Saturday 18 August 2012

Sat 18th Aug: Lisa Watson "Containment" jewellery collection

A shout out to Lisa Watson - a jewellery design graduate from LCF that I have discovered this summer for her stunning intricately layered perspex pieces inspired by Postmodern Architecture.  The layers of lazer-cut colours, shapes and patterns are held together with magnetic fastenings so you can slip them on your body or build up as bricks to make models (see above).  Lisa has just landed a place over on NJAL so you can log on load up a basket of your own acrylic accessories.................... check it out at the check out here.
(All research imagery and look book shots c/o Lisa)  

Friday 17 August 2012

Friday 17th Aug: The W Project at The Tate Tanks - the trailer

The new Tate Tanks site and  "Art In Action" 15 week festival this summer has invited The W Project to take part in the programme of events.  On Bank Holiday Monday the girls will be taking over a space in the tanks to project a collection of video portraits revealing the positive female influences in their network's lives. Curators Loren and Teo wanted the film to be as diverse as possible including men and women of all ages and asked contributors to bring along family and friends.  The result is a montage of monologues all the way from a little brother up to a grandma, containing perspectives of female role-models spanning generations.  Director Sarah Keeling has put together a teaser trailer (see above) for an indication of what's in store on the big day................ with talks planned in addition to the film screening............... see here for details of the schedule.

Friday 17th Aug: Lazy Oaf A/W12

Latest update from my those paradoxically named Lazy Oafers ............ their new collection has dropped including this colour block bomber Im LOVING (see centre of wall in pic above and click on the link to their site).

Thursday 16 August 2012

Thurs 16th Aug: Haunt Mag Issue 2

Congrats to the girls behind Haunt Mag, giving me everything with their new 2nd issue including a Spice Girls inspired story with a behind-the-scenes film from Sarah Keeling (see above).  Head over to the latest  instalment of Haunt here.

Thurs 16th Aug: Happy 91st!

A day in the English countryside for my Nan's 91st birthday!  Sunflowers in the sunshine........... & nuff Butler baked puds including poached peaches, cheescake, Pavalova and a TeamGB iced cake!

Wednesday 15 August 2012

Weds Aug 15th: Incoming >>>> Jeremy Deller's 'Sacrilege' via Verity Keefe

Thanks to Verity Keefe firstly for introducing me to the work of Jeremy Deller on our joint birthday outing to the Hayward Gallery in March and secondly for now sending over her snaps from 'Sacrilege' - Deller's bouncy castle, life size Stone Henge....... "this is a way to get reacquainted with ancient Britain with your shoes off".  The pop-up inflatable will be making appearances across the country finishing at Preston Guild on 9 September, the last day of the Paralympic Games and London 2012 Festival.

You can view list of the tour dates here in addition to tracking progress on twitter @Sacrilege2012

Weds Aug 15th: SAVE THE DATE

Apologies for a week's hiatus from here.  Ive been running a sewing marathon on my new S/S13 collection and dedicating my fingers to stitches and been quiet on the Qwerty.  But all will become apparent when I launch the entire thing on Sept 17th ........... please pencil the time in your diaries for something sparkly .......... wherever you are .......... it'll be accessible and live online.