Ship shape and Bristol fashion

So, I’m settling into Bristol, out lots, making some and getting inspired always. The evenings are light later so I’m hermitting in my studio much less than I was although still managing to be in here some of the time. Here’s a picture I took of my new wonderful and cozy studio a few weeks ago (it’s now a lot lot more messy!)

IMG_20150228_151430

I’ve been experimenting with costume, some bags, making some commissions and having fun with spraypaint whilst exploring this city so far. There are so so many amazing makers here that are doing some really exciting things and I definitely feel like ‘the Bristol look’ is seeping into my creations already (more urban, more colour, more fun). ┬áHere’s an example of the kinds of jewellery I’ve been working on, modelled by my beautiful friend Rachel in a pub in East London:

IMG_20150303_214649

I’ve also been tackling that age old dilemma of dancing around ones handbag! Living in such a happening city involves lots of going out dancing so I’ve been working on a new kind of bag! I call it the leg bag..

. IMG_20150325_174553

It can be worn around the thigh, or…

IMG_20150325_174306

Around the ankle. Just big enough for ID and cash or maybe a small (not delicate) phone. It’s just for when you need the bare essentials and don’t want a bum bag or shoulder bag cramping your style. I tried this one out at an event in Bath called White Mink that’s all about dressing up and looking fabulous and dancing lots! I wore this on my thigh under my skirt and hardly felt it all night!

I’ve also been working on some commissions, some of which you can see on the commissions page. Some of which I haven’t got any good pictures of yet. I’ve been making lots of feathery earrings with strips of rubber and getting into making some more extreme costumery like masks and armour… more of that to come soon. As always get in touch with feedback or commission requests. My fees are very reasonable and all my creations are 100% upcycled, mostly waterproof and vegan.