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Shooting in the Sunshine!

Posted on June 15 2018

I’m always needing new images for the website and my social media (gosh, I love Instagram) so with the help of an experienced photographer/creative director, a new lens on my camera, some fabulous weather and – of course – my models (my decorative black and white cat and my beautiful friend Lavinia)  I was able to create two photoshoots in two weeks!

The first was for BE Home, my diffusion line which offers a range of statement pieces for the home.  The shoot was in conjunction with Brian Waring from Craft Editions and I was very excited to collaborate with Brian on styling our collections together.

BeHome is a new lifestyle concept, based around inspiring styling ideas, unique artwork and contemporary home accessories.  It’s based around my life-philosophy: investing in statement pieces = big style pay-off.  They make an impact on any sized room, adding balance to a large space or defining a smaller one.  No clutter, just one statement piece will transform that space.

Craft Editions aims to find inspiring makers, share their stories and showcase beautiful handmade pieces for the home.  It began life in 2016 to celebrate and promote craft, which is Brian’s passion. He travels extensively throughout the UK, Ireland and South Africa meeting master craftspeople and immersing himself in the world of making. You can read about some of these makers here.

The second shoot was with my long-time dear friend Lavinia. The sun shone down on her beautiful face as she had enormous fun trying out styling ideas with my scarves featuring designs from two of my collections, The Language of Flowers and Out of Africa, plus other statement pieces from my capsule clothing collection. 

I design for all women - no matter what age, shape or size - and I’m so proud to see my radiant friend, a mature ‘real’ woman, looking glamourous, confident and absolutely making these pieces her own!

Finally, I must thank everyone involved, including Carol at Brothers Oxford and Graham Vincent for his help with photography and creative direction