Monday, October 25, 2010

Indonesia Expedition.

24th October 2010

It was by chance I was able to come to Indonesia specifically for sourcing materials and to investigate production factories. In Bali they are renown for their artisan handicraft work in leather goods and shoes for many years. Upon arrival at 6pm, I am greeted by Badrun and Sri and driven back to the villa where Sri has prepared a simple Indonesian dish of Kangkung vegetables, tempe and ayam goreng for dinner. The villa has no wifi and I’m sitting in the French restaurant next door, organising the schedule for the week while being surrounded by foreigners on honeymoon and the sound of live Gamelan throughout the restaurant. It is indeed a surreal contrast from our cold and dreary springtime in Sydney. After prepping the samples, quick night swim and turn in early to hit the ground running tomorrow morning.

Many thanks to Yoan for the heftily discounted flight, which I would not have been able afford without!

Below: Denpasar and SUV country, villa in Sanur.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

En route.

Only 2 days to go for the Indonesia Expedition. We will be undergoing sourcing and development for some new products. We will be documenting our journey.
Stay tuned for updates.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Love vintage.

One hour was definitely not enough time to have a good trawl through the Annual Vintage Clothing and Jewellery Exhibition.. I love to hear the stories about each piece and how tiny dates are handwritten on their swing tags. That 1940's Scottish single-breasted frock coat is for a military drummer, there is a small hook on the back where he once attached his drum to play for ceremonial marches.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

secrets and love letters.

After fleeing the turmoil of WW11, the grand daughter of Marthe de Florian a beautiful French actress, locked up her Parisian apartment for over 70 years. Only now has the untouched flat been opened upon her passing and a rare Giovanni Boldini painting of his muse Marthe has been discovered amongst many other works and love letters from the famous painter. I can only imagine what secrets, love affairs and mysteries that apartment must have housed...


via here and here.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Beautiful People.

This has got to be my favourite shot during Paris Fashion Week...

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Russh Magazine.

Our Stone Leather/Lambsfur Moto Jacket featured in RUSSH magazine's debut online shopping guide this month. =)