designers- who got me front row seats for the fabulous Jena Theo show at London Fashion Week.
This last London Fashion Week was the first I have really enjoyed, largely because it felt like a big reunion bumping into some of the lovely bloggers I've met this year, pictured here are I want you to know, Fashion Dreamer, Natasha Bailie and Alex Loves. I've hung out with these and other lovely lovely people at some most fashionable venues; My Sugarland, Wolf and Badger, on the Hendrick's carriage, at Vintage at Goodwood and Bake-a-Boo, to name just a few. I also got to wear some lovely outfits lent to me by Rebecca of Juno Says Hello- news on her next sale coming soon.
I styled Natasha Bailie, Lena Weber, Laura Kate Bradley and Naomi Thompson for a shoot for The Sunday Times Style earlier in the year, shot by the fabulous Julia Boggio. You can see more pics here on my website- one of the things I really wanted to achieve this year and which I have, thanks to my wonderful boyfriend and the hugely talented Tinsel Edwards and Twinkle Troughton.
I styled and shot another mini shoot on holiday in a chateau in the south of France which was great fun.
Earlier this year I co-curated and did the PR for the genius pop up Parlour from Mien Magazine- hopefully more from us next year!
Having learned to screenprint earlier this year with the Run Riot team, last month I had the pleasure of introducing Gisele Scanlon to The Print Club London where she created this stunning Goddess Guide screenprint, still available to buy here.
There are so many people I've worked with this year that I should mention; Cellardoor Magazine, WilliamVintage, Amelia's magazine, Bitchbuzz, Corina Corina, Beautiful Soul, The Hendricks Gin team, Amnesty International, Cherry Sorbet, Perri Lewis and everyone who contributed to my Christmas Gift Guides. Thankyou all so much- its been an absolute pleasure. Hope to see lots more of you this year! Follow me on Twitter, Flickr and Pinterest to see what I'm up to. xxx