Saturday, 17 May 2014

Anthropologie x Bath Spa Textiles

I've been quiet recently, but there is a reason, a very exciting one! The collaboration of the year has been unveiled. Over the Easter holidays we were asked by Anthropologie to paint a design inspired by nature within a 60cm diameter circle. This design could then have the chance of being displayed on the hoarding of the new Anthropologie store in Bath. The designs had to be painted in flat colour with acrylic paint; I drew and painted two designs, just to have more chance of one of them being chosen! The designs were photographed and emailed to the Anthropologie team and both of my designs were chosen, one to be painted onto a 1.2m diameter wooden circle and one 60cm circle.

Photos of the original designs are shown in the first two photos below, on the orange and yellow design I was asked to tone down the colours to fit with the theme of more delicate colours that Anthropologie wanted for this project. We only had three days to paint the designs onto wood, so I had help from other students on my course to get them painted in time. All of the painted wooden circles  were then fixed up onto the hoarding last Thursday and they will be there for all to admire until the shop opens on the 30th of May.

It has been a dream of mine to have my work in Anthropologie, ever since I read about a designer that had hand painted china on sale in the shop in an early issue of Mollie Makes. I never imagined that a collaboration with Anthropologie would happen so early, especially not in my first year of university. I am so excited to have my work on the shop hoarding that everytime I go into Bath now I make sure I walk past the shop to see my designs.
Above and below, the original designs on paper

Me with my finished painting on the Anthropologie hoarding
Me with my other finished design on the hoarding


Above and the photos below, some of the other designs painted and on the hoarding


Friday, 2 May 2014

Fashion Friday: A splash of yellow

As bright or as pale as you like, yellow is the perfect colour for summer. It has previously been a colour I have not worn, but I have recently been seduced by tweed jackets and chunky knits in the bright colour. Whether its lemon or sunshine shades, yellow brings stand out zing to any outfit.  Add a splash of grey and white and you have it made. Zara have the most perfect selection of garments in yellow, I have picked out a few of the best below. It stands testament to my newfound love for yellow that my next knitting project is a colour blocked scarf in yellow, cream and grey.


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