Monday, February 22, 2010
One of my favorite children clothes designer has to be Misha Lulu and she happens to be based here in LA too. I had the pleasure of meeting Karen Salazar and her husband Joe at Unique Craft fair. We did an exchange - I got the most amazing clothes for Sienna and she choose a bird mobile and a few other bits from my collection.
Since than Sienna hasn't worn a dress more - I love it. I love everything about their collection. The modern colors and amazing fabrics and patterns. All the applique work is so inspirational. Karen is from El Salvador and you can see the cultural influence in her work. She also has a gorgeous daughter who inspires her work too.
Here are a few images from their upcoming Spring 10 collection and of course Sienna wearing her Misha LuLu dress and trousers.
She has a great blog and website. The website has a great surplus store where you can buy fabric and trims all sorts of fun things.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I wanted to find a cute way to package my handmade mobiles to make displaying and selling them easier. I found some really fun patterned paper and used big polythene bags to package them. I was really pleased with how they turned out.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
For my birthday I got a gift voucher for Avoca Handweavers. Avoca is one of my favorite stores in Ireland. It has the most inspiring interior products and mixes country kitchen with a modern twist. I bought some fabulous things including some rice products, this amazing paper doll set for Sienna and of course a delicious goats cheese treat for lunch.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
When I was back in Dublin I got to spend sometime with my college friend Heather Finn. She is a very talented knit wear designer and has a studio space in her home in Dublin. I just love Heather's use of colour and her fresh modern look of feminine knits.
It was great chatting and catching up, sharing our hopes for the future. Heather has a great website with lots of information about her work and were you can buy it.