Friday, 25 April 2008

Moving house…new art collection etc etc

So it’s been pretty mad recently ( I know what’s new? lol)

I moved out of Islington which I really miss :( I’ve lived there more or less all my life so I guess it was time for a change :)

Moving house is always so stressful and also you get to see how much junk you really own. My new place is much smaller and I need to fit the equivalent of 4 wardrobes ( from my old double room) into two wardrobes in a single room. This has proved challenging but also got my creative juices flowing.

I had a whole chest of draws full of jewellery in my own room which is no longer feasible in my new room due to space. So in order to save space I put together this hanging jewellery board, which I made myself. All I do is hang the Jewellery onto the board meaning I have free draw space (yay!). I bought the floral b/w paper from Paper Chase and it goes so well with the rest of the room which I’m really chuffed about.

Below pic: My Jewellery Board! I love it!!!

So whilst moving house and all that good stuff I also sketched together a new fashion art collection. All my illustrations are transferred onto greeting cards which can be purchased via my art website . My new designs are really something different. It has a pop arty feel to it. You’ll totally love it.

My greeting card range will also be available to purchase in Brick Lane beginning of June so I’ll keep you posted. At present you can buy them at 4 Seasons Shop in Islington ( )

Below: One of my recent illustrations all done by hand.

Now I better get back to my emails as I have so many to reply to…


Friday, 18 April 2008

Joe Blake - The sexy, chic urban label i'm Loving!!!

I came across the label Joe Blake recently and absolutely love their creations!!

I caught up with the designer behind this amazing emerging label, Joanna Blake, to find out more in this brief interview…

How long have you been designing?

10 years

Do you come from a fashion background?

YES, I went to London College of Fashion

Tell me us a bit about your current collection?

Sexy, sassy, urban funk full of luscious tops and dresses that can be worn to bars and clubs and socializing.

What advice would you give to other aspiring designers?

Work very hard and keep striving.

Where can people purchase your clothing from?

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?

Owning a renowned fashion label.

Don't forget to check her out guys at

See you untill next time