Collaborations

HAND STITCHING

HAND STITCHING

HAND STITCHING

When I see beautiful hand stitching, I just get so excited and the right side of my brain goes crazy.
Tamara, from our creative team created this beautiful hand stitching work.
She spent two hours hand stitching with this and I fell in love with it straight away.
I just love HAND STITCH WORK.
I can imagine so many things incorporating this intricate work.
What can you imagine in this stitch work? 


My weekend

My weekend

I hope you had a nice relaxing weekend! My weekend was pretty good.
Between my work and family I was able to go to a pottery class.
It's been a few weeks since my dear friend Paola and I joined the class. I have sometimes need to challenge myself to commit time towards the pottery class, because I have been so busy in my life trying to balance work and my family.
How about you? How do you balance your time between your personal life and work?
Once I get there, I really enjoy the...


PIECES OF JAPAN

PIECES OF JAPAN

I have been seeking pieces of Japan recently.
But instead of bringing a whole Japanese flavour, I have been thinking of some elements of Japan to reintroduce to Australian culture in a different way.
These vintage Kanzashi - Hair Pins... Some are over 100 years old.
They are beautiful and intricate pieces and are traditionally used of course for women's hair in Japan... But is it of course?
What if we can use them in a different way?
I...


Gathered tulle skirt

Gathered tulle skirt

This gathered tulle skirt I created is slightly more feminine with carefully constructed layers to add drama. Historically tulle posses connections of purity, femininity & discipline. Wearing a tulle skirt with a tough boot or our structured Giza Giza top [translates to zig zag] juxtaposes it’s original values whilst embracing power and individuality without sacrifice of femininity.

What do you wear and or contrast your tulle skirts with?


Shibori

Shibori

Each little shibori shapes on this neck piece are made by hand.
It takes a long time to tie the fabric individually with thread.
There are many different sizes and shapes of shibori.
It didn’t look so special when I was a child because we see this everywhere. It is used in futon blankets, or Japanese cushions and many things in our life.
It does look special now, especially when I first saw this piece.
It may look like a sea urchin, or coral..
We call this technique Bai Shibori.
Bai is...