Barbary Lane- remembering Mouse..

Well hello, all the lovely people. I've missed you. Its been a hell of a long time since I have written anything at all and a hell of a lot of awesome additions to my life have occurred.

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At the beginning of May I was lucky to get together with Richard Kaby, exquisite photographer of the colourwalk and meet his inspiring wife Helena, in Brighton for the festival. We met in 'Cuppa Joes', an excellent cafe and really affordable vintage and 2nd hand clothing store.  Richard kindly introduced me to Lynne Gillett who owns and runs Barbary Lane. Walking in I met a sparkly, glittery, super, multi faceted, other wordly colourful, bundle of a shop in Kemptown, Brighton- 95 St George's Rd, Brighton BN2 1EE. So much I wanna buy in there!!! Totally worth a visit.

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BADASS JACKET- THIS ONES MINE TO KEEP LOL......

Meeting Lynne was more than a pleasure and the shop was a treasure trove of clothing, hats, rings, bags, headresses- too much to name and lots of awesome designers work installed. @mentalembellisher from France- scarves, shoes, jackets: the wonderful and totally inspiring @SophieCochevelou- crazy, cookie jewellery and art to wear, @dianegoldie- kimono legend, local hatmaker Clae, headresses by @diamantequeen, @Halfanoctopus from Wales, local jewellery maker @Fwaylawn and Lady Zooty- knitter, who I've definately seen out and about on the bus in Brighton. Lynne invited me to upcycle some jackets with my digital prints and bespoke embroidery designs for the shop. I was more than happy to indulge. What an honour. So to add to that list is @Cassandra_Whitfield Whoot!!!

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Richard took some incredible shots of my work. These jackets are all available to buy at Barbary Lane apart from the orange one- not surprising it went- it was my favourite. People have such good taste!. All pieces are good examples of what I can make for you, as bespoke commissions. Get in touch at my contact page, I'm happy to talk about ideas and make magic out of fabric and thread. Have a look at the ingenious shots @richardkaby took for me in and outside Barbary Lane. Big thanks to Lynne.

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UPCYCLED FITTED, BIG BUTTONED, KALI- DIGITAL PRINT WITH ADDITIONAL EMBROIDERY JACKET.

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DAVID DIGITAL PRINT, SURROUNDED BY SEQUINS ON BLUE LINEN WAISTCOAT, FRONT WITH LIGHTNING DETAIL.

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LILITH LIPS- UPCYCLED DENIM JACKET WITH ADDED SEQUINNED FABRICS AND EMBROIDERED LIPS. SMACKERS.....

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KATE- DIGITAL PRINT, GOLD QUILTED JACKET.

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THIS ONES GONE... 'HEAR NO EVIL'- DIGITAL FABRIC PRINT, WITH ADDED EIGHTIES LOVE. FABRIC PRINT STILL AVAILABLE TO ADD TO SOMETHING THAT YOU OWN. GO TO PRINT

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CHECK OUT MY BUMPERS THEY MATCH THE JACKET...

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WE GOT ADDICTED TO THIS YELLOW LINE...

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Much more to come at Barbary Lane and on my blog. Soon to unleash the frenetic, fantastical, fashion shoot that me and Rich and Suzy, one of my besties in Brighton did. Some super sweet shots of my jackets in and around Brighton. Old Spitalfields, Colourwalk,  silk series, classics with @suekreitzman, @meihuiliu8 and @timyipstime and My Frida Kahlo sustainable capsule collection- 'Everything Frida,' running alongside the Frida Kahlo Exhibition #makingherselfup at the V and A. Wow what a combination...I can hardly contain myself.