Friday, 30 September 2011

Post shoot edit/chill out

Doing a rough edit and enjoying the last of the sun in the garden with a glass of wine.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Getting ready...

Model behaviour

So our model has just arrived - you'll recognise her later as one of the two finalists from the most recent series of Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model.

Juste conducted herself brilliantly on the show and is absolutely stunning, so we're looking forward to seeing what she comes up with on today's shoot.

SS12 shoot

We're shooting the SS12 lookbook tomorrow. Aptly (and a little annoyingly as we'll be stuck inside all day) it's meant to be another scorcher. You have to love this random September weather.

I'm really excited about this shoot as it's the first Spring/Summer collection for the label and I'm looking forward to seeing how it's recieved. Even more exciting though, is that we have a very special girl modelling for us, so keep an eye on the blog and our Twitter feed for behind the scenes images tomorrow to find out more...

Sunday Express S Magazine

The Willow coat had a nice bit of press coverage a few weeks ago, in S Magazine in the Sunday Express. Broadcaster Anita Rani was asked to share her wardrobe favourites and we're very pleased that this was one of her chosen pieces. Thanks Anita!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Wool week!

I got very excited when we had our first British Wool Week last year - it's not exactly the sexiest sounding thing in the world, but with so many big name designers getting involved, it really helped to elevate the status of wool from being seen as something a bit boring and utilitarian to an incredible versatile fibre that can be used to create extraordinary, beautiful clothes that will last AND keep you warm.

There are a whole host of activities and events going on next week, our second Wool Week and you can find out more by visiting the Campaign for Wool's website.

The thing I am most looking forward to is the Wool Modern exhibit showing at La Galleria on Pall Mall, throughout September. Among the big name designers exhibiting are Alexander McQueen, Christian Lacroix, Courreges, Erdem, Lanvin and Viviene Westwood as well as smaller names like Louise Gray and Craig Lawrence. To find out more about it go here - it's worth it for the amazing morphing sheep [I took the liberty of nicking the above images from their site for your viewing pleasure - I hope they don't mind....].

Thursday, 1 September 2011

A/W 2011: on sale now

I have been very quiet lately, this is mostly due to the fact that I've been laying low in an attempt to finish the S/S12 collection. Needless to say, I have missed one deadline already, but there is still time....ahem...

Anyway, most importantly, A/W11 has gone on sale today. I can't quite believe it's the 1st September already but at least we can get excited about lovely autumnal clothing even if it is slightly depressing that summer is over.

So! If your wardrobe is in need of a pick me up and you have some cash to flash, you can shop the collection at the following places:

Our online shop, which you can reach via our website or here

ASOS Marketplace, where you can see the whole collection shot 'street style'

Or coming soon, a selection of pieces will be available from the online boutique, Ursa Loves