July 31, 2009 by amucklow
In Bath from September 2009. The shop will be located on Walcot Street, Bath. From the first first weekend of September 2009 until Christmas eve, customers will be able to view, try and purchase Enamore’s range, directly from our new seasonal retail premises. There will be a diverse range of Enamore eco-friendly clothing, lingerie and accessories with many pieces one of a kind or previously online exclusives.
The shop will also carry a selection of the gorgeous range of Nanny K cocktail hats, hair clips and fascinators. The shop will include a collection of original, pre-loved vintage items, including beautiful jewellery and re-vamped clothing.
125 years at M&S
100 years Selfridges
Two British institutions and high street giants are celebrating big birthdays this year.
Most of us can hardly have failed to have missed Marks ‘n’ Sparks 125th birthday, what with the penny bazaar and all the vintage packaging currently seen in store. The campaign offers comfort for the cash strapped recession swamped consumers. Harking back to the good ol’ days, also reminds customers how important M&S is as a feature on the British High Street.
With less stores around the UK, it may come as a surprise to those who manage to avoid Oxford Street, that up-market department store Selfridges is 100 years old in 2009. The brain child of an American named Harry George, yep you’ve guessed it, Selfridge, it opened in 1909 and according to some, effectively put London on the retail map. Selfridge wanted his new store to stand out from other department stores and to encourage people to part with their hard earned cash endevoured to make shopping a fun experience rather than a chore. The centenary celebrations at Selfridges focus on looking to the future and predicting where fashion will be in another 100 years.
More pics to follow soon…
July 30, 2009 by amucklow
July 28, 2009 by amucklow
A textile company called Taiwanese Singtex Industrial Company have been inspired by meetings in Starbucks and since most coffee grounds end up in the bin and ultimately in landfill what a fabulous way of recycling.
See this article in The Guardian for more info.
If any of you missed it there was an interesting programme last night on BBC Radio 4 about biomimicry. Though not directly related to fashion or clothing it is certainly worth a listen – the stories are inspirational and interesting.
July 27, 2009 by amucklow
Shop online for beautiful accessories – all fair trade. Check out the website for fab totes and small gift ideas.
July 24, 2009 by amucklow
Friends of CSF Junky Styling are excited to announce that they have been shortlisted for British Airways Great Britons Competition.
They would be really grateful if you could spare a few minutes to vote for them here.
Here is a bit of background information about the British Airways great Britons Competition…
BA is holding this competition to help talented British people promote their UK based skills throughout the world, as part of the pending 2012 London Olympics. Read more.
What Junky would do if they won:
They would show the big apple what London style is all about! Where the real heart and soul of proper English style and creativity comes from. The many generations of beautiful suiting fabrics and Harris Tweeds all combined with the unique and original designs of Junky Styling that make us an absolute necessary addition to the the vibrant streets of New York City!
Junky Styling would attract attention for the English Eccentric themed collections and at the same time show how accessible and polished ethically produced, recycled garments can be in terms of price and variety of stock. They would set up meetings with buyers from Barneys, Macys, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman.They will arrange in store promotions, trunk shows and live Wardrobe Surgery events to keep things fresh.
They would also show the range to boutiques on the Lower East Side, and in the West Village. They would check out the thrift shops and different outlets as a source of searching for materials, and look to catch up with other American brands that recycle like too.
They already have made contact with Parsons Design School, so would certainly hold recycling workshops there, and staying inspired, would like to perform wardrobe surgery on the classic British Airways uniforms from the past and present to illustrate our design talents in celebration of their new flightpath from London City airport to NY
Voting deadline is on 28th July 2009!!
July 23, 2009 by amucklow
CSF fav Julia Smith will be selling at the Kiosk for two days only.
She’ll be selling many items from organic cotton suits, bamboo/silk dresses to 80’s print clutch bags – a real steal at only a fiver!! A variety of products, so something for everyone. Special prices as one off sale for just 2 days.
Tell your friends and family– it’s beautiful fashion AND it’s ethical!!
July 22, 2009 by amucklow
Listening to my favourite programme on Radio 4 this morning – Mid Week I heard about a very interesting artist called Rosalind Wyatt. Some of you may already know her work but for those who don’t – check it out. Here are some pics – from the Guardian for a little taster.
Courtesy of The Gaurdian
Courtesy of The Guardian
Listening to Rosalind speak about her work and her background it is clear she is enthuasiastic about words and their meaning. Her work for The Stitch Lives of Others combines ‘Lettering, Life and Art’ and is divided into three parts, each part represented by a different garment, detailing a different story. The story begins (with the 18th century red, silk, brocade bodice shown above) with letters belonging to her husbands great, great grandfather and his family, these letters are reproduced in delicate detail on an antique bodice that was found among the collection of letters.
Here history is reproduced to become artwork in the present and the future while telling an important and interesting story. Rosalind was asked during her interview on Midweek whether she felt she might be destroying some important historical garments she responded that she was giving them more life and importance through her work.
Though she is only one of the guests on the show I thoroughly recommend listening to her talk – it is inspiring and insightful and highlights the link between our emotions, lives and the clothes we wear.
For more information about Rosalind Wyatt visit her website.