I am so excited! This week two of the t-shirts I designed for Boden were released in their Johnnie B AW14′ range! You can buy them HERE. (Age 16 is about an adult size 10/12!). The dog and the unicorn were illustrated by me. I am so happy they released the unicorn design as that was my favourite that I did for them. I did 4 other designs too, so perhaps they will be released at some point in the future. Above are some of the original drawings, hope you like them!
A couple of weekends ago, we managed to find some last minute tickets (cheers eBay) to one of the London Transport Museum’s secret underground tours! They always sell out pretty quick and rarely do them so it was pretty exciting.
I actually managed to get some photos of an outfit for the first time in… um ages?
So here is what I wore last Sunday – a trip to the closed underground station Aldwych (more on that soon – lots of photos to share!)
Dress: Mix tile print from Topshop
Boots: Dr Martens Faun Patent Chelsea boots (in the sale here!) I’ve worn these so much since I got them last year and they are still in perfect condition.
Sunglasses: Modern Cat Eye Sunglasses from Forever 21 – So cheap £4.50!
Collar: Mock shirt collar from COS (I don’t think they have it anymore but you can probably find on eBay. Or you can just wear a normal shirt underneath – H&M always do sleeveless ones.)
We asked at the hotel where to go for dinner on the first night, a girl at the bar recommended a Korean place called Kimchi Princess, we managed to book (just!) and I am so happy we did, as it was SO busy and when I looked online it had a lot of good reviews. So off we went!
I love seeing other people’s work areas/desks/studios/bedrooms, so here are some photos of mine. I was asked to do this a few weeks ago for a friends website, and only got round to it so thought I’d post them here too!
I don’t have a studio or a spare room to work in (London rent is already bloody enough) so use half my bedroom as a working area for my illustration work/drawing/photoshop marathons. I LOVE toys.. and do collect them. I have a few vintage Fisher Price wheeled animals and lots of Lapin & Me toys as I’ve drawn them quite a lot for the shop in the past year.
I found this Kewpie in a bin on Kingsland Road! Haha, I did have to wash it a lot, god only knows what it was covered in… The silver lamp above is Ikea and I love it.
I do try and change the pictures here up a bit, I don’t tend to put much illustration up as I prefer photos, paintings or bits of design (doing illustration kind of makes you sick of looking at other illustration and I also think it’s best if you don’t!). But I do have some vintage illustration bits up, alongside two recent artists Nathalie Lete and Yoshitomo Nara because they are two of my all time favourites. Also I’ve got a few bits of Ana Albero’s work stuck up, an illustrator from Berlin who’s work I really like.
A cute little pen I got from Berlin & below some MT tapes. (I LOVE STATIONARY, especially Japanese!).
So there we go, where I spend quite a bit of time! I hope you liked this sneaky peek of my flat!