The art and science of pattern clashing

I love patterns, motifs, ornamentation and decoration. In the space of a few minutes while looking around Miss Meg’s the other day I counted 20 different patterns and prints. There were stripes, dots, spots, flowers, animal prints, swirls, whirls, geometric, aztec and so on and so forth. Imagine if clothing consisted of block colours with…

Inspiration is where you find it …

  Hands up anyone who has seen the movie Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium? I love this movie for several reasons but the main one is the fact that Mr Magorium’s store is so much more than just a toy store. It is an amazing, wonderful, magical and fantastical place where anything can happen (and usually…

Underwear as outerwear

A famous designer (Christian Dior) once said, ‘Lovely lingerie is the basis of good dressing’. Never a truer word was spoken. Good undies and a decent bra can change the way clothing looks on a person by moulding, shaping, flattening, enhancing and sculpting what’s underneath. Back in the day corsets were used to achieve the…