Visual Collector. Swimwear Hoarder. Accessories Lover. Modern Jewellery Magpie. Pattern and Colour Obsessor. Vintage Fancier. Craft Advocate. Sunseeker. Jodi Muter Hamilton.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tina Kalivas

Tina Kalivas is a lady with clear talent. Australian based Tina Kalivas lived in London for 8 years, primarily she worked at Alexander McQueen, where she was seamstress and Creative Pattern Cutter of showpieces and private orders. Sometimes I come across designers would I feel an affinity towards, and see their influences, taste and perhaps hidden meanings come through in their work.
For one of my pattern cutting projects at Uni I used the basis of a paper airplane and origami to fold a structure into the front of a dress, I dare say that was one of Tina's starting points for this dress. Needless to say Tina would be someone I'd love to have a good old chin wag with!

You can even buy her collection at ASOS!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Dolce & Gabbana Net-a-Porter

Natalie Massenet of Net-a-Porter and Mr Porter threw a party for Dolce & Gabbana to launch their new e-commerce collaboration. Fortunately my name was on the list, thanks Heba. The party was held in Net-a-Porter's very slick Westfield offices. The stars were out in force, Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce were joined by Naomi Campbell, Queen Latifah, Pixie Lott, Peaches Geldof, Jaime Winstone, Alfie Allen, David Gandy, Kelly Osbourne, Bip Ling, and Jade Parfitt to name a few! The cocktails were lovely as was Jamie Winstone who I briefly managed to grab and gave details of Black Neon. Hopefully she'll be in touch!
To read more of Natalie Massenet's inspirational climb to the top online at Vogue.

Aloe Blacc at Somerset House

Aloe Blacc is one VERY talented soul singer, dancer, rapper, entertainer and crowd pleaser. We were especially pleased to see him after 3 hours of waiting. However the wait was not without its merits, we watched up and coming acts including Ruby Blu who was THE clear stand out talent.

Walking to the tube through the darkness over Waterloo bridge.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Surface to Air - Beachwear

One of my favourite brands Surface to Air now has their own range of 'Brazilian' beachwear for sale online. 7 Pairs of mens short and 3 styles of bikini, looks like swimwear is coming of age!

Port Montenegro

If you happen to be so lucky to visit Port Montenegro 'The New Port of Cool', Wolf & Badger are currently there as part of pop up store. 'Fashion brands consist of London based swimwear designer Heidi Klein, Dublin designer Zoe Jordan's fashion brand Irwin & Jordan, Vilebrequin offering an exclusive swimwear range, London concept store Wolf & Badger and Florentine Jewelry designer Carolina Bucci'.
If you want to read more about Port Montenegro the FT 'how to spend it' wrote an interesting article back in 2009!

Friday, July 1, 2011

IBIZA - Old Town

A few of random pics from Ibiza Old Town. I would recommend booking at one of the restaurents as its does get very busy.
Try either La Oliva Restaurante Tel. +34 971 30 57 52.
Dalt Vila Tel. +34 971 30 55 24