Friday, November 6, 2015

Miss Haberdash Christmas

It's been fun, but farewell Miss Haberdash and hello Miss Haberdash Christmas.
Come over to my new website to check me out. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Miss Haberdash is watching Dior ....

If your lucky enough to make a living from your creative skills Dior and I is a must see.

With a deadline looming and the worlds fashion press on his back Raf Simons has to produce his first haute couture collection for the House of Dior - no pressure then.

The film tracks the creative process from development through construction to the final reveal. It's a fashion film that literally brings the drama, passion and sheer hard work to life, a must see for all fashionistas.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Miss Haberdash visits Unfolding....

The flyer advertising Unfolding, New Indian Textiles shows a runway model wearing a brightly coloured sari, fluorescent yellow platform heels and fuchsia stockings, gorgeous and so high fashion.

Play Clan,  printed sari, Miss Haberdash 2015
I was excited, pity then the show falls a little flat. Yes, the colours are vibrant and the garments impressive in both concept and construction but they are let down by the gallery display. The textiles look uninspired against the galleries pink walls and ho- hum on the mannequins.

Jason Cheriyan & Anshu Arora, Miss Haberdash 2015
Goodness, thats a pretty tough critique! but decide for yourself it's showing at RMIT gallery, 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne, till May 30.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Miss Haberdash postcard China ....

My first trip to China was way back in the 80s so I was in for a surprise on arriving in Guangzhou. Huge public spaces are alive in the evening with families and tourists enjoying the cityscape. Modernist buildings stand tall illuminated by the latest LED lights, it's quite breathtaking.

Photo: W Hotel Guangzhou, Miss Haberdash 2015
Staying at the W hotel is the height of luxury with every detailed considered. Enjoy the art and then the view.
Photo: Library Guangzhou, Miss Haberdash 2015

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Miss Haberdash postcard from Atlanta ....

While most of you were busy packing away the Christmas paraphernalia, Miss Haberdash was packing her suitcase and embarking on a whistle stop world tour of the new trends for Christmas 2015. Yep, it all begins again.

First stop was Atlanta, Georgia, home to AmericasMart and one of the USA's largest Christmas trade fairs. It was bitterly cold but we had no reason to venture outside with hundreds of suppliers showing indoors.

Photograph: Miss Haberdash 2015
It really is a visual feast and inspiration overload. It was easy to get lost in this Christmas wonderland, stay posted as I reveal upcoming trends later in the year.

Photograph: Miss Haberdash 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Miss Haberdash and Mr Turner ....

In our house, going to the movies is a  New Year's Eve tradition. This year Mr Turner was my pick, Timothy Spall stars and brings the artist to life warts and all! Growing up in Bury, Lancashire, our local art galleries prize exhibit was Turner's Calais Sands. So I was already excited to discover more about the famed artist. As you would expect this BBC co-production looks fabulous, cinematography and costume design are a joy, highly recommended and a great way to bring in the New Year.

Calais Sands at Low Water,  J MW Turner, 1832, Bury Art Gallery

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Miss Haberdash Christmas....bell jars

They've been appearing in all the best homewares stores for some time now, but the bell jar or cloche is a terrific way to show off your Christmas collectables.
Originally a piece of scientific equipment, the bell jar was adopted by the Victorians to showcase or protect precious items. As a table centerpiece the large glass dome adds a bit of theatre and if you love  "bling" try filling the bell jar with lights.

But remember, only showcase the best of your collection, vintage baubles and glass finials look beautiful displayed like this but plastic baubles not so much!  Create your own winter wonderland in miniature it's charming and an easy look to achieve.,, commonground,