Glasses Exhibition at MUDE

What is the only thing more exciting than an exhibition of retro spectacles? An exhibition of retro spectacles in an OLD BANK VAULT. Mude Design Museum in Lisbon is such a cool space, and this was my favourite part (the furniture section was a close second, losing out only due to the lack of tiny … Continue reading

Costume Exhibition at MUDE Lisbon

There are a lot of good museums in Lisbon. A LOT. I feel like it’s going to take a while to visit them all even though I now live here and am not in fact on holiday (although sometimes it still feels like that after four months. But then I have to go to work…) … Continue reading

Blythe Fashion Shoot

Because I am really grown-up, I decided it was about time my Blythe doll took part in a photo shoot. Also because she has some beautiful clothes, some of which were made by my friend Emma-Louise (the cute nautical jacket and beautiful transport print dress). This particular doll’s name is Miss Sally Rice (according to the … Continue reading

Women Who Rock

As mentioned in my previous post, I visited the EMP Museum in Seattle. This was one of my favourite exhibitions there (and anywhere, ever!) – Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power. There was music playing in the area (Fleetwood Mac’s Landslide among others) and an extensive collection of costumes, instruments, records and information about women … Continue reading

London

I couple of weekends ago, I went to London for the first time in ages to see some friends and generally get away for a miniature holiday. I stayed at my friend Jenny’s house in Primrose Hill. I’d been there before but had never explored the area – it’s ridiculously nice, as you might expect … Continue reading

Spectacle inspiration

I’ve been an occasional glasses wearer for about four years now, and if I’m honest it still feels like a bit of a novelty. I do actually need them though, I promise. Increasingly so; for seeing faraway things like train times at the station, films, finding my friends in pubs etc. Or even just noticing … Continue reading

Seoul

In October my friend Natalie and I decided to get out of China for the national holiday. The only place we could get cheap flights to was Seoul, which was lucky as I really wanted to go anyway. Natalie had been a few times before and raved about the shopping. We stayed in Hongdae, which … Continue reading

Fabric Market

Okay, I know a while ago I promised I would post pictures of the stuff I got made to measure at the fabric market. I already had this picture of the denim skirt (as seen in the wedding post, with the lovely Natalie). It was my most expensive fabric market purchase at 150RMB (about £15). … Continue reading

Strange Days

Sunday was an odd day indeed. I woke up with a cold and was in two minds about whether to venture beyond Ajisen Ramen round the corner or just get some noodle soup and go back home to bed. I could have done that. I could have just gone straight back home and watched back-to-back … Continue reading

The Age of Feminine Drawing

Book review: The Age of Feminine Drawing (AllRightsReserved Ltd.) Illustration is back. After a decade spent hiding in the shadow of fashion photography, drawings inspired by fashion and its most illustrious muse – the feminine form – are returning to the fore. Often inspired by Japan and the Far East, the new wave of fashion … Continue reading