Tuesday, 6 January 2009
I have been to add Kat to my blog for way too long, and finally I have got around to doing it! I had the pleasure of having Kat in my classes at University. She was gorgeous then, and even more gorgeous now. Kat Macleod’s collage ladies will inspire confusing feelings of wardrobe envy, even though they are drawings and not people. She finds fashion, textiles, new art supplies and old books inspiring. Her clients include Vogue Entertaining and Travel, Collette Dinnigan, Harper’s Bazaar, Madison and Frankie. She has also illustrated three books, Bird, The Cocktail Book and Like I give a frock. She enjoys hot chips, talking on the phone and her cat. She also runs her own design business with friends called Ortolan. She is a true inspiration.
Barbara Hulanicki started her career in fashion as a fashion illustrator. She covered all of the important fashion collections in Europe for the major publications of the day, including Women's Wear Daily, British Vogue, the Times, the Observer and the Sunday Times. Exasperated by the disastrous street fashion in England, her husband Fitz encouraged her to design her own clothing. Biba was born and eventually, expanded into a five story art deco building, flanked by rock stars and celebrities of the day. After Biba, she continued to work in Fashion, designing for Fiorucci and Cacharel as well as her own brand in Brazil. In the nineties she arrived in Miami Beach where she designed interiors for Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones and Chris Blackwells Boutique Hotel Group. She is credited with the resurrection of Miami Beachs crumbling Art Deco district. Her stunning wallpapers are available through Graham & Brown.
Monday, 5 January 2009
Yulia Brodskaya is a Russian born artist who studied in London, and has been creating wonderful artworks ever since. She finds herself constantly experimenting and evolving, always pushing her style in new directions. I always knew that paper quilling would come back into vogue! Image courtesy of Freshly Blended.