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Thea Porter was one of the pioneers of one of the most iconic looks in British fashion: bohemian chic. The exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum is really important in that it actually fills a gap in fashion history. The guest curator of the exhibition, Laura McLaws Helms, took us through the exhibition and…Continue reading

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These images are from the private viewing at the Royal College of Art – Student Work in Progress Show 2015. The exhibition gives you the opportunity to see  the creative process of some of the up and coming design students in Ceramics & Glass, Jewellery & Metal, Fashion Menswear, Fashion Womenswear and Textiles. It was a great…Continue reading

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Sometimes all I want is a bowl of cereal – usually at night just before bed. I never had sugary cereals growing up, they were band from our household but we were allowed a spoonful of brown sugar on porridge… I’d look longingly at Lucky Charms and Coco Puffs but we’d quickly bypass them for Weetabix in the…Continue reading

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How wonderful to feel the emptiness of London on Christmas Day. It’s become one of my favourite things and almost a tradition to go on a Christmas Day cycle through the City and to Saint Paul’s Cathedral.

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Sometimes I find it hard to tell when it’s the weekend – I find one day just seems to roll into the next. I’ve decided to make a conscious effort that when I do have a weekend or even just one day off to take advantage of it. I love that in my neighbourhood there are…Continue reading

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There are always new pop up shops in my neighbourhood and the most recent one is by Eastpak. It’s on Commercial Street, near The Commercial Tavern and is open until the 29th of December. The shop is more like a gallery with a cafe.  I’ve always had mixed feelings about backpacks – in my head they’re for…Continue reading

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There are so many reasons that I like Jakarta but one of the simplest reasons is that, even thought there are so many familiar shops in Jakarta from Zara to Gucci I still feel like I’m somewhere else, that I have an experience that was truly different from my day to day life. I get to see something…Continue reading

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It’s a rainy grey day in London –  but that doesn’t stop me from going out to Spitalfields market. I only live around the corner from the market but I never get bored of going there. Today it seems full of tourists and Christmas jumpers. I don’t know where the British tradition of wearing a…Continue reading

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The Monstore is one of my favourite shops in Jakarta, it’s in Kemang, which is quite a young and trendy area that’s best known for it’s nightclubs. Upstairs they have a bar that’s open in the evening and downstairs they have a shop. Most of the collection is black and white and this season they showed…Continue reading

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This season the Fashion Scout Selection Committee included Judith Tolley from the Centre for Fashion Enterprise, Hilary Alexander OBE, Vogue Italia’s Sara Maino, me, Martin Robert (Director of Fashion Scout), designer and merit award winner Georgina Hardinge, consultant Craig Spellar and Kendall Robbins from the British Council. Fashion Scout is one of the few venues in…Continue reading

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In Jakarta things seem to happen quickly as many of the stalls in Pasar Santa (Jalan Cisanggiri II, Indonesia) only opened a few weeks ago. The market was originally known for selling vegetables, fruit and household items but then several stalls opened on the top floor and started to attract a younger hipper clientele and more stalls…Continue reading

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This was my second trip to Jakarta and we were doing some live photoshoots as part of Jakarta Fashion Week. I love using fresh flowers in shoots so very early one morning my team headed off to the flower market. It’s not a place that tourists visit, so it was obvious to everyone that I was a…Continue reading

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It was MASH-UP‘s first show at Digital Fashion Week Singapore and you could feel how excited the crowd was for the designers. The Singapore fashion scene is quite small – everyone seems to know everyone and they all seem quite supportive of each other. The inspiration for the collection was the artwork of the Algerian…Continue reading

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I met the designers from Mash Up and wanted to see more of their work. They pointed me in the direction of the concept store SUPERSPACE. In Singapore cool shops can actually be found in malls, it’s the easiest way to shop and it might be the only way to shop here as it’s too hot…Continue reading

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I’m loving Singaporean fashion label DEPRESSION by Kenny Lim and Andrew Loh. Lim and Loh named their fashion label DEPRESSION as a sign of empowerment: when you feel unhappy you have the power to change how you feel. I did feel pretty good when I tried on their collection! I had a chance to meet them…Continue reading

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I’m really looking forward to attending Singapore Digital Fashion Week, from October 31 to November 3, 2014. Singapore fashion label Max Tan will open Digital Fashion Week and Italian label Cristiano Burani will close the event. Other designers include Fyodor Golan and Singapore labels Thomas Wee, In Good Company, Depression, Pauline Ning as well as young emerging labels You…Continue reading

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Today I’m off to Skopje to participate in the 10th edition of Fashion Weekend Skopje, from the 23rd to the 27th of October at various locations through the city including the salon Audi-Porsche Macedonia. I’ll be giving a 5 day workshop on Fashion Blogging, Social Media and Branding, and participating in panel discussions with Robert Cavell-Clarke from “Not…Continue reading

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It’s that time of year again, London Fashion Week, February 20-24 2015 is coming up sooner than you think and it’s time for emerging designers to showcase their collections as catwalk shows, presentations or as part of the exhibition at Fashion Scout. You can also apply for the Merit Award and Ones to Watch Award which…Continue reading