Friday, 27 April 2012


so one rather random sunday evening a couple of weeks ago i did my good deed of the week and drove my dust collecting overlocker over to nova & jeff's ... prepping a huge order for Japan the wonderful couple behind Nova Chiu probably haven't slept since the brand took off after Nova's graduate show last spring - where is was announced she had won Graduate Collection of the Year!

in our brief catch up Nova & Jeff asked if myself & the team would be once again interested in shooting an artistic lookbook - our last klimt inspired shoot featuring the graduate collection you can see here -.. this time of course for the new aw12/13 collection - recently shown at vauxhall fashion scout in feb - ... ermmm... no guesses what the answer was!!!

here are some of Nova Chiu's latest designs from AW Shows in feb - keeping the ethnic roots of the shangri-la region that have clearly inspired Nova, the new collection has been fused with a new york 80s vibe an influence of Jeffs background.. its amazing to see the coming together of east and west!

so... time for verity cumming, mariell amelie & myself  to get our little creative minds working to create something inspiring and beautiful for the brand.. watch this space!

O x

Wednesday, 25 April 2012


the one and only wonderful louise körner..

..graduating from Istituto Marangoni in summer 2011, Louise's inspiring 'decayed pethio' graduate collection was first shot by Mariell Amelie in a stunningly eery and edgy lookbook shoot..

Louise Körner collection shot by Mariell Amelie

.. soon after Louise was drafted onto a project by none other than David Bamber - Tom Ford Design Director!! - and The English National Ballet. Her role in the project to create costumes for the new production of Stravinsky's Firebird, choreographed by George Williamson.

At the end of Feb 2012, The English National Ballet & Firebird Design Team were invited to Tate Britain during the "Picasso and the Modern British Art" exhibition - as Firebird was a work inspired by Picasso - where Louise Körner was asked to participate in talks about the Costume Designs and the project experience as a whole.

Louise working on one of the outfits for FIREBIRD

Parallel with the Ballet project, Louise's Graduate collection has been picked out by MUUSE (Online Fashion Boutique featuring and selling limited edition pieces by fashion gratuates), which led to her being featured on Italian 'Vogue Talents' online. As if this wasn't enough her collection has been featured in many fashion events, magazines and music videos - including Jenna G & Dr.P - 'Neon' - and worn by celebs such as Natasha Bedingfeild in recent editorials.

Beddingfeild wearing Louise Körner
Aura at Copenhagen Fashion week in Louise Körner

..a real swedish sweetie and beautiful soul, Louise has propelled herself into the fashion world and with her raw talent and enthusiasm i know she will keep doing all us marangonians proud!! 

i recently featured a couple of Louise's pieces in the 'Drag me to Hell Boy' editorial.. final edits will be posted soon..

big loves 
O x

Saturday, 21 April 2012


some quick little backstage snaps of yesterdays shoot!
featuring the amazing prints by amy hillyard... cant wait to see the final edits of these going to be amazing!!! 
photography.flora deborah
styling.olivia wright
make up & hair.michelle dacillo
print  collection.amy hillyard

Wednesday, 18 April 2012


for fridays shoot!!!

Tuesday, 17 April 2012


the beautiful mariell amelie has her first solo exhibition at notting hill arts club!
25th april - 11 june 2012
private view wednesday 25th april 6.30pm-9pm!!
see you there!


Wednesday, 11 April 2012


eeeeee amy hillyard's fabrics are printed and collected!!!!!
a wee little sneak peak for you after i made her drive all the way to me to show me as soon as she picked them up!!!

Monday, 9 April 2012


a couple of backstage snaps from tuesdays shoot!
cant wait to see the finished editorial shot by giulia zucchetti!

menswear - taekyung joo

loves x

Saturday, 7 April 2012


'drag me to hell boy'
shooting an editorial representing the complicated yet fascinating relationship between patient and doctor within the walls of a mental institution.
my brief..
'a super model with a nervous breakdown - haughty almost arrogant yet behind the surface you can read her vulnerability and painful state, clearly affected by the hyper glamourised fashion system'
some of the most beautifully odd pieces to feature!


i would like to introduce to you.. my best friend... of 20 years... YES 20 years..
a little doodling creative genius who will blow your mind with her world of explosive colour and intricate detail..
amy hillyard.
print designer specialising in print for fashion & surface design
amy's digital and hand drawn work has been represented by JRC imports.. on sale at indigo, premier vision, Paris.. featured in Pattern People's e-book 'repeat after me' and won countless awards!
..and of course there is no doubt why!
her graduate collection soon to be released features a little surprise colab between amy and myself.. can't wait to get my hands on her work ;-) will keep you posted!!

and buy her printed skins for iphone & ipad!!!