Collecting your thoughts

What would happen if you did a little sketch daily?  Or a little sentence?  And what if you didn’t hide them in a notebook, but PUT THEM UP on a wall, to see? I found this artist’s video interview today – she is talking about her exhibition (on urban decay) but she could have beenContinue reading “Collecting your thoughts”

Meet a tonic: Lisa O’Neill

I have just met Lisa O’Neill via the internet – she is a breath of fresh air and a newfound female friend.  A mum of 4 kids, lively, loving life and encouraging women to take responsibility for their own lives and happiness. Why? “I spent 25 years in the fashion industry, with all these unhappyContinue reading “Meet a tonic: Lisa O’Neill”

Couture Knitting (and tattoos), Scotland: Di Gilpin

Di Gilpin, a self-taught knitting designer in Scotland, speaks in this video about her collaboration with couture designers, including her shrug inspired by the White Witch in “the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” – and the tattoes of a Russian warrior princess.  As she points out, with a lacey knit worn over bare skin,Continue reading “Couture Knitting (and tattoos), Scotland: Di Gilpin”

Film Review: “Radiance” (Hikari)

Spoiler alert: I’ve seen this film and am about to talk about it.  However, I suspect that not many of you will have seen this Japanese film, with subtitles.  It’s precisely the sort of quality foreign film you go to a film festival to get a chance to see.  Here’s its official trailer:

Film Review: “The Gospel according to Andre”

Andre Leon Talley is a 20th century fashion icon: former creative director at Vogue, friend of many designers such as Karl Lagerfeld, Diane Furstenberg and fashion editors Anna Wintour and Diana Vreeland….. I’m just back from viewing the documentary on him at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.  Here’s the trailer: