Yes it’s official, we love Karla Deras creator of Karla’s Closet. Apart from being utterly gorgeous she has bags of style to boot. Her blog is a constant distraction (I should actually be ‘working’ now but am undertaking the very important task of finding my favourite Karla outfit to put in this post) Take a look at some of her outfits below or go check out her blog, but I warn you, you won’t get much work done if you do…
We source our fabrics from around the world and we like to take inspiration from the countries of the fabric’s origin. We loved the Vietnamese Ao dai and wanted to base one of our designs on this elegant dress. The traditional Ao dai is made from silk but more recently they are crafted from patterend chiffons. The Ao dai is a full length fitted garment, worn woth loose fitting trousers underneath.
The Vietnamese make some stunning print fabrics especially for the creation of this full length dress. Rebecca found a print chiffon with a feather design that she fell in love with so we agreed to make a shorter version on the Ao dai shown below.
Our stretch lace pencil skirt is ace, even though we do say so ourselves. It’s super comfortable due to the stretch in the fabric and is perfect for workwear or evening wear.
Here’s some pictures of me pretending to have a job ;) taken by James Beattie – to see more of his photos check out his website http://cargocollective.com/jamesbeattie BTW some of his pictures are taken on a disposable camera, very impressive.
Here are some images of our recent photoshoot that we did with Rob Kicka and Paul Wolfgang Webster. I took a few snapshots to document the days events. As usual the shoot was not without it’s problems, from persistent rain and pesky united utility workers to inexplicably getting covered in sheep poo. It was all worth it in the end though, as from what I’ve seen so far the pictures look fantastic.
To take a look at some of Rob Kicka’s photography go to http://www.robertkicka.co.uk/
To make ourselves feel better about the upcoming winter months we like to get excited about the new trends that we’re into. We love the military trend as the camo jackets and italian army jackets look so cool. They are such a useful item to own and look great with skinny jeans and heels. We’ve started to dabble in a bit of vintage clothing so check out our military jackets below that you can buy on Asos Marketplace here
My neighbour James Beattie kindly helped me take these pictures. He’s a very talented chap as he also has his own clothing range called Rural and is pretty good behind the camera too.
Check out his photography here http://cargocollective.com/jamesbeattie
and Rural’s facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/RuralClothing
Rebecca and I run Huxton together but geographically very far apart. I spend my time between Manchester and Staffordshire and Rebecca spends hers between Bali and Vietnam. There does seem to be a bit of an imbalance which rest assured will be rectified very soon as I am planning a trip over there at the end of this year.
Until I see it all for myself I have to make do with Rebecca’s stories and photographs. I love hearing about and dreaming about the cuisine so Rebecca took some pictures of the local food market recently. I was slightly disappointed not to see any snaps of fried tarantulas on sticks so I have been promised these very soon. I’ve heard they taste like prawns, so come on Beck give them a go.