There are quite a few fabric shops along Brick Lane. This shop had a small front entrance and the shop was very narrow but it was such an unusually long shop that by the time you got to the back you couldn’t hear Brick Lane anymore – it was like being lost in a fabricContinue reading

I already have a good sewing machine but this mini sewing machine from John Lewis was so cute and I thought that it could fit perfectly into my styling kit. It’s light enough that it’s easy to take it to shoots. Occasionally I just need to do a hem or take in a garment. NothingContinue reading

Much of my time is spent customizing garments. I love going to habadashery and bead shops. I get totally lost looking at ribbon and all things shiny! I’ve been doing quite a bit of gluing crystals but I really prefer the hot stones. Right now the Swarovski Crystalized shop in London is having a veryContinue reading


London is a great city for lingerie, there are so many styles and it’s all quite playful. I went to the Playful Promises Press Day; they were featuring their own lingerie Playful Promises, Kiss Me Deadly and Fairy Goth Mother. Kiss me Deadly has great vintage/retro inspired pieces. Their garter belt straps are just aContinue reading


Annabel Lewis is the founder of the celebrated trimmings and ribbon shop and every stylist’s favourite haberdashery VV Rouleaux! Annabel was giving mini demonstrations as part of the Viktor & Rolf exhibition on bow making. She gave everyone a long wired ribbon and showed us how to make the perfect rose and Christmas tree bow!Continue reading


I’ve spent the last week in and out of fabric shops and I can’t imagine not having access to ribbon, lace and trimmings. I feel so happy when I’m in a haberdashery or lovely fabric shop! It’s a great place for a designer, stylist or fashion student to look for inspiration. You never know howContinue reading