When I was eight years old my mum and my aunt went to have a personal colour analysis. They came home with little fabric swatches and talked amongst themselves about the experience.They where sisters but down to their personal colouring ended up with quite different colour palettes. I loved the look of the different fabric swatches they brought home and how they created a clear character of a personality through colour and texture. From that day I never saw my mum buy or wear any black items for her wardrobe. It would always be navy or grey, whilst my aunt would wear a lot of black. At that moment, as a curious 8 year old, I asked myself “what palette would I be?”.
The awareness that different people look good in different colours really stuck with me and because of this childhood experience I have embraced and taken these rules into account through my creative life when I create artwork for textiles and my scarves. Like in art I believe knowing some rules are key, if only so you can choose to brake them. I feel it is as important to subvert the rules of colour as it is to keep the character of colour palettes in mind whilst creating.
Here on my journal I share my personal style and show you how I incorporate pattern into my wardrobe and everyday life.
Shades of olive or khaki if you prefer have become my latest everyday colour of choice. Not long ago I only had ...Read More
Some days shades of grey, black and cream or white is the only thing I want to wear. For me this often ...Read More
Emerald green is an accent colour I always come back to from time to time. I love wearing this colour with black ...Read More
Can any illustration or print make a good useful wearable scarf? I will argue it is possible. Wearing conversational print can be ...Read More
I have talked about this before on this journal but the base colours in my wardrobe seem to stay the same season ...Read More
If you had to choose a version of this scarf to wear, which one would you prefer, the orange or teal? I ...Read More
When designing the Crown Jewels print scarf I had in mind creating a scarf that would work well with black, blue and ...Read More
In busy everyday life I personally find that dressing needs to be quick and easy. I’m sure I‘m not alone. The base colours ...Read More
My own wardrobe is an ever evolving mix of old and new like this easy olive green shirt dress black cropped jeans, ...Read More
A monochrome outfit with a flash of happy poppy red. I love wearing monochrome outfits but sometimes feel they need a lift ...Read More
Pink & Blue. I cannot get enough of this colour combo. So easy to wear in everyday life, well at least if ...Read More
Black & Maroon. For a moment Maroon became my new navy. I still like this colour alot and find it surprising easy ...Read More
Ochre and maroon. A slightly quirky colour combination. Warm and wintery. Ochre is a colour I used to think I did not ...Read More
It took more than twenty years for me to again appreciate the colour pink and the fact that it looks good next ...Read More
How many black dresses have you got in your wardrobe? I have a fair few but I never grow tiered of the ...Read More
Navy with a splash of colour. This scarf from my The Key To Happiness collection looks good with navy and denim but also works ...Read More
Not many weeks a year goes by without a day in a week where I end up wearing mostly black especially in ...Read More
Cobalt, ultramarine & electric blue. Suddenly these shades of blues could be seen everywhere. I own perhaps three items in these shades ...Read More
Dark navy blue with black and my monochrome fat cats scarf. This outfit ticks a lot of boxes. It's well within my easy dressing ...Read More