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Our interview with "The Bangalow Cowboy"

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Our interview with "The Bangalow Cowboy"

Ever come across people that intrigue you and you are just dying to have a talk to them? I had the fortunate chance of picking up Shanti Ananda after we had the little shoot together at the Mullumbimby Farmers Market last Friday in front of the puremeltchocolate.com stall. The subject was colour and what and why people wear them and i was lucky enough to interview him about this, something that i am always at odds with and that comes up time and time again at work when i talk to customers, you can find Shanti's thoughts here on youtube. I...

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On Sizes and Colors

On Sizes and Colors

More shots from the archives c2008. As a retailer of Artisan Clothing I am constantly asked for sizes that may not be comprehensible, in places where the major part of the population are as tall and as light framed as the woman on my right. Whom I need to bend down to be shot with. Due to the introduction of embroidery machines these women no longer wear Red or Blue (their colours from 2000) they now have a paintbox of extraordinary colours and designs to work with and despite an ethnologist's thoughts, we're on the side of how fantastic things have...

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Who is Frida Kahlo to you??? "Fridita"

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Who is Frida Kahlo to you??? "Fridita"

We all have some kind of personal connection to Frida Kahlo, most of us came across her in Art School. Our Art teachers talking about her non conventional life style and her paintings that were so confronting, blood, foetuses, ugly visuals for kids that placed seeds for our future.  She for me became the Woman i was most intrigued about due to her beautiful Clothing, her style and like me a "mono brow" wondering all the time how to get rid of it knowing that it was not cool as my contemporaries were plucking madly, to thin them or just...

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INCA & Mario Testino

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INCA & Mario Testino

Holding onto a copy of Vogue Paris April 2013 following a recent move, in order for it to become a continuing archive and inspiration for my passion.  Mario Testino's foray back to his place of birth to name his home and share with us some of the numerous treasures and icons this country has to share with the universe. Peru's Ancient Culture is made fun of, or if i look at it another way 'craft fully used' as a backdrop for his eclectic intentions to show us its abundant beauty. These countries I visit are dripping with inspiration and colour, tired...

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Muses & Mimicking

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Muses & Mimicking

Reading an instagram post this morning by @benoit_paille took me back to the year 1999 in Melbourne whilst juggling taking care of my Mother with Alzheimer's and running along side "Las Niñas Textiles" a Hosiery company called "Posie Hose" My intention for "POSIE HOSE" was to give Women in 1990's Australia, the variety of Patterns, Styles and Colours i had been used to living with in the UK in the 1980's by the reinvention of "Mary Quant" During that time we were all wearing our hosiery as tops in any pattern and colour you could find by cutting the crotch...

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