October 31, 2012

we salute you mister finch

meet the talented mister finch
textile artist...he spends his days in his little studio in the UK drinking tea, listening to rain cd's and....
handmaking insects and animals in beautiful textiles & vintage fabrics
check out his etsy page here...but everything is sold at the moment, be sure to keep checking it for his new things

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October 30, 2012

v a v a v e l v e t . .

yes this has been a long time love affair.
everything velvet, velvet, velvet... lush, rich, bold.
certainly one of our most favourite velvet affairs is with furniture! there is something old world, bordeux, vintage and elegant about velvet furnishings...

Velvet is a type of woven tufted fabric in which the cut threads are evenly distributed, with a short dense pile, giving it a distinctive feel.
The word 'velvety' is used as an adjective to mean "smooth like velvet". Velvet can be either synthetic or natural.
types of velvet:
  • Crushed: This type of velvet can be produced by pressing the fabric down in different directions. It can also be produced by mechanically twisting the fabric while wet. The result is patterned appearance that is very lustrous.
  • Devore: This variety is produced with a caustic solution. This dissolves part of the velvet leaving sheer areas of fabric. Usually a definite pattern is produced.
  • Embossed: A metal roller is used to heat-stamp the fabric, producing a pattern.
  • Hammered: This type is extremely lustrous, appears dappled, and somewhat crushed.
  • Panné: Also a type of crushed velvet, panné is produced by forcing the pile in a single direction by applying heavy pressure.
  • Plain: Commonly made of cotton, this type of velvet has a firm hand and can be used for many purposes.
  • Silk: More expensive than plain velvet, this type is usually shinier and softer than the cotton variety.
  • Viscose: In terms of quality, this type is more similar to silk velvet than cotton velvet.
  • Velveteen is a type of imitation velvet. It is normally made of cotton or a combination of cotton and silk. It has a pile that is short (never more than 3mm deep), and is closely set. It has a firm hand, and a slightly sloping pile. Unlike true velvet, this type has greater body, does not drape as easily, and has less sheen. via    



wish upon a peony.

one of the many things we love about summer is that peonies are now in season!
we have more than an obsession with these big flamboyant flowers....
there is something about their large fluffy like petals that form their big thick bulbs... pastels shades, pale pink and off whites, they really do add such nostaligia to any setting. 
perfect for table centre pieces, weddings or to brighten any room.... think we will be popping out to buy some now!
fact:
The peony is among the longest-used flowers in Eastern culture and is one of the smallest living creature national emblems in China. Along with the plum blossom, it is a traditional floral symbol of China, where the Paeonia suffruticosa is called 牡丹 (mǔdān). It is also known as 富贵花 (fùguìhuā) "flower of riches and honour" or 花王 (huawang) "king of the flowers", and is used symbolically in Chinese art. via
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trying to heal the world...


we have stumbled upon a great article on eco-age about inspirational fashion designer Katharine Hamnett, (notorious for her slogan t-shirts) thought it was worth sharing...
Designer Katharine Hamnett is something of a fashion legend. A pioneer of the ethical fashion movement, the British designer’s iconic monochrome slogan tees have been snapped up by everyone from the Beatles, to Madonna, and Princess Diana. Never one afraid to put her point across, Hamnett audaciously sported her “58% Don’t Want Perishing” T-shirt to meet then PM Margaret Thatcher at Downing Street (the Iron Lady reportedly let out a “shriek of horror” on seeing her, before suggesting that she may be at the wrong party).
Now, flash forward to 2012, where the impending threat of global warming is ever-present. In honour of Climate Week and in collaboration with high street chain H&M and the Environmental Justice Foundation, Hamnett today launched a new T-shirt campaign in an attempt to highlight the human impact of global warming. “Save the Future”, the black letters proclaim.
“Fashion is quite useful as a tool for positive change,” says Hamnett, making reference to the modern fascination with models and celebrity. “There has been too much hot air, let’s do something now.” In recent years, Hamnett became increasingly frustrated with the fashion industry’s failure to take account of their environmentally damaging manufacturing processes, to the extent that she launched her own environmental clothing line, Katherine E Hamnett.
check out her website here and take a look at her other projects.... very inspiring.



October 29, 2012

DIY Delights...

check out this amazing blog cremedelacraft.
we stumbled upon it and it has lots of cute kitchy DIY ideas, from accessories to pieces for the home.
our personal favourites are the chalk board jars to the ombre vase. definetly worth a looksy if your feeling crafty!
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follow us!

if you havent already follow us on instagram!.... lots of fun to be had, great ideas and inspirations.
follow us at dear_september.
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breakfast of champions!

saturday finally arrived, the day of L hens!
in order to celebrate the whole day i threw a little morning tea in the hens honour.... big full belly's are the perfect thing when preparing for an evening of shenanigans.
teacake, fairy buns, fruit, yogurt, tea, tea, tea and more tea! 
here are a few snaps from the morning...
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October 26, 2012

over.all.

overalls are making a come back
and we are friggin excited!
the humble overall....
dates back to 1792, when they were created as work were or as the oxford dictionary likes to say ‘to be worn over the normal trousers to protect them’ the 1800’s saw the overall burst onto the scene in tough cotton as a staple uniform in the workforce, the early 90s saw the onepiece creep onto the scene in the fashion world...first as for children and then later for adults and now they are back! woo!
this tumblr page blows our hair back. really blows our hair back
hours and hours of endless entertainment
these our some of our favourites from awesome people hanging out together
Anthony Kiedis, David Bowie and Johnny Depp
Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart and Marilyn Monroe
b Dylan and Bruce Springsteen
Andy Warhol and Muhammad Ali
Freddie Mercury and Elton John

October 25, 2012

the bondafide bedfellows

last week we were lucky enough to sit down with the lovely team from the bondafide bedfellows
its the go-to website to find out the latest on what to eat, what to buy, what to listen to
check out our interview here...it was so much fun we love these guys!
check out the rest of their amazing website here...all you need to know!
 

October 24, 2012

animal instinct...

wild at heart... there is a little bit of animal in all of us.
whether your wild, tame, cooky or coy, we all have our match!
without it always being obvious fashion is always inspired by nature and its surrounds, shapes, colours, textures and form.
... which animal will you be!

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