The Wacky Warehouse
(Hot off the machines – My favourite blue and white blazer – I have been dreaming this design up forever and at last it is made!)
Girls, aren't you just loving this glorious weather. It is truly splendid and makes me feel so alive and full of life!
Not that I am displaying too many signs of life at the moment as I have been lying on a sun lounger in my sunken garden all morning, soaking up some golden rays and recovering from the exploits of yesterday's marathon photo shoot which took place at the top of a decrepit, tumbling down old warehouse in an ancient part of London.
What an adventure we all had, climbing to the top floor to find the most incredible space that had amazing light and an ethereal atmosphere all of which captured the essence of my new Autumn collection so perfectly. Amongst the rubble, broken glass, and graffiti covered walls our super photographer, Gavin, took some amazing photos – a real dichotomy of beauty and elegance amidst rubbish and grime.
(Kate in green silk – photo by Simon)
(Melissa in a heavenly ensemble of French silk, chiffon and brocade)
(Maddy in navy – Photo by Simon)
I managed to snap a few photos on my own little camera to give you a sneaky peek of the glorious clothes that are now on sale in the studio and are coming soon to our website. The collection this winter is somewhat eclectic and reflects my own mixed taste in clothing. A wonderful selection of glorious dresses for weddings, balls and special events, jersey dresses to waltz into work wearing – feeling oh so sexy and some to die for jackets that I just cannot wait to wear. My favourite being a fabulous military jacket, which I am definitely going to wear with knee high boots and skinny jeans! (I would wear it with thigh high boots and leggings if only I was young enough and had the legs!)
(The super cool trench coat – a sumptuous nutmeg colour with black trimming)
What a marvelous day we had with three of the most gorgeous voluptuous models on the planet – and an amazing team of assistants helping dress and undress and style each of the girls !
(Ingrid – my brilliant pattern cutter – dressing Maddy)
(Michelle, Renata and Ingrid, taking a well earned rest amongst the rubble.)
Jayne our fabulous hairstylist was truly amazing and created some of the most original hairstyles imaginable.
(I love this hairstyle on Melissa – wearing a red lace dress with red shot lining peeping through – Magical!)
(Model Maddy with the incredibly skilled Jayne doing hair!)
(Kate – oh so cute in curlers!)
And of course I must finish with a shot of our photographer, Gavin Chapman, in action with his assistant Simon. Not only did they do a fabulous job with the photos but we were entertained all day with the jovial banter!
Keep an eye out for all the new clothes hitting the website in the next few days that will more than tempt you for winter!
(Melissa in the magnificent ruffle jacket)