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Pitti Uomo - 2024

Well, what a start to 2024 January was!After my first solo trip to Florence last year to visit the fair Pitti Uomo, I promised myself I'd visit again this year. Now, fear and self doubt crept in and nearly prevented that from happening, but deep down I knew I didn't want to break that promise. So with just over a week to go, I booked the flights. And gosh, I'm so glad I did.The first day of the trip was a bit of a mare, as it took a full days worth of travelling, which is crazy to think that Florence is only a two hour flight from London! But there was a highlight. On the same flight as me...

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The beginnings of the Baroque Collection

      Being an indecisive individual means that making patterns can be a lengthy process at times, there are just so many combinations of compositions and colours to be used- the pattern possibilities are endless! But when one comes together unplanned, it can be one of the most exciting surprises.Late one evening, around 11 o'clock (a time I'm sure most creative people would agree is the most lethal/best time for ideas), I decided to doodle in my sketchbook from objects that were close to hand in my room. One of those objects being from a pair of earrings my late Nanny Peg had given to me as she no longer wanted them. They were just too pretty not to...

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